Brewster County, Texas

Fort Pena Colorado Cemetery

October 1984

I wish to express my appreciation to the Big Bend Genealogical Society and to the Alpine Public Libray and to Verna Bonner, Director, for their work on recording this cemetery and for letting me post it here.  They are to be commended for their hard work.  God Bless you all.

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Civilian Cemetery

C/O=Child of      D/O=Daughter of     F/O=Father of      H/O=Husband of      S/O=Son of      W/O=Wife of

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Notes

Ball, Kemp M.

1881

1883

Drowned in the present day swimming hole

Granger, Gertrude

1892

1895

D/O W.L. Granger
Her dress caught on fire from a washpot fire and she burned to death.

Herreford, Elkanak M.

19 Mar 1815

06 Aug 1886

Born in Mississippi
Killed by Jim Davenport who was later killed himself.  Mr. Herreford planted the cottonwood trees at the Post.

Marshall, Infant

No Date

No Date

Stillborn
C/O Beulah T. Roberts & John A. Marshall who was a soldier at Fort Davis

Marshall, Infant

No Date

No Date

Stillborn
C/O Beulah T. Roberts & John A. Marshall who was a soldier at Fort Davis

Moody, Jimmy

No Date

No Date

A young boy

Peake, May "Birdie"

1892

1895

Both May & Guy died at the same time and are buried in the same grave.  Their father was an Englishman who was a firefighter.

Peaje, Guy

No Date

1895

Both May & Guy died at the same time and are buried in the same grave.  Their father was an Englishman who was a firefighter.

Simpson, Lue

No Date

1892

Bitten by a rabid skunk while digging a well and died

Unknown Family of Three

No Dates

No Dates

Child fell in the present day swimming hole.  The mother tried to save the child and the father tried to save them both.  All three drowned.  The family was just passing through and camped at the Post.

Unknown Graves

No Dates

No Dates

Travis Roberts, a local historian, furnished the information that one of the unknown graves belonged to an outlaw named W.A. Alexander who was killed by the soldiers at the Post in 1884

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