Home of George Taylor Jester
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Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


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Home 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 Landmark, 1967.

Marker dedicated June 9, 1969
Location: 609 W. 7th St., Corsicana, Texas

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