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After the wedding at the Grimes family plantation, the newlywed Perry’s returned to Washington County, Texas. Albert once commented that “Harriet was the best suit he ever wore.” They resided in Washington County until 1835 when he became a First Lieutenant with the troops of the Texas Rangers at the Falls on the Brazos - where they defended the settlers against Indian and Mexican raids. Albert became secretary to the Alcalde at Sarahville de Viesca in Robertson’s Colony (present Falls County) and a delegate to the 1835 San Felipe Consultation. He served in this capacity until peace was declared in 1836. He then moved again to Grimes County, continuing his [law] practice. In 1852 they moved again to Falls County located nine miles north of the town of Marlin where he had an extensive tract of land. He also owned land in various parts of the state and raised cattle, sheep and produce.

In 1866, Judge Albert Perry was appointed district judge, holding court at Marlin, Corsicana, Springfield, Elton and Palestine. Prior to this he had served as county judge of Falls County, Texas. He was a good lawyer and an able conscientious judge. Both Albert and Harriet were devout members of the Baptist Church and were baptized together in that faith at Washington County in 1842. My great/great grandfather, Albert G. Perry, died in March 22, 1874 at his home in Falls County. 

Perry Grave
Beulah Cemetery, Falls County, Texas

Cemetery Sept2011
Distressed burial site of Judge, Albert G. Perry

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