The earliest Angelo settlers started arriving on the Gulf Coast in1821. David Fitzgerald arrived in this Mexican run territory in late 1821. In 1824, old three-hundred settlers David Fitzgerald, Thomas Barnett and Moses Shipman, received land grants in this area. Moses Shipman and his family settled in what would become the ‘Duke’ community in 1825. Louisa Ann Morton married Daniel Perry on December 24, 1833 and they moved to the Duke area in 1834. The following are their stories.

Duke, Texas  [marker]

David Fitzgerald and descendents the Fenn family  [marker]

David Fitzgerald

Sarah Catherine Fitzgerald Fenn Cox

John Rutherford Fenn

Rebecca Matilda Williams Fenn

Daniel Perry  [marker]

Morton Family

Nancy Morton

Morton Family Saga

John V. Morton

Mary Morton Huff

Mrs Hubbard

The Duke Cemetery

Duke Residents that Served the Republic of Texas

Moses Shipman and his Descendents

Twin Cisterns

Sugar Land Railroad, Destination Duke, Texas

UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE of Galveston on the early July 1899 flood.


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