50 People Who Shaped Texas History

The following are people that performed key roles in the development of Texas before 1900. Click the name for additional biography and details of each individual.

BirthDeathTexas
Revol.
Indian
Fights
MX/AM
War
Civil War
Branch T. Archer1790VA1856TX
Stephen F. Austin1793VA1836TX
Peter H. Bell1812VA1898NC
Gail Borden, Jr.1801NY1874TX
James Bowie1796KY1836TX
John H. Brown1820MO1895TX
Guy M. Bryan1821MO1901TX
Ed Burleson1798NC1851TX
David Burnet1788NJ1870TX
Richard Coke1829VA1897TX
F. de Coronado1510SP1554MX
Davy Crockett1786TN1836TX
Susana Dickinson1814TN1836TX
James Fannin1804GA1836TX
John ‘Rip’ Ford1815SC1897TX
Tom Green1814VA1864LA
W. P. Hardeman1816TN1898TX
John C. Hays1817TN1883CA
J. P. Henderson1809NC1858DC
James S. Hogg1851TX1906TX
Sam Houston1793VA1863TX
Albert S. Johnston1802KY1862TN
Anson Jones1798MA1858TX
Scott Joplin1868TX1917NY
Mirabeau Lamar1798GA1859TX
Sieur de La Salle1643FR1687TX
Jane Long1798MD1880TX
F. R. Lubbock1815SC1905TX
Ben McCulloch1811TN1862AR
Ben Milam1788KY1835TX
Antonio Navarro1795TX1871TX
Elisabet Ney1833GE1907TX
James K. Polk1795NC1849TN
‘O. Henry’ Porter1862NC1910NY
O. M. Roberts1815SC1898TX
Sterling Robertson1785TN1842TX
L. S. ‘Sul’ Ross1838IA1898TX
Thomas J. Rusk1803SC1857TX
A. de Santa Anna1794MX1876MX
Ashbel Smith1805CT1886TX
E. ‘Deaf’ Smith1787NY1837TX
Henry Smith1784KY1851CA
Alex. W. Terrell1827VA1912TX
William B. Travis1809SC1836TX
‘Bigfoot’ Wallace1817VA1899TX
R. M. Williamson1804GA1859TX
Lorenzo de Zavala1789MX1836TX

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