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Fort Houston Cemetery


by Beverly Odom, Lynn Sherman & Sheron McLaney

History of Fort Houston

Fort Houston was a stockade and blockhouse of the Republic of Texas at a site that is now on Farm Road 1990 two miles west of Palestine. It was built on the public square of Houston, Anderson County, by Capt. Michael Costley's Company of Texas Rangers and completed before May 19, 1836. It covered an acre of the townsite. Tradition says the blockhouse was built by the rangers and the stockade by the settlers. Although it was an important point of frontier defense from 1836 to 1839, it was never attacked by an Indian force; there were Indian raids on the settlements nearby, however. After the fort was abandoned in 1841 or 1842, Houston became known as Fort Houston, but the settlement declined when Palestine became the county seat. In 1857 John H. Reagan bought 600 acres, which included the old site of the fort and town, and his home became known as Fort Houston. The Texas Centennial Commission erected a marker near the townsite in 1936. State historical markers were later placed near the site and at the nearby Fort Houston Cemetery.  [Source - http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/FF/uef5.html]

Entrances & Views

Front Entrance Front Entrance Middle Gate
Historical Marker Back Entrance Back Exit
Veterans Plot Boundary #1 Veterans Plot Boundary #2 Large Rock in Veterans Plot

San Jacinto Veteran Memorials

William Frost & James Wilson David Faulkenberry, Columbus Anderson & Col. Richard Sparks James Hunter and his wife Mary M. Hunger Carr
Thomas M Scott, John Wilson, Wright and James Hall General Nathaniel Smith and his wife Martha E Smith-Smith John Carpenter and Anderson
Memorial Memorial


Unknown Marked Plot    


Jane Alexander Joe Russell Armstrong Agnes Kluth Arnold
Elinor Anne Atwood    


Carolina Barnes Ethyl May Barnes Frankie Barnes
Barnes Infant Son Barnes Infant Son Barnes Infant Daughter
 Barnes Plot Wiley Barnes
(close up)
Wiley Barnes
(death certificate)
Alice M Bars Clint Bars
(death certificate)
George W Bars
John S Bars Mary E Bars
(death certificate)
Bars Plot
Berry Memorial Billy T Berry Sr Darius Berry
Bettie Kirby Bonds Emma K Brown
(death certificate)
Brown Infant Son
Iris E Brown Iris E Brown
William M Brown
(death certificate)
Ben & Colleen Broyles Broyles Memorial
(back of marker)
Freddie Van Broyles
Gregory V Broyles
(Baby Son)
John & Josie Broyles Broyles Plot
Ben Dalton Brumlow Jr Boyd M Brumlow Brumlow Plot
Peter Brumlow Shelli Marie Burns  


Allan & Sarah Callaway Callaway Infant Children Joyce G Camp
Joyce G Camp
Arnold & Allyne Campbell J D Campbell
Campbell Plot Rue Ella Campbell Colley
Plot marker
Lela Mildred Carr Lela Mildred Carr
(close up)
Jim Carr
Milton Colley Carr James & Albert Cartmell James Casto
James S Casto
(Military Vietnam)
Elizabeth Clements Elizabeth Clements
(close up)
Star on Marker Jane Chambes J H Chambers
Joseph J Chambers Star on Chambers Marker Mary America Chambers
Mary America Chambers
Star on Chambers Marker
(Close up)
W M Uncle Billey Chambers
Albert M Clark Alfred S Clark Alice N Clark
Charlie & Mazzie Clark Horace T Clark Ida L Clark
Lindsey B Clark Samuel V Clark Charlie & Myrtle Coker
Annie Lee Collier
(Infant daughter)
Charles & Thelma Collier Charles M Collier
Fred Collier
(Military WW I)
Fred & Maude Collier Grace Collier
Henry & Annie Collier James Grover Collier
(Military WW I)
James & Emily Collier
J K & L M Collier Link Collier Collier Plot
W A Collier
(Military CSA)
William & Mary Collier W R & Mollie Collier
Jack Porter Cook Claude & Ada Corne Fred & Opal Crist
John E Crist Sarah Crist William & Marsha Crist
William H Crist
(Military CSA)
Crist Family Plot Bud & Maggie Crist
Lewis & Ada Cross Barry & Karen Curry  


Christine DeFacio George W DeFacio Joseph & Minnie DeFacio
Lewis Adam DeFacio
(Military WW II)
William T DeFacio
(Military WW II)
Charles Robert DeFore
Walter H Delaney Catherine A Delany Catherine A Delany
(close up)
John H Delany William M Delany Bertha L Dobbs
Floyd L Dobbs Harold Dobbs J D (Buck) Dobbs
J L Dobbs J L Dobbs
Johnnie L Dobbs
Odie & Annie Dobbs Dennie Dobbs Vickie Sue Dobbs


