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Benjamin Parker Thomas

1782-1835

 
 
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February 26, 2016
1. Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker
Inscription.  On Sept. 24, 1810, a group of West Floridians on horseback, led by Gen. Philemon Thomas and his military aide, Col. Benj. Parker Thomas, seized the old Baton Rouge Fort, ending 30 yrs. of Spanish control of West Florida.

The General's daughter Elizabeth, wife and cousin of Benjamin, was buried here in 1841 and later four grandchildren. Benjamin died in 1835 and was probably buried here, but there are no records to verify it. Gravesites are lost.

B.P. Thomas was a Major in the War of 1812.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812. A significant historical date for this entry is September 24, 1810.
 
Location. 30° 24.282′ N, 91° 10.335′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Oxford Avenue, 0.1 miles south of East Parker Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Located in the Historic Highland Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Baptiste Kleinpeter (a few steps from this marker); George Garig (a few steps
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February 26, 2016
2. Benjamin Parker Thomas Marker
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from this marker); Highland Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); John Stephen Huguet, M.D. (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Highland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); "Hill of the Fountains" (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Peniston (within shouting distance of this marker); Josephine Favrot (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Highland Cemetery. (Submitted on February 29, 2016.)
 
Oxford Ave. Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 26, 2016
3. Oxford Ave. Cemetery Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on February 28, 2016. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 28, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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