Gail Borden Sr.
- Family Background:
- Underwood and Allied Families
The first of this family to arrive in Texas was Gail's son Thomas Henry who in 1824 was one of Austin's "Old Three Hundred." Gail Sr. and his other three sons followed in 1829. All of his sons were prominent in the affairs of the colony.
On 20 May 1847, Gail Borden and Catharine J. Borden, John P. Carson and William J. Carson, all of Brazoria County, Texas, sold to Ammon Underwood for $2,214, "one third of a certain undivided half league of land say siven hundred and thirty eight acres more or less, out of league number twenty one granted to William C Carson as a colonist of Texas, situated between the river Bernard and Bay Prairie."3
Gail Borden appeared on the 1 June 1850 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of Ammon and Rachel J. Underwood, his wife's son-in-law and daughter, with his wife Catharine J.4
Gale Borden appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of A. and Rachel Underwood, his wife's son-in-law and daughter, with his wife C.J.5
Children of Gail Borden Sr. and Philadelphia Wheeler
- [S104] Hattie Borden Weld, compiler, Historical and genealogical record of the descendants as far as known of Richard and Joan Borden, who settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, May, 1638 : with historical and biographical sketches of some of their descendants (Los Angeles?: n.pub., 1899), 143.
- [S2] Brazoria County Marriage Book A: 99-100, no. 87, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
- [S74] Brazoria County Deeds, Book E: 162, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
- [S55] Ammon Underwood household, 1850 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, page 396, dwelling 225, family 225; National Archives micropublication M432, roll 908.
- [S54] A. Underwood household, 1860 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Columbia, page 19/63A, dwelling 163, family 150; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1289.
- [S104] Hattie Borden Weld, Historical and Genealogical Record of the Borden Family, 186.
- [S45] "Borden, John Pettit," The Handbook of Texas Online, online http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/…
- [S104] Hattie Borden Weld, Historical and Genealogical Record of the Borden Family, 191.