Marker Text: Virginia native John Freeman Pettus (b. 1808) came to Texas in the early 1820s as a member of Stephen F. Austin's first colony. During the Texas Revolution he served with Ben Milam in the Siege of Bexar and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto. Soon after moving his family to Goliad County about 1876, he chose this site near his home as the family burial ground. Pettus died in 1878 and was the first buried here. Graves include those of 3 other Austin colonists: Elizabeth Pettus, Sarah Pettus and Phoebe Scott; and a San Jacinto veteran, James Austin Clements. (1981)
Marker No: 4003
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: From Goliad, take SH 239 NW about 13 miles, then go south on Pettus Lane (county road) to first left (east), about .5 mile south, then follow 0.2 mile to cemetery.