Helena Kimble Dill Nelson (1770 - 1848)
Marker Text: Mother of child thought to have been first Anglo-American born in Texas, in 1804.
Helena Kimble was born in Maryland. Married James Dill in 1786. Moved to Nacogdoches, then under Spanish rule, 1793. There he became an Indian trader and served as alcalde (mayor), 1821-1823. He died 1825.
She gained title in 1828 to Dill's land grant, in present Cherokee County. Moved here and soon after married Wm. Nelson. (1969)
Marker No: 6963
Location: 2.7 miles from intersection of SH 21 & 69 in Alton on SH 21