John “Oxcart John” Ireland

John “Oxcart John” Ireland

Birth
Millerstown, Grayson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 15 Mar 1896 (aged 69)
Seguin, Guadalupe County, Texas, USA
Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
Plot Section C1, Row:J Number:23
Memorial ID 8062012 · View Source
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Texas Governor. He moved from Kentucky to Seguin, Texas in the 1850s, and in 1858 he was elected as the Mayor of Seguin. During the Civil War, he served in thr Confederate Army, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the 8th Texas Infantry regiment. While serving as a member of Texas state legislature, he fought against land grants for railroad companies, earning him the nickname of "Oxcart John." He was elected as the Governor of Texas in 1883, serving until 1887.

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  • Added: 5 Nov 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 8062012
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John “Oxcart John” Ireland (1 Jan 1827–15 Mar 1896), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8062012, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .