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Wortham in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Robert B. Longbotham

(Dec. 29, 1797 - Aug. 6, 1883)

 
 
Robert B. Longbotham Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
1. Robert B. Longbotham Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Sunderland, England. Came to America as Carpenter's Apprentice on a ship. Married Lucy Haggard, 1820, in Alabama. Came to Texas, 1832. Obtained land grant from Mexico 1835. In 1836 fought in Texas Revolution and in 1839 in Indian Wars. In 1848 located here. Township was named for him until post office was renamed Wortham in 1874. Descendants prominent in Texas. Longbotham Lodge No. 428, A.F & A.M. named in his honor.
Recorded, 1966
 
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9890.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsWar, Texas IndependenceWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 31° 46.857′ N, 96° 28.421′ W. Marker is in Wortham, Texas, in Freestone County. Marker can be reached from Cemetery Road half a mile west of South 3rd Street (State Highway 14). The marker is located in the back west section of the Robert B. Longbotham Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wortham TX 76693, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Robert B. Longbotham Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
2. Robert B. Longbotham Marker
The marker is the leftmost of the two markers.
8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mrs. Lucy Haggard Longbotham (here, next to this marker); City of Wortham (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Wortham Oil Boom (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Rev. G.W. Bounds (approx. ¾ mile away); United Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Blind Lemon Jefferson (approx. 1.3 miles away); Tehuacana Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); William Rees (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wortham.
 
Also see . . .  Robert B. Longbotham. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on October 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The Longbotham family section of the cemetery image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, October 18, 2020
3. The Longbotham family section of the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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