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OLD BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
Don Tol, Wharton County, Texas

 


Old Bethlehem Church Cemetery is located approximately 2 miles north of Pledger, Texas at Don Tol, Wharton County.  From Pledger take FM 1301 toward Boling.  Drive 1.9 miles; you will see CR 100 on your right and the Bethlehem Baptist Church sign.  Turn right, proceed 1.4 miles; Bethlehem Road will be on your right; the old church will be on the corner.  Turn right and drive 1/10 mile to the cemetery. The cemetery is included with Matagorda County Cemeteries due to its proximity to Pledger and the possibility citizens of Pledger are buried there.  The listing of interments are from existing markers, and goes through December 28, 2010. The cemetery is aligned from north to south.

GPS Location:  29º 13’ 29” North // 95º 53’ 40” West
 

Alphabetical listing of interments: 

NAME

DOB

DOD

NOTES

Bradshaw, Thelma D.

25 May 1925

17 Mar 1958

 

Brown, Andrew

 

 

MIL

Brown, Walter L.

22 Mar 1925

23 Feb 1974

MIL

Clay, Irma Lee Paige

11 May 1925

26 Nov 1970

 

Daniels, Alfred

24 Jul 1905

08 Aug 1967

 

Daniels, Alfredia

14 Jul 1929

04 Sep 1982

 

Davis, Abraham

13 Dec 1890

17 Sep 1982

 

Davis, Alfond

15 Mar 1889

23 Jul 1966

 

Davis, Dock

12 Apr 1889

15 Mar 1957

MIL

Davis, Earnest

01 Jun 1914

01 Apr 1957

 

Davis, Elizabeth

24 Jun 1903

22 Jul 1987

 

Davis, Ellard “Sox”

10 Feb 1916

30 Jun 1994

 

Davis, Eugene

23 Apr 1929

07 Aug 1952

MIL

Davis, Fletcher L.

25 May 1897

15 Jul 0000

 

Davis, Mae

 

20 Aug 1926

 

Davis, Melvin

08 Apr 1869

17 Dec 1933

 

Davis, Pierce

06 Feb 1900

14 Jan 1966

 

Davis, Rachel

 

21 Feb 1959

 

Davis, Eunice, Sr.

1923

2005

TEMP

Duncan, Herbert James

09 Dec 1929

30 Mar 2004

MIL

Duncan, Lura

12 Nov 1939

21 Jun 1979

 

Gardner, Eldridge

1939

2008

TEMP

Gardner, Lola M.

27 Mar 1914

17 Dec 1972

 

Gardner, Rosa

1936

2010

TEMP

Grovey, Luella

1916

1959

 

Harris, Andrew Lee

1930

2001

TEMP

Harris, Anese Jeanett

1955

2008

TEMP

Harris, Walter, Jr.

21 Oct 1934

11 Jun 2006

MIL

Harris, Lucretia

1877

1971

 

Harris, Soloman

1890

27 Nov 1932

 

Harris, Felton, Sr.

19 Aug 1902

31 Mar 1985

 

Harris, W. H., Rev.

24 Dec 1904

03 Sep 1982

 

Hayes, Virginia Ida

09 Jan 1897

27 Feb 1955

 

Irving, Patricia

1958

2005

TEMP

Jackson, Ella

13 Oct 1894

07 Jan 1960

 

Jackson, Girther Lee (Simmons)

26 May 1914

22 Nov 2007

 

James, Daisy

03 Sep 1889

09 Aug 1954

 

James, Judith Ann

1952

1973

 

James, Murlene

1924

1959

 

James, Walter

25 Dec 1885

04 Mar 1964

 

Jedkins, Burton, Jr.

 

 

MIL

Johnson, Major, Jr.

01 Jan 1901

29 Mar 1947

 

Jones, James “Dooley”

19 Sep 1949

04 Jun 2002

 

Jones, Samuel L.

27 Jan 1951

13 Jan 1983

MIL

Jones, Willie

17 Jul 1918

04 Nov 1952

 

King, Leon Rutherford

22 May 1944

22 Mar 1982

 

King, Lula Simmon

28 Dec 1897

19 Mar 1984

 

King, William

08 Mar 1890

15 Mar 1956

 

King, William Lewis

14 Mar 1948

29 Apr 1975

 

Laws, A. L.

31 Jul 1921

09 Aug 1980

 

Laws, Eartha S.

06 Sep 1923

29 Dec 2004

 

Laws, Herman

 

 

 

Laws, Irene (Davis)

11 Sep 1920

17 Feb 1996

 

Laws, Jackson

07 Apr 1896

22 Jun 1975

MIL

Laws, John

07 Sep 1880

04 Sep 1952

 

Laws, Louisa J.

