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Michael Moore Kennard

(July 27, 1809 - July 7, 1895)

 
 
Michael Moore Kennard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
1. Michael Moore Kennard Marker
Inscription. Born in Tennessee. In 1828 he and family joined Robertson's Colony, bound for Texas. Arrived in 1830, probably having stopped to "make a crop" along the way.

Lived in present Grimes County; was granted a third of a league of land in Robertson's Colony.

For his service in the Texas Revolution, received additional land in Menard and Leon Counties.

His mercantile business - firm of Fanthorp, Womack & Kennard - was the first in Grimes County.
 
Erected 1971 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 8594.)
 
Location. 30° 28.95′ N, 95° 59.132′ W. Marker is in Anderson, Texas, in Grimes County. Touch for map. Marker is located within the Fanthorp Family Cemetery, across the road from Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. Marker is at or near this postal address: 579 South Main Street, Anderson TX 77830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kenneth Lewis Anderson (a few steps from this marker); Fanthorp Inn (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); La Bahia Road (approx. mile away); Rocky Creek Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grimes County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory of Jesse Grimes and Mathew Caldwell (approx. 0.4 miles away); Grimes County (approx. 0.4 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Anderson.
 
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Michael Moore Kennard Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
2. Michael Moore Kennard Gravesite
Fanthorp Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, June 16, 2018
3. Fanthorp Family Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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