The history and geography of Texas as told in county names . brother,Rezin P. Bowie, the inventor of thefamous Bowie knife. As youngmen they were lured by the temp-tations of the slave trade, then go-ing on, and in this way they be-came acquainted with the pirateLaFitte. James Bowie also be-came connected with Longs expedition in 1819. In 1828 hewas naturalized as a Mexican citizen and later married thetlaughter of Vice Governor Veremendi at San Antonio. His celebrated Indian fight on the road a la Bandera, fromSan Antonio to San Saba, took place in 1831. He was in Nac-ogdoches in 1832 and too

The history and geography of Texas as told in county names . brother,Rezin P. Bowie, the inventor of thefamous Bowie knife. As youngmen they were lured by the temp-tations of the slave trade, then go-ing on, and in this way they be-came acquainted with the pirateLaFitte. James Bowie also be-came connected with Longs expedition in 1819. In 1828 hewas naturalized as a Mexican citizen and later married thetlaughter of Vice Governor Veremendi at San Antonio. His celebrated Indian fight on the road a la Bandera, fromSan Antonio to San Saba, took place in 1831. He was in Nac-ogdoches in 1832 and too Stock Photo
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The history and geography of Texas as told in county names . brother,Rezin P. Bowie, the inventor of thefamous Bowie knife. As youngmen they were lured by the temp-tations of the slave trade, then go-ing on, and in this way they be-came acquainted with the pirateLaFitte. James Bowie also be-came connected with Longs expedition in 1819. In 1828 hewas naturalized as a Mexican citizen and later married thetlaughter of Vice Governor Veremendi at San Antonio. His celebrated Indian fight on the road a la Bandera, fromSan Antonio to San Saba, took place in 1831. He was in Nac-ogdoches in 1832 and took part in the fight with Piedras, after-wards being commissioned to convey the prisoners to SanFelipe, whence they were taken to Tampico. In 1835 he joinedthe army and was second in command at the battle of Con-cepcion. After the storming and capture of Bexar he joinedthe army near Goliad. He there met Houston, who sent himback to San Antonio. There he found Travis in command, butremained there and was killed March 6, 1836, with the othersof the garrison.. As Told in County Names 139 COCHRAN. This county was named for Robert Cochran, who, in theearly part of 1835, started from Boston with a small stock ofgoods and located in Brazoria, and early in February, 1836,joined the army in San Antonio. He was a single man. Theonly data that could be obtained was from evidence used inlitigation over the land granted to his heirs, for which the au-thor is indebted to R. C. Crane, an attorney at Sweetwater,Texas. CROCKETT. This county was named for David Crockett, who was bornAugust 17, 1786, in Tennessee, then a part of North Carolina,near the present line between that State and North Carolina.His father was an Irishman; hismother was a native of Mary-land. He was a most pronouncedtype of the strong individualitycharacteristic of the mountainpopulation of East Tennessee inhis day. He could neither readnor write until eighteen yearsold. At the age of seven hisfather removed to JeffersonCou