Bastrop in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Governor J. D. Sayers
(September 23, 1841 - May 15, 1929)
Erected 1978 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9224.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
Location. 30° 6.964′ N, 97° 18.253′ W. Marker is in Bastrop, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 95, 0.1 miles north of Farm Street. The marker is located in the eastern section of the Fairview Cemetery near the back side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1307 State Hwy 95, Bastrop TX 78602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of Campbell Taylor (within shouting distance of this marker); John Holland Jenkins (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Halderman (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Love Reding (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Babies (about 500 feet away); H.N. (Man) Bell (about 500 feet away); William Dunbar (about 700 feet away); Texas Rangers (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bastrop.
Also see . . . Sayers, Joseph Draper (1841–1929).
In 1851 he moved with his father, a physician, to Bastrop, Texas, where he attended Bastrop Military Institute from 1852 to 1860. In 1861 he joined the Fifth Regiment, Mounted Volunteers, C.S.A. He reached the rank of major in 1864 and was assigned to the staff of Gen. Thomas Green. He was paroled at Meridian, Mississippi, on May 10, 1865, and returned to Bastrop to teach and study law at night. Source: The Handbook of Texas(Submitted on April 20, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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