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Mills County, Texas
|ST||County||Type||Latitude||Longitude||USGS 7.5' Map|
|Nabors Creek |
|TX||Mills||cemetery||311954N||0983602W||San Saba Peak|
My husband, Weldon and I started surveying this cemetery on July 19, 1998. Estimate that there are about 50 graves in this cemetery. Of the graves in this cemetery, most are of River stone or sandstones marking the head and foot of graves without markings oof any sort. there are a few sunken in areas that appear to be unmarked of any type. Of the acutal Headstones, Weldon read the names and dates to me as I wrote them down. |
Bobby Carter went out to the Cemetery on February 11, 2000 and wrote the following;
"I don't recommend anyone going out there to look for folks not listed on your list as they won't find them. The only other option would be a week clean up detail for a few people, but I doubt any new readable stones would surface then. I didn't find my folks, nor did I "ever feel like I was in their presence. The search goes on."
Bobby is looking for Great Great Grandparents Allen Alexander Carter (1810-188+) and Sarah McLemore Carter (1819-188+) Allen Alexander (70) and Sarah (62) McLemore Carter were on the 1880 Lampasas census, but have not been found in any Lampasas cemetery. Bobby has noted some additional information added below with a "*" after the data.
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The Legend is as follows;
NUMBER = a number I assigned each grave starting at the Wrought Iron Fence Enclosure of the Roach family. (Click here for photo of enclosure) These graves are in hap hazard order either due to the brush, mesquite, cactus growing under, over , and around headstones. Hopefully we will draw some sort of rough sketch of the area later
RS = River Rock or sandstone
I have made all attempts to avoid mistakes, but I am after all only human, If there are any errors, I am truly sorry and will make note of any errors brought to my attention.
Additional Information was gathered from, Courthouse Records, personal interviews, Newspaper clippings.Historical books etc. If you have any addtional information on someone buried in Nabor's Creek Cemetery or about the community or school, please write to me. There appears to be very little written about this area
The following readable surnames were found at this cemetery :
Ballard (1), Cannon (2), Dawson (1), Lamar/Steward (1), Moody (1), Olalde (1), Reyo? (1), Roach (4), Shelton (1), Steward (2) , Stewart (1)
|Number||Surname||Given Name||Birth Date||Death Date||Type||Other|
|Patrick Henry||June 12, 1823||
March 3, 1907
|SS||New Stone-Inside Wrought Iron Encl. (Click here for photo of enclosure)|
|2||Roach||John A.||February 15, 1832||January 6, 1883||SS||Tall very old "born in Wexford? Westporn, Ireland" Wrought Iron Encl|
|3||Roach||Charley *||October 5, 1904||February 14, 1905||SS||
"Son Of A.J. & Mattie Roach" Wrought Iron Encl
|Catherine||No Date Listed
Estimate abt 1840
|June 23, 1913||SS||Tall Stone " died at age 73 years" Wrought Iron Encl|
Mar 21, 1951
December 16, 1977
Barely readable funeral marker, grave is badly sunk in, Death Certifficate is on file at Mills County, TX
|6||Ballard or Pate
|Marion F. *||February 2, 1860||June 7, 1892||SS||
Hard to read- old stone- "son of M.J. Pate" see photo
|7||Moody *||Nannie *||August 10, 1871||January 26, 1892||SS||"Wife of James Moody" * -Hard to read, Stone has fallen and is lying flat|
|8||Cannon||Infant son||March 4, 1873||March 11, 1873||SS||
Fallen stone, barely readable "infant son of N. E. ?? Cannon"
|9||Cannon||Mary F.||July 17, 1851||March 4, 1873||SS||
Possible mother to infant son- fallen stone barely readable "In Memory of"
|10||SheldonPhoto Was told that this may be a "Shelton" as that is how those who were living in Goldthwaite spelled their names||G. E.||No Date||No Date||SS||
Tall abt 5 foot stone, "G.E. Sheldon a Soldier lies here"
|Dan.||March 25, 1873||April ?, 1896||SS|
|Jennie||July 6, 1867||July 5, 1899||SS||Tall stone|
