Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Major Leon Dyer
Dyer participated in the Second Seminole War in Florida, and on Feb. 28, 1836, he was appointed regimental quartermaster of the Louisiana Volunteer Militia. In April 1836, Dyer met General Thomas Jefferson Green and joined the Texas War of Independence. He arrived in Galveston on April 20, 1836 and according to newspaper accounts, provided General Houston with supplies. On May 18, 1836, Dyer was appointed Major by David G. Burnet, the President of the Republic of Texas, and saw active service with clearing western Texas of Mexican troops. It is also said that Dyer was assigned the task of escorting General Santa Anna
From 1840-1845, Dyer returned to Baltimore, and in 1847, he received a Hays County land grant for his service to the Republic of Texas. Thereafter, he lived throughout the U.S., London, and Germany. He married his cousin, Sarah Nachman, on July 6, 1852 and they had four children. Remembered as a businessman, political activist, soldier, and diplomat, Dyer died in Louisville, Kentucky on Sept. 14, 1883. He is buried at Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery in Galveston.
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16833.)
Location. 29° 17.571′ N, 94° 48.846′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker is on Avenue K east of 43rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located in Galveston's Hebrew Benevolent Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Levi Charles Meyers Harby (within shouting distance of this marker); John Overton Trueheart (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greensville S. Dowell (about 300 feet away); Catherine Isabel Cox Sherman (about 400 feet away); Nicholas D. Labadie (about 400 feet away); Michel B. Menard (about 600 feet away); Lent Munson Hitchcock (about 700 feet away); Warren D. C. Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
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