Austin County, Texas

Austin County Cemeteries


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Cumings Family Vault
(Burial Crypt)

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Location: In Bellville on the corner of Hacienda and Tesch. There is a Texas Historical Commission marker on the side of the road.
GPS coordinates: N29⁰ 56.089, W096⁰ 15.330

The Crypt is almost 125 years old. It was built in 1887. The Cumings Family was with Stephen F Austin's "Descendants of the Old Three Hundred" that settled Texas.

Historical Marker text:
Cumings Family Vault
Rebecca Cumings and her three brothers, James, John, and William, migrated to Texas from Virginia in 1821. As members of Stephen F. Austin's "Old 300" colony, they were given 20,000 acres here in return for the construction and operation of a mill on a nearby creek. Two years after the 1885 deaths of William's son and grandson, Samuel Cumings and Samuel, Jr., this family vault was built for their reinterment. Constructed of stuccoed brick, it was designed by Samuel's son George. Fifteen members of the Cumings family are buried here. (1981)


Twenty years ago my Dad did a whole lot of work to restore the roof of the Crypt, he also re-did the steps, and made a white rock and fence border area. And, just a few years ago, the Bellville Historical Society did a whole lot of work. They expanded the fence and made it into a beautiful Memorial Park area. They planted trees, planted shrubs and flowers, donated memorial benches, and they even have a Display Description Board that explains the history. I've made a plaque listing everyone inside and the plaque will be placed near the Crypt.
-- Submitted by: Lydia Cumings <lydiacu@verizon . net> Date: 15 Sep 2010

Additional information may be found at the GenFolks database link above.


Last NameFirst NameBirthDeathComments
BaderGeorgia Constance26 Aug 18763 Dec 1956.
BaderJohn Otto24 Jan 187422 Sep 1926.
CumingsAlbert & Annie2 Apr 199617 May 1999Ashes of Beloved Dogs
CumingsBertha14 Feb 189614 Jun 1953.
CumingsBig Bird1 Jan 19779 Nov 2007Ashes of Beloved Parrot
CumingsCharles Night24 Sep 1868Sep 1940.
CumingsEliza12 Nov 185417 Apr 1939.
CumingsElizabeth6 Jan 195921 May 1997.
CumingsFranklin Pleasant28 May 18617 May 1915Body moved to Colorado
CumingsGeorge Souter3 Jan 18549 Jul 1917.
CumingsIda R.7 Oct 18734 Nov 1931No dates given at cemetery
Cumingsinfant..Inf. daughters of Edward Walter Cumings No dates given at cemetery
Cumingsinfant...Inf. daughters of Edward Walter Cumings No dates given at cemetery born and died between 1900 & 1910
CumingsKenneth20 Aug 192520 Aug 1925US Army VA enlistment/death file Burial: Ashes
CumingsLydia..No dates given at cemetery
CumingsNancy Ellen28 Nov 182814 Aug 1911.
CumingsRuth Virginia30 Apr 192726 Nov 2002Burial: Ashes
CumingsSamuel Anthony18 Aug 182722 Feb 1885.
CumingsSamuel Martin3 Aug 185622 Feb 1885.
CumingsSamuel Martin.10 Apr 188610 May 1911.
CumingsThomas Harper30 Dec 18584 Nov 1933.
CumingsWilliam Luther10 Mar 18524 Mar 1914.

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