The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 68, July 1964 - April, 1965 Page: 276
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Southwestern Historical Quarterly
Austin, Texas. Weldon Brewer, on the staff of Governor Con-
nally's Committee on Education Beyond the High School, serves
as secretary to the Hall of Remembrance organization.
Nath Winfield of Chappell Hill, Texas, writes interestingly of
the history of his area as follows:
Regarding Forrest E. Ward's review of the book History of Fort
Bend County by Andrew Jackson Sowell in the July, 1964, edition
of the Southwestern Historical Quarterly, reference is made to an
error by the author concerning a grant of land made March 26, 1831,
to Charles I. Nidever, or as Mr. Sowell has it Isaac N. Charles. I
seem to remember that in Austin Colony Pioneers, Worth Ray also
stated that the name Isaac N. Charles should be Charles I. Nidever,
and I have seen the same correction made in other publications. I
do not recall that the existence of a man named Isaac N. Charles
was ever specifically denied, but the implication was that this name
was only the result of an error.
I believe that a thorough search of the records will show that Isaac
Newton Charles leased the West one-half of the William Munson
league in Washington County for 999 years on March 5, 1831.
This deed is recorded in Austin County. Isaac Newton Charles
died some time prior to 1836, since his widow, Jane Charles, had
re-married, and on November 2, 1836, deeded her interest in the
one-half league to her husband, John Beauchamp (who was a San
Jacinto veteran) as recorded in Vol. A-i, page 46, Deed Records of
Isaac and Jane Charles had seven children surviving at the time
of his death, all of whom received a share in his estate when it was
finally partitioned on February 27, 1843. These children were Rufus
Charles, William T. Charles, Mary Charles, Jacob Charles, Robert
Charles, James Charles, and Anna Fisher (nde Charles) as listed in
the Probate Final Records of Estates in Washington County, Vol. B,
The land owned by Isaac N. Charles includes the present town of
Chappell Hill, which was laid out about 1848, and the site of the
much older, but now vanished village of Cedar Creek.
The Ima Hogg, a tug with a wrought iron hull, was built in
Philadelphia in 1872. It was brought to Galveston by the firm
of Suderman and Dolson (later Suderman and Young) who did
business with the Hoggs and, upon acquiring the tug, changed
its name to Ima Hogg. The accompanying photograph was made
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