Brackenridge Cemetery

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Among family members buried there: John A. Brackenridge (1800-62), a Warrick County, Ind. , neighbor from whom young Abraham Lincoln borrowed law brooks, 1855 founder of Texana Presbyterian Church; his son, George W. Brackenridge (1832-1902), emissary to Benito Juarez in Mexico from President Lincoln in 1860s, founder (1866) San Antonio National Bank, donor San Antonio's Brackenridge Park, member first board of regents, the University of Texas, serving 30 years, philanthropist; daughter Mary Eleanor Brackenridge (1837-1924), on first board of regents, CIA (Texas Woman's University).

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