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Sarah Seely DeWitt 1789-1854


Sarah Seely and her husband Green DeWitt founded DeWitt Colony in the

spring of 1825. Her husband Green would die in Monclova, Mexico on May

8, 1835. He didn’t participate in the war with Mexico, but Sarah did. She

provided the material for the Gonzales “Come and Take It” flag. This flag

was a symbol of defiance against an aggressive government. Her daughter’s wedding dress was recycled to make the iconic flag used at the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. Which took place October 2, 1835, at Gonzales, Texas. It is doubtful that any of the Mexican soldiers knew the meaning of the flag. Before the day was over, they would learn it meant:


“YOU AREN’T GETTING IT!”


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