Nesbitt Memorial Library Journal, Volume 6, Number 2, May, 1996 Page: 91
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Consider the Lily: The Ungilded History of Colorado County, Texas
On October 13, 1845, the citizens of Colorado County voted, 168 to O, in favor
of annexation, and met in Columbus to discuss and express a preference for a nominee for
governor. The assembly appointed a nine-man committee to return with a recommendation.
Brown, who served on the committee, was no doubt instrumental in securing the
recommendation for his fellow delegate to the Annexation Convention, James Pinckney
Henderson. Two months later, on December 15, 1845, Henderson, in his successful race
to become the first governor of the State of Texas, carried Colorado County, with 218 votes
to James B. Miller's 25. The first state legislature, with Colorado County's John F. Miller
in the senate and Samuel Joseph Redgate and William B. Perry in the house of
representatives, went into session on February 16, 1846. Before it adjourned in March, it
was to have a powerful effect on Colorado County.49
Convention Assembled at the City ofAustin on the Fourth ofJuly, 1845, for the Purpose of Framing a Constitution
for the State of Texas (Austin: Miner & Cruger, 1845. Facsimile Reprint. Austin: Hart Graphics, 1974), pp.
3, 377; Colorado County District Court Records, Civil Cause File No. 361: George W. Brown v. James S.
Montgomery; Colorado County Marriage Records, Book B, p. 71; Colorado County Probate Records, Final
Record Book C, pp. 143-144, 199-200; Colorado County Deed Records, Book F, p. 273, Book G, p. 121, Book
H, pp. 308, 323; Colorado County Bond & Mortgage Records, Book D, p. 159. Elizabeth C. Brown was to
remarry, to Edward Musgrove Glenn, an attorney some eighteen years older than herself, on June 18, 1851 (see
Lavaca County Marriage Records, Book A, p. 52). Elizabeth Glenn's obituary, in the May 22, 1884 issue of
the Colorado Citizen, provides her birthdate, April 1, 1828.
49 Election Returns, RG 307, Secretary of State Papers, Texas State Archives, Austin; Texas National
Register, November 15, 1845; Members of the Texas Legislature, 1846-1962 (n. p., 1962), pp. 3-4.
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