Marker Details

Collinsworth, James

1217 West Dallas at Valentine Street

Houston , 77019

Louis Lenz Inventory # 36 of 71; text on both sides of marker
Directions: North side, center, of Founders Memorial Park Cemetery

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (Front) Born in Tennessee, 1806 - Drowned in Galveston, July 11, 1838, and his remains brought by boat up Buffalo Bayou to Houston - - His remains interred in this cemetery under the auspices of Temple Lodge No. 4 - - First Masonic funeral ever held in Texas

(Reverse) Delegate to the Consultation held at San Felipe, 1835 - Signer, from Brazoria municipality, of the Texas Declaration of Independence - "Bore himself as a chief" at San Jacinto - Secretary of State, 1836 - Senator in the Congress of Texas, 1836 - First Chief Justice of the supreme Court of Texas - A county in Texas was named in his honor.
Marker Type: Centennial Grave Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.466, 95 22.750

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10634