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Wells

Texas Historical Marker: no

  • Primary Town: Leander
  • Secondary Town(s): Seward Junction
  • Cemetery Relocated to: no relocation

Historic Texas Cemetery Designation: no

  • Williamson County Clerk Instrument Number: 2015101121
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District Property ID: R544598

Notes:

Mapped per THC coordinates.

WCHC’s Vol I & Vol III, pg 383: [Due to major road changes in this area (i.e. Ronald Reagan Blvd, subdivisions, etc) these directions are no longer valid.] “On the property of Dr. W. C. Wedemeyer. About 6 miles E of Liberty Hill off Hwy 29, take CR 268 S, drive 1/2 mile, turn right on CR 267. This cemetery is inaccessible by automobile. There is a fenced area, but no headstones.  Inside the fenced area are the graves of Jones Wells & his wife, Frances (Peyton) Wells.”

Outside the fenced area are several graves but no markers.  Also outside the fenced area is one marked grave:   Timmie, Son of W. and M. A. Cox   Born Apr 14, 1886    Died Jan 14, 1892

“Per Mrs. Thelma Lackey, granddaughter of the Wells, says Frances (Peyton) Wells was the sister of Mary E. (Peyton) Upchurch, who is buried in the UPCHURCH CEMETERY on the same property.”

From THC: “Turn left into private driveway of Wedemeyer Ranch. After crossing cattle guard at entrance, turn right and follow ranch road approx. 0.2 mile south. At this point the cemetery is located in heavily wooded area approx. 400 ft. east (right) of ranch road.  Graves include Martin Jones Wells (1819-1882), Frances Amanda Peyton Wells (1833-1882), and Timmie Cox (1886-1891). The cemetery is highly endangered. It is a map feature, but is located in a very remote area on private property. There are no cemetery signs posted and it is not accessible to the public. The cemetery is located in a heavily wooded area and is difficult to located. Cemetery features include: a fenced burial plot, which contains unmarked graves, and a single inscribed headstone. The inscription reads: Timmie Son of J.W. and M.A. Cox Born Apr. 14, 1886 Died Jan. 14, 1891. The inscribed marker is located outside the fenced plot. There also appear to be several grave depressions and fieldstone markers outside the fenced plot.”

2019 NOTE:  WCAD:  1501 CR 267, access off Ronald Reagan Blvd on Kauffman Loop then L on CR 267 until development is constructed.  The Wedemeyer 927.3 acre property is being developed = Bar “W” Ranch.  City of Leander has plans to fence in the cemetery as part of the development.

Location is Approximate (1999 Map Information): (1999 mapped C4) probably OK

Longitude: -97.83854670

Latitude: 30.62290812