According to a Historical Marker on Highway I-10 in Chambers county, Mary [Barrow] Norman's grandfather James Taylor White (1789 - 1852) migrated from Louisiana in 1828. He developed one of the largest herds of longhorn cattle in Southeast Texas. On White's Ranch in June 1832, area colonists signed the Turtle Bayou Resolutions, written to protest the actions of Captain Juan Davis Bradburn, commander of the Mexican Troops at Anahuac. Four years later, White provided shelter and aid for settlers fleeing the advancing Mexican forces under Santa Anna, and supplied cattle for the Texas army. Following the revolution, White began driving his cattle overland to markets in New Orleans, one of the first to make cattle drives. This photo shows James and his wife's graves in their family cemetary. In the background is the house where they lived until their death in the 1850's, still standing in 2002 (barely) on privately owned White Ranch. Mary [Barrow] Norman's grave is just out of the photo.
(Note the Texas historical marker between the house and graveyard.)