|13||Stewart *||Miss S. Eliza *||February 18, 1871||February 19, 1902||SS||Tall stone "Daughter of C. & K. Stewart|
|Colen||December 19, 1842||May 10, 1894||SS||Flat stone, "Capt Co D, 46 regmt, NC INF, CSA|
|15||Dawson More Info||Margaret||July 21, 1828||November 28, 1872||SS||
Lying against a cactus, just about flat - :In Memory Of"
|16||Unknown||Infant||No Date||No Date||RS||
River or sand stone for Head and foot stone near Dawson- could be child listed below per death record
|DC||Heatherly||Male infant||July 13, 1936||July 13, 1936||Mills County TX Death Record, Volume 2, page 194(top) son of C.E. & Eula (nee McGee) Heatherly- could be baby buried under the sandstone listed above or a different child.|
|17||Newton * Photo||Mary A. *||Oct 3, 1845||April 15, 1873 or 78||SS||near Dawson|
|18||Reyo??||Blank||No Date||No Date||RS||
River Stone hand craved or scratched in letters under bush
Known Deaths by year
1872 (1) Dawson
1873 (2) Cannon
1874-1882 None marked
1883 (1) Roach
1884-1891 None marked
1892 (2) Moody, Ballard
1893- None marked
1894 (1) Stewart
1895 None Marked
1896 (1) Steward
1897-1898 none marked
1899 (1) Lamar/Steward
1900-1901 (1) Maybe Dawson
1902 (1) Steward
1905 (1) Roach
1906 See 1902 unsure year
1907 (1) Roach
1913 (1) Roach
1977 (1) Olalde
No Dates, but have names, (2) Sheldon, Reyo?
For more information or if you have more information about Margaret Dawson and family, contact Queen Researcher, Teddy Noye
|From an old sketch in a history book, one "Margaret (QUEEN) DAWSON", who died on 28 Nov 1872, is buried at Nabors Creek. Her husband was Samuel Riley DAWSON, I don't have death info on him. Margaret's father was Reuben QUEEN, who died supposedly within 3 years prior to dau. Margaret. I'm REALLY hoping he was also buried there, which is why Margaret was. The land there by that hill was owned by the Queens and Dawsons circa 1856 till sometime in the late 1870's.|
Found the notation I was hunting for on Margaret.
"Samuel Riley Dawson, Jr. Born 1824 in McNairy Co., TN, died July 10 1890 at Odessa, TX; buried at Midland, TX. He married first Margaret Queen who was born 21 July 1828 and died Nov 28, 1872, buried at Nabors Creek Cemetery, near San Saba Peak in Mills Co., TX on Robert Burdett's Ranch."
Then from a book entitled "Louder & Lowder & Loudder" by Ernestine Loudder Bowden (Nortex Press, Austin TX), pg 75:
"Polly Ann was the daughter of Capt. John Rogers and Alsie Vann, called Anna Vann in her father's will. Samuel Riley Dawson Sr. was born about 1784 in SC and died in 1874 in TX. He married Polly Ann about 1804. She was born about 1787 near Calhoun, McMinn Co., TN and died in TX in 1854. Both are buried near San Saba Peak". (these were the parents of the Sam Dawson Jr. that married Margaret Queen).
I know Samuel Riley Dawson Sr. and Reuben Queen both owned property "near/on San Saba Peak" circa 1856+. Do you suppose this Nabors Creek Cemetery is on land one of them used to own, which is why these folks were buried there?
As with all good things, Bad things happen. I was notified by someone that this cemetery and other cemeteries that I and submitters have done were taken and posted by a
Ms Gillihan- on find a grave site. She did not just take the name and dates which are not copyrightable but she took/copied my notes and references, including mispellings or typos word for word (my layout) that I wrote so someone visting this and other cemetery pages
could write me for more information, and since she did not reference or cite her source of where she took the information from, there is no way they can write me and if they write her, she wouldn't have the answers to reply.
Capt. Co. D., 46 Regmt NC Inf
Confederate States Army
December 17, 1842 - May 10, 1894
Male and married, spouse not listed
Born: March 21, 1951, location: Mexico
Died on Dec 16, 1977 at age 26
Informant: Hospital Records
Burial: (sic) Nabers Creek Cemetery
Graveside services were held on Robert Burdett's ranch with the Rev. Butch Peuch officiating.
Two brothers were listed: Felipe Olalde and Fauctino Olalde.
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