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KUYKENDALL FAMILY CEMETERY
 


This cemetery is located on Tres Palacios Creek west of Clemville. The cemetery was originally on the ranch of Thomas Kuykendall. The exact location is now unknown. No markers exist, but records show the following burials.
 


Thomas Kuykendall   Jan. 21, 1829 Austin 's Colony (now Wharton County ) - Jan. 11, 1904 at home

Three young children from the Kuykendall family one possibly being Harry Gainer

Three slaves

OBITUARIES

Thomas J. Kuykendall Dead.

Another of Matagorda county's pioneers has gone to his eternal home after a long life of usefulness, many years of which were spent in this section. Thomas J. Kuykendall died at his home in the west part of the county, last Monday night, in the 78th year of his age. His illness was of long duration, and for a longer time he had been in feeble health and death came as no surprise. He was among the oldest residents of Matagorda county and came here with the earliest of its settlers. He lived for a long time in that part of the county which now comprises Wharton county, but after the division moved south to stay with the old name, settling on the west side where he has resided ever since. Four daughters and one son survive him: Mrs. R. H. Lee of Arnim, Mrs. John McCrosky of McCrosky ranch, Mrs. Harry Gainer, Miss Emma Kuykendall and Ben W. Kuykendall.--newspaper unknown, date January 11, 1904

GAINER INFANT

Died--on Friday, July, 28th, the infant of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Gainer. Its remains were interred in the private burying grounds of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kuykendall, on Sunday morning. May God comfort the bereaved ones!--Matagorda County Tribune, date Aug. 5, 1899
 

 

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