Details for Home County of Pioneer Leader Joseph Wilson Baines

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5031012395


Marker Number 12395
Atlas Number 5031012395
Marker Title Home County of Pioneer Leader Joseph Wilson Baines
Index Entry Baines, Joseph Wilson, Home County of Pioneer Leader
City Johnson City vicinity
County Blanco
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 560514
UTM Northing 3360958
Subject Codes journalists; state official; pioneers; law, lawyers
Marker Year 1965
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location 11 miles northeast of Johnson City on US 281, in roadside park
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (1846-1906) Born in Louisiana; in 1850 came to Texas, where his father, Rev. Geo. W. Baines, founded a church newspaper and was president of Baylor University. Served in the Williamson Cadets, in Civil War. Lived in Collin County, 1867-1882. Married Ruth A. Huffman. Was a teacher, lawyer; founder and publisher of McKinney "Advocate." Served 1883-1887 as Secretary of State for Texas. Practiced law in Blanco, 1888-1903. Died in Fredericksburg. His daughter Rebecca (Mrs. Sam Ealy Johnson) became the mother of Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th president of the United States. (1965)

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