Marker [091]
Aaron S. Mangum
(West Hill Cemetery, Sherman)


Aaron S. Mangum (September 3, 1812-August 10, 1884). South Carolinian Aaron Mangum came to Texas with a Georgia battalion in 1835 and served under Colonel James Fannin at Goliad. Mangum took ill during an expeditionary mission and fatefully avoided death at the Goliad massacre. He married Lenora Snively in 1836 and together they lived in Mississippi and Georgia before moving here to Grayson County about 1869. After his death the town of Mangum, Oklahoma, was named in his honor. (1994)