“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Bartlett in Bell County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Stockton Family Cemetery

Stockton Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 5, 2007
1. Stockton Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell County in 1870. With partner J.O. Darby, the Stocktons purchased over 1,200 acres of the Moses Allen land grant that year. The Stocktons soon built a residence near this site.

This cemetery was established in April 1890 upon the death of the Stocktons' fifteen-year-old son, Simion Carothers Stockton. Years later, on December 15, 1908, Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton legally designated this property as a family cemetery.

The cemetery, which contains over eighty graves and is still in use by the Stocktons' descendants, documents over one hundred years of family history. Those interred here include Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton and twelve of their fourteen children; Ead White, a former slave who remained with the family after the Civil War; numerous children and infants; and three family members who drowned in a hurricane in Corpus Christi in 1919.
Erected 1991 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5126.)
Location. 30° 49.388′ N, 97° 
Stockton Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 5, 2007
2. Stockton Family Cemetery
28.693′ W. Marker is near Bartlett, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Stockton Rd, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett TX 76511, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Bartlett Colored School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mount Arie (Mount Ararat) Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bartlett Grammar School (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.4 miles away); Woman's Wednesday Club (approx. 3.5 miles away); City of Bartlett (approx. 3.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Bartlett.
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,044 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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