Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry
(1795 - 1851)
Emily was sent to schools in Kentucky and New York and returned to Missouri in 1812. She married James Bryan (1788-1822) in 1813 and gave birth to five children at Hazel Run, Missouri. After James died, Emily subsisted by taking boarders and teaching school. She married James Franklin Perry (1795-1853) in 1824 in Missouri; their union produced six children.
By the end of 1831, the Perry family--including Emily, James, four Bryan children, two Perry children, James’ niece, and nine slaves--had joined Emily’s brother Stephen in Texas. They settled at San Felipe and built a house at Stephen’s Peach Point Plantation, providing a home and counsel for her bachelor brother.
The Bryan and Perry offspring contributed greatly to the development of Texas. Emily’s sons served as soldiers and statesmen, and preserved the Austin bloodline. Emily died at Peach Point shortly after a trip to Philadelphia, and was buried here at Gulf Prairie Cemetery.
Location. 28° 58.595′ N, 95° 28.38′ 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. James Franklin Perry (here, next to this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (here, next to this marker); William Joel Bryan (a few steps from this marker); Major Reuben R. Brown (a few steps from this marker); Henry William Munson (within shouting distance of this marker); Major James Peckham Caldwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Gulf Prairie (within shouting distance of this marker); Peach Point (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Jones Creek.
Also see . . .
1. Emily Margaret Austin Perry. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 15, 2015.)
2. Emily Austin Perry - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on November 15, 2015.)
3. Gulf Prairie Cemetery: A Brief History. From the web blog for Brazoria County, Texas, Genealogical Research. (Submitted on November 15, 2015.)
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