Nathan Brookshire was born in Rutherford Co., Tennessee in 1793. He served bravely in the U. S. Army in the War of 1812. As a member of Steven F. Austin's Fifth Colony, he and his wife Mary Ann Hooks Brookshire, left their home in Tennessee and settled in what is now known as Brookshire, Texas areaIn 1836 Capt. Brookshire was awarded a bounty certificate of 640 acres of land for his military service. He participated in the storming and capture of Bexar, Dec. 5 - 10, 1835. A Historic Marker was erected to his valor by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, State of Texas in 1930. This marker is now located in the town of Brookshire. In 1839 the "Captain Bird/Creek Indian Fight" Capt. Brookshire succeeded to command upon Capt. Bird's death.
Mary Ann Hooks Brookshire
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