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Texas (Harris County), Houston — John Austin Wharton
(Front:) Erected by the State of Texas to the memory of John Austin Wharton Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1806 Died at Houston, Texas December 17, 1838 (Rear:) Member of the General Council of the . . . — Map (db m129972) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10629 — John Cheevers
Came to Texas in 1829 Died in Houston in 1846 Participated in the Battle of San Jacinto as a member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company — Map (db m129919) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10755 — John Richardson
Came to Texas, 1834. In Captain James Gillaspie's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, May 25, 1840 — Map (db m129918) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10799 — John Viven
A member of Captain William Wood's company at San Jacinto Died in Houston, October 26, 1856 — Map (db m129912) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10655 — Joseph Ehlinger
Born in Alsace, France 1792 Died in Houston, Texas 1845 Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto — Map (db m129911) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10736 — Major Isaac N. Moreland
Born in Georgia. Came to Texas in 1834. Storming of Bexar, 1835. Commanded the artillery at San Jacinto. Made Major, July 20, 1836. Law partner of David G. Burnet, 1837. Died June 7, 1840 while Chief Justice of Harris County. Buried . . . — Map (db m129950) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10619 — Moses W. Brigham
A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company Battle of San Jacinto Died in Houston 1854 — Map (db m129953) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Old Harrisburg
The town was founded in 1836 by John Richardson Harris, a native of New York State and one of the "Old Three Hundred" Texas colonists. He died of yellow fever in 1829, while visiting in New Orleans. His wife, Jane Birdsall Harris, and the oldest of . . . — Map (db m62912) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10732 — Robert W. Montgomery
A member of Captain Henry Teal's company of Regulars at San Jacinto Died in Houston June, 1837 — Map (db m129970) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Site of Capitol of the Republic of Texas1837-38-39 & 42
Commemorating days when after her glorious struggle Texas stood an independent nation. — Map (db m116809) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — Texan Capture of Mexican DispatchesThe San Jacinto Campaign in Southwest Harris County
After the fall of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, Gen. Sam Houston led the Texan Army in retreat from Gonzales. The Mexican army under Gen. Santa Anna followed eastward from San Antonio. On April 14, while Houston's army was north of him, Santa Anna led . . . — Map (db m35917) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — The Capture of Santa Anna
This point is the approximate site of the capture of Santa Anna, the president of Mexico, and commander of the Mexican army-by James A. Sylvester, Joel W. Robison, Edward Miles, S.R. Bostick, Joseph Vermillion and Thompson, all soldiers of the Texas . . . — Map (db m60821) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10785 — William C. Swearingen
Born in Kentucky. Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania to fight for the freedom of Texas. A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company at San Jacinto. Died in Houston, December 24, 1839 "Kiss William . . . — Map (db m129971) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10652 — William Daniel Durham
Born in England in 1814 Participated in the capture of Bexar, December 5th to 10th, 1835. Served in Captain William J. E. Heard's company at San Jacinto and was Second Lieutenant in the Milam Guards when he died at Houston, Aug- . . . — Map (db m129916) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 15757 — William Gammell(October 18, 1812 - April 10, 1869)
William Gammell was born in Ayshire, Scotland. He and his parents immigrated to the United States, settling in Lowell, Massachusetts. Gammell arrived in Texas during the spring of 1836, where he enlisted in the Texian Army on April 5. He served in . . . — Map (db m122985) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10668 — William Gammell
Born in Scotland. Fought at San Jacinto in Captain A. H. Wyly's company. Died in Houston, April 10, 1869 and was buried here. His widow Jane McDaniel Gammell Died November 11, 1908 and was buried in the Glenwood . . . — Map (db m129951) HM
Texas (Harris County), Houston — 10783 — William S. Stilwell
A Private in Captain Isaac N. Moreland's company of Artillery at San Jacinto. Appointed Captain, December 26, 1836. Born in New York 1809. Died in Houston September 12, 1837 "Died in this city, on the 12th inst., suddenly, . . . — Map (db m129954) HM
Texas (Harris County), Humble — Joseph Dunman
Joseph Dunman Republic of Texas Early Humble Pioneer Born 1794 Louisiana Died 3 April 1859 Harris County Texas Born in Louisiana in 1794, Joseph Dunman served as a private in De clouet's Regiment in the Louisiana Militia during the . . . — Map (db m123003) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 8 — Advance Under Gen'l Rusk
No 8 Advance under Gen'l Rusk April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125965) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 17 — Almonte Captured
No 17 Almonte captured and greatest carnage of battle occurred. — Map (db m126842) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10606 — Battle of San Jacinto
At mid-afternoon April 21, 1836, two miles to the north, General Sam Houston with about 1,000 Texans in 18 minutes annihilated the 1,400-man army of Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, President of Mexico. Screened by trees and rising ground, . . . — Map (db m125882) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 7 — Burleson's Advance
No 7 Burleson's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125951) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 2 — Burleson's Camp
No 2 Burleson's Camp — Map (db m125964) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Captain William Wood
Commanded (The Kentucky Volunteers) Company A, First Regiment at San Jacinto Died at Houston, June 7, 1854 Erected by The State of Texas Reverse: "It is my desire that my body be buried on the battle grounds of San Jacinto . . . — Map (db m126244) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 12 — Cavalry Skirmish
No 12 Cavalry Skirmish under Sherman day before battle — Map (db m125998) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10639 — De Zavala Plaza
Name honors Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice President of Republic of Texas (Ad Interim, March 17-Oct. 17 1836). Born in Yucatan and educated in the Seminary of Ildefonso, De Zavala was an Ardent Liberal who was jailed 1814-1817 for political . . . — Map (db m119970) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10805 — Freeman Wilkinson
A member of Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company at San Jacinto. Died at Lynchburg in 1839 and was buried near his comrades who fell in battle. — Map (db m125926) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10 — Hockley's Advance
