Details for Wilburn Family Home (Atlas Number 5277008230)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5277008230


Marker Number 8230
Atlas Number 5277008230
Marker Title Wilburn Family Home
Index Entry Wilburn Family Home
City Petty
County Lamar
UTM Zone
UTM Easting
UTM Northing
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings
Marker Year 1973
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location private property - call CHC for information
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text On land deeded Dec. 9, 1856, to John Wilburn (d. about 1864), who with help of slaves built this house by an ever-flowing spring while his family lived nearby in a cabin. Hand-dressed lumber in structure came by wagon from Jefferson. During Civil War, Wilburn died in Confederate service. A cousin, Aaron Nettles Wilburn (1839-1919) of Missouri, married the widow Sarah Jane Wilburn (1830-1917), Dec. 20, 1865. The family had 8 children. Home is still (1973) owned by descendants. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1973