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Governor J. D. Sayers

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Fairveiw Cemetery, off SH 95, Bastrop, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 0' 31.5", -97° 9' 35.8992"
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    (September 23, 1841 - May 15, 1929) Joseph Draper Sayers moved to Bastrop with his father, Dr. David Sayers in 1851. His battlefield valor won him post of adjutant general of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He married Ada Walton, and after Ada died, Orline (Lena) Walton. He was a Mason, a Methodist layman, a civic leader, and a lawyer. In 1873 he served as state senator from Bastrop. He was lieutenant governor, 1879-81; United States congressman, 1885-99; and governor of Texas, 1899-1903. Recorded - 1978

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Governor J. D. Sayers Historical Marker Location Map, Bastrop, Texas

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