Richard Ellis Tomb Located

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Richard Ellis Tomb Located

The Dallas Morning News - November 22, 1918


[Ellis County was named in honor of Richard Ellis.  The following abstract is from an article by Robert Lee Henry.]

Ellis was President of the Texas Constitutional Convention which met at Washington-on-the Brazos in 1836. Mr. Henry notes that he has searched for his burial place for several years and finally located it near New Boston, Texas. In March 1916 he visited the site ....."Today I stood at the grave of Richard Ellis on an elevation about five miles north of New Boston in the family burial ground on the old Ellis estate. Huge red oaks, white oaks and giant hickory trees stand guard and at the head of the grave is a wild plum tree. The marble headstone beneath the image of the Lone Star is the inscription;

In Memory of Richard Ellis
Born February 14, 1781
Died December 20l 1848
He was President of the Convention
that formed the Constitutio
n of the
Republic of Texas


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