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Monday, December 24, 2012

Mt. Pisgah



There is a historical marker on Farm Road 542, three miles south of Oakwood in Leon County, Texas, commemorating the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery which is believed to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. The cemetery is on Ringgold Creek two miles beyond the marker and south of Hwy 542. According to the historical marker the earliest marked grave is that of two year old John W. Orenbaum who died in 1854. As early as 1860 a school was established in the vicinity, in a log building on the Heatly tract.

ADELA ANN
wife of
JAMES COSTON

daughter of
H. M. & ELIZABETH JOHNSON

DIED
Oct. 26, 1867
AGED
18 years 5 months & 5 d's






MATTHEW VANN

Born
Mar. 15, 1819

Died
Oct. 5, 1887





J. H. RICHMOND

Dec. 12, 1890
Aug. 14, 1919

Blessed are the
pure in heart


There are numerous graves marked only with field stones in Mt. Pisgah. Many early pioneers and veterans of the Texas Revolution are said to be buried in the unmarked graves.



Monday, December 5, 2011

Moore's Chapel Revisited

Another visit to Moore's Chapel Cemetery on the back of the Johnson farm at Peeler's Switch (more commonly known as Oakwood), Leon County, Texas.



Sarah (Nippert) McGuffin
Feb. 26, 1851
Aug. 4, 1896


Gravestone of A. Nippert


FAREWELL

A. NIPPERT

BORN
Aug. 10, 1818

DIED
Mar. 28, 1882

AGED
66 Yrs. 7 Mos.
19 Dys.





Gravestone of Texana Nippert


FAREWELL

TEXANA
NIPPERT

BORN
Nov. 27, 1863

DIED
Jan. 28, 1883

AGED
19 Yrs. 2 Mos.
1 Day

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hilton Head to Vicksburg II

A. L. PogueReturning to Texas from North Carolina, my cousin Debby and I made occasional side trips to places of interest and areas where ancestors or distant relatives were said to be buried. The second installment of these road trips includes points in Alabama looking for Debby's Johnson relatives with a few unknown interesting tombstones included just because they were there.

In Tallapoosa County, Alabama, we happened upon a Pogue family plot in the Dadeville City Cemetery with some unique stones. Since cousin Kay has Pogue ancestors, we brought her a souvenir in the form of Pogue gravestone photos.

Pogue Family Plot

Pogue Family Plot
Dadeville, Alabama



Debby photographing Lovejoy MonumentDriving west from Dadeville crossing below the Lake Martin dam, we located the monument to Debby's ancestor Samuel Lovejoy in the Red Hill area. Although the actual site of his burial is unknown the monument was erected on land that had been part of his original plantation. Before leaving the area around Red Hill, an unplanned stop at the Refuge Cemetery provided more tombstone photos of Debby's relatives - the Meltons.



Wm. F. MeltonMelton GravesRobert B. Melton

Melton Graves
Refuge Cemetery, Red Hill, Alabama