Montgomery in Montgomery County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett
Bennett received land grants in payment for his military service, and in 1837 President Sam Houston appointed him to command a frontier defense unit. Elected by Montgomery County voters to the Republic of Texas Congress, he served for two terms, 1838-1840. He briefly resumed military service in 1842 as a member of the Somervell Expedition against Mexico.
Bennett also was active in local civic affairs, serving as mail carrier from Houston to Montgomery, county commissioner and supporter of area schools. He moved his family to his headright land grant in present Navarro and Freestone counties in 1848. He died later that year and was buried in a family graveyard near Streetman.
Erected 1995 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 7865.)
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18700 Hwy 105, Montgomery TX 77356, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Conroe (approx. 12˝ miles away); Montgomery County Courthouses (approx. 12˝ miles away); Conroe Fire of 1911 (approx. 12.6 miles away); Conroe Telephone Exchange (approx. 12.6 miles away); The Isaac Conroe Property (approx. 12.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is awkwardly placed immediately at the entrance to the Wal Mart parking lot. There is no parking near the site. To access, park in the Wal Mart lot and walk up the entrance.
Also see . . .
1. Biography and related documents - Col. J.L. Bennett. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Tim Childress of Arlington, Texas.)
2. Joseph L. Bennett - Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 25, 2012, by Tim Childress of Arlington, Texas.)
Categories. • Settlements & Settlers • War, Texas Independence •
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