Fannin County, Texas

Col. James Tarleton

Marker Text:

Col. James Tarleton (August 4, 1789 - April 4, 1861)

In the cause of Independence, raised company of 36 riflemen in his native Kentucky starting for Texas November 1835.  City of San Antonio was liberated by time they arrived.  Although an officer, Tarleton fought in the ranks in the victory at San Jacinto, April 21, 1836.  Col. Tarleton settled in Fannin County with son, Robert Price Tarleton (1833-1897).  Tarleton's wife, Nancy Price, had died in Kentucky in 1935.

Location:  Inglish Cemetery, Bonham

More information is on the Fannin County GenWeb site.