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Myers Cemetery

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Alvarado, TX, USA
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     Samuel Houston Myers (1810-1874) and his wife Martha Patsy Wallace Myers came to Texas with their six children in 1851. Patsy Myers died in 1853; married Cynthia Ann Bales in 1854; she bore 5 children and died in 1865. Sam married Mary Hunter in 1866. The first recorded burial in this cemetery on the family farm occurred in 1873 with the death of a granddaughter, Mary Myers. Other early graves include those of Sam Houston Myers, a traveler named John A. Mullen who drowned in Quil Miller Creek in 1875, and an ex-slave known as Aunt Rachel, twenty-one-year-old Sam Houston Myers, Jr. was hanged in 1880 for the murder of his stepmother Mary. His brother-in-law, James Bowden, later confessed to the crime. (1999)

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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