No 10 Hockley's Advance Artillery April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125952) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 19 — Houston Wounded
No 19 Houston wounded and horse killed under him during battle — Map (db m125956) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10708 — Isaac L. Jaques
Came to Texas in October, 1835. Fought at San Jacinto in Captain Thomas H. McIntire's company. Died at Lynchburg, August 6, 1836. — Map (db m90110) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 4 — Lamar's Camp
No 4 Lamar's Camp — Map (db m125963) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 20043 — Lynch's FerryOne Mile Northeast to Site of
A pioneer ferry of Texas under Mexico and the Republic. Established at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River, 1822, by Nathaniel Lynch, one of Stephen F. Austin's "Old Three Hundred" colonists. Usual charges at ferries like this . . . — Map (db m125910) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Men who fought at San Jacinto and in Army of the Confederacy
Dedicated to the memory of the men who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and later fought in the Army of the Confederacy Andrew Jackson Berry, Henry P. Brewster, Sion Record Bostic, Moses Austin Bryan, Rev. Anderson Buffington, Thos. . . . — Map (db m126246) WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 13 — Mexican Breastworks
No 13 Mexican Breastworks Cavalry Engagement Under Lamar April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125955) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 15 — Mexican Breastworks
No 15 Mexican Breastworks — Map (db m125999) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 14 — Mexican Cannon
No 14 Mexican Cannon — Map (db m126000) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10770 — Mexican Cavalry, Battle of San Jacinto
The Mexican Cavalry was on the left wing, Infantry and Artillery in the center behind a fortification of boxes and baggage, while the extreme right was far extended. — Map (db m125905) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 11 — Mexican Position
No 11 Mexican Position Apr 20, 1836 — Map (db m125953) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Mexican Surrender
Many of the Mexican soldiers who escaped the initial bloodshed were taken prisoner. After the Texans won the battle, they continued chasing down and killing Mexican soldiers. Few were allowed to surrender in the immediate aftermath. However, . . . — Map (db m125954) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 9 — Millard's Advance
No 9 Millard's Advance Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125948) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 3 — Millard's Camp
No 3 Millard's Camp — Map (db m125962) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10651 — Peter Jefferson Duncan
Participated in the capture of San Antonio in 1835 and served in the army in 1836 Born in New York in 1799 Died in Harris County, Texas in 1870 — Map (db m126009) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — Roster Company No. 6
Roster Company No. 6 James Gillaspie Captain Matthew Finch 1st. Lieut. A. L. Harrison 2nd. Lieut. R. H. Chadduck 1st. Sgt. Privates G. Grosby - J. S. Darling - Fielding Dedrick W. L. Ellis - Hezekiah Faris - Wm. Ferrell Wm. . . . — Map (db m126245) WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — San Jacinto Battleground Park
(part 1) The movement to set aside the San Jacinto Battleground as a patriotic shrine was begun in 1856, when a group of Texas veterans assembled here started a fund for a monument to the nine men who fell in the battle. In 1883 the . . . — Map (db m126008) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — San Jacinto MonumentSan Jacinto Battlefield
The early policies of Mexico toward her Texas colonists had been extremely liberal. Large grants of land were made to them, and no taxes or duties imposed. The relationship between the Anglo-Americans and Mexicans was cordial. But, following a . . . — Map (db m6702) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 16 — Santa Anna's Camp
No 16 Santa Anna's Camp — Map (db m126001) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 6 — Sherman's Advance
No 6 Sherman's Advance Left Wing Infantry April 21, 1836 — Map (db m125997) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 5 — Sherman's Camp
No 5 Sherman's Camp — Map (db m125967) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10767 — Site of Battle of San Jacinto, 1836
Near here on the afternoon of April 21, 1836, the army of The Republic of Texas commanded by General Sam Houston was drawn up to attack an invading Mexican army commanded by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. — Map (db m125909) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 20 — Site of Surrender of Santa Anna
Plaque on Front of Marker: This heritage live oak, planted as a living memorial, marks the site of surrender of Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna to Sam Houston, Commander-in-Chief of the Army of Texas. Dedicated to the heroes of . . . — Map (db m126006) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10752 — Site of the Home of Dr. George Moffit Patrick
Site of the home in 1836 of Dr. George Moffit Patrick 1801-1889 Pioneer surveyor • Here the Texas Army encamped after the Battle of San Jacinto and cabinet meet- ings were held — Map (db m53323) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — The B. R. Brigham Monument
North Side: Two Days Before the Battle This morning we are in preparation to meet Santa Anna. It is the only chance of saving Texas. From time to time I have looked for reinforcements in vain: We will only have about seven hundred men to . . . — Map (db m126243) HM WM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10768 — The Texas Army Attacked in Four Divisions
The Texas Army attacked in four divisions; the Cavalry on the right, commanded by Mirabeau B. Lamar; next, the Infantry under Lieutenant Colonel Henry Millard; the “Twin Sisters” cannon under Colonel Edward Burleson; the 2nd Regiment, . . . — Map (db m125883) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 1 — Twin Sisters
Marker Front: No 1 Site Twin Sisters April 20, 1836 Cannon Presented by Citizens of Cincinnati to Republic of Texas Supplemental Plaque: In grateful appreciation of the efforts of the citizens of Cincinnati, Ohio, whose . . . — Map (db m125950) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10771 — Will You Come to the Bower, Battle of San Jacinto
To the tune of “Will You Come to the Bower,” the Texans advanced; “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!” was their cry. With cannons and gunshot, clubs and Bowie knives they fought — no quarter was given; the rout . . . — Map (db m125908) HM
Texas (Harris County), La Porte — 10769 — Within A Few Minutes, Battle of San Jacinto Site
Within a few minutes the Battle of San Jacinto was over. According to General Houston's report 630 Mexicans lay dead on the field, 208 were wounded and 730 were taken prisoners. Money, arms and equipment were captured. The Texans had 9 killed and 30 . . . — Map (db m125906) HM
Texas (Harris County), Morgan's Point — Col. James Morgan
Although the original land grant went to Johnson Hunter in 1824 and the Point was owned by Nicholas Clopper from 1826 until 1835, it was James Morgan who gave the Point its name. Morgan purchased 1600 acres from Nicholas Clopper in December of . . . — Map (db m60899) HM
