Standifer Family Cemetery

Also known as Hog Eye Cemetery, William B. Standifer Gravesite

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Monkey Road
Elgin, Bastrop County, Texas, USA
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An area about 22 feet on each side is enclosed by an ornamental fence and contains only one marker. It contains no other known grave sites, although it is thought by some to contain unmarked graves of the family of William B. Standifer. The single marker was placed in 1936 as part Texas Independence Centennial to honor William B. Standifer for his role in the Battle of San Jacinto. It is located on property once owned by William B. Standifer, being his inherited share of the land originally received by his mother Elizabeth Standifer as her reward for being an original colonist in Austin's Little Colony.

The location is about 3 miles southwest of downtown Elgin, Bastrop, Texas, on private property. It is about 880 feet from Monkey Road, about 1.1 miles northwest of Texas Farm to Market Road 1704, and about 0.3 miles southeast of Upper Elgin River Road.

Texas Historic Commission records identify the location of William B. Standifer's centennial marker as "Hog Eye Cemetery, 3 miles southwest of Elgin on FM 1704.|" Some believe the presence of the marker verifies that this is the original Hog Eye Cemetery. Another cemetery, the Perryville Cemetery, is located 3 miles southest of Elgin on FM 1704 and is identified by the USGS as Hog Eye Cemetery. The original Hog Eye Cemetery is generally agreed by local historians to have been plowed under, although its exact location remains a matter of contention.

Hog Eye was a name used in reference to an inn and stage coach stop run by William Standifer's sister, Sarah Standifer Litton, and her husband, John Litton, at the site of their family home. The larger community of Perryville came to also be known as Hog Eye by many. The location of Perryville was over a half mile northeast of this cemetery located on land received by James Standifer, a brother of William and Sarah, as his share of their mother's estate and adjacent to land received by Sarah Standifer Litton as her share of the estate. The inn was along the line between Sarah Standifer Litton's inheritance and the land inherited by her brother James. The original Hog Eye Cemetery has been said to have been "across the street" from the inn, which makes it unlikely that it was at the location of the Standifer Family Cemetery.

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GPS Coordinates: 30.3152190, -97.3998710

  • Added: 15 Jun 2009
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