A Cowboys Poem

On The Back Porch

America was just a young country and Texas was but a wish in the heart of those that choose to wander. And, as is often the case, time and distance merge with adventurous souls and history begins a new page. An early stirring of breath for Falls County Texas and the city of Marlin would begin here, many miles from its current location. A child named John, the son of Rachel and William Marlin, was born in Madison County, Alabama on October 17, 1792, where he would mature into a young family man. In 1832, Sterling Robertson would bring some families to Texas when it was still Mexico. Nine families came to his Nashville Colony disregarding new laws by the Mexican government that prohibited further immigration of U.S. citizens to Texas. The John Marlin family would settle near the capitol of Robertson’s Nashville Colony, Sarahville de Viesca. An ongoing dispute between Robertson and Stephen F. Austin would eventually be settled by the Governor of Mexico. During this time, Z.N. Morrell, that crusty ol’ Baptist, came to the Falls of the Brazos to meet up with Davy Crockett planning to do some bear hunting.

 

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