Dear Mr. Livingston, Thank you for all your work on Brazoria County and the Austin-Bryan-Perry family. I am a member of that family and would very much like to be in touch with you about the Gulf Prairie Cemetery.
Would you please send me your email?
Robert H. Bullock Jr.
There were a total of 5 Houses. Behind the garage apartment there was a house. About 50 yards in front of that was a small feed shed and chicken coop. And across the slave ditch there was a very old house. There was also a wooden bridge for access to the main house. There was a small shed and a water cistern on the east side of the garage apartment about 8ft up on a platform. Behind that was a Dipping vat for the Cattle. There was a very large barn to east of the working pens that had a storage room in the middle of it.
Hi, Kimberly, Thank you for the question. For quick clarification, the Old Three-Hundred is a reference to the first colonization contract (initially made to Austin's father, Moses Austin) and the 297 grantees who received lands under terms of that contract. (As a result of your question, I have applied a link to the text of the blog for more detail.) Generally, Austin's Register of Families lists names of colonists who were applying for grants under some of Austin's subsequent contracts.
This was my paternal grandparents' home. In addition to spending every Christmas there with the ENTIRE family for years, we visited almost daily as my father stopped by while we were on our way to school, to give my grandmother her diabetes shot. The house is beautiful. You have done a wonderful job. The balcony used to be screened in. That "sleeping porch" is where they would wrangle us together for nap time. Many fond memories. Thanks for taking such good care of it.
Good job on the write up Ron Livingston. When I worked at Stratton Ridge I was always saddened when Dow ordered the destruction of the old buildings; first the old barns, and now the old houses. A little bit of additional info, other slave cabins were still partially standing to the north of the house on the far side of the slave ditch as late as 2004. The overseer's house stood on the south side of the road and little to the east of the house. We found the foundations when we set a utility pole back in 2006. The well in the front of the house was once surrounded by ox blood lillies of which I now have some. Too bad about the old buildings; they where well built. They have withstood many hurricanes.
These things sadden me. Sometimes our historic buildings seem to be taken for granted. TO bad more time/effort couldn't have gone into saving them.
Photo documentation prior to demolition was hopefully done.
Theresa (Tangled Trees)
Was excited to find and read your blog on the old Weems home. This was my childhood home. Charles (Pete) and JoAnn Meador lived in this home and raised five children from 1965 until 1978...so the home had been lived in and filled with love in the years prior to the Johnson's restoration....many, many happy memories here! Thank you for sharing your research!
I just want to add the comment here that news writers often mistake Brazoria County as being "Brazos County." The obituary most probably should have stated "Brazoria County," not Brazos County (Bryan and College Station area).
As a non-historian, I cannot say whether I agree with your conclusions or not, but you do make a compelling argument.
It's a little difficult for someone my age to read the smaller, indented text against the speckled background, though :)
By the way, I once taught a computer class to adults who may or may not have been able to do the algebraic calculation in your antispam test.
I guess I was surprised that while speaking of the Terry Family you did not mention that these were the Terrys of the Terry's Texas Rangers. My son did a Texas History project last year on Terry's Rangers. We also visited the Sandy Point Cemetery. It was very interesting, lots of old graves there.
Mary Louis (Chilton) Bryan is the grandmother of my mothers first cousin, Briscoe Bryan of Galveston Texas. Briscoe's mother, Marjorie Allen of Port Gibson, Mississippi married Chilton Bryan of Houston, who was the son of Mary Louis Bryan and Austin Bryan. Marjorie had two children, Chilton Bryan of Houston (deceased), and Briscoe Bryan, still living in Galveston.
Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, Galveston Co., TX), Mon., 24 Sep 1877, p. 8, c. 4 == Another Veteran Gone == The remains of Col. Overton Young, of Brazos county, were buried with military honors by the military organization of this city, Tuesday, 18th inst. Col. Young was 54 years of age, native of Georgia, a lawyer by profession, and for 26 years was an honored citizen of this State. During the late war, he commanded the 8th Texas regiment, and received a painful wound in the battle of Mansfield. His death was caused by an absess of the brain. He was in this city for the purpose of being treated for his malady when the "king of terrors overtook him."
I love reading articles online actually, I have my own small archive in my pc listing all history or biography. articles online are very important because it consists of information that are very relevant to our society from the archives that are used in school to the articles who relays their lives and use as a person biography.
I write some topics about modern cruises. But you give a total new idea how to write a post. Maybe I must restart again and write a post like you in this blog. I totally want my blog about modern cruises as well as you write here.
Overton Young and Ann Compton Young had a daughter Ina also. She was born in Dec. 1865. She married William Rufus Nash and their ranch is north of West Columbia. Their daughter Kitty Nash married Browning Groce. Kitty Nash Groce left her large ranch to her cousins for their life and it has now reverted to the Espiscopal Church at West Columbia and also a Medical facility in West Columbia. Their daughter Dora married Frank Brown Weeks. William and Ina built a beautiful large city house at 217 (now 215 Westmoreland in Houston. For a number of years, Dora and Frank Weeks also lived with them until they built their house 3410 Burlington in the same Westmoreland Additon.
William Rufus Nash was the son of a Brazoria County merchant, Edward Nash, and his wife Catherine Cooke. Edward Nash died in October 1860 in Brooklyn New York soon after the birth of William R. in April of 1860. On May 6, 1872 Catherine Cooke Nash, married her brother-in-law John Adriance, who was a very successful merchant, planter, and state representative in Brazoria County. His wife, Lydia Ann Cooke, who was Catherine's sister had died in 1871. William Nash was 12 years old when he mother remarried.
In the 1880 census Ina and Dora were in Beaumont with their half sister Lelia Manadue, Valade. They were 13 and 10 and going to school in Beaumont. Dora married Sydney Albert Long, a very successful lumber man as her first husband. He died about 1900 and she married Frank Brown Weeks about 1901
Given the prominence of the man, why do you suppose the burial site is unknown and has not been found? What was the standard practice of the time concerning burials? Why was his wife not buried beside him; was that not the practice at the time?