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Green Dewitt Cemetery

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gravel road to the cemetery that runs north off of CR #197, Gonzales, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 29° 28' 21.33068999988", -97° 26' 51.40901000004"
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    Green Dewitt Cemetery Green (1787-1835) and Sarah (Seely) (1789-1854) Dewitt moved their family from Missouri to Texas in 1826 after he successfully petitioned the Mexican government for an Empresario Grant to settle 400 Anglo-Americans on lands southwest of Stephen F. Austin's colony. In 1831, Sarah received a separate grant, the Sarah Seely League, from which this acre was set aside for a family cemetery. The grave of Sarah, known for her come and take it flag as the fight for Texas Independence began, stands near a memorial for her husband, who is laid to rest in Mexico. The first known burial here is their grandson, Jonas Dewitt (1850-1851). Historic Texas Cemetery-2002

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

Green Dewitt Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Gonzales, Texas

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