Arcola in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
The Fitzgerald and Fenn Families
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. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 29° 30.717′ N, 95° 28.229′ 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 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Perry (here, next to this marker); Duke Community (here, next to this marker); St. John Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Stafford Municipal School District (approx. 7.6 miles away); Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado (approx. 8.7 miles away); William J. Stafford Cemetery (approx. 9˝ miles away); Stafford Plantation (approx. 9˝ miles away); Paschal Paolo Borden (approx. 9˝ 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.)
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