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Stephenville in Erath County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Daniel Roberts Thornton and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton

(1833-1911) and (1837-1906)

 
 
Daniel Roberts and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton Texas Historica Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
1. Daniel Roberts and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton Texas Historica Marker
Inscription. D. R. Thornton from Mississippi married Mary Anna, daughter of frontier fighter Peter Garland in Anderson County, Texas, in 1853. The Thorntons settled here in 1857 as cattleraisers, and helped make this frontier safe for less hardy citizens. Mrs. Thornton was midwife and doctor to fellow settlers. The couple reared eight children. Thornton, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War (1860s), served as county commissioner (1876-78), and gave land for local school (1882). Hannibal Cemetery stands on the donated land.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6397.)
 
Location. 32° 22.19′ N, 98° 21.261′ W. Marker is in Stephenville, Texas, in Erath County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 111 and County Route 113, on the right when traveling west on County Route 111. Click for map. This marker is inside Hannibal Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Stephenville TX 76401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Dale Cemetery (approx. 8.5 miles away); Site of Thurber Big Lake and Dairy (approx. 9.9 miles away); Thurber (approx. 10.2 miles
Hannibal Cemetery and Daniel Roberts and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
2. Hannibal Cemetery and Daniel Roberts and Mary Anna (Garland) Thornton Marker
away); Evolution of an Oil Company (approx. 10.2 miles away); Site of Hotel Knox and Thurber Mining Office (approx. 10.2 miles away); Thurber Cemetery (approx. 10.5 miles away); Site of Snake Saloon (approx. 10.7 miles away but has been reported missing); Morgan Mill Tabernacle (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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