Texas (Harris County), Pasadena — 18 — Vince's Bridge
No 18 Site Vince's Bridge destroyed by military permission April 21, 1836 by Deaf Smith, John Coker, Denmore Reves, John Garner, John Rainwater, Moses Lapham, V.P. Alsbury. This historic deed is believed to have insured the . . . — Map (db m125957) HM
Texas (Harris County), Seabrook — Captain William Plunkett HarrisEarly Texas Entrepreneur and Pioneer Settler
New York native William Plunkett Harris (1797-1843) ran a steamboat line in partnership with Robert Wilson before moving to Texas in 1830. At Harrisburg, founded by his brother John Richardson Harris (d. 1829), for whom Harris County was named, he . . . — Map (db m35924) HM
Texas (Hays County), San Marcos — Gen. Antonio Gaona’s 1836 Campaign
During the War for Texas Independence, Mexican General Antonio Gaona marched his division up this road. Gaona had received his training in the Royal Spanish Army in his native Cuba. During the Mexican Revolution against Spain, however, he . . . — Map (db m69111) HM
Texas (Hays County), San Marcos — 10311 — Post San Marcos
The Republic of Texas Congress in Dec. 1838 called for military roads and forts from Red River to the Nueces. A road from Austin, joining El Camino Real near St. Mark's Springs, was designed for rapid communication between San Antonio and the . . . — Map (db m70967) HM
Texas (Hood County), Acton — 79 — Acton Cemetery
Location of Acton Historic Site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grave of Mrs. Elizabeth P. Crockett (1788-1860), widow of the Alamo hero David Crockett, and 2 of his children. In 1911 a monument and statue were erected to her memory. . . . — Map (db m138123) HM
Texas (Hood County), Acton — 6249 — Grave of Elizabeth Crockett
. . . — Map (db m139290) HM
Texas (Hood County), Acton — 6256 — Three Miles South to the Grave of Elizabeth Crockett
Three miles south to the grave of Elizabeth Crockett Wife of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo Died March 2, 1860 Age 74 — Map (db m137839) HM
Texas (Jackson County), Edna — 1567 — The Famous Lavaca-Navidad Meeting of 1835
At the cotton gin of William Millican, near here, on July 17, 1835, occurred the significant Lavaca-Navidad Meeting, held by pioneers living near the two rivers. James Kerr, the founder of Gonzales, was chairman and the Rev. S. C. A. Rogers, . . . — Map (db m124463) HM
Texas (Jackson County), Edna — 4745 — Site of Camp Independence
A part of the first army of the Texas Republic, under the command of General Felix Huston, and later of General Albert Sidney Johnston, was stationed here from December, 1836, until furloughed by order of President Sam Houston on May 18, 1837. . . . — Map (db m134420) HM
Texas (Jasper County), Jasper — 10469 — Stephen Williams, Sr.
Born in North Carolina 1764 Fought at Camden, Brier Creek and Eutaw Springs in the Revolutionary War and the capture of San Antonio, 1835 in the Texas Revolution. — Map (db m136728) HM
Texas (Kaufman County), Terrell — 8524 — Dr. L. E. Griffith Homeplace
Dr. L. E. Griffith Homeplace Built between 1853 & 1873 (prior to the town's incorporation) and unchanged since its construction, this plantation style raised cottage is typical of early Texas architecture. Unusual features include two front doors & . . . — Map (db m97910) HM
Texas (Kent County), Jayton — 2926 — Kent County
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Texas (Kinney County), Brackettville — 1243 — Dolores Townsite(About 8 miles south)
Only settlement founded in John Charles Beales' ill-fated Rio Grande colony of 1834-1836. Beales (1804-1878) -- empresario of 70,000,000 acres in present Southern and Western Texas and New Mexico -- was Texas' largest known land king. In 1833 he . . . — Map (db m82532) HM
Texas (Lamar County), Paris — 8214 — Paris
This site marks the first call for survey of the city of Paris, Republic of Texas, 1844. Geo. W. Wright, early settler, soldier in Texas War for Independence, congressman of the Republic, donated 50 acres of land for Lamar County Seat. Plat of lots, . . . — Map (db m97626) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 725 — Captain Leiper Willoughby
Came to Texas in 1831. Member Captain William H. Patton's Company at the Battle of San Jacinto. Served in the Vasquez Campaign and against the Indians in 1842. Died in 1874. — Map (db m132421) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 2860 — Joseph Kent
Came to Texas about 1832 Fought in the Texas War for Independence at Bexar, 1835 and at San Jacinto, 1836 Died in Lavaca County, 1849 — Map (db m132420) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 3958 — Paul Scarborough
Came to Texas in 1835 Served in the Texas Army from October 3 to December 14, 1835 Member Company D, First Regiment Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto, 1836 — Map (db m132422) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Hallettsville — 5106 — Stephen Tucker Foley
Came to Texas in 1834 Served in the Army of Texas, 1836 A member of Captain William Heard's Company of Citizen Soldiers at the Battle of San Jacinto — Map (db m132423) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Shiner — 16962 — Half Moon
The community of Half Moon was first mentioned in a 1689 account from Gov. Alonso de Leon's expedition when the group encountered a Native American tribe that called Half Moon their home. The area was known as Half Moon due to the peculiar shape of . . . — Map (db m68496) HM
Texas (Lavaca County), Shiner — 2458 — Herder Half Moon Place
This Greek revival home (200 yds. N) was built in the 1880s by George Herder (1818-1887), veteran of the Texas Revolution and pioneer farmer and rancher in the Half Moon community. A son, William (d. 1940), later ran a butcher shop and farmed the . . . — Map (db m68497) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Dayton — 9683 — The Runaway Scrape
Famous flight of Texians to escape Santa Anna's invading Mexican army. Tales of the Alamo butchery on March 6, 1836, and the continuing retreat of Gen. Sam Houston's army prompted colonists to abandon homes and property and seek refuge in east . . . — Map (db m128333) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 17840 — James B. Woods
James B. Woods, the third representative of the Municipality of Liberty to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence, was born on January 21, 1802 in Kentucky. He arrived in Texas in 1830 and settled in the Atascosito Libertad area of Mexico (now . . . — Map (db m116825) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9677 — Mexican Hill
Following the decisive Battle of San Jacinto in the Texas War for Independence, most of the Mexicans captured in the battle were taken to Galveston. Problems concerning a lack of provisions and the threat of attack persuaded Texas President David G. . . . — Map (db m128334) HM
Texas (Liberty County), Liberty — 9687 — Seven Pines
Benjamin Franklin Hardin (1803-1878) came to this area with other members of his family in 1826. Settling in the Atascosito District of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Texas, Franklin Hardin was named surveyor of the district in 1834. As a member of . . . — Map (db m116711) HM
Texas (Matagorda County), Bay City — 18864 — Matagorda County
Early home of the Karankawa Indians. Landing place of LaSalle in 1685. Settled 1822-1836 by colonists of Stephen F. Austin. The municipality of Matagorda organized under the Mexican Government on March 6, 1834. Became on March 17, 1836, Matagorda . . . — Map (db m120752) HM
