Artifacts Found in Waller County
Silver ½ Reale 1824 Mexico City Mint
Silver ½ Reale 1824 Mexico City Mint - found at Donoho?s dump WALLER COUNTY DURING THE TEXAS REVOLUTION Sam Houston?s Texas Army crossed the Brazos into what is now Waller County at Groce?s Landing on the Brazos - close to the Coushatta Crossing, four miles below Hempstead. They camped at Groce?s Bernardo Plantation for about two weeks, then traveled to Charles Donoho?s by the Waller County Fairground. While at Donoho?s, Mosley Baker?s Company, Houston?s largest, camped at brother Isaac Donoho?s behind Denny?s and McDonalds on US-290. The groups joined and spent the next night at McCarley?s. Half of McCarley?s league is in Waller County, but Houston?s army camped in the Harris County half. Dr. Smith tended sixty men sick with measles at Donoho?s and they arrived too late for the battle of San Jacinto. Dr. Labadie traveled the journey with Sam Houston to San Jacinto and described portions of the trip. During this time, and in heavy rain, the exodus called the ?Run-a-way Scrape? clogged all creek and river crossing with panic-filled women and children fleeing before the advancing Mexican Armies. The Alamo and Goliad had fallen and all seemed lost. No one imagined the pending victory.