Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Born in Tennessee, 1806. Drowned
in Galveston, July 11, 1839, and
his remains brought by boat up
Buffalo Bayou to Houston
His remains interred in this
cemetery under the auspices of
Temple Lodge No. 4. First
Masonic funeral ever held in
Delegate to the Consultation
held at San Felipe, 1835. Signer,
from Brazoria municipality, of
the Texas Declaration of In-
dependence. "Bore himself as a
chief" at San Jacinto. Secretary
of State, 1836. Senator in the
Congress of Texas, 1836. First
Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of Texas. A county in
Texas was named in his honor
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10634.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 29° 45.465′ N, 95° 22.75′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on West Dallas Street, Touch for map. Marker is located in the Founders Memorial Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1217 West Dallas Street, Houston TX 77019, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. David Porter Richardson (here, next to this marker); John R. Reid (here, next to this marker); Archibald S. Lewis (a few steps from this marker); John Kirby Allen (a few steps from this marker); George Allen (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Rebecca Lamar (a few steps from this marker); John Austin Wharton (a few steps from this marker); Augustus Chapman Allen (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
Also see . . . Collinsworth, James - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 13, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.