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Anahuac in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Juan Davis Bradburn

 
 
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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
1. Juan Davis Bradburn Marker
Inscription. Adventurer from Kentucky who first came to Texas in 1817 with an expedition seeking to expel Spain from North America. Bradburn served in the Army of the Republic of Mexico in the 1820s, and in 1830 was sent to establish a military post at the mouth of the Trinity. He imposed on colonists by refusing to pay for supplies and labor used in building Fort Anahuac, and in 1831 arrested Mexican commissioner sent to issue land titles, thereby alarming settlers, who feared to lose their homes and improvements. His troops were convicts whom he could not control, and after civilians began to curb soldiers' outrages, he arrested several men, including Patrick C. Jack and William B. Travis, who were held 50 days awaiting a military trial. Approached by William H. Jack and others, Bradburn agreed to release the civilians in return for soldiers held by the colonists. After he received his men, he refused to keep his promise. In fighting that ensued, several lives were lost. When fellow officers deposed him, Bradburn escaped from Anahuac on July 13, 1832, pursued so closely that at the Sabine he lost his horse and swam the river. In Texas War for Independence (1836), he returned in rear guard of Santa Anna's army -- again to be a loser. (1973)
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number
Juan Davis Bradburn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
2. Juan Davis Bradburn Marker
9113.)
 
Location. 29° 45.356′ N, 94° 41.255′ W. Marker is in Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is at the intersection of Unnamed roads within the park and Unnamed roads within the park, on the right when traveling east on Unnamed roads within the park. Touch for map. Marker is located within Fort Anahuac Park on the west side of the park near the boat ramp. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1704 South Main Street, Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Anahuac (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert McAlpin Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (within shouting distance of this marker); William Barret Travis (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Point (approx. 1 miles away); Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949) (approx. 3.2 miles away); Turtle Bayou Resolutions (approx. 6 miles away); Chambers County Youth Project Show (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
 
More about this marker. Incise on base: Erected by Chambers County Historical Survey Committee Guy C. Jackson III, Chairman
 
Regarding Juan Davis Bradburn. The bad boy who precipitated the Texas Revolution
 
Also see . . .  Bradburn, Juan Davis - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on May 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on May 7, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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