Near Independence in Washington County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Moses Austin Bryan
(September 25, 1817 - March 16, 1895)
Grandson of Moses Austin, whose 1821 contract with Mexico opened Texas to Anglo-Americans. Moses Austin Bryan came to Texas in 1831; worked with his uncle, Stephen F. Austin; fought (1836) in Battle of San Jacinto; served as secretary, Republic of Texas Legation to United States, 1839; joined 1842 Somervell Expedition to resist Mexican aggressions in Texas; rose to major in Confederate Army in Civil War, 1861-1865. Bryan was father of 5 children.
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8313.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence • War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 19.706′ N, 96° 21.686′ W. Marker is near Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Coles Road (County Highway 60) 0.1 miles west of McCrocklin Road. The marker is located in the southwest section of the Old Independence Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distanceOld Independence Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Community Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Columns of a Building of Old Baylor University (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Davis Family (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Female Department of Baylor University (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. Horace G. Clark (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Baylor Park (approx. 0.8 miles away); John P. Coles Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . . Moses Austin Bryan (1817–1895). Bryan joined as a private. He served in the battle of San Jacinto as third sergeant in Moseley Baker's company, as aide-de-camp on the staff of Thomas J. Rusk, and as interpreter for the conference between Sam Houston and Antonio López de Santa Anna. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 13, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.