Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Henry William Munson
(January 15, 1793 - October 6, 1833)
Heroic early Texas soldier. Fought in Battle of the Medina, near San Antonio, 1813. Returned east afterward, but moved to Texas as a colonist in 1824. Fought on behalf of Mexico to quell Fredonian Rebellion, 1827; but against Santa Anna’s agents in 1832 Battle of Velasco.
Munson married Ann Pearce. In their family of 8 children was a son, Mordello, named for the Mexican officer who saved life of H.W. Munson at the Medina.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9576.)
Location. 28° 58.579′ N, 95° 28.382′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the parking lot in front of the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Church and 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 James Peckham Caldwell (here, next to this marker); Gulf Prairie (here, next to this marker); William Joel Bryan (a few steps from this marker); Major Reuben R. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); James Franklin Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Peach Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
Also see . . . Henry William Munson. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.