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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Josephus Hornsby

 
 
Josephus Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 29, 2007
1. Josephus Hornsby Marker
Inscription. To Josephus Hornsby Mar. 15, 1822 Oct. 21, 1862. Son of Reuben Hornsby; settled here, 1832, Bastrop ranger, 1837. In Flores Fight, 1839 Battle of Plum Creek, 1840 Brushy Fight, 1840, Vasquez and Woll Campaigns, 1842; led fight against Indians from whom he rescued William Bell and Alexander Coleman in Austin, 1842.

His wife Eliza Ann Lane Feb. 14, 1830 Sept 6, 1892.
 
Erected 1936 by the State of Texas. (Marker Number 14315.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 15.391′ N, 97° 37.32′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker can be reached from Farm to Market Road 969. Touch for map. In Hornsby Cemetery. Be advised the entrance to the cemetery off FM 969 is gated. The road to the cemetery is a half mile dirt road with some rough spots. Marker is located towards the back of the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78725, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Home of Reuben Hornsby (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Williams, Howell Hoggett, William Atkinson, Daniel Hornsby (approx.
Josephus Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 11, 2015
2. Josephus Hornsby Marker
Wider shot of marker and surrounding graves. In Hornsby Cemetery graves of Texas Rangers are marked (beyond the grave marker) with a metal cross stating "Texas Ranger". One is immediately struck by the number of Texas Rangers that are buried here.
0.3 miles away); Reuben Hornsby (approx. 0.8 miles away); Decker United Methodist Church and Community (approx. 3.7 miles away); Site of Fort Colorado (approx. 3.7 miles away); Del Valle Army Air Base (approx. 4 miles away); First Colored Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Bethany Cemetery (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansNotable PersonsWar, Texas Independence
 
Josephus Hornsby Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 11, 2015
3. Josephus Hornsby Marker
Marker, surrounded by grave markers for wife Eliza (left), and Joseph (right)
Hornsby Bend Cemetery Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 11, 2015
4. Hornsby Bend Cemetery Entrance
Marker is located in Hornsby Bend Cemetery.
Hornsby Bend Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 11, 2015
5. Hornsby Bend Cemetery
Plaque inside cemetery that reads "Historic Texas Cemetery - Texas Historical Commission"
Cementerio Mexicano image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 11, 2015
6. Cementerio Mexicano
Directly adjacent to the Hornsby Cemetery is a cemetery marked Cementerio Mexicano.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 917 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on April 11, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 20, 2009, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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