With President General Fred Mead
At an SRT meeting in Conroe I encountered Fred Mead, currently serving as President General of the Descendants of San Jacinto. Two of Fred's ancestors played a key role in capturing Santa Anna following the Battle of San Jacinto. Fred and I have kept in touch, and he was kind enough to invite me to speak at the 2017 meeting of the Descendants of San Jacinto. He specifically asked me to talk about the Battle of San Jacinto, a program he had heard on a couple of previous occasions.
Denton Bryant delivering a memorial for recently deceased Sam Houston IV
Fred Mead and Judge Sharolyn Woods
With Marianne Messenger, Educator of the Year from Conroe ISD
|Site of the Harris Home (founders of Harrisburg)|
Venerable Glendale Cemetery
When I entered Brady's Landing Restaurant Fred Mead was conducting the annual business meeting. The lunch was excellent, and the State Historian's description of the battle produced a standing ovation. Afterward the Descendants presented several awards, inducted new officers, and offered a memorial to Sam Houston IV, who had passed away the previous week. Following a benediction the meeting adjourned, but a number of members wanted signed copies of my biography of Sam Houston, and it was a pleasure to visit with the Descendants and hear the stories of their illustrious ancestors.
Historical Marker at the Frost Bank