Marker Details

Briscoe, Mary Jane Harris

8300 blk of Magnolia Street, across railroad track

Houston , 77012

Notes: Louis Lenz Inventory # 03 of 71; Lenz notes as being in southeast corner of Old Harrisburg Cemetery, the plot is actually in the northeast corner, near the ship channel; NOTED by Bernice Mistrot, Mary Jane Harris Briscoe is buried in Glenwood Cemetery near her daughter Adele Briscoe Looscan, one of the founding members of the D.R.T.
Directions: Cemetery is south of the railroad underpass on Broadway, keep right on side feeder road, right on Magnolia two blocks to end of street, entrance to cemetery is across railroad track, cemetery is gated & locked; Cenotaph located in northeast corner of Glendale/Old Harrisburg Cemetery; in Harris plot, near ship channel

Key Time Period: 1836 - 1845 Republic of Texas

Corretions/New Research:

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Marker Text:

Mary Jane Harris Briscoe

August 17, 1819

March 8, 1903

Only daughter of John Richardson & Jane Birdsall Harris Texas Pioneers. Descendant of the historic Harris at Harrisburg PA. & the Birdsall who settled Long Island, N.Y. Widow of Andrew Briscoe signer of Texas Declaration of Independence & Captain of Regulars at Battle of San Jacinto.

Flowers from the battlefield love brought, were shed over the bier of our beautiful dead.

Our faith is her knowledge; God doeth all well, tho his children the beads of life's sorrows must tell. Mrs. Mary Saunders

Marker Type: Tablet, cenotaph
Historical Org: 03 Other

Key Map Information: 535 B

GPS Coordinates: 29 43.220, 95 16.454

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 219