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Bovine Bend Cemetery
aka (Bluff Cemetery in Cemetery Book)
Location of Bovine Bend Cemetery. This cemetery is located Northeast of Wallis, Texas on property owned by
Houston Lighting and Power Company and leased to Alvin Marek.
From Columbus Street in Wallis, turn left on Marek Street. Cemetery is at the end of this very long street, directly behind James Marek's house, address 7605 Marek Street. Pass his fence on the edge of the bluff.
|Please remember that many of the older cemeteries are located on private property. Please respect not only the cemetery but also the owner's rights. Always obtain permission to enter private property.|
PLEASE CHECK the Cemetery Index page as the below table may not be complete.
|Little Bennie||11 Aug 1891||21 Sep 1892|
|Cole||A. B.||23 Apr 1834||21 May 1890|
|Cole||Susan A.||21 Nov 1848||5-Jan-29|
|Lester||Tommie||2 Sep 1887||30 Dec 1893|
|T. E. L.||No dates given||footstone for T. Lester?|
|Habermacher||C. J.||16 Feb 1820||18 Aug 1883|
|English||Dr. R. B.||26 Jun 1825||21 Dec 1864|
|Harry||Mrs. M. L. H.||27 Oct 1821||5 Apr 1885||My great great grandmother is buried in the Bovine Bend (sometimes called Bluff) Cemetery. Her tombstone simply has “Mrs. M. L. H. Harry wife of M. L. H. Harry.” However, her maiden name was Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Pryor. She was the youngest daughter of William Pryor and Betsy Green Trammell, one of Austin’s Old 300 Families. At 13 years of age, she first married William Taylor Roberts, son of Noel Francis Roberts and Highley Carter, another of Austin’s Old 300 Families. William Taylor Roberts fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and Elizabeth walked the battlefield with him the next day. She had just turned 15 and was carrying her first born son, Churchill Fulshear Roberts, “on her hip.”|
|She later gave birth to James Calhoun Roberts (my great grandfather), Elizabeth and William Taylor Jr. William Taylor Sr. died in July 1849. Elizabeth later married M. L. H. Harry, a young hired hand working for her. They moved to Bovine Junction, later named Wallis, and had three daughters; Harriet Catherine, Amanda Elizabeth and Sarah Sophia Harry. Mrs. M. L. H. Harry died on 5 April 1885 but Elizabeth Pryor of the Old 300 lives on.|
|contact: Jim Roberts email@example.com|
|Harry||M. L. H.||5 Jan 1830||4 Feb 1895|
|Coody||Mary Elizabeth||27 Nov 1875||24 Aug 1894|
|Coody||Warren G.||10 Feb 1870||19-Jul-47||Sp. Am. War|
|Ward||Richard||No date given||5 months||son of A.C & N.P.|
|Hester||G. K.||1 Jun 1848||18 Aug 1883||Mason|
|Guyler||Jacinta||22 Apr 1860||15 Oct 1861||moved to Wallis|
|Guyler||Fannie||6 Nov1863||18 Nov 1863||dau of L.A & W|
|Guyler||Samuel||12 Apr 1865||18 Apr 1865||son of L.A & W|
|Hester||Gussie||5 months||dau of E.G & C. J.|
|Hester||George W.||No dates given||son of L.E & G.K.|
|Hester||G. K.||1 Jun 1818||25 May 1878|
|Coates||Mark||17 Jun 1837||18 Nov 1863||son of C & M. A|
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