James Franklin Perry - Jones Creek, Brazoria County, Texas
Directions: off SH 36 on Gulf Prairie Rd. at cemetery
Marker #: 5039009585
Year Dedicated: 1989
Size, type: 27" x 42"
Last reported condition: No report
James Franklin Perry - (September 19, 1790 - September 13, 1853) A native of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, James Franklin Perry moved to Potosi, Missouri, in 1808. He joined the mercantile business of his relatives Samuel and John Perry, and became a partner in 1818. While living in Potosi, Perry met and married Emily Margaret Austin Bryan, a widow with four children. They were eventually the parents of six additional children. Emily's father, Moses Austin, and her brother, Stephen F. Austin, were pioneer leaders in the movement to colonize Texas. Upon the urging of Stephen F. Austin, James and Emily Perry and their family moved to texas in 1831. James Perry established a mercantile business in San Felipe and a farm on Chocolate Bayou. By 1832 the family moved to Peach Point Plantation on the Brazos River. James Franklin Perry was an active supporter of the Republic of Texas, serving at conventions and on the Committee of Safety. As executor of Stephen F. Austin's estate, his reports to the government concerning colonial affairs, maps, and land papers became important to the archives of Texas. Perry died of yellow fever while visiting Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1853 and is buried there. (1989)
Decimal degrees:  N 28.976204   W -95.472537
Degrees, minutes: N 28 58.572   W 095 28.352
UTM: Zone 15, Easting 259080, Northing 3207868
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