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Connell Cemetery

Texas Historical Commission Marker Number: 15057

Year Dedicated:  2008

Marker Size: 18″ x 28″

Marker Text: 

Alabama native Sampson Connell, Jr. (b. 1822) came to Texas with his family in 1834. Sampson, his father, and his brother participated at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. For his efforts, Sampson received a land grant in Washington County. He moved to Milam County where he helped found the San Gabriel Christian Church, later settling in Williamson County as a farmer and stockman. During the Civil War he served in Capt. Robert Ashford’s Co. B, 1st Regiment, 27th Brigade, and later in the local Home Guard. This family cemetery, also known as Bear Creek, was part of his homestead, and his 1873 burial cairn is the oldest known grave. Several relatives and friends are interred in this burial ground that honors a pioneering Texas family.    Historic Texas Cemetery-2004     Marker is property of the State of Texas

Address: 300-390 CR 203

Primary City: Liberty Hill

Secondary Town(s): none

Additional Information: 1,900 ft W off CR 200 (Bear Creek Ranch Rd).  WCAD #R430308.  Instrument Number for Deed:  19707666DR, 2006040776, 2006087441

The marker has been reported as missing.

Longitude: -97.9449

Latitude: 30.7424

Verified Location:  Verified 1/31/2017