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Grapeland in Houston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Randolph Yarbrough

(Jan. 31, 1817 - Mar. 26, 1867)

 
 
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By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
1. Joseph Randolph Yarbrough Marker
Inscription.  

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 SitesWar, Texas Independence.
 
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 miles
Joseph Randolph Yarbrough Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, November 8, 2020
2. Joseph Randolph Yarbrough Marker
Several other Yarbrough family members are buried next to him including his wife.
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 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); Pilgrim Predestinarian Regular Baptist Church (approx. 10.6 miles away); Stage Coach Inn (approx. 10.7 miles away); Original Site of the Joseph R. Rice Log Cabin (approx. 10.7 miles away); Rice Cemetery (approx. 10.8 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 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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