Brands from the Cibolo and Martinez Watersheds

During the 19th century, modest farmer as well as the giants of Texas cattle culture registered their cattle brands and marks at county courthouses. Bexar County’s Spanish Archives possesses a wealth of cattle brands registrations dating to the Spanish Colonial period. These brands are a Texas legacy akin to European heraldry. They tell us about where individuals grazed their cattle, how herds changed hands and how individual brands evolved over time. Many of the legends of Texas trail drives first registered brands in old East Bexar County. The brands in this presentation are primarily from the mid 19th century, associated with the Cibolo, Chupaderas and Martinez watersheds.

Houston, Gray Jones
Houston, Gray Jones
Houston, Ross
Houston, Ross
Humphrey, James
Humphrey, James
Jackson, William
Jackson, William
James, John
James, John
Jaques, William Budd (Cattle Brand)
Jaques, William Budd (Cattle Brand)
Jaques, William Budd (Horse Brand)
Jaques, William Budd (Horse Brand)
Kaczmarek, Paul
Kaczmarek, Paul
Kiolbassa, Frank and Ben
Kiolbassa, Frank and Ben
Kiolbassa, Ignace
Kiolbassa, Ignace
Kosub, Anton
Kosub, Anton
Kosub, Franz
Kosub, Franz
Kosub, Peter
Kosub, Peter
Kosub, Peter
Kosub, Peter
Kosub, Thomas
Kosub, Thomas
Kottula, Eduard
Kottula, Eduard
Kotzur, Mathus
Kotzur, Mathus
Kravietz, Sam
Kravietz, Sam
Kravietz, Thomas
Kravietz, Thomas
Kusmierz, Johann
Kusmierz, Johann