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Evergreen Cemetery Montgomery County Texas
aka Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery
aka Shannon Cemetery
aka Dobbin Cemetery

From Conroe, take Highway 105 West to Dobbin, Texas and turn right. The cemetery is on right.

The following information on Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery is from http://atlas.thc.state.tx.us/ :

Slave burials. Approx. 200 graves, earliest about 1850s. Born in Georgia, Jacob Montgomery Shannon (1804-1878) came to Texas at the age of 17, while the region was under Mexican rule. He married Catherine "Kittie" Yoakum in 1823, and in 1831 Shannon received a league of land in this vicinity, where he built a home and settled with his family. The community that grew up near his plantation became known as Shannon's Prairie. The cemetery at this site was established about 1840 with the burial of Dock Providence in an unmarked grave. The two earliest marked graves bear the date 1854. They are for a child, Catherine Hemphill, and for Jacob Shannon's mother, Margaret Montgomery Shannon (b. 1772). The cemetery came to be used by other residents of the area, and in 1863, Jacob Shannon formally deeded 2 acres of his land for a public burial ground, school, and church. Many members of Shannon's family are buried here, as are some of his slaves and their descendants. The graveyard also contains the burials of several war veterans. The names on the tombstones in the Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery help record some of the history of this area of Montgomery County. Shannon Plantation. Freedmen burials. Rep. of Texas, Shannon family. THC marker. WWI and WWII, Vietnam, CSA.

Historical Marker at
Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery

Transcription of Evergreen Cemetery
and Photos

by Pam Schuler


Check out William T. Beauregard's
Transcription for this cemetery.


Evergreen Cemetery Photos
by Jane Keppler June 18, 2004

Entrance to Jacob Shannon Evergreen Cemetery

Contact information for Burial space
Jim Hill 936-449-6084
Harry Daves 281-576-2594 (Deceased)
Dorothy Harbin 936-597-5425
Norman Mollard 713-772-3019





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