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Names Associated with the Lake Creek Settlement in Texas

   Below is a list of more than 60 documents and records referencing the place known as Lake Creek Settlement, Precinct of Lake Creek, District of Lake Creek and Lake Creek included on this web site with the source of each document provided to aid students and future historians wishing to investigate the early history of Montgomery County.  All names mentioned in these documents as parties, witnesses, landowners, officials, etc. have been included. Click here for more information about the Lake Creek Settlement and the Founding of the Town of Montgomery, Texas.  At the bottom of this page, see a complete list of more than 90 names of people mentioned in the documents on this list.

Lake Creek Settlement Documents

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Dates, Names Mentioned and Sources

1833-1870

Date: August 8, 1833

Document Type: Articles of Agreememnt

Name of Place Mentioned: Lake Creek Settlement

Parties to or Names Mentioned: Jacob Shannon and Rutha Miller [Ruth Miller].

Source: Montgomery County Clerk's Office, Deed Records, Volume N, page 254.

 

Date: January 13, 1834

Document Type:  Land Transaction

Name of Place Mentioned: Lake Creek Settlement

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Thomas Chatham and J. M. Springer

Source: Stephen F. Austin’s Register of Families, Book 2, Page 7.

 

Date: April 12, 1835 – Year recorded incorrectly.  Correct year is 1834.

Document Type: Will of Owen Shannon

Name of Place Mentioned:  Neighborhood of Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Owen Shannon, Margaret Shannon, Henry Goff, Mary Corner, Matthew Hubert, James J. Foster, William C. Clark, Benjamin Rigby and George Allen.

Source: Austin County Clerk's Office in a file referred to as the "Old Probate Files." 

 

Date: September 17th, 1835

Document Type:  Deed – Margaret Shannon to Charles Garrett

Name of Place Mentioned:  Precinct of Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Margaret Shannon, Charles Garrett, C.B. Stewart and Henry Goff

Source:  Montgomery County Clerk, Deed, Vol. F, pp. 65 and 66.

 

Date: October 31, 1835

Document Type:  Letter –  R.R. Royal President of the Permanent Council to Genl. Stephen F. Austin and Genl. Sam Houston

Name of Place Mentioned:  "...an express from Lake Creek says in a few days 50 men from that Quarter will leave for head Quarters..."

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  R.R. Royall Presd. Genl. Council, General Stephen F. Austin and General Sam Houston

Source:  The Papers of the Texas Revolution 1835-1836, Presidial Press, Austin, 1973, Vol. 2, pp. 279-281.

 

Date: November 4, 1835

Document Type:  Bond –  William Busby to W. W. Shepperd

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek, Austins Colony

Parties to or Names Mentioned: Willam Busby, W. W. Shepperd, A. Garner, W. M. Rankin and John M. Springer.

Source:  Montgomery County Clerk, Deed, Vol. A, pp. 61-62.

 

Date:  December 10, 1835

Document Type:  Report and Resolutions of the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas signed by Lt. Governor James W. Robinson

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas, Lt. Governor James W. Robinson and James J. Foster.

Source:  The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, Presidial Press, Austin, Vol. 9, pp.152-153.

 

Date:  December 10, 1835

Document Type:  An Address to the People of Texas from the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas, D.C. Barrett, Chairman; R.R. Royall, Henry Millard and James J. Foster.

Source:  The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, John H. Jenkins editor, Presidial Press, Vol. 3, pp.142-144.

 

Date:  December 11, 1835

Document Type:  Letter - Moseley Baker to the General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  General Council of the Provisional Government of Texas, Moseley Baker, Capt. Fanning [Fannin] and James J. Foster.

Source:  The Papers of the Texas Revolution, 1835-1836, John H. Jenkins editor, Presidial Press, Vol. 3, pp.152-153.

 

Date: December 29, 1835

Document Type:  Military Discharge of Hiram Brumet

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Hiram Brumet and Capt. John M. Bradley

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Clark, William C., Claim #: 1242, Type: AU, Reel #: 18, Frames: 134.

