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By QuesterMark, September 6, 2021
Bethel Cemetery and Marker
1Texas (Anderson County), Bethel — 8737 — Bethel Cemetery
Originally part of a Mexican land grant awarded to Jose de Jesus Grande in 1828, land at this site was later granted to early area settler Henry Rampy. Rampy, who had come to this part of Texas in 1848, deeded 5 acres of his land in 1859 for a . . . Map (db m181660) HM
2Texas (Anderson County), Mound Prairie — 8781 — Mound Prairie Cemetery
The earliest marked graves in this cemetery date to the late 1850s. Although settlement of the Mound Prairie community occurred much earlier. Mound Prairie, once the home of a Baptist College known as Mound Prairie Institute, declined during the . . . Map (db m161101) HM
3Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 8754 — Fort Houston Cemetery
In 1835, Joseph Jordan and William S. McDonald donated about 500 acres of land in this area for the town of Houston, later known as Fort Houston. An early map of the townsite shows a section designated as a "public burying ground." The infant . . . Map (db m181890) HM
4Texas (Anderson County), Palestine — 11660 — Swanson Cemetery
Micam Main of Illinois was granted a league of land by the Mexican government in 1835. One of the area's first brickmakers, Samuel M. Warden, died while working on Main's estate on Christmas Eve in 1847. He was interred on this site. According to . . . Map (db m128982) HM
5Texas (Andrews County), Andrews — 1257 — Dorsie M. Pinnell(June 25, 1875-July 23, 1939)
Descendant of a Virginian who fought in the American Revolution. Came to Texas at 17 for health. Served (1898-1899) in Spanish-American War, Co. K, 1st Texas Inf. Vol. Regt. Later took up ranching in Andrews County. Married Jessie Whitten; had 4 . . . Map (db m61373) HM
6Texas (Angelina County), Central — 14796 — Gann Memorial Cemetery
This burial ground, which contains over 3,000 graves, has served area residents since the mid-1800s. In 1860, Nathan W. Gann, who came to Texas with his family in 1836, donated this property and a church building he constructed to Williams Chapel . . . Map (db m28290) HM
7Texas (Angelina County), Diboll — 8718 — Prairie Grove
The community of Prairie Grove began in 1845 and became a place for early settlers to gather. A cemetery began in 1849 when the young daughter of John M. and Caroline Stovall died. In the 1880s a school/church building was erected near the cemetery, . . . Map (db m79123) HM
8Texas (Angelina County), Huntington — 7003 — Joseph Herrington
When Angelina County was organized in 1845, Alabama native Joseph Herrington (1823-89) was one of six men appointed by the legislature who set boundary lines and selected Marion as the first seat of government. That same year, at the age of 22, he . . . Map (db m32054) HM
9Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 14367 — Berry Cemetery
In 1850, Samuel and Elizabeth Berry brought their family and slaves here from Limestone Co., Alabama. Samuel's plantation covered hundreds of acres and included a cotton gin and gristmill. Berry Cemetery began in 1863 when Samuel's grandson and . . . Map (db m36110) HM
10Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 7006 — Homer Cemetery
In 1854 W.W. Manning established a drugstore and sawmill in this area, and named the community after his former home in Homer, Louisiana. In 1856 Homer was chosen as Angelina County seat, following a mandate from the Texas Legislature to locate a . . . Map (db m31713) HM
11Texas (Angelina County), Lufkin — 12819 — Whitehouse Cemetery
According to local tradition, this cemetery may take its name from the 19th-century Cole family home, a structure whose whitewashed exterior stood out from the majority of other log houses and frame buildings in the area. It lies on what was once a . . . Map (db m29713) HM
12Texas (Angelina County), Pollok — 13518 — Pollok Cemetery
Since the late 1800s, this cemetery has served the residents of the town of Pollok. Before the end of the 19th century, the Pollok community was established near a railroad. Here, Richard Blair built the settlement's first sawmill, setting Pollok's . . . Map (db m29229) HM
