A. Early Expeditions

1. Nolan's Expeditions

Nolan's expeditions had several men with Celtic names including:

Zalmon Cooley, Peter Ellis Bean, Harris

Simon McCoy, William Donely, John Murdoch

William Scott King, Michael Mahon,

Moore (born in Ireland), Reed, Joel Joseph Pierce,

and two brothers named House may have been Celtic. One of them referred to Bean, who was Celtic, as being his "contriman", since both of the brothers were from Virginia and Bean was from North Carolina it could be the Celtic connection to which he was referring.

2. Magee Expedition

Among the Americans with Celtic names in the Magee expedition were:

Joseph Carr, Scott,William McLane, John or Richard MacFarland,

Reuben Ross, Henry Perry, Daniel McClean,

John McClanahan, James Patterson,William Owens,

William Parker, John Adair, Captain McKim and

Samuel Davenport

3. Mina Expedition (Perry's Unit, June 1817)

Henry Perry, Major Gordon, Samuel Allen*, Michael Kelly, Patrick Hurley*,

John Smith*, David Slater*, William Thompson**, John Robinson**, Antonio Miller*,

William Patten*, John McKendry, Patrick McDermitt, John McHenry and John Bradburn

*Irish born **Scottish born

Most were killed, some did escape. One who did and hid in Mexico eventually to stay there was John Davis Bradburn of Irish ancestry from Kentucky.

4. Long Expedition (the second, from a list by Andrew Jackson Sowell)

Major Burns, Captain John Austin, Captain Johnson, Captain Williams, Lt. Eagan,

Stanely Williams, Lieutenant Elliot, Lieutenant Chase, Lieutenant Tobey, James Wilson, Doctor Allen,

and a man named Robertson or Robinson, a Sergeant Robinson or Robertson and men with the following last names: Patton, White, Black, Smith (2), McDonald, and Big and Little Patrick. The latter were father and son.

4 a. From a list in Nagadoches Archives


A document in Spanish from the Nacogdoches Archives lists the names, rank (or occupation), country of origin and religion of those captured at La Bahia. The transcription of names (Nombres), occupation or rank (Empleos), country (Patria) below are as transcribed without editing. The original document also listed the prisoner's religion (catholic or protestant).


Lista delos Yndividuos Aprehendidos en la Plaza de la Bahia q. se rindieron a discrecion despues de veinte y quatro horas de fuego a las 11 del dia 9 de Octubre de 1821. y se remiten presos a la comandancia Gral. con el Alf'z D'n Joaquin Saenz.


Nombres ...............................Empleos ............................Patria
Xayme Long ...................................General ........................................Americano
Simon Bourne .................................Mayor ..........................................Yngles
Guillermo Johnson .........................Capitan .........................................Sueco
Juan Austin ....................................Capitan .........................................Americano
Carlos Drennen .............................Capitan .........................................Americano
Jose Alexandro Tschitscherin ..........id ...............................................Polaco
Alexandro Williams ......................1'er Ten'te de M'a .......................Americano
Cs. Williams...................................... id .................................................id
Juan W. Smith................................... id .................................................id
Juan C. Smith ...................................id ..................................................id
Nathaniel Tobey ...............................id .................................................id
Tomas Chase ....................................id .................................................id
George Midkiff................................. id ................................................escoces
Carlos Ellioth .....................................id ................................................Yngles
Daniel Dubal ......................................id ................................................Americano
Samuel Allen .....................................Medico .......................................Yrlandes
Euardo Haustein ...............................soldado .......................................Prusiano
Jose Dirksen .....................................id .................................................id
Anatasio Varon de Rosenberg .........id .................................................id
Guillermo Miller ................................id ................................................id
Agustin Blaccher................................ id ...............................................Annoveriano
Miguel Kellyy ....................................id ...............................................Yrlandes
Carlos Evans .....................................Marinero ...................................Prusiano
Guillermo Thompson .........................id ...............................................escoces
Enrrique Wals ....................................id ...............................................Yngles
Guillermo Willson .............................soldado ......................................Americano
Juan Smith ............................................................................................Yrlandes
Juan C. Keller ...................................Marinero ..................................Americano
Alen White......................................... id
Juan Keys ..........................................id
Teeke F. Gebbes ...............................marinero ...................................olandes
Patricio Hurley ...................................soldado .....................................Yrlandes
Andres Anderson ...............................marinero.................................... ruso
Gasper Porton ....................................marinero ...................................Aleman
Juan Wieatt ...........................................................................................Americano
Black (Ysack)........................................................................................ id
Guillermo Lincoln ..............................soldado ......................................id
David Slater ..........................................................................................Yrlandes
Guillermo Pegan ................................soldado ......................................Americano
Juan McKendry ....................................................................................Yrlandes
Juan Robinsons .................................soldado ......................................escoses
Antonio Miller ...................................id................................................ id
Patricio McDermitt ...........................id ................................................Yrlandes
Guillermo Mcdonald .........................id ................................................Americano
Juan Sands........................................ id ................................................Americano
Guillermo Patten ...............................id ................................................escoces
Gregorio Carley ................................id ................................................Americano
Jose O. Mitchill..................................................................................... id
Carolos F. Brown ..................................................................................sueco
Pedro Moran ....................................presentado ..................................Frances
Juan Franco. Dorblet .......................id ..................................................id
Antonio Ortiz Alias Brincakhargtos ......................................................espanol
Thorp Robertson .............................Ten'te ...........................................Americano

5. Mexia Expedition of 1835

Among the Americans of Irish extraction in the expedition were:

John M. Allen, M. Conway, M. B. Gallagher,

Daniel Donnelley, Lambert, James McCormick,

R. McConnell, R. N. McGee, J. L. McManus,

R. McKaskill and many more.

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