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

Connell Cemetery

Connell Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
1. Connell Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Alabama native Sampson Connell, Jr. (b. 1822) came to Texas with his family in 1834. Sampson, his father, and his brother participated at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For his efforts, Sampson received a land grant in Washington County. He moved to Milam County where he helped found the San Gabriel Christian Church, later settling in Williamson County as a farmer and stockman. During the Civil War he served in Capt. Robert Ashford's Co. B, 1st Regiment, 27th Brigade, and later in the local Home Guard. This family cemetery, also known as Bear Creek, was part of his homestead, and his 1873 burial cairn is the oldest known grave. Several relatives and friends are interred in this burial ground that honors a pioneering Texas family.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006
Marker is Property of the State of Texas

Erected 2006 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 15057.)
Location. 30° 44.543′ N, 97° 56.683′ W. Marker is in Liberty Hill, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is at the intersection of County Route 203 and Peaceful Valley Road, on the right when traveling west on County Route 203. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty Hill TX 78642, United States of America.
Other nearby markers.
Connell Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
By QuesterMark, July 2, 2014
2. Connell Cemetery and Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Concord School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Williams-Buck Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of Prairie Point Community (approx. 2.8 miles away); Site of Loafer's Glory Apostolic Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Gabriel Mills (approx. 3 miles away); Liberty Hill Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); William O. Spencer (approx. 4.5 miles away); Bryson Stagecoach Stop (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Liberty Hill.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 157 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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