The Rowe Cemetery, also known
as the Rowe-Dunnam Cemetery, is a small family cemetery
enclosed by a wrought iron fence. It was created in 1850. Samuel A. Rowe and his family came
to the Republic of Texas in late 1839 from Talbot County, Georgia. They purchased property and
settled near the community of Colita on Long Tom Creek. Samuel Rowe had married Mary A.
Weathers in Georgia and came to Texas with four children and his mother-in-law Sarah Weathers.
He was a farmer by occupation but became Postmaster of Colita in 1853 and laid out the town of
Kickapoo the same year. On February 3, 1854 he was appointed a commissioner to purchase a
tract of land for an Alabama Indian tribe. This land is now a part of the Alabama Coushatta Indian
Reservation. Mr. Rowe served both tribes as their Indian Agent.
Location: At the intersection of U.S. Highway 59 and FM 350 in
Moscow, Texas go west on
FM 350 for 4.5 miles just pass Long Tom Creek. The cemetery is located on the right about
one mile in the woods on private property. It is not accessible by road.
Dunnam, Thomas Blackwell, born: Dec. 7, 1839
La. died: Nov. 4,1894,
3rd Sgt., Co. B, Infantry, Waul's Texas Legion,
Co. D, Timmon's Infantry, Waul's Texas Legion, C.S.A.,
married on Jan. 11, 1871 to Mary Rebecca "Polly" Rowe.
Magee, Warren, born: Dec 3, 1820 La. died: 1870
Married to Eliza Antoinette Mangum.
Rowe, Dennis Austin, born: Jan. 9, 1842 Republic of Texas died: Dec. 22, 1885,
3rd Sgt., Co. K, 5th Texas Infantry, Hood's Brigade, C.S.A.
(Surrendered by Gen. Robert E. Lee on Apr. 9, 1865, Appomattox, Va.)
married on Feb. 4, 1868 to Nancy Angeline "Angie" Magee.
Rowe, Mary Ann Weathers, born: 1808 Ga. died: 1862
Rowe, Samuel A. , born: 1803 N.C. died: 1870
(Died on a steamboat on the Miss. River on a trip to Dahlonega, Ga. His saddle was returned
to the family and they buried it in his grave lot next to his wife).
Rowe, Samuel A., Jr., born: 1833 Ga. died: 1850
Rowe, James Thomas, born: 1847 Ga. died: after 1860
Children of Samuel A. & Mary A. Rowe buried in other cemeteries:
Mary Rebecca "Polly" Rowe, born: Jun. 7, 1849 died: Jul. 6, 1914
buried: Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston, married to Thomas B. Dunnam
Pleasant Reid Rowe, born: Nov. 1838 died: May 10, 1925 Confederate Home, Austin/Travis/Tx.
buried: Texas State Cemetery, (Never Married)
Robert Jarman Rowe, born: Jan. 5, 1836 Ga. died: Aug. 3, 1902 Kerens/Navarro/Tx,
buried: Restland Cemetery, Kerens, Tx. married to: Mary Francis Evans;
Martha Jane Rowe, born 1832 Ga. died: Apr. 4, 1921 Houston/Harris/Tx,
married to Montgomery Williams, M.D. and John W. Moore, M.D.
Note: In 1906 Pleasant R. Rowe, a resident of the Confederate
Home in Austin, told the
Polk County Enterprise that he was one of the oldest living citizens of Polk County having
arrived in the county in 1839 prior to statehood. Mr. Rowe spent most of his life in Moscow,
Texas and was a town favorite known by everyone as "Uncle Pleas". He was known to have
a keen wit and a talent for composing spur-of-the-moment poetry to everyone he met.
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