Near Seguin in Guadalupe County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
King Family Cemetery
Also known as King Ranger Cemetery, this burial ground is a link to the history of one of Seguin's earliest families. Three brothers, John Rhodes, Henry Basil and William George King were among the city's residents during the days of the Republic of Texas. Each served the community with distinction.
John and Henry were the first of the King family to move to Texas from Tennessee. They arrived in Gonzales in October 1837 and then settled in what became Guadalupe County and helped found Seguin. In February 1841, their mother, Rachel Petty King Boyd, arrived with her second husband, John Boyd, and their brother, William George King. William G. King married Euphemia Texas Davis Ashby, and their six-month-old daughter, Mary Jane, who died in 1852, was the first to be buried here. Her parents and paternal grandmother are among the family members interred at what became the family cemetery. Texas Ranger and Mexican War veteran William G. King is one of several individuals buried here who served as Rangers.
Historic Texas Cemetery 2004
Erected 2004 by Texas Historical Commission
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1841.
Location. 29° 34.194′ N, 97° 57.047′ W. Marker is near Seguin, Texas, in Guadalupe County. Marker is on East Gonzales Street, 0.1 miles west of North King Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1060 E Gonzales Street, Seguin TX 78155, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Magnolia Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); Juan Nepomuceno Seguin (approx. ¾ mile away); Campbell Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); "White Way" Lighting (approx. 0.8 miles away); Calaboose (approx. 0.8 miles away); Colonel John Ireland (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Dietz Doll House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old Spanish Trail (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seguin.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 6, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. 2. submitted on March 28, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.