Vinson Cemetery

Transcribed by George William (Billy) Jackson 1/7/2001.

Limestone County, Cemeteries of TX

HISTORY MARKER:

Wily & Phebe Vinson and their children came to Texas from Alabama in 1851. Settling in Limestone County in 1859. The family farmed and operated a gristmill and tanning yard. When Vinson bought additional land in 1870, he set aside one-half acre for this cemetery. He died in 1871, and was the first to be buried here. Other graves include those as his wife, Phebe, who died in 1873, and relatives who lived near by. Vinson Cemetery was restored in 1962 by members of the Fox Family Association, descendants of Wiley Vinson, who maintain it today.

Memorable Stone (Placed directly under the Historical Marker)

Vinson Cemetery

Established by

Wiley Vinson

1870

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Reclaimed By The

Fox – Darden Association

1962

Land from the Joseph Copeland Survey located about 5 – 6 miles Southeast of Thornton.

First Column, Name; Second Column, B & D dates and inscribed notes. (+) Indicates a shared gravestone.

NOTE: When this was done back in 1965 there were a few names that were on there that I didn’t see this past week. They were as follows:

  1. Unmarked (L. R. Barnhart)
  2. Charles Bunyon Seale (The original info. has his dates as: 10/21/1887 – 10/22/1888
  3. Unmarked
  4. Unmarked

1. Bailey E. A. 1811-3/30/1879 "Aged 68 Yr."

2. Baker, Ila L. "Dau. Of M. T. & F. E. Baker" 9/3/1889 – 9/12/1904

3. Barnhart, Mary J. "Wife Of L. R. Barnhart" "Died 4/15/1899" "Aged 50 Yrs."

4. Brown, Mary O. "dau. Of B. F. & M. E. Brown" 8/7/1890 – 12/20/1890

5. Fox, Infant Son "Son of H. G. & B. E. Fox" (No Dates)

6. Fox, Infant Son "Son of W. H. & S. B. Fox" B & D 11/3/1889

7. Fox, Mary E. "dau. Of H. G. & B. E. Fox" 2/17/1866 – 9/2/1873

8. Fox, William "Born In Canada" 7/3/1801– 6/12/1889

+ Jane Darden Fox 1/10/1805 – 2/25/1879

9. Fox, William H. "son of W. H. & S. B. Fox" 12/22/1883 – 9/6/1899

10. Gum, A. Mary "Wife of W. C. Gum" 6/6/1836 – 9/1/1898

11. Gum, William C. "Co. D 20 Texas Infantry CSA" 10/1830 – 8/1906

12. Hogue, Martha Jane 6/10/1839 – 2/12/1903

13. Johnson, Thomas C. "son of M. B. & M. E. Johnson" 4/10/1892 – 7/29/1892

14. Moore, M. W. "dau. Of R. E. & Kate Moore" 11/11/1868 – 9/3/1877

15. Morris, Rosa E. "Dau. Of S. A. & M. I. Morris" 11/14/1888 – 7/22/1890

16. Morris, "Father" Shadrach A. 1856 – 1894

+ "Mother" Martha I. 1855 – 1927

+ "Sister" Mollie M. Jones 1884 – 1906

17. Seale, Charles Bunyon "In Memory of Charles Bunyon Seale" (Gravestone is broken and can not be read)

18. Smith, Harry "Died 2/18/1879" "Aged 33 year" + Melissa A. "Wife of Harry Smith" "Died 3/3/1877" "Aged 30 Yrs. 9Ms. & 12Ds."

19. Unmarked Grave

20. Vinson, Robert "Co. I Texas Cavalry CSA" 12/15/1845 – 3/30/1876

21. Vinson, Robt. Carlton (Sharing a gravestone with Wm. Rupert.) 1899 – 1900

22. Wm. Rupert 1901 – 1901

22. Vinson, Sarah A. Baker Boothe Burleson "Wife of Amos Monroe Baker" 8/27/1827 – 9/27/1903

23. Vinson, Wiley 1801 – 1871

+ Phoebe 1805 – 1873

24. Vinson, Wiley Jr. "Co. H 20 Texas Cavalry CSA" "2nd Serg" 1840 – 1869

NOTE: footstone reads "R. V."

25. Vinson, Wiley 11/31/1872 – 8/4/1877

+ Charles Walter 6/7/1871 – 11/3/1882