Twig Tree And Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn

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  • Name: Elijah Isaacks
  • Given Name: Elijah
  • Surname: Isaacks
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 23 APR 2006
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    From Moore Milestones Melaney Moore-Dodson's Ancestors
    http://www.cdlr.tamu.edu/mmdhome/
    melaney@acs.tamu.edu

    Aft 1797 Moved to Tennessee
    Aft 1800 Moved to Pike County, Mississippi
    1822 Moved to Texas

    The First Settlers of Jasper Co., TX, by Gifford White, From the originals in General Land Office and the Texas State Archives, Austin, TX, copyright 1984, Giffford White., p. 41-42
    COLONIAL GRANTS IN JASPER Co., TX (from the earliest grants of land in Texas, made by Spain. The names as they appear in the General Land Office record can be considered legally correct, there seem to be some spelling errors. The names have been copied here as printed.)
    No 20, Isaaks, Elijah, 1 league, 20 Jun 1835, No. 695, Vol. 22 (General Land Office Records, Texas Archives)
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    1850 Census of Jasper Co., TX
    From the book "Your Ancestors of Jasper Co., Texas", The re-reading of the 1850 Census with Marriages matched to the heads of households and some places of burials.., Compiled by Helen S mothers Swenson, Indexed by Frances Terry Ingmire, Copyright, 1981.

    Page 1
    page 220--Sept 17, 1850
    Dwelling/Houses numbered in order of visitation. Families numbered in order of visitation.
    4/4 Elijah Isaacks, m. 75, Farmer, Property Value $3000, born in SC
    James Morgan, m. 22, Laborer, born in NC was living with Elijah
    MMD Notes: (This probably means Elijah's wife Esther died before 1850 as she is not shown on this census) Also from e-mail from Scott Walters Elijah's mother's maiden name was Morgan, so James was probably a nephew? or son of one of his mother's brothers?? MMD Notes.. this gives credence that Morgan is in this line as in Mary Morgan Wallace!!

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    145/146 Alford Isaacks, m. 29 Farmer, Property Value $1000, b. Miss
    Sarah f. 23, b. Miss
    David M. m. 7, b. TX
    John Tyler m. 5, b. TX
    Elija J. m. 3, b. TX
    Andrew F. m. 1, b. TX

    Alford was possibly a son or grandson of Elijah above.

    Census of 1850 confirmed by Melaney Moore-Dodson, 1/20/98, p. 451, stamped page 220, enumerated by Wm. S. Keaghey. Alford Isaacks was on p. 471, stamped 229. enumerated 12 October 1850 b y Wm. S. Keaghey.

    Elijah and Esther were part of the Old 300, Austin's colony: Go to Moore Stepping Stones, URL : http://www.cdlr.tamu.edu/mmdhome/Stepston.htm and see Austin's Old 300 Colony.
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    e-mail received on1-29-97
    I can find information on an Elijah ISAACKS and other ISAACKS, but it is in Jasper, Co. In the "Citizens of Texas", Vol. 3, 1840 Land Grants, Elijah ISAACKS arrived in Texas before 1830 and received 1 league and 1 labor of land. In Vol 2, Tax Rolls, an Elijah ISAACS is listed owning 4,428 acres of land (Jasper, Co.) 1 slave, 20 cattle and 1 wooden clock.

    David Roberts
    e-mail received on 1-30-97
    In "The New Texas Handbook of Texas" Elijah ISAACKS is listed. This is probably the one you are inquiring about as it list his wife as Ester (or Hester) Donaho.

    You may have this information. If you do not have the information for "The New Handbook of Texas", I will send it to you by e-mail. Its not that much to copy.

