General John Slater Besser

General John Slater Besser (HM2E4W)

Location: Huntsville, TX 77320 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 43.61', W 95° 32.818'

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(August 13, 1802 - May 13, 1893)

A native of Pennsylvania, John Slater Besser was a Brigadier General, legislator, and judge in Missouri before moving his family to Texas in 1842. While living in Montgomery and Walker counties, Besser held a number of public offices before and after the Civil War. He served as director and financial agent of the state penitentiary under Governors Bell, Henderson, Pease, Runnels, Houston, Clark, and Lubbock, and was Walker County Judge from 1878 to 1880. Married four times, Besser was the father of nine children born to his first wife, Julia Hampton.
HM NumberHM2E4W
Year Placed1990
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 256122 N 3402099
Decimal Degrees30.72683333, -95.54696667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 43.61', W 95° 32.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 43' 36.6" N, 95° 32' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)936
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 817 9th St, Huntsville TX 77320, US
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