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Gonzales County
Texas

Cemeteries and Memorial Sites of Politicians in Gonzales County

Index to Locations

  • Coe Valley Cemetery
  • Belmont Belmont Cemetery
  • Gonzales Askey Cemetery
  • Gonzales Masonic Cemetery
  • Gonzales Old Cemetery


    Coe Valley Cemetery
    Gonzales County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Philip Hattox Coe (1800-1852) — also known as Philip Coe; Philip Alexander Hattox — Born in Georgia, January 10, 1800. Delegate to Texas Consultation of 1835 from District of Washington, 1835; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence. Died in Texas, December 14, 1852 (age 52 years, 339 days). Interment at Coe Valley Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Moses Hattox and Rachel (Coe) Hattox.
      Epitaph: "Gone but not forgotten."


    Belmont Cemetery
    Belmont, Gonzales County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      Martin Beaty (1784-1856) — of Kentucky. Born October 8, 1784. Whig. Member of Kentucky state senate, 1824-28; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1832, 1836; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 4th District, 1833-35; defeated, 1828, 1830, 1834; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1848. In Kentucky in 1818, he drilled the world's first oil well. Slaveowner. Died in Belmont, Gonzales County, Tex., June 17, 1856 (age 71 years, 253 days). Interment at Belmont Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial


    Askey Cemetery
    Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
    Politicians formerly buried here:
      James Charles Wilson (1818-1860) — of Texas. Born in Yorkshire, England, August 21, 1818. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas state house of representatives, 1849-50; member of Texas state senate, 1851-53. Methodist. Volunteer on the Somervell Expedition in 1842; captured at Mier, Mexico, and held at Perote Prison until his escape in 1843; famed orator in support of Texas annexation to the U.S. and, later, secession to join the Confederacy. Died of tuberculosis, at Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., February 7, 1860 (age 41 years, 170 days). Original interment at Askey Cemetery; reinterment in 1936 at Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Tex.
      Wilson County, Tex. is named for him.


    Masonic Cemetery
    Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Farmer Burgess (1861-1919) — also known as George F. Burgess — of Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex. Born in Wharton County, Tex., September 21, 1861. Democrat. Lawyer; Gonzales County Attorney, 1886-89; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1892; U.S. Representative from Texas, 1901-17 (10th District 1901-03, 9th District 1903-17); candidate for U.S. Senator from Texas, 1916. Died in Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., December 31, 1919 (age 58 years, 101 days). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      Relatives: Son of Dr. C. H. A. Burgess; married, December 28, 1888, to Marie Louise Sims.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
      James Francis Miller (1830-1902) — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, 1830. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Texas 8th District, 1883-87. Died in 1902 (age about 72 years). Interment at Masonic Cemetery.
      See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page


    Old Cemetery
    Gonzales, Gonzales County, Texas
    Politicians buried here:
      George Washington Barnett (1793-1848) — also known as G. W. Barnett — of Texas. Born in South Carolina, December 12, 1793. Served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; delegate to Texas Republic Republic constitutional convention from District of Washington, 1836; signer, Texas Declaration of Independence, 1836; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Washington, 1837-43. Presbyterian. Killed by Lipan-Apache Indians while hunting deer near Gonzales, Gonzales County, Tex., October 8, 1848 (age 54 years, 301 days). Interment at Old Cemetery.
      Presumably named for: George Washington

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