 

Date:  February 28, 1836

Document Type:  Transfer of Military Discharge Hyram Brumet to Wm. C. Clark

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Hyram Brumet, Wm. C. Clark,  Young Caruthers, Jno. Wade and Jonathan Collard

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Clark, William C., Claim #: 1242, Type: AU, Reel #: 18, Frame: 135.

 

Date: March 8, 1836 and March 11, 1836

Document Type:  Marriage Records – Charles B. Stewart to Julia Shepperd

Name of Place Mentioned:  I James Hall Judge of the Municipality of Washington authorised W W Shepperd of Lake Creek to celebrate a contract of marriage between C B Stewart & Julia Shepperd…”   “By virtue of the foregoing authority to me directed I William W. Shepperd on Lake Creek on the 11th day of March 1836 caused the contract of Marriage between the parties referred to be executed…”

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Judge James Hall, C.B. Stewart, Julia Shepperd and William W. Shepperd.

Source:  Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A-1, p. 240.

 

Date:  March 11, 1836

Document Type:  Affidavit – Marriage Records - Charles B. Stewart to Julia Shepperd

Name of Place Mentioned: House of W.W. Shepperd on Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  John Wade, W.C. Clark, Chas Garrett, W.W. Shepperd, C.B. Stewart and Julia Shepperd.

Source:  Washington County Clerk, Deed Book A-1, p. 243

 

Date: 1836

Document Type:  Campaign Recollections of J. H. Kuykendall

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  Sam Houston and J.H. Kuykendall

Source:  J. H. Kuykendall, "Recollections of the Campaign," quoted in Eugene C. Barker's "The San Jacinto Campaign,” Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume IV, p. 300.

 

Date: March 17, 1836

Document Type:  Advertisement – Notice

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to or Names Mentioned:  W. W. Shepperd and Col. Jared Groce.

Source:  Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper, Thursday, March 17, 1836, Vol. I, No. 20, published at San Felipe de Austin by Joseph Baker & Bordens.

 

Date:  1836-1839

Document Type:  Compiled Election Index

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek Precinct

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Justice of the Peace Peter Cartwright, Justice of the Peace Martin P. Clark and Justice of the Peace George Galbraith.

Source:  Compiled Index to Elected and Appointed Officials of the Republic of Texas: 1835-1846 published by the State Archives Division Texas State Library, 1981, pp. 21, 23 and 42.

 

Date:  June 24, 1836

Document Type:  Deed - Charles Stewart to Benjamin Rigby

Name of Place Mentioned:  “At the store of William W. Shepperd on Lake Creek”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Chas. B. Stewart, Benjamin Rigby, William W. Shepperd, James Buckhanon, John Geline, John Wade and William Rankin.

 

Date:  June 25, 1836

Document Type:  Day Book entry of Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Chas. B. Stewart and W. W. Shepperd

Source:  June 25, 1836 entry, Day Book from 1836 to 1852,  Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas.

 

Date:  August 1836

Document Type:  Advertisement for City of Houston

Name of Place Mentioned:  "The town of Houston is distant...40 miles from Lake Creek..."

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  A.C. Allen and J.K. Allen

Source:  August 30, 1836 edition of Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper published in Houston, Texas.

 

Date:  1836

Document Type:  Allen Brothers Letter to Congress of Republic of Texas

Name of Place mentioned:  "...Spring and Lake creek settlements..."

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  A.C. Allen and J.K. Allen

Source:  Houston, A History and Guide, Compiled by Workers of the Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Texas, Sponsored by the Harris County Historical Society, Inc., The Anson Jones Press, Houston, Texas, 1942, pp. xi and xii.

 

Date:  November 6, 1836

Document Type:  Power of Attorney

Name of Place Mentioned:  "I William C. Clark of Lake Creek, Municipality of Washington and Republic of Texas..." and "Given at Lake Creek..."

