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Matagorda: early history.

Lorraine Jeter

Matagorda: early history.

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Published by Gateway Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

  • Matagorda (Tex.)
    • Subjects:
    • Matagorda (Tex.) -- History.,
    • Matagorda (Tex.) -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 134.

      LC ClassificationsF394.M4 J47
      The Physical Object
      Pagination138 p.
      Number of Pages138
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5068106M
      LC Control Number74076092

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Matagorda is an early cultural center of Texas as evidenced by schools, churches and press. Go to top. There once was a town named Gulf, also known as Old Gulf, Big Hill, and Gulf Hill.

It was near the junction of Boggy Creek and the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway, sixteen miles south of Bay City in south central Matagorda County. Linda Wolff goes into great detail in bringing the rich history of Indianola and Matagorda Island to life in this book.

Designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in In addition to the history also provides a guide to the wildflowers, the birds, the wildlife and brings the reader to current time and the Matagorda Island State Park.5/5(2).

History. Matagorda, Texas, is the 3rd oldest town Matagorda: early history. book Texas. It was established in by Elias R. Wightman who was one of Stephen F. Austin’s early surveyors. At the time this area belonged to Mexico. Afraid that the French and Native American Indians would take over the territory, the Mexican government hired Stephen F.

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Matagorda: early history [Jeter, Lorraine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Matagorda: early history. During our 13 year history, Team First Book-Matagorda County has placed more t books into the homes of needy children in Matagorda County. Inwe began a much more aggressive community outreach and began to add new book recipient programs, initiate new programs with new and existing partners, and take an active role in community.

History. Matagorda is the 3rd oldest town in Texas. It was established in when Stephen F. Austin obtained permission from the Mexican government to build a town to protect incoming settlers.

Elias R. Wightman, who was one of Stephen F. Austin's early surveyors, traveled to Matagorda in with 60 immigrant settlers. HISTORY AND GENEALOGY BOOKS: African-American Obituaries of Matagorda County by Kathleen Tatum, BCPL, CL, MCM Bay City and Matagorda County: A History by Junan J.

Steighorst, ACPL, BCPL, CL, MCM, SAPL, TAMU, VC/UHV, VPL Bay City High School Class of 50th AnniversaryBCPL, MCM Bay City High School Class of 50th Class Reunion OctoBCPL. The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors in the region of North America now known as Texas inwho found the region occupied by numerous Native American tribes.

The Native Americans' ancestors had been there for more t years as evidenced by the discovery of the remains of prehistoric Leanderthal Lady.

WIGHTMAN, ELIAS R. (–). Elias R. Wightman, one of the founders of Matagorda and a Stephen F. Austin Old Three Hundred colonist, was born early in in Herkimer County, New York, one of eleven children of Esther (Randall) and Baptist minister Benjamin Wightman. Wightman taught school in New York, eventually marrying one of his students, Mary Sherwood (see HELM, MARY.

farther back in history than the record of some forebears in Ireland in the ’s. Most of the following early information was extracted from a copy of records he acquired and passed on to the family of his brother, William Robert Boyd, sometime in the ’s.

Later entries were made by Sarah Doris BoydFile Size: 2MB. The history of early Matagorda County, its antebellum plantations and slavery come together in a new book written by longtime historian Mary McAllister Ingram.

Canebrake Settlements - the new book's complete title at right - takes a fascinating look at the people who came to Matagorda County in the early s to build sugar plantations along Author: Mike Reddell.

Matagorda County History. Centennial Monument: MATAGORDA COUNTY Early home of the Karankawa Indians. Landing place of LaSalle in Settled by colonists of Stephen F. Austin. The municipality of Matagorda organized under the Mexican Government on March 6, Bay City Public Library Genealogy Collection: The the BCPL has an excellent collection of genealogy books for a small library.

It includes books on Matagorda County, family histories, many Texas counties and most of the states in the United States. #N#Matagorda County, a part of Stephen F. Austin's Colony, was one of the original Texas counties formed on Ma Click the link below to read its history from the Handbook of Texas.

History of Matagorda County. Matagorda County History told by its residents. Stephen F. Austin. statue near the junction of Highways.

in Brazoria County. Scraps of Early Texas History: By Mrs. Mary S. Helm, who, with her first husband, Elias R. Wightman, founded the city of Matagorda, in Showing of pages in this book. Second volume describing the history of Matagorda County, Texas, containing part 3 of the text.

This volume contains a compilation of submitted biographies and family histories for people living in Matagorda County Name index starts on page Author: Barbara Stell, Howard Stell.

Census of Historic Matagorda County (TX) Book. 37 Early Georgia Marriages. Book. 40 Early Georgia Marriages. Book. A History of Union County SC (Donated by Frank Cook) 8/30/ Book. A History of Watauga County NC (Donated by Frank Cook) 8/30/ Book. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent.

But the danger from outside Kittery’s camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Tap begins to suspect that Kittery’s woman, a Texas-born beauty who misses the glitz and glamour of city life, isn’t everything she appears to be/5(6).

