Power-Hewetson Colony: Interpreting the Irish's Importance in Refugio and Aransas Counties and the Texas Revolution

Educational Packets

    The educational packets provided below are for teachers of 4th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  The packets contain a lesson objective and questions that the students should be able to understand and answer after the lesson.   The packets include a contextual essay, answers to the essential questions, content that should be discussed during the lesson, and suggestions for classroom activities.  This page also supplies examples of the primary sources available to the public in certain archives and libraries.  These types of activities allow teachers and students to participate in the creation of a collective memory on these Irish colonists.


Share Personal Stories, Photographs, Etc., at Power-Hewetson Colony website: http://powerhewetsoncolony.omeka.net 
            
    This allows many people to access and share their knowledge of the Power-Hewetson Colony and Irish colonists. To contribute and share personal stories, photographs, and historical documents the public can e-mail items that relate to the Power-Hewetson Colony and Irish colonists at powerhewetsoncolony@gmail.com.   


    The Texas soldiers need to be remembered as individuals to understand the reasons Irish immigrants moved to Mexico and fought for independence from Mexico. 
settlers_educational_packet.pdf
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texas_revolution_participants_educational_packet.pdf
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Sources

Excel Spreadsheets
power-hewetson_table_1.xlsx
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irish_texas_revolution_participants.xlsx
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Refugio County Clerks Office
general_index_to_deeds_1_pg._p.pdf
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The following is the citation for the General Index to Deeds:
Refugio County Clerks Office. General Index to Deeds. Section P, Page 1.
james_hewetson_grant.pdf
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The following is the citation for James Hewetson Land Grant:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Transcribed Records A-B-C. Coahuila y Texas to James Hewetson, November 19, 1834. Section A 130, Page 73-75.
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The following is the citation for James Power Land Grant:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Transcribed Records A-B-C. Coahuila y Texas to James Power, October 20, 1834. Section A 128, Page 72-73.
james_powers_will.pdf
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The following is a citation of James Power's Will
Refugio County Clerks Office. Probate Minutes A-B-C. County Court Refugio County for the Settlement of Deceased Persons Estates, James Power, 
    September 1852. Section B5.
thomas_oconnor_grant.pdf
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The following is a citation of Thomas O'Connor Land Grant:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Transcribed Records A-B-C. Power and Hewetson to Thomas O'Connor, September 27, 1834. Section C 216, Page 440-441.
thomas_oconnors_will_part_1.pdf
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The following is a citation of Thomas O'Connor's Will:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Probate Minutes E. Estate of Thomas O'Connor deceased, November 9, 1887. Section E 276.
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The following is a citation of Thomas O'Connor's Will:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Probate Minutes E. Estate of Thomas O'Connor deceased, November 9, 1887. Section E 276.
walter_lamberts_grant_nov._1_1834.pdf
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The following is a citation of Walter Lambert Land Grant, November 1, 1834:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Transcribed Records A-B-C. Power and Hewetson to Walter Lambert, November 1, 1834. Section A 36, Page 18-19.
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The following is a citation of Walter Lambert Land Grant, November 27, 1834:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Transcribed Records A-B-C. Power and Hewetson to Walter Lambert, November 27, 1834. Section A 40, Page 21-22.
walter_lamberts_will.pdf
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The following is a citation of Walter Lambert's Will:
Refugio County Clerks Office. Probate Minutes A-B-C. County Court Refugio County for the Settlement of Estates of Deceased Persons, Minors and Lunatics 
    & C, Walter Lambert, October 1865. Section C 315.
Texas General Land Office, Land Database: http://www.glo.texas.gov/cf/land-grant-search/index.cfm
power-hewetson_contract_spanish_version_part_1.pdf
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power-hewetson_contract_spanish_version_part_2.pdf
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This is the following citation for the Power-Hewetson Contract (Spanish Version):
Power-Hewetson Contract and Letters. Folder No. 1-2. Box 43. Spanish Collection. Texas General Land Office.
power-hewetson_contract_english_version_part_1.pdf
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This is the following citation for the Power-Hewetson Contract (English Version):
Power-Hewetson Contract and Letters. In Record of Translations of Empresario Contracts, 139-150. Spanish Collection. Texas General Land Office.
walter_lambert_court_of_claims.pdf
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The following is the citation for Walter Lambert Court of Claims:
Court of Claims. Walter Lambert, Grantee. Land Grant Database File #004730. Land Grant Database, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land
     Office, Austin, TX.
http://scandocs.glo.texas.gov/webfiles/landgrants/pdfs/1/9/4/194391.pdf.
Access August 15, 2011.
thomas_oconnor_court_of_claims.pdf
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The following is the citation for Thomas O'Connor Court of Claims:
Court of Claims. Thomas Oconnor, Grantee. Land Grant Database File #006209. Land Grant Database, Archives and Records Program, Texas General Land
     Office, Austin, TX.
http://scandocs.glo.texas.gov/webfiles/landgrants/pdfs/1/9/5/195876.pdf. Access August 15, 2011.
Texas State Library and Archives Commission
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The following is the citation for the Letter from Sam Houston to James Power, December 28, 1835 with the Call Number 2-22/149 and Folder Number 0205:
Sam Houston to James Power (December 28, 1835), Andrew Jackson Houston Collection. Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library
    and Archives Commission.

Online Sources

The Handbook of Texas Online: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online

Perry-Castaneda Library Map Collection: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/texas.html see specifically:

         Carte de Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne/ 1750-1760 c.: 
                    
http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=0045

       Mexico and Internal Provinces: Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Mexico/ 1822c.:
               http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=0360

       Mapa de los Estados  Unidos de Mejico/1828:       
                
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/cgi-bin/aris/maps/maplookup.php?mapnum=1022

Texas State Library and Archives Map Collection: http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/arc/maps/index.php   seespecifically:


        
Spanish Missions, Presidios, and Roads in the 17th and 18th centuries:
                    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_texas/texas_spanish_missions.jpg

           Land Grants and Political Divisions, 1821-1836: 
               
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_texas/texas_land_grants.jpg

           Texas 1835:

                   
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/bradford-texas-1835-01.jpg

           Texas 1839:

                    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/bradford-tx-1839-01.jpg
            
            The Viceroyalty of New Spain, 1786-1821
                http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/new_spain_viceroyalty.jpg

            Political Divisions of the Mexican Republic Federal Constitution of 1824:         
               
    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/political_div_1824.jpg

            Ireland 1808:

                    http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historical/ireland_1808.jpg

Texas State Library and Archives Commission-Texas Declaration of Independence: 
     http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/republic/odeclar-01.html

Texas State Library and Archives Commission-Texas Treasures-Stephen F. Austin: 
    http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/treasures/giants/austin/austin-01.html


Created By: Kaitlin E. Wieseman
August 2011