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Wm. C. Clark, Young Carrethers, Hiram Brumet, Jonathan Collard, W.W. Shepperd and Jno. Wade.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Clark, William C., Claim #: 1242, Type: AU, Reel #: 18, Frame: 132. 

 

Date:  December 10, 1836

Document Type:  Deed – John M. Springer to Jeremiah Worsham

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Jeremiah Worsham, John M. Springer, B.B. Goodrich, Mathew Hubert, William Keys, Wm. C. Clark and Wm. Cartwright.

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. A, pp. 3 and 4.

 

Date:  November 29, 1836

Document Type:  Obituary of Ann Rebecca Mock

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek settlement

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Ann Rebecca Mock, William Mock and Ann Mock.

Source:  Telegraph and Texas Register, December 17, 1836, Vol. I, No. 47, p. 4, Columbia, Republic of Texas.

 

Date:  January 5, 1837

Document Type:  Business Record

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Charles B. Stewart and Capt. [John] Crane

Source:  January 5, 1837 entry, Day Book from 1836 to 1852, Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas.

 

Date:  January 10, 1837

Document Type:  Contract – John Thomas and William Landrum and John Pyle

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas and Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  John Thomas, William Landrum, John Pyle, J. Worsham, W. M. Rankin, Zacheus Wilson, William Keys and Y. F. W. Johnson.

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. B, p.407.

 

Date:  January 10, 1837

Document Type:  Deed – David Thomas to William Landrum and John Pyle

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas and Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  David Thomas, William Landrum, John Pyle, J. Worsham, William gilmore, W. M. Rankin, Zacheus Wilson, William Patterson and F. W. Johnson.

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. L, p. 357-358. 

 

Date:  January 14, 1837

Document Type:  Deed – William Busby to W.W. Shepperd

Name of Place Mentioned:  At the store of William W. Shepperd on Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  William Busby, William W. Shepperd, R. M. Cravens, William Keys, Thomas Adams and C.B. Stewart.

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. A, pp. 50-53.  

 

Date:  January 17, 1837

Document Type:  Bond – Samuel McCombs to W.W. Shepperd

Name of Place Mentioned:  Done at the store of William W. Shepperd on Lake Creek and W. W. Shepperd of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Samuel McCombs, William Busby, Massina Brown, William W. Shepperd, R. M. Cravens, William Keys, Thomas Adams and Charles B. Stewart.

Source:  Washington County Deeds, Vol. A-1, pp. 36-37. 

 

Date: January 18, 1837

Document Type:  Deed – A.U. Springer to John Pyle

Name of Place Mentioned:  Settlement of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned: A. U. Springer, John Pyle,  Zaheus (Zacheus) Wilson, John M. Springer, William Landrum, James P. McFarlan (McFarland) and Thomas Chatham. 

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. H, p. 133.

 

Date:  February 15, 1837

Document Type:  Washington County Election Returns

Name of Place Mentioned:  Precinct of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Jer. Washam [Jeremiah Worsham] – Justice of the Peace for Precinct of Lake Creek, Geo. Galbraith [George Galbraith] Justice of the Peace for Precinct of Lake Creek and Jno.P. Coles [John P. Coles], Chief Justice of Washington County.  Many other elected official in Washington County are also listed.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic of Texas Election Returns 1835-1845, Box 2-9/44, 1837 - Washington Co.

 

Date:  February 28, 1837

Document Type:  Business Record - “Day Book” Entry of Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned: Wm. Landrum (William Landrum) and Charles B. Stewart.

Source:  February 28, 1837 entry, Day Book from 1836 to 1852, Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas

 

Date:  March 6, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of James Lee

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  James Lee and Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith).

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Stewart, Charles B., Claim #: 965, Type: AU, Reel #: 101, Frame: 26.

 

Date:  March 6, 1837

Document Type:  Contract – Evin Corner  and Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  “This act made on Lake Creek this sixth day…”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  B. B. Goodrich, George W. Davis, Evin Corner, Michael Gillou, James Wilson, Charles Garrett and C. B. Stewart.

