Details for George Taylor Jester (Atlas Number 5349007219)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5349007219

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Marker Number 7219
Atlas Number 5349007219
Marker Title George Taylor Jester
Index Entry Jester, George Taylor
Address 609 W. 7th St.
City Corsicana
County Navarro
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 738909
UTM Northing 3553121
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; state official
Marker Year 1967
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text (1846-1922) Lieutenant governor of Texas (1894-1898), also father of Beauford Jester, a later Texas governor. As a boy, came from Illinois to Corsicana in a two-horse wagon. Worked on courthouse, first brick building in area, for 50 cents a day. At 18, joined Confederate army but Lee surrendered same year. Married twice, had 5 children. "Clerked" for dry-goods store and traded in cotton before helping form Jester Brothers Bank in 1881. Served as representative (1890-1892) and senator (1892-1894) from Ninth District in Texas Legislature. Was one of the founders of Southern Methodist University. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967