Details for Agapito De Leon (Atlas Number 5469006538)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5469006538


Marker Number 6538
Atlas Number 5469006538
Marker Title Agapito De Leon
Index Entry De Leon, Agapito
City Victoria
County Victoria
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 694398
UTM Northing 3188643
Subject Codes outlaws; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; colonization
Marker Year 1972
Marker Location Evergreen Cemetery, N. Vine & W. Red River Sts. (De Leon Pathway, Lot 1, Section 1)
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (1808-1836) Born in Texas; fourth son of empresario Don Martin De Leon, founder of De Leon Colony and city of Victoria. Agapito De Leon was active in the colony's affairs, a Texas patriot during the War for Independence from Mexico, a skilled Indian fighter, engaged in cattle, horse, and mule business. He was assassinated by Mabry ("Mustang") Gray, leader of a gang systematically robbing Texans of Mexican descent, after close of War for Independence. Recorded - 1972