Liberty Hill in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Erected 1994 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9105.)
Location. 30° 38.773′ N, 98° 0.788′ W. Marker is in Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on CR-285. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John G. Matthews (approx. 4.4 miles away); William O. Spencer (approx. 4.4 miles away); Liberty Hill Cemetery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. 4.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Liberty Hill The Bryson Place (approx. 5.1 miles away); The Village of South Gabriel (approx. 5.3 miles away); Oatmeal Cemetery (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty Hill.
Also see . . . Obituary of Mrs. C. C. Proctor (1839 - 1924). Mrs Proctor, niece of Wofford Johnson, survived the Comanche attack on the Johnson family. This is an account of the attack.
At that time, Mary Jane (killed in the attack) was eight years old, Elvira was five years old, and the youngest, GeorgeAnna, was just eighteen months. (Submitted on January 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
1. Mary Johnson
This historical marker records Wofford Johnson’s wife was Mary. I would like everyone to know that Wofford Johnson’s wife was Nancy Catherine Moore, not Mary. Nancy was the daughter of Jesse W. Moore and Dezina Fitzgerald from Bell County, Texas.
The Moores came to Bastrop County, Texas about 1851 from Marion County, Alabama. Nancy was about 17 years of age. She married Wofford Johnson December 31, 1855 in Bastrop County.
Wofford, Nancy Catherine and Mary Jane were killed in the raid. By then they had another daughter, named GeorgeAnna. Elvira and GeorgeAnna were the survivors of the raid along with a Mrs. Proctor, niece of Wofford Johnson.
After the Indian raid, Nancy’s father, Jesse Moore, (my great great great grandfather) came to Williamson county and picked up the two remaining grandchildren, Elvira and GeorgeAnna. He provided for them in his Last Will and Testament recorded in Bell County, Texas. He died just 6 months later in February of 1864. They are both living with Jesse’s younger daughter, Lydia Ann Vanderveer in 1870.
— Submitted January 10, 2008, by Janet Gardner of Huntsville, Texas.
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