Uncovered Texas


Potter, Andrew Jackson

(1830 - 1895) Born in Missouri. Orphaned at age 10, was a jockey, gambler, ruffian. Fought in Mexican War, 1846-47. Was a Texas Ranger later. Converted in a camp meeting, he learned to write and became a Methodist minister. Served 4 years in the Confederate Army. Like any chaplain, had pay and ratio....

Historical Marker - Boerne.

Ringo Ferry and Ringo Cemetery

Peter and Edy (Jones) Ringo came to Texas from Missouri with their nine children in 1840. The family established a ferry on the Sulphur River which became a local landmark and provided for travel, shipping and communication between the Red River and central Texas areas. Peter and Edy Ringo's son Abr....

Historical Marker - Bogata.

McCrury Cemetery

Wilson, John, and Sam McCrury and their two sisters arrived in this area from Missouri in 1835. A private family burial ground was begun on the land of John McCrury upon his death in 1864. Although there are probably earlier burials here, his is the oldest documented grave. The cemetery became a com....

Historical Marker - Bogata.

Moore's Chapel Cemetery

Missouri native Alexander Moore married Virginia native Mary Jane Jones in St. Genevieve, Missouri, in 1856. They moved to Texas and purchased land in this area in 1857. The Moore donated two acres here to a rapidly growing community for cemetery purposes in the mid-1870s. The first recorded burial ....

Historical Marker - Bonham.

Johnston, Albert Sidney

(February 2, 1803 -April 6, 1862) Kentucky native Albert Sidney Johnston graduated from the U. S. Military Academy at West Point in 1826. He was assigned to posts in New York and Missouri, and served in the Black Hawk War in 1832. He resigned his commission in 1834 to return to Kentucky to care for ....

Historical Marker - Bonney.

Borger, Ace, Home

The founder of Borger, Missouri-born Asa P. ("Ace") Borger (1888-1934), established other cities in Texas and Oklahoma before he platted this townsite in 1926 and helped transform a rowdy oil town into a stable community. In 1928-29 he and his wife Elizabeth (1888-1933) built this 2-story home, the ....

Historical Marker - Borger.

Kellner Townsite

(in NE part, Stephen F. Austin grant to Wm. Cooper) First town in area. Platted 1893 by John G. Kellner (1846-1933), donor, Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad right of way and station site. Kellner's rich Brazos River watershed farm and ranch lands produced rice, cattle, peanuts, pecans, and (later) ....

Historical Marker - Brookshire.

Horton, Arthur C., M.D.

(August 27, 1873 - June 6, 1946) A native of Mississippi, Arthur Columbus Horton came to Texas with his family in 1876. He studied medicine at Barnes Medical College in St. Louis, Missouri and the University of Dallas Medical College (later Baylor University College of Medicine). Dr. Horton married ....

Historical Marker - Brownsboro.

Robnett, The Rev. Dr. John David

"Founder of Howard Payne University, John David Robnett (1845-1898) was born in Missouri, where he was educated at Westminster and William Jewell colleges and was ordained to the Baptist ministry. In 1883, Robnett was called to serve as pastor at the First Baptist Church of Brownwood, Texas. There h....

Historical Marker - Brownwood.

Irons, Martin

A native of Scotland, Martin Irons (1833-1900) came to the United States at the age of fourteen as a machinist's apprentice. After learning the trade,he lived and worked in numerous places throughout the country. By 1884,he was employed as a machinist in the Missouri Pacific Railway shop in Sedalia,....

Historical Marker - Bruceville.

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