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Masters Cemetery
Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 31° 23' 47"N, Lon: 96° 29' 56"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Dec 15, 2004 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 17.

At Thornton starting from crossroads Hwy 14 and FM 1246, go southeast on FM 1246 about 3 miles. Turn left on LCR 761, go 1.1 miles to LCR 758 turn right and go 1.5 miles. The cemetery is on the right in a pasture on private land about ¾ mile from the road.

Mason H. Masters donated the land for the cemetery in the 1870s. First person buried here was M.D. Smith, 16 May 1879. Last person buried here was G. W. Boatler, Sr., 29 Nov 1916.

The cemetery is totally overgrown with no obvious care. It was difficult to be sure I had found all of them.

I walked and gathered this information by reading the tombstones in June 2003.

- Bruce Jordan

Boatler, Clements P., b. 16 Oct 1884, d. 22 Dec 1884, s/o G.W. and M.J. Boatler
Boatler, G. W. Sr., b. 11 Jun 1847, d. 29 Nov 1916, born in Scott County, Mississippi, died in Limestone County, Texas
Boatler, M. J. Mrs., b. 1 Nov 1849, d. 28 Sep 1905, w/o G.W, Boatler, born in Scott County, Mississippi, Died in Limestone County, Texas, Age 55y 0m 27d
Chapman, Joseph P., b. 22 May 1822, d. 1 Jun 1882
Corley, J. W., b. 25 Dec 1864, d. 8 Mar 1893, Consort of M.F. Corley
Crabb, I. C., 26 Jan 1891, Aged 40y 8m
Crabb, M. Alice, no dates, carved in sandstone
Eslick, Richard, b. 7 Jul 1831, d. 30 Nov 1904
Gibb, M. A., no dates, carved in sandstone
McKee, W. T., b. 23 Jul 1855, d. 11 Sep 1893
Plunkett, W. E., b. 22 Apr 1905, d. 22 Jul 1909, “Rest with love, Mother & Father”
Reagan, Josephine Boatler, b. 5 Sep 1878, d. 26 Feb 1900, w/o J.L. Reagan, d/o G.W. and J.J. Boatler
Reynolds, Pearl, b. 27 Nov 1884, d. 17 Feb 1902, w/o T.E. Reynolds
Scott, Myrtle, b. 20 Oct 1892, d. 31 Sep 1895, d/o H.P. and M.J. Scott
Smith, Francis, b. Jul 1828, d. 20 Sep 1882, “Mother”
Smith, M. D., b. Sep 1843, d. 16 May 1879
Thompson, Minnie L., b. 24 Dec 1869, d. 14 Oct 1889, w/o J. W. Thompson

Misc:
??,?, d. 1885, Aged 16
??,?, d. Aug 8 1888, Aged 71

 

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