Uncovered Texas

Civil War


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 Met....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Hubbard - Trigg House

Built 1890 by Robert W. Hubbard, a Confederate veteran who fought in last battle of Civil war. Owned by Mrs. F. H. Birmingham, descendant. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark -1964.....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Jenkins Home, Old

Built about 1836 for Sarah Jenkins, whose first husband was scalped by Indians, her second killed at the Alamo. Home to 7 generations. Its men were at Battle of San Jacinto, the Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and in the Texas Rangers. Recorded Texas Historic Landm....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Sayers - Walton Ranch House

Mississippi native Joseph D. Sayers (1841-1929) came to Bastrop County with his family in 1850. After serving in the Civil War, he returned to Bastrop and opened a law office with George W. Jones. An active political leader, Sayers served in a number of elected offices, including state senator, Lt. ....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Allen, Mrs. R. T. P.

Resident of Bastrop County, 1857-1863. Wife of Col. Robert Thomas Pritchard Allen (1812-1888), graduate of West Point, Civil engineer, mathematics professor, Methodist preacher, U. S. mail agent and co-publisher "Pacific News," San Francisco, 1849-1850; founder and commandant of Kentucky Military In....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Burger Home

Richard Burger imigrated from Germany about 1859 and served during the Civil War in Terry's Texas Rangers. He returned to Bastrop and bought this newly built (1868-69) Greek Revival home from Sallie and W. C. Powell. Burger married Clara Linke and had two children, Mina and August. Clara was skilled....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Antioch Cemetery

This cemetery is the only remaining physical evidence of a once thriving farming community. Originally located 1.25 miles northwest of here, it was in use before the Civil War. The cemetery and an associated church-school building were moved to this site on the Gotier Trace in 1882. The earliest mar....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Sayers, Governor, House

This Greek Revival residence was constructed in 1868 by Joseph D. Sayers (1841-1929) for his bride Ada Walton. Sayers had moved to Texas from Mississippi with his father in 1851. After serving in the Civil War as a Confederate officer, he returned to Bastrop to teach school and practice law. An acti....

Historical Marker - Bastrop.


Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Tradition holds that slaves from nearby plantations once gathered together in worship in the Lower Caney Creek area. These men and women continued their services after the close of the Civil War and by 1885 acquired land at this site. Under the Rev. Anthony Morton (Martin), church members built a sa....

Historical Marker - Bay City.


Wood House, John Howland and Nancy Clark Wood

John Howland Wood (1816-1904) was born in Dutchess County, New York. Trained in the mercantile trade and apprenticed to a painter, Wood enlisted in the New York Battalion to aid the Texas revolution. He arrived in Texas in 1836 in time to participate in the Battle of San Jacinto and several other ma....

Historical Marker - Bayside.



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