Liberty County History

An occasional gathering place for articles, documents, photographs, records and other ephemera dealing with the history of Liberty County, Texas.

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Kevin Ladd is director of the Wallisville Heritage Park at Wallisville, Chambers County, TX and lives in Hardin, TX. He is chairman of the Liberty County Historical Commission and writes for "Texas Illustrated," a monthly publication of the Liberty Gazette newspaper, which is devoted to local history and folklore.

Monday, August 07, 2006

The Munson Family (1820s)

One of the goals I had for this Liberty County History blog was to use this site to share information from other websites which had some connection to Liberty County history and genealogy. Believe it or not, there are many such sites out there. The links below will take you, Dear Reader and Fellow Researcher, to an excellent website that provides outstanding biographical sketches on four members of the Munson family. The Munson family has only a brief window in which they appear in Liberty County, namely the late 1820s. Here are those links:

HENRY WILLIAM MUNSON
http://brazoriaroots.com/p2528.htm

MICAJAH B. MUNSON
http://brazoriaroots.com/p2537.htm

ANN BINUM PEARCE MUNSON
http://brazoriaroots.com/p2532.htm

ELIZABETH EVERETT MUNSON
http://brazoriaroots.com/p2538.htm

I have been interested in the Munson family for many years, largely because the late Joyce Calhoon used to speak about them upon occasion. Unfortunately, I never knew as much about them as I would have liked to have known. And I must say I was startled to stumble onto these biographical profiles a few days ago and realize that the aforementioned Ann Binum (Pearce) Munson was a sister to my great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Stephen Pearce of Cheneyville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana. They were both children of William and Sarah (Bray) Pearce.

Anyone who has ever attempted to write a biographical profile of anyone will come away from this website with an enormous amount of respect for the compiler, Laura Munson Cooper. The level of scholarship and documentation in these four profiles and throughout Mrs. Cooper's entire website is very impressive.

1 Comments:

Blogger Ann said...

Please pass this info to Laura Munson Cooper. It would appear that this Robert Munson was married to Patience Daughtrey.

DOHERTY, BRYANT Apt. Pck. 715 ROBERT MUNSON applied for admn., 3 Mar 1787. Citation read in the Congregation of Camden, 18 Mar 1787, JOHN LOGUE (South Carolina)

Thanks, Ann Braswell

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