Col. Moses Austin Bryan, CSA

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Col. Moses Austin Bryan, CSA

Birthplace: Herculaneum, Jefferson County, Missouri, United States
Death: March 16, 1895 (77)
Place of Burial: Independence, Washington County, Texas, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Bryan and Emily Margaret Perry
Husband of Adeline La Bryan and Cora Bryan
Father of Emily Bryan; Polycarp La Mothe Bryan; Austiana Bryan; James Bryan, II; William Joel Bryan, II and 7 others
Brother of Stephen Austin Bryan; William Joel Bryan; Maj./Rep. Guy Morrison Bryan, CSA and Mary Elizabeth Bryan
Half brother of Stephen Samuel Perry; Emily Rosanna Perry; Eliza Margaret Perry; James Elijah Brown Perry; Henry Austin Perry and 1 other

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About Col. Moses Austin Bryan, CSA

Moses Austin Bryan was an early settler of Texas. Moses served as Secretary for his uncle, Stephen F. Austin.

His mother was Emily Austin Perry and his father was James Bryan. Born in Herculaneum, Missouri, Moses moved to Texas several months before his mothers. Moses was named for Moses Austin, his grandfather, who had initially obtained permission from Mexico to serve as an empresario to settle Texas. His grandmother is Mary Brown Austin.

His brothers include William Joel Bryan and Guy Morrison Bryan. Stephen Samuel Perry is his half brother.

Moses did live at Peach Point Plantation.

Moses fought in the Battle of San Jacinto Moses traveled with Stephen F. Austin to Mexico where Moses learned and communicated in Spanish. Moses also records an account of the battle and reflects Sam Houston into history. By nature of his communication abilities, Moses was part of the diplomacy between Austin and Mexico.

There is an historic marker for Moses Austin Bryan located in Washington County, Texas at the Independence Cemetery.

Moses served at the rank of Major in the Confederate Army.

The Handbook of Texas.

Dixon, Sam Houston and Louis Wiltz Kemp. The Heroes of San Jacinto. Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1932.

Bryan died in 1895 and is buried in the Old Independence Cemetery

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Col. Moses Austin Bryan, CSA's Timeline

September 25, 1817
Herculaneum, Jefferson County, Missouri, United States
November 23, 1840
Age 23
April 21, 1843
Age 25
November 3, 1845
Age 28
January 15, 1848
Age 30
August 13, 1850
Age 32
July 7, 1852
Age 34
August 16, 1857
Age 39