Monday, January 14, 2013

Griffin's Namesake

I just came across this tidbit and wanted to add it to my blog for "safe keeping". :)

After Griffin's awesome fight to get here we wanted to give him a strong family name. 

It just doesn't get any better than this! 


It's a tiny bit hard to read. For just in case I'll re-add it again here. 

"Progressive patriot and citizen soldier in Texas War for Independence. A member of Green DeWitt's colony. Came to Texas with his family in 1830. Served as guard for women and children fleeing Gonzales before the approach of Santa Anna, 1836. Is burried on his 4,428 acre land grant extending south from this site. "

David Burkett is Griffin Burkett's great grandfather times 6 (and hopefully Bobby and I are counting correctly)! 

3 comments:

Kristy said...

How cool!

Shannon said...

That's so neat! I love history and such. :) Everytime I see one of those historic signs on the side of the road, I have to stop and read it (and snap a photo if I have my camera). The name Dewitt explains Dewitt county--which is where my husband's grandparents live. And I am guessing this sign is in/near Gonzales? Thanks for sharing!

Kerry said...

What a wonderful way to honour such a great man xo

 
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