Lampasas in Lampasas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
James Jackson Beeman
(December 21, 1816 - December 7, 1888)
One of the first settlers in Dallas and Weatherford. Born in Madison County, Ill.; came to Texas 1840. He helped cut first road in Trinity Bottoms, name Turtle Creek (1841), and Plat City of Dallas, 1842. He guided Texas President Sam Houston to Indian parley, 1843; joined California Gold Rush, 1849; pioneered, Parker County, 1854; aided in rescue of Comanche captive Cynthia Ann Parker, 1860. Returned to Dallas to live, 1864. Died in Lampasas.
Recorded - 1971
Erected 1971 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 2727.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 31° 4.392′ N, 98° 11.89′ W. Marker is in Lampasas, Texas, in Lampasas County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Cemetery Road and North Porter Street. The marker is located in the northcentral section of the Oak Hill Cemetery. Block #2. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Garrison Greenwood (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walter P. Acker (about 300 feet away); James S. Gillett (about 400 feet away); Oak Hill Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); V.F.W. Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); American Legion Auxiliary Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Saint Mary's Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Malone-Manuel House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lampasas.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.