10 weeks ago by The San Jacinto Descendants2019 Annual San Jacinto Descendants Member Luncheon May 4, 2019 at Fisherman's Wharf in Galveston Texas10 weeks ago 2
Congratulations to Nancy Burch! Good job, cousin!10 weeks ago 1
Looks like a great meeting. Wish I could have atended. Congratulations from Acapulco.10 weeks ago 1
Good job Descendants! Sorry I couldn't be there. Congratulations Nancy.
12 weeks ago by The San Jacinto Descendants2019 Battle of Flowers Parade (128th Anniversary). The San Jacinto Descendants (SJD) org shared a ride with The Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) Alamo chapter org this year. The first Battle of Flowers parade was in 1891 to celebrate San Jacinto Day and in that first year only descendants of Texas veterans, friends, and neighbors participated.12 weeks ago 1
Mike, I didn’t know you were VP - very impressive! Have a good business trip and glad we got to catch up this week.
22 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsSan Jacinto Descendant Members
2019 Annual Meeting Update The San Jacinto Descendants 2019 Annual Meeting is less than three months away. It is still scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Galveston but we have selected a great venue. We are meeting at the Fisherman’s Wharf Restaurant (2200 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX 77550) near the Strand for the annual meeting and Awards lunch. The business meeting will start at 10:00 am followed by the lunch at noon. Afterwards we will be given a VIP tour of the J. P. Bryan Museum, considered one of the best Texas History museums in the world ($12.00 Admission). Additionally, our guest speaker is Dr. Carolina Crimm, a highly recognized authority on Texas History. Her topic will be very pertinent to our members – “Land Grants for San Jacinto Veterans: The Horrors of Land Scrip and the General Land Office” We have not set up any special deals with local hotels for our out of town guests but below is a list of several that are close to our venue: The Tremont House – (409) 763-0300
Double Tree by Hilton – (409) 762-4141
LaQuinta Inn Galveston East – (409) 763-1224 In March you will receive the Annual Meeting mailout that will allow you to register for our meeting and lunch as well as pay annual dues and purchase SJD merchandise. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Lunch Maurice Stokes
President General NOTE: THE MESSAGE ABOVE WAS SENT TO SAN JACINTO DESCENDANT MEMBERS LAST WEEK (if you are a member and did not get the email, message us with your name and email address).
39 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsThanks to all who joined us at the SJD Social Event today at the Pioneer Memorial Log House! We enjoyed the socializing and discussing your ancestor's early history in Texas and at the Battle of San Jacinto.39 weeks ago 2
My family, all 7 of us, had a marvelous time! It was so great to meet people who have the same interest in history that we all share. Thank you for hosting such an inspiring social!38 weeks ago 2
I qualify through mu gr gr grandfather, Rev. Arter Crownover. Who do I contact to apply for membership? Email: [email protected]. many thanks.38 weeks ago 2
Nona Hoyer , I will email you later this evening when I get home. BTW, my gggrandfather, Andrew Crier, was with Arter at Harrisburg, too.39 weeks ago 1
I really enjoyed it, too, and visiting with everyone. Looking forward to the next get together!
41 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsGreat News San Jacinto Descendants! We’re having a good ole’ get together down in Houston in October. On Sunday, October 21, 2018 we are having a punch and snacks social from 2 – 4 pm at the Pioneer Log Cabin (1510 Cambridge, Houston, TX 77030). Bring yourself and your family to meet other San Jacinto Descendants and we’ll provide the refreshments. Meet new people and exchange stories about your famous and maybe infamous ancestor. If you plan on coming please send an RSVP to [email protected] with your headcount by Sunday, October 15. Parking will be available at the Log Cabin or next door at the Ben Taub Hospital Parking Garage (a free parking pass will be provided at the social). We’re looking forward to seeing you there. Maurice Stokes
President General PS: SAVE THE DATE FOR NEXT YEAR’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON IN GALVESTON, TEXAS ON SATURDAY MAY 4, 201941 weeks ago The San Jacinto Descendants 1
If you are an SJD member and you did not receive an email on this event, please send your name and email address to [email protected] to make sure we have your correct email on file.
63 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsCongratulations to Jim Bevill as the 2018 recipient of the San Jacinto Award given by the San Jacinto Descendants organization. This award is presented to an adult citizen of the State of Texas who has demonstrated a commitment to preserving Texas history and who possesses the highest level of patriotism, leadership, and service to the State of Texas and their local community. Members of the San Jacinto Descendants are not eligible for this award.
64 weeks ago by The San Jacinto Descendants2018 Battle of Flowers - 127th Anniversary - The San Jacinto Descendants organization maintained a presence at the parade this year. The wreath was presented to stand in front of the Alamo. Hopefully our organization can increase the presence in future years with increased participants and an improved carriage design to eventually win First Place in the carriage category. The first Battle of Flowers in 1891 was the origins of what's now called Fiesta and was started to celebrate San Jacinto Day where in that first year only friends, neighbors, and descendants of the Texas veterans participated. It's amazing what Fiesta has grown into over 127 years.
64 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsThis is a picture of San Jacinto Descendants after the 2018 San Jacinto Day ceremony at the Monument auditorium on 4/21/2018. The professional photographer left the ceremony before taking our picture so thankfully a friend captured this picture.64 weeks ago 2
Missed being there with you all. Next Year....64 weeks ago 1
My cousin 7 generations back was at San Jacinto! And he was the first Sheriff of Travis County!
66 weeks ago by The San Jacinto Descendants2018 Sam Houston Award recipient Fred Mead for Commitment To Preserving The Memory of Texas and The San Jacinto Veterans.
68 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsThis Facebook Page is in support of the following mission of The San Jacinto Descendants organization and not for sharing or discussing political views. Any political posts that find their way on to this site, by any avenue, will be promptly removed.
Thank you for your comments and support. Mission
1. Fostering the preservation of documents and relics. 2. Fostering a more comprehensive knowledge of Texas history in schools and public bodies 3. Locating lost graves of the San Jacinto heroes 4. Promoting the observance of San Jacinto Day, April 21st.68 weeks ago 1
Thank you! I was wondering about that after the strange post over the weekend. Glad to know it didn't belong here!68 weeks ago 1
I could use some help locating a grave, but not getting any responses to my emails I'd also like to become a member68 weeks ago The San Jacinto Descendants
I'm sorry you did not get an email response. Here is my recommendation: 1) To obtain an official membership application form, please email the Registrar General. You can find the email for the current Registrar General by clicking on their name on the following "Contact Us" website page. 2) For discussion related to locating a grave, please email the current current President or Vice President on the same "Contact Us" website. Thank you.
116 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsYour representatives on the carriage waiting for the parade to begin.116 weeks ago 1
That looks different from last year, did they get a new carriage this time?116 weeks ago The San Jacinto Descendants
It's the same carriage, but we forgot the San Jacinto Liberty Flags that we put on the carriage last year.116 weeks ago 1
Great pictures y'all. Was it as good as last year? How manyriders did you have?116 weeks ago The San Jacinto Descendants
It was fun. We missed you and Mary this year.
117 weeks ago by The San Jacinto DescendantsCongratulations to all of this years award winners! Be sure to visit http://sanjacintodes...ants.org/awards/ to learn more about them.117 weeks ago The San Jacinto Descendants
Very Nice addition Mike Lemen