Reuben Hornsby

Died aged c. 86

Reuben Hornsby was an early Texas pioneer and surveyor for Stephen F. Austin. He was one of the first settlers in Travis County, immigrating to Texas with his wife Sarah Morrison in 1830 and settling in Austin in 1832, living just east of Austin along the Colorado River in the area known as Hornsby Bend. Hornsby Bend was Stephen F. Austin's payment to Hornsby for his surveying contribution. Hornsby was the great-grandfather of baseball Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby.

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Texas Historical Marker #14616

Site of the Home of Reuben Hornsby. Site of the Home Built in 1832 by Reuben Hornsby (1793-1879) and his wife Sarah Morrison Hornsby (1796-1862). Second built in "Austin's Little Colony". First in the present county of Travis. Famed for Christian hospitality. Here Josiah Wilbarger recovered after being scalped in 1833. Mr. Hornsby and his sons fought in many Indian battles and served as scouts in Capt. John J. Tumlinson's company of Rangers which was organized here in 1836. #14616

?, Austin, TX, United States where they lived (1832)