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By Thelma Greene Reagan

Today we walked where others walked
On a lonely, windswept hill;
Today we talked where other cried
For Loved Ones whose lives are stilled.

Today our hearts were touched
By graves of tiny babies;
Snatched from the arms of loving kin,
In the heartbreak of the ages.

Today we saw where the grandparents lay
In the last sleep of their time;
Lying under the trees and clouds -
Their beds kissed by the sun and wind.

Today we wondered about an unmarked spot;
Who lies beneath this hollowed ground?
Was it a babe, child, young or old?
No indication could be found.

Today we saw where Mom and Dad lay.
We had been here once before
On a day we'd all like to forget,
But will remember forever more.

Today we recorded for kith and kin
The graves of ancestors past;
To be preserved for generations hence,
A record we hope will last.

Cherish it, my friend; preserve it, my friend,
For stones sometimes crumble to dust
And generations of folks yet to come
Will be grateful for your trust.

Matagorda County Cemeteries - Find A Grave

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Matagorda County Obituary and Cemetery Index

AA - African-American Cemetery
NOTE: Matagorda & Palacios Cemeteries also have AA burials.



Allen, Basil Family Memorial Site, AA, Live Oak

Matthews Cemetery, see Caney

Allenhurst Cemetery, AA, SE Van Vleck

Midfield Cemetery, Midfield  Historic Texas Cemetery

Andrews Cemetery, Caney Area

Morgan Graves

Ashby Cemetery, Ashby Community

Morris Grave - Don Tol, Wharton County


Mt. Olivet Cemetery, AA, Ashwood

Bay City Cemetery, Bay City see Cedarvale Cemetery

Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery, AA, Caney Area

Berean Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Myers Grave, Decrow's Point

Bethlehem Cemetery, AA, Cedar Lake


Bowie Cemetery, Cedar Lane

Nolte, Frank Grave Matagorda Peninsula

Bundick Family Cemetery, Markham Area

Norman Family Cemetery, AA, Live Oak

Burial Association Cemetery, AA, Van Vleck



Old Bethlehem Cemetery - Don Tol, Wharton County

Caney - Matthews Cemetery, Caney


Cedarvale Cemetery, Bay City

Palacios Cemetery, Palacios

Chastun - Hanson Family Cemetery, Ashwood

Partain Cemetery, NE Blessing

Collegeport Cemetery, Collegeport - Historic Texas Cemetery

Phillips Graves, Matagorda Peninsula

Cornelius Cemetery, Midfield

Pleasant Green Cemetery, AA, E Bay City


Poole, see Grimes

Deadrick Cemetery, AA, Wilson Creek Community

Powell Cemetery, AA, Berean Community

Downer Grave, Tin Top Area


Duffy Cemetery, Blessing Area

Rainey Cemetery, Van Vleck

Duffy Graves, Matagorda Peninsula

Red Bluff Cemetery, W Bay City

Duncan, John Cemetery - Ashwood

Reinke-Tobeck Cemetery, Bucks Bayou Community


Richardson Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Eastview Cemetery, AA, Bay City 

Robbins Family Cemetery

Edison Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Roselawn Memorial Park, Van Vleck

Edison Cemetery #3, AA, Vann Settlement

Rugeley-Hawkins Cemetery, Van Vleck

Elliote, Thomas W. Grave, W Bay City

Rugeley, John Cemetery, Sugar Valley



Gainesmore Cemetery, see Williams, Kit

Sargent Cemetery, Sargent

Gatson Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Savage Family Cemetery, S Bay City

Green Family Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Scholten Grave, Citrus Grove Community

Grimes-Poole Cemetery, Trespalacios

Sexton Cemetery

Grove Hill Cemetery, AA, Pledger

Shamblee Grave, Palacios area


Shiloh Cemetery, AA, Cedar Lane

Hardeman Cemetery, Van Vleck Area

Smith Family Cemetery, SW of Bay City

Hardeman Graves, Van Vleck Area

St. Francis Cemetery, SW Wadsworth

Harris Family Cemetery, Bay City area

St. John's Cemetery, AA, N Van Vleck

Hawkins Cemetery, Hawkinsville

St. Mark Cemetery, AA, E Cedar Lane

Hawley Cemetery, Blessing Area - Historic Texas Cemetery

St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery, Blessing

Hudson Family Cemetery, Bay City Area


Hudgins Cemetery, AA, Pleasant Green

Thompson Family Cemetery, Bay City


Tobeck Cemetery, see Reinke

Jefferson, Antwine Cemetery, AA, Wilson Creek Community


Johnson Cemetery, Bay City

Union Baptist Church Cemetery, AA, Ashwood

Jones-Jackson Cemetery, AA, Pledger

Union Baptist Church Cemetery, AA, Pledger



Kehrer (Huebner) Cemetery, Bay City Area

Vine Grove Church Cemetery, AA, Live Oak

Kelley Cemetery - Wadsworth Area


Kenner Cemetery, Sargent Area

Warren Cemetery, Caney Area

King Vann Cemetery, AA, Vann Settlement

Wheeler, Daniel Cemetery, Blessing Area

Kuykendall Cemetery, Clemville Area

Williams Family Cemetery, AA, Live Oak


Williams Grave - Grisham Road

LaBauve Cemetery - Francitas, Jackson County, Texas

Williams, John Aaron Cemetery - Matagorda Peninsula

Lacy (or Tres Palacios) Cemetery, Blessing Area

Williams, John Thomas Cemetery, Wilson Creek Community

Lee Family Cemetery, Bay City Area - location unknown

Williams, Kit (Gainesmore) Cemetery, SE Cedar Lane

LeTulle Cemetery, Markham Area

Williams, Thomas Jefferson Cemetery, Wilson Creek Community

Live Oak Cemetery, AA, Live Oak

Wilson Creek Cemetery, AA, Wilson Creek Community


Markham Cemetery, AA, Markham

Yeamans Cemetery, Cash's Creek

Matagorda Cemetery, Matagorda - Historic Texas Cemetery

Yeamans Grave, Cash's Creek

Mathews Cemetery, Van Vleck Area


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Dec. 2, 2004
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