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William and Sarah Spitler

Source:  black and white photo by Sue Wright <housewright2 [at]>, June 2006
April 2009, color photo by JoAnn Myers at Confederate Memorial Day gravemarking


William M. Spitler 1833-1901
Sarah J. Spitler 1837-1920

Odd Fellows Cemetery
Burnet, Texas

Photo taken 25 April 2009

  • Born in New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana 2 October 1833.

  • He served as Sergeant and 1st Sgt, Company G., 21st Cavalry, 1st Texas Lancers, 1st Regiment, Carter's Brigade.

  • He was wounded accidentally in the left hand in May 1863.

  • He was appointed Tax Collector by the Confederate States for Bastrop County, and eventually received 1117 acres in Burnet County by virtue of Confederate Scrip #339, issued 12 Aug 1881
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