“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Sonora in Sutton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant

Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 28, 2018
1. Leroy P. & Martha Ann Valliant Marker
Inscription.  "Lee” was born in 1847 in Pontotoc Co., Miss. and came west with a cattle drive. He began ranching in Mason Co. "Sis” was born in 1860 in Hunt Co. She lost her first husband and three children in a flu epidemic, sold her land in East Texas, and moved west with her surviving baby. Lee and Sis were married in 1884 and were the parents of six sons and one daughter. They began ranching in Sutton Co. near Owensville in 1905. They worked hard, sacrificed, and built for the future. For this, we are grateful.

Lee Roy and Lotia Valliant
Dean, Martha Valliant and
Melinda Valliant McLain
Lee Roy and Beverly Valliant
Tom Edward and Brenda Valliant
Tavia Lee, Victoria Roy, Tom Edward, Jr.
and Travis Cozby Valliant

Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 34.32′ N, 100° 38.664′ W. Marker is in Sonora, Texas, in Sutton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Water Avenue and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Water Avenue
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. Marker is located on the courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 East Oak Street, Sonora TX 76950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Felipe & Tomasa Lara Virgen (here, next to this marker); Joe Berger (here, next to this marker); Albert R. Cauthorn (here, next to this marker); Crawford Benton (Dutch) Wardlaw (here, next to this marker); William Lee Miers (here, next to this marker); W.J. & Viola Gibbons Fields (here, next to this marker); In Memory of Ed Jackson (here, next to this marker); William Forrest Whitehead (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sonora.
More about this marker. This marker is one of 22 that commemorate early settler families of Sutton County. Although the markers bear the seal of the State of Texas, these are not official historical markers placed by the Texas Historical Commission.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 28, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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