06 Feb 1896

01 Mar 1991

 

Laws, Roberta

19 Jun 1892

12 Feb 1956

 

Laws, Rosa Lee

09 Nov 1897

20 Jan 1980

 

Laws, Samuel E.

19 Jul 1953

28 Feb 1997

 

Lee, Elma (Davis)

10 Sep 1918

07 Jun 1991

 

Lewis, Frances Delores

27 Dec 1936

29 Feb 2004

 

Lewis, J. C.

08 Oct 1927

19 Feb 1977

MIL

Lewis, K. L.

12 Feb 1912

17 Feb 1966

MIL

Lincoln, Eldridge

03 Nov 1915

19 Sep 1974

 

Lincoln, Freddie W.

18 Apr 1941

05 Jul 2002

 

Lincoln, Jimmy

16 Feb 1943

28 Dec 1997

 

Matthews, Annie

23 Feb 1916

07 Sep 2000

 

Matthews, Jonnie Mae

22 Sep 1935

09 Feb 2005

 

Matthews, Leona

25 Sep 1922

21 May 1976

 

Mc Coy, Jessie M.

24 Oct 1924

12 Sep 1983

 

Moses, Booker Terry

05 Sep 1925

10 Nov 1979

 

Moses, Derrick Vaughn

17 Feb 1966

06 Sep 1989

 

Moses, Faye Maxine

02 Jul 1947

31 May 1969

 

Moses, Hilliard

24 Jun 1899

14 Sep 1964

 

Moses, Odell

03 Mar 1924

28 Oct 1971

 

Moses, Rickye

27 Oct 1960

20 Jan 1980

 

Moses, Rosa Bell

12 Jan 1900

25 May 1972

 

Penrice, Paul, Sr.

10 Jan 1916

25 Jun 2003

 

Porter, Mamie

18 Nov 1904

03 Sep 1999

 

Roberson, Elizabeth

04 Mar 1892

09 May 1964

 

Roberson, Felix

19 Mar 1893

12 Feb 1966

 

Roberson, John

Apr 1855

03 Mar 1929

 

Roberson, Mamie

1895

1984

 

Roberson, Mashack

15 Nov 1890

30 Apr 1919

MIL

Roberson, Rosa Bell (Stratton)

Jan 1852

16 May 1949

GSM

Roberson, Texana

04 Oct 1892

20 Apr 1984

 

Roberson, Willie Mae

03 Dec 1924

22 Sep 2005

 

Scott, Elmerie

15 Nov 1920

29 Jan 1990

 

Scott, Emma (Lincoln)

27 Nov 1927

02 Oct 1992

 

Simmons, Brint

 

11 Oct 1940

 

Simmons, Jane

1888

1976

 

Simmons, Joe

 

03 Dec 1959

 

Simmons, L. E.

1924

1990

MIL

Simmons, Lee Anna

19 May 0000

28 Oct 2008

 

Simmons, Lucreacy

1914

1999

TEMP

Simmons, Ray L.

1948

1982

MIL

Simmons, Willie

1910

1994

TEMP

Spencer, Granderson

1913

1993

TEMP

Spradley, Vera

01 Jan 1914

04 Feb 1995

 

Surrey, Josephine

1903

1966

 

Talbert, Daisy

25 Jan 1908

13 Jan 2007

 

Talbert, Joe

14 Jul 1895

05 Aug 1980

 

Thorpe, Peter E., Sr.

26 Oct 1915

22 Apr 1978

 

Thorpe, Vera Lee

11 Jun 1919

03 Oct 2007

 

Turner, Ella M.

23 Nov 1914

13 Mar 1966

 

Turner, Emma

1883

1961

 

Turner, George R.

29 Dec 1921

02 Jun 1946

MIL

Turner, Glen

12 Jun 1910

08 Jan 1929

 

Turner, Henry, Jr.

25 Jun 1905

15 Apr 1936

 

Turner, Henry, Sr.

 

 

 

Underwood, Alberta

01 Jul 1890

1979

 

Underwood, James

1917

1987

MIL

Wade, Estella

 

 

 

Wade, William

 

 

 

Warren, Gail

 

 

TEMP

Wells, Eugene

14 May 1932

 

MIL

Williams, Eliza

05 Apr 1891

07 Jul 1929

 

Unknown marked with an iron pipe

 

 

 

Unknown marked with an iron pipe

 

 

 

Unknown illegible

 

 

 


There are numerous unmarked graves identified only by sink-in depressions in the ground.

MIL = MILITARY MARKER     GSM = GOLD STAR MOTHER     TEMP = TEMPORARY MARKER

Cemetery inventoried by Kenneth L. Thames and Chase A. Elliott

December 28, 2010
 

 

Copyright 2010 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
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Created
Dec. 29, 2010
Updated
Dec. 29, 2010
   

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