THE LONGORIA CEMETERY

(THE EUGENIO LONGORIA CEMETERY)

Shown on most maps as “The Longoria Cemetery”, the cemetery should more properly be called “The Eugenio Longoria Cemetery” to distinguish it from the other Longoria cemeteries in the immediate area, all of which are on lands belonging to descendants of Ponciano Longoria and Maria Rita Villarreal. The cemetery is located about 5 miles west of Rachal just off FM 755; it is about one-half mile west of the picnic area on the highway and about 150 feet south of FM 755, hidden from view from the highway by a dense grove of old mesquite trees and brush.

The cemetery is located on private lands once owned by Eugenio Longoria, eldest son of Ponciano and Maria Rita Longoria, and was established in 1927 upon the death of Antonia Vidaurri de Trevino, mother-in-law of Eugenio Longoria. In earlier years, persons from outside the immediate family were buried in the cemetery but now burial space in the cemetery is available only to descendants of Eugenio and Ana T. Longoria.

Other family cemeteries in the immediate area which may be confused with The Eugenio Longoria cemetery are:

  1. The Santa Rita cemetery, about a half-mile south; burial site of Ponciano Longoria & Maria Rita Villarreal and other family members. Maria Rita Villarreal was a daughter of Gregorio Villarreal, purchaser of the La Encantada and Encino del Pozo land grants in 1872. Ponciano’s father purchased one league of the La Encantada land grant from Gregorio Villarreal in 1873, and Ponciano used lands he and his wife inherited plus additional lands he purchased to establish a ranch, which he called “Santa Rita” in honor of his wife.
  2. The Juan Longoria cemetery, about a quarter-mile east; burial site of Juan Longoria & Maria Leal and other family members. Juan was the second son of Ponciano Longoria and Maria Rita Villarreal.
  3. The Mateo Longoria cemetery (called San Mateo Cemetery), about a half-mile east near the picnic area on FM 755; burial site of Mateo Longoria & Sabina Solis and other family members. Mateo was the third and youngest son of Ponciano Longoria and Maria Rita Villarreal.
  4. EUGENIO LONGORIA CEMETERY LISTING

    (Row designations start with Row A as the most westerly row, at the entrance to the cemetery. Graves are arbitrarily assigned numbers from south to north; a letter designation after the grave number indicates the existence of separate graves within a family grave plot.)

    Row &
    Grave
    Name Birth Death Comment
    A-1b
    A-1a
    A-2a
    A-2b
    A-2c
    A-3a
    A-3b
    A-4
    A-5b
    A-5a
    A-5c
    Ponciano N. Longoria
    Maria Cadena de Longoria
    Eugenio V. Longoria
    Ana Trevino de Longoria
    Osbaldo Longoria
    Raul Longoria
    Zoila V. Longoria
    Jesus Joel Longoria
    Leonel E. Longoria
    Rosenda Ybarra de Longoria
    Jorge Roel Longoria
    12/04/1915
    7/14/1923
    4/23/1884
    6/16/1887
    5/14/1920
    3/26/1912
    4/9/1923
    10/12/1950
    4/11/1910
    3/1/1907
    4/03/1965
    8/23/1973
    6/10/1980
    2/21/1962
    12/13/1978
    7/08/1994
    12/14/2000
    10/9/2009
    8/15/1996
    8/27/1982
    3/20/1987
    10/21/1993




    (cremated)

    (w/o Raul Longoria)



    (cremated)
    B-1
    B-2
    B-3
    B-3
    B-4
    B-5
    B-6b
    B-6a
    Porfirio S. Soliz
    Eduardo Villarreal
    Baudelia Villarreal
    Consuelo Villarreal
    Antonia Vidaurri de Trevino
    Ninfa Trevino
    Rudolph J. Schacherl
    Elma Longoria de Schacherl
    9/15/1928
    12/04/1892
    12/05/1917
    1/15/1925


    10/14/1909
    2/03/1935
    2/25/1936
    11/18/1934
    3/18/1938
    3/18/1938
    10/05/1927
    12/25/1927
    3/27/1996
    10/23/1999

    (Sisters,one grave/
    one stone



    C-1
    C-2
    C-3
    C-4
    Amelia Villarreal
    Arcadia Pena de Villarreal
    Celso Villarreal Ramirez
    Jose Oscar Longoria
    10/16/1905
    1/02/1868
    2/25/1864
    2/26/1922
    7/16/1942
    9/24/1943
    1/31/1947
    8/02/2003

    (w/o C.V. Ramirez)

    D-1

    D-2a
    D-2b
    D-3
    D-4
    Cristobal Villarreal
    (Inf son of Jacobo
    Cecilia Longoria
    Cecelia Longoria
    Jose Oscar Longoria, Jr.
    Unreadable wooden cross
    10/12/1942
    & Elvira
    11/22/1941
    6/27/1949
    1/20/1949
    (inf daughter

    Villarreal)
    3/08/1949
    8/10/1949
    1/31/1949
    Porfirio Perez
    Unmarked grave

    (Sisters, 2 graves
    1 stone)

    & Celia Villarreal)

    Many thanks to Raul N. Longoria for his generosity in sharing this file with me for use in the TXGenWeb Project.
    Shirley Cullum Brooks County Coordinator

    Contents Copyright@Raul N. Longoria July 1, 2003
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