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P O R T S U L L I V A N , T E X A S : G H O S T T O W N
By John Martin Brockman
1968 Texas A&M University Master's Thesis
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Even though the Port Sullivan community was across the Brazos River from Robertson County in Milam County, large numbers of its residents were originally from and ended up in Robertson County. As a result, any information that can be found relating to Port Sullivan and its residents will be placed online at the Robertson County site. This will (hopefully) include an unpublished manuscript once held by Mrs. Helen Peel of Hearne as well as a handwritten journal written by Bremond's John Coleman Roberts. If you have information about Port Sullivan that you'd like to share, please contact Jane Keppler.
1. Manuscripts and Typescripts
Burned Record. Milam County Abstract Co., Cameron, TX.
Calvert. Love Abstract Co., Franklin, TX.
Caruthers Survey Abstracts. Milam County Abstract Co., Cameron, TX.
Deed Records, Milam County. Milam County Courthouse, Cameron, TX.
Grant to Augustine W. Sillaven, March 9, 1841. General Land Office, Austin, TX.
Masonic Reports. See Reports of St. Paul's Lodge.
Muster Roll of Captain William P. Townsend's Company of Robertson Five Shooters Infantry for the Month of May 1861. Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
Muster Roll of Captain William P. Townsend's Company, in the 4th Regiment, (Wigfall's Brigade) of Texas Volunteers, commanded by Colonel J. B. Hood. Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
Reports of St. Paul's Lodge, No. 177, to the Grand Lodge of Texas, 1856-1885. Grand Lodge Library, Waco, TX.
Roberts, John Coleman Diaries and Memorandum Books of John Coleman Roberts (1831-1908). In possession of John Coleman Roberts Jr., Bremond, TX.
Rockdale and Miscellaneous Towns. Milam County Abstract Co., Cameron, TX.
Tax Rolls, Milam County, 1846-1874. Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
United States Census Returns, 1850-1880 (microfilm). Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
Barker, Eugene C. (ed.). The Austin Papers, in Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1919, Vol. II, pts. 1-2, and 1922, Vol. II 2 vols. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1924-1928.
_____ (ed.). The Austin Papers, Vol. III, Austin: University of Texas Press, 1927.
Brazos River and Tributaries, Oyster Creek, and Jones Creek, TX. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1950.
Findlay, George P., and D. E. Simmons (eds.). Gammel's Laws of Texas, 1822-1905. 12 vols. Austin: H. P. N. Gammel, 1906.
Martin, Mrs. John T., and Mrs. Louis C. Hill (eds.). Milam County, Texas Records. 2 vols. Waco: 1965-1968.
The Port Sullivan, Belton, and Northwestern Railroad of Texas. Galveston: The Galveston News, 1869.
Rankin, Melinda. Texas in 1850. Waco: Texian Press, 1966.
Simpson, Harold B. (ed.). Texas in the War, 1861-1865. Collected by Marcus J. Wright. Hillsboro, Texas: Hill Junior College Press, 1965.
______ (ed.). Touched with Valor: Civil War Papers and Casualty Reports of Hood's Brigade. Written and collected by General Jerome B. Robertson. Hillsboro, TX: Hill Junior College Press, 1964.
Soil Survey of Milam County, Texas. Series 1925. No. 25. Washington: United States Department of Agriculture, 1925.
The Texas Almanac for 1857, with Statistics, Historical and Biographical Sketches, &c., Relating to Texas. Galveston: Richardson & Co., 1856.
The Texas Almanac for 1858, Giving Annual Statistics of the State. Galveston: Richardson & Co., 1858.
The Texas Almanac for 1859. Galveston: W. & D. Richardson, 1858.
The Texas Almanac for 1860, Statistics, Historical and Biographical Sketches, &c., Relating to Texas. Galveston: W. & D. Richardson, 1859.
The Texas Almanac for 1861, Statistics, Historical and Biographical Sketches, &c., Relating to Texas. Galveston: W. & D. Richardson, 1860.
