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Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long was called the “Mother of Texas,” even during her lifetime, because of the birth of her child on Bolivar Peninsula on December 21, 1821. She was not, however, as she claimed, the first English-speaking woman to bear a child in Texas. She left with her two children and Kian, a black slave.
Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (July 23, 1798 – December 30, 1880) was a Texas pioneer. She owned boarding houses and a plantation in Texas. She is best known as the “Mother of Texas.”
Fort Bend County, Texas, United States
James Longm. 1815–1822
Many Americans, especially the filibusters, were angered over the treaty, which they considered to be a surrender to a despised foreign power and a denial of their right to go where they wished.
On this day in 1821, James Long left his wife, Jane, at Fort Las Casas on the Bolivar Peninsula, for a journey to La Bahía. But James, who was plotting and working for the overthrow of the Mexican government, was captured at San Antonio and taken to Mexico City, whence he never returned.
In 1806 General Wilkinson and General Simon Herrera, commander of Spanish Texas, reached a compromise and decided to create a neutral zone between the Arroyo Hondo and Sabine River.
That year, the Senate adopted a rule to allow a two-thirds majority to end a filibuster, a procedure known as “cloture.” In 1975 the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds of senators voting to three-fifths of all senators duly chosen and sworn, or 60 of the 100-member Senate.