Shelby County Texas
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. 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.is recorded as having died in childbirth of|
|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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