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Home of Samuel Augustos Maverick

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San Antonio, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 25' 25.1976", -98° 29' 37.9968"
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    A native of South Carolina; came to San Antonio in 1835; was guide for Ben Mailam and other leaders in first attack on San Antonio by Texas Army, Dec. 1835. As Bexar Delegate, Maverick signed Texas declaration of Independence at Washington-on-Brazos, 1836. With Capt. Jack Hays' Minuete Men, he helped make San Antonio sae from Comanc Indian attacks; also joined Hays' expedition which opened California road and claimed Rio Grande as Texas' western boudnary. Twice Mayor of San Antonio; he was prisoner-of-war in Perote,Mex., or 7 months after Gen. Adrian Woll's capture of San Antonio in 1842. Was elected as Bexar representative to 7th congress of (1842) while still a prisoner at Perote. Member of committee which accepted surrender of U.s. troops and Forts in Texas without bloodshed in Civil War, 1861. Was Chief Justice of Bexar County During War; served in Texas House, senate afterwards. He married Mary Ann Adams of Tuscoloosa, Ala. They became parents of 9 children . His famous practice of letting his cattle run about unbranded gave english language the word Maverick, meaning an indepenent person, as well as unbranded animal. Texas' Maverick Coutny and town were named in his honor.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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