Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter
Huntsville, Texas

DAR Motto:  "God, Home, and Country"     DAR Goals:  Education, Preservation of Our Heritage, and Patriotism


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Revolutionary Patriots


In 1971, the Mary Martin Elmore Scott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution marked the grave of Mark Manning, Revolutionary Soldier. He is one of 46 revolutionary soldiers buried in Texas. He is buried in the Manning-Brimberry Cemetery, north of Huntsville. Mark Manning was born in 1750, in Halifax County, North Carolina. He served with General Francis Marion during the Revolution. He moved to South Carolina and Alabama before coming to Texas. After the death of his wife in Conecuh County, Alabama, he came to Texas to join his son, Mark Manning, Jr. He was 97 years old by this time. His son had received land grants for serving in the Texas Revolution. He died in May of 1850 at the age of 100. Mark Manning left many descendants in Walker County, Texas.


Walker County, Texas, is proud to have a second Revolutionary Soldier buried in our county. James Tinsley was born in Culpeper County, Virginia, in 1759. He served during the American Revolution from South Carolina. He served under General Sumter and General Benjamin Lincoln. He fought in the battles of Cowpens and King’s Mountain. About 1837, he arrived in Texas with his second wife, Susannah Hooker Tinsley, and three daughters. He died in 1844, and is buried in an unmarked grave on his land grant in southeast Walker County. This original land grant was in Montgomery County since Walker County was not organized until 1846. His gravesite has never been located.  Melissa Tinsley Bridgers, one of James Tinsley's daughters, was a Real Daughter.  She was admitted to the DAR on April 9, 1892.


The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 95, Huntsville, Texas, and the Capt. John McAdams Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, placed a plaque honoring the forty-six patriots of the American Revolution buried in Texas in the Sam Houston Memorial Park in 1977. Because of construction and renovations to the park grounds, the plaque was moved to the east side of the Walker County Courthouse and rededicated in 1987. The plaque lists all the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Texas and reads: “In life, they served the cause of independence which gave us the United States of America, in death, each rests in hallowed grounds in Texas.”

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