(March 3, 1824 - November 4, 1903)Tennessee native John Giles Matthews came to Texas with his parents in 1839 and settled in the new town of Austin. A Ranger for the Republic of Texas, Matthews served in the Mexican War and the Civil War before moving to Williamson County in 1870. Here he was a farmer and was active in church, school and civic activities. The father of 9 children, he was first married to Sarah (Strong) (d. 1852). In 1855 he wed Leanorah (Carothers) (d. 1892).
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|Placed By||The Texas Historical Commission.|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 3:52am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 600745 N 3394311|
|Decimal Degrees||30.67730000, -97.94825000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 40.638', W 97° 56.895'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 40' 38.28" N, 97° 56' 53.7" W|
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|Area Code(s)||512, 254|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 16101 State Rte 29, Liberty Hill TX 78642, US|
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