Near Manor in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
This cemetery was set aside out of land settled by Gordon C. Jennings (1782-1836), his wife, Catherine (1790-1867), and four children who came from Missouri in 1833 as part of Stephen F. Austin’s “Little Colony.” Gordon was the oldest defender to die at the Alamo. Daughter Catherine (1825-1911) is remembered for “The Ride of Katie Jennings” when, as a small child, she rode horseback to warn neighbors of the invasion of the Mexican army. She married Sylvester Lockwood (1813-1889) in 1843. Their granddaughter, L.L. Lockwood (1868-1869), is the earliest burial of record. This site is honored and cared for by the descendants of these Texas pioneers.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 1998
Erected 1998 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 16117.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, Texas Independence. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
Location. 30° 16.926′ N, 97° 30.203′ W. Marker is near Manor, Texas, in Travis County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manor TX 78653, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Lee Baptist Church (approx. 2.2 miles away); James Euwin Edmiston (approx. 3.7 miles away); David Crawford Edmiston (approx. 3.7 miles away); George Self (approx. 3.7 miles away); Joseph J. Manor Cemetery (approx. 3.7 miles away); Webberville (approx. 4 miles away); Webberville Ebenezer Baptist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Littig Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manor.
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