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Robert Lee in Coke County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Locklin Bartholomew Murray

(June 17, 1849 - April 29, 1923)

 
 
Locklin Bartholomew Murray Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
1. Locklin Bartholomew Murray Marker
Inscription. Born in Jackson, Miss. Came to Texas with family in early 1860s. Married Susan Lucinda McSpadden (1855-1917), and had 7 children who lived to adulthood. Settled near Sanco, in Yellow Wolf Valley, about 1888, and began ranching.
     In 1894 he was elected sheriff and tax collector by Coke County citizens. He held the position for 4 consecutive terms, until 1902, earning a reputation as an honest and efficient lawman.
 
Erected 1973 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3110.)
 
Location. 31° 53.816′ N, 100° 28.395′ W. Marker is in Robert Lee, Texas, in Coke County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 158 half a mile from State Highway 208. Touch for map. Marker is located in Robert Lee Cemetery; the above directions are to the cemetery entrance. Marker is in this post office area: Robert Lee TX 76945, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cary Allen Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Davis Pearce (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Lee Cemetery (about 700 feet away); First Methodist Church of Robert Lee (approx. ¾ mile
Grave of Locklin Bartholomew Murray in Robert Lee Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 13, 2016
2. Grave of Locklin Bartholomew Murray in Robert Lee Cemetery
away); Fence-Cutting War (approx. ¾ mile away); Hayrick Lodge 696, A.F.&A.M. (approx. 0.8 miles away); County Named for Texas Confederate Richard Coke (approx. 0.8 miles away); Coke County Jail (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Robert Lee.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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