    "The New Handbook of Texas" in 6 Volumes, Austin, The Texas State Historical Association, 199 6, Vol. III, page 876
    ISAACKS, ELIJAH (1775-1859). Elijah Issacks, early East Texas settler and delegate to the Convention of 1832, the son of Samuel and Mary (Wallace) Isaacks, was born in South Carolina on February 22, 1775. He married Esther (or Hester) Donaho in 1797. By 1809 he was living in Pike County, Mississippi. After serving in the Mississippi Territorial Militia during the War of 1812 he moved to Texas. Family tradition holds that Isaacks arrived in Texas on January 10, 1822, although the illegal nature of such an early migration led him to subsequently to declare the date as 1830 before Mexican authorities. In any event he was one of the earliest white settlers in Bevil's Settlement and later secured a tract along Walnut Run. Isaacks served as a delegate from the Snow River district in Tyler County to the Convention of 1832. At this convention, in San Felipe de Austin, he served on two committees, one to study the future of settlement east of the San Jancinto, and one to consider a petition for establishing a state government separate from Coahuila (see COAHUILA AND TEXAS). He was the father of ten children, a farmer, and a blacksmith; he owned two slaves by 1850. His son Samuel Isaacks probably arrived in Texas before him. He lived on land that is now part of Tyler and Jasper counties before moving to Jasper, where he owned four town lots. He died there after a fall on November 1, 1859.
    BIBLIOGRAPHY: Madeline Martin, More Early southeast Texas Families (Quanah, Texas; Nortex, 19 78) Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texas Conventions and Congresses, 1832-1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941.) Robert Wooster
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    Confederate Pension Records Texas State Archives files:
    Isaacks, Martha Elizabeth 32244

    Claimant: Isaacks, Martha Elizabeth
    Pension Number: 32244
    County: Liberty

    Husband: Elijah Jefferson
    Pension Number:

    Isaacks, W. W. 11773

    Claimant: Isaacks, W. W.
    Pension Number: 11773
    County: Smith

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    Texas DAR Patriot Index:, Isaacks, Elijah, b. February 22, 1775 in South Carolina, died in Jasper Co., TX on November 1, 1859. Married Esther Donehue in 1797. She was born SC in 1780 in Jasper county, TX. Not in Patriot Index, Service, none given, Children, none listed., Members, Mildred Page Head, No 35201. --- From Jasper Co., TX Genweb pages:
    The following is abstracted from the Compiled Index to Elected and Appointed Officials of the Republic of Texas: 1835-1846, a publication of the State Archives Division of the Texas State Library in Austin. Printed 1981.
    Jasper County, Texas
    Name: ISAACS, Andrew J., Office held: Sheriff, Date elected: 2-1-41, Date commissioned 3-15-4 1, Vol and page: 1-296
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    Cherokee Co., TX State Archives files original land grants:
    George Isaacs, section 520, abstract 418;
    Pendleton District, SC Deeds 1790-1806, Southern Historical Press, The Rev. Emmett Lucas, Jr. , PO box 738, Easley, SC 29640, 1982.
    page 289, Deed book ?, pages 175-176: Personally appeared before me Elijah Isaac and on oath that on 6 April past an affray took place between deponant and Micajah Bond in which the deponant bit of a piece of sd. Bond's left ear ... (believes). Date 20 Dec 1802. Signed: Elijah Isaac before Saml. H. Dickson, J.P. Lewis Skelton appeared and said he witnessed the fight or scuffle. Date: 20 Dec. 1802. Rec: 20 Dec 1802

    Sometime after 1754 Elijah moved to South Carolina, but before the beginning of the Revolutionary War moved up to Wilkes County, North Carolina. His brother, Elisha, settled in the same county, but as to when or whether he went from South Carolina or Virginia, the record is silent. During the greater portion of the Revolutionary War, Elijah was a Colonel in the North Carolina militia. During the same period, Elisha was a captain. Near the close of the war Col. Elijah was made a Brigadier General, and Capt. Elisha was made a Colonel.

    During the early 80's both Elijah and Elisha were members of the North Carolina Assembly, Elijah in the Senate, and Elisha in the House of Commons, both from Wilkes County. Evidently at that time North Carolina permitted one to hold a military and Civil office at the same time, as both the Senator and Representative were at that time officers of the militia.

    Both in civil and military life Col. Elijah appears more active than Capt. Elisha. His name appears more frequently in the Senate Journal than does his brother's in the House of Commons Journal. Elijah appears to have been a bit more intolerant of the British than Elisha. On more than one occasion, as shown by the Journals, he voted "Yea" in the Senate on bills to confiscate the property of British sympathizers, while in the House of Commons, Elisha voted "No " on the same bills.

