PIERSON, JOHN GOODLOE WARREN
(1795-1849). John Goodloe Warren
Pierson, Indian fighter, surveyor, land developer, and judge, was born on
February 15, 1795, in Person County, North Carolina, one of five sons of John
and Elizabeth (Warren) Pierson. He moved in 1805 with his parents to the area
of western Kentucky that later became Union County. His father served in Gen.
George Washington's Continental Army at Valley Forge, Camden, and in other
actions during the American Revolution. Pierson married Purity Ruffin
Pennington on January 17, 1815, in Union County, Kentucky, and they had three
children before her death. In 1818 Pierson moved to the Red River area of
Texas, which in 1820 became Miller County, Arkansas.qv
The site where he settled was marked in 1936 as the first Anglo-American
settlement of Lamar County, Texas. Pierson became a county surveyor, judge,
and commander of the Ninth Militia with the rank of major in Miller County. In
1828, when the Indian situation worsened there, he requested permission of
George Izard, governor of Arkansas Territory, to remove the Shawnee Indians
with the militia. With the governor's approval Pierson commanded sixty-two
volunteers, who with the assistance of Col. William Rector, adjutant general
of the militia of Arkansas Territory, forced the troublesome Shawnees to leave
the territory peaceably.
On December 11, 1826, Pierson married Elizabeth Montgomery, the daughter of
William Montgomery of Miller County. They had three children before her death
on September 15, 1833. Montgomery County, Texas, was named for her family.
Pierson moved to Nacogdoches, Texas, about 1830 and joined Stephen F. Austin'sqv
colony in October 1831, where he continued his surveying activities. He
received one league of land in Fayette County through Austin's third
empresarioqv contract on November 2, 1832.
Sterling C. Robertson,qv empresario of
Robertson's colony,qv appointed Pierson on
December 22, 1833, his "true and lawful attorney" to issue certificates to all
settlers wishing to settle in the colony and to "do all things relative of
said colony." On September 17, 1834, William H. Steele, land commissioner of
the colony, appointed Pierson the principal surveyor. In 1834, in cooperation
with Robertson, Pierson laid out in 1834 the capital of the colony, Sarahville
de Viesca, on the west bank at the Falls of the Brazos. Pierson assisted
Robertson for two years, issuing certificates, surveying, and supervising
development activities much of the time while Robertson was absent. In 1835
Pierson married Narcissa (Cartwright) Slatter, a daughter of Peter Cartwright.
They had three children. Slatter and Pierson each received title to one league
of land in the Nashville colony (Robertson's) on December 10, 1834.
During the early stages of the Texas Revolution,qv
Pierson became a member of the Committee of Safety and Correspondence of
Viesca when it was established on May 17, 1835. He was elected on October 5,
1835, a delegate to represent the Municipality of Viesca at the Consultationqv
at San Felipe de Austin, where he served on the "Committee of Five" who
established the Texas Rangersqv on October
17 and signed both of the "Texas Declaration of Causes for Taking up Arms
Against Mexico" on November 7 and the ordinance that established the
provisional governmentqv of Texas on
November 13. He was appointed a commissioner to organize the militia at Viesca
in the war against Mexico on November 26 and served as secretary of the
General Council.qv He was the second judge
of Viesca in the same year. Pierson entered into an agreement on December 2,
1835, with Colbert Baker, A. F. Burchard, and Robert M. Stevensonqv
to lay out a town site of seventy-eight acres in Washington County. They named
the town Independence. On November 30, 1835, after surveying and laying out
the townsite, Pierson and Baker sold one-fourth of their undivided interest in
the town site to A. F. Burchard.
During the election held in the Nashville colony on February 1, 1836,
Pierson was defeated by Sterling C. Robertson and George C. Childressqv
as a delegate to represent the Municipality of Milam (Viesca) at the
Convention of 1836.qv The acting governor
and commander-in-chief of the militia of the provisional government of Texas,
James W. Robinson,qv commissioned Pierson on
February 13, 1836, his aide-de-camp for Milam with the rank of colonel.
Pierson was ordered to recruit and equip men for military service in the war
against Mexico and to report them to the commander at Gonzales. He was
"empowered to do all things in the defense of Texas for she must now fight."