InFrench explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, also meet the Karankawa when he established Fort St. Louis near Matagorda Bay. The Karankawa were historically one of the most powerful American Indian peoples in early Texas, but by the s, their numbers had been so reduced that they were considered to be extinct.

Subject: Matagorda History Matagorda has historic significance, color, and is a very nice town. An interesting fact is that a huge logjam existed on the Colorado river near here for many years, and was cleared early last century, creating a division in Matagorda bay with a new river delta.

Now we have East, and West Matagorda Bays. Popular Texas History Books Showing of Lone Star: A History Of Texas And The Texans (Paperback) by. Rate this book. Clear rating.

1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Recollections of Early Texas: Memoirs of John.

Matagorda County Museum, Bay City: Address, Phone Number, Matagorda County Museum Reviews: /5 there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Set an a beautiful historic building, the small town museum was a real gym. Thoughtfully covers the areas history with examples of early live in this /5(26).

A visit to Matagorda Bay & Beach offers the perfect balance of non-stop activity and lay-around-doing-nothing time. Choose one of many ways to explore Matagorda.

Cast your line on a fishing adventure on one of the many fishing charters offered. Travel back in history with a. The preserved hull of La Belle is the centerpiece in the Bullock Museum's first floor Texas History Gallery.

The Artifacts: Excavated Stories. In addition to the ship, recovered artifacts tell the stories of La Salle, the French sailors and colonists aboard La Belle, and the regional American Indians who encountered them.

Matagorda Tap Duvarney lost his innocence in the War Between the States, then tested his skills in the frontier army.

Now he’s settled on the Texas coast, working a ranch as the partner of his old friend Tom Kittery—and finding himself in the middle of /5(4). THE ORIGINAL OLD LIST This information is from the book, "DOCUMENTS of TEXAS HISTORY" Second Edition (pages thru ) edited by Ernest Wallace, David M.

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Amin, Julius, "Black Lubbock: to the Present," West Texas Historical Association Year Book 65 (). Baum, Dale, "Burdens of Landholding in a Freed Slave Settlement: The Case of Brazoria County's 'Hall's Town','' Southwestern Historical Quarterlyno.

2 (October, ). He may have been one of the soldiers at the fort when Mary arrived in Matagorda, since Mary wrote in her memoirs, Scraps of Early Texas History, "one of them was a Kentucky youth, six feet high, named Helm." Mary spent the rest of her life in Connersville, where she died in at the age of Bay City Historic Commission, Bay City, Texas.

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Improving early childhood education: Wharton & Matagorda Co. First Book Matagorda County: $5, Distributing new books to children: Matagorda Co. Boys & Girls Club Bay City: $12, Equipping music-making program: Matagorda Co. Boys & Girls Club El Campo and Palacios: $42, Operating support: Wharton & Matagorda Co.

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Texas Workforce Comm. () Public Safety Dept. () Texas Dept. of Insurance () Arriving there 5 November, she decommissioned 20 February and joined the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Group at Orange, Tex. Reactivated in earlyMatagorda was transferred to the Coast Guard 7 March and commissioned on the same day as USCGC Matagorda (WAVP‑).

Reclassified WHEC‑ on 1 May and transferred to the Coast Guard. Chairman of the Matagorda County Historical Society [Commission], Everett Cordray, will preside. District Judge JoAnn Ottis will give a dedicatory address followed by the unveiling of the marker.

A special guest speaker from the Kilbride-Barkley family, Helen Cates Neary, will provide an added vignette on the home’s early history.

MATAGORDA is combo trail drive and feuding families tale, with an emphasis on the feud. Much of that material is drawn from the history of the infamous Sutton-Taylor affair, one of the most infamous feuds in Texas history.

Matagorda is the name of a Texas Gulf Plains. Around Matagorda Island, most people are either backing the Munsons or remaining silent. But the danger from outside Kittery's camp is nothing compared to the threat within, as Tap begins to suspect that Kittery's woman, a Texas-born beauty who misses the glitz and glamour of.

There's a ton of history in this community and church. For those who don't know, Geraldyne Ryman Havard was Kary Havard's mother and Laura Shay's aunt. Louise Walker Ryman was Kary and Laura's grandmother.

The historical marker in front of the church has this inscription written by these two women. "One of the earliest Methodist churches in Texas. Although Texas at the turn of the millennium has about 13 million church members and adherents, organized religion developed slowly in the state.

Native Religious Practices The Indian tribes that inhabited the territory of Texas prior to the coming of Europeans in the 16th century engaged in a variety of religious practices. Giants of Texas History. Texas has produced many notable figures.

Click the links below to learn about: Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle. Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was a French explorer who discovered the Ohio River and descended the Mississippi, claiming for France all of the lands drained by that river, a vast territory that he named "Louisiana.".After minor skirmishing, the Union forces prevailed.

The forces pushed on north to Matagorda Island, but soon had to be withdrawn to participate in campaigns elsewhere in the Gulf. The Salt Industry. From at least the early s tosalt production was a major local industry in the Laguna Madre.History of Texas Public Lands. Revised March 3.

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