    In the North Carolina State Records, Vol. XXII, pages 211-213, we find a letter written from Canada by one "Col. David Fanning" after the close of the war, in which he describes himself as a loyal British subject. He complains bitterly that "I was forced to leave the place of my nativity (North Carolina)". He relates many incidents to show how during the war the British loyalists were mistreated. One of these throws some light on the aggressive character o f Col. Elijah. "Col. Fanning" says: "Col. Isaacs came down from the mountains with 300 men and formed a camp at Cox's Mill in the settlement I had formerly ranged, in order to take me; here he continued nearly three months during which time the following proclamation was issued : "(Proclamation not copied, but was to the general effect that citizens not opposing the Continental Government or resisting the army would not be molested)." During Col. Isaacs' stay * ** he ravaged the whole settlement and burned and destroyed a number of houses belonging to friends of the Government *** . Two Captains in each county were appointed by Col. Isaacs to keep the friends of the Government Down."

    Reading between the lines we may see that in order to win the war it became necessary to "keep the friends of the Government down." Evidently after Col. Elijah's advent, "Col. Fanning" ranged in that community no more.

    At the Battle of Camden, South Carolina, on August 16, 1780, when Gates was defeated, Col. El ijah was captured and made a prisoner of war. Among others captured at the same time and imprisoned at San Augustine, were Gen. Griffith Rutherford, Capt. Edward Rutledge, and Judge Hugh Rutledge. They were released June 22, 1781. (North Carolina State Records, Vol. XV, page 29 2).

    Our limited research has not revealed anything about the wives (?) of Elijah, or any of his children, except one son, Samuel. Records of Wilkes County show Elijah Isaacs was married to Ann Robins, daughter of Nat Robins, January 18, 1780. This may have been the Colonel. If so, it was his second marriage, for, according to the records, his son, Samuel, was born in 1754 . This could have been Elijah's second marriage, or, perhaps another son of his, or maybe the son of Capt. Elisha.

    (MMD Note: in the sentence above "according to the records, his son, Samuel, was born in 1754 " apparently refers to the grandfather's (Elijah, b. 1730) son, Samuel, who is shown with a date of birth as 1754-1759. This is NOT Elijah's, (b. 1775) son, Samuel who was born in 1804. )

    From, THE ISAACKS FAMILY IN AMERICA AND TEXAS, by Samuel Jackson Isaacks, June 15, 1935.

    Moses Austin, late in 1820, had secured a contract with the Spanish Crown to introduce 300 American Colonists into Texas, a part of Mexico, then a Spanish possession. Returning to Missouri to mobilize his colonists, his health failed, and he died without being able to accomplish his ambition, but realizing his condition, persuaded his son, Stephen F., to enter into the undertaking. It was late in the following year, and after Mexico had achieved her independence from Spain, that Stephen F. Austin, who had in the meantime secured a ratification of his father's Spanish Grant by the Mexican Government, entered Texas with his settlers.

    The story of the fertility of its soil, the mildness of its climate, and the opportunity of acquiring many acres of land with the outlay of an insignificant amount of money, had inoculated Elijah Isaacks and his two older boys with the Texas fever. On January 10, 1822, he, with his family, with the exception of Samuel, and possibly the oldest daughter, crossed the Sabine River, and thus established the Isaacks Clan in Texas. William, with his wife and child, was probably one of the party. If not, he came about the same time. Samuel, who was then 17, evidently impatient at the slow locomotion of ox teams, arrived sometime before, but the exact date is not available. He became one of Austin's first colony, or the "Old 300", while his father and brother William settled in Bevil's Colony. There is a tradition among his descendants that he came to Texas even before Austin came with his colonists, but with other "Sooners" was "Drafted" by Austin to make up his three hundred.

    Bevil's Grant embraced what afterwards became Jasper County. It was here that Elijah decided to make his home. He settled on Walnut Creek about ten miles east from the Neches River, and about five miles southwest from where the town of Jasper is now located. His grant of a league of land adjoins on the west the John Bevil grant.

