Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Born in Virginia, 1753 • Died in Cold Springs, San Jacinto County, Texas, 1837
Robert Rankin was an officer in the Continental Army, Virginia Troops, 1776, in the same company with his near kinsman, John Marshall, who later became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States • He participated in the Battle of Brandywine, Germantown and Stony Point and in the Siege of Charleston • Three of his sons, Joseph, John Keith, and James Rankin, served in the War of 1812 • Joseph was massacred by Indians at Fort Mims in Alabama in 1813 • John Keith and James Rankin died in Texas, as did two other sons, Frederick and Thomas, who had served in the Army of Texas
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 14101.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
Location. 30° 15.921′ N, 97° 43.64′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Navasota Street and East 10th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Texas State Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 909 Navasota St, Austin TX 78702, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Martin Parmer (here, next to this marker); Philip Walker (here, next to this marker); John Hawkins Singleton (here, next to this marker); Z.N. Morrell (a few steps from this marker); Richard Ellis (a few steps from this marker); James G. Wilkinson (a few steps from this marker); Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley (a few steps from this marker); Willis Avery (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
Also see . . .
1. Texas State Cemetery Page. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.)
2. Robert Rankin page on Handbook of Texas History online. (Submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 357 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2014, by Michael Heinich of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.