|Posted by Connie Marquez on January 14, 2012 at 1:30 AM|
Brit Bailey (1779-1833), a pioneer Texas noted for his courage, integrity and eccentric behavior, came to Texas in 1818 with wife and six children and settled on what would later become Bailey’s Prairie. He joined Stephen F. Austin’s colony in 1824 and as a captain in the local militia, fought in battles preceding the 1836 Texas Revolution. At his request he was buried standing up, facing west, gun at side so no one could look down on him, even in death. His ghost is said to walk the prairie.