prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

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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