Irish Immigration to Texas
By Daniel Liu, 4th period Tx History
Ireland Corte de Arms (Coat of Arms)
1.Great Famine of 1840
2. End of 1800's land war.
The Irish people fled by the millions in the Famine of 1840, Ireland's population was greatly affected, as it has never recovered to the amount before the Famine
Irish Culture and influence in Texas.
The most notable person in Texas history who was Irish would probably be James Mcgloin.
James Mcgloin founded the main Irish colony in Texas, he was also a very well known political leader until his assassination in June 19, 1856.
Did you know?
His assassin was never found, but it is generally believed to be a person against the idea of him being Chief Justice.
There existence today can be seen by all the St. Patrick's day related festivities, and by the towns and area's settled and founded.
The Handbook of Texas, Vol. III; Branda, Eldon Stephen, ed.; Texas State Historical Association, Austin, 1976.
Encyclopedia Americana, International Edition, Vol. 21; Grolier Inc., Danbury, Conn., 1992.
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints; Farmer, David Hugh, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1978.
The Irish Texans; Flannery, John Brendan, The University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio, 1980.
Charles Adams Gulick, Jr., Harriet Smither, et al., eds., The Papers of Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (6 vols., Austin: Texas State Library, 1920–27; rpt., Austin: Pemberton Press, 1968). Rachel Bluntzer Hébert, The Forgotten Colony: San Patricio de Hibernia (Burnet, Texas: Eakin Press, 1981). William H. Oberste, Texas Irish Empresarios and Their Colonies (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1953; 2d ed. 1973).
Special thanks to google, TSHA.org , and tamu.edu for providing me links,documents, and other important material to my research.
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