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

The Davis Family

 
 
The Davis Family Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2018
1. The Davis Family Marker
Inscription.  ​

Renowned educators; family of the Rev. Abner Davis, founder (1827) of Shurtleff College, Alton, Ill.

​A daughter, Martha (d. 1896), joined the Baylor Female College staff with her husband, Horace Clark, in 1851. Baylor in a few years drew rest of family here: Marcia (Mrs. Abner) Davis (1794-1882); George B. Davis (1828-1906) and wife, Fannie Breedlove (1833-1915); Harriett L. Davis (1832-1917) and husband, B.S. Fitzgerald (1827-1904); and Mary Russell Davis, "Little Mary" (d. 1865), who taught Indians briefly after the father died (1852), then like the others devoted her talents to Baylor.
 
Erected 1973 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8328.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationWomen.
 
Location. 30° 19.149′ N, 96° 21.214′ W. Marker is in Independence, Texas, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of Old Baylor College Road and McCrocklin Road, on the right when traveling
The Davis Family and Dr. Horace G. Clark Markers image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2018
2. The Davis Family and Dr. Horace G. Clark Markers
west on Old Baylor College Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brenham TX 77833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Horace G. Clark (here, next to this marker); Old Baylor Park (within shouting distance of this marker); John P. Coles Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Columns of a Building of Old Baylor University (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Female Department of Baylor University (about 300 feet away); John Prince Coles (about 300 feet away); Old Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Houston-Lea Family Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
 
Also see . . .  Baylor University History. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on September 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Ruins of the girl's common school image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2018
3. Ruins of the girl's common school
Ruins of the Baylor Female College on Academy Hill image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 9, 2018
4. Ruins of the Baylor Female College on Academy Hill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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