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 Martin Parmer

Martin Parmer

Birth
Charlotte County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Mar 1850 (aged 71)
Jasper County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Republic Hill Section 1 Row S Plot 10
Memorial ID 18180 · View Source
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Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Martin Parmer was born in Charlotte County, Virginia. At the age of twenty, he moved to Tennessee and worked as a supervisor in an iron foundry. He later served in the military during the War of 1812, then traveled to Missouri in 1816, where he moved up the political ranks, eventually becoming a member of the Missouri State Senate in 1824. In 1825, Martin Parmer moved to Cherokee County, Texas where he quickly became invested in the Texas militia. He fought in the Freedonian Rebellion in 1826, but when the rebellion fell apart, he fled to Louisiana. He was pardoned by the Mexican government in 1835 and soon settled in San Augustine County, where he was elected as one of the delegates to the Convention of 1836 which discussed the coming secession and war with Mexico. It was there at Washington-on-the-Brazos that he became one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Parmer spent his life after this in peace at his home, save for a year-long appointment as the chief justice of Jasper County in 1839. Parmer married four times in his life, and fathered seventeen children. He died on March 2, 1850 near his home in Jasper County and was buried in a local cemetery, but in 1936 was reinterred in the Texas State Cemetery in recognition of his service to the Republic. Parmer County is named in his honor.

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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18180
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martin Parmer (4 Jun 1778–2 Mar 1850), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18180, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .