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1.    I am a member of the Brazoria County Historical Museums Cemetery Committee and have adopted the "Mims Family Cemetery" in the town of Brazoria.  I am not a direct descendant of the family buried there but took an interest in cleaning up the cemetery.  My wife and I also submitted a report to the Texas Historical Commission and received an Historical Designation for this cemetery as Joseph Mims was one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" as well as a partner of Col. James W. Fannin on Joseph's plantation just south of Brazoria.  Also of interest but outside of Texas, Joseph's father was Samuel Mims who made his home into a fort in Alabama and Samuel along with more than 500 people were massacred by the Creek Indians in 1813.  This massacre is the largest single massacre in U.S. history.  The fort became known as Fort Mims and the massacre became known as the Fort Mims massacre which is tied in with the War of 1812  Check out our Homepage