Speculator, lawyer and politician. David Burnet (1788-1870) was elected in 1836 to the position of President of The Republic of Texas. After Texas was annexed to the United States in 1845, Burnet served as Secretary of State (1846) and later as a United States senator (1866). He died in Galveston in 1870. His remains were moved from Episcopal Cemetery, to the new Magnolia Cemetery, and finally to Lakeview Cemetery (established 1886), where the Daughters of the Republic of Texas erected a monument to him and his friend, General Sidney Sherman, in 1894.

Join the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Sidney Sherman Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Galveston Historical Foundation at Lakeview Cemetery, 3015 57th Street,  on Wednesday, October 22 at 2 p.m. for a memorial graveside ceremony for Burnet, President of the Republic of Texas from March 17, 1836-October 22, 1836.

RECEPTION AFTERWARDS: The Cradle, Birthplace of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, 2902 Avenue O ½
(In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held at 1838 Michel Menard House, 1605 33rd Street.)

HOSTED BY: Sidney Sherman Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT)

SPONSORED BY: Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT)


Tom Green, SRT

Joanna Wilson, DRT
409 925 8466

2 Responses

  1. rosemary lindley

    I tried contacting Joanna Wilson, member of the local DRT chapter, as listed on your website but my email came back as undeliverable, then tried sending a text, and that too came back with an error message indicating it was an invalid number. I was sorry to have missed today’s event. That said, can you put me in touch with a local representative? I would be grateful – thank you.

    • Jami Durham

      Rosemary, we apologize for your inconvenience, but you haven’t missed the event. It is tomorrow, at 2pm, at Lakeview Cemetery on 57th and Avenue T. A reception will follow at The Cradle, Avenue O 1/2 and 29th. Joanna will be at both events.


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