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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sons of the Republic -Thompson / Erickson

The Sons of the Republic of Texas.  Paducah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing, co-published by Mark Thompson.  2001.  190 pages, 8 ½ x 11, hardback, indexed by personal name.  ISBN:  1-56311-603-0, Price: $54.95


Joe Erickson provides the introductory essay on colonial history.   Thereafter, a documented history on the Sons follows;  along with the smaller group, the Knights of the Order of San Jacinto, with a directory of those members of 1941 onward.  The bulk of the volume is a biographical directory of many, about 300, members of the SRT, old and new.  These entries are enriched with photos of portraits, group shots, maps, headstones, historical markers, and homesteads.  The biographies range from full pages to short memorial statements, including Robert Wynn Blanton (among the several cited Blanton Sons) who after World War II died, while still a young man and a sophomore student at SMU, of drowning in Galveston in 1949.  If you have wondered who sired the Texas American colonial population, here is your guide.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the plug. Steve