Amye R Easley Howard E Easley Ellis-Johnson Plot
Sadie E Ellis Minnie Escott Charles & Sarah Evans


A D & Mollie Farris Ethel M Farris John Ficken
Maggie Heath Fields Juanita Warren Forshee Irnee Kimbrell Foster
Ida Marie Francis John & Frankie Francis Flottie Belle & Eva Freeman
Howard & Bertha Freeman Howard U & Carole Freeman J M Freeman
T Virgil Freeman Walter & Amanda Freeman Willard & Mary Freeman
Rear of W Freeman Stone Albert Fulton Elias Thos Gallatin


Jno Gibson M S Godbey John Elton Gore
(Military WW II)
John & Jeanne Gore Back of Gore Stone Haskell & Lula Graves
Levi & Fannie Graves Louis & Fannie E Graves Graves Plot
Roy A Graves
(Military WW I)
Sallie J Gray L E Green Sr
Green Plot Virgil & Cilla Green  


Claude Hall J W & Martha Hammonds David Heath
Ella A Cleveland Heath Fannie Heath George P Heath
Gertrude Denson Heath Heath Infant Daughter R F Heath
Tommie & Mary Heath William H & Carrie Heath John C Helms
Mary E Helms Robert & Ida Holloway Arnold & Pauline Holmes
Arnold & Pauline Holmes
(close up)
Rear of Holmes Stone Edith Holmes
(Infant Daughter)
Edwin James Holmes Eva Holmes Eva Collier Holmes
George W Holmes James Holmes John & Eliza Holmes
John E & Myrtle Holmes Keziah Holmes Mae Holmes
Mary Holmes Minnie Holmes Minnie Holmes
(Top of stone)
Minnie Holmes
(bottom of stone)
P C Holmes Percy P Holmes
Phinnie Holmes Phinnie C Holmes
(Military WW II)
Phinnie C Holmes Plot
Holmes Plot Holmes Plot Holmes Plot
Rosa Holmes Samuel & Minnie Holmes William Holmes
William & Evalena Holmes Wm Holmes
(close up)
Wm Holmes
Etta Mae Horton Americus & Cynthia Hudson Earl Randolph Hudson Sr
Jerry Hudson Hudson Plot T B & Lantie V Hudson
Walter & Mary Hudson Vera Tomkins Huffman  


Mildred Ives    


Mary Mildred Jackson
(Bailey/Foster Funeral Marker)
Mattie Collier Jarrard Mary Rose Jobe
Roy & Nellie Jobe Bessie B Johnson G W & J D Johnson
John Frank Johnson Johnson Plot Wiley L Johnson
Baxter & Cinthy Johnston Ernest Presely Johnston Frank & Eva Johnston
Frank & Eva Johnston
Back of Johnston Stone Ida Kiser Johnston
James Strong Johnston
(Military WW II)
Joseph A Johnston
(Military WW II, Korea)
Percy & Lottie Johnston
Johnston Plot Roxie L Johnston William P Johnston


Ed & Augusta Kimbrell J L Kimbrell Bobby Joe Kirby
Charlie & Elsie Kirby Cheryl Lynn Kirby
David W & Donna Kirby
Back of Kirby Stone Dorothy Kirby Ernest & Dora Kirby
Ernest Franklin Kirby Sr
(Funeral Home Marker)
Kirby Plot Kirby Plot
Kirby Plot
Tina M Kirby Berry Kiser
Florence & Mary Kiser James Arthur Kiser Fannie Kiser
Jonas Alexander Kiser Lawrence Kiser Nancy C Kiser
Kiser Plot Kiser Plot
Sarah A Kiser
Thomas A Kiser
(close up)
William & Nancy Kiser Alma A Kluth
Otto L Kluth Everett & Mary Knox Rear of Knox Marker
Kubitza Leo Kubitza Kubitza Plot


Charles H Lanier Mary Etta Lanier Clarence Eddie Lawson Jr
A L & Mary Lemacks Dovie M Long Ernest Pickett Long
James H Long Nannie Long Long Plot
W Earl & Letie Long Waites Reagan Long William Earl Long
(Military WW I)
William Early Long Nannie Long-Rowells Homer & Donna Dowry II
Fannie A Lucas    


John & Elna Macek Harvey Martin Maddox
(Military WW I)
Harvey & Birdie Maddox
Dixie Madewell Dixie Madewell Lorena Madewell
Cy Ann Manley Gregory T Manley Sr Rear of Manley Stones
Aubrey Hollis Martin David Eugene Martin
Martin Dobbs Plot
Elsie A Martin Ira & Dora Martin James W Martin
John & Martha Martin Jesse William May Vernal & Louisa May
Vernal & Louisa May
Vernal Watson May
(Military WW I)
J H & Louisa McClanahan
Mary K Campbell McIntosh A K Miller Amos L Miller
Bowin K Miller Mary M Miller  


