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James Frances Power Family Portraits

Identifier: Coll-289

The James Frances Power Family Portraits provide images of early Irish settlers who came to South Texas to start a new life in the 1800s.


  • 1788-2010


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The collection is open for research

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9 Photographic Prints : 9 Photographic prints

Biographical / Historical

James Power the patriarch of this family was significantly involved with the struggle for Texas Independence around 1835. Previously Power and a partner, Hewetson, applied for a Mexican empresario contract to bring Irish settlers to Texas. They were given 42,000 acres of land intended for settlers immigrating from Ireland to South Texas. He was instrumental in establishing the settlement of Aransas City. The site of his house was designated as a historical landmark in 1836. James Powers is remembered today as one of the Founding Fathers of the Republic and the State of Texas.


The nine photos which are digitized are listed and described as single items.

Related Materials

Charles F.H. von Blucher Family Papers Meuly-Daimwood Family Papers

Processing Information

Brenda Mcclurkin researched the Power and family and sent birth and death dates of family members. Lori Atkins created catalog records and wrote the finding aid. Deepika Rani Balam digitized the portrait photographs.

Guide to James Frances Power Family Portraits
Lori Atkins
2022 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives, Mary and Jeff Bell Library, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Repository

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