THE DE ZAVALA FAMILY CEMETERY AND PLAZA   

 

    THE DE ZAVALA FAMILY CEMETERY AND PLAZA   

 

The image is a Texas Historical marker located at the entrance to the de Zavala Cemetery located on the grounds of the San Jacinto Battleground and Park, La Porte, Texas. Pictures courtesy of Douglas E. Anderson 2007.

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE

 

PERSONS KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN BURIED IN 

DE ZAVALA CEMETERY

VICE PRESIDENT LORENZO DE ZAVALA

1789-1836

EMILY WEST DE ZAVALA

RICARDO DE ZAVALA

1835-1906

MINNA WADZICK DE ZAVALA

EMILY SMITH DE ZAVALA

1847-1883

DARWIN DE ZAVALA

1872-1881

EDWIN THEODORE DE ZAVALA

1863-1882

KATHERINE E. DE ZAVALA

1911-1914

LEROY DE ZAVALA

1905-1954

LORENZO DE ZAVALA III

SIDNEY DE ZAVALA

1870-1906

GENERAL MANUEL FERNANDEZ CASTRILLON

-1836

FREDERICK DULITZ

1873-1876

PETER JEFFERSON DUNCAN

1799-1836

DOCTOR DUNLAP

WILLA FOLK

1850-1871

AMY INEZ HIGGINBOTHAM

1904-1907

JESSE HIGGINBOTHAM

1878-1915

LILLIAN MARIE HIGGINBOTHAM

1901-1903

EMILY DE ZAVALA JENKINS

THOMAS JENKINS

ETHYL K. JOYNER

1909-1917

KATHERINE S. JOYNER

1887-1911

FREDERICK NITSCHE

1794-1863

WILLIAM NITSCHE

EMMA DE ZAVALA SINGLETON

1870-1938

JAMES SINGLETON

1881-1912

DAVID THOMAS

1801-1836

EMILY C. DE ZAVAA WEAVER

1861-1892

ETHEL GERTRUDE WEAVER

CHARLES D. WILCOX

1873-1909

 

TEXAS STATE HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE

DE ZAVALA PLAZA

     NAME HONORS LORENZO DE ZAVALA, VICE PRESIDENT OF

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS (AD INTERIM, MARCH 17-OCT 17, 1836).

     BORN IN YUCATAN AND EDUCATED IN THE SEMINARY OF

ILDEFONSO, DE ZAVALA WAS AN ARDENT LIBERAL WHO WAS

JAILED 1814-1817 FOR POLITICAL ACTIVITIES.  IN PRISON

HE LEARNED ENGLISH AND BECAME A MEDICAL DOCTOR.  IN

1821 HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE CORTES IN MADRID, SPAIN,

AND LATER WAS GOVERNOR OF A PROVINCE OF MEXICO.

     AFTER MEXICO WON INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN, HE KEPT 

WORKING FOR DEMOCRATIC REFORMATION.  LOYAL TO THE 1824

CONSTITUTION OF MEXICO, HE CROSSED DICTATOR SANTA

ANNA AND MOVED TO TEXAS TO SEEK FREEDOM.  ON MARCH 2,

1836, HE SIGNED TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE.

LATER HE SIGNED THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS CONSTITUTION.

     MARRIED TWICE, HE HAD SIX CHILDREN.  THE FAMILY 

HONORED HIS MEMORY BY KEEPING ALIVE HIS IDEALS

AFTER HIS EARLY DEATH.  THE LEGISLATURE OF TEXAS IN

1858 NAMED ZAVALA COUNTY IN HIS HONOR.

     LORENZO DE ZAVALA, MANY OF HIS DESCENDENTS, AND

SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS WERE INTERRED

IN THE DE ZAVALA FAMILY CEMETERY, ON THE PLANTATION

ACROSS BUFFALO BAYOU  FROM THIS SITE. THE PLAZA IS

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF VICE PRESIDENT DE ZAVALA,

HIS FAMILY, AND OTHERS BURIED IN THE DE ZAVALA CEMETERY.

(SEE CEMETERY MARKER)

The image is a Texas Historical marker located at the entrance to the de Zavala Cemetery located on the grounds of the San Jacinto Battleground and Park, La Porte, Texas. Pictures courtesy of Douglas E. Anderson 2007.

 

     ACTUAL MARKER INSCRIPTIONS,  ENGRAVINGS, AND IMAGES OF THE DE ZAVALA FAMILY CEMETERY    

 

NAME

BIRTH - DEATH INSCRIPTIONS / ENGRAVINGS COMMENTS  

DE ZAVALA, Emma

1870-1938

"Mother" and a Christian Cross.

image 1  Wife of Sidney de Zavala.

DE ZAVALA, Lorenzo

Oct 3, 1789-Nov 15, 1836

Front: Header emblem of Lone Star with Crossed Texas Flags;  "Died at De Zavala's Point, Harrisburg County..."; "First Vice President of the Republic of Texas";  "Erected by the State of Texas."  Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) Marker.    Back:  Header emblem of a Lone Star with Crossed Texas Flags;  "Member of the Consultation and Convention";  "Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence";  "Author, Learned Publicist, Historian, Philosopher, Economist, and Statesman"  

image 1image 2;   image 3image 4image 5image 6 .

DE ZAVALA, Louis Buckner

May 21, 1915-Jun 21, 1980

 

image 1

DE ZAVALA, Louis Victor II

Dec 5, 1945-May 2, 1975

 

image 1

DE ZAVALA, Sidney

1870-1906

"Father" and a Christian Cross.

image 1  Husband of Emma de Zavala.

DE ZAVALLA, Ricardo

May 26, 1835-Mar 3, 1906

"Born in New York...";  "Died...";  "Our Father has gone... rest, to the glorious land ...  blest."; Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT) Marker. 

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DULITZ, Frederick 

Sep 1873-Feb 10, 1876

 

image 1

DUNCAN, Peter Jefferson

1799-1870

Header emblem is a bronze Seal of the State of Texas;  "Participated in the Capture of San Antonio in 1835 and Served in the Army in 1836.";  Born in New York in 1799";  Died in Harris County Texas in 1870";  "Erected by the State of Texas 1936".

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DUNLAP,    Dr.

no dates

 

image 1

HIGGINBOTHAM, Amy Inez

Dec 20, 1904-Mar 20, 1907

 

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HIGGINBOTHAM, Jesse

Jan 28, 1878-Aug 16, 1915

Header and monument is "Woodmen of the World Memorial";  "Asleep in Jesus".

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NITSCHE, Frederick

1794-Nov 11, 1863

 

image 1

NITSCHE, William

no dates

 

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THOMAS, David

1801-Apr 30, 1836

Front: Header emblem of Lone Star with Crossed Texas Flags;  "Born in Tennessee in 1801.  Died from an Accidental Wound April 30, 1836 at the Home of Lorenzo de Zavala."  "Erected by the State of Texas."   Back:  Header emblem of a Lone Star with Crossed Texas Flags;  "Signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, First Attorney General of the Republic of Texas, Acting Secretary of War."

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WILCOX, Chas (Charles)  D.

Feb 16, 1873-Nov 20, 1909

Header and monument is "Woodmen of the World Memorial".

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