Albert & Essie Neal Albert Sr & Mary Neal Albert III & Michele Neal
Neal-Atwood Plot Neal-Atwood Plot Edwin A Neal
Ira G Neal
(Military CSA)
James B Neal N P & Celia Neal
D C Neel
(Military CSA)
Neel Infant Daughter Ira R & Mary H Neel
Jesse & Mary Neel Back of Neel Stone John & Rutha Neel
Back of John & Rutha Neel Sarah A Neel Tommie H Neel
Jane Newman
(Funeral Home Marker)
Johnny H Newman
(Military WW II)
Calvin Watson Nicholson
Linnie Nicholson Mary Nicholson  



Clyde Hester Peel
(Military WW I)
Clyde & Della Peel Hilaro Pena Jr
(Funeral Home marker)
Rhonda Gail Penland Perkins Infant Son Wm Person
Nancy H Persons Tom & Maggie Persons Savannah Ryan Pierce
Joseph & Ethel Pierce Savannah Ryan Pierce
(close up)
Orval Edward Porter
(Military WW I)
Orval & Mary Porter Tommy & Peggy Porter Back of Porter Marker
Fannie Kluth Pover Joseph Pover Sallie Pover
Enus Powell John & Martha Powell  



William F Rodgers
(Military WW I)
Henry & Hazel Redwine Martin & Annie Redwine
Emma Rodgers Fred Rodgers John Isaac Rodgers
William & Dorothy Rodgers William F Rodgers
(Military WW I)
Allen F Rogers
C F Rogers Claudie M Rogers Garnet C Rogers
John Rogers Sr Larkin & Sarah Rogers Leroy & Edna Rogers
Mariah Rogers Nancy Kay Rogers Rogers Plot
Joe Rollins William Claud Rooks Gladys W Ross
Annie L Rutledge Virginia Rutledge Virginia Rutledge
(Funeral Home Marker)


Elvira Sanders Elvira Sanders
(close up)
Clem Schwitter
Elizabeth Jane Schwitter Elizabeth Jane Schwitter
(close up)
Fred A Schwitter
Frederick A Schwitter
(Military WW I)
Joseph Schwitter Mary Maud Schwitter
Schwtter Plot J A Sexton Edna Tomkins Seymour
Ernest & Grace Shaver James & Laura Shuptrine James I Shuptrine
(Military WW I)
Virgle & Helen Sims Rear of Sims Stone Virgle Sims Jr
T B Slaughter
(Military CSA)
Betty A Smith Carole N Smith
David Wayne Smith Ellen G Smith J B Smith
J B Smith
(Close up)
Judy D Smith Leonard & Annie Smith
Lois J Smith Ruby M Smith Carey Donovan Staples
(Military Vietnam)
Carey & Janice Staples David Glenn Staples Edgar & Frances Staples
Edgar & Frances Staples Photo Harvey & Eva Staples Mary Ann Collier Stewart
Allen Stone Charles Wesley Stone Dorothy Stone
W G Stone Elzie E Strong Catharine Stuard


C A Temple Temple Plot Catherine E Thomas
Doyle & Joann Tillman Earl & Byrdie Tomkins Read & Laura Tomkins
George Dillard & Artie Mae Tomkins Lee Ella Tomkins George & Elizabeth Tomkins
Tomkins Infant Sons Tomkins Plot Tomkins Plot
Samuel Tomkins
(Funeral Home Marker)
Patrick Henry Trotter Jr
(Military WW II)
Amy Ruby Thurman
Floyd C Turner Jessie N Turner Scott Ray Turner
James David Tuskey


Martha Dora Vasquez Agnes Viebag F J Viebag
Frank & Leora Viebag Helen Viebag Robert E Viebag


Horace M Wooley
(Military WW II)
Conrad L Wallace
(Military Korea)
Conrad & Eva Belle Wallace
Wallace Plot George Willard Walpole Guy Small Walpole
Curlee & Ginie Warren Genie Toombs Warren
(Military WW I)
Gladys Warren
Grady & Opal Warren Hollie & Hubbard Warren Warren Plot
Warren Plot Terry Don Warren Rear of Terry Warren Stone
Charlene Ann Williams
Lucille Kirby Wilson Benjamin Wade Wright
Carl Dwain Wright
John C & Dora E Wright Mary J Wright
Ona Redwine Wright Wright Plot  



Albert D Zaccardi Albert & Mary Zoblosky  

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