Gerard Brandon Munson1

b. 1 May 1864, d. circa 1899
Gerard Brandon Munson|b. 1 May 1864\nd. c 1899|p2718.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
     Gerard Brandon Munson was born on 1 May 1864 at Oakland Plantation, Gulf Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.1 She was the daughter of Gerard Brandon Munson and Ann Elizabeth Westall.1 She died circa 1899.2,3 She was buried in Munson Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Brazoria County, Texas.2,3 Click to view image
     Geddie was born five weeks after her father was killed. She was a mentally afflicted child, probably as a result of her mother having measles while pregnant with her. Annie and all the children had measles in February 1864 according to a letter Gerard wrote Mordello from Oakland on the 19th of that month.

     She was raised by Mordello and Sarah Munson at Ridgely and went to school on the plantation with the other children. Williamson writes, "She had her own special animals to care for and to love. When she was older she lived for a time with her sister, Mollie, in Houston, but was unhappy and homesick to return to the plantation. Her Uncle Mordello provided her with a small home and nurse, and she lived near the old home place for the remainder of her life."

Additional Data
Gerrard Munson appeared on the 1 June 1880 Federal Census of Brazoria County, Texas, in the household of M.S. Munson and S.K. Munson, her uncle and aunt.4 Click to view image


  1. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, The Munsons of Texas, an American Saga, First Edition manuscript (Dallas:, 1987), 148.
  2. [S20] Thurmond A. Williamson, Munsons of Texas, 149.
  3. [S1125] Geddie B. Munson tombstone, Munson Family Cemetery, Bailey's Prairie, Texas; photographed by the writer on 9 June 2007.
  4. [S52] M.S. Munson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Brazoria County, Texas, population schedule, Precinct 8, enumeration district (ED) 22, sheet 27C/222, dwelling 274, family 274; National Archives micropublication T9, roll 1292.