13Texas (Angelina County), Redland — 14371 — Walker Cemetery
This part of Angelina County has long been called Red Land, or Redland, for the red soil ridge that forms the center of the community. In 1846, Thomas R. Walker moved into the area from North Carolina. In 1851, he wed Emily Z. Briscoe, and the . . . Map (db m26869) HM
14Texas (Aransas County), Aransas Pass — 11686 — Cementerio San Antonio de Padua
According to local lore, George Lewis (1859–1895) donated one-half acre of land at this site to the Hispanic citizens of the area for use as a cemetery, provided that he be buried in the center of the land. Handmade stones indicate burials . . . Map (db m53744) HM
15Texas (Aransas County), Fulton — 2081 — Fulton Cemetery
Land for this community graveyard was set aside when the town of Fulton was platted by George Ware Fulton in 1868. The earliest documented burial is that of a child, Louis L. I. Greenough (1868-1869). The large number of childrens’ graves attests to . . . Map (db m53697) HM
16Texas (Aransas County), Lamar — 5368 — The Lamar Cemetery
This burial ground originally served pioneer settlers of the Lamar community. Founded by James W. Byrne (d. 1865), a native of Ireland and a veteran of the Texas Revolution, it was named for his friend Mirabeau B. Lamar, former President of the . . . Map (db m53713) HM
17Texas (Aransas County), Rockport — 4326 — Rockport Cemetery
This cemetery has served the citizens of Rockport and Fulton for over a century. The oldest marked grave is that of Emma Fulton (d. 1876), granddaughter of George Ware Fulton, who was instrumental in the development of the area and was interred in . . . Map (db m53596) HM
18Texas (Armstrong County), Claude — 906 — Claude Cemetery(Established 1890)
Dan Cavanagh settled here in 1885 and bought this land in 1888. In 1890 he gave a grave site for railroad worker Neal DeBerry. Settler C.C. Bates was buried in 1890, and early burials from the Fort Worth & Denver Railroad right-of-way were later . . . Map (db m100495) HM
19Texas (Atascosa County), Charlotte — 13619 — Chilipitin Cemetery
Early settlers Dario and Manuelita Douglas Tober acquired land here in 1877 and later set aside this site for a family cemetery. The oldest marked grave, that of teenager Nieves Douglas Tober, dates to 1903. The Tober family deeded the original . . . Map (db m56664) HM
20Texas (Atascosa County), Jourdanton — 15165 — Jourdanton City Cemetery
T.H. Zanderson and city namesake Jourdan Campbell bought the 40,000-acre Toby Ranch in 1907 and laid out the town of Jourdanton. The original plat included two blocks designated for use as a cemetery. The Artesian Belt Railroad built through the . . . Map (db m56665) HM
21Texas (Atascosa County), Leming — 13779 — Brite Cemetery
Brite Cemetery has served citizens of Atascosa County since the 1850s. It was formally set aside when Thomas Ransdele Brite passed away in 1859, though the earliest marked burial is that of his infant son, Dan (d. 1854). Thomas Brite was born in . . . Map (db m56588) HM
22Texas (Atascosa County), Leming — 4681 — Shiloh Cemetery
The first burial in this graveyard, that of fourteen-year-old John Uzell, took place in 1857. The land at that time belonged to Isaac H. Cavender, Sr., who was related to Uzell. Cavender allowed other burials on his property and soon the graveyard . . . Map (db m56610) HM
23Texas (Atascosa County), Lytle — 373 — Benton City Cemetery(Established 1870)
First public cemetery in this community, which was famous in early days for its outstanding school, aggressive businesses, and newspaper, the Benton City "Era." Site was given by James M. Jones, farmer-livestock raiser and leading citizen, whose . . . Map (db m56587) HM
24Texas (Atascosa County), Pleasanton — 12533 — Pleasanton City Cemetery
Begun in 1865 as a family burial ground, the Pleasanton City Cemetery is a reflection of the history of the community from its earliest days. The first burial was that of three-year-old Gustave B. Doak, whose parents, Jonathan and Mary Elizabeth . . . Map (db m56600) HM
25Texas (Atascosa County), Poteet — 155 — Amphion and Amphion Cemetery
