Ann Elizabeth Munson1

b. circa 1857, d. after 1878
Ann Elizabeth Munson|b. c 1857\nd. a 1878|p2715.htm|Gerard Brandon Munson|b. 20 Sep 1829\nd. 22 Mar 1864|p2548.htm|Ann Elizabeth Westall|b. c 1840\nd. Sep 1867|p2714.htm|Henry W. Munson|b. 15 Jan 1793\nd. 6 Oct 1833|p2528.htm|Ann B. Pearce|b. 17 Apr 1800\nd. 6 Sep 1865|p2532.htm|||||||

1st cousin of George Poindexter Munson Sr.
1st cousin 2 times removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Munson and Allied Families
     Ann Elizabeth Munson was born circa 1857 at Oakland Plantation, Gulf Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Gerard Brandon Munson and Ann Elizabeth Westall.1 Lizzie never married. She died after 1878.2
     Williamson gives Lizzie's birth year as about 1860 and says she was the second child. This is not correct because she is the only child in Gerard's household in the 1860 census. Furthermore, she was named first in her father's 1861 will.3 She was about seven years old when her father was killed, and about ten when her mother died. Thereafter she lived with Mordello and Sarah Munson on Ridgley Plantation at Bailey's Prairie, and appears there on the 1870 census. She is not found in the 1880 census and had probably died by that time which would place her death between 1878 when records show she was a minor (under 21) when some Westall property was sold, and 1880 when the census was taken. This is supported by one record, according to Williamson, that states Lizzie died young and never married.

Additional Data
Lizzie Munson appeared on the 1 June 1860 Federal Census of Columbia, Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of her parents, Girard B. and Anne E. Munson.1 Click to view image

Ann Elizabeth Munson was mentioned in her father Gerard B. Munson's will dated 2 August 1861 in Brazoria County, Texas."I will and bequeath to my daughter Ann Elizabeth Munson a Negro girl named Betsy, of light complexion, and now aged about ten years." Gerard also bequeathed to his son and any future children, a young Negro each, and the remainder of the estate to Mordello and George P. Munson to be held in trust for the children, the income from which was to be used for their education and support, as well as for the support of their mother so long as she didn't remarry. When the children became of age or married, they were to share equally in the estate.3

Lizzie Munson appeared on the 1 June 1870 Federal Census of Brazoria, Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of Mordello and Sarah Munson, her uncle and aunt.4 Click to view image


  1. [S54] Girard B. Munson household, 1860 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Columbia, page 2, dwelling 11, family 11; National Archives micropublication M653, roll 1289.
  2. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 148.
  3. [S426] Gerrard B. Munson will (1861), Brazoria County Will Book D: 227-229, County Clerk's Office, Angleton, Texas.
  4. [S53] Mordello Munson household, 1870 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Brazoria, page 19/503-20, dwelling 139, family 139; National Archives micropublication M593, roll 1576.