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Alice in Jim Wells County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Archelaus Bynum Dodson

(December 31, 1807 - March 10, 1898)

Archelaus Bynum Dodson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Anderson, November 17, 2020
1. Archelaus Bynum Dodson Marker

Texas patriot famed as man who introduced the Lone Star Flag during the Texas Revolution.

Born in North Carolina, Dodson came to Texas with his parents in 1827. He served as a delegate to the 1832 Convention seeking governmental reforms.

On May 17, 1835, he married Sarah Rudolph Bradley. Later in the year 1835, Dodson was First Lieutenant in Texas defense unit under Capt. Andrew Robinson.

To Robinson's company his bride presented her handiwork - a red, white and blue flag with a single star, launching tradition of Lone Star Flag of Texas. This banner flew at Washington-on-the-Brazos when Declaration of Independence was signed March 2, 1836.

Dodson continued to fight in the Texas Revolution until after victory at San Jacinto. He located his headright of land in Grimes County, moving family there in 1844. Mrs. Sarah Bradley Dodson, flag maker and mother of six children, died in 1848. Her grave is in Bethel Cemetery, near Bedias, Grimes County.

Dodson in 1850 married Louisa McWhorter, a widow. In 1860 he moved his family west to another Texas frontier, on the Nueces River. In this vicinity
Archelaus Bynum Dodson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Google Streetview, August 2016
2. Archelaus Bynum Dodson Marker
Archelaus Bynum Dodson marker is on the left and Alonso S. Perales marker is on the right.
he lived to a respected old age. At death he was buried in Collins Cemetery, a half-mile south of here.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6288.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, Texas Independence.
Location. 27° 45.188′ N, 98° 2.775′ W. Marker is in Alice, Texas, in Jim Wells County. Marker is on South Flournoy Road (Farm to Market Road 1931) south of Sain Drive (County Road 342), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Alice TX 78332, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Alonso S. Perales (a few steps from this marker).
More about this marker. At some point, the marker was relocated from its original location and is now positioned at the front of Collins Cemetery.
Also see . . .  Dodson, Archelaus Bynum - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on November 18, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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