Milton Irish

Male 1812 - 1869  (57 years)


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  • Name Milton Irish  [1
    Born 7 May 1812  Union, Knox Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Book Reference 1324  
    Residence San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Mexican War 
    Died 15 Jul 1869  Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: W. L. Irish - Hero in Mexican War.

      From: Texas State Historical Marker for Milton Irish
      Milton Irish (May 7, 1812 - July 15, 1869)
      Born in Maine in 1812, Milton Irish came to East Texas in 1835 at age 23. His service in the Texas Army in 1835 and 1836 included action with Capt. John English's Company of Shelby County Volunteers and Ben Milam's assault during the siege of Bexar, as well as Col. James Fannin's command at the Battle of Coleto Creek. Taken prisoner at Goliad, Irish barely escaped the massacre. In 1838 he was granted a headright of 1/3 league in Shelby County and a Bounty Grant of 640 acres in San Augustine County. He married Emily Eaves in 1845. Irish left to search for gold in California and is believed to have died there in 1869. Emily settled on the Shelby County Headright in 1864. She later supported herself and her children with a widow's pension and lands due her as a vetran's wife. Irish descendants became part of Shelby County history.
    Person ID I01342  Irish
    Last Modified 26 May 2013 

    Father Cornelius Bailey Irish,   b. 10 Mar 1782, West Point, Sagadahoc Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1852  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Polly Adams,   b. 28 Feb 1782, Union, Knox Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1869, Union, Knox Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1804  West Point, Sagadahoc Co., ME Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F0218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Eaves,   b. 24 Jul 1827, Perryville, Perry Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1911, Center, Shelby Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 5 Oct 1840 
    Children 
    +1. Benjamin Milan Irish,   b. Sep 1845, San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1918, Shelby Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +2. Laura Ann Irish,   b. 22 Sep 1848, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1883, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    +3. Joseph Roe Irish,   b. 16 Nov 1850, San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1929, Center, Shelby Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Family ID F0742  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 May 1812 - Union, Knox Co., ME Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - San Augustine, San Augustine Co., TX Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Jul 1869 - Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.

    2. [S089649] Bob Tate.