A Virtual Cemetery created by Carol Hoch

Born during Slavery

In 1860 the population of Houston County was 8058, which included 2819 Slaves. Many were born into slavery in other states and came to Texas after the War and died in Houston County. Many we will never know where they were born or who their parents were. May they always be remembered. The enslavement of African Americans was the curse of early American life, and Texas was no exception. By 1860, the census found 182,566 slaves, over 30% of the total population of the State. Most slaves came to Texas with their owners, and the vast majority lived on large cotton plantations in East Texas. By the time of the Civil War, slaveholders controlled most of the wealth in Texas and dominated politics at all levels.In spite of their oppression, the slaves did not behave like a defeated people. Instead, they tried to make the best of their lives and to carve out what independence they could. Most Slaves were allowed to be on their own in the evenings and during time off on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. They took full advantage of their time, to enjoy their families and try to keep them together; to build a remarkable religious community; and to create a rich and influential cultural heritage, especially in the area of music.When the Civil War came, Texas was not invaded, and the slaves continuted to live and work as they had before. They realized that a Union victory would mean their liberation, and they listened for news as best they could and passed the word of any developments. It was not until June 19, 1865, that Union forces occuppied Texas and officially freed the slaves.

608 memorials
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Hagar Bozeman Abbs

1852 – unknown

Houston County, Texas, USA

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Adeline

1857 – Mar 1860
Body lost or destroyed
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Alex

1839 – Jun 1859
Body lost or destroyed
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Alice

Jan 1859 – Oct 1859
Body lost or destroyed
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Allen

Aug 1859 – Aug 1859
Body lost or destroyed
 Clayborne P “Clabe” Allen

Clayborne P “Clabe” Allen

1858 – unknown

Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Dock Allen

1832 – 9 Oct 1922

Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA

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Mattie Collier Allen

1858 – unknown

Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Sallie Walker Allen

17 Apr 1860 – 12 Apr 1936

Berea, Houston County, Texas, USA

 Phoebe Anders

Phoebe Anders

1843 – 24 Sep 1908

Oakwood, Leon County, Texas, USA

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Ellen Anderson

1840 – 1930

Augusta, Houston County, Texas, USA

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George Anderson, Sr

May 1843 – unknown

Lovelady, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Jacob Anderson

1830 – unknown

Augusta, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Sam Anderson

1857 – 11 May 1930

Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Angeline

1837 – Feb 1859
Body lost or destroyed
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Anna

1804 – Jun 1859
Body lost or destroyed
 Angeline Ard

Angeline Ard

Jan 1834 – unknown

Ash, Houston County, Texas, USA

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Beal Ard

1851 – 14 Nov 1935

Porter Springs, Houston County, Texas, USA

 Fed Ard

Fed Ard

1858 – unknown

Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA

 Harriett Ard

Harriett Ard

1844 – unknown

Crockett, Houston County, Texas, USA

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