Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Joel Bryan
(December 14, 1815 - March 3, 1903)
Grandson of Moses Austin, whose dream of Anglo-American colony changed course of Texas history.
Came to Texas with his mother and stepfather in 1831; served in Texas army from 1835 to 1838. A highly successful planter, he was instrumental in building of deepwater port at mouth of the Brazos. Town of Bryan, Texas, is named for him. He married Lavinia Perry. Lived at “Durazno” plantation – a gift of his uncle, Stephen F. Austin. Had 7 children.
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9538.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is December 14, 1815.
Location. 28° 58.588′ N, 95° 28.386′ 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. Marker is located in the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Freeport TX 77541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Major Reuben R. Brown (a few steps from this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (a few steps from this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (a few steps from this marker); James Franklin Perry (a few steps from this marker); Henry William Munson (a few steps from this marker); Major James Peckham Caldwell (a few steps from this marker); Gulf Prairie (a few steps from this marker); Peach Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
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Also see . . . William Joel Bryan. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 561 times since then and 31 times this year. Last updated on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.