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Faulkenberry Cemetery
Groesbeck, Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 31° 30' 41"N, Lon: 96° 30' 51"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Oct 01, 2004 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 3,164.

Direction: From Groesbeck take Highway 164 East past the junction with FM 937. The road going to the cemetery is on the right a short distance past the FM 937 junction. Watch for a sign and turn right. The cemetery is at the end of the road.

David and Nancy Faulkenberry came to Texas in 1833 with other church members from Illinois. They moved to present-day Limestone County in 1835. They built Fort Parker for protection against the Indians. David and his eldest son, Evan, were killed in an attack in 1837.

Nancy later wed Elisha Anglin and established the Faulkenberry Cemetery. Her descendants formally deeded it as a graveyard in 1874, and the city annexed the cemetery and its additions in 1979. The first marked burial, dating to 1854, is that of a child. Among the grave sites are those of two state representatives, five sheriffs, an early Texas Ranger, and many veterans from military action dating back to the Texas Revolution.

The cemetery is divided into several sections, which I have tried to mark on each record. There is a small group of markers located by the maintenance shed. The markers in this section must have been moved from their original resting place and set up here. There are infants and adults buried here but the markers are placed about four foot apart from head to toe. The section does not have an official name and is not marked on any maps of the cemetery. I have labeled these as By Shed at end of the entry.

An asterisk * after the name indicates that the marker was located when the cemetery was surveyed in the late 1970's but was not found when the markers were read in 2004.

These records were compiled in the Spring of 2004, when I walked and read this cemetery. This includes all existing headstones.

- Bruce Jordan

Sec J - Potters Field
By Shed - area near the Work
* - no marker

 

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