"Richard Ellis" Waxahachie Things to Do Tip by keeweechic

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Richard Ellis was President of the March, 1836, Independence Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos, which declared the independence of Texas from Mexico. Ellis County was named after him. He was born and educated in Virginia 1781 and died in 1846 with the reports saying that "Judge Ellis came to his death suddenly by his clothes taking fire." There is a 1936 Centennial Marker placed here.

Address: Courthouse Square

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  • Written Dec 15, 2002
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