Christopher Columbus Edinburgh (Edinburg) was born about 1797 in Württemberg, Bayern, Germany and came to Texas with his wife Eliza on October 10, 1824. He applied for land in Wavell's colony and was granted such on June 12, 1835, in what is now Walker County. During the Texas Revolution, he enlisted in the army on March 12, 1836 as a member of Captain William Ware's company and fought at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21. After his three month enlistment was up, he returned to his homestead. Upon the death of his wife Eliza, he married Lucenda Birdwell; the two would have eight children prior to his death on December 10, 1864. Edinburgh was buried in Falba Cemetery near Huntsville and his grave marked by the state of Texas in 1936.