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Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William Joel Bryan

(December 14, 1815 - March 3, 1903)

 
 
William Joel Bryan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
1. William Joel Bryan Marker
Inscription.

†††††Grandson of Moses Austin, whose dream of Anglo-American colony changed course of Texas history.
†††††Came to Texas with his mother and stepfather in 1831; served in Texas army from 1835 to 1838. A highly successful planter, he was instrumental in building of deepwater port at mouth of the Brazos. Town of Bryan, Texas, is named for him. He married Lavinia Perry. Lived at “Durazno” plantation – a gift of his uncle, Stephen F. Austin. Had 7 children.
Recorded - 1970

 
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9538.)
 
Location. 28° 58.588′ N, 95° 28.386′ W. Marker is in Jones Creek, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Gulf Prairie Road 0.2 miles south of Texas Highway 36, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located in the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Reuben R. Brown (a few steps from this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (a few steps from this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry
Grave Site of William Joel Bryan image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
2. Grave Site of William Joel Bryan
(a few steps from this marker); James Franklin Perry (a few steps from this marker); Henry William Munson (a few steps from this marker); Major James Peckham Caldwell (a few steps from this marker); Gulf Prairie (a few steps from this marker); Peach Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jones Creek.
 
Also see . . .  William Joel Bryan. From the Texas State Historical Associationís “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
Bryan Family Plot image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
3. Bryan Family Plot
Historic Section of Gulf Prairie Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, October 7, 2015
4. Historic Section of Gulf Prairie Cemetery
Marker is at right center background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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