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James G. Wilkinson, Jr.

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number:  n/a

Year Dedicated:  Unknown

Marker Size: Private funded sign

Marker Text: 

James G. Wilkinson, Jr. was the grandfather of Sylvia Lula Wilkinson Harrison. He served in the Army of the Republic of Texas; fought in the Battle of San Jacinto; participated in the Second, Third, and Fourth Congresses of the Republic; and was the first Chief Justice of Burleson County, Texas.

His wife, Amanda Hope Wilkinson, descended from a family of patriots. Her father, James Hope, was one of the “old three hundred,” Austin’s first colony. Her three brothers and a brother-in-law, as well as her husband, fought in the Battle of San Jacinto.

The gravestone placed here was moved from the original burial site on a farm once belonging to the Wilkinsons located near Dime Box in Burleson County.

The remains of James G. and Amanda Hope Wilkinson now lie in the State Cemetery where they were moved in 1938 by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Address: 554-798 Hugh Smith Ln

Primary City: Jarrell

Secondary Town(s): Corn Hill

Additional Information: in Corn Hill Cemetery

Longitude: -97.6043

Latitude: 30.8019

Verified Location:  Verified 2/3/2017