“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Farmersville in Collin County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Huson Cemetery

Husun Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
1. Husun Cemetery Marker

Allen Daniel and his family came to Texas from Tennessee in 1847. He and his wife Elizabeth were the parents of eight children. They settled in this area in 1850 and Daniel purchased 480 acres of land in May 1851. Less than one year later, on February 25, 1852, he died and was buried on his land.

Allen and Elizabeth Daniel's daughter, Tennessee P. Daniel, was married to D.E. Huson. Tennessee Huson bought the family land from her mother in 1875, and it was during her ownership that the property surrounding her father's grave was given to the community as a public cemetery. It gradually became known as Huson Cemetery.

Those interred in this historic graveyard include many pioneers of the area, including the Daniel, Huson, Wilcoxson, and Redwine families. John Hendrex and William Piunckney Chapman, who are credited with naming the town of Farmersville, and William Gotcher, who donated land for the town square, are buried here along with members of their families. Also interred here are many former slaves and their descendants, including the Nelson, Sneed, Glass, and Bryson families. The cemetery contains hundreds of marked
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Erected 1989 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6169.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1851.
Location. 33° 10.317′ N, 96° 23.023′ W. Marker is in Farmersville, Texas, in Collin County. Marker is on Highway 814 east of Highway 610, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Farmersville TX 75442, 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. Farmersville (approx. one mile away); Farmersville I.O.O.F. Cemetery (approx. 1.2 miles away); First National Bank of Farmersville (approx. 1.4 miles away); First Baptist Church of Farmersville (approx. 1˝ miles away); First Methodist Church of Farmersville (approx. 1˝ miles away); Audie Murphy’s Homecoming (approx. 1˝ miles away); Farmersville Masonic Lodge (approx. 1˝ miles away); Bain-Honaker House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Farmersville.
Huson Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jesse Nelsen, December 18, 2020
2. Huson Cemetery and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 21, 2020, by Jesse Nelsen of Farmersville, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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