Clarendon in Donley County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Stockton P. Donley
County Named for Texas Confederate
—1821 — 1871 —
who served the Confederacy
Erected 1963 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 5127.)
Location. 34° 56.252′ N, 100° 53.4′ W. Marker is in Clarendon, Texas, in Donley County. Marker is at the intersection of Sully Street and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on Sully Street. Click for map. Located on the lawn of the Donley County Courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 Sully Street, Clarendon TX 79226, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Donley County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Funeral Business in Clarendon (within shouting distance Donley County (approx. 0.7 miles away).
Regarding Stockton P. Donley. Stockton Donley of Tyler, was born in Howard county Missouri on May 28, 1821. He was educated in Kentucky and admitted to the bar in that state and then moved in 1846, to Rusk, Texas. In 1853 he was elected & re-elected district attorney. In 1860 he moved to Tyler and entered practice. In 1861 he enlisted as a private soldier in Col. Greggs’ regiment. He was soon promoted to a lieutenancy and displayed conspicuous gallantry at the siege of Fort Donelson.
In 1866 he was elected to a seat on the supreme bench of the state by the largest number of votes that had ever been cast in Texas for that office. He was removed from the position, in 1868, as an obstructionist by the military power. He resumed his law practice in co-partnership with Gov. O. M. Roberts, and later with Judge John Henry. Judge Donley died on February 17, 1871.
Also see . . . Texas State Historical Association article about Stockton Donley. (Submitted on August 13, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
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