Marker Details

Swearingen, William C.

1217 West Dallas at Valentine Street

Houston , 77019

Louis Lenz Inventory # 50 of 71; THC Atlas error, text shown as "Kill William", marker is "Kiss William"
Directions: Southwest corner of Founders Memorial Park Cemetery

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: Born in Kentucky - Arrived at Velasco, January 28, 1836 on the schooner Pennsylvania to fight for the freedom of Texas - A member of Captain Amasa Turner's company at San Jacinto - Died in Houston, December 24, 1839

"Kiss William for me and tell him Pappy will be there in the fall and stay with him and that he must be a good boy" - - From a letter Mr. Swearingen wrote to his parents in Kentucky
Marker Type: Centennial Grave Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.434, 95 22.769

Precinct No: 1

Marker No: 10785