Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery

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Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery

Location
FM 950 Row, 1/2 mile SW of Matthews
Matthews, Colorado County, Texas, USA
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Montgomery-Thatcher Cemetery
Matthews, Colorado County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
Location:
FM 950 Row, 1/2 mile SW of Matthews, (marker is on south side of road)

Marker: This burial ground served the relatives of pioneer settlers
James S. Montgomery (1788-1864), a veteran of the War of 1812, and
George W. Thatcher (1808-1867). Their families fled the area during the
"Runaway Scrape," an evacuation caused by the advancing Mexican forces
following the 1836 fall of the Alamo. Returning here after the Texas Revolution,
both men became successful planters. Montgomery later represented the county
in the Republic of Texas Congress, 1843-44. The first burial at this site was probably
that of his son James (1834-36).

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GPS Coordinates: 29.50466, -96.33338

  • Added: 11 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2289206