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Upper Yorktown Cemetery

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east off FM 240 (N. Riedel St. in Yorktown), beyond 13th St. Highway sign indicates cemetery on edge of city, northern limits., Yorktown, TX, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 28° 59' 42.635076", -97° 30' 21.786984"
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    Upper Yorktown Cemetery In 1872, Ann Friar (1802-1899) formally established Upper Yorktown (Friar) Cemetery, where her husband, rancher-businessman Daniel Boone Friar (1800-1858), local masons and others were interred. In 1949, Barbara Respondek (1882-1949) donated one acre to the east for African-American residents, adding to its diverse Anglo, German and Hispanic origins. Noted burials include: Friar family members; 1876 feud victims Dr. Philip Brassell (b. 1827) and son, George (b.1855); settlers Gotlieb (1790-1867) and Marie (1790-1869) Heissig; Union sailor Timothy Sullivan (1836-1909); and numerous war veterans and local pioneers. Historic Texas Cemetery-2001

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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