(1833-1911) andD. R. Thornton from Mississippi married Mary Anna, daughter of frontier fighter Peter Garland in Anderson County, Texas, in 1853. The Thorntons settled here in 1857 as cattleraisers, and helped make this frontier safe for less hardy citizens. Mrs. Thornton was midwife and doctor to fellow settlers. The couple reared eight children. Thornton, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War (1860s), served as county commissioner (1876-78), and gave land for local school (1882). Hannibal Cemetery stands on the donated land.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 560739 N 3581613|
|Decimal Degrees||32.36983333, -98.35435000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 22.19', W 98° 21.261'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 22' 11.4" N, 98° 21' 15.66" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Co Rd 111, Stephenville TX 76401, US|
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