Register of the Parish of Christ Church
Matagorda, Texas
1839 - 1875

INTERMENTS
 


 

076 1852 Dec 9 Mrs. Calista W. Reid (w/o Geo. M. Reid) 18 yrs, c 9 months  
077 1853 Jan 4 Sally Stewart Hilliard (i/o William & Caroline Elizabeth Hilliard) 1 yr, 8 dys  
078 1853 Feb 18 Miss Desdemona Dalton Pledger (a communicant of the church)    
079 1853 Apr 19 William Betincourt Perry (born Dec 23, 1851, s/o Dr. John C. & Rebecca Perry)    
080 1854 Jan 21 Henry Sartwelle (i/o William L. & Ellen M. Sartwelle)    
081 1854 Feb 26 Samuel Duncan (s/o Capt. John Duncan) c 10 Accidentally drowned by falling into Mr. Sartwelle's cistern
082 1854 Mar 20 William Ashmore Berryman 16 yrs, 10 mos Accidental discharge of a pistol in the hands of _____ Thompson one of his companions & school fellows.
083 1854 Apr 8 Thomas Jefferson Stevens 16 Consumption
084 1855 Jun 20 Coleman Fisher (i/o Samuel W. & E. A. Fisher) 18 mos  
085 1855 Sep 8 Mrs. Smith (w/o Capt. Geo. Smith) c 25 Congestive fever
086 1855 Sep 8 Ann Louisa Taylor (slave of Mrs. Bullard) 7 Congestion of the brain
087 1855 Sep 8 Slave of Judge Talbot's c 6 Congestion of the brain
088 1855 Aug 17 Mr. Wm. Hart (a carpenter and a stranger) c 40  
089 1855 Jul Infant child of Mr. Pennington's    
090 1855 Jun Slave of Judge Talbot's c 6  
091 1855 Jun Slave of Mrs. Nancy Thompson    
092 1855 Sep 25 Capt. Edward Coates (a communicant in the church) 75  
093 1855 Sep 29 "Aunt" Peggy (a free colored woman, communicant of the church) 54 Consumption
094 1856 Feb Maj. Howell (had recently moved into the county from Alabama) c 50  
095 1856 May 2 Mrs. Mary H. Pledger (pious, consistent and devoted communicant in the church and was esteemed and beloved by all who knew her) c 58  
097 1856 Sep Peter Kilbride (s/o Ed Kilbride) c 8 Drowned accidentally in his father's cistern
098 1857 Jan 29 Rev. Stephen R. Wright* c 45 Apoplectic stroke
099 1857 Jul Mr. F. H. Shultz c 40 Congestive chill
100 1857 Aug Jennie (i/o W. T. L. Compton) 3 mos  
101 1857 William (i/o W. T. L. Compton, twin of Jennie d 1 week after Jennie) 3 mos  
102 1857 May 11 Edward Kilbride 40 Accidental discharge of a loaded pistol in his hand
103 1857 May 13 Seth Ingram (old citizen & communicant in the church) c 60 Consumption of many years standing
104 1857 Aug Mr. Felix Gibson c 50  

The entries between 104 and 111 were not numbered or dated, but numbers were assigned for consistency.

