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San Antonio in Bexar County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Salmon "Rip" Ford

May 26, 1815 - November 3, 1897

 

— Here Rests in Peace —

 
John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
1. John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker
Inscription.  

Native South Carolinian, pioneer doctor and editor, Republic of Texas Congressman, twice State Senator, Jack Hay's adjutant in War with Mexico, fearless Ranger Captain in border and Indian campaigns, Confederate colonel, Mayor of Austin and Brownsville, member Constitutional Convention of 1875, Superintendent State Deaf and Dumb School, charter member of Texas State Historical Association.

As Warmaker and as Peacekeeper, he was
steadfast and true to his motto:
"Ready, ay, Ready"
Erected by the State of Texas

 
Erected 1963 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 1939.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, Texas IndependenceWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 29° 25.197′ N, 98° 27.82′ W. Marker is in San Antonio, Texas, in Bexar County. Marker can be reached from East Commerce Street 0.1 miles east of North Palmetto Street. The marker is located in the Confederate Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Antonio TX 78203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker and tombstone image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
2. John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker and tombstone
other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hamilton P. Bee (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Historic African American Cemetery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); D.A. (Jack) Harris (approx. 0.2 miles away); A National Cemetery System (approx. 0.2 miles away); San Antonio National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Lee Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Adina Emilia de Zavala (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Antonio.
 
Also see . . .  John Salmon [Rip] Ford (1815–1897). When officially sending out notices of deaths he kindly included at the first of the message, "Rest in Peace"; later, under the exigencies of battle conditions, this message was shortened to "R.I.P." Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker is under the tree. image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, December 24, 2020
3. The John Salmon "Rip" Ford Marker is under the tree.
John Salmon "Rip" Ford - Texas Ranger image. Click for full size.
Public Domain, circa 1858
4. John Salmon "Rip" Ford - Texas Ranger
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 30 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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