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La Grange in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

James Seaton Lester

 
 
James Seaton Lester Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
1. James Seaton Lester Marker
Inscription.  
Delegate to the 1835 Consultation
San Jacinto Veteran. Member of Four
Republic of Texas Congresses.

 
Erected 1962 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 3076.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 29° 54.626′ N, 96° 52.117′ W. Marker is in La Grange, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North College Street and East Travis Street (Business U.S. 71). The marker is located near the west entrance to the Old City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North College Street, La Grange TX 78945, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fayette County, C.S.A. (a few steps from this marker); Old City Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1867 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fayette County (about 300 feet away); St. James Episcopal Church
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Bradshaw-Killough House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Webb-Schneider House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Casino Hall (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Grange.
 
Also see . . .
1. Lester, James Seaton .
James Seaton Lester, early settler, legislator, and official, was born in Virginia on April 21, 1799. He was admitted to the bar in 1831 and moved to Mina, Texas in 1834. In 1835 he represented the Mina or Bastrop District at the Consultation and was a member of a committee appointed to plan organization of the provisional government. Lester was recruiting agent at Bastrop for the army to attack Bexar in 1835 and later fought in the battle of San Jacinto. Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 

2. Consultation.
The Consultation grew out of a proposed meeting of Texas representatives to confer on the prerevolutionary quarrel with Mexico. This idea was first advocated by opponents of revolution in the early summer of 1835 in Mina Municipality. Moderate and radical elements endorsed the concept to present a unified front.
The James Seaton Lester Marker and Gravestone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
2. The James Seaton Lester Marker and Gravestone
A meeting in Columbia on August 15 first used the term consultation, perhaps to avoid the revolutionary connotations that the word convention implied in Mexican politics.  Source: The Handbook of Texas
(Submitted on October 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the James Seaton Lester Marker in the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, October 4, 2021
3. The view of the James Seaton Lester Marker in the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 7, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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