Lest we forget
Dedicated to the memory of all the men and women who gave their lives for freedom
and in honor of all who served our nation in uniform in its times of need
to preserve and protect our American way of life
Erected by . . . — — Map (db m164449) WM
The tenth of 13 children born to tenant farmers Susan and George Coleman, famed aviatrix Bessie Coleman was a native of Atlanta, Texas. The family moved to Waxahachie when Bessie was two years old. She followed her brothers to Chicago in 1915 and . . . — — Map (db m13782) HM
First Protestant Church in area. Founded in 1853 by George Law and wife Martha, pioneers from Georgia. Members first worshipped under a brush arbor, then in a log structure. In 1859 joined Methodist Conference. Began present building 1869. . . . — — Map (db m160773) HM
Originally a family cemetery, this burial ground began upon the death of Henry G. Law (1813-1854), son of George and Martha McDonald Law, who died shortly after the family moved here from Georgia. The site eventually became a community cemetery . . . — — Map (db m160774) HM
Alabama physician. Came to Texas, 1847. Served Cass County in Texas House and Senate for 24 years. Was called the Ablest Parliamentarian of his time.
Served as one of the Speakers of Texas House of Representatives in critical Civil War years, . . . — — Map (db m160772) HM
Land for this one-acre family cemetery (3.5 Mi. S) was donated by John Robin Heard (1794-1866) who came to Texas in 1853 and founded the nearby town of Cussetta. First burial occurred in 1861 after the death of Cornelius Floyd (b.1859), Heard’s . . . — — Map (db m128253) HM
Formed from Bowie County land. Created April 25, 1846; organized July 13, 1846.
Named in honor of Gen. Lewis Cass (1782-1866). United States soldier and statesman, a strong advocate of annexation of Texas. Important river port city of . . . — — Map (db m159846) HM