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Bounds-Estes Cemetery

Myron Bounds and Walter "Buster" Bounds  are the contact people for further information. The cemetery is on private property and is accessible by appointment only. Contact either Myron or Buster. 

Cemetery is located south and west of Shelbyville Texas on land once owned by the Francis Bird Bounds (as best as I can so far determine) in the late 1840's and the early 1850's. First burial likely was Sarah Elizabeth Bounds in 1855 and the last burial was Mary L (Carroll) Bounds in 1900.

Thomas R. Bounds and wife Mary L (Carroll) Bounds are  next to the graves (not shown- , marked but no stones) of Francis Bird Bounds (Jr.) and wife Sarah Elizabeth Beaird Bounds (our ancestors). Myself, my Brother Don, my son Steven, First Cousin James Yancy Bounds, and distant cousin Walter "Buster" Bounds and a distant relative Freddie Franke (his mother was a Bounds) have spent some considerable time cleaning up the mess...The current land owner, Mr Joe Biggar, has also been of considerable help...

 Thank you Myron for sharing the information and the pictures.





Alice G. Bounds 03/06/1860 07/20/1886 dau of Thomas R. Bounds
Francis Bird Bounds 20-Jan-1826 2-Aug-1858 aka Franklin B. Bounds or Frank
Mary L. Bounds 04/27/1829 10/25/1900 wife of Thomas R. Bounds
Sarah Elizabeth (Emma) Beaird  Bounds c1828 1855 wife of Francis Bird Bounds.  Sarah Elizabeth Bounds is recorded as having died in childbirth of Francis Bird Bounds III in 1855. She may have lived longer than that (1858) according to some deed records I have just today uncovered...more research into that.
Thomas R. Bounds 04/21/1829 06/28/1865 husband of Mary L. Bounds
Eliza T. Courtney 06/21/1810 03/31/1861 Wife of M. W. Courtney, also wife of Dr. William Echols
Dr. William Echols 05/28/1800 02/22/1855 Born in Wilkes County, Georgia
Noland A. Estes 12/06/1883 06/04/1884 infant grandchild of Thomas R. Bounds
Mary A. Estes 09/01/1879 10/03/1880 infant grandchild of Thomas R. Bounds
Roland Estes 10/06/1883 06/14/1884 infant grandchild of Thomas R. Bounds



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