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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kemp, Texas
Location of Kemp, Texas
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|John Baker, his wife Eliza, and their family migrated to Texas from Illinois in 1835, settling on land granted to him. Baker Cemetery began as a family burial site with the death of their infant son William in 1848. Gradually this site became a . . . — — Map (db m95897) HM|
|This community can trace its origins to 1851, when the U.S. Postal Service approved a station named Kemp with Levi Noble as first postmaster. In the years prior to the Civil War, Kemp was primarily an agricultural community, providing goods and . . . — — Map (db m95900) HM|
|In 1858 passing strangers lost a son by sudden death. Befriending them, Weaver A. Cotton (1822-96) provided gravesite at a tree near log school-church building. Later he gave community burial ground; deed was recorded 1883. Cotton and family and . . . — — Map (db m95901) HM|
|John Pyle, a veteran of the Republic of Texas Army, arrived in this area with his family in the 1850s. According to family tradition, this cemetery was begun in 1854 with the death of Pyle's son-in-law J.P. McFarland. The community which grew up in . . . — — Map (db m95904) HM|