Matagorda County Recorded
Texas Historic Landmark
 

Matagorda
 

Dale-Rugeley-Sisk Home

751 Catalpa Street
284132.71N      955752.54W


DALE-RUGELEY-SISK HOME CA.1830
RECORDED TEXAS HISTORIC LANDMARK-1964

HAS WITHSTOOD MANY HURRICANES.
A CULTURAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL
CENTER. HOME OF: A. C. HORTON, 1ST
LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR OF TEXAS
AND GOVERNOR 7 MONTHS; REV.
CALEB IVES, 1ST RECTOR OF 1ST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN TEXAS; W.
L. SARTWELL, PARTNER IN IVES-
SARTWELL-ACADEMY; A LEADING
CHURCH WOMAN, MRS S. M. DALE; F. L.
RUGELEY, SON OF A CONFEDERATE
LEADER; ROBT. J. SISK, PIONEER IN
RICE, OIL AND LAND DEVELOPMENT.

 


Albert Clinton Horton         Caleb Smith Ives           W. L. Sartwelle          F. L. Rugeley           Robert J. Sisk
 
 
"The Rugeley home was a large, comfortable, old house that had been built in the 1830's by Ira Ingram, who was the first secretary of Matagorda and the first Speaker of the House of Representatives. From 1837 until 1841, Colonel Albert C. Horton, who was to become the first Lieutenant Governor of Texas, lived in the house. A Joshua Denest next lived in the house for one year until 1842 when the Reverend Caleb S. Ives, the first Episcopal minister in Texas who organized the first Episcopal Church in the State at Matagorda, turned the house into an academy. W. L. Sartwelle taught in the Ives Academy before purchasing it in 1851. He lived there until 1859. Mrs. S. M. Dale was the next owner of the house, and it was her home from 1859 until 1887 when she sold it to Francis L. Rugeley. His widow, Miss Carrie, sold the house to Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Sisk in 1942, and it was owned in 1984 by Mrs. Allie Lee Sisk and Dr. and Mrs. William H. Parham. In 1964, the distinguished old house received a Texas Historical Medallion designation it as a historic building in the State."

From the family history of Francis Lewis and Sarah Caroline Robbins Rugeley
 



 
Marker wording typed by Faye Cunningham.

 

Copyright 2011 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
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Created
Sep. 5, 2011
Updated
Sep. 5, 2011
   

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