John Cartwright

John Cartwright

Birth
Pitt County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Jul 1841 (aged 54)
San Augustine, San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Burial San Augustine County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 83722349 · View Source
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John Cartwright, the son of Matthew and Polly (Grimmer) Cartwright was born in Pitt Co. NC on 10 Mar 1787. At a young age John moved with his parents and five sisters to Lebanon, TN. In 1806 he married Mary "Polly" Crutchfield, the daughter of George and Dicey (Hoskins) Crutchfield.
It is said that John arrived in TX as early as 1819 and staked a claim on the El Camino Real in the eastern part of Ayish Bayou District. In 1825 he moved his wife and nine children to their home site near the Palo Gaucho where they became neighbors to he families of Philip A. Sublet and Elisha Roberts.
John Cartwright, an iron smith and carpenter by trade built a cotton gin and mill in 1825 and later established a merchandising business with his sons. In 1835 he served as Judge in the First Instance; enlisted in Capt. David Brown's Militia in the summer of 1836 and was a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of San Augustine in 1837.
On 10 March of 1841 John Cartwright died. His wife Polly died 10 June 1848, both are buried in their family cemetery. The children of John and Polly Cartwright were: MATTHEW (ma=Amanda Holman), ROBERT GRIMMER (ma=Mary Lanier), DICEY HOSKINS, GEORGE WASHINGTON (ma=Ann Oliver), MARY (ma=William Garrett), CLEMENTINE (ma=Sanford Holman), MARTHA E., JOHN CLINTON (ma=Elvira Holman), and RICHARD HANKINS (ma=Ann Berry).

This cemetery is on private property.

Note from "Caucasian Cemeteries of San Augustine Co, TX" Published by San Augustine Public Library



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  • Created by: Cheryl Cartwright
  • Added: 19 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83722349
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Cartwright (10 Mar 1787–18 Jul 1841), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83722349, citing Cartwright Cemetery, San Augustine County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cheryl Cartwright (contributor 47690711) .