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Winnsboro in Wood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lee Cemetery

 
 
Lee Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
1. Lee Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  North Carolina natives Benjamin Lee, his wife Alice, and their family came to this area about 1853, and soon acquired over 1,230 acres of land. The Lees operated a large cotton plantation with the help of their ten children and slave labor. Benjamin Lee became a community leader and was elected county commissioner one year after his arrival in the area.

Currently covering over thirteen acres, this cemetery began as a small family burial ground in 1856, upon the death of Benjamin Lee. Alice Lee was the second person to be buried here, and their graves are included in the Lee family plot in the oldest section, surrounded by an iron fence. The graves of the four Lee sons, all of whom served in the Confederate army, are also in the family plot.

Although established as a family graveyard, the Lee Cemetery was expanded to include graves of neighbors and gradually became a public community cemetery. Many types of stones and grave markers can be seen here, including one above-ground brick vault burial. Members of the community interred here include banker Charles H. Morris; mayor and state legislator William D. Suiter; doctor John B. Goldsmith

The entrance road comes to a "T" at the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
2. The entrance road comes to a "T" at the marker.
and newspaper publishers Homer R. and Mae O. Weir.
 
Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 8973.)
 
Location. 32° 56.179′ N, 95° 18.305′ W. Marker is in Winnsboro, Texas, in Wood County. Marker can be reached from Texas Route 37 0.3 miles north of County Road 4202, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winnsboro TX 75494, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Winnsboro (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carlock Home, 1903 (approx. 1.4 miles away); Carlock - Wilkinson Home (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Winnsboro (approx. 1.6 miles away); Winnsboro Depot (approx. 1.7 miles away); Bonnie and Clyde (approx. 1.7 miles away); Boom Town (approx. 1.7 miles away); First Baptist Church of Winnsboro (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winnsboro.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Lee Cemetery entrance gate with marker straight ahead in distance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 1, 2019
3. Lee Cemetery entrance gate with marker straight ahead in distance.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 81 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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