A key person in Texas’s War of Independence was not born in Texas but in New York with roots in colonial New England.
Henry Millard is my fourth cousin, four times removed. Our most recent common ancestors are Nehemiah Millard (1658-1751) and Phoebe Shore(s) (1674-1718 ) of Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Nehemiah was the son of Robert Millard, an immigrant from England to colonial Massachusetts. Henry and I are both related to President Millard Fillmore, whose mother was Phoebe Millard.
Millard migrated from New York to Missouri to Mississippi to Lousiana and finally to Southeast Texas. He was a founder of the city of Beaumont, Texas, which he named after his wife’s family. He was a Lt. Colonel in the Texas Army and served closely under General Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. You can learn more about him in this Wikipedia article, which has links to other sources.
If you want to learn more about Millard family history, leave a comment below and I will contact you by e-mail. I am just getting to the stage of compiling and verifying the data I have but will be glad to share.