Pierson informed Robinson that the militia would be ready on March 19 or as
soon as arms, ammunition, and provisions were procured. Pierson also provided
aid to Robertson's company of rangers at Fort Milam during 1836 and 1837 and
the Texas army in 1836 by supplying them with food and other supplies.
After the defeat of Antonio López de Santa Annaqv
at the battle of San Jacinto,qv Pierson
moved his family in June 1836 from Milam to an area of Washington County
(later partitioned into Montgomery and Grimes counties) that he named Hi
Point, near the present settlement of Stoneham. Pierson built his home at Hi
Point, where he farmed, operated a general merchandise store, and raised fine
horses and other livestock. He built and operated a racetrack nearby where
horse races were held regularly.
Based on reports that the Mexican Congress had repudiated the agreements
that Santa Anna had made with the ad interim governmentqv
of Texas and that Gen. José de Urreaqv was
organizing a large Mexican army to invade Texas, on June 20, 1836, ad interim
president David G. Burnetqv issued a
proclamation calling for volunteers to meet the enemy. On June 30 in
Washington County Pierson organized a militia company of seventy-four men. He
reported his company to Brig. Gen. Thomas Jefferson Green,qv
whose brigade was at Coles Settlement on a campaign against the Indians. On
the same day Pierson was commissioned a captain of cavalry, Green's Brigade,
Army of the Republic of Texas,qv by Green
and ordered to proceed to the main army near Victoria by way of the La Bahía
Road and to provide security to the settlers and chastise any Indians that had
committed depredations against them. Pierson sat on the court-martial of Lt.
Moses L. Lazeras on July 14 after reaching the army. On August 22, 1845, for
his service from June 30 to December 30, 1836, he received a 640-acre land
grant in Milam County. Pierson was nominated captain of volunteers of
Washington County on May 31, 1837, by President Sam Houstonqv
to serve in the Regiment of Mounted Gun Men. During "Archer's War" in June
1840, after most of the Montgomery County Militia had abandoned the chase,
Pierson led his militia company in hot pursuit of a band of Cherokee and
Kickapoo Indians that had murdered J. M. Tidwell and had taken his wife and
three children hostage near the site of present Calvert.
After the capture of San Antonio de Bexar by Gen. Rafael Vásquez and Gen.
Adrián Wollqv in March and September 1842,
President Houston ordered Alexander Somervellqv
to organize the militia and volunteers and invade Mexico. Pierson organized a
company of volunteers and joined the South Western Army at San Antonio, later
called the Somervell expedition.qv While on
a scouting expedition of the area, Pierson's company skirmished with Comanches
on November 9. After the Texas army had captured Laredo and Guerrero,
Tamaulipas, Somervell ordered the army on December 19 to return to Gonzales
and disband. Pierson, with four other captains and most of the army ignored
the order and organized the Mier expedition.qv
The reasons given by the captains for not obeying the order were provided in a
letter written by J. D. Cockeqv and endorsed
by the captains on January 12, 1843. Pierson and his company reluctantly
surrendered to Gen. Pedro de Ampudiaqv on
December 26, 1842, at Mier, Tamaulipas, after a battle of eighteen hours. In
1845 General Green in his book on the Mier expedition gave Pierson and his men
"lasting credit" for their united stand against capitulation. On May 20, 1843,
Col. William S. Fisher,qv commander of the
Mier expedition, described the morale of his men immediately prior to
surrender. He wrote, "I found two of the smallest companies under the command
of Captain Reese of Brazoria [County] and Captain Pierson of Montgomery
[County] united to a man and prepared to fight to the last extremity. The
others were in indescribable confusion." Pierson was one of the Texas
prisoners of war who overpowered the Mexican guards at El Rancho Salado on
February 11, 1843, and escaped. He was later recaptured, drew a white bean on
March 25 (see BLACK BEAN EPISODE), and was later released from Santiago
Prison at Mexico City on September 16, 1844. On their return to Texas, Pierson
and thirteen other Texans who had been prisoners of war in Mexico petitioned
President Houston to ask Santa Anna "as a personal favor" to release José
Antonio Navarroqv from the dungeon of San
Juan de Ullóa, Mexico. Houston agreed to their request and wrote Santa Anna on
December 10, 1844. Pierson served in 1844 on a committee that petitioned the
Congress of the Republic of Texasqv
requesting compensation for the men who participated in the Mier expedition.