    That he entered actively into the civic affairs of the community is evidenced by the fact that he was delegate from the Neches River District to the Convention of 1832, held at San Felipe, beginning October 1st. This Convention is denominated by John Henry Brown in his History of Texas, as the "First Convention ever held in Texas, and composed of delegates elected by the people of each district." There were 56 delegates representing 16 districts, San Felipe, Brazoria, Bastrop, Hidalgo, San Jacinto, Viesca, Fayette and Neches River, Sabine, Teneha and Liberty.

    Stephen F. Austin was President, elected over W. H. Wharton, 31 to 15, and Francis W. Johnson was Secretary. The President appointed Elijah Isaacks on two committees, one "to take into consideration the land business to the East of the San Jacinto River," the other "to report on the expediency of petitioning for a State government distinct from Coahuila." The appointment of this committee was contested, but on a roll call it carried by a vote of 36 to 12. Isaacks voted for the appointment of the committee. Evidently, he was aligned with the Austin faction and against Wharton. (Brown's History of Texas, Vol. 1, pages 197 to 201).

    Elijah lived nearly 40 years in Jasper County, and died November 1, 1859, when he was a few months less than four score and five years old. A fall that broke his shoulder, and not old age, was the cause of his death. During the nearly two score years between the day he crossed the Sabine and his death, he lived under the Mexican flag, the Lone Star of the Republic of Texas, and for the last twelve years under the Stars and Stripes that he had reverenced in South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi. His life span covered two declarations of independence and two revolutionary wars. Had he survived a few months longer, he would have expired under the flag of the Confederacy. His wife, Esther, preceded him in death some ten years, having passed away September 14, 1849.

    But little is known of Esther's Family, except that some of the Donahos came to Texas from South Carolina, and settled in the Neches River country, probably following Elijah and Esther.

    So far as is known, all of the Isaacks in Texas are descendants of some one of Elijah's sons .
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    From, THE ISAACKS FAMILY IN AMERICA AND TEXAS, by Samuel Jackson Isaacks, June 15, 1935.

    Found @ http://sharon.simplenet.com/military.htmm
    WAR OF 1812--MISSISSIPPI - EXCERPT FROM ROLLS OF NIXON'S 13th
    REGIMENT OF MISSISSIPPI MILITIA
    Isaacks, Elijah
    Isaacks, Samuel

    Found on 1820 Federal Census for Ashe Co., NC:
    The 1820 Ashe Co. Census was the 3rd for the northwestern most county in the Tar Heel State . This county was formed in late 1799 and included all of Wilkes Co west of the crest of th e Blue Ridge Mountain. The 977 sq. miles that then composed Ashe Co. has been further divided, first in 1849 to form Watauga Co and again 10 years later to form Alleghany Co.

    Elijah Isaacks is shown with 1 male 0-9, 1 male 26-45 and 3 females 0-9, 2 females 10-16, an d 1 female 26-45

    LaVerne Stephenson, lavernes@pernet.net, December 1997::
    Received "league and labor" of land and settled on Walnut Creek 10 miles east of the Neches river and about five miles from the present town of Jasper, Jasper Co., TX. His land adjoined that of John Bevil of Bevil's Colony fame. He was politically active in Texas affairs and was aligned with Stephen F. Austin. Served during the War of 1812 in Captain Henry Quin's Company, 13th Regiment, Mississippi Territorial Militia. Crossed over the Sabine River into Texas on January 10, 1922. Information taken from "More Early Southeast Texas Families" by Madeleine Martin. This publication has all the reference notes to data collection.
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    Information obtained from Isaacs/Isaacks GenForum on March 20, 1999:

    Posted by James Moody james@pdq.net on January 08, 1999 at 21:33:49::

    i have an ancestor who fought in texas revolution. member ot texas origanil 300. listed in famous jews in texas. any info?
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    Posted by Scott Walters of Kountze, TX swalt63956@aol.com on January 30, 1999 at 22:04:38:

    In Reply to: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on January 08, 1999 at 21:33:49:

