Near Caldwell in Burleson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Near Homesite of Judge Andrew S. Broaddus
(1810 - 1891)
Noted pioneer leader. Member Virginia House of Delegates (1844-45). Piloted to Texas (1854) a mile-long wagon train of 200 people, who built Salem Baptist Church - reminder of their Virginia home.
Broaddus debated the Hon. Sam Houston at Waugh Campground (8 Mi. W), 1857. He served in 1861 in Texas Secession Convention; 9th (1861-63) Texas Legislature; 13th Texas Legislature (1873); also on commission to locate and build Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College (now university); Judge, 32nd District (1874-75; 1879-80).
Married twice, had 13 children.
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7552.)
Location. 30° 35.769′ N, 96° 36.63′ W. Marker is near Caldwell, Texas, in Burleson County. Marker is at the intersection of Presidential Corridor E (State Highway 21) and County Highway 216, on the right when traveling west on Presidential Corridor E. Touch for map. Marker is located in a pull-out in front of Cooks Point Bretheren Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6945 TX-21, Caldwell TX 77836, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cooks Point (here, next to this marker); Kings Highway Moseley's Ferry (approx. 4.4 miles away); John Mitchell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Burleson County (approx. 6.6 miles away); City of Caldwell (approx. 6.6 miles away); Early Settlers of Burleson County in the Texas War for Independence (approx. 6.6 miles away); Burleson County in World War II (approx. 6.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Caldwell.
Also see . . . Andrew S. Broaddus.
On July 16, 1857, Broaddus debated Samuel Houston at Waugh Campground on behalf of Houston's opponent in the gubernatorial race, Hardin Richard Runnels. Following the Civil War Broaddus was appointed judge of the Thirty-second District of the state court for two terms. Additionally Broaddus practiced as a lawyer throughout his residence in Burleson County. In 1868 he represented Phillis Oldham, a mullato woman who had cohabitated and borne several children with her owner, Maj. William Oldham. Upon his death Oldham's white relatives attempted to evict Phillis Oldham and her sons, but Phillis, represented by Broaddus, was eventually awarded homestead rights by the Burleson County Probate Court. (Submitted on December 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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