Joseph Denson (1823-89) came to Texas from Alabama with his family in the 1830s. They were among the Predestination Baptists who settled in Houston County with the Church's founder, Elder Daniel Parker. Joseph married Caroline L. (Houston) (1836-1918), niece of Sam Houston, about 1851, and they had eleven children. He set aside 1.5 this acres from his farm for a family burial ground and was the first to be interred here with a marked headstone. Two additional acres were deeded to the cemetery in 1977. The annual Denson family homecoming is held here.
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