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Joseph Randolph Yarbrough Historical Grave Marker Dedication 1986

The following article was sent to me, Diane Davidson Gann, by the Houston County Historical
Commission.
 

WELCOME
   To
OFFICIAL TEXAS HISTORICAL GRAVE MAKER DEDICATION
   For
SAN JACINTO VETERAN ** JOSEPH RANDOLPH YARBROUGH**

Monday   April 21, 1986   2 P.M.
Grapeland Cemetery
Grapeland, Texas

Page 2

PROGRAM

Welcome            Houston County Historical Commission
Invocation       __ Rev. Randy Fitzgerald
Pledges           __ to the U.S. Flag - Joseph Buford
                      __ to the Texas Flag - Casey Vickers
Song, TEXAS, OUR TEXAS - Assembly, Christe Warner, leader
San Jacinto, Battle for Freedom - Chester Hines
Song, EYES OF TEXAS - Assembly, Christe Warner, leader
Joseph Yarbrough, Pioneer and Patriot   C.W. Warner, Marker Sponsor
Introduction, Yarbrough Descendants
Unveiling of Marker
Reading of Inscription
Benediction - Rev. Fitzgerald

MARKER TEXT
 JOSEPH RANDOLPH YARBROUGH (January 31, 1817 - March 26, 1867)
A Native of Louisiana, Joseph Randolph Yarbrough served in the Texas War for Indpendence
from Mexico and was assigned to Guard the Camp opposite Harrisburg during the Battle of San
Jacinto. He and his father, John Swanson Yarbrough, signed the Petition requesting the Creation
of Houston County in 1837. In 1840, He married Phebe Clementine Crawford (1823-1907). They
eventually settled in North Houston County near Grapeland and had a family of 11 children.
Recorded 1986.
 
 

Received from Diane Gann




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