Fourth Ward in Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Amos B. Edson
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. A significant historical date for this entry is January 28, 1836.
Location. 29° 45.457′ N, 95° 22.729′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. It is in the Fourth Ward. 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 Augustus Chapman Allen (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.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 16 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 Humble, Texas. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 18, 2012, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.