John Salmon Ford papers 1838, 1844, 1858-1866, 1869-1876, 1883-1896, undated bulk 1861-1865
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Captain John James Dix had long and varied military and civilian careers in Texas. He was born in Michigan on March 24, 1826. His family emigrated to Texas, arriving in February 1834, and settled at Coles Settlement, renamed Independence in 1836, in Washington County. In 1845, during the U.S.-Mexican War, he went to the mouth of the Rio Grande and worked as a sutler's clerk and as a horse drover for the Army quartermaster. After the war, he settled in south Texas, west of the Nueces...
John Salmon "Rip" Ford (1815-1897) was a physician; soldier and military commander in the Mexican War and Civil War; elected official in the Texas Senate and House of Representatives; and editor of the Texas Democrat and the Brownsville Sentinel. From the description of Ford, John Salmon "Rip," papers, circa 1836-1896. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 319168288 Born near Greenville, South Carolina, on May 26, 1815. Came to Texas in June 1836 and served as...