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Josiah Pugh Wilbarger

In Memoriam

 
 
Josiah Pugh Wilbarger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 24, 2014
1. Josiah Pugh Wilbarger Marker
Inscription.
Marking the spot where
Josiah Pugh Wilbarger
of Austin's Colony was stabbed
and scalped by the Indians in 1832
while locating lands for the Colonies.

Born in Bourbon Co. Ky. Sept. 10, 1801
Died in Bastrop Co. Tex. April 11, 1845

A true Pioneer and Patriot.
We honor the spirit of sacrifice.
Reverenced and erected by his descendants.

 
Erected 1936. (Marker Number 16095.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 18.233′ N, 97° 41.924′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is at the intersection of Berkman Drive and East 51st Street, on the right when traveling north on Berkman Drive. Click for map. Marker is located in the northeast corner of the intersection in Bartholomew District Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5201 Berkman Drive, Austin TX 78723, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Pecan Springs School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Addcox House (approx. 1.6 miles away); Elisabet Ney
Josiah Pugh Wilbarger Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 24, 2014
2. Josiah Pugh Wilbarger Marker
(approx. 1.7 miles away); First Colored Baptist Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Wells-LaRue House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Maud Anna Berry Smith Fuller (approx. 1.7 miles away); Williams-Weigl House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Austin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Bluff Trail Overlook marker overlooking Wilbarger Bend of the Colorado River where Josiah Wilbarger was settled at the time of his scalping.
 
Also see . . .  Wilbarger, Josiah Pugh. Article from The Handbook of Texas Online. (Submitted on November 24, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Plaque at Base of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, November 24, 2014
3. Plaque at Base of Marker
Plaque at base of text reads: In Memory of Thomas Christian, William Strother and Josiah Wilbarger, members of a party of five who were attacked near here by Indians in August, 1833. Christian and Strother were killed, Wilbarger was scalped and eventually died of his wounds. The other two escaped.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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