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Moses Bain

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.

Baine, Moses
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.

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