William Elbert "Buck" Mayes: Texas Historical Marker
Alabama native William Elbert "Buck" Mayes(1837-1915), son of The Rev. Isaac C. Mayes and Lucinda Fuller, came to Texas in 1856. He married Sarah (Dickerson) Clark in 1858. After serving in the Civil War Mayes returned to Houston County and became a successful lumber and mercantile businessman. He operated several small sawmills in or around Crockett from 1879 - 1880. Mayes' various commercial enterprises, which included one of the area's earliest banking operations, played a vital role in Houston County's post-Civil War development. Marker is located in Glenwood Cemetery on East Pease Ave.