A ROLLING STONE FROM THE XIX CENTURY

There are spirits marked by luck and adventure, among one was the one of Ellis Peter Bean. Born in Jonesboro, Tennessee, he soon discovered that world was wide and it was better to wear off than to become moldy sitting around doing nothing.

In 1800, when he was only 17 years old, he seen next to a smuggler catching wild horses in the North of New Spain. He was arrested and taken to the jail of San Luis Potosi, then to the jailhouse in Chihuahua and then to the one in Acapulco.

In 1810 Ellis was a prisoner in the castle of San Diego when the Realists granted him his freedom in exchange of him fighting against the Insurgents; however he soon deserted the Realists, to join Morelos one of the most important Insurgent liberators. He participated in many important campaigns and he got to win the rank of Commander of the Insurgent army. He took care of buying weapons and organizing an expedition against the province of Texas.

Once the Independence movement concluded in Mexico, Ellis received from President Guadalupe Victoria the property of a league of land in Texas and the military rank of Colonel. Then, after the Independence of Texas from Mexico, he decided to go back to Mexico, he died in 1846 next to his Mexican wife in the hacienda of La Banderilla close to Jalapa in the state of Veracruz.

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