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West Columbia in Brazoria County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Adriance

(November 10, 1816 - December 7, 1903)

 
 
John Adriance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
1. John Adriance Marker
Inscription.  

Faithful soldier, Texas War for Independence. He was in unit of Capt. Jacob Eberly, detailed by Gen. Sam Houston to guard Bell's Landing (East Columbia) until civilians could escape in front of Santa Anna's army. He and 15 others then hurried to rejoin Gen. Houston, only to find Battle of San Jacinto had been won on April 21, 1836. Adriance married Lydia Ann Cook, Watertown, New York, Sept. 24, 1846. Had three children.
Recorded - 1970
 
Erected 1970 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9516.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical date for this entry is April 21, 1836.
 
Location. 29° 8.407′ N, 95° 38.903′ W. Marker is in West Columbia, Texas, in Brazoria County. Marker can be reached from East Jackson Street south of South 16th Street, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in Old Columbia Cemetery, whose main entrance is located on East Jackson Street near the intersection
John Adriance Marker image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
2. John Adriance Marker
This view of the Adriance plot includes the featured Marker in the upper left. John Adriance's gravestone is seen just below the marker.
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with South 16th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Columbia TX 77486, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Tubbs Angier, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Josiah H. Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Thaddus Constantine Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Mary Eveline McKenzie Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rounds (within shouting distance of this marker); John S. D. Byrom (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nathaniel C. Hazen (about 300 feet away); Henry S. Brown (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Columbia.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Handbook Of Texas Online entry for John Adriance. (Submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas.)
 
John Adriance Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
3. John Adriance Gravestone
John Adriance Footstone image. Click for full size.
By Chris Kneupper
4. John Adriance Footstone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 10, 2021, by Chris Kneupper of Brazoria, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 20, 2021