When John Winn, Sr., on horseback, reached an area of land that is now known as St. John Colony, Texas, he was welcomed by Squire, Sr.
Squire Harrison, Sr. was probably the slave of Dr. Thomas Alexander (1814-1858) and Louisa McKinlay (maiden name: Collins 1817-1896) Harrison. In that case, he was probably born on their plantation, Faunsdale Plantation, Marengo County, Alabama. According to several sources, he was born between 1837 and 1840 in Alabama. According to Find A Grave, he was born in April 1837.
He served as a Private in the Union Army 96th Regimen, United States Colored Infantry, Company F. After mustering out of the Army at the end of the war, Squire, Sr., ended up in Bastrop County, Texas where he met and married his wife, Sarah Lewis. Sarah was the daughter of Abraham and Louisa Lewis.
They were also the parents of nine other children.
Squire, Sr. and his wife, Sarah; maiden name: Lewis, had a total of 12 children: Jennie born 1863; Willie born 1867-died 1933; Thomas born 1870; Squire, Jr. born 1871-death 1954, married Ellen Johnson; Malisssa born 1873; Mary born 1874; George born 1876; Piggie (Frankie) born 1879-died 1931, married a Dillard; Addie born 1882*-died 1938, married Pink Davis; Henry C. born 1885; Emma born 1888; Exar born 1891. Sarah and all the children were born in Texas.
Squire, Sr. died May 21, 1919 in Taylor, Williamson County, Texas. Cause of death at 1:00 a.m. was Chronic Nephritis. He is buried at the Taylor City Cemetery. *Find A Grave Memorial #139974358.
Vanessa C. Hill-Schatz