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Felps Cemetery

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Saratoga, TX, USA
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     This cemetery developed on land granted to Christian Hopfield by Mirabeau B. Lamar and the in 1841. Hopfield sold the land to A. J. McMillan in 1873. Though there probably are earlier burials, the earliest known grave is that of Nancy (Griffin) Hall (1855-1878), who died at age 23. Other 19th century burials include those of 9-year-old Mittie Roberts (1876-1885), 2-year-old Ellen Hall (1882-1884), and 4-year-old Selern Hall (1895-1899). William Felps acquired the land around this site in 1918 and the cemetery gradually took on his name. Other graves of interest are those of Confederate veteran Henry Patterson and several other military veterans, including Lance Rosier (1886-1970), a World War I veteran known as Mr. Big Thicket for his efforts to conserve east Texas' Big Thicket National Preserve. (2000)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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