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 Rebecca Jane <I>Gilleland</I> Fisher

Rebecca Jane Gilleland Fisher

Death 21 Mar 1926 (aged 95)
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 2 Lot 801
Memorial ID 18094 · View Source
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Rescued from Comanches, who had captured her and her brother, by Gen Albert Sidney Johnson and Texas soldiers. Charter member of the Daughters of the Texas Revolution. She was instrumental in aiding Clara Driscoll in saving the Alamo from being destroyed. She was the only woman elected to the Texas Veterans Association and was its last surviving member.

Her portrait was the first of a woman to be hung in the Senate Chamber at the Texas Capitol.

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  • Added: 25 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18094
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Rebecca Jane Gilleland Fisher (31 Aug 1830–21 Mar 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18094, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .