(1788? - 1844)Born in Martin County, N.C. Married Elizabeth Barksdale in Georgia, Oct. 6, 1808. Came to Texas 1835. In army in 1836, was sent by Gen. Houston to warn people in enemy's path. Settled here 1839. In 1840, enrolled eight children in Rutersville College. With sons Jeffrey and John C.C., joined the 1842 expedition to Mier, Mex.; captured, he drew a white bean — thus escaped death, but was in prison until Aug. 1843. Jeffrey was wounded, captured, likewise imprisoned. John C.C., then 14, was adopted by Gen. Santa Anna.
|Placed By||State Historical Survey Committee|
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|Date Added||Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 4:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 712391 N 3314930|
|Decimal Degrees||29.94683333, -96.79930000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 29° 56.81', W 96° 47.958'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||29° 56' 48.60" N, 96° 47' 57.48" W|
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|Area Code(s)||979, 713|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4737-4755 Old College Rd, La Grange TX 78945, US|
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