This cemetery is located on the Eastham Unit Prison grounds (an extension of the Huntsville Prison system. It was quite an adventure for us. We had driven past the gates many times and wondered how to get in. One day the gate was open, so we looked for signs that said we couldn't go in, didn't see any, so proceeded on the grounds. After getting to the prison unit a mile down the road, a guard in a tower started waving at us. We pulled over and she shouted down "This is a prison!" Oh, okay. We ended up talking to them and they gave us permission and an escort to the historical cemetery. Billy Jones, who was exceedingly kind and helpful, escorted us and turns out, he knew our family! This cemetery is not for prisoners, but was a family cemetery on the Eastham family plantation, which was sold to the Texas prison system.
Please note that the comments column contains my personal observations and things I thought would be helpful. Also, I recorded every marker, which means, one person may be recorded twice if they had two markers (i.e. a military marker in addition to their family marker). If you have any questions after viewing the list, please e-mail me atLetty Harrington.
The Old Plantation Cemetery is located in Houston County, Texas. This cemetery was transcribed by Letty Harrington on April 13, 2001. This transcription is not connected to the TDC or the County of Houston. This information is a personal project only. The information herein is given freely for personal use and can not be linked to any commerical sites. *NOTE: This was transcribed using a digital camera. Click on the link to view a picture of the headstone.
This Alston family was in Chambers County in 1860. Please check the Chambers County Genweb for more information.
|NAME||B. DATE||D. DATE||INSCRIPTION||COMMENTS|
|ALSTON, Phillip||Oct. 27, 1801||May 13, 1879||Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the son of man cometh||Census Data!|
|ALSTON, William J.||Aug. 21, 1828||Dec. 19, 1868||Sacred to the memory of|
|ALSTON, Winston G.||Feb. 13, 1885||Oct. 31, 1885||Son of R.H. & M.M. Alston|
|HADEN, Mrs. M.E.||Nov. 12, 1893||Aged 53 years|
|HUTCHINGS, Dau of||Oct. 22, 1884||Oct. 13, 1885||of R.H. & Leila Hutchings||footstone|
|HUTCHINGS, Emaline A.||Oct. 8, 1830||Feb. 27, 1872||Gone but not forgotten|
|HUTCHINGS, Inf. Dau||Feb. 5, 1889||of M.L. & L.P. Hutchings-Aged 8 days||Parents: Marie Louise Collins and Lemuel Phillip Hutchings|
|HUTCHINGS, Leila||Dec. 3, 1863||Nov. 11, 1885||Wife of R.H. Hutchins||Broken Stone|
|HUTCHINGS, Mrs. J.E.||Mar. 19, 1825||Nov. 19, 1885||Broken Stone|
|MOORING, Jeremiah B.||Apr. 30, 1830||Mar. 18 (?), 1857||Aged 26 years 7 mos & ? Days||Broken Stone|
|ROBERTS, Kate||Jan. 23, 1853||Oct. 5, 1884||Wife of ?? Roberts-How desolate our house be lost of thee||Broken Stone|
|UNKNOWN (poss. Alston female)||Apr.||April 1, 1877||She is gone but not dead we shall meet again in that bright world above in our Father's house.||Broken Stone, in Alston Plot|
The following is a list of names of people supposed to have been buried in the Old Plantation Cemetery which we did not see headstones for when we visited. We may have missed it, it may have been destroyed or they may never have had one, as my research sources often use cemetery records as opposed to headstone transcriptions. I suggest that if you desire further information on any of the following, that you contact the Houston County Courthouse which has a historical society that resides in the courthouse building..