Wortham in Freestone County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Robert B. Longbotham
(Dec. 29, 1797 - Aug. 6, 1883)
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.
Erected 1966 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9890.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations • War, Texas Independence • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1820.
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 Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 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.)
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 135 times since then and 46 times this year. 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.