By Akhil D. 5th period
1. At what battle was Irish Woman Peggy McCormick's land used?
2. Which famous Texans are of Irish origin?
A) Sam Houston
B) Jim Bowie
C) Mirabeau Lamar
D) Edwin Moore
E) Stephen F. Austin
3) What basketball team represents the Irish?
Hugh O'Connor (Hugo O'conor)
One of the many important Irish Texans includes Hugh O'Connor. O'Connor was born in Dublin in 1732. In his later life, O'Connor got in trouble with officials, and he traveled to Spain to join the army. After serving in several places for the army, Hugh moved to Texas. In 1770, Hugh served as governor of Texas. O'Connor attended the laying of the cornerstone at the San Jose Mission Church.
Sam Houston, Stephen F. Austin, and Chief Bowles include a few famous Texans of Scottish-Irish descent
Another famous individual is Philip Nolan. Nolan was of Irish descent, and he was the first Anglo American to map Texas.
James Hewetson, James Power, John McMullen, and James McGloin were the first Irish Texans to get an Empresario Contract.
Peggy McCormick owned land in San Jacinto named the McCormick league. This in fact, was the land where the battle of San Jacinto occurred. Mrs. McCormick, an Irish-Woman, was not at her home during the battle. Once she returned to her land, she saw tons of bodies, and realized, that there had been a battle, Peggy found Sam Houston, and angrily ordered him to bury the bodies. Houston coolly refused, and Mrs. McCormick was forced to bury them.
Analysis Part 1
Analysis Part 2
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