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John Sutherland Menefee (1813-1884), merchant, soldier, and public official moved to Jackson County in 1830.  Captain of a militia squad in 1832; owned mercantile business in Texana; fought with Texas Army at San Jacinto; postmaster at Texana;  county clerk; county representative in the House of the Fourth Congress; county judge;  justice of the peace Read biography from the Handbook of Texas Online

Francis Menefee White (1811-1897), settler, soldier, public official, moved to Jackson County in 1830, Lt. in the Texas army, commissioner of Jackson County, justice of the peace, member of the House represented Jackson County in the First, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth legislatures, member of the Board of Land Commissioners, chairman of the House Committee on Public Lands, commissioner of the General Land Office Read biography from the Handbook of Texas Online

Thomas Elliott Bolling, one of Terry's Texas Rangers from Jackson County, biography from the Terry's Texas Rangers site

 

Robert G. O' Brien, one of Terry's Texas Rangers from Jackson County, biography from the Terry's Texas Rangers site

 

Mary Eleanor Brackenridge (1837-1924), clubwoman and advocate of women's rights. 

 

John Thomas Brackenridge, moved to Texana in 1854, merchant, Captain of the cavalry in Texas and Indian Territory, major in the 33rd Cavalry, president of the First National Bank of Austin.  Read biography from the Handbook of Texas Online; An Inventory of Papers at the Texas State Archives

Elijah Stapp (1783-1843), signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, historical marker

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