The Bellinger Journals
The Unpublished Journals of Ann Legare Bellinger, wife of Edmund Bellinger, circuit judge during the early days of the Republic of Texas and later appointed by Sam Houston as Chief Justice. The Bellinger family moved to the Green DeWitt Colony in 1837, and built their home at Prairie Lea.
This collection takes us back in a very personal way to the early days on the frontier. The journals tell how life was, from the every day reports of weather, births and deaths to first-hand descriptions of historic events such as the 1840 Battle of Plum Creek between DeWitt Colony settlers and Comanche Indians.