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

Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes

(Jan. 15, 1819 - Aug 2, 1865)

 
 
Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 26, 2020
1. Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes Marker
Inscription.  A pioneer in settling of southwest Texas. Born in South Carolina; married Mary Jane Mason. Moved in 1840's to Alabama, then to Mississippi. With wife and 6 children came in 1855 by ox-wagon and horse-drawn hack to Texas. After a year in Lockhart, moved (1856) to this area of sparse settlements. To have adequate water for cattle raising, tried living on Ash and San Miguel Creeks. Then settled on the Frio, where in drouths "wells" were sunk in the river bed.

During the Civil War (1861-1865) Hindes and his son George were Confederate scouts. In that time Indians plundered this area, stealing children and horses.

On Aug. 1, 1865, warning came of a new Indian raid. Neighbors went to Hindes' home (9 mi. sw) for safety. 6 men took turns guarding 40 horses held in the corral. At daybreak when the Indians attacked, Moses Hindes was shot to death defending his homestead.

Buried at first in this Boothill, he was later reburied in Pleasanton Cemetery, Atascosa County.

His heirs remain loyal to this area for which Mr. Hindes died. George, the eldest son, founded the town of Hindes, Atascosa County. The Hindes
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& Beever Store, Pearsall, sold first pearburner ever marketed. Every generation has had men who rode with Texas Rangers.
 
Erected 1968 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 3479.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is August 1, 1865.
 
Location. 28° 27.703′ N, 98° 32.884′ W. Marker is in Tilden, Texas, in McMullen County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Live Oak Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tilden TX 78072, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boot Hill Cemetery, 1858-77 (here, next to this marker); McMullen County (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dog Town Jail (about 500 feet away); Old Rock Store (about 500 feet away); Tilden (about 600 feet away); San Caja Hill (about 700 feet away); Camp Rio Frio, C.S.A. (about 700 feet away); Old McMullen College (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tilden.
 
Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes Marker Area image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry D. Moore, June 26, 2020
2. Original Burial Site of Moses William Hindes Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2020, by Larry D. Moore of Del Valle, Texas.

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