Amphion traces its beginning to the establishment of Atascosa County's first courthouse which is believed to have been constructed near this site at the county seat of Navatasco in 1857. Amphion, thought to have been named after a figure in Greek . . . Map (db m56582) HM
26Texas (Atascosa County), Poteet — 13595 — Anchorage Cemetery
The family of William and Mary Allen Stiggins emigrated here from Prince Edward Island, Canada, in 1882. Included in the group were their daughter Mary Jane (1855-1935), who had studied medicine, and her fiancé Thomas Whittet (1838-1913), a former . . . Map (db m56633) HM
27Texas (Atascosa County), Rossville — 4356 — Rossville Cemetery
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 . . . Map (db m63703) HM
28Texas (Atascosa County), Somerset — 3795 — Old Rock Baptist Church
Organized as Medina Baptist Church in April 1857 at Mann's Crossing, near Macdona. Until 1866, when members built an arbor here near Old Somerset, the services were held in homes or in a schoolhouse. Site for meetinghouse and cemetery (2.5 . . . Map (db m56604) HM
29Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 1132 — Cumings Family Vault
Rebecca Cumings and her three brothers, James, John, and William, migrated to Texas from Virginia in 1821. As members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony, they were given 20,000 acres here in return for the construction and operation of a mill . . . Map (db m157520) HM
30Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 4018 — Michael Robert Pilley
A member of the Mier Expedition, 1842 Born in Grantham, England March 30, 1820 Died January 4, 1865 Erected by the State of Texas 1936Map (db m157516) HM
31Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 12711 — Oak Knoll Cemetery
Frederick William (1800-1854) and Marie Louise Starke (1827-1894) Luhn purchased 697 acres here in 1848. When Frederick died in 1854, he was buried on this homestead just east of their log home. A year later, Marie married John Siegfried . . . Map (db m157513) HM
32Texas (Austin County), Bellville — 13841 — Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
Established 1861 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006 Marker is property of the State of TexasMap (db m157631) HM
33Texas (Austin County), Bellville — Pilgrim's Rest CemeteryFounded June 10, 1880 by: — Bellville Cemetery Society —
As Pilgers Ruh Friedhof Gemeinde First land purchased from Wm. Graf, 2 acres, 6-10-1881 by Trustees J. Harloff · O. Sander · F. Drop, 3-10-1881 Colbert and Anita Mewis donated 3.29 acres to the cemetery Total acres 1990: 9.64 Oldest tomb . . . Map (db m157633) HM
34Texas (Austin County), Industry — 18823 — Industry Pilgrims Rest Cemetery
Soon after Friedrich Ernst and Charles Fordtran came to the area at the western side of Stephen F. Austin's grant in 1831, now Austin County, the town of Industry became the first permanent German settlement in Texas. Following the Gotier Trace, . . . Map (db m176225) HM
35Texas (Austin County), Industry — Industry United Methodist Cemetery
This burial ground has served Industry, the oldest permanent German settlement in Texas, since the mid-1800s. Property for a cemetery was deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Church South in 1854. During the 1860s, the church split into the Methodist . . . Map (db m176226) HM
36Texas (Austin County), New Ulm — 16009 — Frnka Family Cemetery
In 1926, Jan Jindrich Frnka (d. 1935) and his wife, Cecilie (Kroulik) (d. 1933), conveyed property to three trustees for use as a family burial ground. J.J. and Cecilie Frnka were parents of thirteen children; all of the children, with the exception . . . Map (db m30737) HM
37Texas (Austin County), New Ulm — 16010 — New Ulm Cemetery
The town of New Ulm was originally called Duff's Settlement at the time of its founding, and was named for James C. Duff, who in 1841 acquired title to the site upon which the settlement was founded. A post office began operation in 1853. At that . . . Map (db m30726) HM
38Texas (Austin County), San Felipe — 2075 — Frydek Catholic Cemetery
