Schulenburg in Fayette County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Lyons Family Cemetery
James Lyons (b. 1778) brought his family to Texas from New York in 1820. While working outside his cabin near this site on Oct. 15, 1837, Lyons was killed by Comanches. His was the first grave in this family cemetery. His 12-year-old son Warren (b. 1825) was captured in the attack and held by the Indians for about 10 years before he was able to return home. In 1848 he married Lucy Boatright. They later settled in Johnson County, where he died in 1870. A stone erected here in 1931 states incorrectly that Warren Lyons, rather than his father James, was a victim of the 1837 raid.
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 3154.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian.
Location. 29° 41.121′ N, 96° 55.159′ W. Marker is in Schulenburg, Texas, in Fayette County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Eilers Street and Schultz Avenue. The marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1111 Eilers Street, Schulenburg TX 78956, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William B. Bridgers (here, next to this marker); Carl T. Morene: A Shorthorn Forever (within shouting distance of this marker); Schulenburg City Cemetery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jacob Wolters Log Cabin (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. James Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Schulenburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Turner Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schulenburg Baptist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schulenburg.
Also see . . . James Lyons. Lyons, Texas was named for James Lyons, who was killed in 1837 when Indian raiders kidnapped his son Warren. Source: The Handbook of Texas (Submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 26 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.