Hardin Richard Runnels

Died aged c. 53

Hardin Richard Runnels (August 30, 1820 – December 25, 1873) was a United States politician. He served as the sixth Governor of Texas for one term but notably was the only person to ever defeat Sam Houston in a political contest.

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Commemorated on 5 plaques

Texas Historical Marker #05126

Stockton Family Cemetery. The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell County in 1870. With partner J.O. Darby, the Stocktons purchased over 1,200 acres of the Moses Allen land grant that year. The Stocktons soon built a residence near this site. This cemetery was established in April 1890 upon the death of the Stocktons' fifteen-year-old son, Simion Carothers Stockton. Years later, on December 15, 1908, Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stokton legally designated this property as a family cemetery. The cemetery, which contains over eighty graves and is still in use by the Stocktons' descendants, documents over one hundred years of family history. Those interred here include Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton and twelve of their fourteen children; Ead White, a former slave who remained with the family after the Civil War; numerous children and infants; and three family members who drowned in a hurricane in Corpus Christi in 1919. (1991) #5126

?, Bartlett, TX, United States where they donated , donated , and donated

Texas Historical Marker #09498

Old Boston. Established while part of Mexico; to serve plantations on Red River. Mail came horseback from Arkansas. Named for W. J. Boston, first storekeeper. A battalion was formed here to fight in Texas Revolution. First Bowie County Seat, 1841. Large stores surrounded square and two-story brick courthouse. Became educational center with 3 fine private schools. Texas governors Hardin R. Runnels and S. W. T. Lanham have lived here. New Boston (4 mi. N) founded on railroad, 1877. Boston (1 mi. S), exact county center, made county seat 1890, and this became "Old" Boston. (1966) #9498

?, Old Boston, TX, United States where they lived

Texas Historical Marker #10174

Sam Houston's 1857 Campaign in Marshall. On May 23, 1857, during his first Texas gubernatorial race, Sam Houston came to Marshall, the hometown of two of his most outspoken critics, Robert Loughery and Louis T. Wigfall, for a much anticipated debate against his opponent Hardin Runnels. Here under an oak tree, in an overwhelmingly secessionist area, the Unionist Houston spoke so eloquently that Runnels, who was scheduled to follow, declined to speak. Though he lost the election, Houston's stirring oratory brought him forty-eight percent of the Harrison County vote. #10174

W. Burleson and N. Franklin St., Marshall, TX, United States where they was

Texas Historical Marker #12410

Site of the Home of Hardin R. Runnels. Governor of Texas, 1857-1859. The house was built in 1853. Destroyed by fire in 1914. Here Governor Runnels died. He was buried nearby. His remains were later removed to the State Cemetery at Austin. #12410

?, New Boston vicinity, TX, United States where they died (1873)

Texas Historical Marker #15394

Runnels, Hardin R.. #15394

?, Austin, TX, United States where they was