Details for Col. James A. Stinson Home (Atlas Number 5499009022)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5499009022


Marker Number 9022
Atlas Number 5499009022
Marker Title Col. James A. Stinson Home
Index Entry Stinson, Col. James A., Home
Address Park Rd. 45, off SH 37 S
City Quitman
County Wood
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 270098
UTM Northing 3630759
Subject Codes houses, residential buildings; pioneers
Marker Year 1967
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location In Gov. Jim Hogg City Park
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Constructed in 1869 of virgin pine and oak by James A. Stinson, a widower who came to Texas in 1868 from Georgia after having served as a colonel in the Confederate Army. He brought with him his daughter Sallie. He bought extensive timber and farm lands in the eastern area of Wood County; operated a large sawmill which sent lumber throughout the state. Was also known as an early-day scientific farmer. Mrs. Nathan Jones, a widow with one daughter, Mary, became the second wife of Col. Stinson. The had two daughters, Lily and Cliffie, and one son, James F. In the parlor of the house, on April 22, 1874, Sallie Stinson married James Stephen Hogg, who later became the first native-born governor of the state. Col. Stinson was a southern aristocrat, a progressive thinker and a great scholar of government. He probably had great influence on James S. Hogg's ideas on good government. Was a leader in the county and state Grange, an organization which strove to protect rural interests. He was also instrumental in getting enacted into law the bill creating experimental farm, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College. Stinson's home was always open to young and old. (1968)