Texas (Medina County), Hondo — 332 — Battle of the Arroyo Hondo
In 1842 the Mexican Army launched three invasions into Texas to reclaim territory lost during the Texas Revolution. Col. Rafael Vasquez's Army briefly occupied San Antonio in March, and in July Texans fought with Col. Antonio Canales' forces near . . . — Map (db m81867) HM
Texas (Milam County), Cameron — 7984 — Ben Milam
(Front Panel) Milam (Right Panel) Benjamin Rush Milam born in Kentucky 1788. Soldier in the War of 1812. Trader with the Texas Comanche Indians 1818. Colonel in the Long Expedition in 1820. . . . — Map (db m129324) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7865 — Former Homesite of Joseph L. Bennett
Joseph L. Bennett, who came to Texas in 1834 and settled in this area, joined the Texas army in early 1836. As captain of a company of local volunteers, he left this area about March 1, 1836, to lead his troops to aid Texan forces at the Alamo. Upon . . . — Map (db m56760) HM
Texas (Montgomery County), Montgomery — 7917 — William S. Taylor
A San Jacinto Veteran Died February 2, 1869 — Map (db m128619) HM
Texas (Morris County), Daingerfield — 7851 — Morris County
Created and organized in 1875, with Daingerfield as county seat. Named for William W. Morris (1805-1883), who came to Texas in 1849, when the Civil War began in 1861, was in 8th Legislature that armed the state, enacted soldiers' families' relief . . . — Map (db m119468) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — "The Treaty"sculpted by Michael Boyett
The date was February 23, 1836, and the situation for Texas was desperate. Santa Anna with about 6,000 troops was on the march towards the Alamo with the intent of smashing the small, poorly-organized, and ill-equipped army of Texans along with . . . — Map (db m29822) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — Battle of NacogdochesAugust 2, 1832
Armed with nothing more than shotguns and various types of hunting weapons, the national militia of Nacogdoches, aided by militias from Ayres, Teneha, Sabine, Bevil, Settlement, and San Augustine, fired the opening guns of the Texas Revolution . . . — Map (db m29460) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9252 — Battle of Nacogdoches(August 2, 1832)
One of the opening actions of the Texas War for Independence, this battle occurred soon after settlers drove out the Mexican garrisons at Anahuac and Velasco. In 1932 Col. Jose De las Piedras, in command of over 300 soldiers here, ordered the . . . — Map (db m29606) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9399 — Charles S. Taylor(1808 - 1865)
Site of the home of Charles S. Taylor (1808 - 1865) Citizen of Nacogdoches, 1830-1865. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Land commissioner and Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County. Born in London, England, in 1808. Died . . . — Map (db m27180) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9398 — Charles Standfield Taylor
Land commissioner of East Texas, 1883. A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836. Chief Justice of Nacogdoches County, 1837. District Attorney, 1839. Rio Grande land commissioner, 1854. Born in London, England 1808. Died November 1, . . . — Map (db m27210) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — Eugenia Sterne ParkA Deed of Affection from Sam Houston
March 2―Texas Independence Day in 1836―was the birthday of Sam Houston in 1783 and of Eva Helena Eugenia Sterne in 1829. On October 25, 1841, Republic of Texas President Sam Houston presented the land of this present-day Eugenia Sterne . . . — Map (db m29841) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9271 — Haden Edwards
Empresario Leader of the Fredonian Rebellion, 1826-27 Sent to the United States to raise funds for the Texas Revolution, 1836 A leader in the development of a nation.Born in Virginia August 12, 1771 Died August 14, 1849 His wife Susan . . . — Map (db m27412) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9356 — Home of Adolphus Sterne
A pioneer citizen of Nacogdoches. Born in Cologne, Germany, April 5, 1801. Alcalde at Nacogdoches under the Mexican Government, member of the Congress of the Republic of Texas. Died March 27, 1859. Buried in Nacogdoches. Here General Sam Houston . . . — Map (db m29575) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9347 — Homesite of John S. Roberts(1796-1871)
A native of Virginia, came to Texas in 1826. An active participant in the struggle for Texas Independence. One of the leaders in Battle of Nacogdoches. Delegate to Consultation, November 3, 1835. Commanded the Nacogdoches Company in storming of . . . — Map (db m29705) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9346 — John S. Roberts
Sheriff in Natchitoches Louisiana in 1826. One of the leaders in Battle of Nacogdoches. Member of Consultation 1835. Commanded the Nacogdoches company in storming of Bexar, 1835. Signer of Texas Declaration of Independence. Born in Virginia, July 13 . . . — Map (db m27222) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 14133 — Milam Lodge #2, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Texas
The Masonic Lodge in Nacogodoches is the oldest in the state still operating in its original location. Before the organization of a Grand Lodge in Texas, Louisiana Masons granted dispensation for individual lodges here. Three lodges, Holland (No.36) . . . — Map (db m29700) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 12102 — Oak Grove Cemetery
Originally called "American Cemetery," Oak Grove Cemetery is located on the 1826 land grant of Empresario Haden Edwards. The leader of the 1826 Fredonian Rebellion, Edwards is interred here. The earliest marked burial on this site is that of . . . — Map (db m117574) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9345 — On this site stood the old "Red House"
Headquarters of Colonel Jose de las Piedras, commander of the Mexican garrison in Nacogdoches, 1827-1839. The property, after the Texas Revolution, of General Thomas J. Rusk. Served as classrooms for the University of Nacogdoches, 1845-1852. — Map (db m29325) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9253 — Site of Bivouac and Banquet for The New Orleans' Greys
Led by Adolphus Sterne, citizens of Nacogdoches helped outfit a volunteer force, the New Orleans' Greys, to fight in the Texas War for Independence. One company of Greys traveled overland to San Antonio by way of Nacogdoches in Nov. 1835. The 50-100 . . . — Map (db m29576) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9302 — Site of the Home of Juan Antonio Padilla
A native of Nacogdoches. Land Commissioner, 1829. Vice-Governor of the State of Coahuila and Texas. Active in the Texas Revolution. Died in Houston in July, 1859. His wife, Maria Montes del Padilla, Died here, August 14, 1846. — Map (db m29295) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9348 — Site of the Home of Thomas J. Rusk1803 - 1857
Soldier - Statesman of the Republic of Texas - A hero of San Jacinto - Commander-In-Chief of the army 1836 - Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, 1839 - President of the Constitutional Convention, 1845 - United States Senator, 1846 - He called . . . — Map (db m27122) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — Thomas Jefferson Rusk
Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas, Brigadier General of the Army and hero at San Jacinto, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas, United States Senator, he was a soldier, . . . — Map (db m27798) HM
Texas (Nacogdoches County), Nacogdoches — 9275 — William ("Bill") GoyensTexas' First Black Capitalist — 1794-1856 —
Born a slave in South Carolina, 1794 Escaped to Texas in 1821 Rendered valuable assistance to the Army of Texas, 1836 Interpreter for the Houston-Forbes Treaty with the Cherokees, 1836 Acquired wealth and was noted for his charity Died at . . . — Map (db m29461) HM
Texas (Nueces County), Corpus Christi — 213 — Artesian Park and Sulphur Well
After a convention of Republic of Texas citizens accepted terms on July 4, 1845, for annexation to the United States, General Zachary Taylor brought 4,000 men of the U.S. 3rd infantry to Corpus Christi to defend the embryonic state from Indians or . . . — Map (db m134467) HM
Texas (Nueces County), Corpus Christi — 6338 — Captain Enrique Villarreal and Rincón del Oso Land Grant
A soldier, colonist, Indian fighter, and explorer, Captain Enrique Villarreal at one time held title to most of the land that now constitutes Nueces County. The Rincón del Oso land grant, encompassing approximately 44,000 acres, was awarded to . . . — Map (db m118088) HM
Texas (Panola County), Carthage — 10813 — Jonathan Anderson
Kentucky native Jonathan "Old Shelby" Anderson, a grandson of American Revolution veteran Bailey Anderson, settled in this area when Texas was part of Mexico. He served in the Texas Revolution and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto. In 1848 he . . . — Map (db m105277) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 152 — Amon B. King
In the early morning of March 14, 1836, twenty eight Texans under Captain Amon B. King separated from Col. William Ward's command in the mission church and late that day in a wood on the west bank of Mission River a half mile below the town fought a . . . — Map (db m34071) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 1482 — Empresario James Power(1781-1852)
Born in Ireland, Colonial James Power came to New Orleans in 1809 and to Texas in 1823. With fellow Irish Empresario James Hewetson (1796-1870), he was awarded contracts to settle Irish Catholic and Mexican families between the Guadalupe and Lavaca . . . — Map (db m33783) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 2652 — Irish Immigrants in Refugio
The history of settlement in Refugio is closely associated with Ballygarrett, County Wexford, Ireland. Irish natives James Powers (c.1788-1852) and James Hewetson (1796-1870), both of whom immigrated to the United States in the early 19th century . . . — Map (db m34027) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 5616 — The Urrea Oaks
By tradition, camping place in March 1836, during Texas War for Independence, of Gen. Jose Urrea of Mexico. Strategically located, this was Urrea's staging area. Capt. Amon B. King came from Goliad with his Texas volunteers to support the Refugio . . . — Map (db m33704) HM
Texas (Refugio County), Refugio — 5934 — Yucatan Soldiers' Burial Site
General Jose Urrea, governor of his native state of Durango, Mexico, was dispatched northeastward early in 1836 by Dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, to fight against the Texas colonists in their uprising for independence. Because of his . . . — Map (db m134510) HM
Texas (Runnels County), Norton — 3259 — Maverick
Founded in the 1870’s. Named for Samuel A. Maverick (1803-1870), who came to Texas 1835. Fought in the Texas War for Independence. In Secession Convention, 1861, he was made one of the commissioners to negotiate surrender of United States troops in . . . — Map (db m95277) HM
Texas (Sabine County), Hemphill — 7576 — Sabine County
A borderland between Spain and the United States, 1803-1819...Entry for many Anglo-American colonists and travelers after 1820, first included in the municipality of Nacogdoches; After 1832 in the municipality of San Augustine; On December 15, 1835, . . . — Map (db m107169) HM
Texas (Sabine County), Milam — 13641 — John C. Hale
John C. Hale, one of nine patriots killed at the Battle of San Jacinto, was born in Scott County, Virginia on April 3, 1806. He married Barshaba Miller in his home state in 1830, and by 1835 moved with his wife and children to Sabine County. They . . . — Map (db m29876) HM
Texas (Sabine County), Milam — 11044 — Milam
Founded in 1828 as Red Mound Named in 1835 for Benjamin Rush Milam Seat of justice of Sabine municipality, 1835; of Sabine County, 1837-58. Incorporated December 29, 1837. Internal Revenue post during the Republic headquarters of the Quartermaster's . . . — Map (db m29875) HM
Texas (San Augustine County), San Augustine — 7646 — Thompson Family
Dr. Samuel (1765-1843) and Precious Wofford (d. 1841) Thompson and their sons were among the earliest settlers of this area. Samuel Thompson served as alcalde of the San Augustine municipality and later organized area churches and schools. . . . — Map (db m31107) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 330 — Battle of San Patricio
The battle of San Patricio was fought in the streets of Old San Patricio at 3:00 A.M. on February 27, 1836. The general council of the provisional government of Texas had instructed Francis W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant to lead an independent . . . — Map (db m122042) HM
Texas (San Patricio County), San Patricio — 4550 — San Patricio de Hibernia
Founded in 1830 by John McMullen and James McGloin as the seat of their Irish colony under an empressario contract dated August 17, 1828 which was fulfilled by the empresarios 1830-1835. Named in honor of Saint Patrick the Patron Saint of . . . — Map (db m77532) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — 16347 — Dr. Jack Shackelford(March 20, 1790 - January 22, 1857)
Physician and military commander, Jack Shackelford, was born in Richmond, Virginia. He earned an M.D. degree and in 1811, moved to Winnsboro, South Carolina, where he opened his first practice and met Maria Youngue, whom he married. Shackelford . . . — Map (db m85600) HM
Texas (Shackelford County), Albany — Georgia Battalion Memorial
In Honor of the Georgia Battalion Georgia was the only state in the Union to supply arms from its state arsenal when her sons came to Texas to join the fight for freedom. The Georgia Battalion of 5 companies of volunteers came as a . . . — Map (db m94068) HM WM
Texas (Shelby County), Center — 7694 — Shelby County
Part of the neutral ground, 1803–1819. Settled by Anglo-Americans, 1824–1836. In 1833 a district of the Municipality of Nacogdoches, known as Tenehaw. In 1835 became municipality of Tenehaw with Nashville as the seat of government. . . . — Map (db m111000) HM
Texas (Smith County), Winona — 7770 — Nicholas Wren 1807-1859
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 . . . — Map (db m88745) HM
Texas (Starr County), Roma — 5380 — The Mier Expedition
A body of Texans intent on invading Mexico camped here on December 21, 1842. After being made prisoners at Salado, Mexico, they drew beans, white for life in prison, black for death. 17 members of the expedition were shot by order of General . . . — Map (db m119463) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 13929 — African Americans in the Texas Revolution
