County Surveyor of Matagorda County
1838 - 1976
 




l to r, J. C. Carrington, unknown, Fred Gillette,
Matt Yancy (cook) & Walter Carrington

J. C. Carrington was first elected County Surveyor of Matagorda County in 1896. Mr. Carrington's survey crews would travel by mule team to a location and set up their camp. They slept in tents, and had a chuck wagon where cook, "Old Matt,"  prepared their meals.
 


Pioneer surveyors of the Matagorda County area were:
Horatio Chriesman, 1822
Seth Ingram, 1822 and
William Kincheloe.
 

Elias R. Wightman

1838

James H. Selkirk

1839

John G. Cleal

1840

James B. Collinsworth, District

1843 - 1860

Joseph Yeamans, Sr., County

1861 - 1863

Samuel Raymonds [Raymons]

1864

Joseph Yeamans, Sr.

1865 - 1876

A. H. Bishop

1877

Samuel W. Hardeman

1878 - 1882

Matthew Talbot

1883

Fred S. Robbins

1883 - 1893, 1895 - 1896

R. A. Mathis

1894

J. C. Carrington

1896, 1919, 1924, 1928, 1931

E. N. Gustafson

1913, 1920, 1923, 1926, 1927, 1932, 1933

John F. Rother

1934 - 1975

James A. Rother

1976

 

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This page was updated
Sep. 21, 2008
 

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