Friday, February 18, 2011


Born 1838
Died 1867 of Yellow Fever and is buried in St. Vincent Cemetery, Houston,Texas.

Hero of Battle of Sabine Pass during the Civil War.

Major Michael Looscan

Major Michael Looscan
Born 1843 Ireland
Died 1897 Houston,Texas

Confederate Officer-Hardeman's Regt. Texas Cav., 1st. Regiment, Arizona Brigade. Enlisted as a Major.

The FIRST TEXAS CAVALRY REGIMENT, ARIZONA BRIGADE, was formed on February 21, 1863 as a result of Special Order #81, District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, which directed that the First Cavalry Battalion of the Brigade, commanded by Lt. Colonel William P. Hardeman, be consolidated with several independent cavalry companies to form a regiment. Hardeman was commissioned as Colonel of the new Regiment. Other field officers were Lt. Colonel Peter Hardeman (brother of the regimental Colonel who would replace his brother as Colonel), and Major Michael Looscan. After Peter Hardeman took over as Colonel, and Looscan resigned as Major, Edward Riordan became the Lt. Colonel, and Alexander P. Terrell became the regiment’s Major.

Later he was a lawyer and county attorney of Harris Co.,Texas.

Michael married ADELE LUBBOCK BRISCOE, daughter of Andrew and Mary Jane (Harris) Briscoe of Harrisburg, Texas.

He is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Houston,Texas.


John Sessums

Born 1850
Died July 7,1928 Houston,Texas

Only drummer for Houston Light Guard.
Buried in Collage Memorial Park Cemetery.


Manuel Lorenzo Justiniano de Zavala y Saenz
Born October 3, 1788
Died November 15, 1836

Died at his home at De Zavala Point and buried in the family plot. The cemetery was eroding into the Houston Ship Channel and the graves were reintered at the San Jacinto Battle Grounds.


Jesse Holman Jones
Born April 5, 1874
Died June 1, 1956

Was a Houston, Texas politician and entrepreneur. He served as United States Secretary of Commerce from 1940 to 1945. His most important role was to head the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC), (1932–45), a federal agency originally created by Herbert Hoover that played a major role in combating the Great Depression and financing industrial expansion in World War II.[1]] Jones was in charge of spending US$50 billion (US$610 billion in today's terms), especially in financing railways and building munitions factories

Jones is buried in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


John Kirby Allen

Born 1810
Died 1838

Was born in Canasareaugh, near Syracuse in the U.S. state of New York. He, along with his older brother, Augustus Chapman Allen, founded Houston, Texas in 1836. John Kirby Allen was never married. He died of congestive fever on August 15, 1838, and was buried at Founders Cemetery in Houston.


John Farmer

Born February 21, 1842
Died March 22, 1936

Resided at Lynchburg, Harris County, TX in 1860; occupied as a farm laborer.
Described as 5'11" with dark hair, light complextion, and blue eyes.
Mustered into Company K at Houston, TX on September 7, 1861.
Suffered gunshot wound to leg at Murfreesboro, TN on July 13, 1862, and left in the area to recover.
Discharged in January 1863 due to his four battle wounds to his left leg.
Applied for Confederate Pension (Texas #50233).
John Farmer was a Harris County Commissioner Pct 2, 1890-1893. Resigned to become County Treasurer for the years of 1894, 1895, 1897, 1899, 1900, * term changes to County Treas Office: 1902, 1903, 1905. Ref. Houston City Directories, etc.
~ Trevia Wooster Beverly, Houston

Resided at Houston, TX in 1902, at time he attended Terry Ranger reunion.
Attended Terry's Rangers reunion at Houston, Texas in November 1908.

Buried in theWestcott Cemetery in Houston,Texas.