Near San Augustine in San Augustine County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Burrell J. Thompson (1790-1875), the eldest Thompson son, came to Texas in 1821 with Stephen F. Austin. He was involved in the Fredonian Rebellion, gave financial aid to the Texas Revolution, and later served three terms as justice of the peace in San Augustine.
William Alston Thompson (1795-1837) arrived in Texas with his brother Burrell in 1821. He served in the Texas Revolution and in 1837 was murdered by horse thieves near his home.
Napoleon B. Thompson served in a Ranger Company during the Texas Revolution. He was district attorney of the San Augustine Judicial District and died sometime before 1850.
Charleton W. Thompson (1809-1838) was alcalde at Anahuac, served in the Convention of 1833, and was a member of the Republic of Texas Congress in 1838.
John H. Thompson was a participant in the Battle of Nacogdoches. Descendants of the pioneer Thompson family still remain in San Augustine County.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836 - 1986.
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7646.)
Location. 31° 29.256′ N, 94° 1.17′ W. Marker is near San Augustine, Texas, in San Augustine County. Marker is on State Highway 21, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. 7 miles east of San Augustine, in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: San Augustine TX 75972, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McMahan's Chapel (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named McMahan's Chapel (approx. 3.9 miles away); County Line Baptist Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old Hollis Building (approx. 6.1 miles away); Augus Theatre (approx. 6.1 miles away); San Augustine County Courthouse (approx. 6.2 miles away); Site of Mission Nuestra Señora de Los Dolores de Los Ais (approx. 6.2 miles away); C.A. Nethery & Sons General Merchandise (approx. 10.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Augustine.
Also see . . . Alcalde - Wikipedia definition. (Submitted on May 28, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. family goes way back
Dr. Samuel Thompson and Precious (Wofford) Thompson were my great, great, great, great grandparents. Burrell
— Submitted February 22, 2012, by Joseph Covington of Madisonville, Texas.
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
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