Czech immigrants began settling in this area in the 1850s. They named their new community Frydek after a town in their homeland. When two people died in 1885, they were buried here on land owned by Jan Pavlicek. By 1890, when Pavlicek officially . . . Map (db m145792) HM
39Texas (Austin County), San Felipe — 4537 — San Felipe de Austin Cemetery
San Felipe de Austin was established in 1824 as the community and administrative headquarters of Stephen F. Austin's original Anglo American colony in Texas. The site for the township was chosen by Austin and the Baron Felipe Enrique Neri de . . . Map (db m116994) HM
40Texas (Austin County), Sealy — 4624 — Sealy Cemetery
In 1879 Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railway Company agent George Sealy purchased 11,635 acres at this location from the township of San Felipe de Austin for the purpose of establishing a railroad depot. The village of Sealy soon developed around . . . Map (db m162576) HM
41Texas (Austin County), Wallis — Hartsville Cemetery
This land was purchased for the purpose of establishing a school, church, and cemetery by P.L. Habermacher, Miles J. Allen, and J.S. Dabney in 1903. The Hartsville school was a 2 room building that was used until 1939 when students were . . . Map (db m168498) HM
42Texas (Austin County), Wallis — 13842 — Hartsville Cemetery
Established 1899 Historic Texas Cemetery - 2006 Marker is Property of the State of Texas Map (db m186760) HM
43Texas (Austin County), Wallis — 16415 — Wallis Cemetery
Also known as the Protestant Cemetery, this burial ground has served the Wallis Community and surrounding area since the 1890s. The earliest settlers in the area were William and Lydia Ann (English) Guyler, Kentucky natives who arrived here in . . . Map (db m168496) HM
44Texas (Austin County), Wallis — 11702 — William Henry & Lydia Ann English Guyler
Kentucky natives William Henry Guyler (1823-1897) and Lydia Ann English (1826-1920) were married in 1845 and journeyed to Texas in 1859. They purchased a homestead on the Milburn and Davis Land Grant in Austin County. William Guyler erected a log . . . Map (db m168489) HM
45Texas (Bailey County), Enochs — 14145 — Enochs Cemetery
This burial ground has served the community of Enochs since the early 20th century. In 1924, Isaac C. Enochs, Jr. (d. 1958), a land speculator and sheep rancher, donated land for the settlement, including a site for a cemetery. The oldest interment . . . Map (db m73661) HM
46Texas (Bailey County), Maple — 17443 — Maple Cemetery
In 1934, in the midst of drought and the Great Depression, landowner Maple Wilson donated four acres for a cemetery for the small community that bore his name. It was used briefly up until World War II. Today, the identities of only three burials . . . Map (db m151349) HM
47Texas (Bailey County), Muleshoe — 11719 — Bailey County Cemetery
When Mariah “Aunt Rye” Long died in 1918, Emil and Anna Wellsandt offered a parcel of their land on this site for use as a public burial ground. Several others were buried in 1918, most of them victims of the influenza epidemic. The . . . Map (db m73698) HM
48Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 13565 — Bandera Cemetery
The Bandera Cemetery has served the town of Bandera since the 1850s. The site's oldest burial dates to 1851, before the town's establishment several years later. Many former community leaders of the area are buried in the cemetery. In addition, . . . Map (db m155430) HM
49Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 904 — Clark Family Cemetery
​Located on the original homestead of Bandera County pioneer Amasa Clark (1825-1927), this small cemetery contains the graves of several generations of the Clark family. The first recorded burial was that of Clark's first wife, Eliza Jane, . . . Map (db m155427) HM
50Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — 18801 — Hendrick ArnoldSurvey No. 59 — Colored Burial Ground —
Freedman and soldier Hendrick Arnold (1804-1849) was awarded land following the Texas Revolution for his participation in the Siege of Bexar and the Battle of San Jacinto. He received six surveys in what was then Bexar county, including this . . . Map (db m162318) HM
