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Coldspring in San Jacinto County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

General James Davis

 
 
General James Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
1. General James Davis Marker
Inscription.  

​Born Va., July 17, 1790. As U. S. Army officer in War of 1812, was in Battle of New Orleans, married Anne Eliza Hill, of N. C. Had 7 children. Came to Texas in 1834. Served Republic of Texas on staff of Gen. Sam Houston, 1836; adjutant-general, 1842; member of Congress, 1843-1844; member of Constitutional Convention 1845. Gave site, 1848, for Laurel Hill Baptist Church (now First Baptist Church of Coldspring). D. Feb. 10, 1859.
Recorded 1965
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 7654.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar of 1812War, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1790.
 
Location. 30° 35.827′ N, 95° 7.521′ W. Marker is in Coldspring, Texas, in San Jacinto County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 1514, ¼ mile north of Brown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldspring TX 77331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Laurel Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Old San Jacinto County Jail
General James Davis tombstone and marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
2. General James Davis tombstone and marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); San Jacinto County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Moriah Lodge No. 37, A.F. & A.M. (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Jacinto County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Governor George Tyler Wood (approx. 0.4 miles away); Townsite of Coldspring (approx. 0.4 miles away); J. M. Hansbro's Law Office (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldspring.
 
Also see . . .  James Davis History. (Submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
General James Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
3. General James Davis Marker
Laurel Hill Cemetery entrance image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, July 11, 2020
4. Laurel Hill Cemetery entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 64 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 10, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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