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

Willis Avery

 
 
Willis Avery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, August 26, 2007
1. Willis Avery Marker
Inscription.  

A member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company at San Jacinto. Born in North Carolina October 15, 1809. Died in Williamson County, Texas July 17, 1889. His wife, Elzina (Weeks) Avery. Born in Missouri November 10, 1812. Died in Williamson County, Texas March 1, 1870.
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 15306.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, 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 March 1, 1874.
 
Location. 30° 15.921′ N, 97° 43.647′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Navasota Street and East 8th Street, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located in the Texas State Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William C. Crane (here, next to this marker); Judge Edwin Waller (here, next to this marker); William E. Collard (here,
Willis Avery Marker with neighboring stones. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, June 29, 2014
2. Willis Avery Marker with neighboring stones.
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next to this marker); William Vanoy Criswell (here, next to this marker); Z.N. Morrell (here, next to this marker); Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley (here, next to this marker); Dr. George Moffit Patrick (here, next to this marker); Colonel Stephen Heard Darden (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A similar marker for Captain Jesse Billingsley
 
Also see . . .  Willis Avery History. Citizens of the Republic of Texas of Williamson County - Willis Thomas Avery, Republic of Texas Veteran and Texas Ranger (Submitted on May 15, 2011, by Wayne Ware of Georgetown, Texas.) 
 
A nearby cenotaph for Catherine Jennings image. Click for full size.
By Michael Heinich, June 29, 2014
3. A nearby cenotaph for Catherine Jennings
This cenotaph is in honor of Catherine Cynthia Overton Avery McCutcheon Jennings
1790-1867
“Wido of Alamo Defender Gordon C. Jennings”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,057 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 23, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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