Many African Americans, free and slave, supported Texas during its 1835-36 war of independence from Mexico. Although official recognition of the African American role was generally denied, recorded accounts of individual acts of bravery and . . . — Map (db m25746) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15300 — Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson
Here sleep Capt. and Mrs. Chauncey Johnson. Capt. Johnson was born in Burlington, Vermont May 1, 1798. Served in the War of 1812. Came to Texas in 1840. Captured by General Adrian Woll at San Antonio, September 11, 1842 and imprisoned in Mexico. . . . — Map (db m25696) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14985 — Capt. Jesse Billingsley
A soldier in the Army of Texas, 1835. Commander of Company C. First Regiment, Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. Member of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Republic. Participated in the Woll Campaign, 1842. Member of the Senate, 5th and 8th . . . — Map (db m25775) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14871 — Captain Andrew Briscoe
Born in Mississippi November 25, 1810. Came to Texas in 1833. A volunteer in the Army at Anahuac, 1835. Commanded a company at the Capture of San Antonio, 1835. Signed the Texas Declaration of Independence. Commanded a company at San Jacinto. First . . . — Map (db m25676) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15334 — Col. Lewis Miles Hobbs WashingtonDec. 2, 1813 - Feb. 1857
Georgia native Lewis Washington came to Texas about 1835 and joined the revolutionary forces at San Antonio. A member of Col. Fannin’s staff, he served with the Georgia battalion at Refugio and Goliad. He was appointed to an office in Sam Houston’s . . . — Map (db m26725) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14473 — Daniel Shipman
Participated in the disturbance at Anahuac June, 1832 and the storming and capture of Bexar, December 5 to 10, 1835. Born in North Carolina February 20, 1801. Died in Goliad County, Texas March 4, 1881. Eliza Hancock Shipman Wife of Daniel . . . — Map (db m25666) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14888 — Dr. George Moffit Patrick
A volunteer at Anahuac, 1832. Member of the Consultation, 1835. Commander of the schooner “Flash”, 1836. Most Worshipful Grand Master Grand (Masonic) Lodge of Texas, 1848-49. Born in Virginia, September 30, 1801. Died in Grimes County, . . . — Map (db m44241) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15014 — Dr. Thomas Jefferson Gazley
(front) Born in New York, January 8, 1801. Died in Bastrop County, Texas, October 31, 1853. Doctor-lawyer, soldier, legislator. (back) Delegate to the Second Convention of Texas, 1833 * Physician in the Army of Texas, . . . — Map (db m25888) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15113 — Gen. George W. Terrell
Born in Kentucky 1803. Came to Texas in 1840 from Mississippi. Associate Justice, Supreme Court, 1840. Secretary of State, 1841. Attorney General, 1841-42. Charge d'affairs of the Republic of Texas to England, France and Spain 1844-45. Died in . . . — Map (db m25693) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14984 — General Moseley Baker
Commanded Co. D., First Regiment of Texas Volunteers at San Jacinto. A member of 1st and 3rd Congresses of the Republic and later a Brigadier General of Militia. Born in Virginia Sept. 20, 1802. Died in Houston, Texas Nov. 4, 1848. His wife Eliza . . . — Map (db m25765) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15541 — George Weedon
Permanently wounded in the Battle of San Jacinto while serving in Captain William S. Fisher's company Died January 18, 1842 near Old Cincinnati in Walker County, Texas — Map (db m44785) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14643 — Governor Elisha Marshall Pease
In 1835 E.M. Pease migrated to Texas from his native Connecticut. He joined the Texian forces at the Battle of Gonzales, Oct. 2, 1835, which initiated the Texas War for Independence. In the early days of the Republic, he worked as a government clerk . . . — Map (db m26210) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15055 — Henry Smith
Henry Smith (1788-1851) immersed himself in public affairs soon after arriving in Texas in 1827. Initially a local political leader in what is now Brazoria County, he was appointed in 1835 as a delegate to the San Felipe Consultation, which met to . . . — Map (db m26540) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14704 — James Allison York
Participated in the Capture of San Antonio, 1835 A member of Capt. Moseley Baker's company at San Jacinto Born in Kentucky on July 4, 1800 Died in Lavaca County, Texas February 6, 1869 — Map (db m44789) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15533 — James G. Wilkinson
A member of Capt. Wm. W. Hill’s Company at San Jacinto. Born in Kentucky March 5, 1805. Died in Lee County, Texas August 15, 1848. Here also sleeps Amanda Wilkinson, wife of James G. Wilkinson. — Map (db m25738) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14103 — James Wales Jones
Born in Georgia, 1797 One of the “Old Three Hundred” Austin colonists A soldier in the Texas War for Independence Died 1847 His wife, Hetty Stiles Jones Died 1899 — Map (db m26001) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 16097 — John Crittenden Duval
Escaped the massacre March 27, 1836 and was the last survivor of Fannin's Army to die Born in Kentucky in 1816 Died in Fort Worth, Texas January 15, 1897 — Map (db m117215) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15075 — John Edward Lewis
A member of Captain W. J. F. Heard's Company in the Battle of San Jacinto. Born in New York City, October 3, 1808, died April 1, 1892. His wife Anna (Scott) Lewis Born in Albany, N. Y. 1812 died May 24, 1896. — Map (db m25690) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14844 — John Hawkins Singleton
Served in the Army of Texas, 1836, the Army of the United States in the Mexican War, 1846, the Confederate Army, 1861-1865. Born in Kentucky June 25, 1818. Died in Ellis County, Texas August 3, 1884. His wife Rebecca Ann (Barker) Singleton. Born . . . — Map (db m26536) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14153 — Joseph Baker
Born in Maine 1804. Died in Austin, Texas July 11, 1846. One of the founders of “The Telegraph and Texas Register” at San Felipe de Austin, October 10, 1835. A soldier at San Jacinto. First Chief Justice of Bexar County, 1836. Member of . . . — Map (db m25767) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14315 — Josephus Hornsby
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 . . . — Map (db m82359) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14070 — Martin Parmer
Born in Virginia, June 4, 1778. Died in Jasper County, March 2, 1850. A delegate to the Constitutional Convention of Missouri, 1821. Senator in Legislature of Missouri. Second in command in the Fredonian War in Texas, 1826. Member of the . . . — Map (db m26205) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Offices Of The War Department And The Adjutant GeneralThe Republic of Texas
Three double log houses built on this site in 1839 shortly after Austin was selected as the site for the capital of the Republic of Texas served as the offices for the War Department and the Adjutant General. Here Albert Sidney Johnston and Branch . . . — Map (db m100730) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14442 — Old Quarry Site
