- Get Involved
STROUD, ETHAN A.
STROUD, ETHAN A. (1788–1846). Ethan A. Stroud, Indian commissioner on the Texas frontier, son of John and Sallie (Phillips) Stroud, was born in Georgia in 1788. He moved with his brother Beden Stroud to Chambers County, Alabama, and then on to Texas, where he settled near the site of present Calvert, probably soon after the Texas Revolution. Stroud participated in various engagements with the Indians and in July 1842 was appointed one of four commissioners to treat with the Indians on the Texas frontier. He was particularly friendly with the Tawakonis. With his brother he established Stroud's Station on the upper Brazos River as an Indian trading post. Stroud moved near the falls of the Brazos in 1843 and to Burr Oak Springs in 1844. Stroud married Nancy Trammel in 1811, and they had six children. Stroud was a master Mason. He died on August 6, 1846, and was buried near Burr Oak Springs.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:J. W. Baker, History of Robertson County, Texas (Franklin, Texas: Robertson County Historical Survey Committee, 1970). Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone, and Leon Counties (Chicago: Lewis, 1893). Richard Denny Parker, Historical Recollections of Robertson County, Texas (Salado, Texas: Anson Jones, 1955). E. W. Winkler, ed., Secret Journals of the Senate, Republic of Texas (Austin, 1911).
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, M. W. Comfort, "STROUD, ETHAN A.," accessed April 18, 2019, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fst78.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.