Free today at Amazon: The Texicans
by Jinx Schwartz, first published in hardcover by Sundowners, 2005.
Author Elizabeth Schwartz, a ninth-generation Texan, has delved deep into her ancestral roots to create this moving story of the Frederick Stockman familys' courageous determination to make Texas their home during the turbulent period between 1806 and 1836.
The Texicans was inspired by a Texas history book calling her ancestral clan a "congenial society for evil"--rogues "skilled in many forms of villainy" for their role in the tumultuous years of first Spanish, then Mexican rule.
I was amused by the second paragraph in the above description since it was similar to my own genealogical research when I found a letter from Sam Houston describing my grandfather, several generations removed, as "the worst snake in Texas".