51Texas (Bandera County), Bandera — Polly Cemetery - 1890J.P. Rodriguez Settlement 1858-1935
In the late 1850's, Jose Policarpio" Polly" Rodriguez (1829-1914), a noted US Army scout with 2nd Calvary, became one of the first settlers of Bandera County. His first purchase of 600 acres included this property. Ultimately, he acquired over 4,000 . . . Map (db m189491) HM
52Texas (Bandera County), Medina — 2760 — Joe H. Newcomer
Joe H. Newcomer (Jan. 19, 1910 - Dec. 23, 1967) Special Texas Ranger, Deputy Sheriff, Justice of Bandera County, World War II Shipboard Security Officer for Chemical Company, Also Uvalde Alderman, County Clerk, Chief of Police. Member . . . Map (db m155439) HM
53Texas (Bandera County), Pipe Creek — Welcome to Polly, TxJ.P. Rodriguez Settlement 1858-1935
Polly, Texas was founded by Jose Policarpio "Polly" Rodriguez (1829-1914) in 1858. Polly was a noted frontieraman, surveyor and US Army scout with the 2nd Calvary who became one of the first settlers of Bandera County. His purchase of acreage and . . . Map (db m189485) HM
54Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 13216 — Fairview Cemetery
The City of Bastrop was first laid out between 1830 and 1832. Included in the initial community plat was a twelve-acre cemetery overlooking the colony. Tradition holds that the first known grave was that of Sarah Wells (d. 1831), a child of early . . . Map (db m117717) HM
55Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 13845 — New Red Rock Cemetery
As early as the 1850s, settlers of the community of Red Rock had established homes in this area. In 1870, the Red Rock Post Office opened, and by the mid-1870s, the settlement supported the Red Rock Male and Female Academy. The town grew, with about . . . Map (db m149379) HM
56Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — 9221 — Old Red Rock Cemetery
The town of Red Rock grew at the crossing of the Austin - Port Lavaca Stagecoach Road (now FM 812) and the Bastrop - Gonzales Trail (now CR 229). In 1892 the town moved one mile east to the newly-laid railroad. This site, with more than 370 graves, . . . Map (db m149376) HM
57Texas (Bastrop County), Bastrop — War Babies
During WWII, over 300,000 troops were trained seven miles north of Bastrop at Camp Swift. Many women moved to Bastrop for a few months to be near their soldier one last time before his deployment overseas. Some of these women, upon the death of a . . . Map (db m117781) HM
58Texas (Bastrop County), Jeddo — 9175 — John Socrates Darling
Born April 24, 1806 Came to Texas in 1835. A soldier in the Texas War for Independence before and during the Siege of Bexar 1835 and participated in the Battle of San Jacinto 1836 Died April 6, 1870 His wife Louranie Darling Born June 10, 1810 . . . Map (db m180695) HM
59Texas (Bastrop County), Jeddo — Rev. Benjamin F. Fry
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60Texas (Bastrop County), McDade — 20044 — Siloah Cemetery
Named for the community it served, Siloah, meaning "Sent," takes its name from the Siloah Pool in the Bible where Jesus healed a blind man after coating his eyes with clay. In 1882, August Wolf, a member of the German Lutheran congregation at . . . Map (db m187568) HM
61Texas (Bastrop County), McDade — 7160 — Three Oaks (Goerlitz) Cemetery
The earliest marked graves on this site were those of infant Peter Goerlitz and two-year-old Emma Goerlitz. The property was primarily a family cemetery until 1893, when Peter Kellermier deeded one acre for burial purposes. The cemetery was long . . . Map (db m187572) HM
62Texas (Bastrop County), Paige — 9191 — Grassyville Cemetery
German immigrants settled the Grassyville community in the 1850s and organized a Methodist church. Many gravestones in this cemetery are lettered in German script. The two earliest burials, Auguste D. Hamff and Bertha Kunkel, are both dated 1871. . . . Map (db m187556) HM
63Texas (Bastrop County), Smithville — 9242 — Young School House and Cemetery
In 1872, area pioneer John P. Young (1829-1906) donated two acres of his land for a community school and cemetery. The earliest marked grave, that of W. T. Sanders, is dated 1874. Since then, the cemetery has been used primarily by area settlers and . . . Map (db m160307) HM
