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The Fearless Fifty-Nine, Martin Parmer

Martin Parmer was the 58 year old San Augustine representative. Before coming to Texas, Parmer was active in Missouri where he served a two-year term in the Missouri General Assembly, served as a delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention and did a one year term in the Missouri State Senate. He also served in the War of 1812 where he was a colonel of the Missouri militia. He came to Texas in 1825 where he participated in the Fredonian Rebellion. After the rebellion defeat, he fled Texas and upon trying to come back in 1831 was expelled by Mexican authorities but was pardoned in 1835. At the Convention, he was on the committee that drafted a constitution. In 1839, he was appointed by President Lamar to chief justice of Jasper County, which he held for less than year. Parmer was married 5 times and had 17 children.