(November 5, 1800 - June 14, 1866)A native of North Carolina, Robert Starke Armistead moved with his family to Alabama in 1818. He married Ann Sylvesta Carney in 1826 and they came to Texas in 1835. Armistead served in the Republic of Texas army in 1836 and with forces defending San Antonio during the Vasquez invasion in 1842. He was a charter trustee of Baylor University in 1845. Settling in Washington County, the Armisteads operated a large agricultural enterprise and in 1863 adopted a daughter, Sallie. Robert and Ann are buried nearby in a family cemetery on land once a part of their farm.
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|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, April 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14R E 746097 N 3348183|
|Decimal Degrees||30.24033333, -96.44261667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 30° 14.42', W 96° 26.557'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||30° 14' 25.2" N, 96° 26' 33.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||979, 936, 512, 469|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6460-6530 TX-36, Brenham TX 77833, US|
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