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Posted on: December 5, 2016

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECOGNIZES TEXAS REVOLUTION HERO ELDER B. BARTON

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Commissioners Court honored a true Texas Revolutionary hero and soldier with the approval of a resolution in support of Elder B. Barton. 

Born in New York City, Barton joined the Texian army in March 13, 1836. 
Led by General Sam Houston, the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836 was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.

The Texian Army was a military organization consisting of volunteer and regular soldiers who fought against the Mexican army during the Texas Revolution.


Barton was honorably discharged from the army in October 1836 and moved to Matamoros, Tamalipas where he met wife Santitos Balli. Together they moved to Brownsville to start their family.

Gloria Champion Garcia, Barton's great granddaughter, thanked Commissioners Court for the resolution on behalf of her family.

"It's been quite an honor to see his name living on in the county of Hidalgo," said Garcia. "We wanted to bring his name back to life because he is a hero of the Texas Revolution."


During their lifetime, the Bartons lived in several towns across the Rio Grande Valley.  Barton was involved in several endeavors and careers.

"We're very happy Commissioner Cuellar did this for us especially since we live in his precinct. We appreciate the entire Commissioners Court along with Judge Ramon Garcia for showing support, and we're especially grateful for the historic marker that was created in his honor," said Garcia.

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