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  • 1825 Miller County Petition - Arkansas Territory
    Transcription of 1825 Petition to the President of the United States from the citizens of Miller County in the Arkansas Territory concerning the settlements and treaties with the Choctaw Indians.

  • 1828 Miller County Petition - Arkansas Territory
    Transcription of 1828 Petition to Governor Izard from the citizens of Pecan Point in Miller County in the Arkansas Territory regarding the Indians.

  • 1833 Shannon to Miller - Lake Creek Settlement

  • 1845 Montgomery Patriot Advertisment - Lake Creek Settlement
    Advertisement for lots in the town of Montgomery, Texas in July 2, 1845 editon of the Montgomery Patriot newspaper. Makes clear reference to the Lake Creek Settlement.

  • Act Creating Montgomery County, Texas
    Text of the Act creating Montgomery County, Texas on December 14, 1837.

  • Albert Sidney Johnston SCV Newsletter
    Albert Sidney Johnston Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp No. 67 SCV newsletter.

  • Alfred and Matilda Morris House
    The Alfred and Matilda Morris House in Montgomery, Texas. Also known as the Patton House. Matilda Parmer was the daughter of Martin Parmer who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.

  • Anson Jones - The Last President of Texas
    Biography of the Anson Jones who the last President of the Republic of Texas. Anson Jones was instrumental in negotiating the annexation of Texas by the United State of America.

  • Austin's Register of Families
    Stephen F. Austin's Register of Families proves that Andrew Montgomery and Owen Shannon were farmers and NOT the owners of a trading post.

  • Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag of Texas
    In 1997 the Texas Legislature confirmed that Montgomery County was the birthplace of the Texas Lone Star Flag by reading House Resolution 1123 into the legislative record.

  • C. B. Stewart Attorney for W. W. Shepperd
    Copy of a note signed by John Crane in behalf of W. W. Shepperd. Notes on back are in the handwriting of C. B. Stewart as attorney for W. W. Shepperd concerning filing with the probate court of Montgomery County, Texas

  • Charles B. Stewart
    Biography of Charles B. Stewart written by Sam Houston Dixon in 1924. Stewart was the first Secretary of State of Texas and a signer of the Texas Declarartion of Independence.

  • Connections
    A list of the social, military and political connections between John Wyatt Moody, W. W. Shepperd, Charles B. Stewart and the Second Congress of the Republic of Texas that created Montgomery County in December of 1837.

  • Convention at Washington on the Brazos
    History of the Convention at Washington on the Brazos and the Texas Declaration of Independence written by Sam Houston Dixon.

  • Creation of Montgomery County
    A detailed history of the creation of Montgomery County, Texas.

  • Day Book of Charles B. Stewart
    References to the Lake Creek Settlement in the Day Book of Charles B. Stewart.

  • Defence of James W. Parker
    Complete text of the pamphlet entitled "Defence of James W. Parker Against Slanderous Accusations" published in Houston, Texas in 1839 in response to the accusations of W. W. Shepperd.

  • E. R. Wightman - English Field Notes and Plats
    Information about the surveys and english field notes prepared by Elias R. Wightman in 1831 in what is today westen Montgomery County, Texas. gives details including the roads and traces then in existence in 1831 in that part of Texas.

  • Early History of Historic Montgomery County, Texas
    The Early History of Montgomery County, Texas by Kameron K. Searle, including a detailed history of the founding of the town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Election Returns from Lake Creek Settlement
    Article about Washington and Montgomery County Texas election information from 1836, 1837 and 1838.

  • Evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth
    Evidence regarding the evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth. Historiography of Montgomery County, Texas and the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth - Part 1
    Newspaper article discusses the lack of primary historical sources for an alleged indian trading post allegedly operated by Jacob Shannon in a community supposedly named after James and Magaret Montgomery. Article also points our how the history of the so-called Montgomery Trading Post has evolved over time.

  • Evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth - Part 11
    Newspaper article discusses the lack of primary historical sources for an alleged Indian Trading Post allegedly operated by Andrew Montgomery. Article also points our how the history of the so-called Montgomery Trading Post has evolved over time.

  • Evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth - Part 12
    In 1952, J. L. Montgomery advised that Montgomery County, Texas was named after William Montgomery. 23 three years later, his grandson wrote that the county was named after Andrew Montgomery. Why?

  • Evolution of the Montgomery Trading Post Myth - Part 13
    Newspaper article regarding problems with history that alleges Andrew Montgomery operated an Indian trading post on land he did not own from 1823-1829 in Mexican Texas and in Austin's Colony.

  • Fernland Museum Project Board

  • Fifty-Five Years Ago In the Wilderness
    Order "Fifty-Five Years Ago in the Wilderness or The Old Ringtail Panther of Missouri" published originally by Tom Parmer in 1874 and restored and republished by Kameron K. Searle in 2007.

  • Founding Towns - A Shepperd Family Tradition
    Towns founded by the Shepperd family in North Carolina, the Republic of Texas and the State of Texas.

  • George Washington Wright
    Biography of early Texas settler George Washington Washington Wright.

  • Help Wanted - George M. Crittenden
    Trying to get information about Geroge M. Critteden for a Montgomery County, Texas history book that is being written. G. M. Crittenden is said to have written a group of Grimes County Texas history papers commonly referred to as the Critteden Papers.

  • Help Wanted - Lake Creek Settlement
    Historian asks for your help in finding specific documents and information relating to the history of the Lake Creek Settlement prior to the founding of the Town of Montgomery, Texas in 1837.

  • Help Wanted - Major John Wyatt Moody
    Where did Major John Wyatt Moody get his military rank? Help wanted. Author seeks your help with a question about Texan J. W. Moody.

  • Help Wanted - Montgomery Prairie
    Historian asks for your help in finding specific documents and information relating to the Montgomery Trading Post or Montgomery Settlement.

  • Help Wanted - Saracen - Sam Houston's Horse
    Historian asks for your help in finding specific documents and information relating to Sam Houston's horse - Saracen.

  • Help Wanted - Town Creek
    Correcting the place of Town Creek in the history of Montgomery, Texas. The naming of Town Creek did not precede the founding of the Town of Montgomery in July 1837.

  • Historiography - Define - Definition - The History of History
    Define historiography. Definition of historiography. The history of history.

  • HOME
    Texas History Page on the Internet. A new web site for those who love Texas History and want more.

  • Indian Trading Post - Montgomery, Texas
    History of the Indian Trading Post that became the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Jacob Shepperd
    Biography of Jacob Shepperd, early Texas settler and revolutionary soldier in the Texas army in its fight for independence against Mexico. Jacob Shepperd saved the life of Santa Anna by delivering an express from Sam Houston to the Texas army.

  • John Wyatt Moody
    John Wyatt Moody was the First Auditor of the Republic of Texas. W. W. Shepperd, in partnership with J. W. Moody, founded the Town of Montgomery, Texas in July 1837.

  • Lake Creek Settlement
    History of the Lake Creek Settlement and the founding of the Town of Montgomery, Texas in July, 1837.

  • Lake Creek Settlement - Reference List
    A bibliography or reference list for historical sources regarding the lands known as the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas.

  • Lake Creek Settlement Goes to War - Part 1
    Article about the army volunteers from the Lake Creek Settlement who fought in the Texas Revolution in 1835 and 1836.

  • Lake Creek Settlement Goes to War - Part 2
    Article about the army volunteers from the Lake Creek Settlement who fought in the Texas Revolution in 1835 and 1836. This article focuses on John Marshall Wade who manned the Twin Sisters during the Battle of San Jacinto.

  • Lake Creek Settlement Goes to War - Part 3
    Article about the army volunteers from the Lake Creek Settlement who fought in the Texas Revolution in 1835 and 1836. This article focuses on Jacob H. Shepperd and his military career in Texas.

  • Lake Creek Settlement Map
    1861 map highlighted to show the boundaries of the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas prior to July,1837.

