Marker Text: Early land grantee in this area. Of Dutch descent, he was born in Virginia, came to Texas (then part of Mexico) in 1831 as a colonist of Stephen F. Austin, the "Father of Texas".
Received a Spanish league of land (4,444 acres) here. Active in Texas Revolution, he took part in storming of Bexar in 1835; served with Robert Coleman's Rangers in 1836. Lived in Bastrop many years, joining effort to promote town as capital of the Republic in 1893. Was collector same year; alderman 1845-47.
Married Caroline Fliesart; had 7 children. Grave located 1Mi. E. (1972)
Marker Text: 9240
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: 2 miles north on FM 20