Texas Dodson Flag – Cotton 3 x 5 ft.
TX Dodson’s Flag
Size: 3 x 5 feet
This was a Mexican-Texican War Flag designed by Lt. Dodson. and sewn by his wife Sarah Bradley Dodson. Using blue, white, and red calico, she fashioned a flag of three equal squares, with a five pointed white star in the center of the blue square.
The Dodson flag is reportedly the first Lone Star flag, and the banner was displayed in the town of Gonzales in October 1835. In December 1835, it flew during the Siege of Bexar. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, two flags were seen flying over Convention Hall. One was described as a Lone Star flag and is believed to have been the one made by Sarah Dodson. Following the Texan victory at San Jacinto, the Dodsons lived in Fort Bend County, then moved in 1844 to Grimes County. They donated the land for Bethel Cemetery (5 mi. N) where Sarah was buried in 1848.