Daughters of the Republic of Texas to meet

Staff Writer
Glen Rose Reporter
The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Bosque County Chapter, plan to honor the descendents of James Lockridge Gossett.

The Bosque River Chapter of Daughters of the Republic of Texas will recognize Texas Independence Day and Flag Day (March 2), Alamo Heroes Day (March 6), and Goliad Heroes Day (March 27) by marking the graves of two special chapter members.

One of the goals of the DRT is to mark graves of citizens and veterans from the time of the Republic of Texas or of members of the organization. Bosque River Chapter will mark the graves of two sisters who were founding members of the chapter.

Edith Lucille Robinson and Willo Mae Robinson Bradley were descendants of James Lockridge Gossett who came to Texas from North Carolina before 1836. He joined General Sam Houston and his forces at Goliad and took part in the fight at San Jacinto. He moved to Erath County in 1856, settling on the banks of the Paluxy River near the town of Paluxy. Another prominent ancestor was “Choctaw Bill” Robinson, noted preacher in pioneer Texas.

The sisters were born in Comanche County to James W. Robinson and his wife, Laura Ella Luker Robinson. They were both honored by DRT for books they wrote about their family history. They served the state organization and the local chapter in many capacities.

The ceremony will be held on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. at the Oakwood Cemetery on Highway 16 North in Comanche. The public is invited.

For more information about the ceremony or about joining DRT contact Judith D’Amico at 254-898-0535.