Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Franklin Perry
(September 19, 1790 - September 13, 1853)
While living in Potosi, Perry met and married Emily Margaret Austin Bryan, a widow with four children. They were eventually the parents of six additional children.
Emily’s father, Moses Austin, and her brother, Stephen F. Austin, were pioneer leaders in the movement to colonize Texas. Upon the urging of Stephen F. Austin, James and Emily Perry and their family moved to Texas in 1831. James Perry established a mercantile business in San Felipe and a farm on Chocolate Bayou. By 1832 the family moved to Peach Point Plantation on the Brazos River.
James Franklin Perry was an active supporter of the Republic of Texas, serving at conventions and on the Committee of Safety. As executor of Stephen F. Austin’s estate, his reports to the government concerning colonial affairs, maps, and land papers became important to the archives of Texas. Perry died of yellow fever while visiting Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1853 and is buried there.
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9585.)
Location. 28° 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. Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
Also see . . .
1. James Franklin Perry. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 15, 2015.)
2. 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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