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Snake Creek Cemetery
Needville, Fort Bend County, Texas

Lat: 29° 21' 38"N, Lon: 95° 55' 07"W

Contact: 979-849-7387

Contributed by Gayle Snedecor, Oct 15, 2009, last edited Oct 23, 2009 [snedecor@sbcglobal.net]. Total records = 85.

The Snake Creek Cemetery is located along side Snake Creek, about 8 miles southeast of Needville, TX. From Needville head northwest on Farm-To-Market Road 360 for 2.0 mi. Turn left onto Williams School Road and continue for 3.5 mi, then right onto Bushnell Road for 0.5mi. Turn left onto Mueck Road for 0.7mi, when Mueck Road turns right, keep straight onto Dale Dodge Lane for 1.1mi.

You will end at a house with a cattle guard gate. After obtaining permission at the house, you can open the cattle guard, and proceed down the dirt road. Close the gate after you. Cemetery will be straight ahead, about 1 mile away.

The Snake Creek Cemetery and church grounds were started in 1860 when Peter West and William Cole donated one acre each to establish a church and cemetery. There are burials listed previous to the above date, so at least part of it was used for burial before the establishment date. There is a legend of soldiers buried here, possibly during the time of the Texas Revolution.

It was established to service the Snake Creek and San Bernard communities, A church was built on the property and stood for many years, some think destroyed in the 1932 storm. There is a Texas historical marker on the site. There are two veterans of the Texas revolution and some from the Civil War buried here.

This cemetery was all but abandoned for sometime. At this time my father and I try to visit every 3 months and mow, weedeat and generally clean it up. At one point, no one was taking care of the cemetery, and cows got into the chain link fence surrounding the cemetery, and broke several gravestones. We are trying to help repair the damage and welcome help.

This transcription was created by my father, Tarver Snedocor, who is a trustee for the Snake Creek Cemetery Association. The cemetery is still open on a limited basis for burial.

In 2007 I took photos of every burial site to assist in the documenting of this cemetery.

