Anahuac in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Juan Davis Bradburn
Inscription. Adventurer from Kentucky who first came to Texas in 1817 with an expedition seeking to expel Spain from North America. Bradburn served in the Army of the Republic of Mexico in the 1820s, and in 1830 was sent to establish a military post at the mouth of the Trinity. He imposed on colonists by refusing to pay for supplies and labor used in building Fort Anahuac, and in 1831 arrested Mexican commissioner sent to issue land titles, thereby alarming settlers, who feared to lose their homes and improvements. His troops were convicts whom he could not control, and after civilians began to curb soldiers' outrages, he arrested several men, including Patrick C. Jack and William B. Travis, who were held 50 days awaiting a military trial. Approached by William H. Jack and others, Bradburn agreed to release the civilians in return for soldiers held by the colonists. After he received his men, he refused to keep his promise. In fighting that ensued, several lives were lost. When fellow officers deposed him, Bradburn escaped from Anahuac on July 13, 1832, pursued so closely that at the Sabine he lost his horse and swam the river.
In Texas War for Independence (1836), he returned in rear guard of Santa Anna's army -- again to be a loser. (1973)
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
1. Juan Davis Bradburn Marker
Erected 1973. (Marker Number 9113.)
29° 45.333′ N, 94° 41.27′ W. Marker is in Anahuac, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker is at the intersection of Unnamed roads within the park and Unnamed roads within the park on Unnamed roads within the park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America.
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
2. Juan Davis Bradburn Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert McAlpin Williamson (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Anahuac (within shouting distance of this marker); William Barret Travis (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (within shouting distance of this marker); Round Point (approx. 1½ miles away); Birthplace of Governor Ross Shaw Sterling (1875-1949) (approx. 3.1 miles away); Turtle Bayou Resolutions (approx. 6.1 miles away); Chambers County Youth Project Show (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anahuac.
Regarding Juan Davis Bradburn. The bad boy who precipitated the Texas Revolution
Categories. • Forts, Castles • War, Texas Independence •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 251 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.