Details for John Reagen Baker (Atlas Number 5493002804)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493002804

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Marker Number 2804
Atlas Number 5493002804
Marker Title John Reagen Baker
Index Entry Baker, John Reagen
Address US 87
City Stockdale
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 600171
UTM Northing 3233961
Subject Codes sheriffs; Texas Revolution, Republic of Texas; military topics
Marker Year 1969
Designations
Marker Location In Stockdale Cemetery, US 87 Bypass, Stockdale. Take main entrance to cemetery, drive to the right of the flagpole. Marker and grave located south of curve.
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text Adventurer-soldier of early Texas. Fought in Mexico to win freedom for the unsuccessful "Republic of Rio Grande" in 1840. Was elected sheriff of Refugio County and organized a company of minutemen. In 1842 he fought against three Mexican raids into Texas. Then participated in the disastrous Somervell and Mier expeditions into Mexico, during which he was wounded. Returned to Texas and entered mercantile business. Wife was Avis (Brown). Recorded -- 1969