Matagorda in Matagorda County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Sinclair David Gervais
(1779 - 1838)
A native of South Carolina, Sinclair David Gervais was a soldier in the War of 1812. He and his wife Katharine were the parents of four children. Following her death, Gervais and two of his daughters came to Texas in 1835. He was appointed the first Alcalde of the municipality of Mina (Bastrop) by provisional Governor Henry Smith, Gervais came to Matagorda in 1837 and was appointed the Second Chief Justice of Matagorda County by President Sam Houston.
Recorded - 1989
Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4710.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 28° 42.028′ N, 95° 57.28′ W. Marker is in Matagorda, Texas, in Matagorda County. Marker can be reached from South Gulf Road, 0.1 miles east of Matagorda Cemetery Road. The marker is located in the southeast corner of the Matagorda Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Matagorda TX 77457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major George Morse Collinsworth (here, next to Dr. Albert Moses Levy (here, next to this marker); Seth Ingram (here, next to this marker); Ira Ingram (here, next to this marker); Richard Royster Royall (here, next to this marker); S. Rhoads Fisher (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Albert Clinton Horton (about 300 feet away); Matagorda Cemetery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Matagorda.
Also see . . . Sinclair David Gervais. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 88 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.