  • Lemuel Montgomery Namesake of Montgomery, Texas
    Letter to the Editor of the Montgomery County News written by Carrol D. Cagle regarding the naming of the Town of Montgomery, Texas after Lemuel Montgomery.

  • Letter to the Editor - Indian Trading Post
    Letter to the Editor of the Montgomery County News regarding the Indian Trading Post that preceded the town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Letter to the Editor - Montgomery Family Tradition
    Letter to the editor describing the changes made in Montgomery family tradition in the 1950's and its effects on the written history of the town and county of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Marriage of C. B. Stewart and Julia Shepperd
    Record of the marriage of C. B. Stewart and Julia Shepperd on March 11, 1836 at the home of W. W. Shepperd in the Lake Creek Settlement in the Washington Municipality during the Texas Revolution.

  • Marriage of Charles Bellinger Stewart
    Article about the marriage of Charles Bellinger Stewart during the darkest days of the Texas Revolution while he served as a delegate to the Convention at Washingto-on-the-Brazos in March 1836.

  • Martin Parmer
    Biography of Martin Parmer compiled from primary historical sources.

  • Methodist Church - Montgomery Texas
    History of the Methodist Church in Montgomery Texas.

  • Mexican Land Grants
    Mexican Land Grants in Texas were not completely free. To get the title to a Mexican Land Grant certain costs and fees had to be paid. This article examines the costs and fees a colonist would have had to pay to get his land in Austin's Colony in 1831.

  • Montgomery County Centennial Monuments
    In 1936, two monuments were erected in Montgomery County, Texas to commemorate the centenary of Texas Independence. One monument commemorating the founding of Montgomery County and another commemorating the founding of the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Montgomery County News Articles
    Newspaper articles written for the Montgomery County News by Kameron Searle about the history of the Lake Creek Settlement and the founding of the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Montgomery County, Texas Commissioners Court March 1,1838
    Minutes of the first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting on March 1, 1838. W. W. Shepperd induced Commissioners Court to make the Town of Montgomery the county seat of Montgomery County, Texas.

  • Montgomery Founded in Two Phases
    The town of Montgomery, Texas was founded by W. W. Shepperd in two distinct phases. History.

  • Montgomery Trading Post Historical Marker
    In 1991, Bessie Price Owen and the Montgomery Intermediate School History Club applied for a Texas State Historical Marker for the so-called Montgomery Trading Post. It was rejected. This is the history of that application.

  • Names in Lake Creek Settlement Documents
    Names associated with the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas. Names mentioned in Lake Creek Settlement documents and records as parties, witnesses, landowners, officials, etc.

  • New Town of Montgomery on the Hill - Map

  • No Shannon Trading Post in 1826
    There was no trading post being operated by Owen or Jacob Shannon near the current location of Montgomery, Texas in 1826 as many poorly researched histories teach. Documents prove that the Shannons were still living in Nacogdoches as late as 1830.

  • Origin of the Lone Star Flag
    Origin of the Lone Star Flag of Texas by David Martin.

  • Original Drawing of the Charles B. Stewart Lone Star Flag
    Original Drawing of the Charles B. Stewart Lone Star Flag of Texas in the Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers in the Texas State Library and Archives.

  • Owen Shannon Died in 1834
    Evidence that Owen Shannon died in 1834. This page also explains why Owen Shannon only had one quarter of his Headright League left at the time of his death.

  • Owen Shannon Will
    Last will and testament of Owen Shannon. Probate records from the estate of Owen Shannon a citizen of Austin's Colony in the State of Coahuila and Texas, Mexico.

  • Page 1
    Enlargement of page 1 of minutes the first Commissioners Court Meeting of Montgomery County, Texas on March 1, 1838. Town of Montgomery becomes the county seat of Montgomery County, Texas.

  • Petition for a County with "No Name"
    The petition that resulted in the creation of Montgomery County in 1837. Signed by the citizens of Washington County on the east side of the Brazos River, the original petition did not specify a name for the new county.

