Near Woodville in Tyler County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Pedigo Family Cemetery
Abram (Abel) B. and Julia Pedigo came to Texas in 1857. With their eleven children, they established a plantation near this site in the 1880s. In addition to farming, the family operated a grist mill, cotton gin, and sugar mill.
The Pedigos' daughter Cordelia and her husband, Sid McCarthy, lived in nearby Hardin County soon after Cordelia gave birth to twin daughters in 1883. One child and Cordelia died on May 24. They were brought back to the family farm for burial. Thus beginning the Pedigo family cemetery. The surviving twin was left to be reared by her grandparents. When Sid McCarthy died three years later he was interred here next to his wife and child.
All but one of A.B. and Julia Pedigo's children are buried in the family graveyard. After A.B. died in 1906 his son, Jack Hamilton, inherited the plantation and later formally set aside the cemetery in county deed records. He donated additional land to increase the size of the burial ground in 1939.
A native rock chapel, built in the cemetery by A.B. and Julia's children. Was dedicated to these area pioneers in 1938.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 30° 49.169′ N, 94° 13.372′ W. Marker is near Woodville, Texas, in Tyler County. Marker is at the intersection of Pedigo Loop Road (County Highway 4120) and County Highway 4125, on the right when traveling south on Pedigo Loop Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woodville TX 75979, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of the Town of Bevilport (approx. 8.3 miles away); Moss Hill Community Cemetery (approx. 8.3 miles away); Bevilport (approx. 11.6 miles away); John Henry Kirby and Education in Woodville (approx. 11.8 miles away); Texas Statesman Allan Shivers (approx. 11.8 miles away); Tyler County (approx. 11.8 miles away); Woodville Academy and Woodville College (approx. 11.8 miles away); Lt. Col. Phillip A. Work (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodville.
Also see . . .
1. Milling. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
2. Pedigo Texas. TSHA Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 23 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 30, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.