Marker #5353 - 1996. Born in South Carolina in 1787, Samuel Boyd Patton moved to Tennessee as a youth. After serving in the war of 1812, he moved to Alabama where he held public office and served in the state legislature. In 1837, Patton moved to Texas. He was appointed to the Board of Land Commissioners and was a member of Congress of the Republic of Texas. He helped organize Blanco County and served as their first chief justice (county judge) from 1858-60. He was the second chief justice in Kendall County in 1865. He died in 1869 and is buried across the field nearby. His gravesite is on his old homestead beneath a huge, oak tree. (1996) (FM 3351, 2.8 miles west of Kendalia)
One marker was placed at the gravesite of Samuel Boyd Patton. Another sign was placed to mark the road on FM 3351 in 1996.
Photo Credit: Sue Scruggs