Zepeda Cemetery

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Zepeda Cemetery

Location
Ranchito, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Memorials 129 added (81% photographed)

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Named to honour the memory of Pedro Zepeda, the Zepeda Cemetery is located in the middle part of the middle league of the San Pedro de los Carricitos Land Grant. It is on the south side of the Old Military Highway, now State Highway 281. Pedro Zepeda purchased the land in 1874 where the Zepeda ranch was established along with the cemetery. The Zepeda family continues to own the cemetery and the Zepeda Ranch.

The large white above ground vault ("boveda") holds the remains of Pedro Zepeda Sr., who died in 1903, and his wife Luisa who died in 1912. Also buried in the "boveda" is Pedro Zepeda Jr., a deputy Sheriff who was ambushed along with his cousin Carlos Lerma Esparza, also a deputy Sheriff, and three other friends in 1919. Other family members buried in the crypt are Enrique Zepeda and his wife Eloisa, Carlos Zepeda and his wife Olivia. [Source: Margie Esparza].
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GPS Coordinates: 26.0269500, -97.6351800

  • Added: 22 Jan 2009
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