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  • Goliad Oak Hill Cemetery


    Oak Hill Cemetery
    Goliad, Goliad County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      James Webb (1792-1856) — of Florida; Texas. Born in Fairfax County, Va., March 31, 1792. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; justice of Florida territorial supreme court, 1828-38; Texas Republic Secretary of State, 1839, 1839; Attorney General of the Texas Republic, 1839-41; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Bastrop, Fayette, Gonzales and Travis, 1841-42, 1842-44; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845; secretary of state of Texas, 1849-51; district judge in Texas, 1854-56; died in office 1856. Member, Freemasons. Died November 1, 1856 (age 64 years, 215 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Webb County, Tex. is named for him.
      Pryor Newton Lea (1794-1879) — also known as Pryor Lea — of Tennessee. Born in Grainger County, Tenn., August 31, 1794. U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, 1821-28; U.S. Representative from Tennessee 2nd District, 1827-31; delegate to Texas secession convention, 1861. Slaveowner. Died in Goliad, Goliad County, Tex., September 14, 1879 (age 85 years, 14 days). Interment at Oak Hill Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Lavinia (Jarnagin) Lea (1770-1849) and Major Lea; brother of Luke Lea (1810-1898); married, October 6, 1818, to Maria Kennedy (1799-1828); married, May 4, 1829, to Minerva Anne Heard (1800-1840); married, December 17, 1844, to Mary Perkins (1810-1866); nephew of Luke Lea (1783-1851); uncle of Albert Major Lea; first cousin of John McCormick Lea; first cousin twice removed of Luke Lea (1879-1945).
      Political family: Lea-Cocke family of Tennessee.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial

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