January 5, 2010

Samuel Paschall

Samuel Paschall, San Jacinto veteran, was born in Tuscumbia, Franklin, Tennessee on December 8, 1815. In 1835 he emigrated to Little Rock, Arkansas. On January 28, 1836, he arrived at Velasco on the schooner Pennsylvania, having been recruited for the regular army of Texas by Captain Amasa Turner in New Orleans. He served in the army from February 13, 1836 to June 30, 1837 and was in Captain Turner's Company at San Jacinto.

He settled at Houston and engaged in his vocation of cabinet maker and carpenter. He was married to Bridget O'Reilly at Houston, September 21, 1839. On April 21, 1860, Paschall was named among the vice presidents of a convention held on the San Jacinto Battlefield, endorsing Sam Houston for President of the United States as "the peoples candidate". He died June 6, 1874 and was buried in Saint Vincent's Cemetery.

Paschall's original tombstone
The marker in the photo below was erected in 1957 to replace his broken original tombstone. At the time this photo was taken (February 25, 2011), a large piece of Samuel Paschall's original stone still lay behind it. Both the spelling of his last name and place of birth on his original stone are incorrect.

GPS Coordinates
29° 45.549, -095° 20.644

St. Vincent's Cemetery

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