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William A. Becknell, Sr. MP (1787 - 1865)

William Becknell (1787 or 1788–30 April 1865) was a soldier, politician, and freight operator who is credited with opening the Santa Fe Trail in 1821 and improving the route. But, he was often u...

11/6/2008 7/29/2015

Bruce Travis McGill (born July 11, 1950) is an American actor who has an extensive list of credits in film and television. He is perhaps best known for his role as Jack Dalton on the television series ...

11/17/2012 11/19/2012

A. R. "Babe" Schwartz (born July 17, 1926) is a former member of the Texas Legislature. He served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1955 to 1959 and the Texas Senate, District 17 from 1960 to ...

6/13/2010 11/19/2012

Everett Ewing Townsend MP (1871 - 1948)

"Father of the Big Bend National Park" Everett Ewing Townsend, called the "father of the Big Bend National Park," was born on October 20, 1871, in Colorado County, the son of William Wallace and Marg...

10/25/2012 10/25/2012

Chuck Norris MP

"Chuck", "Ground Chuck"

Carlos Ray "Chuck" Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist and actor. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist and has since founde...

7/10/2009 10/5/2012

William Barret Travis (August 9, 1809 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th century American lawyer and soldier. At the age of 26, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Texian Army, and commanded the Repub...

1/10/2009 7/1/2012

David Gouverneur Burnet (April 14, 1788 – December 5, 1870) was an early politician within the Republic of Texas, serving as interim President of Texas (1836 and again in 1841), second Vice Pr...

3/17/2009 7/1/2012

He was the first Gov. of Texas Pinckney Henderson (March 31, 1808 – June 4, 1858) was a United States and Republic of Texas lawyer, politician, soldier, and the first Governor of the State o...

7/8/2009 7/1/2012

Sam Houston lived twice among the Cherokees, who first nicknamed him "The Raven,' then, during a low point in his life, "Big Drunk." HE HAD A CHEROKEE WIFE! And she is buried at Fort Gibson National Ce...

8/24/2007 7/1/2012

Charlotte Marie Baldwin MP (1805 - 1895)

'THE MOTHER OF HOUSTON,TEXAS ' Charlotte Baldwin, dau. of Dr. Jonas Baldwin and Elizabeth Warner, was b. July 14,1805 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co.,NY; m. on May 3,1831, with AUGUSTUS CHAPMAN ALLEN....

5/8/2012 5/17/2012

Eliza W. Allen (1838 - 1886)

Eliza W. Allen, dau. of Augustus Chapman Allen and Charlotte M. Baldwin, was b. in Houston ( 'FIRST CHILD BORN IN HOUSTON '), Texas on July 18, 1838; m. 1st on Apr. 20,1859 in Harris Co., with FRANCIS ...

5/14/2012 5/17/2012

John Kirby Allen MP (1810 - 1838)

'CO-FOUNDER OF HOUSTON, TEXAS ' John Kirby Allen, son of Rowland Allen and Sarah Chapman, was b. in Orrville,Syracuse, Onondaga Co., New York in 1810. Having a knack for work and business, he was a s...

5/15/2012 5/17/2012

Augustus Chapman Allen MP (1806 - 1864)

'CO-FOUNDER OF HOUSTON,TEXAS ' Augustus Chapman Allen, son of Rowland Allen and Sarah "Sally" Chapman, was born in Casaseraga, , Allegany Co., New York on July 4, 1806. He married on May 3, 1838 with...

5/14/2012 5/17/2012

Stevie Ray Vaughan MP (1954 - 1990)

"Stevie", "SRV"

Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), known as Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream care...

5/26/2011 5/26/2011