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WILSON/JACKSON-HENRY-CITY CEMETERY-SEYMOUR, CEMETERIES

WILSON & JACKSON GRAVESITE

William Wilson and Mary Wilson Jackson gravesite and gravestone.

Gravestone located in Dow Park,Deer Park,Texas

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To the Memory of Mary W. Jackson, died July 24,1834, age 33 years and William Wilson, died Oct. 7,1834, age 25 years. Both of Boston,U.S.A.

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Mary had visited her brother in the summer of 1834, two years before the Battle of San Jacinto,Texas. Within months of each other, the two died from an unknown epidemic.

After their deaths the Wilson family left for Boston. The graves were located inside the Shell Refinery Tank Farm which used to be the Wilson property. In 1976 the gravestone was moved to Dow Park, where it remains to this day. (Deer Park, A History of a Texas Town by Barbara Weidig/1976)

HENRY FAMILY CEMETERY

Located north of Bay Area Park, Pasadena,Texas, in wooded area.

Old family settlement.

Two graves with a fence around it. In great condition. (Up date) Mar. 2,2000 Lilly Engleman states that there are four graves in the Henry Cemetery. The daughter of Jourdan Henry and her husband are buried at the foot of the Henry's graves. They have no gravestones.

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(From AT REST, by Trevia Wooster Beverly/92. List the Henry Cemetery with dates from the 1870's and 25 graves. Endangered by subsidence.?) page 41. (From TREASURES of GALVESTON BAY by Carroll Lewis/77.) States that {since then the settlement gradually vanished and now only a few graves markers on the north side of Big Island Slough remain as evidence of this pioneer group.} Chapter 11, page 101.

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Land owners of Harris County,Texas. 1902-1903, Jordan Henry is listed with 252 acres in Seabrook,Texas.

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Graves of:

Noel Jourdan HENRY Born 1846 Died Aug. 25,1925

Lilly Engleman states that his birth is Dec. 1844. His tombstone says 1846.

Emily Trosclair HENRY Born Aug 8,1847 Died Oct. 25,1917

Added Mar. 2,2000 Info by Lilly Engleman. Located at the foot of the Henry's graves is Aleda Henry, Jourdan's daughter and her husband Charles Dudley Englemann.

Aleda Henry Engleman Born Abt. 1872 Montegut, Terribone Parish,LA Died Before 1920

Charles Dudley Engelmann Born Abt. 1850 Germany Died May 10,1921 Galveston,Texas

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Jourdan Henry b 1846 LA d Aug. 25,1925 Middle Bayou, Harris County,Texas

Wife-Emily b 1847 LA d Oct. 25,1917 Middle Bayou, Harris County,Texas

Children of;

A. Gustaus b 1869 LA d 1919 Houston,Texas

Aleda b 1872 LA d Before 1920 Middle Bayou, Harris County,Texas

Frazier b 1873 TX d ?

Thomas b 1875 TX d ?

Eurman b 1879 TX d ?

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During the middle of the 1800's about a dozen families of European origin settled on the east banks of Middle Bayou. Their settlement called "Middle Bayou" or "The Old French Settlement", named after the four Louisiana French families living there for several decades. They floated barges with their produce down the bayou to market. The settlement had a post office and a school called the "Middle Bayou School".

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1880 Census listed near the Jourdan Henry family were the families of Nicholas Hammer and James and Frederick Martyn. (See Taylor Bayou Cem.)

Also the Kellerman Family. (See Kellerman Cem.) Thomas Dodson, Ballentines, and Gozman families lived near by.

As well as other Henry families.

Harris C. Henry b 1855 LA d ?

Wife-Tarza H. b 1859 TX d ?

Children of;

Maragret b 1876 TX d ?

Selliana b 1878 TX d ?

Orelia b Sept. 1880 TX d ?

Jules Henry b 1863 TX d ?

Roseline Henry b 1850 LA d ?

Children of;

Mary b 1866 LA d ?

Adam b 1868 TX d ?

Josephine b 1873 TX d ?

Natilie b 1876 TX d ?

Baby Da. b 1880 TX d ?

Mrs. Henry b 1834 LA d ?

Children of;

Philmore b 1859 LA d ?

Elizabeth b 1866 LA d ?

Seymore b 1875 TX d ?

OLD CITY CEMETERY Located at Girard at Elder, Houston,Texas. Under the old Jefferson Davis Hospital and other city buildings. Cemetery 1836-?, Confederate graveyard within cemetery now under firestation. Only gravestones showing are the Super family. At one time was a very large city cemetery.

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Charles August SUPER Age 18 Died Sept. 27,1869

Mary SUPER Died Aug. 4,1863

Mrs. W.M. SUPER

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Listing of other burials.

George Brown, b? d 1844, Veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, 1st Reg., Texas Vol., Company B: Music-maker of San Jacinto.

Amos B. Edson, b? d 1837, Veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto, 1st Reg., Reg. Infantry.

Joseph Ehlinger, b 1792 d 1845, Veteran of San Jacinto, 1st Reg., Texas Vol., Company F (William Heard's Co.)

James Hogan, b 1807 d 1864, Veteran of Battle of San Jacinto, Reg. Infantry, Company B.

James Wells, b 1817 d 1840, Veteran of San Jacinto, 2nd Reg., Texas Vol. Cavalry.

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HOW DOES A CITY LOSE 10,000 GRAVES!!!!!!! BECAUSE OF GREED-GREED-GREED!!!!!!

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HOUSTON OLD CITY CEMETERY MONUMENTS EST. 1836 "What Type Of Epitaph Would Best Honor The Deceased?"

HOUSTON OLD CITY CEMETERY 1986 "This Site Available" "Utility Hookups Included" "Call For Info"

MARGULIES, 1986 Houston Post.

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By 1840, Founders Cemetery became full. A new cemetery was created on a 5 acre tract near White Oak Bayou. There was four sections. Potters field, black, the rich, and all others. Victims of yellow fellow were burial here. By the 1870's the cemetery was almost full. Last burial's around 1904. In the 1920's the City of Houston and Harris County constructed the county hospital named later as JEFFERSON DAVIS HOSPITAL. Theoma Smith,73, stated "They are out there digging up peoples graves and just throwing the bones out!'' Joseph M., 80, remembers when they were building the hospital, there were putting bones in nail kegs or crates. Were they reburied?, no one knows for sure. In 1968, bones were discovered when the Fire Department maintenance facilities was built. These bones were reburied in the MAGNOLIA CEMETERY in Houston. On Sept. 6,1986 the City of Houston dug a 20 foot tench near Girard St. and uncovered 20 or more graves from the 1840 City Cemetery. Bones were taken from graves by workers. There are still more graves out there. Why was something not done about this historical cemetery from the beginning. Houston,Texas should be ashamed of itself.

SEYMOURS PLOT Located near docks 23-25 of the Houston Ship Channel. Was uncovered on April 20,1963 when the ground was cleared for the docks. Reported by Bernard Murphy of the Houston Post.

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George E. SEYMOURS Died May 29,1839 Age 24 Native of CI

Baby, unknown Age 1 year, 6 mos. Native of Brecon,England