Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Born in Virginia, 1753 • Died in Cold Springs, San Jacinto County, Texas, 1837
Robert Rankin was an officer in the Continental Army, Virginia Troops, 1776, in the same company with his near kinsman, John Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States • He participated in the Battle of Brandywine, Germantown and Stony Point and in the Siege of Charleston • Three of his sons, Joseph, John Keith, and James Rankin, served in the War of 1812 • Joseph was massacred by Indians at Fort Mims in Alabama in 1813 • John Keith and James Rankin died in Texas, as did two other sons, Frederick and Thomas, who had served in the Army of Texas
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 14101.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1753.
Location. 30° 15.921′ N, 97° 43.64′ W. Marker is in Austin, TexasTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota Street, Austin TX 78702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martin Parmer (here, next to this marker); Philip Walker (here, next to this marker); William Tom (here, next to this marker); John Hawkins Singleton (here, next to this marker); Major William G. Cooke (here, next to this marker); William C. Crane (here, next to this marker); Z.N. Morrell (a few steps from this marker); Richard Ellis (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Texas State Cemetery Page. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.)
2. Robert Rankin page on Handbook of Texas History online. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 560 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.