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Near Winona in Smith County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Nicholas Wren 1807-1859

 
 
Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
1. Nicholas Wren 1807-1859 Marker
Inscription.
Came to Texas, 1833. Became a
soldier in the Texas army, 1836.
Was commissioned Lieutenant of
Rangers by Sam Houston, President
of Texas.
Fought for Texas during the
Vasquez and Woll invasions. Had
horse shot from under him in
Battle of the Hondo.
Resided in Smith County at its
organization, 1846. His wife Mariah
was a charter member of Harris
Creek Baptist Church. Wren died
here in Mount Carmel community
August 28, 1859.

Incise on back: Erected by grandsons of Nicholas Wren

 
Erected 1968 by Grandsons of Nicholas Wren. (Marker Number 7770.)
 
Location. 32° 27.991′ N, 95° 13.021′ W. Marker is near Winona, Texas, in Smith County. Marker is on Harris Creek Church Road (County Road 336) 0.2 miles south of County Road 41, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13720 Harris Creek Church Road, Winona TX 75792, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harris Creek Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Scouts of Texas Army (here, next to this marker); Elisha Everett Lott
View of marker on left in front of cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
2. View of marker on left in front of cemetery entrance.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); Camp Fannin (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Fannin Internment Camp (approx. 2.8 miles away); Camp Fannin, Texas (approx. 2.9 miles away); Our Land - Our Heritage (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Baptist Church of Winona (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winona.
 
Also see . . .  Service in Texas Rangers. (Submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionPatriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWar, Texas Independence
 
Marker located to left of church. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
3. Marker located to left of church.
Church is now called the Burning Bush Baptist Church.
Nearest intersection with directions signs to cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 16, 2015
4. Nearest intersection with directions signs to cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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