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Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Round Rock Cemetery

 
 
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By Keith Peterson
1. Round Rock Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established in the early 1850s in what is now known as Old Round Rock; this cemetery is the burial ground of many area pioneers and outstanding Round Rock citizens. The oldest legible tombstone, which marks the burial site of 11-year-old Angeline Scott, bears the year 1851, although there are many unmarked graves that could date from before that time.

One-half acre in the northwest part of the 4.5-acre cemetery was used as a burial ground for slaves and freedmen during the nineteenth century. Numerous war veterans are buried here, as is bank robber and outlaw Sam Bass, who died July 21, 1878, two days after being shot by Texas Rangers in Round Rock. Others buried in the cemetery include G.T. Cole, one of the few area eye doctors; Round Rock Broom Factory owner Sam Landrum; stonemason John H. Gray; Round Rock Presbyterian Church minister John Hudson; and Methodist circuit rider J.W. Ledbetter. One unusual tombstone, which marks the gravesite of Mary Ann Lavender, bears the date February 30, 1870.

The Round Rock cemetery, which contains more than 2,000 graves, is a visible reminder of the early history of this part of Williamson County. The burial ground is cared for by the Round Rock Cemetery Association.
 
Erected 1983 by The Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9331.)
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
2. Round Rock Cemetery Marker

 
Location. 30° 31.012′ N, 97° 41.797′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker can be reached from CR175 (Sam Bass Rd) 0.1 miles east of Clark St. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Barker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Education in Round Rock (approx. 0.4 miles away); William M. Owen House Complex (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Round Rock (approx. half a mile away); Harrell Cemetery (approx. mile away); The Pioneer Builders (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sam Bass' Death Site (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Also see . . .  Sam Bass from Frontier Times. (Submitted on December 11, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Round Rock Cemetery Marker
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
4. Round Rock Cemetery Marker
Sam Bass Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
5. Sam Bass Gravestone
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
6. Round Rock Cemetery
Seaborn Barnes Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
7. Seaborn Barnes Tombstone
Here lies Seaborn Barnes, a member of the Sam Bass gang. Born in Cass County, Texas in 1849. He was known as "Seab" or "Nubbins Colt."

On Friday July 19, 1878 at 4:15 P.M. he was shot through the head as he fled Koppells Store located next to Millers Exchange Bank on Main Street, Round Rock; following the killing of Deputy A.W. Grimes, & the wounding of Deputy Maurice Moore. The fatal shot was fired by Texas Ranger Richard C. Ware.

"He was right bower to Sam Bass."
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By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
8. A.W. Grimes Gravestone
Here lies A.W. Grimes, Williamson County Deputy Sheriff & former Texas Ranger who was killed in Koppells Store, Main Street, Round Rock, July 19, 1878 as he attempted to disarm gangmembers Sam Bass, Seaborn Barnes & Frank Jackson. It is not known who fired the fatal shot. He left a wife and three children. She received $200 & one of the Bass Gang horses as indemnity for her husband's death.
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By Sharon N. Goodman, April 6, 2013
9. Round Rock Cemetery Marker
In Memory of
Mary Ann
Lavender
Died
Feb 30, 1870
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   9. submitted on , by Sharon N. Goodman of Round Rock, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016.
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