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

Henry Millard

Henry Millard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
1. Henry Millard Marker
Inscription.  A native of Saratoga County, New York, Henry Millard moved to Missouri with his family while still a child. As a young man he moved to Natchez, Mississippi, where in 1826 he married Mary Warren Beaumont. While living in Natchez they became the parents of two sons, and Millard opened a mercantile business with his brother-in-law, Franklin Beaumont. the family relocated to New Orleans in 1832, and Millard went into partnership in a drugstore with Samuel Mason.

After his partner's death in 1833 and his wife's death in 1834, Millard migrated to Texas in 1835. with his new partner, J. P. Pulsifer, he bought land along the Neches River between the settlements of Santa Anna and Tevis Bluff. He laid out a townsite and named it Beaumont, his wife's maiden name.

Embracing the political life of his new homeland, Millard served as a delegate to the Consultation of 1835 and, as a Lt. Colonel in the Texas Army, commanded infantry at the Battle of San Jacinto. He later served as chief justice, alderman, and justice of the peace in Beaumont and Jefferson County, as well as tax assessor in Galveston after his move there in 1842. He died in Galveston
Henry Millard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 10, 2018
2. Henry Millard Marker
in August 1844 and was buried there in the Episcopal Cemetery.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10544.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 4.867′ N, 94° 5.745′ W. Marker is in Beaumont, Texas, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Pearl Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the plaza between the Beaumont Public Library and the Julie Rogers Theater. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 801 Pearl Street, Beaumont TX 77701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beaumont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tyrrell Public Library (about 400 feet away); Jefferson Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jefferson County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Port of Beaumont (approx. ¼ mile away); Texas' First Rice Mill (approx. 1.1 miles away); French Trading Post (approx. 3½ miles away); The Lucas Gusher (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beaumont.
Also see . . .  Millard, Henry - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 13, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 11, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 12, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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