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Austin in Travis County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Davis Cemetery

 
 
Davis Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, July 6, 2007
1. Davis Cemetery Marker
Inscription. George W. Davis (ca. 1809-1884), his wife Emiline P. Moore Davis (1810-1872) and family arrived in Texas in 1835. George served in Captain Mosely Bakerís company at the Battle of San Jacinto while Emiline spent six weeks with the children on the banks of the Sabine River in the Runaway Scrape. Davis received a patent for 3154 acres of his headright in 1841 and built a home north of the cemetery. The earliest dated grave is that of infant John H. Vann who died March 25, 1851, but the burial ground may have been in use as early as 1845. It remains a chronicle of Davis family members and neighbors and is cared for by descendants and friends.
 
Erected 2000 by the Texas Historical Commission.
 
Location. 30° 20.627′ N, 97° 44.658′ W. Marker is in Austin, Texas, in Travis County. Marker is on Vine Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin TX 78701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Quarry Site (approx. half a mile away); First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Austin (approx. 1.1 miles away); Austin Memorial Park Cemetery (approx. 1.1
Davis Cemetery marker with a bit of cemetery visible in back image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, January 17, 2012
2. Davis Cemetery marker with a bit of cemetery visible in back
miles away); Moore-Hancock Farmstead (approx. 1.6 miles away); Austin State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Old Zimmerman Home (approx. 2.3 miles away); Mount Bonnell (approx. 2.3 miles away); Covert Family Park Monument (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
Also see . . .  Online article about the cemetery. Article by Dr. Jeffrey Kerr, Texas historian and author, from his website blog. (Submitted on February 13, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 988 times since then and 74 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 23, 2010, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2. submitted on February 13, 2012, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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