64Texas (Bee County), Beeville — 14265 — St. Rose Cemetery
This historic African American burial ground is associated with two congregations organized in the 1880s. Many buried here were members of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church or Jones Chapel United Methodist Church. Some burials took place prior to . . . Map (db m32235) HM
65Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 12393 — Donahoe Community
Colonists settled in the late 1840s along the fertile Donahoe Creek. Samuel Gibbs Leatherman (1799-1888) arrived in 1854 and opened the first mercantile store. He gave land for the cemetery and brought in the first doctor. In 1880 Leatherman donated . . . Map (db m29073) HM
66Texas (Bell County), Bartlett — 5126 — Stockton Family Cemetery
The Stockton Family Cemetery is located on land originally granted in 1859 by Texas governor Hardin R. Runnels to Moses Allen, a veteran of the Siege of Bexar. Douglas Hayden Stockton and his wife Mary Elizabeth (White) brought their family to Bell . . . Map (db m28455) HM
67Texas (Bell County), Belton — South Belton Cemetery
South Belton cemetery is located on Kinney Hill on the south side of Nolan Creek. Bell County and Belton were formed in early 1850. The cemetery was established soon after. The oldest remaining marked death date is May 21, 1851, when Elizabeth . . . Map (db m152297) HM
68Texas (Bell County), Holland — 12512 — Post Oak Cemetery
The only physical remnant of the Post Oak community, this cemetery began as the burial ground for the family of Isham McMillin, who acquired land in this part of Bell County in 1855. The oldest marked grave, that of McMillin’s daughter Elizabeth, . . . Map (db m89692) HM
69Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 2622 — Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery
The first burial in this graveyard, that of Wilhelm Wolf, took place in 1891, two years after the German Evangelical Lutheran Emmanuel Congregation was formally organized. The Rev. H.F. Daude (1850-1924), who served as first pastor, deeded land here . . . Map (db m121279) HM
70Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 3264 — Maxdale Cemetery
Established in the 1860s to serve the rural community of Pleasant Grove, this cemetery is one of the oldest in Bell County. Land for the graveyard was given by Frank N. McBryde, Sr., whose 1883 application for a post office for the community . . . Map (db m121241) HM
71Texas (Bell County), Killeen — 3275 — McBryde Cemetery
Mancel T. McBryde (1821-1896), who brought his family here from Georgia in the early 1860s, began this family cemetery in 1885 upon the death of his wife, Jane W. Goar McBryde (1826-1885). A farmer and rancher, McBryde selected a site south of his . . . Map (db m121235) HM
72Texas (Bell County), Salado — 17448 — Old Salado Graveyard
This burial ground was likely in use about the time a U.S. Post Office was established in Salado Springs in 1852. In 1854 Col. Elijah Sterling C. Robertson purchased a large tract of land north and south of the springs that included the cemetery. . . . Map (db m29348) HM
73Texas (Bell County), Salado — 4491 — Salado Cemetery
Established 1856 on 2.5-acre site given by E.S.C. Robertson. Distinguished Texans interred here include the Rev. G.W. Baines, great-grandfather of President Lyndon B. Johnson; the Rev. and Mrs. J.E. Ferguson, parents of Governor James E. . . . Map (db m29376) HM
74Texas (Bell County), Salado — 5761 — West Salado Cemetery
Located in an area populated by former slaves following the Civil War, this cemetery dates to the 1870s. The earliest documented grave is that of Jozie Fulbright, who died in 1877, although according to local oral tradition there may be earlier . . . Map (db m29308) HM
75Texas (Bell County), Temple — 13051 — Moffat Cemetery
This burial ground began as a family and Masonic cemetery. Although many, possibly older, graves exist, the oldest marked grave is that of Mary Marshall (d. 1861). In 1869, eight years after Marshall's death, J.A. Grimes sold his farm to Mary E. . . . Map (db m118964) HM
