The city of Sherman was formed in 1846
out of the Samuel Blagg survey and J.B. McNair survey. The McNair
survey was purchased by Thomas and James Shannon which they divided and
settled on. In 1848, Sam Blagg and Tom Shannon donated the land where
the city of Sherman now stands. - From the Handbook of Texas Online
the Austin Street Cemetery
The cemetery is located in the Post
Oak Addition, Block 1, Lots 11, 12, 13 and a portion of Lot 14. ? Grayson
County Appraisal District
1846 ? Samuel Blagg, part of the Samuel
Blagg Survey, original owner.
April 25th, 1849 - Deed Book A, page
212 ? Samuel Blagg deeds the area where the cemetery now sits to John Jennings.
A graveyard is mentioned in the survey.
August, 1876 ? Deed Book 33, page 260
? Daniel B. Lyons of Fondulac, Wisconsin gives his power of attorney to
Merritt W. Seely to purchase the land deeded to John Jennings by Samuel
August 1 ? September 14, 1876 ? Deed
Book 35, pages 57-58 ?
?Know all men by these presents that
Daniel B. Lyons of the State of Wisconsin have by & these presents
do make, establish and declare the annexed & foregoing Plat showing
Blocks and Lots, Streets and Alleys as an addition to the City of Sherman
to be known as the "Post Oak Addition to Sherman" situate near the
old Fair Ground addition and East of Post Creek, hereby forever dedicating
to the public use the said Streets and Alleys as named and delineated theresis
by names, letters and figures. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto
set and affixed my signatures & Seal on this the 1st day of August
Daniel B. Lyons, by M.W. Seely
The area is now known as the Post Oak
Addition to the City of Sherman.
September, 1876 ? Deed Book 38, page
551 ? Daniel Lyons revokes his power of attorney to Merritt Seely as the
transaction has been completed.
Only on other record of the area was
found in Deed Book 369, page 185. Jay C. Pyle surveyed Lots 14 and
15 to the south of the cemetery and the two block survey was drawn into
the deed book in October of 1933. The cemetery is clearly drawn showing
the entire three plus lots being fenced in and the original cemetery entrance
through the alleyway between Austin and Rusk Streets.
June 11, 2008