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Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John G. Matthews

(March 3, 1824 - November 4, 1903)

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. John G. Matthews Marker
Inscription. Tennessee native John Giles Matthews came to Texas with his parents in 1839 and settled in the new town of Austin. A Ranger for the Republic of Texas, Matthews served in the Mexican War and the Civil War before moving to Williamson County in 1870. Here he was a farmer and was active in church, school and civic activities. The father of 9 children, he was first married to Sarah (Strong) (d. 1852). In 1855 he wed Leanorah (Carothers) (d. 1892).
 
Erected 1982 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9295.)
 
Location. 30° 40.638′ N, 97° 56.895′ W. Marker is in Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Highway 29 and County Route 277, on the left when traveling west. Click for map. In Liberty Hill Cemetery. Marker is located at his grave, plot Old Cemetery, Block 4, Lot f. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William O. Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Liberty Hill Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. mile
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By Richard Denney, October 12, 2014
2. John G. Matthews Marker
away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Stubblefield Building (approx. 1.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Masonic Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Liberty Hill Methodist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Site of Concord School (approx. 4.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Liberty Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. Find A Grave. Link to John Giles Matthews listing on "Find A Grave". (Submitted on October 13, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 

2. John Giles Matthews. Williamson County Historical Commission (Submitted on March 4, 2017, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil
 
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By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
3. John G. Matthews Marker
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By Keith Peterson, February 26, 2017
4. John G. Matthews
 
 
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