The Texas Almanac for 1871, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Galveston: Richardson & Co., 1870.
The Texas Almanac for 1872, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Galveston: Richardson & Co., 1871.
The Texas Almanac for 1873, and Emigrant's Guide to Texas. Galveston: Richardson, Bello & Co., 1872.
United States Congress. Report of the Secretary of War Being Part of the Messages and Documents Communicated to the Two Houses of Congress at the Beginning of the First Session of the Fifty-Fourth Congress. House Document No. 2, Part 3. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1895.
Correct Map of Texas Published by Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio Railway, n. p., c 1874.
Map of Milam County. Milam County Abstract Co.
Pressler's Map of the State of Texas. Galveston: Jones Root & Co., 1858.
Richardson's New Map of the State of Texas including part of Mexico. Philadelphia: Charles DeSilver, 1859.
Texas. New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1855.
Young, J. H. Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities. Philadelphia: Charles DeSilver, 1856.
Columbia Record (Columbia, TX), October 18, 1853-July 24, 1855.
Democrat and Planter (Columbia, TX), October 9, 1855-October 22, 1861.
Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, TX), March 1, 1849-January 20, 1850.
Galveston Daily News (Galveston, TX), November 1, 1868-February 28, 1874.
Galveston Tri-Weekly News (Galveston, TX), November 1, 1868-February 28, 1874.
Galveston Weekly News (Galveston, TX), April 19, 1852-April 4, 1866.
Lone Star (Washington, TX), May 17, 1851-November 27, 1853.
Morning Star (Houston, TX), January 1, 1843-February 3, 1846.
Semi-Weekly Star (Washington, TX), June 26, 1850-July 11, 1850.
Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, TX), December 3, 1852.
Texas Baptist (Anderson, TX), September 13, 1860.
Texas Ranger (Washington, TX), April 30, 1851-March 3, 1856.
Texas Ranger and Brazos Guard (Washington, TX), January 16, 1849-February 1, 1849.
Texas Republican (Brazoria, TX), December 17, 1834-January 6, 1836.
Texas State Gazette (Austin, TX), August 25, 1849-January 7, 1867.
Tri-Weekly Telegraph (Houston, TX), November 3, 1856-January 31, 1870.
Washington American (Washington, TX), November 8, 1855-August 18, 1857.
Weekly Examiner and Patron (Waco, TX), November 28, 1874 and November 19, 1875.
Weekly Journal (Galveston, TX), December 24, 1850-February 3, 1855.
5. Personal Correspondence and Interviews With
Lofthouse, Merrill S. Assistant Research Supervisor, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City, UT. Letter to author, March 12, 1968.
Smith, Niley. Cameron, TX. Interview with author, November 3, 1967.
B. Secondary Sources
1. Manuscripts and Typescripts
Brown, Frank. "Nashville: The Ancient Capital of Robertson's Colony and Milam County." Typed MS. Texas State Archives, Austin, TX.
Donoghue, Jack Vincent. "Washington on the Brazos." Masters' thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1935.
Evans, Cleo F. "Transportation in Early Texas." Masters' thesis, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, 1940
Henderson, Katherine Bradford. "The Early History of Milam County." Masters' thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1924.
"Inventory of the County Archives of Texas, No. 166. Milam County (Cameron)." The Texas Historical Records Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Works Projects Administration. Published by Milam County, TX, June 1941.
"Inventory of the County Archives of Texas, No. 198. Robertson County (Franklin)." The Texas Historical Records Survey, Division of Community Service Programs, Works Projects Administration. Published by Robertson County, TX, June 1941.
Lengert, Margaret Eleanor. "The History of Milam County." Masters' thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1949.
Lockhart, Bernice. "Navigating Texas Ribers (1821-1900)." Masters' thesis thesis, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, 1949.
McThompson, J., "The First Steamship to Old Nashville, Texas." Typed MS. Milam County Scrapbook Collection, University of Texas Library Archives Collection, Austin, TX.
