Thursday, April 03, 2008

Isom Palmer - Patriot of Texas Revolution to be Honored

The Brazos County Historical Commission invites you to attend the unveiling of a marker honoring Isom Palmer, Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Texas.

Isom Palmer was the son of Martin Parmer, one of the founding fathers of Texas. Isom Palmer fought with his father during the Fredonian Rebellion in 1826-1827. During the Texas Revolution, Isom Palmer fought in the Siege of Bexar in 1835 when the Texans captured San Antonio which had been under the command of Mexican General Cos, the brother-in-law of Santa Anna. Isom Palmer served as the Sergeant at Arms of the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos in March of 1836 where his father signed the Declaration of Independence.

According to William Physick Zuber, Isom Palmer sold Sam Houston a fine gray stallion at the Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos on March 6, 1836. This was the gray horse that Sam Houston was riding as the Battle of San Jacinto began on April 21, 1836. Sam Houston and the horse presented a wonderful target for the Mexican army shoot at. Houston was shot through the left ankle and the gray stallion was killed.

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Sam Houston Rode a Gray Horse