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Jasper in Jasper County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Stephen Williams

(May 9, 1760-CA. 1839

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July 4, 2019
1. Stephen Williams Marker
Inscription.  Stephen Williams was born in North Carolina and was the fourth child of blacksmith Richard Williams, Jr. In 1778, he enlisted for the first of what would be many times in the armed forces. Enlisting three times in the United States Army, Williams fought in Revolutionary War battles including Briar Creek, Camden, and Eutaw Springs. Following the American Revolutionary War, he moved to St. Helena Parish, Louisiana. When the War of 1812 broke out, he volunteered for service and at age fifty-two served as a sentry.

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
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Texas heroes to be reinterred in the State Cemetery during the time of the Texas Centennial celebration in 1936, and a Texas Centennial grave monument was erected at his original burial site. In 1991, the grave marker was relocated to allow for increased visibility and accessibility. Although moved from its original location, the monument remains on land that was owned by Williams.
Erected 1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 10468.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, 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
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July 4, 2019
2. Stephen Williams Marker
(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 316 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 18, 2019.

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