“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Ellis County Texas Historical Markers

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By Larry D. Moore, May 8, 2018
Chambers' Creek Marker Area
Texas (Ellis County), Forreston — 7088 — Chambers' Creek
Named in honor of Thomas Jefferson Chambers (1802-1865) to whom the first land grant within present Ellis County was made in 1834 by the Mexican government Also known as Howe's Settlement in honor of William R. Howe, first settler in . . . — Map (db m117286) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Italy — 7153 — General Edward H. Tarrant
3 miles northeast from here was buried General Edward H. Tarrant Veteran of the War of 1812, member of the Texas Congress and a courageous Indian fighter • Born in North Carolina, 1796 • Died in Parker County, Texas, August . . . — Map (db m117285) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Italy — 7109 — John Marr Hardeman
A soldier in the Army of Texas in 1836 • Born in Tennessee, Feb- ruary 2, 1804; died October 15, 1891 His wife Mary Hardeman Born in Tennessee, February 12, 1812 • Died February 19, 1857 — Map (db m117284) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Milford — 7117 — James McDaniel
Served in the Army of Texas in 1836 • Born in Alabama, September 10, 1810 • Died January 11, 1885 His wife Isabella Weir McDaniel Born in Alabama, March 8, 1818 • Died May 4, 1897 — Map (db m117283) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Milford — 7115 — Thomas J. Jordan
Soldier in the Texas Army in 1836 • Born in Tennessee June 17, 1808 • Died November 24, 1880 His wife Stacy Choate Jordan Born in Tennessee, October 15, 1816 • Died January 27, 1884 — Map (db m117282) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Rockett — 7083 — Bell's Chapel Cemetery
Founded 1875. Site for church and cemetery was given on Dec. 27, 1875, by local landowners John and Elizabeth Gibbons. This tract and some later purchases were deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church South. Church and cemetery were named in . . . — Map (db m93219) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Rockett — 11861 — Graves Cemetery
Robert Russell Graves (1814-1897) came from Alabama to Texas in 1838 with his wife Esther (Hinkle) Graves (1815-1865), their children, and her father Joseph Hinkle (1771-1859). They came to Ellis County in 1857 and settled on 510 acres purchased . . . — Map (db m139120) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Waxahachie — 7071 — Oak Lawn School
Oak Lawn began as an elementary school for blacks in 1887 on North Aiken Street. In 1893 the school moved to this site. By the end of the 19th Century, High School classes had been added to the curriculum. Two of the first graduates, Prince . . . — Map (db m135282) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Waxahachie — 7094 — Old Ellis County Jail
Due to overcrowding in the existing jail facility, this structure was completed in 1888. The Ellis County Commissioners Court awarded the contract to Pauly Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri. A round turret with conical . . . — Map (db m122133) HM
Texas (Ellis County), Waxahachie — 7137 — Parson's Cavalry — C.S.A.
Originally comprised of men from Ellis and surrounding counties. Organized for Civil War service at Rockett's Spring (4 mi. E. of this site), Sept. 1861, unit was trained and commanded by Col. William H Parsons, Mexican War veteran, colorful . . . — Map (db m52008) HM

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May. 26, 2020