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When the original survey was taken, the county line placed Estacado in Crosby County, later the Lubbock County line was placed and Estacado was in Lubbock County.
Cemetery Layout   A map of burial locations, not to scale.
Crosby County Alphabetical Burial List  
More Photo's of Estacado Cemetery by Gary Webb


Hwy 82/62 west from Lorenzo 2.5 miles, turn north on County Road 3900 and go 4.7 miles, turn east and go 1/2 mile to the cemetery.


The cemetery at Estacado was started by the tragic death of Mary Ellen Cox, who died of a snake bite. Many of the pioneers are buried there, including Paris Cox, who died at the age of 40 from cancer of the throat.

Although the cemetery was used for many years, the city of Estacado did not actually own it. Through neglect, there had never been a deed made. In 1939 the citizens formed an association to clear the title and to care for and beautify the cemetery. It was found that the land actually belonged to A.J.(Arthur) and Hattie Linn Bryant, Estacado pioneers. When the association wanted to buy the land, Mr. and Mrs. Bryant offered to donate it if the Federal Land Bank would release their first lien. The bank removed the lien and a deed was executed, making the city of Estacado rightful owners of their cemetery. The association has made a beauty spot of the dejected old resting place. On a headstone of a grave in the old Estacado cemetery is this inscription: Isaac Paris Cox, Founder of Estacado 1879, Born in North Carolina, Oct. 17, 1846, died Nov. 2, 1888, In loving remembrance.

Estacado Cemetery is located on private property. The area is marked by groves of bois d´arc trees, planted by the Quakers nearly 100 years ago and a large Texas Historical Marker.

Records provided by Crosby County Historical Commission

Lubbock Avalanche Story of History of Estacado

Many wooden crosses in the southwest corner of the Estacado Cemetery were accidentally burned several years ago during a clean-up campaign. Perhaps this was where Mary Ellen Cox was buried since there is no grave marker to be found.

Set here a record for eyes yet unkown, A tribute, a lesson, forever in stone

Layout of Cemetery

Recorded and Surveyed 2000 by Boy Scout:   Johnny Hernandez
Surveyed 2004 by Grace Ashley
For genealogical purposes and not drawn to scale,
See Crosby County Pioneer Memorial Museum for map to scale.

Entrance Gate on West Side at Row 14/15.

  A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R  
1                G.L. Lockwood  

2                             Res. Wilmeth       2
3     Res.                       Woody Wilmeth       3
4     Res                       Valley Sue Wilmeth   S.M. Walker   4
5     Res         Carl T. Bales Unk(?) fenced   Emma Lee Smith       Vera Wilmeth   Mattie Walker   5
6     Res         Mary Bales     A.J. Smith       Carel Wilmeth       6
7     Res       May Jones Lillie D. Bledsoe Girl Donley Rance Smith   Walter Fugitt       Frank Wise   7
8     Res       Aubry W. Jones William E. Bledsoe     Mary G. Cartwright           Samuel Pearson   8
9                     Alma Agnes Smith Fannie E. Watson Unknown 1912-1920       William G. Comstock Nelms P. Young 9
10               Roy Bledsoe Willie Echols Unknown fenced John Brown Smith             Traci Young 10
11             Francis L. Riding B.S. Smith Baby Barker   Albert Jackson Smith   Sarah A. Fox       William J. Wingo Ruth Young 11
12             Augustus B. Ridling B.J. Smith Baby Hart Eula Lee Fullingim J.E. Johnston   Austin Fox       Dr. Alpheus Dyer M.E. Young 12
Small Gate
      James Overhuls               Bettie Botts     John Eddy David Becton     13
14       Paris Cox Gideon Cox John W. White Cyrus Barker Verna Crabtree   Frances J. Bounds Owen Kelsey A.J. McCoy       James Becton   Emma Stockton 14
15               Jim Crabtree     Amy Kelsey     Geo.H. Moore   Mary E. Bryant     15
16               Gordon Crabtree     C.K. Kelsey   Unknown M.B.(Jack) ASA James Wilson J.W. Bryant   Sarah Michaell 16
17           Freddie Holmes     Wesley Wright   Martha Kelsey Lester Linn Parker   Jerry M. Moore   Fredrick E. Becton   Chas. Michael  17
18                               A.J. Bryant, Jr.   Callie Michael 18
19                           Jackie Moore A.J. Bryant     Rubye Wingo 19
20                         Homer V. Bryant   Hattie Bryant     Ellis Wingo 20
21       Oliver Cox                 W.L. Bryant   Olin Bryant       21
22                   Margaret D. Gentry Joseph W. Roberson Res. Kelsey     Vanell Bryant Unk Baby died 1920 Andrew Morgan   22
23       Monclova Ferguson         Calvin Caldwell     S. Harry Kelsey Richard Linn Dora Moore         23
24       Baby Wilson             J.H. Roberson Ella Ella Kelsey R.E. Linn Linzey Moore Baby Girl of U.L.Bryant       24
25       Francis Gutierrez             John P. Roberson Elmer Kelsey   Res. Bryant O.W. Key     Noel Corley 25
26                           A.J. Bryant Jr.A.C. Bryant R. Bryant Lutie Mae Ellis   Richard Corley 26
27                         Zora Howard   Dorothy Bryant Mary Brown     27
28                             Res Bryant Joseph Brown     28
29                 Baby Thornton         Bradley D. Fulton T.E. Bryant Robert E. Brown Martha Dale   29
30                 Dora Thornton             Belle Brown     30
31 Unknown               James Thornton                   31
32 Unknown                                 Catharine Ellis 32
33 Unknown               S.D. Thornton Una L. Kerlin           Doss McClellan Mattie C. Ellis   33
34 Unknown               Laura Thornton             Res McClellan Baby Ellis   34
35 Unknown                     Ellie Burke         Jennie I. Ellis   35
36 Unknown           Mabel Greenshaw   Inf.Boy Parrish             Gussie Fox Stephen R. Ellis Charles R. Ellis 36
37 Unknown           Ford Greenshaw   Ida Parrish         Velvet Bryant   Nat Fox Warner Ellis   37
38 Unknown                           Jennie Fox Roxie Fox     38
39 Dennis Zachary                           Charley Fox J.D. Fox   Aleene Ellis 39
40 Res Zachary                                 G.D. Ellis 40
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Last Updated: Saturday, 06-Nov-2010 13:36:18 MDT

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Unknown Burials:
Mary Ellen Cox
Goldie Coe Day
(Female) Robb
Abigail Purdon Ridling
Mary Jane Lamb Welch

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