Eli Jackson-Brewster Cemetery

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Eli Jackson-Brewster Cemetery

Also known as Eli Jackson Cemetery, Jackson/Brewster Cemetery

San Juan, Hidalgo County, Texas, USA
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Also known as the Eli Jackson Cemetery or the Jackson/Brewster Cemetery, this hard to find cemetery is a block from the Jackson Methodist Chapel and Cemetery (aka: Jackson Ranch Cemetery). Turn north on a tiny dirt road between overgrown brush on the left and a field on the right. The entrance is to the left. It is very overgrown.
History: Nathaniel Jackson founded the Jackson Ranch in 1857 on a Spanish land grant. He came from Alabama in five covered wagons with his grown family and eleven freedmen. Jackson’s married sons had homes close by. His son Eli (1829-1911) and wife Elizabeth Kerr built their home about 500 yards east of his home. Eli was a rancher, and served as Hidalgo County Commissioner 1890-1892.
In 1866, Nathaniel Jackson’s stepdaughter, Minerva Singleterry, married William T.G. Brewster and ranched just east of Eli Jackson.
When Nathaniel Jackson died in 1865, his son Eli established a ranch cemetery on his land. Earliest grave, unmarked, is believed to be that of Nathaniel Jackson. Some documentation says the cemetery was filled in 1990 and is closed to future burials but family burials continue. It is maintained by descendants.


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GPS Coordinates: 26.08658, -98.1826

  • Added: 8 Sep 2017
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2650696