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Rebecca Lamar

Mother of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar

Founders Memorial Cemetery

Houston, Texas 

   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, 1838. 

   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 1837-1839.

   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 Monument

Rebbeca Lamar

 

Close-up of Mrs. Rebecca Lamar's Monument in Founders Memorial Cemetery

Mrs. Rebecca Lamar

 

IN MEMORY OF

MRS. REBECCA LAMAR

 

WIDOW OF JOHN LAMAR AND

MOTHER OF MIRABEAU B. LAMAR.

DIED AT "OAK GROVE" IN HOUSTON

JULY 26, 1839

 

Erected by the State of Texas

1936


Obituary of Rebecca Lamar

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 Christianity.—Star.

See Wednesday, July 31, 1839 edition of Telelgraph and Texas Register newspaper, Houston, Texas, Vol. 5, No. 7, p. 2, c. 5.

 

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