Details for James S. Gillett

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5281002734


Marker Number 2734
Atlas Number 5281002734
Marker Title James S. Gillett
Index Entry Gillett, James S.
City Lampasas
County Lampasas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 576483
UTM Northing 3438127
Subject Codes state official; Mexican War; rangers; law, lawyers
Marker Year 1971
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location Lampasas Cemetery, Oakhill Cemetery, Block #1, 702 Porter Street (in end), Lampasas
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (1810-1874) Lawyer and frontier fighter. Born in Kentucky. Attained rank of Major in Mexican War, 1846-49. He was elected to the 3rd Texas Legislature, serving 1849-50. Appointed by Gov. P. H. Bell, he was Adjutant General of Texas, Nov. 24, 1851, to Feb. 4, 1856. He was again in the Texas Rangers in 1859-60 and served under Confederacy in Civil War, 1861-65. He married Elizabeth Harper. One of their children was famed Texas Ranger James B. Gillett.

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