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Near Mason in Mason County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Dizenia Peters Todd

(Aug. 5, 1826 - Jan. 1865)

 
 
Dizenia Peters Todd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
1. Dizenia Peters Todd Marker
Inscription. Born in Mississippi, Dizenia Peters moved to Texas with her parents about 1835. She married William P. Smith in 1844, and had a son, James. After Smith’s death, she married George W. Todd (1827-1901) in 1851; they had 3 daughters. Todd and members of his wife’s family settled this area in the 1850s and were among the first Mason County officials. Mrs. Todd and a black servant girl were fatally wounded in an Indian attack near this site and buried in adjacent unmarked graves.
Recorded - 1975

 
Erected 1976 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11297.)
 
Location. 30° 41.671′ N, 99° 13.72′ W. Marker is near Mason, Texas, in Mason County. Marker can be reached from Ranch to Market Road 2389 0.9 miles south of Ranch to Market Road 1723, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located next to grave site in unnamed private cemetery 400 feet from Ranch Road 2389; the above directions are to the entrance to the walking path to the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Mason TX 76856, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Todd Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Mason County
Grave of Dizenia Peters Todd image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
2. Grave of Dizenia Peters Todd
Marker at foot of grave
(approx. 3 miles away); Site of Fort Mason (approx. 3.2 miles away); Two Sheriffs of Mason County (approx. 4.2 miles away); Old Fort Mason (approx. 5 miles away); Kothmann Homesite and Cemetery (approx. 7.6 miles away); Bethel M.E. Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); Peter's Prairie School (approx. 14.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason.
 
More about this marker. The marker and grave sites are accessible by a walking path from Ranch Road 2389; the path entrance is 180 feet southwest of the Todd Mountain historical marker.

Marker was dedicated on site on April 25, 1976. (Source: Llano News, April 22, 1976, p. 15)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Graves of Dizenia Peters Todd (left, in fenced cemetery) and Servant Girl (right) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
3. Graves of Dizenia Peters Todd (left, in fenced cemetery) and Servant Girl (right)
Private Cemetery with<br>Grave of Dizenia Peters Todd image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
4. Private Cemetery with
Grave of Dizenia Peters Todd
View to east from walking path
Walking Path Entrance to Private Cemetery<br>(left center background) image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, December 9, 2015
5. Walking Path Entrance to Private Cemetery
(left center background)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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