Limestone quarried at this site was hauled to Congress Avenue by oxen and used in constructing the 1853 Texas Capitol Building. The structure burned in 1881, but stone from the Capitol ruins was later used in several Austin building projects. The . . . — Map (db m95577) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14891 — Philip Walker
A soldier in the Army of Texas. Arrived at San Jacinto April 22, 1836. Born in South Carolina March 11, 1815. Died in Johnson County, Texas July 11, 1897. His wife Elizabeth (Cooper) Walker. Born in Tennessee October 21, 1827. Died in Johnson . . . — Map (db m25677) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14281 — Richard Ellis
Born in Virginia February 14, 1781. Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, 1820. Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and President of the Constitutional Convention, 1836. Senator in the Congress of the Republic of Texas, . . . — Map (db m25858) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — Shoal Creek
Native Americans, settlers and cattle drovers crossed the river here where Shoal Creek's sand made the water shallow. During Republic days Vice President Mirabeau Lamar camped here, near the village of Waterloo while hunting . . . — Map (db m27244) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15158 — Susanna W. Dickinson1814-1883
Almaron and Susanna Dickinson settled in Gonzales about 1835 as members of DeWitt’s colony. Present with her daughter, Angelina, when the Alamo fell in March 1836, Susanna witnessed the deaths of Almaron and the other Texans. She was released by . . . — Map (db m25849) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 14722 — The Archive War
In 1839 Austin became the capital of the Republic of Texas. The National Archives – state papers and land titles – were housed on Congress Avenue. In 1842, after Mexican armies seized San Antonio and seemed likely to capture Austin, many . . . — Map (db m100623) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15273 — Thomas Pliney Plaster
Who manned one of the Twin Sisters Cannon at the Battle of San Jacinto and was a veteran of the Mexican War, 1847. Born in Tennessee June 6, 1804. Died March 27, 1861. — Map (db m26236) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15306 — Willis Avery
A member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company at San Jacinto. Born in North Carolina October 15, 1809. Died in Williamson County, Texas July 17, 1889. His wife, Elzina (Weeks) Avery. Born in Missouri November 10, 1812. Died in Williamson County, . . . — Map (db m25760) HM
Texas (Travis County), Austin — 15484 — Winslow Turner
Born in Missouri 1811 Died in Bastrop County, Texas May 6, 1880 Participated in the Battle of Gonzales October 2, 1835 Served in the Texas Army, 1836 and in the Woll Campaign, 1842 — Map (db m44739) HM
Texas (Travis County), Garfield — 14127 — Haynie Chapel Methodist Church
Founded 1839, in the Republic of Texas by Rev. John Haynie (1789-1860). First church was of logs, and located a mile north, on land of Andrew Deavers Houston. This building, the third, was put up in 1907. Plaque erected by Houston . . . — Map (db m79025) HM
Texas (Travis County), Manor — Lockwood Cemetery
This cemetery was set aside out of land settled by Gordon C. Jennings (1782-1836), his wife, Catherine (1790-1867), and four children who came from Missouri in 1833 as part of Stephen F. Austin’s “Little Colony.” Gordon was the oldest . . . — Map (db m101544) HM
Texas (Travis County), Webberville — 14679 — George Self
A member of Captain Jesse Billingsley’s company at the Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 Died in March, 1856. — Map (db m82683) HM
Texas (Travis County), Webberville — 14131 — James Euwin Edmiston1820-1892
An Arkansas native, James Euwin Edmiston came to Texas in 1835, settling near present Webberville. He was a Texas Ranger during the Texas Revolution, and took part in several Indian battles in this area. He was involved in the Woll Expedition and . . . — Map (db m82678) HM
Texas (Van Zandt County), Edom — 11374 — Adren Anglin(Feb. 14, 1796 - Jan. 10, 1865)
. . . — Map (db m105484) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6538 — Agapito De Leon(1808-1836) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Born in Texas; fourth son of empresario Don Martín de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and city of Victoria. Agapito de Leon was active in the colony's affairs, a Texas patriot during the War for Independence from Mexico, a skilled Indian fighter, . . . — Map (db m95852) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6540 — Felix de Leon(1806-1850) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Born in Texas; third son of the Empresario Don Martin de Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Felix de Leon was held hostage on a pirate ship about 1822, to force his father to comply with buccaneer demands. Later he became active . . . — Map (db m95814) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6541 — Fernando de Leon(1798-1853) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Eldest son of empresario Martin de Leon. Came with parents from interior of Mexico to Texas, the northermost province, about 1800. Worked with his fathter in founding De Leon Colony and city of Victoria in 1820s. He was a commissioner of the colony . . . — Map (db m95700) HM
Texas (Victoria County), Victoria — 6544 — Silvestre de Leon(1802-1842) — Pioneer Colony Developer and Texas Patriot —
Son of the Empresario Martín de Leon, founder of the De Leon Colony and City of Victoria. Silvestre de Leon was active in the Catholic church, served as alcalde of Victoria, and had other commissions. An Indian fighter and soldier, he was taken . . . — Map (db m95756) HM WM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — Law Office (Sam Houston)
Law office built and used at various periods of his later life by Sam Houston: Soldier, Statesman, Master Mason. — Map (db m8081) HM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — 8457 — Sam Houston
Born March 2, 1793, in Rockbridge County, Va.; son of Samuel and Elizabeth Houston. Moved to Tennessee in 1807 with widowed mother and her family. In 1813 joined U.S. Army under Gen. Andrew Jackson, with whom he formed lifetime friendship and . . . — Map (db m8072) HM
Texas (Walker County), Huntsville — The Sam Houston Monument
The present monument was erected by the State of Texas and unveiled on April 21, 1911, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. Among several thousand spectators present were Houston family members, State officials, the two surviving . . . — Map (db m82312) HM
Texas (Washington County), Brenham — 8412 — George Washington Petty
A San Jacinto veteran Born in Tennessee April 7, 1812 Died July 27, 1901 — Map (db m118768) HM WM
Texas (Washington County), Brenham — 8418 — Home Built in 1845 by General Jerome B. Robertson(1815-1891)
A captain in the army of the Republic of Texas 1836 A captain in the Somervell Expedition 1842 Representative and Senator in the Texas Legislature Brigadier General of Hood's Brigade C. S. A. — Map (db m118705) HM
Texas (Washington County), Brenham — 8361 — La Bahia Road
One of the first overland routes used by European explorers of Texas, La Bahia Road was originally an east-west Indian trail in southeastern Texas and Louisiana. Earlier it may have been an animal trail. Although not as famous, or long, as El Camino . . . — Map (db m27787) HM
Texas (Washington County), Washington — 8381 — Andrew Robinson, Sr.
