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Col Alexander Purnell "Sandy" Horton
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Plaque marking the cemetery near San Augustine, TX where Alexander Horton is interred. Texas Historical Marker (TX7618). The Plaque reads as follows: "Alexander Horton Cemetery"
"Pioneer, soldier, civic leader, and state legislator. Alexander Horton (1810-1894) came to Texas in 1824. He served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Sam Houston at the battle of San Jacinto, April 24, 1836. This cemetery is situated on property Horton bought in 1837. His home once stood adjacent to the plot. According to family tradition the first grave here was that of Horton's brother William Wade a Texas ranger who died in 1849. Maintained by descendants, the cemetery contains about 20 graves, including those of Horton and other family members."
Added by: sam sproles
2/26/2008
 
 
 
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