Alexander Mackey Brooks (1808 – 1899): Additional Information

Bastrop County, Texas, Deed Bk. L, pp. 49-50

Or, Subtitled: Buying and Selling in Bastrop and Houston, Texas

I’ve now added additional information to a previous posting I made in August this year about Alexander Mackey Brooks, focusing on his life after he moved to Texas and settled in Bastrop. On my recent trip to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, I abstracted information about him from the deed records of Bastrop and Harris Counties, Texas. The posting I’ve just linked focuses on the new Bastrop County material I’ve added to his file, including his purchase in May 1849, several months after he married his second wife Aletha Sorrells (Hope, Freel, Patterson, Pierce), of lot 2 on Main Street in Bastrop, the lot on which he built his historic house in or by 1851. Alexander bought the lot from Samuel B. Morris, and he and Aletha sold this lot in January 1861, after they moved to Houston, to William F. Allen. I’ll next add to my previous posting about Alexander’s life in Houston what I’ve now found about him in Harris County deed books. Note that the deed records of Bastrop County show him buing enslaved persons (see the deed at the head of the posting).

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