    This is in reply to several message on Samuel Isaacks. I have seen mention of the Samuel Isaacks of the OLD 300 listed as Jewish. He is not from the line of Elijah Isaacks and Ester Donaho. I have the information if you'll like to see it.
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    Posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on January 10, 1999 at 17:57:00:

    In Reply to: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on January 08, 1999 at 21:33:49:

    James & Paul, Samuel Isaacks was son of Elijah Isaacks of Jasper, Tx. Was one of Stephen F. A ustin's original 300. Elijah, William, Allen and Samuel were all in the Texas Army of Sam Houston. They were not Jew's but Scotch-Welch or Scotch Irish, Elijah was son of Samuel of Tenn . son of Col Elijah of NC.Va.The book you refeer to was The Isaacks Clan In America & Texas b y Judge Samuel J. Isaacs in 1935, Grandson of Samuel.
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    Posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on January 10, 1999 at 17:37:37:

    In Reply to: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on January 08, 1999 at 21:33:49:

    James & Paul,
    The name of the person in Stephen F. Austin original 300,was Samuel Isaacks. He was not a Jew but Scotch-Irish or Welch. The book you referred to was written by Judge Samuel J. Isaack s of El Paso, Tx in 1935. Samuels grandson. Samuel was the son of Elijah Isaacs of Jasper who was the son of Samuel Isaacks of Tenn son of Col. Elijah Isaacs NC.
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    Posted by james moody on February 17, 1999 at 20:04:58:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on January 10, 1999 at 17:37:37:

    According to Rabbi Kahn in Houston. Samuel & think Levi Isaacs were general & colonel under Washington. Listed decendants in book Famous Jews in Texas maybe you dont want to be Jewish but good chance you are. Check with Liberty co historical society in texas they traced it. Samuel is buried in Oak Shade cemetery, Cleveland Texas
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    Posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on February 24, 1999 at 12:05:01:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on February 17, 1999 at 20:04:58:

    Judge Samuel J. Isaacks V son of Wesley Isaacks, son of Samuel Isaacks IV, son of Elijah, son of Col. Elijah wrote in 1936 "John A. Isaacks nearing the century mark ,son of William, son of Elijah, that there was a tradition in the family that the imigrant Samuel was from Scotl and. Wesley Isaacks son of Samuel IV states his father was one of Austin's 300 and was at the Battle of San Jacinto as a soldier of the Texas Rev., although records do not show he was at the Battle of San Jecinto. Samuel IV lived on his original grant in Fort Bend County untill about 1850, he purchased 200 acres of land at Lynchburg, in Harris County. He resided there untill after the Civil War. He then purchased 300 acres on Taylor Bayou on Galveston Bay three or four miles from the town of Seabrook. He lived there untill his death in 1878 and was buried under a live Oak tree a few hundred yard from his home on the homested tract."

    It doesn't really matter if the Isaacks were Jewish. We just have not made the connection. I find most of the Isaacs from Va, NC, Ky Texas are Baptist and a lot of Masons. I find Samuel people in south Texas were Catholic. It sure is alot of fun looking .
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    Posted by Terese Bueker on February 18, 1999 at 10:57:11:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on February 17, 1999 at 20:04:58:

    It's not a question of not wanting to be Jewish. (In fact, I have a Jewish line and love it! ) But I think the original listing of the Isaac(k)s as Jewish was in error. Do you have the publication date of this listing? If it was in the 1930's, I think it was originally stated as a "Jewish sounding" name. It's been a long time since I've seen it, though.

    Now, they may have been Jewish before coming to the US, but that was in the early 1700's. We just don't know. In this country, however, they never settled in Jewish settlements, but were surrounded by Scots Irish Presbyterians! It would be hard to be a practcing Jew without a Jewish community to worship with.
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    Posted by james moody on January 13, 1999 at 07:21:31:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on January 10, 1999 at 17:57:00:

    also in famous jews in texas maybe different people
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    Posted by Aaron T. Isaacs on January 13, 1999 at 11:06:25:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by james moody on January 13, 1999 at 07:21:31:

