Austin County Texas

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Bovine Bend Cemetery

aka (Bluff Cemetery in Cemetery Book)

 

Location of Bovine Bend Cemetery.  This cemetery is located Northeast of Wallis, Texas  on property owned by Houston Lighting and Power Company and leased to Alvin Marek.

From Columbus Street in Wallis, turn left on Marek Street.  Cemetery is at the end of this very long street, directly behind James Marek's house, address 7605 Marek Street.  Pass his fence on the edge of the bluff.

 

Please remember that many of the older cemeteries are located on private property. Please respect not only the cemetery but also the owner's rights. Always obtain permission to enter private property.

PLEASE CHECK the Cemetery Index page as the below table may not be complete.

Surname Given Name Birth Death Comments
  Little Bennie 11 Aug 1891 21 Sep 1892  
Unmarked grave        
Cole A. B. 23 Apr 1834 21 May 1890  
Cole Susan A. 21 Nov 1848 5-Jan-29  
Gibson Drewsyla 1864 1895  
Lester Tommie 2 Sep 1887 30 Dec 1893  
  T. E. L. No dates given   footstone for T. Lester?
Habermacher C. J. 16 Feb 1820 18 Aug 1883  
English Dr. R. B. 26 Jun 1825 21 Dec 1864  
Harry Mrs. M. L. H. 27 Oct 1821 5 Apr 1885 My great great grandmother is buried in the Bovine Bend (sometimes called Bluff) Cemetery.  Her tombstone simply has “Mrs. M. L. H. Harry wife of M. L. H. Harry.”  However, her maiden name was Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Pryor.  She was the youngest daughter of William Pryor and Betsy Green Trammell, one of Austin’s Old 300 Families.  At 13 years of age, she first married William Taylor Roberts, son of Noel Francis Roberts and Highley Carter, another of Austin’s Old 300 Families.  William Taylor Roberts fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and Elizabeth walked the battlefield with him the next day.  She had just turned 15 and was carrying her first born son, Churchill Fulshear Roberts, “on her hip.”
 
She later gave birth to James Calhoun Roberts (my great grandfather), Elizabeth and William Taylor Jr.  William Taylor Sr. died in July 1849.  Elizabeth later married M. L. H. Harry, a young hired hand working for her.  They moved to Bovine Junction, later named Wallis, and had three daughters; Harriet Catherine, Amanda Elizabeth and Sarah Sophia Harry.  Mrs. M. L. H. Harry died on 5 April 1885 but Elizabeth Pryor of the Old 300 lives on. 
       contact: Jim Roberts jimjunenaa@hotmail.com
 
Harry M. L. H. 5 Jan 1830 4 Feb 1895  
Coody Mary Elizabeth 27 Nov 1875 24 Aug 1894  
Coody Warren G. 10 Feb 1870 19-Jul-47 Sp. Am. War
Ward Richard No date given 5 months son of A.C & N.P.
Hester G. K. 1 Jun 1848 18 Aug 1883 Mason
Guyler Jacinta 22 Apr 1860 15 Oct 1861 moved to Wallis
Guyler Fannie 6 Nov1863 18 Nov 1863 dau of L.A & W
Guyler Samuel 12 Apr 1865 18 Apr 1865 son of L.A & W
Hester Gussie   5 months dau of E.G & C. J.
Hester George W. No dates given   son of L.E & G.K.
Hester G. K. 1 Jun 1818 25 May 1878  
Coates Mark 17 Jun 1837 18 Nov 1863 son of C & M. A

 

 

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