Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Thomas Joseph

(Feb. 11, 1823 - Mar. 10, 1905)

 
 
Thomas Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Thomas Joseph Marker
Inscription.  Born in Hartford, Conn., Thomas Miller Joseph came to Galveston about 1841 with his mother Annis (Rogers) (d. 1879) and the family of his Uncle Alexander Edgar. Admitted to the bar, he became a Democratic Party leader, serving as Chief Justice (County Judge), Mayor, State Legislator, and Senator. He and his wife Mary Minor (Trueheart) (d. 1885) had eight children. Joseph may be buried over his mother's grave site which, like others, was lost after several storms.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7500.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & Politics.
 
Location. 29° 17.6′ N, 94° 48.705′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K. Marker is located within Galveston's Trinity Episcopal Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4002 Avenue K, Galveston TX 77550, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Thomas Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
2. Thomas Joseph Marker
distance of this marker. Lt. Commander Edward Lea (a few steps from this marker); Louis Trezevant Wigfall (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel May Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); George Campbell Childress (within shouting distance of this marker); Lent Munson Hitchcock (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain William S. Fisher (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John M. Allen (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Journeay (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Miller Joseph. The Handbook of Texas, Texas Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
 
Thomas Joseph Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, December 16, 2018
3. Thomas Joseph Grave Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 20, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 525 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Jan. 26, 2021