The Angel Monument at Oak Grove Cemetery in Historic Nacogdoches


Picture of the Angel Monument at Oak Grove Cemetery in Historic Nacogdoches

The Angel Monument of William S. Clark Jr. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Historic Nacogdoches

William S. Clark Jr. (1798-1871) was one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence. He was born in North Carolina, married Martha B. Wall and moved to Georgia where be became successful in merchandising and farming. In 1835 Clark came to Texas and represented the Sabine district at the Convention of 1836 and the Second Congress of the Republic in 1837. Sometime after 1850 Clark moved to Nacogdoches County and purchased the Planter Hotel which he operated until his death on January 3, 1871.1 A marker was placed at the graves of Clark and his wife in Oak Grove Cemetery in 1936 by the Texas Centennial Commission. The Angel Marker of William S. Clark Jr. and the obelisk monument of Thomas J. Rusk are the most visible and unique monuments in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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