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Flower Mound in Denton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

McCombs Cemetery

 
 
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By QuesterMark, January 31, 2016
1. McCombs Cemetery Texas Historical Marker
Inscription. The history of this small community cemetery dates to the 1850s, before Denton was selected as county seat. The site contains graves of early pioneers of the Lewisville-Flower Mound area.

Settlers included Nehemiah Wade Boyd (1823-1856), his wife Susan McCombs Boyd (1824-1917), their six children, family matriarch Mary Nowlin McCombs (1803-1867), and members of Nowlin, Sigler and Rivers families who arrived in 1855 from Tennessee. Nehemiah Boyd died suddenly of pneumonia after being chilled by a blue norther while building a log cabin for his family, and was buried on land donated by his brother-in-law, John Mathis McCombs. Susan Boyd later gave birth to their seventh child and first Texan, George Taylor Boyd (1856-1933).

Although Nehemiah Boyd's burial was long believed to be the first, archeological evidence suggests as many as 100 individuals may have been buried here and that the site was a community cemetery in use between the 1850s and 1890s. Typically graves were marked with native sandstone or brick.

Boyd descendants formed the McCombs Cemetery Association in 1990 to protect the burial site from encroaching development.
 
Erected 1997 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11846.)
 
Location. 33° 
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By QuesterMark, January 31, 2016
2. McCombs Cemetery and Marker
1.725′ N, 97° 2.23′ W. Marker is in Flower Mound, Texas, in Denton County. Marker is on Wager Road south of St Gallen Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Flower Mound TX 75028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Carrollton Black Cemetery (approx. 8.7 miles away); Westlake and the Circle T Ranch (approx. 9.9 miles away); First Baptist Church, Hebron (approx. 10 miles away); Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley (approx. 12.1 miles away); Alexander Dobkins Family Cemetery (approx. 12.8 miles away); Our Confederate Soldiers (approx. 14 miles away); The City of Denton (approx. 14 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2017, by QuesterMark of Fort Worth, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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