Land for the present Pattison Cemetery was given under the following circumstances: Mr. Cape Dewitt came to Mr. George M. Pattison's home late one night and told him that his brother-in-law, Mr. Tom Kerr, had died and there was no place to bury him. Mr. Pattison inquired of Mr. Dewitt the reason as to why this burial could not be made in the James T. Pattison Family Cemetery which his father had given for that purpose.
The following story emerged: The land belonging to James T. Pattison was inherited by his sons and daughter. The Frank Pattison family had been living in the home with his parents before their deaths, and he was given the land where the cemetery was located. Frank Pattison had died and his wife Lucy had remarried a Mr. Stocking. She informed Mr. Dewitt that the land now belonged to her, and not another person was to be buried in the cemetery.
Mr. Pattison allowed the burial of said Mr. Tom Kerr on a piece of land located on the Hempstead-Pattison Road about one-half mile north of the town of Pattison. Subsequently, in 1889 Mr. Pattison and his wife gave 4 3/4 acres of land in the same area for a burial ground for the citizens of Pattison and the surrounding community.
(Taken for the Waller Co Cemetery Book dated 1977)
Various contributors have photographed all the memorials for this cemetery as of 3/2017.
This cemetery is laid out in 5 Sections (see Map) with Rows within each Section and Grave Number within Row described as Section - Row - Grave, ie, B - C - 8.
For a detailed view of the Cemetery Sections, go to www.wallercountyhistory.org under "Various Info" tab, "Miscellaneous" subtab, "Pattison Cemetery Layout".
GPS Coordinates: 29.83363, -95.99445
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #5910
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