Austin County Texas

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Garnett-Bonner Cemetery 

AKA  Ward's Chapel

An early and still active black cemetery in Oak Hill near Sycamore Crossing Road, consists of two neighboring plots, apparently primarily for the Garnett & Bonner families.  West plot, (Garnett) has 20 known interments, 10 marked.  The East (Bonner) Plot has 7 known interments, one marked.   This cemetery is also known as Ward's Chapel. 

 
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.

NOTE:  I only do transcribing and helping people with genealogical research.  I have nothing to do with the cemetery, so if you are looking for information on purchasing plots or rules and regulations of the cemetery, contact the caretaker or a local funeral home.

 

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

Last name First name Birth Death Comment
         
Armstrong Mrs. Ora 1888 1986  
Bonner Mrs. Kate 12 Aug 1880 1-Nov-79  
Fletcher Lottie B   24-May-05 w/o George
Fletcher George 7 Jan 1889 30-Aug-52  
Garnett Vinie 5 Jul 1825 18 Jul 1920  
Garnett Chester 19 Jan 1892 7-Sep-74 h/o Annie Bonner
Garnett Robert, Jr. 1895 1985  
Garnett Maryan 10-Jul-07 7-Oct-15  
Garnett Eddie 12-Mar-15 2-Apr-15  
Garnett Robert, Sr. no date given 5-Jan-41  
Garnett Eliza no date given 21-Jul-53  
Pink Kate Bonner 12 Aug 1880 1 Nov 1979 w/o John Thomas Pink
Spates Mrs. Emaline 1900 1990  
         

 

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The assistant state coordinators are Carla Clifton and Jane Keppler.

 


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