Lt. Col. Joseph H. Bennett, family cemetery

This historical marker, discussing Bennett's life and army career, is in Montgomery County.

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Published November 2006

A few miles east of Streetman and north of FM 3059 lay the remains of a hero of the Texas Revolution Battle of San Jacinto, Colonel of a regiment defending its frontier, a Representative in the Congress of the Republic of Texas, who was involved in the Somervell Expedition and other early events. Colonel Bennett's head rights were located in Freestone and Navarro counties. More than 25 years ago I became interested in Col. Bennett and the small cemetery he and family members were buried in.

At that time Miss Sally Epps and Mrs. Stella Jo McCowan, two lovely elderly ladies living in Streetman who were granddaughters, became concerned the little cemetery had been destroyed.

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