Marker [051]
Confederate Lady Paul Revere
(Preston Point, Lake Texoma)


Sophia Porter (1813-1899). Settled 1839 at Glen Eden, site now under Lake Texoma. North of here, husband Holland Coffee, early trader, built a fine home, welcomed (1845-69) US Army officers including Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. During the Civil War, wined and dined passing Federal scouts, found they were seeking Col. Jas. Bourland, Confederate defender of the Texas frontier. While guests were busy, she slipped out, swam her horse across icy Red River, warned Col. Bourland, helped prevent invasion of North Texas.