Grapeland in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Joseph Randolph Yarbrough
(Jan. 31, 1817 - Mar. 26, 1867)
A native of Louisiana, Joseph Randolph Yarbrough served in the Texas War for Independence from Mexico and was assigned to guard the camp opposite Harrisburg during the Battle of San Jacinto. He and his father, John Swanson Yarbrough, signed the petition requesting the creation of Houston County in 1837. In 1840, he married Phebe Clementine Crawford (1823 - 1907). They eventually settled in North Houston County near Grapeland and had a family of 11 children.
Recorded - 1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11061.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1837.
Location. 31° 29.546′ N, 95° 29.318′ W. Marker is in Grapeland, Texas, in Houston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Dogwood Drive and Salmon Lake Road. The marker is located at the Grapeland City Cemetery in the south east section of the cemetery by Dogwood Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grapeland TX 75844, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 Franklin Columbus Woodard (within shouting distance of this marker); First Baptist Church of Grapeland (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); City of Grapeland (approx. 0.6 miles away); Latexo Baptist Church (approx. 6.8 miles away); Town of Latexo (approx. 6.8 miles away); John Wortham (approx. 9.2 miles away); Kings Highway Camino Real — Old San Antonio Road (approx. 10˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grapeland.
Regarding Joseph Randolph Yarbrough. There is no tombstone for Joseph Randolph Yarbrough's grave, just the Historical Marker.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of San Jacinto. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Houston County. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
3. Joseph Randolph Yarbrough (1817 - 1867). Findagrave.com (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.