Near Shiner in Lavaca County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sarah Creath McSherry Hibbens Stinnett Howard
Sarah Howard suffered much at the savagery of the Texas wilderness. Born in Illinois, Sarah came to Texas with her husband, John McSherry, in 1828. The next year, John was killed near their home by Indians. Sarah later married John Hibbens, but Indians took the lives of John and Sarah's brother near this site. Sarah and her two sons were taken captive, and she alone escaped. Eventually, Sarah's oldest son was returned unharmed. In 1836, Sarah married Claiborne Stinnett. Two years later, he was killed by runaway slaves. In 1839, Sarah married Col. Phillip Howard in Gonzales. Sarah epitomizes the Texas pioneer woman by her determination and will to survive.
175 years of Texas Independence * 1836-2011
Erected 2011 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16809.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Women.
Location. 29° 25.374′ N, 97° 9.392′ W. Marker is near Shiner, Texas, in Lavaca County. Marker is on Alternate U.S. 90, half a mile west of County Road Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shiner TX 77984, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Methodist Church of Shiner (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Ludmila's Academy (approx. half a mile away); Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); The Patek Orchestras (approx. 0.8 miles away); Bluecher Park and Dance Hall (approx. 0.8 miles away); Sunken Garden Dance Platform (approx. 0.9 miles away); Masonic Lodge Building (approx. one mile away); Spoetzl Brewery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shiner.
Also see . . . Howard, Sarah Creath - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 176 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 4, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Humble, Texas. 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.