    I have seen the book on Isaacks listed as Jew's . Sorry the book is wrong. These are my people. Not Jewish
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    Posted by Terese Bueker on February 01, 1999 at 09:21:10:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Scott Walters on January 30, 1999 at 22:04:38:

    I, too, would like to see your information about this Samuel Isaacs. Those of us descended from Elijah Isaac(k)s always assumed it was an error. That the Samuel in question was Elijah's son. I even thought I found the source of the error, but I could be wrong. I'd like to see your data. Thanks.
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    Posted by Doris McKee Brown dbrown@atlantic.net on January 31, 1999 at 17:48:13:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Scott Walters on January 30, 1999 at 22:04:38:

    Scott: Is this another Isaacs family that has not been posted? I would very much like to see it. Thanks. Doris
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    Posted by Jack Byrne bryan@usit.net on February 25, 1999 at 22:08:36::

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Terese Bueker on February 01, 1999 at 09:21:10:

    Samuel Isaacs (m.Mary Wallace) died in Lincoln Co., TN.in 1844 and had 7 children: Elijah, John W., Abagail, Elizabeth, Sarah, Peggy,and Mary Margaret. Samuel died intestate and we have records of division of his estate. Do not feel that Elijah (Ester Donohue) Isaacs who went to Texas is Samuel's son. Will gladly exchange information.
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    Posted by Terese Bueker on February 26, 1999 at 12:37:52:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by jack Byrne on February 25, 1999 at 22:08:36:

    Jack,
    This horrible thought has crossed my mind in recent years. Of course, according to Judge Samuel Isaacks, this was so, but in those days, they weren't as careful to document things.
    Two questions: (1) You said he had a son, Elijah. Why do you think the Texas Elijah was a different person? Do you have info on this Elijah? (2 You said Samuel died intestate. I seem to recall some record I found a few years ago listing his heirs. If it wasn't a will, what was it? (And I'm thinking Elijah was not in this list, whatever it was. Which is where my first doubts came from.) I've got my stuff at home. I need to bring it up here! I'd love to exchange information.
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    Posted by Aaron T. Isaacs aisaacs@texasonline.net on March 10, 1999 at 18:23:23:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Terese Bueker on February 26, 1999 at 12:37:52:

    We have asked to see this information on Samuel , Elijah & Samuel. Please make it available
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    Posted by jack Byrne on March 06, 1999 at 19:48:16:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by Terese Bueker on February 26, 1999 at 12:37:52:

    Samuel did have a son named Elijah but he died between 1838-40.Think he was married twice because of # of children-M. a Milly Bagley in Jefferson Co., Al in 1821.Elijah's share divided between children Cassa, Eliza, Sally, Amanda, Samuel J., John W.,& Allen Morgan. Will be glad to mail you copies of the estate settlement and whatever else you want. We hope to find out who Elijah in TX comes from.
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    Posted by Terese Bueker on March 08, 1999 at 09:59:29:

    In Reply to: Re: ISAACS IN TEXAS posted by jack Byrne on March 06, 1999 at 19:48:16:

    Yes, please! I'd love to have a copy of that. I'll get my package in the mail to you today , I hope!
    And, yes, I hope to find that link, too. One problem I think I'm going to have is a period of mourning for old TN Samuel!

    This is a challenge to all Texas Isaacks descendants: Let's try to get over this hurdle and find Elijah's REAL father!


    Elijah and Samuel Isaacks


    Elijah Isaacks, born in North Carolina in 1775, came to Texas in l820, 2 years before Stephen F. Austin and his first colonists arrived in Dec. 1821. He and his wife settled in East Texas near the Neches River and at age 57 he was elected a delegate from that area to the historic convention of 1832 presided over by Austin at which the colonists asked Mexico for government reforms. He died in Jasper County in 1859.