He served in 1848 as county commissioner of Grimes County. He died at Hi
Point on May 7, 1849, and was buried beside two sons in the Joel Greenwood
Cemetery, later called the Saunder's Cemetery, near Plantersville. He left an
estate of 20,000 acres of land in Texas. After Texas seceded from the Union in
1861, Pierson's five living sons fought in the Confederate Army. During the
Sesquicentennial Celebration of Texas Independence, a monument honoring
Sterling C. Robertson, J. G. W. Pierson and other Nashville colonists, was
erected on March 2, 1986, at the Falls County Courthouse by the Falls County
BIBLIOGRAPHY: John Henry Brown, Indian Wars and Pioneers of Texas
(Austin: Daniell, 1880; reprod., Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical
Press, 1978). Thomas Jefferson Green Papers, Southern Historical Collection,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Malcolm D. McLean, comp. and ed.,
Papers Concerning Robertson's Colony in Texas (19 vols., Arlington:
University of Texas at Arlington Press, 1974-93). Thomas L. Miller, Bounty
and Donation Land Grants of Texas, 1835-1888 (Austin: University of Texas
Press, 1967). Robin Navarro Montgomery, The History of Montgomery County
(Austin: Jenkins, 1975). A. W. Neville, The History of Lamar County, Texas
(Paris, Texas: North Texas, 1937; rpt. 1986). Walter Prescott Webb, The
Texas Rangers (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1935; rpt., Austin: University of
Texas Press, 1982). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds., The
Writings of Sam Houston, 1813-1863 (8 vols., Austin: University of Texas
Press, 1938-43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970). William P.
Zuber, My Eighty Years in Texas (Austin: University of Texas Press,
Edwin G. Pierson, Jr.
Cochran Pool, b August 6, 1806 in Georgia, d February 21, 1886 at his home near
Pool's Creek, in West Falls County, Texas and buried in the family cemetery
there-was a son of Walter F. Pool, b ca 1775 in South Carolina, d 1846 in Texas
and his Will pro- bated in September 1846 in Anderson County, where he had
received a grant on May 20, 1835 for a league of land. His wife, and Jonathan's
mother, had died before his will of Walter F. Pool was probated.
parents and three brothers had moved from Georgia to Missouri Territory ca 1813,
and by 1815, They were located in the Indian lands of Red River County (later
Texas) - known as "Pecan Point," which encompassed Miller County, Arkansas. The
family was included in a listing of the 1829 Tax Census.
family, composed of the parents and Beverly Pool, Walter S. Pool, William Pool,
and Jonathan C. Pool, hunted to sell pelts, and fished-getting along with the
Indians until a deluge of settlers began arriving in the area. In 1822, the
Pools moved to Nacogdoches, where Jonathan was married ca 1829 to Celia Emeline
Pierson, b October 31,1815 in Kentucky, d ca
County, Texas - a
daughter of John
Pierson and his first wife, Purity Ruffin (Pennington) Pierson, who had died in
Kentucky before her husband moved to Arkansas with his three children by their
father-in-law, J. G. W. Pierson. moved to San Felipe in 1832 with his second
wife and then, four sons, he was accompanied by Jonathan Cochran and Celia
Emelina (Pierson) Pool. In 1832, Jonathan C. Pool was involved in the Anahuac
incident on Galveston Bay, in opposition to Captain John Bradburn; and later he
was with Colonel Bullock's troops, who forced the evacuation of Nacogdoches.
Texas Army in 1835, Jonathan Cochran Pool was with Ben Milam at the siege of San
Antonio, being one of three hundred and one men who assaulted San Antonio on
December 5, 1835. Two days later, Milam was killed, and Pool was shot in the
wrist. Subsequently, Pool joined General Sam Houston's forces, and was with him
when Houston burned the town of San Felipe before crossing the bridge to San
Jacinto. Before the Battle of San Jacinto, Houston had dispatched Pool to check
on the Indian situation. In October 1871, Jonathan Cochran Pool was granted a
pension for his Republic of Texas Army service.
After the Texas
war for independence from Mexico, Pool lived for a time in Nacogdoches, and was
in the part of Houston County which became Anderson County in 1846.
