SOWELL, ANDREW JACKSON
SOWELL, ANDREW JACKSON (1848–1921). Andrew Jackson Sowell, Texas Ranger and author, son of Asa J. L. and Mary (Turner) Sowell, was born on August 2, 1848, at Seguin, Texas. In the early 1850s the family moved to Sowell's Valley on the Blanco River in Hays County. A. J. Sowell joined the Texas Rangers and took part in the campaign against the Wichita Indians in 1870 and 1871. As a ranger he scouted, trailed, and participated in Indian fights, which he later recorded in his writings. His books include Rangers and Pioneers of Texas (1884), Early Settlers and Indian Fighters of Southwest Texas (1890), Life of Big Foot Wallace (1899), History of Fort Bend County (1904), and Incidents Connected with the Early History of Guadalupe County Texas (n.d). Sowell died in 1921.
Andrew Jackson Sowell, History of Fort Bend County (Houston: Coyle, 1904; rpt, Richmond, Texas: Fort Bend County Historical Museum, 1974).
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Dorothy C. Ashton, "SOWELL, ANDREW JACKSON," accessed October 19, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fso07.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on March 29, 2019. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.