in Crawford County, Georgia in 1818, Joanna Troutman never set foot in Texas,
yet she is interred at the Texas
State Cemetery in Austin. She died
at her Georgia estate in 1879 but her remains were moved to the Texas
State Cemetery in 1913, honoring a request from Texas Governor Colquitt.|
contribution to Texas history was
in the sewing of a battle flag for the Georgia Battalion of volunteers in 1835.
The flag was first flown at Velasco
in January of 1836 and was taken to Goliad
where it served as the National Flag of the Republic of Texas after the Texas
Declaration of Independence was signed.
Troutman’s design of a blue five-pointed
star on a white background bore the words: “Texas and Liberty” on one side and
the Latin inscription of "Where Liberty dwells there is my country" on the other.
In addition to her statue, an oil
portrait hangs in the State
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