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Marietta in Cass County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

John Robin Heard Cemetery

 
 
John Robin Heard Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
1. John Robin Heard Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Land for this one-acre family cemetery (3.5 Mi. S) was donated by John Robin Heard (1794-1866) who came to Texas in 1853 and founded the nearby town of Cussetta. First burial occurred in 1861 after the death of Cornelius Floyd (b.1859), Heard’s grandson. The 23 graves include those of Heard and his second wife, Mary Hopkins Heard (1806-1863). The Cemetery Fence was provided by another of Heard’s grandsons, W.Q. Henderson (1858-1934). Descendants formed a cemetery association in 1974 and organized a perpetual care trust fund.
 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 9820.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 11.704′ N, 94° 28.631′ W. Marker is in Marietta, Texas, in Cass County. Marker is on State Highway 77, 0.1 miles west of County Highway 2345, on the left when traveling west. Marker is located in small pull-out on the south side of the highway. The cemetery is located 3.5 miles south
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of this marker on County Highway 2345. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Marietta TX 75566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Naples (approx. 11.8 miles away); Naples Cemetery (approx. 11.8 miles away); Cass County Courthouse (approx. 14.3 miles away); Cass County (approx. 14.9 miles away); Trammel's Trace (approx. 16.2 miles away); Chalybeate Springs (approx. 16.2 miles away); Dalby Springs Methodist Church (approx. 16.8 miles away).
 
Regarding John Robin Heard Cemetery. (from Texas Historical Commission website) A descendant of settlers who came to America in 1720 from County Tyrone, Ireland, John Robin Heard was born in Georgia and moved to Texas in 1853. He founded the nearby town of Cussetta and acquired large landholdings in this area. In 1861 he donated property for this cemetery. His home stood near this site until the 1940s. Heard's first wife was Martha Hopkins. After her death, he married her sister, Mary Hopkins. From the two marriages, he had 12 children.
 
Also see . . .  John Robin Heard Cemetery. (This link presents some photos of the cemetery and its location.) Turn south onto CR 2345, travel approx, 3 miles. Cemetery is on the left about 500
John Robin Heard Cemetery Marker (<i>wide view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2016
2. John Robin Heard Cemetery Marker (wide view)
yards off road and up a grassy dirt road. It is in a wooded area and is fenced. (Submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 295 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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