Details for Beall Cemetery (Atlas Number 5507013572)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5507013572


Marker Number 13572
Atlas Number 5507013572
Marker Title Beall Cemetery
Index Entry Beall Cemetery
Address FM 1346, Cemetery Ln
City La Vernia
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 580608
UTM Northing 3248994
Subject Codes cemetery
Marker Year 2005
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 2 mi N on FM 1346, 0.5 mi W on Cemetery Ln
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size HTC Medallion and 24" x 16" interpretive plaque
Marker Text Beall Cemetery, located in the Young Perry Alsbury Survey, began as a family burial ground on the farm of early settlers Erasmus (Erastus) and Elizabeth Brinkley Beall, parents of six sons and four daughters. The Beall family migrated to Texas from Warren County, Georgia by 1853 and purchased land from San Antonio realtor John James and additional acreage from San Antonio banker John Twohig. The eldest son, William Henry Beall, passed away in 1854 and the family buried him at this site. Elizabeth Beall (d. 1869) and her granddaughter, Susan Emeline (d. 1871) were the last family members buried here; the gravesite of Erasmus Beall remains unknown. No other interments occurred here until the late 20th century. In 1981, land containing the cemetery transferred to Countryside Memorial Park, which officially incorporated the next year. Beall Cemetery, though small, now serves as a testament to the lives of a pioneer family and others who settled and lived in this area of Wilson County. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2005