First settler of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colonists to arrive in Texas. Came November 1821 with his wife Nancy and 2 children. In 1824 he received title to over 9,000 acres of land and was made a Captain in the colonial militia. The town of . . . — Map (db m131018) HM
Texas (Washington County), Washington — 8323 — George Campbell Childress
Born in Nashville, Tennessee, January 8, 1804. Died in Galveston, Texas, October 6, 1841. Before coming to Texas in December 1835, he assisted in raising funds and securing volunteers for the Army of Texas. Delegate from the Municipality of Milam to . . . — Map (db m131019) HM
Texas (Washington County), Washington — 8399 — Washington County
To the memory of those courageous souls, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention held here March 1-17, 1836 who declared Texas free, organized a Republic, and framed its constitution Jessie B. Badgett Dr. George . . . — Map (db m131017) HM
Texas (Washington County), Washington — 8404 — Washington-on-the-Brazos
This village — site of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first capital of the Republic of Texas — began in 1822 as a ferry crossing. Here the historic La Bahia Road (now Ferry Street) spanned the Brazos River. . . . — Map (db m72114) HM
Texas (Wharton County), Hungerford — 4873 — Site of Post West Bernard Station(3.5 Mi. NW)
In the summer of 1837 Post West Bernard Station was established as an ordnance depot of the army of The Republic of Texas. Its location on the West Bernard River was strategic in protecting Houston, then capital of Texas, from possible invasion by . . . — Map (db m124425) HM
Texas (Wharton County), Wharton — 4895 — Site of the Home of Robert McAlpin Williamson
Born in Georgia in 1806 Editor "The Texas Gazette" and "The Mexican Citizen," pioneer Texas newspapers Active in the Revolution Member of the Supreme Court of the Republic, 1836-1839 Member of Texas Legislature 1846-1849 Died . . . — Map (db m120597) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Georgetown — John McQueen TaylorApril 24, 1812 – March 14, 1887
Tennessee native John McQueen Taylor came to Texas with his family in 1829 as a settler in the Empresario Grant of Lorenzo de Zavala. Taylor fought in the Anahuac disturbances of 1834 and later, as a soldier in the Texas army, he participated in the . . . — Map (db m23483) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Georgetown — 13919 — Judge Greenleaf Fisk — (May 19, 1807 – Jan. 26, 1888) —
Born in Albany, New York, Greenleaf Fisk was the son of a Presbyterian minister. He began preparation for the ministry himself but left his studies to migrate to the Texas frontier. In 1834 he settled in Bastrop. There he joined a company of . . . — Map (db m4408) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Jarrell — 14009 — Daniel Harrison
Tennessee native Daniel Harrison (1816-1870) migrated to Texas in 1835. He served with Texan forces during the Texas Revolution, and as a volunteer for the Republic’s militia. He was in the 1839 Battle of the Neches. In 1840, Harrison married Nancy . . . — Map (db m28812) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Liberty Hill — 9093 — Manuel Flores
In this vicinity, Manuel Flores, an emissary of the Mexican government, with a small group of men conveying ammunition to the Indians on the Lampasas River, was surprised by Rangers under Lieutenant J. O. Rice in May, 1839, and killed. — Map (db m101696) HM
Texas (Williamson County), Taylor — 9327 — James O. Rice
South Carolina-born James O. Rice migrated to Texas by 1835 and served in the Texas Army during the War for Independence. In early days of the Republic of Texas, he protected frontier settlements as part of a Texas Ranger company. On May 17, 1839, . . . — Map (db m75834) HM
Texas (Zapata County), San Ygnacio — 3790 — Old Ramireño
Old Ramireño was located on land granted to Don Jose Luis Ramirez by the King of Spain in 1784. Part of the colonization effort of Col. Jose de Escandon, Ramirez' grant was designated as Porcion 5. A resident of Revilla (now Guerrero), . . . — Map (db m119471) HM
Virginia (James City County), Jamestown — TexasQuadricentennial Plaza — Jamestown Settlement —
Capital-Austin

Spain established several missions and controlled the region until 1821 when Mexico gained its independence. At that time, the United States reached agreement with Mexico allowing Americans to colonize the territory, and Stephen . . . — Map (db m97414) HM

Virginia (Rockbridge County), Lexington — A-52 — Birthplace of Sam Houston
In a cabin on the hilltop to the east Sam Houston was born, March 2, 1793. As commander-in-chief of the Texas army, he won the battle of San Jacinto, which secured Texan independence, April 21, 1836. He was President of Texas, 1836-1838, 1841-1844; . . . — Map (db m32087) HM
Virginia (Rockbridge County), Lexington — Birthplace of Sam Houston
On March 2, 1793, the noted soldier and statesman Sam Houston was born in a log cabin on a nearby knoll. Houston served with distinction in the U.S. Army and later as a congressman and governor of Tennessee before moving to Texas in the 1830s. In . . . — Map (db m32089) HM

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