Here is some family
history. This is my great great great grandfather, who was a Texas
pioneer. I found the grave stone of a cousin in Hamiltons Bawn, Co.
Armagh, N. Ireland (Mullabrack C of I Church), but the trail is cold. I
got my information from a cousin who did her research the old fashioned
way and has all the documentation. She's also a past president of
genealogical societies, although at present she is suffering from the
effects of a stroke.
I published this in the LoneStar Genealogy.
Moses Baine was born in Hamiltonsbawn, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland in
1800. After a series of bad crops, he decided to leave his parents, George
and Sarah Baine, and head to the United States. He arrived in Baltimore,
Maryland in 1827. He taught school there, and in Feb. 1830 married a girl
of Irish descent, Cecelia Inglesby. Sailed to New Orleans, April 1, 1830,
then by water to Brazoria, Texas. Landed there April 6, 1830. Continued to
San Felipe de Austin, where he taught school until September 1832. May 9,
1831, he received a league of land in Austin's Colony on the east side of
the Brazos River. Baine moved to Washington County in 1837. Mr Baine was
issued Bounty Certificate (first class headright certificate) #8096 for
320 acres of land March 18, 1838 for having served in the Army from March
5 to June 5, 1836. (this was in the Battle of San Jacinto to avenge the
loss by the Texians at the Alamo). He served in Company A, First Regiment
(Captain Phillip H. Coe) of the Somerville expedition to the Rio Grande,
October 17, 1842 to January 17, 1843.He was one of the organizers of St.
Peter's Episcopal Church in Brenham. He died May 28, 1864, two and
one-half miles west of Brenham. (His son William died in the Battle of New
Hope Church in Georgia that same day). Mrs. Baine died October 16, 1876.
Moses and his wife had 9 children who survived infancy, and many
descendants in Texas and the West.
He is buried in the Prairie
Lee Cemetery in Brenham, Texas. There is a Texas State Historical marker
on his grave. He was also placed on the Honor Roll of Battle Heroes on the
San Jacinto Battleground bronze plaque.
Contributed by: Lucia W. Perry on September 17, 2003.