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

Stockton Family Cemetery

Stockton Family Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, July 5, 2007
1. Stockton Family Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell County in 1870. With partner J.O. Darby, the Stocktons purchased over 1,200 acres of the Moses Allen land grant that year. The Stocktons soon built a residence near this site.

This cemetery was established in April 1890 upon the death of the Stocktons' fifteen-year-old son, Simion Carothers Stockton. Years later, on December 15, 1908, Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton legally designated this property as a family cemetery.

The cemetery, which contains over eighty graves and is still in use by the Stocktons' descendants, documents over one hundred years of family history. Those interred here include Douglas and Mary Elizabeth Stockton and twelve of their fourteen children; Ead White, a former slave who remained with the family after the Civil War; numerous children and infants; and three family members who drowned in a hurricane in Corpus Christi in 1919.
Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
1991 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 5126.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1890.
Location. 30° 49.388′ N, 97° 28.693′ W. Marker is near Bartlett, Texas, in Bell County. Marker is on Stockton Rd, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bartlett TX 76511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First United Methodist Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.1 miles away); Site of Bartlett Colored School (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mount Arie (Mount Ararat) Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Presbyterian Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.3 miles away); Bartlett Grammar School (approx. 3.3 miles away); First Baptist Church of Bartlett (approx. 3.4 miles away); Woman's Wednesday Club (approx. 3˝ miles away); City of Bartlett (approx. 3˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bartlett.
Stockton Family Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith Peterson, July 5, 2007
2. Stockton Family Cemetery
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 9, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,376 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 9, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

May. 31, 2023