Buckholts, Milam County, Texas
History by Clarissa Loyd & Transcription by Jesse Little
Bryant Station is located outside of Buckholts on CR 106. Now, CR 106 is North of the River, but once you cross over the bridge South, it turns into
CR 406 and loops around and will take you to the town of Val Verde. From Buckholts, take FM 1915 and then turn Right on CR 104,
passing Cornith Cemetery and then turning Left on CR 106. Bryant Station Cemetery will be on the left and the drive will meander around
and will be on the right hand side after the second curve. This is a public cemetery, even though it may seem like you are on private property.
Private property does surround the area, but the actual cemetery and drive way are open to the public to visit the cemetery.
This listing is an alphabetical list, but the one in the Milam County TXGenWeb Archive is listed as they were recorded with a map of the plots,
which is also transcribed by Jesse Little. To view the map and plot listing, click here for it.
There are 91 known stones in Bryant Station Cemetery and the oldest stone is of O.D. who died in 1873;
but there are numerous unmarked graves that have been there longer, but no documentation exists.
There are many unknown graves and the actual oldest grave is unknown since records of the burials were not recorded.
This cemetery is somewhat active and only those from the Bryant Station community and/or kinfolk are occassionally buried at this cemetery.
A Bryant Station Cemetery Assoication was founded about 3 years ago in 2009 since one did not exist prior and is headed by Mr. Kinder Chambers, but the actual preservation of the cemetery and upkeep are handled by those that live in the community and those that have loved ones at Bryant Station Cemetery.
This transcription is listed in the Milam County TXGenWeb Archive, click here for original transcription.
Photos forthcoming by Clarissa Loyd.
History of Bryant Station Cemetery
Compiled & submitted by Clarissa Loyd
The actual history of Bryant Station Cemetery is not really known and the oldest gravestone is unknown since the original tombstones were made from river rock. River rock is brittle and erodes over time (more quickly than other minerals), so in the very back of the cemetery near the Oak trees, there are a number of unknown graves without tombstones. It is said by Mr. Kinder Chambers and Mr. Michael Allison, that near the Oak trees is an Indian burial ground, but there is no conformation since there is no documentation. It is also said that at least one black slave is buried in this area, too, but the tombstone is not facing the grave, but is turned around facing away because he is black and not white and blacks were not allowed to be buried with white's at the time of his death. It is said by Mr. Chambers, that the young black man was most likely good friends with one of the white families and they let him be buried in Bryant Station because they thought highly of him and his family. Mr. Chambers did say that someone found an old tombstone from the back and brought it toward the middle of the cemetery and it was of Susana Bryant who died about 1856 (could be earlier than 1856) and she was a young child who most likely died from typhoid, dysntery, or the flu. He also said that there was a tombstone at one time of someone who was born in the late 1700s, but that tombstone no longer exists since it was made of river rock. Mr. Allison said there are a number of children buried at Bryant Station and died during the flu epidemic during the early 1900s.
Bryant Station was an old outpost in Milam County and Mr. Allison said that after Bryant Station, it was known as "no mans land" and that one was "on their own" if they ventured too far because the Texas Rangers were not established during this time. Mr. Chambers said that the Bryant's in the area are not buried in Bryant Station Cemetery, but were exhumed and interred at the National Cemetery in Austin in the 1931. Maj. Benjamin Franklin Bryant and his wife, Roxana Price Bryant, were buried in their "flower garden" behind their house and later interred to the National Cemetery in Texas. Former Texas Governor Pat N. Neff, gave a tribute speech to the Texas House of Representatives & Senate in 1931 on the momentous occassion when Bryant and his wife were interred.
Please also see Texas Senate Resolution No. 445 & Texas House Resolution No. 510, both celebrating him as a "true Texas hero". Both resolutions were adopted on Maj. Benjamin Franklin Bryant's 201st birthday, celebrating his heroism and leadership with the Indians in Milam County.
History compiled by Clarissa Loyd, 16 May 2012.
Sources: Interview with Mr. Michael Allison & Mr. Kinder Chambers, both of Bryant Station Community, 16 May 2012.
Documents S.R. No. 445 & H.R. No. 510 by the Texas State Legislature, 16 May 2012.
