The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 26, July 1922 - April, 1923 Page: 84
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84 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
for Raising Stock." He was undecided at this time where
to move, for he continued, "we are situated to [o] far from a
neighbourhood and can therefore have no school since I bought
Hunter out it will be necessary to move either to San Felipe
where the goods now are or to Brazoria where we will have the
advantages of a good school."19 Austin wrote later, "After
much perplexity I have finally closed the division of the Peach
point tract and taken the lower half you will therefore chuse
your situation below the division line which Borden will run-
I shall divide the point into two tracts and you will take the
upper one adjoining the division line."20 In his autobiography
Guy M. Bryan briefly outlined the coming to Texas and final
settlement at Peach Point:
In the Spring of 1831, I came with my step-father and Mother
to Texas. We, our family and negroes, travelled by land, having
two horse wagons and carriage. I riding a mule all the way
from Missouri to San Felipe, Texas, reaching there on the 15th
day of August; where Mother and children remained until the
Spring of 1832 at which time we moved to our homestead pre-
pared by Mr. Perry on Pleasant Bayou, a branch of Chocolate
Bayou now in Brazoria County, where Mr. Perry established a
In December 1832, Mr. Perry moved to Peach Point, ten miles
below Brazoria, West of the Brazos, where he established our
As Bryan stated, Peach Point continued to be the home of
James F. Perry until his death of yellow fever at Biloxi, Mis-
sissippi, in 1853, when his son, Stephen S. Perry, inherited the
plantation. It will be noted that Bryan's account varies from
the Austin record in the date of arrival and also from the Planter
in the date assigned for the move to Chocolate Bayou.
Perry's grant, as Austin wrote in 1829, was for eleven leagues;
however, he received twelve. The title to the five leagues located
on "Chocolate Bayou" was given August 25, 1831; as was that
for the two leagues situated on the east side of Dickinson's Creek,
"Perry to McGready, September 12, 1832. Austin Papers.
"Austin to Perry, November 4, 1832. Austin Papers.
"Autobiographical sketch of Guy M. Bryan (1896). Copy in Archives,
University of Texas.
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