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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


William Persky

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Milam County Deputy Sheriff Reese Lockett - 27 July 2003

Marker TitleWilliam Persky
AddressName of Cemetery
Locationoff FR 487 east of Sharp community, approx. 0.5 miles in NW section of cemetery - very last tombstone on extreme NW side
Citynear Sharp
Year Marker Erected1982
Text on MarkerWilliam Persky (Nov. 21, 1844 - Feb. 9, 1945) A native of Germany, William Persky migrated to the United States with his family at the age of eight. He enlisted in the Confederate army during the Civil War and served time as a prisoner of war. A farmer, Persky lived in Austin and Bell counties before moving to this area in 1925. He lived to be 100, and at the time of his death in 1945 was the oldest resident and the last Confederate veteran of Milam County.
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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Created on 27 July 2003 and last revised on 23 Apr 2004.