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

The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families

 
 
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By James Hulse, February 29, 2020
1. The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families Marker
Inscription.  

David Fitzgerald, a veteran of the American Revolution and the War of 1812, came to Texas from Georgia in 1821.His son-in-law, Eli Fenn, followed in 1832. Fenn served during the Texas Revolution and signed the 1837 petition for the creation of Fort Bend County. An expert in natural remedies, his wife Sarah aided sick residents. One of their sons, John R. Fenn, was a war veteran, Duke's first Postmaster and a businessman. His wife, Rebecca (Williams), was a charter member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. F.M.O. Fenn, John and Rebecca's eldest child, served as County Attorney and later as Justice of the Peace. In 1893, the Sons of the Republic of Texas organized in his office in Richmond. Sarah, John R. and Rebecca Fenn are buried in the Duke Cemetery.
Marker is property of the State of Texas
 
Erected 2008 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 14673.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 29° 30.717′ N, 95° 28.229′ 
The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, February 29, 2020
2. The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families Marker
The marker is on the far right in this group of three markers.
W. Marker is in Arcola, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker is on State Highway 6 one mile west of Farm to Market Road 521, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rosharon TX 77583, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Perry (here, next to this marker); Duke Community (here, next to this marker); Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado (approx. 8.7 miles away); Stafford's Point (approx. 10.3 miles away); Booth (approx. 10.9 miles away); The 1937 Pearland High School (approx. 11.8 miles away); First United Methodist Church of Pearland (approx. 11.8 miles away); Zychlinski Park (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arcola.
 
Also see . . .  The error the changed local history - The Complete Story. (Submitted on September 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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