(1830-1862)Georgia native William Blewett came to Texas with his family in 1849. They settled first in Jasper County, where he was District Surveyor about 1853. He married a cousin, Nancy Adams; they later became the parents of 6 children. In 1858 they moved to Newton and William opened the Blewett & Company Mercantile near this site with his cousin Adam Adams. When the Civil War broke out, Blewett was a leader in organizing a company of local volunteers that became part of Company G, 13th Texas Cavalry. He served as a Captain and died in Arkansas in 1862.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15R E 427261 N 3413056|
|Decimal Degrees||30.84846667, -93.76071667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 50.908', W 93° 45.643'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 50' 54.48" N, 93° 45' 38.58" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling West|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 113 Court St, Newton TX 75966, US|
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