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This cemetery is located a few miles south of the crossing of Highway 35 over Tres Palacios Creek on the banks of the creek. It was used by the families of Sarah Bright Lacy's children, Lavinia Hunter Wheeler and William Hart McCrosky. There is evidence of many graves, but only two markers and a base remain. Recorded by Shirley Ledwig Brown, August 20, 1981 and printed in Matagorda County Genealogical Society publication, Oak Leaves, November 1982. Additional information from a survey and notes by Martha Moore. DIRECTIONS


A reference from Deming's Bridge Cemetery 1850, Hawley Cemetery 1898, Tres Palacios Baptist Church 1852, Matagorda County, Texas compiled by Adelaide Hall Pierce, May, 1960:

"The Lacy tract of land on the east bank of the Tres Palacios river later became a part of the Wheeler land, and 21 graves of the Wheelers and a few of their slaves are buried there, not far from where the old Wheeler home stood."

Daniel & Lavinia Hunter Wheeler

Marked Graves :

Wheeler, Eli Henry, Sept. 26, 1843 - Feb. 8, 1881

Wheeler, John Jack Aug. 26, 1846 - Feb. 18, 1881


Unmarked, but known graves:

3 children of Jack Wheeler

7 children of Lavinia H. Wheeler

McCrosky, William Hart, Sept. 5, 1830 - April 25, 1859 , born Austin 's Colony, Upper Colorado River

3 slaves

Daniel and Lavinia Wheeler moved to Wilson County. Information and pictures can be found here courtesy of James Carroll Wheeler.

Daniel Wheeler               Lavinia Wheeler


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