Uncovered Texas


Drummond Cemetery

In 1879, after her husband's death in Jamaica, Helen Fanny Harris Drummond returned with her children to England. She immigrated with them to the United States in 1885, settling in Brazos County, Texas. In October 1891, she purchased 100 acres in Taylor County, including this site, from the Hammond ....

Historical Marker - Abilene.

Merchant, Claiborne Walker

(August 31, 1836 - March 9, 1926) Claiborne W. Merchant and his twin, John, were born in Nacogdoches. "Clabe" married Frances Bell in 1856. He served in the Confederate Army and later became a cattle rancher. Merchant established his first ranch in 1874 in Callahan County and began acquiring land in....

Historical Marker - Abilene.

Hunt, James Winford

Born in present Oklahoma, James Winford Hunt grew up on the Texas High Plains. A newspaper publisher for several years, he became a Methodist minister in 1903. While a pastor in Abilene, he convinced the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist Church to build a college in the town. The school, M....

Historical Marker - Abilene.

Jones, Morgan

Welsh-born Morgan Jones arrived in the U.S. in 1866. As a contractor for numerous railroad lines, he became a railroad legend by laying tracks spanning more than 1,000 miles across Texas and the West. He was president of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Company by 1884, and in 1906 began to co....

Historical Marker - Abilene.

Windham, J.D.

(Feb. 13, 1816 - Jan. 11, 1901) Born in Alabama, moved to Texas 1839. Married Frances Monteith and had nine children. Was first doctor in Brown County, 1865; and in Callahan County, 1874; owned general store; planted county's first orchard here in Tecumseh. Recorded 1966.....

Historical Marker - Abilene Vicinity.

Crockett, Elizabeth, Grave of

(Upper) Wife of David Crockett Crockett (Flat over grave) Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett, wife of David Crockett, born in Buncombe Co., NC, May 22, 1788, married to David Crockett in Lawrence Co., Tenn., 1816; died in Johnson Co.--now Hood Co.--Jan. 31, 1860, age 82 years. (On right and left sides) 1788 18....

Historical Marker - Acton.

Crockett, Elizabeth

Home of Elizabeth Crockett, wife of David Crockett, hero of the Alamo. She died here March 2, 1860. Age 74.....

Historical Marker - Acton.

Acton Cemetery

Location of Acton historic site, smallest state park in Texas. Includes the grve 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. Acton (formerly Comanche Peak Post Office) was named in....

Historical Marker - Acton.

Admiral Baptist Church

Organized in 1881 with nine charter members, this church first served pioneer settlers of the Admiral community. Services were conducted in a family log cabin, under brush arbors, or in local schoolhouses until members built a sanctuary here near the turn of the century. Known early as Shiloh Baptis....

Historical Marker - Admiral.

Santa Ana Land Grant

The 15-square-mile Santa Ana land grant was awarded by Mexico to Benigno Leal in 1834. Leal established his Rancho de Adentro (inside ranch) headquarters and cemetery at this site. Leal's original grant was eventually combined with adjacent lands to form the "Alamo Tract" which between 1910 and 1930....

Historical Marker - Alamo.

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