There are many old settlers of Fort Bend County whom the writer can only give a passing notice of, as their history could not be procured.
Thompson's Ferry is noted,
in the history of Texas as the place in Fort Bend where the Mexican
army made the passage of the Brazos. Thompson had a Negro named
Moses who was captured by Santa Anna at the ferry, and was sent with
a message to General Houston while he was in camp in the bottom at
"Groce's Retreat," telling him that he was coming up there soon and
smoke him out.
Incident In Fort Bend County During The Passage Of The Mexicans
With all of the history
that has been written of the pioneer days of Texas and the wars of
the early settlers against Mexicans and Indians, yet many, incidents
remain unrecorded, and will ever remain so. Those connected with
them, and the only ones conversant with the facts, have long since
passed away and the history lost. The writer, in his researches for
Fort Bend, County history, came across the following pathetic
incident, penned by one who has passed away, yet the facts remain
and live, and it is to such men of an inquiring turn of mind who
record facts and dates in a manner in which they can be preserved
for generations to come, are we indebted for the knowledge which we
have of the history of our country. The people of Texas should and
do cherish the memory of those men and women who have labored and
spent their time and money in order that the deeds of our
forefathers and mothers should not be forgotten, and the hardships
which they endured for us should ever remain a cherished and green
spot in our memories.
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