    Their son,, Samuel Isaacks born in Tennessee in 1804, came to Texas with a friend around 1819 preceeding his parents. One of 10 children he was age 15 when he arrived. He joined Austin's first colony of 300. As a colonist he received in 1824 a Spanish grant of one league and one labor of land (4605 acres) in a bend of the Brazos river near the present site of Rosenberg. Two bounty warrants were issued to him for military services from June 9, 1836, to Jan. 1, 18 37. After living in Angelina county, where his children were born, Isaacks moved in 1855 to Harris county and build wharves. He freighted supplies from Galveston by ox wagon, opening a road north to Cold Springs. He later lived on Taylor's bayou, near Seabrook where he died in 1878 .
    His grandson, Judge S. J. Isaacks, who was reared Methodist served as the first mayor of Midland.
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    Page 132 of the book Pioneer Jewish Texans by Natalie Ornish, published by Texas Heritage
    Press Publishers copyrright 1889 by Natalie Ornish.

    1850 Jasper County Heads of Households lists:

    Elijah Isaacks 75 m Farmer 1000 South Carolina
    James Morgan 22 m Farmer 1000 Sourh Carolina

    1835 Bevil District TX census:

    Elijah ISAACS, Married Farmer 62
    Hester DONOHO, " 59
    Andrew ISAACS, 18
    Alfred ISAACS, 15
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  • Birth: 22 FEB 1775 in 96th District South Carolina USA
  • Death: 1 NOV 1859 in Jasper County, Texas USA



    Father: Samuel Isaacks b: BET 1754 AND 1759 in Frederick County, Virginia USA
    Mother: Mary Morgan b: 1754 in Loudoun County, Virginia USA

    Marriage 1 Esther Donaho b: 1780 in South Carolina USA
    • Married: 1797
    Children
    1. Has Children Elizabeth Isaacks b: 19 AUG 1798 in South Carolina USA
    2. Has Children John William Isaacks b: 6 NOV 1800 in Pendleton District, South Carolina USA
    3. Has Children Samuel Isaacks b: 25 APR 1804 in Mississippi USA
    4. Has No Children Mary Isabelle Isaacks b: 18 JUL 1806 in Pike County, Mississippi USA
    5. Has Children Matilda Isaacks b: 10 JUL 1808 in Amite, Pike County, Mississippi USA
    6. Has Children Mahulda Isaacks b: 23 JUN 1810
    7. Has Children Mahala Isaacks b: 24 FEB 1812 in Amite, Pike County, Mississippi USA
    8. Has Children Lucinda (Or Loucinda) Isaacks b: 3 JUL 1814 in Amite, Pike County, Mississippi USA
    9. Has Children Andrew J Isaacks b: 3 DEC 1817 in Pike County, Mississippi USA
    10. Has No Children Jackson Isaacks b: ABT 1818
    11. Has Children Alford C Isaacks b: 31 OCT 1820 in Pike County, Mississippi USA

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Family Archives of Steve and Jo Ann Moody
      Title: Ancestral Voyages
      The Family Lines of Steve and Jo Ann Moody
      Families include: The Moody family of Virginia, the Purswell and Isaacks families of Texas, the Durham family of North Carolina and the Baker family of Virginia and Kentucky. Other related families - Stivender, Creel, Dykes, Perkinson, Beaty, Hutto, Hartzog, Carroll and Walker
      http://www.geocities.com/astromood/index.htm
      Mike and Linda Bianchi would like to extend many thanks to Steve Moody for sharing his family information with us. Additionally we express our deepest apologies because due to electronic glitches, not all of his shared research was properly credited.
    2. Abbrev: Family Archives of Hooper / Crosby / Bianchi and Related Families
      Title: Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      Bianchi's Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
      by Linda & Mike Bianchi, email: twigtree@milin.net
      The project started in earnest during the 1960's and has continued sporadically from then on with help by various family members and a lot of friends. Oral and documented family information was complied by Linda Bianchi nee Hooper and Barbara Hooper nee Crosby, later augmented with additions by Lee and Cathy nee Hooper Galloway. A special Thank You to Michele Yvonne Hayward Tate and her family and to Amy Holtgrewe Haertling and her family, for their generous help. The project continues to be updated and expanded by Linda and Mike Bianchi.
      Not all of the source data is listed simply because the data is a compilation from many different sources, most which were family oral history records. Some data will have individuals or groups listed as the source of information. While these persons should be credited and are thanked for making significant contributions to this work, they should by no means be construed as being the only source for that particular data or as the only person to have worked on that line.

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