Uncovered Texas


Athens Cemetery

Athens Cemetery After citizens petitioned for its closure, an unofficial burial ground in this area (Large Lot 13) closed in 1857. That same year, local residents buried prominent planter, Mason and school superintendent William J. Brantley here on one acre donated by Pleasant Tannehill to Masonic L....

Historical Marker - Athens.

Wofford, Bushrod W. J.

Bushrod W. J. Wofford Bushrod William John "Bush" Wofford was born in February 1832 to William M. and Mariah Frances Johnston Wofford in Madison County, Alabama. He grew up an only child in Tippah County, Mississippi. His parents died when he was a young man, and he came to Texas in the early 1850s.....

Historical Marker - Athens.

Owen Cemetery

David Allen Owen came to Texas with his first wife, Mary (Langsdon), who died enroute, and their 5 children. They traveled with family members and others from Randolph County, Alabama to Henderson County, Texas in 1851. Owen served as chief justice (county judge) from 1860 to 1869 and was a pioneer ....

Historical Marker - Athens.

Smith Cemetery

Smith Cemetery Established 1850 Historic Texas Cemetery-2002....

Historical Marker - Athens.

Craig, Rupert Talmage

Son of Henry Clay and Dana (Moss) Craig, was born on November 17, 1889, in Shiloh, Kentucky. He began setting type in a print shop at the age of 10 and at the age of 16 became the youngest licensed printer in Kentucky. He worked as a printer for several major U. S. newspapers before coming to work f....

Historical Marker - Athens.

Edens, Darius H.

(May 20, 1815 -- September 14, 1883) A native of Illinois, Darius H. Edens moved to Texas in 1831. He served in a Texas army infantry unit commanded by Thomas J. Rusk in 1936. A surveyor by trade, he worked in present Houston and Anderson Counties. He and partner James E. Box platted the town of Pal....

Historical Marker - Augusta.

Sheridan, John and Lucinda Nugent Sheridan


Historical Marker - Augusta.

Bledsoe, George Lawton

Georgia native George Lawton Bledsoe (b. 1805), a carpenter and cotton gin builder, came to Texas in 1834. A veteran of the Texas Revolution and the Battle of San Jacinto, he received a pension for his military service and patented land grants in Brazoria, Cooke, Jack, Fannin, and Wise counties. He ....

Historical Marker - Aurora.

Aurora Cemetery

The oldest known graves here, dating from as early as the 1860's, are those of the Randall and Rowlett families. Finis Dudley Beauchamp (1825-1893), a Confederate veteran from Mississippi, donated the 3-acre site to the newly formed Aurora Lodge No. 479, A.F. & A.M., in 1877. For many years, this co....

Historical Marker - Aurora.

Teague Cemetery

Named for John Teague, a veteran of the War with Mexico (1846-48), who came from Missouri with his family in 1858 and settled this land. Teague also served on the frontier during the Civil War. Teague’s mother, or a son, was possibly the first burial here. The earliest gravestone is that of the Rev.....

Historical Marker - Aurora.

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