By Sherrie S. McLeroy
Her identify used to be Rebecca Aston Brown, however the international knew her as omit Bettie. Artist, international vacationer, and for the days such a lot stunning of all, a spinster to the tip of her days, Bettie's lifestyles has been the topic of conjecture and rumor.
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2 For an excellent discussion on the building of Ashton Villa, see Kenneth Hafertepe, A History of Ashton Villa. 3 "The ordinance giving A. F. " Galveston City Directory, 1859-1869. The company actually opened in 1856. 4 The 1860 Slave Schedule for Galveston County lists only four slaves for J. M. Brown: a woman aged 35, a girl of 15, a 33-year-old man, and a 6-month-old girl. Interestingly, Brown does not appear on the 1850 Schedule, though it is known he did own slaves at that time. However, the family also does not appear on the Population Schedule that year, leading to the conclusion that they were residing somewhere out of Galveston at that time, possibly in New York on an extended visit.
No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means without permission in writing from Wordware Publishing, Inc. , at 1506 Capital Avenue, Plano, Texas 75074. . and to the other "Steel Oleanders" who have helped to build Galveston. . 37 Chapter Four A Lady of Fashion 47 Chapter Five Turmoil in the Family 71 Chapter Six That Terrible September 85 Chapter Seven Riding Around the Pyramids 103 Chapter Eight Troubled Times 115 Chapter Nine Lady of Charity 125 Chapter Ten The Prime of Miss Alice 141 Chapter Eleven The End of an Era 151 Page vi Chapter Twelve Ashton Villa Reborn 159 Appendix A History of Galveston, Texas 167 Appendix B Genealogy of the Brown Family 173 Bibliography 181 Index 187 Page vii List of Illustrations Rebecca Ashton Stoddart Brown (1831-1907) 7 James Moreau Brown (1821-1895) 11 Ashton Villa, circa 1865 18 Bettie Brown, circa 1868 24 Bettie at about age 18, in St.
There he began to build "the first of the great palaces of Galveston," an imposing brick residence in the modern Italianate style which stood head and shoulders above the mostly wooden Galveston. 1 Ashton Villa The original structure, as opposed to today's Ashton Villa, was square and symmetrical in design, typical of public buildings rather than residences in the Italianate style. Three stories tall, it featured the first cast-iron galleries on any Galveston house, and wooden brackets supporting the overhanging roof.