Robertson County




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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

These electronic pages may not be reproduced in any format by other organizations or individuals. Persons or organizations desiring to use this material must obtain the written consent of John Martin Brockman.

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  This will (hopefully) include an unpublished manuscript once held by Mrs.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


The writer was born in Terrell, Texas, on February 8, 1942, the son of Mr. And Mrs. O. M. Brockman.  He attended public schools in Mart, Austin, and Rockdale, Texas.  He received his B. A. degree from Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, in May, 1964, with a major in history and minor in psychology.  After working for the Missouri Pacific Railroad in St. Louis, Missouri, for two years, the writer enrolled in Texas A&M University to continue his education.  During the school year 1967-1968, he served as a part-time instructor in the Department of History, Texas A&M University, teaching the survey course in American History to International students.

The writer is married to the former Martha L. Beard of Bryan, and they have one son, Hampton.

John M. Brockman
P. O. Box 206
Rockdale, Texas 76567

The (original) typist of this thesis was Mrs. Hortense Spangler.


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