Note from Judy

 

Information on the Texas Historical Marker at the Rockport Cemetery is
incorrect.

The Texas Historical Marker at the Rockport Cemetery in Aransas County,
Texas, claims that the oldest marked grave in the Rockport Cemetery is
that of Emma Fulton who died in 1876. That information is incorrect.

Actually there is an older marker in the Rockport Cemetery, that of
Andrew J.
Hogan, who died Dec. 8, 1874. I photographed the headstone. A big bush
is
in front of the headstone, so it is partially hidden, but it is there.
Andrew J. Hogan's headstone is near the fence line, inside the
cemetery.

I posted a photo of the headstone and other information on the
following
website:
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6840984

Andrew J. Hogan is shown as postmaster of Rockport, Refugio County,
Texas
in 1869. He and Oliver P. Reid, Jr. were co-owners of "The Finish"
Saloon
in Rockport.
See:
http://www.rootsweb.com/~txrefugi/saloons_gambling_houses.htm

I do not know who to contact to get this erroneous information on the
Rockport Cemetery marker corrected.

Judy