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Richard Ellis

 
 
Richard Ellis Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 26, 2007
1. Richard Ellis Marker
Inscription. Born in Virginia February 14, 1781. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, 1820. Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and President of the Constitutional Convention, 1836. Senator in the Congress of the Republic of Texas, 1836 to 1840. Died in Bowie County, Texas December 30, 1846.

Mary Danridge Ellis. Wife of Richard Ellis. Born in Virginia 1787. Died in Bowie County, Texas October 21, 1837.

Ellis County, Texas was named for Richard Ellis.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 14281.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 15.924′ N, 97° 43.644′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Navasota Street. Click for map. Marker is in the Texas State Cemetery, Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1), Row: T, Number: 14. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hawkins Singleton (here, next to this marker); Willis Avery (a few steps from this marker); Robert Rankin (a few steps from this marker); Martin Parmer (a few steps from this marker); Z.N. Morrell (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley (a few steps from this marker); Philip Walker (a few steps from this marker); James G. Wilkinson (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook of Texas Online - Richard Ellis. (Submitted on December 26, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable PersonsWar, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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