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. B. p. 221-223.

 

Date:  March 1837

Document Type:  “Day Book” Entry of Charles B. Stewart – Business Record

Name of Place Mentioned:  “…for joint a/c Charles Garrett  myself  Lake Creek  

Parties to and Names Mentioned: Charles Garrett and C. B. Stewart

Source:  Day Book from 1836 to 1852, p. 34, Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas.  Pages 34 and 35 contain a number of joint business dealings between Charles B. Stewart and Charles Garrett in Lake Creek.

 

Date:  March 1837

Document Type:  Business Record - “Day Book” Entry of Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  “…with Ransom Fultons of Lake Creek”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Ransom Fultons, Garrett [Charles Garrett] and Stewart [Charles B. Stewart].

Source:  Day Book from 1836 to 1852, p. 34, Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas.

 

Date:  March 15, 1837

Document Type:  Business Record -  “Day Book” Entry of Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Judge Hall, Chas Garrett [Charles Garrett] and C. B. Stewart.

Source:  Day Book from 1836 to 1852, p. 34, Charles Bellinger Stewart Papers, Texas State Library and Archives, Austin Texas.

 

Date:  April 9, 1837

Document Type:  Assignment – James A. Wilson to Charles B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned: Lake Creek and Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  James A. Wilson, Charles B. Stewart and Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith).

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Stewart, Charles B., Claim #: 960, Type: AU, Reel #: 126, Frame: 706.

 

Date:  April 21, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of A. U. Springer

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  A. U. Springer, Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith), W. M. Rankin and C. B. Stewart.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Springer, A.U., Claim #: 953, Type: AU, Reel #: 99, Frames: 581.

 

Date:  April 21, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of John M. Springer

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  John M. Springer, Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith), W. M. Rankin and Charles B. Stewart.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Springer, John, Claim #: 952, Type: AU, Reel #: 99, Frames: 586.

 

Date:  April 21, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Raleigh Rogers

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Raleigh Rogers, James Wilson, Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith) and C. B. Stewart.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Rogers, Raleigh, Claim #: 954, Type: AU, Reel #: 89, Frame: 544.

 

Date:  April 21, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of George Galbraith

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek District, Washington County and Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  George Galbraith,  Justice of the Peace J. Worsham (Jeremiah Worsham), C. B. Stewart and W. M. Rankin.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Galbraith, George, Claim #: 955, Type: AU, Reel #: 34, Frame: 113.

 

Date:  April 21, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Dickerson Garrett

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Dickerson Garrett and Justice of the Peace Geo.Galbraith [George Galbraith].

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Garrett, Dickerson, Claim #: 5432, Type: AU, Reel #: 34, Frame: 431.

 

Date:  May 8, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Matthew Moss

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, Washington County, Lake Creek Precinct

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Matthew Moss and Justice of the Peace J. Worsham (Jeremiah Worsham).

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Dikeman, Cyrus, Claim #: 7983, Type: AU, Reel #: 124, Frame: 94.

 

Date:  May 8, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Benjamin Rigby

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, Washington County, Lake Creek District.

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Benjamin Rigby, Charles B. Stewart and George Galbraith Justice of the Peace.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Rigby, Benjamin, Claim #: 2613, Type: AU, Reel #: 88, Frame: 113.

 

 

Date:  May 8, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Thomas Chatham

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, Washington County, Lake Creek District

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Thomas Chatham, Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith), Chas. B. Stewart and Ben Jami[son].

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Chatham, Thomas, Claim #: 2610, Type: AU, Reel #: 17, Frames: 337 and 341.

 

Date:  May 13, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of Alexander Whitaker

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, the County of Washington, District of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Alexander Whitaker and Justice of the Peace Jeremiah Worsham.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Whitaker, Alexander, Claim #: 1300, Type: AU, Reel #: 113, Frame: 336.

