Marker Details

Terry, Colonel Benjamin Franklin

2525 Washington Avenue

Houston , 77007

Contemporary pink granite marker with engraved Star & Wreath and text (not the same era as crossed flags circa 1932) ; THC Atlas text does not match marker, significantly different
Directions: Glenwood Cemetery, Section E-1

Key Time Period: 1846 - 1865 Statehood - Civil War

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (February 18, 1821 - December 17, 1861)

Native of Kentucky came to Texas 1831 member secession convention. Commanded reinforcements of state troops set to Rio Grande for the capture of Federal Army property at Fort Brown ^ Went to Virginia hoping to be in first battle of war. Cited for valuable volunteer service in First Battle of Manassas. Scouting, reporting and shooting down the flag staff, thus lowering the union flag floating over the courthouse. Returned to Texas with orders to raise cavalry regiment which soon attained fame as Terry's Texas Rangers ^ Killed Woodsonville, Kentucky while leading units first charge. His loyal rangers carried his name until war's end ^ Terry County named in his honor.


In This Plot Also Rest

Mrs. B. F. Terry

Two Terry Children

Mrs. William Thatcher (Terry daughter)

Thatcher Infant

Erected by the State of Texas 1963
Marker Type: Pink Granite Grave Marker
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 493 J

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.910, 95 23.118

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10790