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Near Elgin in Bastrop County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Site of the Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman

 

(1799 -1837)

 
Site of Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 25, 2015
1. Site of Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman Marker
Inscription.
Signer of the Texas
Declaration of Independence
Aide-de-camp to Gen. Houston at
San Jacinto
Commander of a regiment of Rangers
1836-37

Here his widow
Mrs. Elizabeth Coleman
and son, Albert V. Coleman
were killed by Indians
and Thomas Coleman, aged five
was captured
February 18, 1839

 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 9171.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 30° 13.486′ N, 97° 27.95′ W. Marker is near Elgin, Texas, in Bastrop County. Marker is on Farm to Market Road 969 0.2 miles west of Upper Elgin River Road (County Route 127), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elgin TX 78621, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George Self (approx. 1.4 miles away); David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 1.5 miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 1.5 miles away); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away);
Supplemental Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 25, 2015
2. Supplemental Marker
Supplemental marker added in 1968 reads: Robert M. Coleman was the first "President" (title given by Mexican government) of Municipality of Mina, 1834; commandant, Fort Coleman, built 1836 for protection against Indians. A county on frontier was named for him in 1858. His homesite was about 1/2 mile to the south.
Union Lee Baptist Church (approx. 2.4 miles away); Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Webberville (approx. 2.9 miles away); Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
Site of Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 25, 2015
3. Site of Home of Col. Robert M. Coleman Marker
View of land behind marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, April 25, 2015
4. View of land behind marker
Supplemental marker says home was located about 1/2 mile to the south. Photo shows that area.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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