Details for Mullins Cemetery (Atlas Number 5451003533)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5451003533

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Marker Number 3533
Atlas Number 5451003533
Marker Title Mullins Cemetery
Index Entry Mullins Cemetery
Address Off FM 380 about 16 miles NE of San Angelo
City San Angelo
County Tom Green
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 384100
UTM Northing 3487872
Subject Codes cemetery; state official
Marker Year 1973
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 16 miles northeast of San Angelo off FM 380 from San Angelo, take FM 380 east about 8 miles, then go north on cemetery road about 2 miles go north again 1/2 mile, then go east on Cemetery road about 1/2 road then go north again 1.3 mile to cemetery
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 27" x 42"
Marker Text Named for Isaac Mullins (1819-81), one of organizers of Tom Green County, member of first county commission, and state representative in 16th Texas Legislature. Born in Virginia, Mullins came to the Republic of Texas with his parents and their family in 1837. The family cattle brand, "IC", one of most famous in Texas, was registered in Bastrop, Fayette, Lampasas, Brown, Mills, Coleman, Runnels, and Tom Green counties. Mullins trailed herds to markets as far away as California. In the 1860's, he served as captain of a Texas Ranger company. Moving to this area, he bought land near San Angelo and became a leading citizen. He was foreman of noted "Ike Mullins Grand Jury" which indicted nine soldiers for rioting at Fort Concho in 1878. He gave land for a school, and selected this spot as his own last resting place, deeding cemetery site in 1881. Mullins and his wife, Susan Slack (d. 1854), had a son, Charles, and a daughter, Julia (who married H. D. Barron). Some members of his family are buried here, along with Civil War veterans, and many pioneers of former Mullins community, now called Veribest. George Jefferson Byrd, named by Mullins family as trustee, served until his death in 1951, bequeathing the trust to a son, Curtis Byrd, and Frank Johnson.