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Round Rock in Williamson County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Harrell Cemetery

 
 
Harrell Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
1. Harrell Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Jacob M. and Mary McCutcheon Harrell came to Texas from Tennessee with Robertsonís Nashville colony in 1833. Jacobís brother and sister-in-law James G. and Catherine Harrell and other family members soon followed. Both brothers served in the Texas Army. In 1838 the Harrell families were among the first to settle in the area later called Waterloo (Austin); Jacob Harrell sold his homestead to state agents for the site of the State Capitol. The Harrells owned two Austin businesses and served the city in several civic and political capacities. Jacob was elected mayor of Austin in 1847. He and his family moved to his headright around this site in 1848. The Harrells were among the first to serve in the new Williamson County government after its formation. In addition to two marked graves believed to be those of James G. and Catherine Harrell, several other family members and one of Jacob and Maryís slaves are believed to have been interred on this site.
 
Erected 1999 by the Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 12300.)
 
Location. 30° 31.489′ N, 97° 41.299′ W. Marker is in Round Rock, Texas, in Williamson County. Marker is on Bowman Drive West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Round Rock TX 78664, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Harrell Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
2. Harrell Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Round Rock Volunteer Fire Department (approx. half a mile away); William M. Owen House Complex (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Pioneer Builders (approx. 0.7 miles away); Round Rock Cemetery (approx. ĺ mile away); Slave Burial Ground in Old Round Rock Cemetery (approx. ĺ mile away); Barker House (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Round Rock (approx. 0.8 miles away); Education in Round Rock (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Round Rock.
 
Harrell Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
3. Harrell Cemetery Marker
View northwest from marker.
Harrell Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson
4. Harrell Cemetery
“At least twelve members of the Harrell family are believed to be buried in this cemetery.
James Greer, June 18, 1806–Aug. 23, 1888, built first school in Round Rock area. Keziah, Nov. 25, 1808–Aug. 5 1871, first wife of James. Catherine (Kate) Walters, 1824–1877, second wife of James, married May 8, 1872.
Jacob Mangrin, 1804–Aug. 23, 1853, first settler of Austin and Round Rock. Mary McCutcheon, 1802–July 9, 1865, wife of Jacob. John Jacob, Dec 26, 1824–Oct. 17, 1904, 2nd Lt. Ind. Co of Texas Vols., Mexican War 1845-1846. Elizabeth Roby, June 18, 1828–Apr. 30, 1908, wife of John. John Jacob, Jr., 1850–1853, son of John & Elizabeth.
Richmond Hill, 1838–1853, son of Mary Harrell Hill, nephew of Jacob and James. Mary, colored slave of Jacob."
J.M. Harrell Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Keith Peterson, October 6, 2013
5. J.M. Harrell Gravestone
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. This page has been viewed 1,270 times since then and 55 times this year. Last updated on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. Photos:   1. submitted on December 14, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   4. submitted on December 14, 2007, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas.   5. submitted on October 12, 2013, by Keith Peterson of Cedar Park, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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