Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(October 18, 1812 - April 10, 1869)
Gammell married Jane McDaniel, a native of New York, on July 19, 1839 in Houston. The couple had no children. In 1842 Gammell was again called to defend his new homeland and enlisted in Captain James Gillespieís company in the spring of that year to defend San Antonio against an invasion by the Mexican army. Gammell again took up arms in September of 1842 and fought under Captain Jesse Billingsley against the Mexican army at the Battle of Salado Creek.
Gammell traveled to California during the Gold Rush, but returned to Texas to settle on 390 acres just outside the city limits, now situated under Highway 59 at Lyons Avenue in Houstonís Fifth
Erected 2009 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15757.)
Location. 29° 45.981′ N, 95° 23.325′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Washington Avenue. Touch for map. William Gammel is buried in Washington Cemetery, Section A, Lot 036. Washington Cemetery is accessed through the adjacent Glenwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2911 Washington Avenue, Houston TX 77007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ellis Benson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eugene Thomas Heiner (about 500 feet away); Washington Cemetery (about 500 feet away); James Robert Cade (about 700 feet away); Gustav August Forsgard (about 700 feet away); Darius Gregg Charlotte Marie Baldwin Allen (about 800 feet away); Archibald Wynns (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
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