Prune picker

This is the blog site of an old man. As a native Californian I call myself a prune picker. I live in a fifth wheel trailer. My front door is 25 steps from my daughter’s front door in the Piney Woods of North Louisiana. My blogs are often silly and or trivial, and some times educational and serious. I hope that some are interesting. None are long.

Preparing these blogs seems to fill a need in my life. I am compelled to do it. It helps fill the time until I die. It gives me something to do everyday.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Henry William Munson. Texas Pioneer.

A distant cousin, Henry William Munson, was born in Mississippi, married and lived a spell in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and settled in Brazoria County, Texas. He was one of the hundreds of colonists that Stephan Austin recruited to settle in Texas. He named his holdings in Texas the Oakland Plantation. He had lived near the Oakland Plantation in Louisiana.

He lived an heroic life but died at 40 of yellow fever. He left a wife and eight children. His last words are reported to have been "Please educate my children". The monuments below honor his memory.

The story of his life is contained in a book titled "The Munsons of Texas".

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