Uncovered Texas


Sayers, J. D., Governor

(September 23, 1841 - May 15, 1929) Joseph Draper Sayers moved to Bastrop with his father, Dr. David Sayers in 1851. His battlefield valor won him post of adjutant general of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He married Ada Walton, and after Ada died, Orline (Lena) Walton. He was a Mason, a Methodist layman, a civic leader, and a lawyer. In 1873 he served as state senator from Bastrop. He was lieutenant governor, 1879-81; United States congressman, 1885-99; and governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Recorded - 1978

Fairveiw Cemetery, off SH 95 Bastrop, Texas

Bastrop County

Year Erected: 1978

Marker Type: Grave Marker

Discover More Bastrop History

Browse thousands of old postcards from around the Lone Star State. See how tourist and local folks shared their Texas story.

Explore the many missions, forts and presidios that explorers and soldiers constucted to settle the lands now called Texas.

Tour the history of Texas through the text of the thousands of historical markers found all across the Lone State State.

Discover the deserted, forgotten and abandoned towns of Texas. Some vanished over night while others slowly slipped away.