J. A. Megarity Homestead
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Navarro County, Texas


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J. A. Megarity Homestead

J. A. Mergarity Homestead
James A. Mergarity (1838 - 1911) was born in Georgia and served in the Confederate army during the Civil War.  He took part in several important battles including Gettysburg and Petersburg.  He was also present at the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee.   Megarity wed Narcissa C. Hardman in 1859, and they came to Texas in 1872.   After renting land for a time, they bought this site in 1876 and built their home.   Mergarity's land holdings grew to 187 acres, and he became a prosperous area farmer.  The Mergaritys were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South.

Location: Oak Valley Road, Oak Valley, Texas

The text of the historical markers have been posted here with the permission of the Texas Historical Commission

Dedication Program

Saturday, April 7, 1984 - 2 P.M.

Master of Ceremonies ... J. Forrest Green, Chairman Navarro County Historical Commission.

Invocation ... The Rev. Kyle Glen

Dedicatory Remarks ... Mrs. Carolyn Barnes, Descendant of J. A. Megarity

Dedication of Marker ... Linda and Chris Elder

Acceptance of Marker ... O. K. Tate Family, O. K., Janice, Terry, Jim and Caron

Historical Research by Janice Tate


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