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Near Benjamin in Knox County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Pleasant C. Sams

(1845 - 1921)

 

—Texas Business Pioneer —

 
Pleasant C. Sams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
1. Pleasant C. Sams Marker
Inscription. In 1850's came to Texas from Arkansas. At 16, on outbreak of Civil War, was left in charge of family mills, instructed by his father to give entire flour output to widows of Confederates.

In 1862, captured in Missouri, as he went through enemy lines to get his bride; "escaped" from Federal who also admired bride. Wedding trip was horseback ride to Texas. He served 1864-65 in Confederate frontier regiment.

Pioneer cattlemen; business and financial leader. Founder and president, Benjamin Commercial Company. President and director, First National Bank, Benjamin.
 
Erected 1965 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 12681.)
 
Location. 33° 35.392′ N, 99° 43.02′ W. Marker is near Benjamin, Texas, in Knox County. Marker is on U.S. 82, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in the US-82 Knox County westbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Benjamin TX 79505, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Narrows (a few steps from this marker); Quanah Parker Trail (approx. 4.3 miles away); Knox County (approx.
Pleasant C. Sams Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
2. Pleasant C. Sams Marker
4.4 miles away); First Settlement in Knox County / L – Ranch (approx. 4.4 miles away); Original Old Rock Courthouse Cornerstone (approx. 4.4 miles away); Brazos River Bridge (approx. 8 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Pleasant C. Sams Marker <i>ahead by car</i> image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 9, 2017
3. Pleasant C. Sams Marker ahead by car
The Narrows Marker is on the right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2017, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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