Near Roans Prairie in Grimes County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Anthony Drew Kennard
Served in the Army of Texas
Born in Tennessee
July 9, 1788
Died in 1848
Sallie Moore Kennard
Born in Tennessee
September 16, 1790
December 6, 1877
Erected by the State of Texas 1936
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 8583.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 9, 1788.
Location. 30° 33.198′ N, 95° 55.315′ W. Marker is near Roans Prairie, Texas, in Grimes County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 2562, half a mile south of County Highway 217, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located next to the road at the small Kennard Family Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Roans Prairie TX 77875, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Oakland Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Oakland Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles Site of a Munition Factory (approx. 5˝ miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.9 miles away); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (approx. 5.9 miles away); Grimes County, C.S.A. (approx. 5.9 miles away); Grimes County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away); a different marker also named Grimes County (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Roans Prairie.
Regarding Anthony Drew Kennard. Anthony Drew Kennard was born on 9 July 1788 in Maryland. He married Sarah Moore on 16 October 1808 in Tennessee. They settled near Roans Prairie in 1832 where they were granted one league of land by the Mexican Government. The Kennard family came to Grimes County as part of Stephen F. Austin's Second Colony and settled land east of Anderson which they farmed. In 1835, the family arrived on Gibbon's Creek. The area was known as "Kennard's Prairie", today known as Roan's Prairie". A. D. Kennard joined Moore's military expedition in an attempt to council and arrange a treaty with the Tehuacana Indians. The Kennard’s took little interest in local political affairs, but when the Revolution
Source - Grimes County Historical Commission Newsletter February 2016 Page 9
Also see . . . Roans Prairie Texas. TexasEscapes.com (Submitted on October 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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