Putman, Lucile. "Washington-on-the-Brazos." Masters' thesis, East Texas State Teachers College, Commerce, TX, 1952.
Rogers, Marjorie. "Time Dims the Brilliance of a Pioneer Texas Town." Typed MS. In possession of Mrs. Helen Peel, Hearne, TX.
St. Clair, Lawrence Ward. "History of Robertson County." Masters' thesis, University of Texas at Austin, 1931.
Bailey, Thomas A., The American Pageant. 3rd ed., Boston: C. D. Heath and Company, 1965.
Barker, Eugene C., The Life of Stephen F. Austin. Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1949.
Batte, Lelia M., History of Milam County, Texas. San Antonio: The Naylor Company, 1956.
Bolton, Herbert Eugene. Texas in the Middle Eighteenth Century. New York: Russell & Russell Inc., 1962.
Brown, Lawrence L., The Episcopal Church in Texas 1838-1874. Austin: The Church Historical Society, 1963.
Haley, J. Evetts. Charles Goodnight: Cowman & Plainsman. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1949.
History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893.
Kemp, Mrs. Jeff. Significance and Origin of the Names of the Rivers and Creeks of Milam County. Cameron: n.p., n.d.
Lockhart, John Washington. Sixty Years of the Brazos: The Life and Letters of Dr. John Washington Lockhart, 1824-1900. Edited by Jennie Lockhart Wallis. Waco: Texian Press Reprints, 1967.
McCarver, Norman Lowell Sr., and Norman Lowell McCarver, Jr. Hearne On The Brazos. San Antonio: Century Press of Texas, 1958.
Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893.
Monuments Erected by the State of Texas to Commemorate the Centenary of Texas Independence. Austin: Commission of Control for Texas Centennial Celebrations, 1938.
Morrell, Z. N. Flowers and Fruits in the Wilderness; Or Forty-Six Years in Texas and Two Winters in Honduras. Irving, TX: Griffin Graphic Arts, 1966.
Nail, Olin W. (ed.). Texas Methodist Centennial Yearbook. Elgin, TX: 1934.
Nixon, Pat Ireland. A History of the Texas Medical Association, 1853-1953. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1953.
Nunn, W. C., Texas Under the Carpetbaggers. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1962.
Parker, Richard Denny. Historical Recollections of Robertson County, Texas. Edited by Nora Clement Parker. Salado, TX: The Anson Jones Press, 1955.
Phelan, Macum. A History of Early Methodism in Texas, 1817-1866. Nashville: Cokesbury Press, 1924.
Ramsdell, Charles William. Reconstruction in Texas. New York: Columbia University, 1910.
Reed, S. G., A History of Texas Railroads. Houston: The St. Clair Publishing Co., 1941.
Richardson, Rupert Norval. Texas: The Lone Star State. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1943.
Simpson, Harold B., Gaines' Mill to Appomattox. Waco: Texian Press, 1963.
Tyler, George W., The History of Bell County. Edited by Charles W. Ramsdell. Belton, Texas: Dayton Kelly, 1966.
Wallace, Ernest. Texas in Turmoil. Austin: Steck-Vaughn Company, 1965.
Webb, Walter Prescott, and H. Bailey Carroll (eds.). The Handbook of Texas. 2 vols. Austin: The Texas State Historical Association, 1952.
Almonte, Juan N. "Statistical Report on Texas," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XXVIII (January, 1925), pp. 177-222.
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Erath, Lucy A. (ed.). "Memoirs of Major George Bernard Erath," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, XXVI (1921-1922), pp. 207-233, 255-279; XXVII (1922-1923), pp. 27-51, 140-163.
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"Historical Sketch of Brazos County, Texas," American Sketch Book, IV (No. IV), 1878.
McCown, Susan Turnham, and L. W. Kemp (ed.). "Early Days in Milam County," Southwestern Historical Quarterly, L (January, 1947), pp. 367-376.
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