Freeport in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
William Jarvis Cannan
(December 23, 1808 - September 24, 1881)
A Republic of Texas soldier during War for Independence. Born in Edgefield, S. C.; came to Texas in 1835. Entering army, he fought in famed victory of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836. He received headright and bounty lands in Brazoria, San Patricio, Coleman, and Limestone counties. He had 11 children by his two marriages: first, to Martha Jane Lonis (who died in 1851), then to Mrs. Permelia Rowena Wilcox.
Recorded - 1970
Erected 1970 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9543.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 29° 0.476′ N, 95° 18.984′ W. Marker is in Freeport, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from Creek Drive west of Route 792, on the left when traveling west. The marker is located at the Hudgins Cemetery on Creek Drive in Oyster Creek, Texas. 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 markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the Hudgins Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Velasco Lodge No. 757, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of Town of Old Velasco (approx. 4.2 miles away); Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (approx. 4.4 miles away); Velasco Methodist Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); Old Velasco, CSA (approx. 4.4 miles away); Velasco (approx. 4.4 miles away); Historical Jetties (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Freeport.
Also see . . . William Jarvis Cannan bio at San Jacinto Museum. (Submitted on May 26, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.