Wade-Williamson Cemetery

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Kaufman County, Texas, USA Add to Map
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The earliest burials at what remains of this cemetery are Phoebe's sons, Barksdale William ("Baz"), Edward Johnson, and Banister Clay Wade, all of who died in an epidemic that occurred in the New Hope Settlement (part of which is now Crandall) in the spring of 1857. Phoebe Utley Wade jointed them when she died in 1883. A small wrought-iron fence made in Covington, Kentucky was shipped here and erected around the plot for Phoebe and her sons. Broken markers for three Williamsons and one Bradshaw lie just outside the fence, the earliest of these for Amanda and Jessie Williamson, who died in 1881, and Nancy Cozart Williamson, who died in 1887. This cemetery is located on private land purchased by Edward David Coston in 1909, and more recently owned by the Kutschke family on South FM 148 I. When the Costons lived here, the cemetery was known as the Coston-Hudson Cemetery, Edward's second wife having been Dixie Hudson, and their oldest son Charales Reading ("Charlie") Coston' baby is said to have been buried here. The original dimensions of the cemetery are unknown, as the only visible shape is determined by the wrought iron fence around the four Wade graves, and which was probably placed there in 1883 or later. Earlier residents of the community report that there were gravestones all over the pasture outside of remaining the fenced area. I believe that I first visted this cemetery with my cousin Mary Elizabeth ("Bess") Grubbs in 1994. It was enumerted on 26 Mar 1999 by Kenna Leeman and Kathey Hunt.

John W. Grubbs
Austin, Texas

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  • Added: 1 Jul 2012
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