After the death
of Celia Emeline (Pierson) Pool, Jonathan Cochran Pool was married second in
1850 to Mary Jemima Crownover, b May 30,1826 in Arkansas, d January 7, 1903 in
Falls County, Texas - a daughter of Mitchell and Elizabeth (Laurence) Crownover.
Mary Jemima Crownover was called "Jemima"; and after the death of Jemima's
father, her mother had married second to Collin Aldrich, of Houston County,
Texas. A daughter of Collin and Elizabeth (Laurence - Crownover) Aldrich, Ann
Aldrich - widow of A. J. Corley - subsequently married a son of Jonathan Cochran
Pool and his first wife, William S. Pool.
Cochran and Mary Jemima (Crownover) Pool relocated to Falls County, Texas in
1852 - settling on the land his children had inherited from their mother's share
of the John Goodloe Warren Pierson league. Jonathan purchased the minor
children's share of the land, and bought other land - spending the next
thirty-four years there.
children of Jonathan Cochran Pool and his first wife, Celia Emeline (Pierson)
Pool, b ca 1831, dafter 1849 - was not married.
Pool, b 1832, d after 1880 in Falls County, Texas - married first in 1856 to
Emily Birke, b 1839 in Illinois, d 1861 in Falls County; married second on
January 17, 1866 to Hellen L. Montgomery, b 1845 in Canada, d 1875 in Falls
Pool, b 1835 - married his step-mother's half sister, Mrs. Ann (Aldrich) Corley
- daughter of Elizabeth (Laurence) Crownover and her second husband, Collin
Aldrich, and widow of Andrew Jackson Corley, a lawyer, who died while in the
Confederate States Army during the Civil War.
Emeline Pool, b
ca 1837 - no information.
Burleson Pool, b 1843, died in Bosque County, Texas-married Nancy Catherine
Pool, b February 28, 1845 in Houston County, Texas, d April 15, 1908 in Cotulla,
29,1871 to Anna R. Montgomery, b 1852 in Louisiana, died at Cotulla, Texas - a
daughter of John Montgomery of Canada, and his wife, Mariah, of England. They
reared the children of his brother, Franklin, and her sister, Hellen, after
Cochran Pool reared one son by his second marriage to Mary Jemima (Crownover)
Pool, b September 5, 1853 in Falls County, Texas, d October 30, 1938 and buried
in the Pool Family Cemetery
married in 1884 to
Lula Lee Logue, b May 31, 1868, d May 2, 1940 - a daughter of Edward Logue, of
Ohio, and his wife, Rachel (Walton) Logue, of Mississippi. Rachel (Walton) Logue
was married second in Falls County, Texas to George Washington Parks, whose
first wife had also died.
Cochran Pool is one of the true Texas Patriots before and after the Texas
Revolution, seeing it change from a Mexican State to The Republic of Texas, a
State in the United States, a Confederate State, and finally back to its place
as a State within the United States of America.
Copyright Permission granted to
Theresa Carhart for printing the biographies of these Falls County Families to
this Web page.
"Families of Falls County", Compiled and Edited by the Falls County Historical
Commission, page 360 column 1 and 2 and page 361 column 1.
Cedar Springs and Wilderville
Former and Current Residents Page
Benjamin and Mary Isabella Jones Pierson
Benjamin Pierson was born 18 May 1840 in Grimes County, Texas, the son of "J.G.W."
John Goodloe Warren Pierson (1795-1849) and . In 1879, Benjamin married Mary
Isabella Jones (born 26 Aug 1842 and died 12 August 1900).
Benjamin was a merchant in Cedar Springs in the late 1800's. Benjamin died 31
Jan 1905 in Falls County, Texas and is buried in Cedar Springs Cemetery.
"J.G.W." John Goodloe Warren Pierson (1795-1849), the first son of John and
Elizabeth Warren Pierson was born in Union County, Kentucky. At the age of
twenty three, he married 15 January 1815 to Purity Ruffin PENNINGTON. She was
born 17 December 1799 in Christian County, Kentucky and was the daughter of
Isaac Pennington. They had the following three children: Celia Emeline Pierson
(1815-1850), John Hogue Pierson (1817-1867) and Isaac Pennington Pierson
After the death of his wife Purity, J.G.W. Pierson left Kentucky with some of
his friends and relatives including his three children and son-in-law, Jonathan
Pool and headed westward. He settled at Pecan Point, then Miller County,
Arkansas now Red River County, Texas where he became acquainted with and married
in late 1826 to Elizabeth Montgomery, the daughter of William Montgomery and
"Polly" James, an aunt of the outlaw brothers, Jesse and Frank James. That same
year J.G.W. Pierson became County Surveyor and in 1828, he was elected Justice
of the Peace The couple had a son, William Montgomery Pierson (1827- ) while
living at Pecan Point.
