ARANSAS CEMETERY or CAMPO SANTO CEMETERY
(Recorded by Deacon Roland Quellette)

Aransas Cemetery is out Corrigan Road, near the Aransas Creek, east of Skidmore in Bee County, also known as Campo Santo Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Bee County.  It is where Ann BURKE CARROLL (the woman who donated the land for the Beeville Township is buried along with CORRIGANs, O'TOOLEs and others.  This cemetery was owned in 1992 by the Corpus Christi Catholic Diocese, and the list was furnished to Kay Pacheco by Deacon Roland Quellette.
 
Following is an excerpt from the History of Bee County:
"Ann Burke Carroll (1814-1876) died at her ranch home on the Carroll League. She was buried in the Corrigan Cemetery in the churchyard of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, where a stake marker called Campo Santo guards its dead."
 
Attached is a sketch of the graves that was furnished with the list, and another page of passenger lists of the Colonists that came to the area in 1829.  Ann Burke Carroll came on another ship, the Messenger.  This is also included in the History of Bee County.

LINK:  Sketch of the grave locations

 
1. Dominic CORRIGAN - Died 7 May 1924
2. Edmond CORRIGAN - Died 13 February 1924
3. Ellen CORRIGAN - Died 11 April 1907 - born in Felco Co., Ireland
4. John M. CORRIGAN - Died 24 July 1923
5. John Edmund CORRIGAN - Died 6 February 1905
6. Norma Emma, infant - Died 7 September 1885
7. Ann Elizabeth CLARE - Died 3 September 1868
and William Henry CLARE - Died 12 September 1858
8. Mamie LEE - Died 5 September 1886
9. Emma LEE - Died 20 February 1884
10. Hubert C. TIMON - Died 28 September 1906
11. Margaret CORRIGAN - Died 13 January 1974
12. Sarah E CORRIGAN - Died 24 March 1890
13.
14. Martin O'TOOLE - Died 15 August 1897 - born in Slico Co., Ireland
15.
16. Samuel L GROVER - Died 23 July 1857
 
17. Alice GROVER - Died 22 July 1880.
18.
19. Mary Louise WELDER - Died 29 September 1885
20. Matilda RYAN
* Emma
Annie CARROLL - Died 12 November 1876
James BURKE
21. Patrick CARROLL - Died 4 March 1880
22. Robert L MARTIN - Died 24 July 1884
23. Michael McGOUNTRY - Died 25 November 1887
24. Celima DUGAT - Died 29 July 1824
25. Wilbur M. DUGAT - Died 31 January 1915
26. Julia BEST - Died 17 April 1915
27.
28. Dora, Hija de Emilio Y Elorsa De LEON - Died 7 October 1916

*According to Grace (BURKE), COOVER (dec’d), this was a daughter of
Pat & Nancy Jane (RYAN) BURKE

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