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Subject > Art > Portrait of Noah T. Byars

Accession # SRM1969-158

Portrait of Noah T. Byars

19th century

Noah T. Byars was a Baptist minister who dedicated his life to introducing early settlers to the gospel and converting as many as possible to the Christian faith. His education was very limited. He was born in South Carolina in 1808 and came to Texas in 1835. He settled at Washington on the Brazos and opened a blacksmith shop which became the meeting place of the Constitutional Convention where the Declaration of Texas Independence was written and signed, March 2, 1836. In this print Byars is dressed in the uniform of General Sam Houston as an indication of his participation in the fight for Texas Independence.

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