Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Major Reuben R. Brown
(February 3, 1808 - March 2, 1894)
In Texas war for independence, joined Matamoros expedition of January 1836. In detachment that captured horses of Gen. Urrea of Mexican army, Brown was made captive in a counterattack, and spent 11 months in prison in Mexico, but finally escaped.
In his old age, he lived at “Sur Mer” home of his daughter Mrs. James Perry Bryan, a great-granddaughter by marriage of Moses Austin, whose courage had led to colonization of Texas.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9536.)
Location. 28° 58.591′ N, 95° 28.392′ 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 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. William Joel Bryan (a few steps from this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (a few steps from this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry James Franklin Perry (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 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
Regarding Major Reuben R. Brown. Brown's headstone states he was the “hero of three wars” and died on the fifty-eighth anniversary of the declaration of the independence of Texas.
Also see . . . Reuben Robinson Brown. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
Categories. • Notable Persons •
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 234 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.