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Near Cooper in Delta County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Hiram Rattan

(Homesite 3/10 mi.; grave 4/10 mi. north)

 
 
Hiram Rattan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Hiram Rattan Marker
Inscription. Delta County pioneer, born 1805. Settled in Texas, 1835, on brother Larkin Rattan's 1,000-acre land grant; later became site for city of Paris. Both Rattan families moved to Delta County in 1839. Hiram obtained two third-class land grants for producing grain and livestock. Larkin later joined the California Gold Rush, then returned to his native Illinois.

Four Rattan relatives were massacred by Texas Indians.

Civil War and politics divided family but never their devotion to Texas. Descendants include educators, military and political leaders.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 6944.)
 
Location. 33° 21.989′ N, 95° 37.883′ W. Marker is near Cooper, Texas, in Delta County. Marker is on Texas Route 154 east of County Road 1070, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cooper TX 75432, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. DeSpain Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Delta County (approx. 2 miles away); First National Bank (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Texas Livery Stable
View west towards Cooper. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. View west towards Cooper.
(approx. 3.4 miles away); Cooper Rail Depot (approx. 3.7 miles away); Confederate Refugees in Texas, C. S. A. (approx. 8.9 miles away); Historic Roadside Park (approx. 8.9 miles away); Townsite of Tarrant (approx. 11.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cooper.
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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