Articles, Manuscripts, Letters, etc.
Articles Online
Refugio Co. History from "Around Matagorda Bay"
Includes Depositions of William St. John and Rosalie B. Priour
Linked w/permission

Our Irish Texans  
from "In Full the Millennium", program leaflet for 1997 McGuill Family Reunion held in Refugio
Linked w/permission

Old-Time Storekeeper -- Civilization's Advance Scout
by Clara V. O'Brien
Linked w/ permission.

"Greta Field, other blowouts talked about at folklore meeting"
by Henry Wolff of the Victoria Advocate, March 31, 2002
"Wild Man of the Navidad"
Various articles and links related to stories of an African-American 
eventually sold into slavery in Refugio Co.
If anyone has any further information and/or stories, please contact me.

Index to Tales of the San'Tone River Bottom
A Cultural History,  Volumes One and Two
Cryin' For Daylight
by Louise S. O'Connor
Linked w/permission

1946 - Altar Society Cookbook - Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church - Refugio
List of candy recipes and the contributor
Dispatches to U.S. Consulate
These are dispatches written to the U.S. Consulate between 1825 - 1844 and concerning Texas.  Abstracted are those that pertain to area of Southeast Texas.
US Consulate Dispatch #1 - D.W. Smith to Honorable Henry Clay - 1825
US Consulate Dispatch #2 - David Dickson to Honorable Henry Clay - 1826
US Consulate Dispatch #3 - David Dickson - Concerning V. Rolando - 1827
US Consulate Dispatch #4 - David Dickson - April 1827 
Concerning Guadalupe de Victoria and La Bahia
US Consulate Dispatch #5 - David Dickson - July 1827
Concerning consulate office of Matagorda and Dickson's resignation
US Consulate Dispatch #6 - David Dickson - July 1827
Table of Indian Tribes in Texas, residence and estimated number of warriors

Joseph E. Plummer - Letter to His Mother - December 1835
Courtesy of Paul Plummer

Letter from Father Querat of Refugio to 
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - May 1861
Concerns Odin abandoning them.  Mentions Byrne, Gregory and Marsh.

Letter from Father Querat of Refugio to 
Mother St. Pierre Harrison, R.U. Galveston, Texas - Nov 1861
Gives details of the death of Miss Adams.

Letter from Father Querat of Refugio to
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - Jan 1862
Concerning the death of Miss Augustina Adams.  Mentions the Fagans.
Letter from Father Querat of Refugio to
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - Feb 1864
References to Civil War conditions, new church in Victoria, 
and deaths of Joseph Fagan, Capt. Byrne, and Father Borias.
Letter from Father Querat of Refugio to
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - Mar 1865
References to buildings for Catholic school in Corpus Christi.  Mentions Gregory, Marsh and Byrne.
Letter from Wm. D. Barbour of Matagorda to
Archbishop Odin of New Orleans - Sep 1864
References to slaves, Avena and Silvia, James Byrne and Mrs. Stanley
Saloons and Gambling Houses
from the Memoirs of Judge William L. Rea

John Dunn  
This is an undated manuscript in the files of Msgr. Wm. H. Oberste at the Refugio County Library.

Gilliland Massacre
William (Johnstone)  Gilliland and his wife, Mary Barbour Gilliland,  were killed by Comanches in the early 1840's near Carlos Rancho in Refugio County.  This includes accounts of their daughter and two of the children's rescuers, plus probate records relating to the care of the children.

The Joys and Sorrows in the Life of 
Maggie Ethel Murphy Plummer
1905 - 1991
An Autobiography

This is a wonderful account written by Mrs. Plummer in 1990, at the age of 85.  
It is a warm and loving insight into her life, and it is well worth the look and the time it takes the pages to load.

Courtesy of Paul Plummer, Grandson

 James Power - Empresario - Lamar Papers Abstract
This is an undated manuscript in the files of Msgr. Wm. H. Oberste at the Refugio County Library.

Reminiscences of Mrs. Annie Fagan Teal
Permission granted by Harold Johnston, great great grandson of Annie Fagan and Peter Teal

Christmas Time in Years Gone By
A collection of articles, letters and photographs from Christmas Past in Refugio County
1830 - 1950

Dancing Was Most Popular Form of Amusement for Many Years - Dance 1896
Strauch Windmill - Refugio
Mrs. Joe Sneed's Travels - 1966

First Airplane to Land in Tivoli - Possibly in Refugio County
Three photographs - two of the plane and one of the pilot
Collection of Miss Maggie Tom, 1882 - 1973

Telephone Directories
Refugio Telephone Directory 1901


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