Marker location: (Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery) (markers in NE corner of old section)
Marker erected: 1970
United States Consul to the colonies in Texas, 1829-1832. A native of Philadelphia, PA. He later joined Austin's Colony, serving in campaigns leading to Texas War for Independence. In 1837, with W. B. DeWees, he platted the town of Columbus. In 1840 he was in Battle of Plum Creek, repulsing Comanche Indians; in 1842, served under Gen. Edward Burleson in defense against Mexico's invasions.
Consuls Grave At Columbus Due Marker
An official Texas Historical Marker will be erected soon at the Columbus grave of Col. Joseph Worthington Elliott Wallace, US consul to the colonies in Texas from 1829 to 1832.
The award was announced this week by Charles Woodburn, president of the Texas State Historical Survey Committee.
Mrs. W. G. Dick of Alleyton heads the county committee which will develop plans for dedication ceremonies.
Col. Wallace, a native of Philadelphia, Pa., joined Austin's Colony after his stint as US consul and served in campaigns leading to the Texas war for independence.
In 1837, with W. B. DeWees, he platted the town of Columbus, the marker will relate.
In 1840 he was in the Battle of Plum Creek, helping to repulse Comanche Indians. In 1842 he served under Gen. Edward Burleson in defense against Mexico's invasion.
Weimar Mercury, January 7, 1971, page 1
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