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]
Sarah Catherine Fitzgerald Fenn Cox
John Rutherford Fenn
Rebecca Matilda Williams Fenn
Daniel Perry [marker]
Nancy MortonMorton Family Saga
John V. Morton
Mary Morton Huff
The Duke Cemetery
Duke Residents that Served the Republic of Texas
Moses Shipman and his Descendents
Sugar Land Railroad, Destination Duke, Texas
UNITED STATES LIFE-SAVING SERVICE of Galveston on the early July 1899 flood.
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