William Montgomery Pierson, son of J.G. W. and Elizabeth was born 13 November
1827 at Pecan Point, Miller County, Arkansas and married in Grimes County, Texas
to Matilda Smith after 1850.
In 1829, J.G.W. moved his family to Nacogdoches, Texas where he was a surveyor
in the Edwards Colony for two years and another son, Andrew Van Buren Pierson
(1830- ) was born. Andrew Van Buren Pierson was born 15 February 1830 in
Nacogdoches, Texas. He married the sister of his brother's wife, Sophronia
Smith. They had no children.
In October 1831, J.G.W. moved the family to San Felipe where on 05 December 1832
he applied for admittance to Stephen F. Austin's colony. J.G.W. Pierson became
chief surveyor and second in command of Sterling C. Robertson's colony in 1833
after living first at Montgomery Prairie and later became the first settler of
the present town of Stoneham, Grimes County, Texas.
J.G.W. took a group of settlers from around Stoneham and Montgomery Prairie and
journied to the capital of Robertson's colony near the Falls of the Brazos.
Andrew and John Montgomery were with Pierson's group and they helped him with
the surveying duties. They were paid land grants in payment.
It was at Independence where his daughter Elizabeth Pierson was born and his
wife Elizabeth Montgomery died in childbirth 15 September 1833. Elizabeth
Montgomery Pierson is buried in the old Stoneham Cemetery. Elizabeth Pierson
married Etheldred Tarver.
Sterling Clark Robertson, Empressario of the Nashville Colony appointed John
Goodloe Warren Pierson as his attorney and Surveyor General of his colony. J.G.
W. waged a legal battle for two years with the Mexican Government, Stephen F.
Austin and Samuel M. Williams over the Nashville Colony's contract for
settlement in Texas. Austin's claim was overturned and Robertson's claim was
honored. Pierson surveyed the town-site of Sarahville de Viesca at the Falls of
the Brazos and laid out the town.
In 1835, John Goodloe Warren Pierson married Mrs. Narcissa Cartwright Slatter
and in November of the same year, he was elected and served as delegate of the
General Consultation of San Felipe and was appointed Secretary of the Council.
He received the appointment of aide-de-camp for the Texas Army, recruiting men
for military service and procuring equipment. It was 03 Jun 1836 when he moved
his family to High Point, Grimes County, Texas from de Viesca so that they were
While in Grimes County, Pierson farmed, operated a store, and raised livestock
including fine horses and even built a racetrack while he served also as Captain
of the Cavalry for the Republic of Texas. He lived at High Point until after
1850 when he returned to Falls County.
Mexico started trouble again in 1842, disputing the Rio Grande River as the
border between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. Captain Pierson, along with
twenty-seven men that he recruited as volunteers joined with other companies and
with over three hundred men, on 22 December 1842, traveled to Mier, Mexico.
Of these three hundred men, one hundred and twenty-six were taken prisoners.
Santa Anna ordered that one in ten of these prisoners be shot. To determine the
victims, white and black beans were drawn by the prisoners. Those who drew black
beans were shot. The result was the execution of seventeen men. The others,
including Pierson who had drawn the white beans were marched to Santiago, Mexico
City to prison when Pierson became ill. He was unable to go with the others but
was transferred later to Perot Prison near Vera Cruz with the others. After two
years of confinement, the entire surviving group was released on 16 September
1844. The Mier Expedition into Mexico and the drawing of black and white beans
is referred to as the "Lottery for Life" or "The Black Bean Episode".
J.G.W. Pierson and Narcissa Cartwright Pierson had three sons. They were
Willaford Cartwright Pierson, Benjamin Almary Pierson, and Edmond G. Pierson.
