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Armistead - OU0418

 Robert Starke Armistead

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N 30° 14.415' W 96° 26.554' (WGS84)

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 Location: United States > Texas
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 25 March 2012
 Date Created: 25 March 2012
 Last Modified: 26 March 2012
 Waypoint: OU0418

 


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There is a lot of history in/around Washington County.  If these old Live Oaks could talk, they'd have plenty of stories to tell.

Robert Starke Armistead, 1800-1866, Washington County, Texas: Texas pioneer, veteran of the Texas Revolution, and an original trustee of Baylor University

From the marker:
A native of North Carolina, Robert Starke Armistead moved with his family to Alabama in 1818. He married Ann Sylvesta Carney in 1826 and they came to Texas in 1835. Armistead served in the Republic of Texas army in 1836 and with forces defending San Antonio during the Vasquez invasion in 1842. He was a charter trustee of Baylor University in 1845. Settling in Washington County, the Armisteads operated a large agricultural enterprise and in 1863 adopted a daughter, Sallie. Robert and Ann are buried nearby in a family cemetery on land once a part of their farm. 
There is room to pull off the road, but it can be a busy one. Watch traffic, especially if children are with you.

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	29 March 2013 Aardvark Found it

Another history lesson.  Thanks.

	01 April 2012 AgNav Found it

This is so close to my house I should have walked. TFTC.