Tejano History

Jarry, Jean

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       JARRY, JEAN (?–?). Jean Jarry (Jean Henri, Jean Gery) was a deserter from the La Salle expedition (1685) who took residence among the Coahuiltecan Indians in what is now Kinney County, Texas, and held sway over them as their ruler. The location is generally believed to be Anacacho Mountain, some fifteen miles southeast of Brackettville, Texas. Coahuila governor Alonso De León, fearful of a French-inspired Indian uprising, arrived at the Indian village on May 30, 1688, and persuaded Jarry to return with him to Monclova.


Full article on the Texas State Historical Association's Handbook of Texas Online

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