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Cook Cemetery
Lampasas, Lampasas County, Texas

Lat: 31° 03' 24"N, Lon: 98° 10' 26"W

Contributed by James Tressell, Jun 06, 2007 [carverofwood1260@wmconnect.com]. Total records = 16.

Located at the corner of the Central Texas Expressway (highway 190) & Western Street in Lampasas, Texas, in the Wal Mart parking lot.

This is a small cemetery. The Texas Historical Plaque tells about the origin of this cemetery. This cemetery was first used in 1854 while Texas was still only a Republic.The land was purchased from the original settlers in 1861 by a Mr. Cook, thus the name of the cemetery today.

The cemetery was forgotten about for many years and was in a very dense parcel of woods. It was re-discovered when construction was begun on a Wal Mart Store. This cemetery is in the parking lot of this store.

There are several unmarked graves in this cemetery. One is marked with a Texas Star and the Inscription Citizen of the Republic of Texas 1836-1846. Some graves are surrounded by rock walls. The cemetery is now maintained by the City of Lampasas.

I walked and read this cemetery on Jun 02, 2007.

- James Tressell

Black, W. L, d. 07-04-1809, aged 35 yrs.
Brown, J. S, b. 11-21-1865, d. 05-21-1868
Brown, J. S. (Jr.), b. 07-20-1848, d. 08-11-1873, son of J.S. & E. Brown 25yrs. 25 days
Castles, Maria, d. 07-26-1868, age 27 yrs. wife of Dr. G.W. Castles
Cooksey, R. C, b. 07-17-????, d. 12-28-1869
French, Elisha, b. 03-09-1855, d. 11-13-1855
Fuller, William T, b. 03-08-1842, d. 03-04-1872, former pastor of the Church of Christ of Huntsville, Texas
Hughes, Nimrod, b. 04-12-1830, d. 10-09-1862, 32 yrs. 5 mo. 22 days
Hughes, Rebeca, b. 06-??-1801, d. 03-04-1854, citizen of the Republic of Texas
Huse, Mary Francis, b. 12-14-1854, d. 12-20-1883
Jackson, S. S, b. 05-20-1823, d. 05-11-1873
Love, Mary J, d. 08-31-1859, age 31 yrs, died with her child
Pace, William B, b. 08-09-1814, d. 04-29-1873, Capt 2nd Frontier District C.S.A.
Pool, Cora E, b. 07-13-1868, d. 05-18-1869, daughter of W.J. & I.B. Pool
Ryan, Prince L, b. 01-24-1853, d. 01-30-1868, 15 yrs. 6 days
Toland, Mary, d. 11-06-1870, mother of 8 children (80 yrs. old)

 

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