Samuel Augustus Maverick, Jr

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Samuel Augustus Maverick, Jr

  • Birth 14 May 1837 Pendleton, Anderson County, South Carolina, USA
  • Death 27 Feb 1936 Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 41279625

Born at Montpelier Plantation near Pendleton, SC on May 14, 1837.

Oldest Son of:
Samuel Augustus Maverick
**NOTE: The picture posted on this memorial is of SAMUEL AUGUSTUS MAVERICK, SR. who is the father of Samuel Augustus Maverick,Jr.

b. July 23, 1803 at Pendleton, SC
m. Mary Ann Adams on August 4, 1836 at Tuscaloosa, AL
d. September 2, 1870
Mary Ann Adams
b. March 16, 1818 at Tuscaloosa County, AL
d. February 24, 1898
buried beside her husband (Samuel Agustus Maverick,Sr) in City Cemetery No. 1
San Antonio, Texas

Emigrated with family to San Antonio, Bexar County, TX on June 15, 1838. Began college in Scotland in 1856, University of Edinburg: graduating about a year before the War began. Resided in San Antonio in 1860 with his parents and five siblings, occupied as a farmer.

Member of prominent San Antonio, TX family.

1st Regiment, Texas Cavalry (McCulloch's) (1st Mounted Riflemen)

Joined Company B/Private in Colonel Henry McCulloch's 1st TX Mounted Rifles, in 1861. The Unit was organized with about 1,000 men in May, 1861, and served in the Department of Texas on the frontier. In April, 1862, the unit was reduced to five companies and redesigned the 8th Texas Cavalry Battalion.

Mustered into Company G at Middle TN (probably) on May 9, 1862.**(Note:CSA/CW Records on Film Number M227 roll 23, indicate Samuel Maverick mustered out as a Private.) Family history indicated the information below:

"Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in February 1863, after he swam into the Cumberland River to ignite an enemy gunboat"

Member of Wharton's Scouts by March 1863

Member of Shannon's Scouts.
Surrendered with Company G under Joseph E. Johnston at Goldsboro, NC on April 7, 1865.

After the war, Maverick returned to San Antonio, where he farmed on the land that now makes up Brackenridge Park, north of downtown.
Passed the Texas bar exam in 1867.
Ran a lumberyard and general store in 1879.
Built the Maverick Bank in 1884, but it failed by about 1892.

Married Sallie Frost on May 14, 1871,and they had six(6) children.

He was long involved in preservation efforts at the Alamo, and in 1888, he contributed $10,000 toward the construction of the Alamo Monument. In 1889, he escorted the Belknap Rifles, a local volunteer military company, to New York to participate in the centennial of the founding of Manhattan. He also donated land to the city which was named Maverick Park in his honor.





  • Created by: flgrl
  • Added: 28 Aug 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 41279625
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Augustus Maverick, Jr (14 May 1837–27 Feb 1936), Find A Grave Memorial no. 41279625, citing Mission Burial Park South, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by flgrl (contributor 46913650) .