Jones Creek in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Major James Peckham Caldwell
(January 6, 1793 - November 16, 1856)
Adjutant of the Texas army in Battle of Velasco, June 26, 1832. Wounded there, he was guarding civilians at time Texas won independence in Battle of San Jacinto, April 21, 1836.
A bosom friend of Stephen F. Austin, Caldwell received land grant from Mexico in 1824. In 1830s he had a sugar mill, said to be the first on the Brazos.
He married Ann Munson, widow of his friend H.W. Munson. They had a son and a daughter.
Erected 1970 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9541.)
Location. 28° 58.578′ N, 95° 28.381′ 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. Touch for map. Marker is located next to the parking lot in front of the historic section of the cemetery; the above directions are to Gulf Prairie Church and 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. Gulf Prairie (here, next to this marker); Henry William Munson (here, next to this marker); William Joel Bryan Major Reuben R. Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); General Stephen Fuller Austin (within shouting distance of this marker); Emily Margaret Brown Austin Bryan Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); James Franklin Perry (within shouting distance of this marker); Peach Point (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jones Creek.
Also see . . . James Peckham Caldwell. From the Texas State Historical Association’s “Handbook of Texas Online”. (Submitted on November 14, 2015.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 14, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.