  • Primary Source Document - Define
    Primary source document - definitions as defined by dictionaries and various historians. Primary sources and primary documents.

  • Republic Claim of Peter Krag
    Evidence that peter Krag did not design the Lone Star Flag of Texas. Republic Claim proving he only prepared a draft "of the contemplated Natiional flag [and] Seal for the use of the Senate accompanying the report of the Committee..."

  • Roads in the Lake Creek Settlement
    Washington County Commissioners Court minutes regarding roads in the Lake Creek Settlement in 1837.

  • Sam Houston
    Biography of General Sam Houston written in 1924 before political correctness and revisionist history. Sam Houston and the battle of San Jacinto the way your grandfather learned about them.

  • Sam Houston Rode a Gray Horse
    Sam Houston rode a gray horse. A history of the horse upon which Sam Houston rode into the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

  • Shepperd Sells Town of Montgomery to McCown for Slaves
    In 1839, W. W. Shepperd sold his interest in the town of Montgomery, Texas to James McCown. The sale was unusual because James McCown paid Shepperd for the town with seven slaves.

  • Shepperd, W. W.
    Biography of W. W. Shepperd, early Texas settler and founder of the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • Submit Article Texas History Page
    Information on how to submit a Texas history article or biography to the Texas History Page.

  • Submit Article Texas History Page Blog
    Information on how to submit a press release or news article about a upcoming Texas history event to the Texas History Page Blog.

  • Texas Declaration of Independence
    The Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico dated March 2, 1836 at the Town of Washington. Copy of original document with with transcription.

  • Texas Flag History
    History of the Lone Star Flag of Texas as illustrated in various primary documents.

  • Texas Heritage Society
    Texas Heritage Society news and information. Texas history and Texas genealogy.

  • The Battle of the Brazos
    Sam Houston's first battlefield selection in the Texas war for independence. Evidence that Sam Houston and the Texas army intended to fight Santa Anna and the Mexican army well before the Battle of San Jacinto.

  • The First Montgomery County Courthouse - Texas
    Historical information about the first Montgomery County courthouse in Montgomery County, Texas.

  • The Killing of Gus Palmer and Buddy Palmer
    Article regarding the killing of Gus Palmer and Buddy Palmer in October of 1906.

  • The Twin Sisters
    A history of the famous Twin Sisters used in the Battle of San Jacinto to win Texas independence. Where are the Twin Sisters? Beginning with the 1913 article by S. O. Young, we look at all the evidence.

  • Town of Montgomery Incorporated - 1848
    In 1848, the Town of Montgomery, Texas was incorporated by the Texas Legislature. Chapter 191. An Act to Incorporate the Town of Montgomery. Copy of Act with transcription.

  • W. W. Shepperd - First Postmaster of Montgomery, Texas
    W. W. Shepperd was the first postmaster of Montgomery, Texas. Documents and records.

  • W. W. Shepperd - The Founder
    Newspaper article from the Montgomery County News about W. W. Shepperd the founder of the Town of Montgomery, Texas.

  • W. W. Shepperd Purchased 200 Acres from William C. Clark
    Map showing the 200 acres of land purchased by W. W. Shepperd from William C. Clark in the John Corner League on September 15, 1835. This would be the original site of the Town of Montgomery, Texas in July of 1837.

  • Washington Lodge No. 18 - Washington-on-the-Brazos
    Washington Lodge No.18 of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas A. F. & A. M. is the Masonic Lodge chartered at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Contact information about Washington Lodge #18.

  • Wharton, William H.
    William H. Wharton's early 1836 history regarding causes of the Texas Revolution with Mexico.

  • William C. Clark Purchased 600 Acres from John Corner
    Map showing the 600 acres of land purchased by William C. Clark from John Corner in the John Corner League on January 1, 1831.

  • Zachariah Landrum and Related Families
    Zachariah Landrum family and related families in Austin's Second Colony, the Lake Creek Settlement, Washington Municipality, later Washington County and later Montgomery County, Texas. Includes Landrum, Springer, Worsham and Rankin.

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