By Kenneth Jones, 2004
HEISTON SPRINGS CEMETERY - (No markers are know to be left, if you
have further info on this cemetery Email
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 -
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.