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Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

William C. Swearingen

 
 
William C. Swearingen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
1. William C. Swearingen Marker
Inscription.
Born in Kentucky. Arrived at
Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the
schooner Pennsylvania to fight
for the freedom of Texas. A
member of Captain Amasa Turner's
company at San Jacinto. Died in
Houston, December 24, 1839

"Kiss William for me and tell
him Pappy will be there in
the fall and stay with him
and that he must be a good
boy." From a letter Mr.
Swearingen wrote to his
parents in Kentucky

 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 10785.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 29° 45.435′ N, 95° 22.77′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker is on Saulnier Street, on the right when traveling west. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert W. Montgomery (a few steps from this marker); Henry Livingston Thompson (a few steps from this marker); Jethro Russell Bancroft
William C. Swearingen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, February 10, 2019
2. William C. Swearingen Marker
Marker is visible at the left of the photo, near the fence. It is the closest to the camera of the markers visible in this photo.
(a few steps from this marker); John Richardson (a few steps from this marker); David Grieves (a few steps from this marker); Robert Barr (within shouting distance of this marker); John Cheevers (within shouting distance of this marker); William Daniel Durham (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
Also see . . .  Swearingen, William C. - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on February 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.) 
 
Categories. War, Texas Independence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 15, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.
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