Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History

Sion Record Bostick Papers

Manuscript Collection: MC185

Collection Summary

Creator: Bostick, Sion Record, 1819-1902
Title: Sion Record Bostick papers
Dates: 1899-1900
Abstract: Two letters, with an accompanying photograph, enumerate Sion R. Bostick's battle experiences during the Texas Revolution and Civil War.
Identification: MC185
Quantity: 5 items
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library, San Jacinto Museum of History, La Porte, Texas

Creator Sketch

Sion Record Bostick was born in Alabama on December 7, 1819, son of Levi T. and Martha Bostick. He moved to Texas with his family in the late 1820s. Sion Bostick participated in the Battle of Gonzales in the company of Captain Peyton R. Splane and took part in the siege of Bexar. In March of 1836 he reenlisted as a private in Captain Moseley Baker's company of Col. Edward Burleson's First Regiment, Texas Volunteers. Bostick also fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.

In 1840 Bostick was living in Colorado County and took part in the battle of Plum Creek. In 1862, the forty-one-year-old Bostick enlisted in Capt. John C. Upton's Company B of Col. James J. Archer where he served for a time in Virginia but was discharged by the order of the Confederate Secretary of War on September 22 as over age.

Bostick married Susan Townsend in 1839. His first wife died in 1856. Bostick then married Mary Indiana Rhodes. Bostick died in San Saba, Texas, in 1902 and is buried in the San Saba Cemetery where a Texas historical marker was placed in 1973. He had eight children: James, Susan La Manda, Martha, Lavene, Volney, Hannah Elizabeth, Joshua and Hicks Bostick.

Scope and Content Note

The Sion Record Bostick Papers are comprised of two letters dated in 1899 and 1900 and an 1899 card photograph. The two letters are from Sion Record Bostick to W. S. Tate, and detail the battles, including San Jacinto, in which Bostick participated. Each is accompanied by the original stamped envelope. Also included in the collection is a cabinet card photograph of Bostick dated in 1899.


Arrangement is chronological.


Restrictions on Access


Terms Governing Use

Open for research by appointment.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jacinto Museum of History. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Library Director. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the San Jacinto Museum of History as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Index Terms

Bostick, Sion Record, 1819-1902
Bostick, Sion Record, 1819-1902--Photographs
Texas--History--Revolution, 1835-1836

Administrative Information


[Identification of Item], Sion Record Bostick Papers, MC185, San Jacinto Museum of History, Houston, Texas.


W. S. Tate, April 1939.

Processing Information

Processed by Lisa M. Lomas, 2012.


"Bostick, Sion Record." The Handbook of Texas Online.



box folder
145.5 1 Sion R. Bostick to W. S. Tate, 1899, 1900
2 Envelopes, 1899, 1900

Photographic Material

box folder
145.5 3 Photograph: Sion R. Bostick, 1899