Joseph Dunman

Joseph Dunman (HM2B6U)

Location: Humble, TX 77338 Harris County
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N 29° 59.588', W 95° 15.483'

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Joseph Dunman
Republic of Texas
Early Humble Pioneer
Born 1794 Louisiana
Died 3 April 1859 Harris County Texas

Born in Louisiana in 1794, Joseph Dunman served as a private in De clouet's Regiment in the Louisiana Militia during the War of 1812. He married Nancy Greer on 23 March 1813.

Joseph Dunman came to Texas with his family in 1825 and settled in the Atascocito District. He received a Spanish land grant of 4,428 acres in 1831, on the east side of the Trinity River, in present-day Liberty County.

In February 1836, Joseph Dunman was a courier who delivered Col. Travis's immortal plea for Alamo reinforcements to Liberty, Texas, arriving on 1 March 1836. After stopping at Liberty, he continued his ride delivering the message to Anahuac. After the war, Joseph Dunman continued his work for the Republic of Texas by driving and fencing cattle for Fort Galveston.

He was one of the first settlers in Humble, Texas, gaining title to 177 acres on the banks of the San Jacinto River in 1844. The Dunman home was used as an early polling place for the Republic of Texas, and for many elections in Harris County during the following years. He died in Harris County on 3 April 1859.

Joseph and Nancy had eleven children, and many of their descendants continue to live

in the Humble area. Joseph Dunman spent his life as a stockman and farmer, and will be remembered as a true patriot of the State of Texas.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Seth Hurin Bates Chapter
HM NumberHM2B6U
Placed ByThe Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Seth Hurin Bates Chapter
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Date Added Thursday, September 6th, 2018 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 282172 N 3320170
Decimal Degrees29.99313333, -95.25805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 59.588', W 95° 15.483'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 59' 35.28" N, 95° 15' 28.98" W
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Area Code(s)281, 713
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 391-405 S Houston Ave, Humble TX 77338, US
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