Pleasant C. Sams

Pleasant C. Sams (HM1ZFL)

Location: Benjamin, TX 79505 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 35.392', W 99° 43.02'

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(1845 - 1921)

—Texas Business Pioneer —

In 1850's came to Texas from Arkansas. At 16, on outbreak of Civil War, was left in charge of family mills, instructed by his father to give entire flour output to widows of Confederates.

In 1862, captured in Missouri, as he went through enemy lines to get his bride; "escaped" from Federal who also admired bride. Wedding trip was horseback ride to Texas. He served 1864-65 in Confederate frontier regiment.

Pioneer cattlemen; business and financial leader. Founder and president, Benjamin Commercial Company. President and director, First National Bank, Benjamin.
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HM NumberHM1ZFL
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Year Placed1965
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 12:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 433469 N 3716913
Decimal Degrees33.58986667, -99.71700000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 35.392', W 99° 43.02'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 35' 23.52" N, 99° 43' 1.2" W
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Area Code(s)940
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-114, Benjamin TX 79505, US
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