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Green Dewitt Cemetery

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
1. Green Dewitt Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Green (1787-1835) and Sarah (Seely) (1789-1854) Dewitt moved their family from Missouri to Texas in 1826 after he successfully petitioned the Mexican government for an Empresario Grant to settle 400 Anglo-Americans on lands southwest of Stephen F. Austin's colony. In 1831, Sarah received a separate grant, the Sarah Seely League, from which this acre was set aside for a family cemetery. The grave of Sarah, known for her "Come and Take It" flag as the fight for Texas Independence began, stands near a memorial for her husband, who is laid to rest in Mexico. The first known burial here is their grandson, Jonas Dewitt (1850-1851).
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002

 
Erected 2002 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12837.)
 
Location. 29° 28.486′ N, 97° 26.895′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on an unnamed park road 0.1 miles north of County Road 197, on the right when traveling north. Marker and cemetery are located within J. B. Wells Park. Touch for map
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By Brian Anderson, December 31, 2018
2. Green Dewitt Cemetery
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2301 County Road 197, Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sarah Seely De Witt (a few steps from this marker); Santa Anna Mound (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Old Eighteen (approx. half a mile away); Gonzales Cannon (approx. 0.6 miles away); Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign (approx. 1.6 miles away); 1834 Homesite of Capt. and Mrs. Almaron Dickinson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Site of Indian Fort (approx. 1.8 miles away); Gonzales Cannon Burial Site (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
 
Also see . . .  DeWitt, Green - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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