Although well over 50 years had passed, Martin D. Seay still remembered his 10 years of living at the Ramsey Unit of the Texas Department of Corrections back in the 1920s and 1930s.

Horses were an important part of his life during that era, and he clearly recalled not only those he rode, but others that were acquired for use by employees there.

Marie Beth Jones, a published author and freelance writer based in Angleton, is a member and former chairwoman of the Brazoria County Historical Commission. Contact her at

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