Aurora in Wise County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
George Lawson Bledsoe
Georgia native George Lawson Bledsoe (b. 1805), a carpenter and cotton gin builder, came to Texas in 1834. A veteran of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto, he received a pension for his military service and patented land grants in Brazoria, Cooke, Jack, Fannin, and Wise counties. He was married to the former Ellen Bowdre (d. 1850) and had five children. Bledsoe is buried here along with his daughter Georgia and a brother-in-law, Preston E. Bowdre. Ellen Bledsoe and the couple's other four children are buried in Fannin County, probably in Bledsoe Cemetery near Dial.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2157.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 33° 3.158′ N, 97° 30.014′ W. Marker is in Aurora, Texas, in Wise County. Marker is on Cemetery Road north of Brammer Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rhome TX 76078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Aurora Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Teague Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); United Methodist Church of Rhome (approx. 1½ miles away); Eagle Mountain Lake MCAS Auxiliary (Rhome Field) (approx. 1.7 miles away); Masonic Lodge #479 (approx. 4.2 miles away); Deep Creek Community (approx. 4½ miles away); Thurmond-Fairview Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Sam Woody's Cabin (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aurora.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2021, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 18, 2022, by J Frye of Fort Worth, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.