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Born during Slavery
A Virtual Cemetery created by: Carol Hoch
Description: Many were born into slavery in other states and came to Texas after the War and died in Houston County. Many we will never know where they were born or who their parents were. May they always be remembered. The enslavement of African Americans was the curse of early American life, and Texas was no exception. By 1860, the census found 182,566 slaves, over 30% of the total population of the State. Most slaves came to Texas with their owners, and the vast majority lived on large cotton plantations in East Texas. By the time of the Civil War, slaveholders controlled most of the wealth in Texas and dominated politics at all levels.In spite of their oppression, the slaves did not behave like a defeated people. Instead, they tried to make the best of their lives and to carve out what independence they could. Most Slaves were allowed to be on their own in the evenings and during time off on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. They took full advantage of their time, to enjoy their families and try to keep them together; to build a remarkable religious community; and to create a rich and influential cultural heritage, especially in the area of music.When the Civil War came, Texas was not invaded, and the slaves continuted to live and work as they had before. They realized that a Union victory would mean their liberation, and they listened for news as best they could and passed the word of any developments. It was not until June 19, 1865, that Union forces occuppied Texas and officially freed the slaves.
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Close, Richard 50183163
b. Oct., 1859 d. Dec. 15, 1933
Fodice Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Close, Sylvia "Silva" Simmons 31861014
b. Apr. 4, 1880 d. Dec. 30, 1938
Fodice Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Cobbs, Frank 54860901
b. 1837 d. Jun. 22, 1927
Union Prairie Cemetery
Porter Springs
Houston County
Texas, USA
Cooper, Rufus 54860922
b. 1847 d. Oct. 2, 1933
Union Prairie Cemetery
Porter Springs
Houston County
Texas, USA
Cyssup, James 86136605
b. Apr. 3, 1855 d. Jul. 8, 1887
Campbell Cemetery
Hall's Bluff
Houston County
Texas, USA
Dailey, Charlie W. 139440553
b. Mar. 15, 1861 d. Jul. 14, 1929
Rocky Springs Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Dailey, Martha Ann Wilson 71323462
b. Sep. 23, 1864 d. Jun. 3, 1948
Dailey Family Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Delane, Rev. Mingo 51068603
b. Aug., 1866 d. Jan. 1, 1941
Smith-Dickson-Hopewell Ce...
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Delane, Nathan 57929517
b. unknown d. unknown
Campbell Cemetery
Hall's Bluff
Houston County
Texas, USA
Demby, Fannie 52026822
b. 1843 d. 1915
Mount Zion Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Dixson, Henry 125497037
b. unknown d. Jul. 20, 1915
Fodice Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Duren, Parker 136863038
b. Jan., 1820 d. unknown
Germany Community Cemeter...
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Duren, William "Billy" 116440423
b. Mar. 30, 1865 d. Apr. 19, 1936
Germany Community Cemeter...
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Edwards, Tonnie 116203078
b. 1852 d. Jan. 27, 1935
Cal Wooden Cemetery
Lovelady
Houston County
Texas, USA
Ellis, Ann 142470758
b. Apr., 1844 d. unknown
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Ellis, Freemman 50431362
b. Feb. 15, 1815 d. Oct. 9, 1896
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Ellis, Mary Ann 50431372
b. Jan. 25, 1820 d. Jul. 19, 1885
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Ellis, Shelby 50431379
b. Jan. 16, 1859 d. Jun. 16, 1922
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Fanniel, Frank 50431387
b. 1855 d. Dec. 12, 1926
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Fleeks, Jack 86014507
b. unknown d. unknown
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
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Flipper, Henry Ossian 19549
b. Mar. 21, 1856 d. Apr. 26, 1940
Flipper Cemetery
Thomasville
Thomas County
Georgia, USA
Fobbs, Patience Smith 51068625
b. Nov., 1857 d. unknown
Smith-Dickson-Hopewell Ce...
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Ford, Jordan 146231770
b. 1840 d. unknown
Burton Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Foreman, Arnold 116469386
b. Sep. 20, 1842 d. May 17, 1930
Mayes Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Foreman, Ike 138759886
b. Jun., 1844 d. Dec. 1, 1934
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Foreman, Robert 57978434
b. Mar., 1854 d. unknown
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Gardner, Henry 86023139
b. Sep. 5, 1860 d. Apr. 25, 1948
Campbell Cemetery
Hall's Bluff
Houston County
Texas, USA
Gardner, Lucy Houston 57929532
b. 1841 d. 1916
Campbell Cemetery
Hall's Bluff
Houston County
Texas, USA
Gardner, Willis 57929537
b. 1822 d. unknown
Campbell Cemetery
Hall's Bluff
Houston County
Texas, USA
Gilmore, Jeff 9033520
b. Jul. 17, 1861 d. Feb. 9, 1921
Old Cedar Branch Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA
Gilmore, Wallace D. 50933939
b. 1865 d. 1925
Old Meriwether Cemetery
Grapeland
Houston County
Texas, USA
Givens, Solomon George 49924945
b. May 10, 1869 d. Jul. 12, 1938
Jiel Huntley Cemetery
Post Oak
Houston County
Texas, USA
Griggs DD, Allen R 131553968
b. 1850 d. May 7, 1922
Oakland Cemetery
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Groves, Henrietta Beavers 100388911
b. 1859 d. 1932
Union Prairie Cemetery
Porter Springs
Houston County
Texas, USA
Groves, Robert 100388347
b. Jan. 8, 1859 d. Aug. 2, 1933
Union Prairie Cemetery
Porter Springs
Houston County
Texas, USA
Hackett, John 50431440
b. Sep., 1852 d. Jul. 1, 1918
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Hackett, Mariah 139536686
b. Mar., 1835 d. unknown
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Hackett, Sebe 139535887
b. May, 1830 d. unknown
Jasper Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Hail, Edley Edwin 144231259
b. 1832 d. Aug. 16, 1877
Glenwood Cemetery
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
Hall, Amanda Duncan 50181306
b. 1855 d. unknown
Germany Community Cemeter...
Crockett
Houston County
Texas, USA
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