 

Date:  June 1837

Document Type:  Deed - William Rankin, Sr. to Daniel L. Richardson

Name of Place Mentioned:  County of Washington and "at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek"

Parties to and Names Mentioned: William Rankin, Daniel L. Richardson, Charles B. Stewart, R. M. Cravens and George W. Davis.

Source: Montgomery County Deed Book F, pp. 12-14.

 

Date:  June 13, 1837

Document Type:  Deed – William Busby to William F. Bowen

Name of Place Mentioned:  At the store of William W. Shepperd on Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  William Busby, Harriett Busby, William F. Bowen, William W. Shepperd, Joseph L. Bennett, Charles Garrett and Charles B. Stewart.

Source:  Washington County Deeds, Vol. A, pp. 175-177.

 

Note:  July 1837 - Town of Montgomery is founded.  Name of Town of Montgomery appears in print for the first time in an advertisement in the Telegraph and Texas Register newspaper in the Saturday, July 8, 1837 edition, Vol. 2, No. 25, p. 3.  This advertisement for the sale of lots in the town of Montgomery will appear weekly in the Telegraph and Texas Register for the next several months.

 

Date:  August 2, 1837

Document Type:  Deed – W. Buchannon (Guardian) to C. B. Stewart

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, County of Washington, District of Lake Creek,  “...at the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek in the town of Montgomery”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  William Buchannon, James Houston Buchannon, C.B. Stewart, Wiley Harrison, Chief Justice Jno. P. Coles (John P. Coles), William Buchannon and W. W. Shepperd.

Source:  Washington County Clerk, Deed, Volume A, pp. 241-243.  This deed is something of a Rosetta Stone in that it proves the District of Lake Creek and the store of W. W. Shepperd on Lake Creek and the Town of Montgomery are all the same place! 

 

Date:  August 12, 1837

Document Type:  Telegraph and Texas Register Newspaper Masthead

Name of Place Mentioned:  Montgomery, Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  W. W. Shepard (W.W. Shepperd) as Agent for the Telegraph and Texas Register in Montgomery, Lake Creek.

Source:  August 12, 1837 edition of the Telegraph and Texas Register, Vol. II, No. 30, Whole No. 82, page 1, Houston, Texas.  Shepperd will be listed as the agent of the Telegraph and Texas Register in “Montgomery, Lake Creek” for a couple of years.  Later, Lake Creek will be dropped and Shepperd will be listed as the agent in Montgomery only.

 

Date:  August 18, 1837

Document Type:  Affidavit of James P. McFarland

Name of Place Mentioned:  District of Lake Creek, Washington County in the Republic of Texas

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  James P. McFarland and Justice of the Peace Geo. Galbraith (George Galbraith).

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: McFarland, James P., Claim #: 3330, Type: AU, Reel #: 67, Frame: 556.

 

December 14, 1837 – An Act creating Montgomery County is signed into law by President Sam Houston.  The Act appointed  nine commissioners to selct the site of the seat of justice for the new county.

Date:  December 19, 1837

Document Type:  Newspaper Notice/Advertisement

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  J. J. Smith and John Pyle.

Source:  December 30, 1837 edition of the Telegraph and Texas Register, Vol. 3, No. 3.

 

Date:  December 30, 1837

Document Type:  Letter

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Doctor Stewart, H. Rosson (Hiram Rosson) and Francis J. Cooke. 

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Cooke, Francis J., Claim #: 4066, Type: AU, Reel #  20, Frame #: 325.

 

February, 1838 - The nine commissioners had chosen the original site of the town of Montgomery under the hill to be the seat of justice (county seat) of Montgomery County.  Chief Justice Jesse Grimes was holding open court there and Clerk Gwynn Morrison was filing documents there in February of 1838.

March 1, 1838 – At the first Montgomery County Commissioners Court meeting, C. B. Stewart as agent for W. W. Shepperd induces the Montgomery County Commissioners Court to move the site of the town of Montgomery by offering the county a one half undivided interest in 200 acres of land due south of the original site of the town of Montgomery.  “…[A]nd the question being also whether the place of the Town [of Montgomery] presented by C.B. Stewart as agent for W. W. Shepperd should be received the same was unanimously received and adopted.”

