Robert Henry

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One of victors in Battle of San Jacinto. Born in Ireland; came to America, 1820, and here to Robertson's Colony, 1832. A staunch Presbyterian, kept true to faith at risk of life. In 1836 War for Texas Independence, he served in 2nd Regt., Infantry, Texas Volunteers. Prominent in public life, he held Justice of Peace Court beneath shade trees. He married Elizabeth Downing, Londonderry, Ire.; had 13 children. Their heirs include noted Texans.

Special Directions/Instructions: 
From the intersection of SH 6 and FM 2818 (NW Bryan) take SH 6 NW approx. 2.3 miles to SH OSR; then SW on OSR approx. 2 miles to Mumford Rd.; then W on Mumford Rd. approx. 200 yards to Rye Loop Road; then S on Rye Loop approx. .6 miles to gate entrance to cemetery trail (on private property). Further instructions from 1993 marker survey: Walk through two gates to tree line. Large cemetery on right and on the left is a smaller cemetery with a chain link fence. Robert Henry's gravesite is located in a corner of the smaller cemetery. Near Mumford.
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30° 43' 18.5016" N, 96° 29' 12.0012" W