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Near Dobbin in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Noah Griffith and Esther Wightman Griffith

(1786-1853) / (1788-1863) 

 
 
Noah Griffith and Esther Wightman Griffith Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
1. Noah Griffith and Esther Wightman Griffith Marker
The marker is behind a fence on private property.
Inscription.  

Members of Stephen F. Austin's second colony, Noah Griffith (1786-1853) and his wife Esther (Wightman) (1788-1863) came to Texas in 1829 from New York. They lived in the port community of Matagorda before moving here in 1831. This site is part of their original Mexican land grant. Griffith was a farmer and miller, and the Griffith home was used as an early polling place.
 
Erected 1980 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7881.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 18.883′ N, 95° 46.15′ W. Marker is near Dobbin, Texas, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 1463 half a mile south of Jackson Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dobbin TX 77333, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Griffith Homesite and Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); The Railroad in Montgomery (approx. 6.6 miles away); William S. Taylor
The Griffith Homesite image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
2. The Griffith Homesite
The marker is towards the front in this view, off camera.
(approx. 6.7 miles away); Methodist Church Site and Memorial to Pioneer Circuit Riders (approx. 6.7 miles away); Reuben Jonathan Palmer (approx. 6.7 miles away); John M. Wade (approx. 6.7 miles away); The Old Methodist Churchyard (approx. 6.7 miles away); Methodist Parsonage (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
An additional Griffith Homesite Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 2, 2019
3. An additional Griffith Homesite Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 25, 2021