76Texas (Bexar County), Leon Valley — 1516 — Evers Family Cemetery
Claus (1817-1900) and Johanna (1818-1905) Evers and their children Christian (1847-1915) and Christina (1850-1914) came to Texas from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 1855. They moved here in 1874. This cemetery began on their farm in 1877, when a . . . Map (db m171800) HM
77Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — A National Cemetery System
Civil War Dead An estimated 700,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War between April 1861 and April 1865. As the death toll rose, the US government struggled with the urgent but unplanned need to bury tallen Union . . . Map (db m163714) HM
78Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Alamo Funeral Pyre
On this spot bodies of heroes slain at the Alamo were burned on a funeral pyre. Fragments of the bodies were afterward buried here. This tablet is the gift of relatives of Green B. Jemision and of other friends. Second Marker The De . . . Map (db m30589) HM
79Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 2943 — Charles Frederick King
Served in the Texas Army 1836 • • Was Mayor of San Antonio, 1847 - 1849 and 1852 - 1853 • Born in New Hampshire, January 17, 1811 Died in San Antonio, May 13, 1869Map (db m177381) HM
80Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 16417 — Coker Cemetery
South Carolina native John "Jack" Coker came to Texas in 1834 and fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. In gratitude for his service, Coker received from the Republic of Texas a one-third league, which totalled 1,920 acres and was situated along . . . Map (db m177119) HM
81Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 3371 — Col. Edward Miles(Feb. 8, 1816 - Apr. 1, 1889) — Noted Texas Soldier —
Came to Texas 1829. Served in Battles of Anahuac and San Jacinto in Texas War for Independence and the Indian, Mexican and Civil Wars. Born Natchez, Miss., Married Mary Ann Sawyer 1850. Prominent in Civic and Public Affairs. Recorded - . . . Map (db m163736) HM
82Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1023 — Confederate Cemetery
This cemetery is located within part of a 40-acre grant of land given to the city of San Antonio by the King of Spain. The property was later subdivided into twenty-nine separate cemeteries by city aldermen, and this area was designated as City . . . Map (db m30150) HM
83Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 1903 — James Nathaniel Fisk
Served in the Army of Texas March 6, 1836 to November 16 1837 • Born in Swanton Vermont, September 4, 1815 Died April 15, 1876 Erected by the State of TexasMap (db m163399) HM
84Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4960 — Jefferson Davis Smith(1862 - 1940)
Jefferson (Jeff) Davis Smith, son of Henry M. and Fanny (Short) Smith, was born in Kendall County, Texas. Jeff, age 9, and his brother Clint, age 11, were kidnapped by Lipan and Comanche Indians while herding sheep near their home in 1871. Jeff . . . Map (db m177107) HM
85Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 935 — John "Jack" Coker(May 10, 1789 - Jan. 4, 1861)
Came from South Carolina to Texas in 1834. Served in Battle of San Jacinto in Texas War for Independence, 1836. Was one of a party with Deaf Smith that destroyed Vince's bridge near Pasadena. This deed may have kept Santa Anna's army from retreat . . . Map (db m177129) HM
86Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 11751 — John Lang Sinclair(November 26, 1879 - January 4, 1947)
In 1899, John Lang Sinclair became a student at the University of Texas (UT) in Austin. The first UT band was formed in 1900 and Sinclair, possessing an aptitude for music, joined it as well as the Glee Club. The student head of the Glee Club, . . . Map (db m30131) HM
87Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Lost Burial Place of the Alamo Defenders"San Antonio Daily Express" — July 6, 1906 —
August Beisenbach, city clerk of San Antonio states that when he was an 8 year old boy playing on the Alameda (Commerce St.) he witnessed the exhuming of bodies or remains consisting of bones and fragments of bones, of victims of the siege of The . . . Map (db m163441) HM
88Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Malinda Brown Coker
Malinda Brown Coker, wife of Joseph Coker, was born in 1811. She died May 24, 1853 and is buried in City Cemetery, Jacksonville, Texas. Malinda died enroute to this land as she, her husband Joseph, and family were traveling from Alabama to . . . Map (db m177127) HM
89Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 17451 — McCulloch Cemetery
Samuel McCulloch, Jr. (1810-1893), wounded at the Battle of Goliad October 9, 1835, was one of the first casualties of the Texas Revolution. This site is part of land he received in 1850 as a bounty for his service. The oldest marked grave is that . . . Map (db m179924) HM
90Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — Remains of the Alamo Heroes
The remains of the Alamo Heroes are entombed in the chapel at the left-hand side of the entrance to this cathedral Visitors WelcomeMap (db m30343) HM
91Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 4963 — Samuel S. Smith
. . . Map (db m177383) HM
92Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — San Antonio National Cemetery
National Cemetery San Antonio National Cemetery was established in 1867 on land the city gave to the federal government. The 2-acre parcel occupied a hill about a mile east of the city plaza. By December 1868, the cemetery was enclosed by . . . Map (db m163670) HM
93Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — The Historic African American Cemetery
During San Antonio's segregated era these grounds became designated at the burial place for citizens of African descent. Many important historical figures are interred at this location, including Lafayette Walker a leader during Reconstruction . . . Map (db m163614) HM
94Texas (Bexar County), San Antonio — 5960 — Zion Lutheran Church and Cemetery
The earliest burial in this cemetery occurred upon the death of Anton Gugger, a German immigrant who was interred on his farmland in 1881. In 1906, Gugger's descendants donated this portion of his property to the Zion Lutheran Church of Helotes . . . Map (db m166321) HM
95Texas (Bexar County), Von Ormy — 4387 — Ruiz-Herrera Cemetery
Started in 1840's; still used by founding families. Graves include those of Texas patriots Francisco Antonio Ruiz, 1836 acting mayor, whose father and cousin signed Declaration of Independence; and Blas Herrera, who alerted the Alamo defenders to . . . Map (db m179892) HM
96Texas (Blanco County), Blanco — 14118 — Blanco Cemetery
Blanco Cemetery Established 1856 Historic Texas cemetery – 2006Map (db m184384) HM
97Texas (Blanco County), Johnson City — Resting Place of a FounderJames Polk Johnson 1845 - 1885 — Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park —
Born in Alabama on August 24, 1845, James Polk Johnson was still a child when his family moved to Texas in search of a better life. As a teenager he served in the Civil War and then joined his uncles Tom and Sam Ealy Johnson in their cattle droving . . . Map (db m127310) HM
98Texas (Bosque County), Iredell — 4280 — Riverside Cemetery
According to local oral tradition, land for this cemetery and the adjacent church was donated by the family of Ward Keeler, a New York native who came to Bosoue County about 1870 and founded the town of Iredell. The oldest documented grave here is . . . Map (db m161857) HM
99Texas (Bosque County), Smith Bend — 4953 — Smith Bend - Coon Creek Cemetery
John Jackson Smith (1799-1867) and his wife Margaret (1802-1881) migrated here from Mississippi in the 1850s and founded Smith Bend community. They gave land for this cemetery after the death of their son Burton (1832 1856). The Smiths' daughter . . . Map (db m161788) HM
100Texas (Bosque County), Valley Mills — 3034 — Lanes Chapel and Cemetery
Pioneer area settler Joshua McCuistion donated land at this site for a Methodist chapel to serve the community of Hollis Prairie. Completed about 1880 adjacent to a schoolhouse, it was built by John R. Lane and his sons, for whom the settlement was . . . Map (db m84910) HM

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