Marker photo not
available at this time
of George Taylor Jester (1846 - 1922)
Lieutenant Governor of Texas
(1894 - 1898) also father of Beauford
Jester, A later Texas Governor.
As a boy, came from Illinois to Corsicana in a two horse wagon.
Worked on courthouse, first brick building in area, for 50 cents a day.
At 18 joined confederate army, but Lee surrendered same year.
Married twice, had five children. "Clerked" for dry
goods store and traded in cotton before helping form Jester Brothers
Bank in 1881. Served as a representative (1890 - 1892) and senator
(1892-1894) from ninth district in Texas Legislature. Was one of
the founders of Southern Methodist University. Recorded Texas Historic
Marker dedicated June 9, 1969
Location: 609 W. 7th St.,