Willaford Cartwright Pierson was born 18 December 1836 in Grimes County, Texas
and died 09 January 1846 in Grimes County, Texas
Jonathan Cochran Pool and Celia Emeline Pierson(1815-1850)
Celia Emeline Pierson was born in October 1815 in Kentucky and died in Houston
County, Texas in 1850. She was married about 1829 in Nacogdoches, Texas to
Jonathan Cochran Pool, a Texas pioneer. The couple had the following six
children: Braxton M. Pool (1831-after 1849), Franklin G. Pool (1832-1880),
William S. Pool (1835- ), Emeline Pool (1837- ), Jonathan Pool (1843- ), and
Travis Richard Pool (1845-1908.
There is a Jonathan Cochran Poole from Falls County, born 1806, who was a
veteran of both the Texas Revolution and the Civil War (unit unknown). He had
two sons, Jonathan Burleson Pool, born 1843, and Jonathan Cochran Pool, born ca
1845. No other information available. This could be the same Jonathan Cochran
Pool that was married to Celia Emeline Pierson.
Isaac Pennington Pierson- born 8 July 1820 in Kentucky died 22 January 1843
while riding his father's race horse.
John Hogue and Nancy Hutcherson Pierson
John Hogue Pierson was born in Kentucky on April 17, 1817, son of "J.G.W." John
Goodloe Warren Pierson and Purity Ruffin PENNINGTON.
John married Nancy Hutcherson in Grimes County, Texas in 1843.
John Hogue Pierson served in the Civil War. Pierson, John H. is listed by
Claiborne as "discharged Murfreesboro. John Pierson's service record shows that
he was enlisted by Capt Harrison in Falls Co on Sep 10, 1861. He was medically
discharged Feb 26, 1862. His discharge certificate shows he was born in Union
County, KY; his age was 45 years, and he was suffering from rheumation and
chronic diarrhea. John Hogue Pierson is buried at Cedar Springs.
Benjamin Almary and Mary Isabella Jones Pierson
Benjamin Almary Pierson was born 18 May 1840 in Grimes County, Texas. Benjamin
married in 1879 to Mary Isabella Jones who was born 26 Aug 1842 and died 12
August 1900. He was a merchant in Cedar Springs. Benjamin died 31 Jan 1905 in
Falls County, Texas and is buried in Cedar Springs Cemetery.
Edmund G. and Lucy Gray Pierson
Edmund G Pierson was born 08 May 1847 in Grimes County, Texas. He married Lucy
Gray and they had two children before she died. He then married Martha Emma
Montgomery who was born 31 Jul 1855. She was the daughter of John Montgomery of
Canada and Maria from England.
Edmund and Martha had nine children. He was a surveyor in Falls County. Edmund
G. Pierson died 21 Mar 1929 in Marlin, Falls County, Texas. Martha Emma
Montgomery Pierson died 16 May 1930 in Marlin, Texas.
Thomas and Narcissa Cartwright Slatter Pierson
Susan Roberts born 1852
Thomas Roberts, Jr. born 1853, died 17 January 1874 at Cedar Springs
Matilda Roberts born 1857
After the death of J.G.W., Narcissa Cartwright Slatter Pierson married a third
time to Thomas Roberts, born 17 October 1817 in Tennessee. They had three
children: Susan Roberts born 1852, Thomas Roberts, Jr. born 1853, and Matilda
Roberts born 1857. Narcissa died 05 January 1897. They are both buried in the
Cedar Springs Cemetery.
of Wolphert Gerretse Van Kouwenhoven
Person Page 1713
Jonathan Cochran Pool
(6. Aug. 1806 - 21. Feb. 1886), #108058
Jonathan Cochran Pool
born on 6. Aug. 1806 at Georgia. He was the son of
Walter F. Pool
Cochran Pool married
Celia Emeline Pierson
J. G. W. Pierson
children. Jonathan Cochran Pool married
Mary Jemima Crownover
1850. Jonathan Cochran Pool died on 21. Feb. 1886 at at his home near, Pools
Creek, West Falls County, Texas, at age 79.
