Gone to Texas - Family Migrations
When Texas Territory was first opened to settlers by the Mexican government, it would not be a rare thing that a family member, friend or traveler would come upon a homestead or cabin with a simple note posted somewhere on the premises: "GTT" letting people know that they and perhaps their family have "Gone to Texas"
Our families have been it Texas from the early colonization: there were BYNUM's and MURPHREEs who fought in the Texas Revolution. But on this page, I am going to concentrate (for now) on the post-revolution ancestors.
|Ancestor||Date of Emigration||Migration, History & Sources|
|John Burton Craig||ca 1837||b. 1796, Asheville, Buncombe Co, NC; graduated from college ca 1822, Raleigh, NC. Migrated before 1833 to AL and married Unk. Migrated with his son, John b. 1833 (and possibly others) to Texas ca 1837.|
|Thomas Young||1837-1838||Our Young family was in TX in 1838 when Nancy Young b Dec 1814, TN married John Burton Craig on 19 Dec 1838 in Clarksville, Red River Co.|
|James Bynum||ca 1840||s/o Asa Bynum and Rebecca Murphree. His youngest son was born in Shiloh, Houston Co, TX 1841. His probable father-in-law, Stephen F Box was minister of Shiloh Methodist Church in 1834 (per historical marker)|