Maj Benjamin Alexander Botts

Maj Benjamin Alexander Botts

Birth
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 23 Sep 1885 (aged 54)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 18549627 · View Source
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Benjamin left for News Orleans in 1848, stayed about 1 year & returned to Fredericksburg because of declining health. He left for Texas in September of 1851. He married America Ballinger on July 1, 1856. He served in Terry's Texas Rangers from the start of the war until November of 1862 when he was assigned as Regimental Adjutant General to General John Austin Wharton. After General Wharton's death,Benjamin was assigned to the Taxation Department in Houston in 1864. He was a Mason, along with his brothers Walter & Charles, serving as the Master of Holland Lodge #1 in Houston in 1856, Grand Commandery of the Texas Knights Templar in 1865 & then Grand Master of all Masons in Texas in 1885.


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  • Created by: Robert Botts
  • Added: 22 Mar 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 18549627
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Benjamin Alexander Botts (17 Jan 1831–23 Sep 1885), Find a Grave Memorial no. 18549627, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Robert Botts (contributor 46898658) .