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

James Hodges Sr.

James Hodges Sr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 31, 2020
1. James Hodges Sr. Marker
Inscription.  ​

James Hodges, Sr., came to Gonzales in April 1835. Soon after his arrival he purchased four leagues (17,721 acres) of land at the forks of San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers for $3,000 in silver.

On September 26, 1835, in an election, held under the auspices of the Gonzales committee of public safety, Hodges was elected one of six delegates to the consultation of 1835. Convened in San Felipe De Austin on November 3, delegates to the consultation created a provisional government and organized an army under the command of Sam Houston.

Returning to Gonzales after the consultation, Hodges provided supplies for the Texas Army in 1836, he and his family left the area during the Runaway Scrape, but later returned to Gonzales County. In 1838 Hodges served on the county's board of land commissioners.

Twice married, James Hodges was the father of eight children. He and his family continued to live on their land on the San Marcos and Guadalupe Rivers. After his death on December 24, 1846, Hodges was buried on the family farm in a plot which became known as the Hodges Family Cemetery (about one mile southeast).
Area near the Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 31, 2020
2. Area near the Marker
1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2725.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence.
Location. 29° 30.351′ N, 97° 30.723′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker is on Hwy 90 Alternate West one mile west of County Highway 2091, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, 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. Fort Waul (approx. 3.2 miles away); Site of Indian Fort (approx. 3˝ miles away); Gonzales Cannon Burial Site (approx. 3˝ miles away); Andrew Ponton (approx. 3.6 miles away); Plaza (approx. 3.6 miles away); Campsite Marking Start of San Jacinto Campaign (approx. 3.6 miles away); Central Square (approx. 3.6 miles away); Jail Square (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
Also see . . .  James Hodges Sr. History. (Submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 56 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 1, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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