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Brazoria County, Texas Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemetery transcriptions and photos can be found at Brazoria County, Texas GenWeb. Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool The following cemetery photos can be found at Cemetery Photos of Brazoria County: Angleton Cemetery Brazoria Cemetery Mims Family Cemetery Oak Park Cemetery Old Alvin Cemetery Sandy Point Cemetery Sweeny Cemetery   Texas State Cemetery Just blocks east of the State Capitol, the Cemetery is the final resting place of Governors, Senators, Legislators, Congressmen, Judges and other legendary Texans who have made the state what it is today. The following cemetery transcriptions can be found at Brazoria County, Texas GenWeb Archives. Confederate Cemetery, Alvin Oak Park Cemetery Sandy Point Cemetery The following cemetery transcriptions can be found at Cemeteries of TX Project: Columbia Cemetery Liverpool Cemetery Manvel Cemetery Old Pearland Cemetery Old Settler’s Cemetery Phair Cemetery Quintana Cemetery Sandy Point Cemetery South Park Cemetery The following cemetery transcriptions and photos can be found at FindAGrave. Alvin Cemetery, Alvin Angleton Cemetery, Angleton Armstrong Family Cemetery Bailey Family Cemetery, Bailey Prairie Banks Family, West Columbia Belk Place Cemetery, Angleton Bella Vista Missionary Baptist Church, Midway Black Family Cemetery Blue Run Baptist Church Cemetery, Brazoria Boone Cemetery Booth Cemetery, Manvel Brazoria Cemetery, Brazoria Breckenridge Cemetery Brown Cemetery Bruner Cemetery, Angleton Burrel Chapel Cemetery Cedar Grove Cemetery Cedar Lawn Haven of Rest, West Columbia Clear Lake Cemetery, Brazoria Clute Cemetery, Clute Colonial Cemetery Columbia Cemetery, West Columbia Confederate Cemetery, Alvin Damon Cemetery, Damon Danbury Cemetery, Danbury...

Biography of Calder, R.J., Capt.

Veteran Of San Jacinto Captain Calder was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on the 17th of July 1810, and was the son of James H. and Jane E. Calder (nee Miss Caldwell). His father dying when he was very small, young Calder was raised by his paternal uncle, Major James P. Caldwell (a noble and generous man), until he arrived at the age of manhood. From Maryland he, his mother, and Major Caldwell, moved to Kentucky, and from there to Texas in 1832, settling in Brazoria County. Soon after trouble commenced with the Mexican authorities, which culminated in the battle of Velasco in June, 1832. Young Calder, in company with other citizens of Brazoria County, repaired to the scene of action, but arrived too late for the fight; however, they remained on duty there until the final surrender of the fort. In 1833 his mother died, a true, noble Christian woman. Major Caldwell survived until 1856, dying with yellow fever, in Brazoria County, at the house of his stepson. Mordella Monson. Mr. Calder held various positions in the civil service. In 1835 he was appointed Marshal of the Republic of Texas by President David G. Burnett. The duties of this office were to tale charge of wrecks and prizes and execute the laws of Judge Benj. C. Franklin. During this same year he joined the “army of the people” under General Stephen F. Austin, when the Mexicans attacked the Texans at Gonzales and were driffen off, and they went back to San Anna second lieutenant in the company of Captain J. W. Fannin, John York being first lieutenant. After the...

Biographical Sketch of Masterson, Willim

Fort Bend County, County Judge Judge Masterson is a native Texan, born in Brazoria, Brazoria County, on the 13th of August 1871. His father, Thomas Washington Masterson, was named for a distant relative of General George Washington, Thomas Washington being the great-uncle of Thomas W. Masterson, who was also born in Texas. The grandfather of Judge Masterson on his mother’s side was Dr. John G. Chalmers (gan historic name), who was secretary of the Texas navy during the days of the Republic. The mother of Judge Masterson was Annie T. Chalmers. She waft raised by General Thomas Green, being very young when her father, Dr. Chalmers, died. General Green was her brother-in-law, having married her sister Eliza. Another sister married Colonel Majors, who served in the Confederate army prior to the breaking out of the civil war he was in the United States army, doing service on the Texas frontier, but went with the State when it seceded. One uncle of Judge Masterson, William Lee Chalmers, died last year (1903) in Washington, D. C. Senator John T. Morgan of Alabama, was first cousin of the Judges grandmother. The grandfather Masterson came from Tennessee to Texas, and settled at Velasco at an early day. The great-grandfather, Dr. Archibald Roane, was Governor of Tennessee in the early days of the independence of the United States. Judge Masterson’s father died in 1877 and he was left when very young on his own resources, worked hard, and took a course of studies in the University of Texas, and law department lectures. Received license to practice law before he was of age, but his...

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