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

Rossville Cemetery

Rossville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Boyd of Charlotte, Texas, November 30, 2012
1. Rossville Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  Texas statesman Jose Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) transferred land here along the Atascosa River to his eldest son Jose Antonio George Navarro. J.A.G. Navarro (b.1819) then gave 160 acres here to his daughter Maria Antonia Navarro (1845-1922) in 1870, on the occasion of her marriage in San Antonio to Scotsman John C. Ross (1839-1925). One acre at this site was reserved for a cemetery. Ross and his brother William subsequently founded the community of Rossville here after 1873.

The first burial was that of Juana Chaves Navarro (1820-1874), wife of J.A.G. Navarro. Other pioneers who lived in this area before the founding of Rossville are buried here. Their family names include Alvarez, Bergara, Castanon, Cruz, Galindo, Gonzales, Tabberer, Tober, Riojas, and Stokes. Confederate veteran Clemente Galindo (1844-1881) and his wife Martha Goins Galindo (1845-1903) are buried here along with many of their descendants.

By the 1920s the road to the graveyard was often impassable, so John Ross was buried in the family plot at the Episcopal Church Cemetery (1 mi. E). His wife Maria Antonia is buried here, near their home site. Other Navarro, Chaves,
Rossville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Jim Boyd of Charlotte, Texas, November 30, 2012
2. Rossville Cemetery
and Ross descendants are also buried here, including Texas Ranger Captain Tom Ross (1871-1946), son of John and Maria Antonia Ross. (1986) Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986.
Texas Sesquecentennial 1836-1986

Erected 1986 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 4356.)
Location. 29° 5.555′ N, 98° 41.74′ W. Marker is in Rossville, Texas, in Atascosa County. Marker can be reached from Jenschke Lane 0.9 miles west of Farm to Market Road 476, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Poteet TX 78065, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rossville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Anchorage Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sand Branch Baptist Church (approx. 4.2 miles away); Site of Jose Antonio Navarro Ranch Headquarters (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Rock Baptist Church (approx. 6.9 miles away); Amphion and Amphion Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Poteet (approx. 8.2 miles away); Benton City Cemetery (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rossville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2013, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 10, 2013, by John A Hensarling of Campbellton, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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