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Jacob Maybee

Fought in the Battle of San Jacinto

Founders Memorial Cemetery

Houston, Texas

 

1936 Texas Centennial Monument 

Jacob Maybee

Photo Courtesy of Donna Beth Shaw

JACOB MAYBEE

 

CAME TO TEXAS IN 1835

A MEMBER OF CAPTAIN

JOHN S. FISHER'S COMPANY

AT SAN JACINTO

DIED AT HOUSTON

FEBRUARY 8, 1838 

 

Erected by the State of Texas

1936

 

   Jacob Maybee voted in the February 2, 1836 election at Lynchburg, Texas to elect delegates to the Convention at Washington.  These delegates and others from around Texas would declare independence from Mexico at Washington one month later on March 2, 1836.  

   On February 2, 1836, Maybee and the other voters at Lynchburg also elected an alcalde, rigidors (aldermen or councilmen), syndico percuridors (county attornies), and a Sheriff. Click here to see " The List of Lynchburg Voters: Analysis of the Men Who Voted" written by Donna Beth Shaw.

   Donna Beth Shaw points out that few historians have ever noticed the Lynchburg election returns from the Texas Revolution.  The election occurred on February 2, 1836.  About a month and a half later, the fate of Texas would be decided at the Battle of San Jacinto close to very spot where the Lynchburg election occurred.  Jacob Maybee who voted in the Lynchburg election would also fight in the Battle of San Jacinto.

 

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