Randolph (Uncle Ran) Vesey
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member txoilgas
N 33° 15.517 W 097° 34.451
14S E 632809 N 3680864
Quick Description: Marker at foot of grave of a former slave and Indian captive.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 5:56:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMADJM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 15

Marker Number: 4192

Marker Text:
(1832 - 1908) Born a slave near Savannah, Georgia, Randolph Vesey was body servant to Confederate General William Lewis Cabel during the Civil War. In 1868, while living on the Montague-Wise County line, Vesey was captured by Indians and taken to Kansas. Black scout Brit Johnson ransomed Vesey with horses contributed by friends in Texas. A natural musician, Vesey often played the violin at dances in this area. He married Missouri (Zoe) Light and had two children. Recorded - 1979


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