105   Mr. Peter Gibson (not a member of any church, expressed a peaceful hope in the Saviour though was not baptized, parents Baptists)    
106   Mrs. Gibson (a member of the Baptist Church)    
107   An infant child of Mr. Chambers    
108   _______ (a German Lutheran)    
109   James Hawkins (died suddenly)    
110 1861 Aug 8 Charlott (a slave of Judge Talbot's) c 65 Heart disease
111 1861 Aug 13 Mrs. Maria Louisa Chambers Owen* 37 Accidental fall
111 1861 Aug 20 Daniel Hawes (s/o D.E.E. & E.M. Braman)* 12 Tetanus
112 1861 Oct 5 Walter (s/o Mr. Boggess on Caney) 4 Convulsions
113 1861 Oct 13 Dr. John C. Perry* 43 Consumption
114 1861 Nov 14 Mrs. Elizabeth Davis (a member of the Methodist Church) 38 Consumption
115 1862 May 2 Mr. Aurelious C. Jones 21 Bloody-flux (contracted while with the Confederate Army in Virginia)
116 1862 May 26 Col. H. J. Powell 56 Disease of the brain
117 1862 Jun 15 Mr. George Bowie c 53 Erysipelas
118 1862 Jun 21 Mr. H. Gibson (after a week's illness, which he bore very patiently and resignedly. 78 Bloody-flux
119 1862 Jul 6 Roberta Anna Ewing* c 35 Congestion fever
120 1862 Sep10 Laura (a colored child of Mrs. Col. Powell's) 4 Diptheria
121 1862 Sep 29 Mrs. Rebecca Perry (a communicant of long standing and very exemplary in all the relations of life.)  32 Yellow Fever
121 was the last numbered entry in the register. Numbers were continued for this listing.
122 1862 Oct 6 Miss Rebecca Burkhart (a communicant) c 19 Yellow Fever
123 1862 Oct 8 Mrs. Burkhart (a communicant of long standing) c 60 Yellow Fever
124 1862 Oct 10 Tremoine Owen 14 Yellow Fever
125 1862 Oct 13 Miss Louisa Burkhart (a communicant of several years' standing) c 33 Yellow Fever
126 1862 Oct 13 Mr. Jas. H. Selkirk (a communicant of long standing) c 48 Yellow Fever
127 1862 Oct 13 Mrs. Wadsworth (Mr. Cutler read the burial service over the above during the illness of the Rector of the same fever.) c 45 Yellow Fever
128 1862 Oct 22 Mrs. Fisher, Senior (She was a Friend, and for want of baptism was denied the use of the burial service.) c 67 Yellow Fever
129 1862 Oct 24 Mrs. Hilliard (a communicant of many years' standing) c 42 Yellow Fever
130 1862 Oct 24 Mrs. Dreyling c 22 Yellow Fever
131 1862 Oct 29 Thos. S. Hilliard 76 Yellow Fever
132 1862 Oct 30 Mrs. Mackey c 70 Yellow Fever
133 1862 Oct 30 W. Giles (the Postmaster) c 42 Yellow Fever
134 1862 Oct 30 Nora Haden (the 6th member of the same family) c 7 Yellow Fever
135 1862 Nov 5 Judge Wadsworth c 49 Yellow Fever
136 1862 Nov 7 Mrs. M. Talbot (buried on Mr. Warren's Plantation) c 18 Died during her encouchment (childbirth)
137 1862 Nov 19 Mrs. Bates (Being an unbaptized adult, the burial service could not be used.) 31 Yellow Fever
138 1862 Nov 23 Capt. Jacob Robinson c 51 Yellow Fever

ADDITIONAL NOTES

*98 Rev. Stephen R. Wright - Rector of Christ Church in the city. The deceased died suddenly on the morning of the 28th inst. from an apoplectic stroke, deeply mourned by the whole community. He was an earnest, devoted Minister of Christ, a faithful, eloquent preacher of the gospel, a warm sympathizing friend, a public spirited citizen and generous philanthropist.

*111 Mrs. Maria Louisa Chambers Owen - d/o Hon. E. F. Chambers of Maryland & wife of Rev. John Owen, Rector of Christ Church, Matagorda. She died on the 12th of August, 1861, and was buried the next day. The cause of her death was an internal injury received from a fall, which proved fatal in five or six hours after the accident. Her death was calm and tranquil, but greatly lamented by her family. In the midst of life we are in death. She died in her 37th year.

*111 Daniel Hawes - He died of Tetanus caused, it was supposed, by spinal injury, and evinced in his death the Christian graces beyond his years. He confessed his fault, sought the prayers of his minister and died in peace, trusting in God his Saviour.

*113 John C. Perry - His illness was protracted and very painful, which he bore with unvaried patience and meek resignation. He received more than once in his sickness the Holy Communion to his great benefit, and died in the faith and fear of God, greatly lamented by all his friends.

*119 Roberta Anna Ewing, after a few days' illness, of congestion fever she was resigned to the will of God who took her away in the midst of her days. She promised to be a very unselfish member of the church by her actions during the few months that she was in full communion. She was about 35 years of age and was buried at Cedar Lake Church.

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