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

Amos B. Edson

 
 
Amos B. Edson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, September 16, 2012
1. Amos B. Edson Marker
Inscription.  
Arrived in Texas
January 28, 1836, having been
recruited in New Orleans
for the Army of Texas by
Captain Amasa Turner in
whose company he served
at San Jacinto.

Died in Houston, 1837.

 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 10654.)
 
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.
 
Location. 29° 45.457′ N, 95° 22.729′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is at the intersection of Valentine Street and West Dallas Street, on the right when traveling south on Valentine Street. Marker is located in the Founders Memorial Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1217 West Dallas Street, Houston TX 77019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Isaac N. Moreland (a few steps from this marker); Gravesite of John Kirby Allen (1810-1838) (a few steps from this marker); Augustus Chapman Allen
Amos B. Edson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
2. Amos B. Edson Marker
The edge of the marker is barely visible behind the tree at the right of the photo.
(a few steps from this marker); In Memory of Mrs. Rebecca Lamar (a few steps from this marker); William Gammell (within shouting distance of this marker); David Porter Richardson (within shouting distance of this marker); Archibald S. Lewis (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Maybee (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. There are several more markers with this one in the Founders Memorial Park Cemetery, most devoted to men who fought in the Texas War for Independence.
 
Founders Memorial Park Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
3. Founders Memorial Park Cemetery Entrance
Founders Memorial Park Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
4. Founders Memorial Park Cemetery
Founders Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans
5. Founders Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 468 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.   2. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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