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Brazoria County

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Brazoria County

Index to Locations

  • Clute Restwood Memorial Park
  • Gulf Prairie Peach Point Cemetery
  • West Columbia Old Columbia Cemetery

    Restwood Memorial Park
    (formerly Eagle Island Plantation Cemetery)
    Clute, Brazoria County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Branch Tanner Archer (1790-1856) — Born in Fauquier County, Va., December 13, 1790. Physician; member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1819-20; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Columbia, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic House of Representatives, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of War, 1840-41. Member, Freemasons. Died in Brazoria, Brazoria County, Tex., September 22, 1856 (age 65 years, 284 days). Interment at Restwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: First cousin once removed of William Segar Archer.
      Political families: Archer-Eggleston-Jefferson family of Virginia; Harrison-Randolph-Marshall-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
      Archer County, Tex. is named for him.
      William Harris Wharton (1802-1839) — of Texas. Born in Virginia, 1802. Delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of Victoria, 1832; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Victoria, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Brazoria, 1836, 1837-39; died in office 1839. Killed when he accidentally shot himself while dismounting from his horse, near Hempstead, Waller County, Tex., March 14, 1839 (age about 36 years). Interment at Restwood Memorial Park.
      Relatives: Brother of John Austin Wharton.
      Wharton County, Tex. is named partly for him.

    Peach Point Cemetery
    Gulf Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836) — also known as Stephen F. Austin; "Father of Texas" — Born in Wythe County, Va., November 3, 1793. Member of Missouri territorial legislature, 1814-19; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1832; took petition to Mexico City for the establishment of Texas as a separate Mexican state, 1832; charged with attempting revolution, and imprisoned until 1835; delegate to Texas Convention of 1833 from District of Austin, 1833; delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of San Felipe de Austin, 1835; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1836; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1836; died in office 1836. Member, Freemasons. Died of pneumonia, in Brazoria County, Tex., December 27, 1836 (age 43 years, 54 days). Original interment at Peach Point Cemetery; reinterment in 1910 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Austin and Maria (Brown) Austin.
      Austin County, Tex. is named for him.
      The city of Austin, Texas, is named for him.  — Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, is named for him.  — Austin College, Sherman, Texas, is named for him.
      See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Handbook of Texas Online
      Books about Stephen F. Austin: Gregg Cantrell, Stephen F. Austin : Empresario of Texas

    Old Columbia Cemetery
    West Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      John Smith Davenport Byrom (1798-1837) — also known as John S. D. Byrom — Born September 14, 1798. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Columbia, 1835; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Brazoria, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Died July 10, 1837 (age 38 years, 299 days). Interment at Old Columbia Cemetery.

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