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Brookfield-Evans-Cremer House

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Hoyston, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 50' 42.162", -96° 55' 36.68404000008"
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     William Brookfield (1786-1849) and Musgrove Evans (1785-1855) brought their families from Michigan to Texas in the early 1830s. Brookfield and Evans' son Samuel bought the 1832 David Berry league, where this house stands, in 1835. Samuel died at the following year. Musgrove Evans and Brookfield's son Francis served i the Texas Army at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1838 The Congress voted to buy this land and the adjoining Eblin league as a location for the new capital, to be named Austin, but vetoed the Bill. Musgrove Evans later served as auditor general of the Republic. Brookfield erected a two-story stone residence at this site. When Mexican troops seized San Antonio in 1842, Samuel Maverick's family fled the city and took refuge here. David Berry, the original landowner, and Francis Brookfield joined other local men to fight the Mexican invasion force. They were both killed in the Dawson Massacre, Sept. 18, 1842. William Brookfield's daughter Emma (1814-1877), later occupant of he house, married Evans' son Vincent. After he died, she married Julius Cremer (d. 1889). The J. C. Brown family, owners since 1893, rebuilt the structure after a fire in 1911 destroyed the second floor.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Brookfield-Evans-Cremer House Historical Marker Location Map, Hoyston, Texas