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John Cheevers

Fought in the Battle of San Jacinto

Founders Memorial Cemetery

Houston, Texas

1936 Texas Centennial Monument

John Cheevers

Photo Courtesy of Donna Beth Shaw

 

JOHN CHEEVERS

 

CAME TO TEXAS IN 1829

DIED IN HOUSTON IN 1846

PARTICIPATED IN THE BATTLE OF

SAN JACINTO AS A MEMBER

OF CAPTAIN THOMAS H.

McINTIRE'S COMPANY 

 

Erected by the State of Texas

1936

 

   John Cheevers [Chivers] 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, Cheevers 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.  John Cheevers [Chivers] who voted in the Lynchburg election would also fight in the Second Regiment during the Battle of San Jacinto.

 

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