“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Galveston in Galveston County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Thomas Joseph

(Feb. 11, 1823 - Mar. 10, 1905)

Thomas Joseph Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, November 24, 2011
1. Thomas Joseph Marker
Inscription. Born in Hartford, Conn., Thomas Miller Joseph came to Galveston about 1841 with his mother Annis (Rogers) (d. 1879) and the family of his Uncle Alexander Edgar. Admitted to the bar, he became a Democratic Party leader, serving as chief justice (county judge), major, state legislator, and senator. He and his wife Mary Minor (Trueheart) (d. 1885) had eight children. Joseph may be buried over his mother's grave site which, like others, was lost after several storms.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7500.)
Location. 29° 17.6′ N, 94° 48.705′ W. Marker is in Galveston, Texas, in Galveston County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 40th Street and Avenue K. Touch for map. Located in the Old City Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Galveston TX 77550, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Commander Edward Lea (a few steps from this marker); Lent Munson Hitchcock (within shouting distance of this marker); John Bankhead Magruder (within shouting distance of this marker); James Love (within shouting distance of this marker); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Patrick Catholic Church (approx. half a mile away); Hagemann-Cobb House (approx. half a mile away); Powhatan House (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Galveston.
Also see . . .  Thomas Miller Joseph. The Handbook of Texas, Texas Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2011, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.) 
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