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Ennis in Ellis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Frederick Harrison Rankin

 
 
Frederick Harrison Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 11, 2021
1. Frederick Harrison Rankin Marker
Inscription.  

Born in Kentucky, February 15,
1795 • Came to Texas in 1822
with Austin's first colony •
Died July 2, 1874

His wife
Elizabeth Smith Rankin
Born January 30, 1802
Died June 1, 1882
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 7141.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 32° 19.393′ N, 96° 38.541′ W. Marker is in Ennis, Texas, in Ellis County. Marker is at the intersection of West Knox Street and Glasscock Street on West Knox Street. The marker is located in the western section of the Myrtle Cemetery. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Myrtle Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Jack Lummus (approx. 0.7 miles away); Moore House (approx. ¾ mile away); Burnam Square and Cemetery
The view of the Frederick Harrison Rankin Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, January 11, 2021
2. The view of the Frederick Harrison Rankin Marker
(approx. ¾ mile away); LaJuan Schlegel (approx. 0.8 miles away); Minnie McDowal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ennis National Bank Building (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ennis.
 
Also see . . .  Frederick Harrison Rankin (1794–1874). On July 7, 1824, as one of Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred colonists, he received title to a sitio and a labor of land in what later became Harris County. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on January 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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