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  This will (hopefully) include an unpublished manuscript once held by Mrs.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 William Kent Brunette.


Partial List Of Land Owners In Robertson County Who Lived In Port Sullivan In 1860[1]

G. A. Nixon Survey John V. Davis Survey
(G. W. McGrew Conflict) [2]      F. M. Hall
     T. J. H. Anderson [5] John D. Smith Survey
     F. M. Hall [5]      F. M. Hall
(Dread Dawson Conflict) [2]      C. O. Barton [3]
     F. M. Hall John A. Hill Survey
(H. R. McGrew Conflict) [2]      H. A. Foster [6]
     W. B. Anderson [4]      C. O. Barton
     T. J. H. Anderson G. M. G. Grafton Survey
Joseph Harlan Survey      J. S. Hanna [4]
     Joseph Harlan [6]  

[1]  Prepared from the United States Census Returns, 1860, Schedule No. 1; and the abstracts of the surveys mentioned at the Love Abstract Co., Franklin, TX.
[2]  The survey conflicts resulted from the granting of the same land to more than one person.
[3]  Taxable property in excess of $100,000.
[4]  Taxable property of between $50,000 and $100,000.
[5]  Taxable property of between $10,000 and $50,000.
[6]  Taxable property not determined.