 

Date:  May 30, 1838

Document Type:  Montgomery Count Election Returns

Name of Place Mentioned:  Montgomery County, Precinct of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Hon. R. A. Irion, Justice of the Peace Martin P. Clark, Justice of the Peace George Galbraith and Constable William S. Taylor.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic of Texas Election Returns, 1835-1845, Box 2-9/44, Election Returns 1838 – Montgomery Co.

 

Date:  September 25, 1838

Document Type:  Newspaper Notice/Advertisement

Name of Place Mentioned:  Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Dr. Stewart and Mary Corner.

Source:  September 29, 1838 edition of the Telegraph and Texas Register, Vol. IV, No. 5, Whole No. 161, page 3, Houston, Texas. 

 

Date:  October 30, 1838

Document Type:  Montgomery County Election Returns

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, Montgomery County, Precinct of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Justice of the Peace Peter Cartwright, Martin P. Clark and Chief Justice Jesse Grimes.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic of Texas Election Returns, 1835-1845, Box 2-9/44, Election Returns 1838 – Montgomery Co.

 

Date:  November 25, 1838

Document Type:  Election Bond of Constable Nathan Drake

Name of Place Mentioned:  Republic of Texas, Montgomery County, Precinct of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Constable Nathan Drake, W. W. Shepperd, Charles Garrett, Sam Houston and Chief Justice Jesse Grimes.

Source: Montgomery County Clerk, Records of Official Bonds 1838-1848, p. 12.

 

Date:  August 5, 1839

Document Type:  Title Bond – William Atkins to Allen Samuel

Name of Place Mentioned:   District of Lake Creek

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  William Atkins, Allen Samuel, Geo. Galbraith and James Corner. 

Source:  Montgomery County Deeds, Vol. E, pp. 219-221.

 

Date:  July 8, 1845

Document Type:  Advertisement – Montgomery Patriot Newspaper

Name of Place Mentioned:  “The lands surrounding Montgomery, known as the Lake Creek Settlement…”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  A. M’Cown (Alexander McCown)

Source:  July 2, 1845 edition of the Montgomery Patriot, Vol. I, No. 10, page 4, published in Montgomery, Texas by John Marshall Wade.

 

Date:  August 17, 1855

Document Type:  Interrogatory Propounded to Jesse Grimes by Nat Hart Davis

Name of Place Mentioned:  “Int. 5th   In or previous to, 1833, did you know of Land in Lake Creek Settlement known or called Beadye League?”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Jacob Shannon, Ruth Miller, Jesse Grimes and N Hart Davis [Nat Hart Davis] Attorney for Plaintiff and A. Hemphill Attorney for Defendant.

Source:  Montgomery County District Court, Case No. 923, Ruth Miller vs. Jacob Shannon, Montgomery County, Texas.

 

Date: October 4, 1870

Document Type:  Affidavit of Thomas Chatham - Pension Application of John Marshall Wade

Name of Place Mentioned: “he [Thomas Chatham] personally knew the said John M Wade now here before him in the year 1835 in the month of October at the place then called Lake Creek Settlement now the town of Montgomery.”  and “…that he [Wade] returned from said Battle [of San Jacinto] to the Lake Creek Settlement now the county and town of Montgomery”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Thomas Chatham, John M. Wade and Capt. W. Ware Captain William Ware).

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Wade, John M., Type: PE, Reel #: 243, Frames: 524-526.

 

Date:  October 8, 1870

Document Type:  Mathew Cartwright Affidavit – Mathew Cartwright Pension Application

Name of Place Mentioned:  “…that he then returned to his place of residence in Montgomery County then called Lake Creek Settlement in the Municipality of Washington now the County of Montgomery

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Mathew Cartwright

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Cartwright, Mathew., Type: PE, Reel #: 207, Frame: 596.

