Patrick Henry Chapter, Texas Society, Sons of the American Revolution held their monthly meeting Sat, October 19th. During our meeting we inducted six new members into our Chapter: Please welcome Compatriots Mark Robertson, Hubert Gubbels, Michael Gissell, Dennis Gissell, Thomas Graham, and Weldon Graham.
Compatriot Jesse Villarreal provided a program, which he titled “The Spanish Shaping of Colonial Texas.” Compatriot Villarreal gave us great insight on the early Tejanos and their involvement with the Revolutionary war as well as what it takes to join the Sons of the American Revolution for someone that can trace their an ancestor back to the Tejanos of the Revolutionary years. He also has a book for sale. If anyone is interested, please leave me a reply and I’ll make sure to get your information to him.
Jesse received the 2012 Presidio La Bahia Award for his book Tejano Patriots of the American Revolution 1776-1783. The award is presented by the Sons of the Republic of Texas.