Mother of Texas President Mirabeau B.
Founders Memorial Cemetery
The gravesite of Rebecca Lamar is
located in Founders Memorial Cemetery. Rebecca Lamar was
the mother of the second regularly elected President
of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar.
During the Texas Revolution, David
G. Burnett had been elected by the delegates at the
Convention at Washington in March of 1836 to be
the Interim President of the new Republic of Texas.
Sam Houston succeeded Burnett when Houston became the
first regularly elected President of the Republic of Texas
in October of 1836. Houston served as President of the
Republic of Texas from October 22, 1836 to December 10,
Mirabeau B. Lamar succeeded Sam
Houston as the second regularly elected President of the
Republic of Texas. On December 10, 1838, Mirabeau B. Lamar
was sworn in as President of the Republic of Texas. The City of
Houston was the Capital of the Republic of Texas from
Founders Memorial Cemetery is
located just west of downtown at 1217 West Dallas in Houston,
Texas. The entrance is located at the intersection of
West Dallas and Valentine Street.
1936 Texas Centennial
Close-up of Mrs. Rebecca Lamar's
Monument in Founders Memorial
OF JOHN LAMAR AND
MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.
DIED AT "OAK
GROVE" IN HOUSTON
Erected by the State of Texas
Obituary of Rebecca Lamar
It is with much regret
that we have to announce the death of Mrs. Rebecca Lamar,
the venerable mother of Gen M. B. Lamar, which took place
at the country seat of the President on yesterday, the 26th
July, after a severe attack of congestive fever. To
all of those chaste and affectionate qualities of the heart
which heighten and endear the female character, Mrs. Lamar
is said to have added a superior and highly cultivated
mind, and the admirable meekness and constancy of true
See Wednesday, July 31, 1839 edition
and Texas Register newspaper, Houston, Texas, Vol. 5,
No. 7, p. 2, c. 5.
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