 

Date:  October 8, 1870

Document Type:  John M. Wade Affidavit – Mathew Cartwright Pension Application

Name of Place Mentioned:  “John M. Wade says he knew the said Mathew Cartwright now present before him in the years 1835 & 1836 at Lake Creek Settlement in the Municipality of Washington now County of Montgomery.”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  John M. Wade and Mathew Cartwright.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Cartwright, Mathew., Type: PE, Reel #: 207, Frame: 597.

 

Date:  October 8, 1870

Document Type:  Jacob Shannon Affidavit – Mathew Cartwright Pension Application

Name of Place Mentioned:  “that he [Jacob Shannon] knew the said Mathew Cartwright now present before him in the year 1835 at and in the Lake Creek Settlement now said County of Montgomery.”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Jacob Shannon and Mathew Cartwright.

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Cartwright, Mathew., Type: PE, Reel #: 207, Frame: 598.

 

Date:  October 20, 1870

Document Type:  Evin Corner Pension Application

Name of Place Mentioned:  I, the said Evan Corner swear I volunteered a second time under J M Wade at Lake Creek Settlement on or about the 4th day of July AD One Thousand Eight Hundred and Thirty Six…”

Parties to and Names Mentioned:  Evan Corner (Evin Corner)

Source:  Texas State Library and Archives, Republic Claims, Name: Corner, Evin, Type: PE, Reel #: 210, Frames: 265 and 266.

 

Complete List of Names Mentioned

 in the

Lake Creek Settlement Documents

 

Thomas Adams

A. C. Allen

John K. Allen

William Atkins

Stephen F. Austin

Moseley Baker

D. C. Barrett (Don Carlos Barrett)

Jos L. Bennett, Capt.

William F. Bowen

John M Bradley, Capt.

Massina Brown (Messina Brown)

Hiram Brumet (Hyram Brumet)

W. Buchannon

James Buckhanon

Harriet Busby

William Busby

Mathew Cartwright

Peter Cartwright

William C. Cartwright

Young Caruthers

Ditha Chatham

Thomas Chatham

Martin P. Clark

William C. Clark

John P. Coles

Jonathan Collard

Francis J. Cooke

Evan Corner (Evin Corner)

James Corner

John Corner

Mary Corner

Capt. Crane (John Crane)

R. M. Cravens (or Cravans)

George W. Davis

N. Hart Davis (Nat or Nathaniel Hart Davis)

Nathan Drake

Col. James W. Fannin, Jr.

James J. Foster

Ransom Fultons

George Galbraith

A. Garner

Charles Garrett

Dickerson Garrett

John Geline

William Gilmore

Henry Goff

B. B. Goodrich

Jesse Grimes

Jared Groce

Judge James Hall

A. Hemphill

Sam Houston

Mathew Hubert

Ben Jami[son]

F. W. Johnson

William Keys

J. H. Kuykendall

William Landrum

Zachariah Landrum

James Lee

A. M'Cown (Alexander McCown)

Saml. M'Combs (Samuel McCombs)

James P. McFarland

Henry Millard

Ruth Miller

Ann Mock

Ann Rebecca Mock

William Mock

J. W. Moody

Matthew Moss

William Patterson

J. G. W. Pierson

John Pyle

William Rankin

Lt. Governor James W. Robinson

Raleigh Rogers

H. Rosson (Hiram Rosson)

R. R. Royal

Daniel L. Richardson

Benjamine Rigby (Benjamin Rigby)

Thomas J. Rusk

Allen Samuel

Jacob Shannon

John Shannon

Margaret Shannon

Owen Shannon

W. W. Shepperd

Julia Shepperd (Julia T. Stewart)

J. J. Smith

A. U. Springer

John M. Springer

C. B. Stewart

Julia T. Stewart (Julia Shepperd)

William S. Taylor

David Thomas

James Thomas

John Thomas

John Marshall Wade

William Ware

Alexander Whitaker

James A. Wilson

Zacheus Wilson 

Jeremiah Worsham

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Day Book of C. B. Stewart

 

 

 

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