- Gayle Snedecor
Armstrong, James Lapsley, b. Jul 01, 1914, d. Oct 26, 1973, age: 59yr, born in Williamson County Tenn
Baker, Lorena, d. Feb 06, 1905
Bankston, Aaron, b. Mar 7 ?, d. Jul ?
Boon, Ephraim, d. Jul 1872, born in Bath County, Virginia
Boon, Susan, b. Jul 27, 18??, d. Jan 20 1877
Boone, Baby, b. 1922, d. 1922, age: 0yr
Boone, Henry, b. 1836, d. 1924, age: 88yr
Boone, J. D., b. 1920, d. 1924, age: 4yr
Boone, Joe, b. 1887, d. 1935, age: 48yr
Boone, Lillie, b. 1914, d. 1932, age: 18yr
Boone, Mary, b. 1881, d. 1949, age: 68yr
Cox, Mr, no dates, father of Rube Cox (as per Frank Boone)
Darst, David, b. Dec 8, 1853, d. Oct 30 1869, age: 15yr, born in Ft. Bend County Texas
Darst, Emma, b. Jan 27, 1851, d. Mar 11, 1890, age: 39yr, w/o J. L. Davis
Darst, Emory H., b. Jan 26, 1814, d. Nov 21, 1880, age: 66yr, born in St. Charles Co. Missouri, veteran Texas Revolution, ggrs/o Daniel Boone
Darst, John Grubbs, b. 1818, d. 1850, age: 32yr, born in St. Charles Co. Virginia
Darst, Little E. P., b. 4/13/1876, d. 6/19/1882, age: 6yr, s/o Wm. and Susan Darst
Darst, Warren , b. Apr 12, 1856, d. Jan 29, 1981, age: 124yr
Davis, Andrew Jefferson, b. Sep 02, 1897, d. Jun 29, 1981, age: 83yr
Davis, Annie Mary, b. 1910, d. 1918, age: 8yr
Davis, Bertha Perkins, b. 1910, d. 1998, age: 88yr
Davis, Florence, b. 1903, d. 1908, age: 5yr
Davis, J. L., b. Jul 13, 1847, d. Nov 26, 1890, age: 43yr
Davis, James R., b. Jan 05, 1885, d. Aug 17, 1945, age: 60yr
Davis, Mary J., b. 1892, d. 1952, age: 60yr, w/o Walter Davis
Davis, Mary Jane, b. Oct 16, 1861, d. Jun 25, 1943, age: 81yr
Davis, Ray, b. Oct 18, 1914, d. Dec 04, 1914, age: 0yr
Davis, Ruth Erma, b. 1918, d. 1919, age: 1yr
Davis, Talbert., b. 1899, d. 1899, age: 0yr
Davis, Twins, no dates, d/o Walter & Mary
Davis, Walter C,, b. 1891, d. 1946, age: 55yr, Wife was Mary J. Davis
Davis, William O., b. Aug 15, 1851, d. Jan 31, 1914, age: 62yr
Davis, Willie Mae Perkins, b. 1884, d. 1967, age: 83yr
Forrest, Aubrey Alexander, b. Jun 30, 1886, d. Dec 10, 1947, age: 61yr
Forrest, Karma, b. 1891, d. 1970, age: 79yr, d/o B.G. Snedecor, last husband James Waldrip
Gill, Elizabeth, b. Jan 25, 1810, d. Aug 15, 1867, age: 57yr
Gill, George, b. Feb 02, 1838, d. Jul 25, 1867, age: 29yr
Gill, Janes C., b. Aug 02, 1802, d. Apr 19, 1869, age: 66yr
Gill, John P, Col., Aug 02, 1882
Hartgraves, Almeda, b. Oct 12, 1861, d. Jun 02, 1941, age: 79yr
Hartgraves, Alvis, b. Oct 17, 1866, d. Oct 27, 1909, age: 43yr
Hartgraves, Fadha, b. May 25, 1872, d. May 10, 1887, age: 14yr
Hartgraves, J. B., b. Mar 04, 1835, d, Oct 22, 1892, age: 57yr
Hartgraves, Katy, b. Mar 07, 1869, d. Aug 20, 1870, age: 1yr
Hartgraves, Mark, b. May 25, ???, d. May 16, 188?
Hodges, Robert (Sen), b. Mar 13, 1803, d. Jul 9, 1871, age: 68yr
Hodges, Susan, b. Sep 19, 1878, d. Apr 16, 1902, age: 23yr
Hughes, Ernest Lee, b. Feb 23, 1895, d. May 13, 1895, age: 0yr, s/o W. P. and M. S. Hughes
Hughes, Margaret E., b. Oct 8, 1853, d. Oct 8, 1900, age: 47yr
Hughes, Sallie B., b. Jun 13, 1893, d. Sep 8, 1900, age: 7yr
Hughes, Willie E., b. Oct 21, 1880, d. Oct 19, 1902, age: 21yr, s/o W. P. & S. Hughes
Jones, C. D., Jan 1930 (only date)
Kallweit, Daniel, b. 1845, d. 1944, age: 99yr
Kallweit, Emma, b. 1897, d. 1980, age: 83yr
Kallweit, Lillie May, b. 1915, d. 1919, age: 4yr
Kallweit, Louis, b. 1892, d. 1960, age: 68yr
Kennelly, Baby, no dates, age: 0yr, only s/o John and Inez
Kennelly, Chester Chapman, b. May 12, 1827, d. Jul 1900, age: 73yr
Kennelly, John J., b. Mar 6, 1860, d. Jul 16, 1908, age: 48yr
McCauley, Frank, no dates, (unmarked as per Ralph McCauley)
Oberhoff, Gilbert, b. Feb 20, 1931, d. Oct 17, 2001, age: 70yr
Perkins, Willie May, b. May 25, 1884, d. Dec 29, 1967, age: 83yr
Reeves, infant, no dates, s/o Myrtle Boone and Lamon Reeves
Scott, Claude R., b. Dec 02, 1896, d. Sep 09, 1900, age: 3yr
Scott, Effie L Hughes, b. Sep 19, 1878, d. May 13, 1895, age: 16yr, w/o C. R. Scott
Scott, Eliza Jane, b. Jan 01, 1835, d. Sep 9, 1880, age: 45yr, born in Virginia
Simpson, Jas. M., b. Aug 26 1852, d. Nov 25, 1879, age: 27yr
Sims, Augustus Warren, b. 1872, d. 1946, age: 74yr
Sims, Sarah, b. 1851, d. Dec 1920, age: 15yr, Both unmarked, Man and wife
Sims, William Napoleon, b. 180-, d. Jun 01, 1905, age: 4yr, Both unmarked, Man and wife
Simson, infant, b., d., age: 0yr, Our baby, s/o James M. and Emma Simpson
Smith, Edwin W., b. Apr 20, 1852, d. Feb 10, 1881, age: 28yr
Snedecor, Bolivar G., b. Feb 14, 1850, d. Jun 25, 1928, age: 78yr
Snedecor, Emma, b. Dec 06, 1879, d. Mar 16, 1888, age: 8yr
Snedecor, Opal, b. Apr 03, 1886, d. Apr 02, 1888, age: 1yr
Snedecor, Sally Francis (Tarver), b. Jul 18, 1860, d. Feb 14, 1939, age: 78yr
Snedecor, Vance George, b. Jan 17, 1884, d. 1956, age: 21yr
Soloman, J. H., b. 1925, d. 1925, age: 0yr, (one small unmarked grave beside Soloman)
Tarver, Francis Emaline (Clark), b. Sep 26, 1831, d. 1866, age: 73yr
Tarver, Mathew Augustus (Gus), b. 1864, d. 1911, age: 47yr
Tarver, Thomas, b. 1822, d. 1873, age: 51yr
West, P. L., b. Jan 15, 1825, d. May 20, 1873, age: 48yr
Williams, Georgia May, b. Jul 23, 1900, d. Jul 31, 1908, age: 8yr
Williams, Joseph, b. Jun 26, 1866, d. Aug 20, 1911, age: 45yr
Winebrinner, Margaret G., b. 1889, d. 1914, age: 25yr

 

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