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Jefferson in Marion County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John M. Vines

(1844-1914)

 
 
John M. Vines Texas Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 4, 2016
1. John M. Vines Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. Born in Alabama. Joined W. P. Lane Rangers, C.S.A., 1861; was discharged 1865, rank of farrier.

Served as sheriff-tax collector for Marion County, 1874-1876.

In April, 1877, sent as agent of the state of Texas to bring Abe Rothschild back to Jefferson from Ohio to stand trial for the murder of "Diamond" Bessie Moore (one of the sensational murder trials of the 19th century.)

Construction superintendent for Jefferson Federal Courthouse, 1888.
Recorded-1967

 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8101.)
 
Location. 32° 46.022′ N, 94° 20.893′ W. Marker is in Jefferson, Texas, in Marion County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Douglas Street and North Line Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker stands in Oakwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 607 N Alley St, Jefferson TX 75657, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Richard Waterhouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown-Bender House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Stilley-Young House (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
John M. Vines Marker and Grave image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 4, 2016
2. John M. Vines Marker and Grave
This historical marker apparently serves as John M. Vine's headstone. Normally this size marker is closer to the ground, mounted at an angle. This one is mounted vertically, on a tall post.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 4 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 July 11, 2016.
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