JONATHAN COCHRAN POOL
Jonathan Cochran Pool, b August 6, 1806 in Georgia, d February 21, 1886 at his
home near Pool's Creek, in West Falls County, Texas and buried in the family
cemetery there-was a son of Walter F. Pool, b ca 1775 in South Carolina, d
1846 in Texas and his Will pro- bated in September 1846 in Anderson County,
where he had received a grant on May 20, 1835 for a league of land. His wife,
and Jonathan's mother, had died before his will of Walter F. Pool was
Jonathan's parents and three brothers had moved from Georgia to Missouri
Territory ca 1813, and by 1815, They were located in the Indian lands of Red
River County (later Texas) - known as "Pecan Point," which encompassed Miller
County, Arkansas. The family was included in a listing of the 1829 Tax Census.
The Pool family, composed of the parents and Beverly Pool, Walter S. Pool,
William Pool, and Jonathan C. Pool, hunted to sell pelts, and fished-getting
along with the Indians until a deluge of settlers began arriving in the area.
In 1822, the Pools moved to Nacogdoches, where Jonathan was married ca 1829 to
Celia Emeline Pierson, b October 31,1815 in Kentucky, d ca 1850 in Houston
County, Texas - a daughter of John Goodloe Warren Pierson and his first wife,
Purity Ruffin (Pennington) Pierson, who had died in Kentucky before her
husband moved to Arkansas with his three children by their marriage.
When Jonathan's father-in-law, J. G. W. Pierson. moved to San Felipe in 1832
with his second wife and then, four sons, he was accompanied by Jonathan
Cochran and Celia Emelina (Pierson) Pool. In 1832, Jonathan C. Pool was
involved in the Anahuac incident on Galveston Bay, in opposition to Captain
John Bradburn; and later he was with Colonel Bullock's troops, who forced the
evacuation of Nacogdoches.
Joining the Texas Army in 1835, Jonathan Cochran Pool was with Ben Milam at
the siege of San Antonio, being one of three hundred and one men who assaulted
San Antonio on December 5, 1835. Two days later, Milam was killed, and Pool
was shot in the wrist. Subsequently, Pool joined General Sam Houston's forces,
and was with him when Houston burned the town of San Felipe before crossing
the bridge to San Jacinto. Before the Battle of San Jacinto, Houston had
dispatched Pool to check on the Indian situation. In October 1871, Jonathan
Cochran Pool was granted a pension for his Republic of Texas Army service.
After the Texas war for independence from Mexico, Pool lived for a time in
Nacogdoches, and was in the part of Houston County which became Anderson
County in 1846.
After the death of Celia Emeline (Pierson) Pool, Jonathan Cochran Pool was
married second in 1850 to Mary Jemima Crownover, b May 30,1826 in Arkansas, d
January 7, 1903 in Falls County, Texas - a daughter of Mitchell and Elizabeth
(Laurence) Crownover. Mary Jemima Crownover was called "Jemima"; and after the
death of Jemima's father, her mother had married second to Collin Aldrich, of
Houston County, Texas. A daughter of Collin and Elizabeth (Laurence -
Crownover) Aldrich, Ann Aldrich - widow of A. J. Corley - subsequently married
a son of Jonathan Cochran Pool and his first wife, William S. Pool.
Jonathan Cochran and Mary Jemima (Crownover) Pool relocated to Falls County,
Texas in 1852 - settling on the land his children had inherited from their
mother's share of the John Goodloe Warren Pierson league. Jonathan purchased
the minor children's share of the land, and bought other land - spending the
next thirty-four years there.
Last Edited=7 Aug 2008
Children of Jonathan Cochran Pool and
Mary Jemima Crownover
Robert Ray Pool+
(5. Sep. 1853 - 30. Oct. 1938)
Grimes County Guestbook
||Jerry D. Pool
|How I found
There is an old cemetery where Henry Bailey Greenwood is actually buried
along with John Goodlow Warren Pierson and several of his children and also
Joel Greenwood somewhere in all of my files there is a list of who all is
buried in that cemetery.and a description of where it is located. It is
three or four miles from Plantersville, to the north I believe.
Pierson, J.G.W. * Company of Washington County Volunteers
[John Goodloe Warren] East side of the Brazos River
Term: 3 Mo.
Enlistment Jun 30, 1836
Jun 30, 1836 [A3; T1 p195-196]
* elected later
Robertson Colony Papers
1763-1991Series IV: John Goodloe Warren Pierson Papers Series
Box 168 DECEMBER 9, 1826 - JUNE 1, 1835
Box 169 JULY 14, 1835 - UNDATED
Box 170 UNDATED - WRAPPERS