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

In Memory of Andrew Ponton

 
 
In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
1. In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker
Inscription.  
Alcalde
Author of the historic
Letter written on Sept. 26,
1835, in reply to Mexico's
demand for the colonists
cannon at Gonzales.
One of the defenders of Gonzales
October 2, 1835

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 164.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Texas Independence. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 2, 1835.
 
Location. 29° 30.497′ N, 97° 27.531′ W. Marker is in Gonzales, Texas, in Gonzales County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Knight Street and Holmes Street. The marker is located in the southwestern section of the Gonzales Masonic Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gonzales TX 78629, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); William A. Matthews (within shouting distance of this marker); Eli Mitchell (within shouting
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distance of this marker); Amasa Turner (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Thomas Polk (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Kencheloe Davis (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John Turner Tinsley (about 400 feet away); Gonzales Masonic Cemetery Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gonzales.
 
Also see . . .  Ponton, Andrew (1804–1850).
Ponton was the last alcalde of Gonzales, elected to that position in 1835. In May 1835 he was a member of the Gonzales Committee of Safety. In September 1835, when Domingo de Ugartechea demanded that the Gonzales "come and take it" cannon be surrendered to Mexican soldiers or that Ponton be brought to San Antonio as a hostage, Ponton put off the Mexicans with excuses; he sent calls for help to the settlements and was a defender in the battle of Gonzales on October 2, 1835. On February 23, 1836, William B. Travis sent Ponton an appeal asking for men and provisions for the relief of the Alamo, and men from Gonzales answered his request. Source: The Handbook of Texas
The In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker and cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
2. The In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker and cemetery
(Submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
The view of the In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker from the cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, November 29, 2021
3. The view of the In Memory of Andrew Ponton Marker from the cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2024. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2024, by Jeff Leichsenring of Garland, Texas. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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