Haby, Jacob, b. 10/16/1833 Alsace, started to TX 1844 with dad Jacob (d. 1853), mother, one brother Louis, a sister Paris; his mom was a Kempf; one brother Nichalus preceded the others; one other brother, George, served as Capt. on the frontier
Haby, Nichalus, b. 1821 Alsace Germany, came to TX 1843 with his brother Joe; 1846 he went back to Germany to bring his father, brothers (George, Jacob, Ambrose & Andrew) and sisters (Mary, Margarette) to the U.S.; mom was already dec. by this time; they settled on the west bank of the Medina River; he enlisted in the Rangers 1846 in the Mexican War under Capt. Veach; his son Frank grew up to become a well-to-do stockman
Hall, W.S., b. 12/17/1829 Athens ME; came to TX 1858; he had at least 2 sons: W.S. Jr, James Beck Hall; a brother died in the early 60's
Hankins, J.M., b. 1851 near Prairie Lea, Caldwell Co.
Haynes, John James, b. 8/6/1843; s/o Charles who fought for TX Independence; John was one of 3 sons; had a younger brother named Charlie; he joined the Confederate Army at age 18 and served for 4 years; had 2 daughters: Violet, Susie
Hickok, S.A., b. 12/8/1842 Columbus OH, went to IL abt. age 24; brother came with him to TX
Highsmith, Benjamin Franklin, b. 9/11/1817 Lincoln Co. MS, d. 11/20/1905; s/o Ahijah Morris Highsmith (he was in British War of 1812) and Deborah Turner; came to TX 1823 with his father and other family; joined Rangers at age 15 by lying about his age, Capt. Buckner's company; 1835 he joined Capt. John Alley under the command of Col. John H. Moore at the Battle of Gonzales; married 1st cousin Elizabeth Turner 1853 and they had 13 children; lived in Bandera Co. on Blanket Creek 1899; he rememberd David Crockett going into the Alamo with: George Kimble, A.J. Kent, Abe Darst, Tom Jackson, Tom Mitchell, Wash Cottle, Albert Fuqua (age 16) and John Gaston (age 16), all from Gonzales, all died.He is supposed to be the last man to see and carry a dispatch from those at the Alamo.
Jackson, George, s/o Tom Jackson who was killed at the Alamo; killed at the battle of Bandera Pass, 1841
Johnson, Eli, came from Montgomery AL to TX 1856; joined Ranger company 1860 led by Capt. Peter Tumlinson; m1. 5/22/1861 Miss Melissa Tucker (d. 3/16/1865), m2. 2/22/1869 widow Mary Adams nee Lawhon (d. 4/22/1892), m3. Miss Mildred E.J. Hurley 6/10/1894
Johnson, Gus, killed by lightning 1882
Jones, Mahalia, b. 1825 Granger Co. TN, her G.father was Joseph Yaden (Revolutionary soldier who was a drummer boy at Bunker Hill); m. John A. Jones and moved to Indian Spring on Myrtle Creek; had several children; 1867 her son Andy chased Indians; her brother Delaney Capps came to TX in 1850 and worked for Gen. Ed. Burleson; Delaney's son-in-law was Felix Kyle of Sink Springs
Jonnes, Joe & Vincent, brothers killed by indians 12/1846; Joe was 17 yoa
Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest TX by Andrew Jackson Sowell; Facts Gathered from Survivors of Frontier Days, Argosy-Antiquarian, Ltd NY, first pub. 1900
The Trail Drivers of Texas-Interesting Sketches of Early Cowboys and Their Experiences on the Range and on the Trail During the Days That Tried Mens Souls-True Narratives Related by Real Cowpunchers and Men Who Fathered the Cattle Industry in TX, orig. compiled by J. Marvin Hunter, 2nd printing 1986