MABRY, EVANS

Julia L. Vivian

MABRY, EVANS (1796–1853). Evans Mabry, physician and legislator, was born in Tennessee in 1796. He married Sarah Winston Trigg in 1828 and moved from Jackson, Madison County, Tennesee to Texas in 1838. In April 1828 he purchased the Planter's Hotel in Washington-on-the-Brazos. He was granted a conditional land certificate in Washington County on March 14, 1839, and received an unconditional certificate in Travis County on April 14, 1846. Mabry later moved to Bastrop, where he was a physician and owner of the City Hotel. He represented Bastrop County in the House of the Ninth Congress, 1844–45, and of the First Legislature, 1846. In 1846 he was corresponding secretary for the central Democratic committee. From 1851 to 1853 he represented Bastrop in the House of the Fourth Legislature and was a member of the Democratic state convention in Austin in January 1852. On June 18, 1853, Dr. Mabry authorized the Texas State Gazette (see AUSTIN STATE GAZETTE) to withdraw his name from the race for the Senate from Bastrop, Travis, and Burnet counties because his rheumatism was so bad that he was unable to make the canvass. He died on September 16, 1853, and was buried at his Bastrop County farm. Mabry was later reinterred at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin, Texas.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Texas House of Representatives, Biographical Directory of the Texan Conventions and Congresses, 1832–1845 (Austin: Book Exchange, 1941).

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