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Texas Historical Marker: no

  • Primary Town: Lawrence Chapel
  • Secondary Town(s): Thrall
  • Cemetery Relocated to: no relocation

Historic Texas Cemetery Designation: no

  • Williamson County Clerk Instrument Number: unknown
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District Property ID: R006373


ETCHED ON CENOTAPH (Memorial Obelisk #2) near site of Bower Cemetery:

In Memoriam [one side] John Poindexter Landers STBMA, son of J. H. and M. G. Landers b 1931, Restored this house [Washington Bower house at 733 CR 479] 1968, Descendant of Edward Garganey, Virginia 1608 Capt. Thomas Harris, Virginia 1611 and King Edward III

[second side] John Henry Landers b 1895, Soldier World War I, Myrtie Gladys Poindexter b 1895, his wife daughter of, John Reans Poindexter and Anna Powell

[third side] Henry Inlo Layne 1832-1878, Confederate soldier, built this house 1853, Lucinda Lawrence his wife, daughter of Adam Lawrence 1838-1891

[fourth side] William Rusell Landers, born 1868 Landersville Ala., Adella Alice Layne 1875-1961, his wife, daughter of H. I. Layne

WCHC’s Vol III, pg 237:  known as Washington Bower Cenotaphs “Cenotaphs & Unmarked Grave (buried near the site of the cenotaph) LUCINDA RUCKER MILLER 1783-1850….  Located near frame house of that name about 1/2 mile from Lawrence Chapel Cemetery.  Two new monuments probably erected by John Poindexter Landers (son of J.H. & M.G. Landers) in 1968 at the time some repairs where made to the frame house [733 CR 479] thought to be the oldest frame house still standing in Williamson County.”

2017:  One of the cenotaphs — Memorial Obelisk #1 (is listed as a PRIVATE historical marker) was moved about 2013 to Adam Lawrence’s log dog-run house on CR 473 near Lawrence Chapel Cemetery.

Coordinates are at the entrance gate of Washington Bower house property–can see monument from gate.

Location is Approximate (1999 Map Information): yes (1999 mapped K5) OK 9/10 & 5/7/2017

Longitude: -97.23120000

Latitude: 30.49790000