Jasper in Jasper County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
(May 9, 1760-CA. 1839
Shortly after the 1829 death of his wife, Delilah, in Louisiana, Williams relocated to Bevil's Settlement in Jasper County, Texas, and received a Mexican land grant. In November 1835 as the Siege of Bexar began, the 75-year-old veteran went armed with his rifle to participate. He served with four grandsons and one son-in-law in Captain Cheshire's Company and became first sergeant, ultimately receiving a Republic of Texas land grant for his service.
Williams returned to Bevil's Settlement, where he died circa 1839. He was buried on his homesite, and he remained there for almost 100 years. Williams was one of many
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10468.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War of 1812 • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 30° 51.962′ N, 93° 58.738′ W. Marker is in Jasper, Texas, in Jasper County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 96 and Brewster Road (County Highway 301), on the right when traveling north on U.S. 96. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3409 Niblett Bluff Road, Jasper TX 75951, 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. Stephen Williams, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away); J. H. Rowe School History (approx. 3.6 miles away); Site of J.H. Rowe School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Beaty-Orton House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Jasper County, C. S. A. (approx. 4 miles away); Jasper Steers (approx. 4 miles away); Belle-Jim Hotel (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jasper.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 112 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2019.