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Heiston Cemetery
By Kenneth Jones, 2004 

HEISTON SPRINGS CEMETERY - (No markers are know to be left, if you have further info on this cemetery Email Me)

The cemetery was located near the head of a branch of Mill Creek, 3/4 mile northwest of White Rock, at the intersection of FM 697 and Blanton Road, between Whitewright and Ida.

1. HEISTON, Dr. Josiah L. nd-nd
He was the first physician for Kentucky Town.  He named the townsite, Ann Eliza, in memory of his then recently deceased daughter, in 1857.  The community had been called Pleasant Hill. When Kentucky settlers came in large numbers, they began to call the community, Kentucky Tow, and it was platted as such on July 1, 1852.

2. HEISTON, Ann Eliza  nd - 1854
Daughter of Dr. Heiston.  She died of typhoid fever.

3 & 4.  'W.' and his seventeen year old son.  nd - July 1865
They were two of the seven men who tried to rob and hang Steve Stephenson, in July 1865.  They wanted to steal his gold.  One, named V. was buried on his family farm.  The other four were buried on a wagon near where they were all seven, lynched.

Others may have been buried there.


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