FIRST (Original) Burial Site of Stephen F. Austin, Gulf Prairie Cemetery, Jones Creek, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member jhuoni
N 28° 58.594 W 095° 28.381
15R E 259033 N 3207910
Quick Description: There is nothing fancy here. This is just a quiet churchyard cemetery. This is where Stephen F. Austin was ORIGINALLY buried.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2017 10:37:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMV6DC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
The 1836 inscription reads:

Genl Stephen Fuller Austin,
Eldest Son Of
Moses and Mary Austin,
Born 3rd, of November 1793,
In Austinville,
State of Virginia,
Departed This Life
On the 27th, of December A.D. 1836,
At Columbia,
Republic of Texas,
Age 43 years 1 month
and 24 days

A brass plaque attached to the lid of the burial vault states:

The State of Texas October 18, 1910,
Removed the remains of
General Stephen Fuller Austin,
to the Capital City of Austin,
Where they were reinterred in the
State Cemetery,
and a statue erected over the grave.

A Texas Historical Marker for Gulf Prairie Cemetery reads:

Pioneer cemetery. Originally part of Peach Point Plantation.

Used by descendants of James Franklin Perry and wife, Emily Austin Bryan Perry, Stephen F. Austin's sister, and by the community since 1829.

In 1836, Austin, the "Father of Texas," was buried here.

His remains were reinterred in the state cemetery in the city of Austin in 1910.

FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 12/27/1836

More Information - Web URL: Not listed

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