From this resource, four of Elijah’s sons were on the military rolls as fighting for the Republic of Texas.
Here’s a reminder about Elijah & Nancy’s offsprings’ birth dates and birth order.
Shown as listed on the resource with commander’s names as links to a description of their service (probably not the best word choice… I am very weak with military terminology.):
Stapp, D.M. Ward, Lafayette Stapp, Darwin M. Sample, David Stapp, O.H. Mitchell, Isaac N. Stapp, Oliver H. Ward, Lafayette Stapp, W.P. Mitchell, Isaac N. Stapp, W.W. Mitchell, Isaac N. Stapp, Walter Ward, Lafayette Stapp, William P. Stevenson, Alexander Stapp, William Preston Reese, Charles K. Stapp, Wm. P. Reese, Charles K. Stapp, Wm. P. Fisher, William S. (Col)
I was wondering about my ancestor, Elijah’s son Achilles Stapp, why he might not have been on the rolls, since his brothers were clearly so devoted to the cause. I looked back at his birth date (thanks Marcie!), and doing the math I realized that he would have been very young in the early years of the struggle. He was born in 1822, so he would have been 14 when his father was in Washington on the Brazos signing the Texas Declaration of Independence and during the Runaway Scrape wherein families fled the region with the approach of Santa Ana and his army.