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Weimar in Colorado County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Pettit Borden

(December 30, 1812 - November 12, 1890)

 
 
John Pettit Borden Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
1. John Pettit Borden Marker
Inscription.  

Born in New York. Moved to Texas 1829. Settled in Stephen F. Austin's second colony in 1832.

In Texas Revolution, fought at Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Helped lay out town of Houston same year. At 24 became first Commissioner of Texas General Land Office. Later practiced Law and served as County Judge. He was a surveyor before moving, in 1866, to Harvey's Creek (4 mi. E).

Married twice. Had 9 children by second wife Mary (Hatch).
Recorded 1969
 
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 459.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence.
 
Location. 29° 42.01′ N, 96° 47.6′ W. Marker is in Weimar, Texas, in Colorado County. Marker can be reached from Odd Fellows Cemetery Road 0.2 miles south of U.S. 90. The marker is located in the Weimar Masonic Cemetery near the south central section of the cemetery about 30 feet off the Odd Fellows Cemetery road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Weimar TX 78962, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
The John Pettit Borden Marker and tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
2. The John Pettit Borden Marker and tombstone
are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Weimar Masonic Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Holman-Seifert Homestead (approx. 0.6 miles away); Weimar Masonic Lodge No. 423 (approx. 0.8 miles away); Town of Weimar (approx. 0.8 miles away); Weimar Railroad Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Michael’s Catholic Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Dubina (approx. 3.2 miles away); Old Osage (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Weimar.
 
Also see . . .
1. John Pettit Borden. He came to Texas with other family members in December 1829, and he received 1,102 acres on November 20, 1832, in Stephen F. Austin's second colony, located on the Colorado River in the area that later became Wharton County. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. John Pettit Borden - Texas Independence Biography. San Jactino Museum of History (Submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the John Pettit Borden Marker and tombstone looking toward the north. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 20, 2020
3. The view of the John Pettit Borden Marker and tombstone looking toward the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 23, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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