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Brazoria County, Texas Biographies and Southwest Texas History
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Brazoria County is located on the Gulf and was created in 1832 out of the lands of Austin County. In this volume, you have a short history of southwest Texas and then the biographical sketches of Brazoria County citizens written in 1893 by the Goodspeed Company. In these sketches, the person in the sketch usually supplies the information to the writer. They would know best the events of their lives.
“History Section: “The recorded history of the Caucasian in Texas may be said to begin in 1580, when Catholic missionaries from Mexico City established churches at El Paso and Santa Fe, and ventured eastward toward the Mississippi [River], preaching to the various Indian tribes and founding missions among them...”
“Biographical Section: “WILLIAM R. NASH, the subject of this sketch is a man who, whatever he undertakes, develops regularly to its fitting comsummation. He is ever reliable when demands are made upon his services, and is weak in no particular, and under no circumstances...”
Surnames Included in This Publication
In this volume there are two index - one for the History Section and a second for the Biographical Section:
HISTORY SECTION SURNAME INDEX
ALAMAN, ALLEN, ALMONTE, AMPUDIA, ANDERSON, ANDREWS, ANNA, ANTHONY, ARCHER, ARISTA, AUGUSTIN, AUSTIN.
BAGDAD, BAKER, BARRETT, BASTERRA, BAY, BAYOU, BEAN, BEE, BELL, BIGELOW, BLACKBURN, BLANCO, BONEO, BORDEN, BOWIE, BRADBURN, BROWN, BURLESON, BURNETT, BURR, BURTON, BUSTILLOS.
CABELLO, CALDWELL, CAMPBELL, CANBY, CARRAVAHAL, CARSON, CASAS, CASTENADO, CHAPMAN, CHEROKEE, CLARK, COKE, COLLINGSWORTH, COMANCHE, COOK, CORDERO, CORDOVA, COTTEN, COX, CROCKETT, CRUGER.
DAVIS, DAWSON, de AGUAYO, de ALARCONNE, de ALMAZAN, de ANAYA, de BARRIOS, de FRANQUIS, de MADIAVILLIA, de MARTOS, de RIPERDA, de SALCEDO, de ZAVALA, de ZAVALS, DeBEAUJEAN, deHERRERA, del SALADO, deLARA, deLEON, deSOTO, DICKINSON, DOMINGUEZ.
EDWARDS, ELLIS, EVANS.
FANNIN, FARIAS, FISHER, FORD.
GONZALES, GRANT, GRAY, GRAYSON, GRITTON, GUAZABEL.
HAMILTON, HARDEMAN, HAYS, HENDERSON, HOCKLEY, HOGG, HORTON, HOUSTON, HOWARD, HUBBARD.
JACK, JACKSON, JOHNSON, JONES.
KARNES, KING, KIOWA.
LaBAHIA, LAFITTE, LALLEMAND, LAMAR, LaSALLE, LeGARCIA, LETONIA, LIPAN, LONG, LONGBRIDGE, LUBBOCK.
MAGEE, MARIA, MARTINEZ, MAZQUIZ, McLEOD, MEJIA, MENIFEE, MILAM, MILLARD, MILLER, MODERATORS, MONTEZUMA, MOORE, MORRELL, MORRIS, MOUNTAIN, MUNOZ, MURRAH.
NAVARRO, NOLAN, NORRIS.
PACHECO, PEASE, PEREZ, PERRY, PIEDRAS, POPE, POTTER.
RANMON, REGULATORS, RIGAULT, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROSS, RUNNELS, RUSK.
SALCEDO, SANDOVAL, SANTO, SHERMAN, SLOUGH, SMITH, St. DENIS.
TAYLOR, TENORIO, TERAN, THOMAS, THROCKMORTON, TONTI, TORNEL, TRAVIS, TRESPALACIOS, TROUTMAN, TWIGGS.
VASQUEZ, VEHLEIN, VIDAURI, VIESCA.
WARD, WHARTON, WILLIAMS, WILLIAMSON, WILSON, WOLL, WOOD, WORTH.
BIOGRAPHICAL SURNAME INDEX
BEARDSLEE, BEYER, BORUM, BRINKERHOFF, BROOSK, BROWN.
CALDWELL, CHINN, COOK, CASTLEMAN
HAGGERTY, HIGGINS, HODGES, HOLLINGSWORTH, HOUSTON, HUBBARD, HUGHES, HYNES.
LEE, LIEDSTRAND, LYTLE.
MASTERSON, METCALF, MILLER, MOSLEY, MUNSON.
NASH, NEELEY, NEELY.
PARKER, PATTERSON, PATTON, PERRY, PHILLIPS, PORTER, PRICE.
RECTOR, RICE, ROANE.
SANTA, SMITH, STILLWELL, SUTHERLAND, SWEENY.
THOMPSON, TOWSEND, TYLER.
WALLER, WALLMAN, WEBSTER, WEEMS, WEISIGER, WHARTON, WHITE.
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