San Saba County Historical Commission

Historical Markers

Sion R. Bostick

San Saba Cemetery, SH 16, ¼ mile North of San Saba, Texas

(December 7, 1819-October 15, 1902) “A member of the party of young Texans who captured the escaping Mexican General Santa Anna after Battle of San Jacinto, during the Texas War for Independence. Migrated from Alabama in 1828. Served in Texas army at Gonzales and Bexar (San Antonio). 1835; at San Jacinto, 1836; and 1840 stand against Comanches, at Plum Creek. An American soldier in Mexican War, 1846; a Confederate in Hood's Brigade in the Civil War, 1860s. Married Susan Townsend; after her death, Mary Indiana Rhodes. Had several children. Became a leader in veterans’ reunions. He is buried in San Saba Cemetery.”