"Texas, by God"
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Eddie Lanham
Murrell Gang
Wed Aug 8, 2018 06:09

I am searching for information on the John Murrell Gang's operations near San Augustine Texas 1836. One of their members, a man named Eaton, robbed and murdered Georgia General Alexander Ware near Ware's land just west of San Augustine. Ware came to Texas in 1835 and served in Capt. Thomas S. McFarland's Company during the war for Texas independence. We have not located his grave-site.
Newspaper article: "Macon (GA), July 7—We are informed by a Mr. Clark, a gentleman recently from Texas, that General Alexander Ware, Formerly a resident of Fayette county (GA), in this state, was murdered in Veilon Zavalla Colony, about the last of May. He was traveling with a man by the name of Eaton, by whom he was shot and robbed of his money. Eaton was pursued into the United States, but it is not known whether he has been taken".
The Murrell gang was large in number and operated from Georgia to Texas and beyond. These men were NOT gentlemen outlaws.

Thank you.

    • Doc Holliday link?David, Wed Aug 8 13:34
      Do you happen to know, by any chance, if your “Georgia General Alexander Ware” was related in any way to Permelia Ellen Ware, who was married to John Stiles Holliday, MD (and lived in Fayetteville,... more
      • Murrell GangEddie Lanham, Wed Aug 8 18:59
        Yes they were related.
        • Permelia WareDavid, Thu Aug 9 12:26
          was Doc Holliday relative author/researcher (Doc Holliday: A Family Portrait ...) Karen Holliday Tanner's ggreat grandmother. David
        • Murrell GangEddie Lanham, Thu Aug 9 05:07
          I am out of town, but if my memory is correct Permelia's grandfather and Alexander Ware were brothers.
          • It may actually be David, Thu Aug 9 12:43
            her uncle/father's (George Washington Ware) brother (?) you are speaking about as otherwise the dates don't quite work out right from what I can gather from your original post? Karen gave me all her... more
            • WareEddie Lanham, Thu Aug 9 18:48
              As I stated, I am out of town so this is by memory. Alexander and James were brothers. James had son George. George had daughter Permelia.
              • Correct, George WashingtonDavid , Thu Aug 9 21:57
                Ware’s (father of Permelia) father was James Ware, Jr.; mother was Letitia. David
                • Doctors Day!David, Thu Aug 9 22:32
                  Also of note, Jame’s Cousin Elizabeth had a son by the name Crawford Long who “discovered” anesthesia (ether). “"Doctors Day" is celebrated on March 30 every year to commemorate Long's... more
    • Enjoyed thisJames Wright, Wed Aug 8 10:59
      Thank you
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