John Lemon Wilbarger

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Colonel Josiah Pugh

Born in Kentucky Sept. 10, 1801
Died at Bastrop, Tex. Apr. 11, 1845

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John Lemon Wilbarger
Texas Ranger
Born in Matagorda, Texas.
November 19, 1829
Killed by Indians
On the Rio Grande River
August 20, 1850
Erected by the State of Texas

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Captain of a Company of the
Mississippi Militia in the War
of 1812. First came to texas in 1814
In 1818 he was Brigade Major
of Long's Expedition
Returned to Louisiana and
next came to Texas in 1822 with
Stephen F. Austin
Fought in the Battle of
Velasco in 1832
and was a delegate to the
Consultation in 1835
Full Name: John Lemon Wilbarger
Location: Section:Republic Hill, Section 1 (C1)
Row:T  Number:8
Reason for Eligibility: Texas Ranger 
Birth Date: November 19, 1829 
Died: August 20, 1850 
Burial Date: Reinterred in 1936 

WILBARGER, JOHN LEMON (1829 - 1850) John Lemon Wilbarger, Texas Ranger, was born in Matagorda County, Texas on November 19, 1829 to Josiah and Margaret Wilbarger. He was killed by Indians on the Rio Grande River on August 20, 1850. He was reinterred, along with his father, from Bastrop County, Texas in 1936.

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