|BALETKA, John||1849||1930||- - -|
|BIGHABDSON, Joseph Julus||24 Jan 1898||1 Jul 1899||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, A.J.||14 Nov 1821||24 Feb 1902||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, Dora Bell||1 Nov 1887||14 May 1888||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, Felix||11 Nov 1857||16 Feb 1902||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, M.||2 Feb 1831||7 May 1909||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, Prcilla||1 Jan 1830||8 Dec 1882||- - -|
|BLANKINSHIP, Susan Bryant||16 Aug 1841||11 Sep 1915||- - -|
|BLACKSTOCK, George||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|BLACKSTOCK, Maud||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|BRANDON, C.W. "Skip"||24 Feb 1936||1 Nov 1984||- - -|
|BUTLER, A.J.||5 Jun 1854||25 Nov 1932||- - -|
|BRYANT, John Reed||1861||1938||- - -|
|CHAMBERS, Amy Lynn||17 Apr 1959||12 Mar 1978||Daughter of Kinder & Mary Len Chambers|
|CHAMBERS, Beuna Beatrice McAnulty||17 Mar 1901||11 Jun 1905||- - -|
|CHAPMAN, Baby||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|COOK, John H.||26 Feb 1808||1 Aug 1904||- - -|
|CUTBIRTH, W.D.||3 Sep 1895||6 Mar 1896||- - -|
|GANDY, Talman||3 Sep 1901||11 Apr 1919||- - -|
|GLASER, Reymond||Sep 1917||1919||- - -|
|HODEM Coke||7 Mar 1830||1885||- - -|
|HOLDEN, Johnnie||2 Aug 1868||9 Sep 1896||- - -|
|HOLDEN, Susie||1 Jun 1861||8 Oct 1880||- - -|
|HOLLAND, Ronald Jr.||1945||1997||- - -|
|JAVAROSLAV, Jan||16 Mar 1882||7 Jun 1912||- - -|
|JOHNSON, Joseph L.||- - -||12 Feb 1883||13 years old|
|JOHNSON, W.B.||18 Jan 1867||7 Jan 1902||- - -|
|JURCA, John||15 Mar 1861||11 May 1933||- - -|
|JURCA, Teresa||2 Feb 1864||2 Oct 1947||- - -|
|LEWIS, Elma||15 Dec 1891||27 Dec 1920||- - -|
|LITTLE, Eld. J.E.||16 Nov 1824||3 Oct 1905||- - -|
|LITTLE, J.H.||13 Jan 1854||1 Oct 1902||- - -|
|LITTLE, Salina||8 Nov 1818||17 Sep 1902||- - -|
|MANN, Eliza Garrison||1863||1946||- - -|
|MARIAN, James||24 Mar 1891||26 Jan 1894||- - -|
|MAULDIN, Geo W.||19 Sep 1857||16 May 1908||- - -|
|MAULDIN, Baby||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|MAULDIN, Benjamin R.||29 Oct 1861||23 Feb 1955||- - -|
|MAULDIN, Joe C.||15 May 1858||-- Dec 1938||- - -|
|MAULDIN, Lillie||27 Sep 1868||29 May 1917||- - -|
|McANULTY, Addie Victoria||1881||1945||- - -|
|McANULTY, Bailey B.||1868||1958||- - -|
|McANULTY, Effie Virginie||-- --- 1914||1 Jun 1914||- - -|
|McANULTY, Leli Moore||26 Mar 1911||18 Mar 1912||- - -|
|McANULTY, Louie Lee||5 Jan 1900||13 Apr 1900||- - -|
|McANULTY, Oren M.||29 Oct 1904||13 Nov 1982||- - -|
|McANULTY, Willa Mae||11 Aug 1917||12 Jul 1920||- - -|
|McGUIRE, Viola||-- Aug 1916||-- Jan 1918||- - -|
|MILLER, Margaret||- - -||13 Jan 1893||27 years|
|MORGAN, Curtis||16 Sep 1900||27 Jan 1935||- - -|
|MORGAN, Edgar U.||- - -||- - -||Son of J.H. & S.H. Morgan|
|MORGAN, John||18 Aug 1869||-- Aug 1939||- - -|
|MULLENIX, Alma||13 Dec 1893||14 Aug 1922||- - -|
|MULLENIX, N.C.||29 May 1852||25 Jun 1920||- - -|
|ODOM, Lonnie H.||23 Feb 1891||29 Jan 1912||- - -|
|OLIBURN, Sarah E.||1862||1890||- - -|
|PATTERSON, Melba||8 Jan 1911||6 Apr 1911||- - -|
|POSIVAL, Ladislav Syn||3 Mar 1890||-- Dec 1912||- - -|
|POSIVAL, Marie Ann||8 Dec 1910||11 Sep ----||- - -|
|POSIVAL, Otto||10 Mar 1880||1 --- 1932||- - -|
|POSIVAL, Rosalize||- - -||- - -||8 Zari Roku 1853 - Zembela - 10 Zari Riku 1852 - 8 Tave Riku 1938|
|POSIVAL, Uan||19 Nov 1838||2 Dec 1911||- - -|
|RANDEL, Lillie Mable||5 Jul 1916||8 Mar 1918||- - -|
|RANEY, Floyd||1879||1913||- - -|
|RANEY, Frank C.||4 Sep 1857||4 Mar 1934||- - -|
|RANEY, Joe||1852||1919||- - -|
|RANEY, M.G.||17 Mar 1814||7 Jan 1887||- - -|
|RANEY, Mary Louise||18 Aug 1858||27 Nov 1927||- - -|
|STASA, Melorlav||2 Nov 1914||10 Dec 1915||- - -|
|STASA, Josif||8 Nov 1850||8 Aug 1910||- - -|
|SHERMAN, Elvis||- - -||- - -||Daughter of Ely & Annie B. Sherman|
|SVETLIK, Josef L.||5 Jun 1896||25 Feb 1912||- - -|
|SVETLIK, Mary||16 Feb 1866||19 Dec 1932||- - -|
|SVETLIK, Maxis Matelda||-- --- 1898||21 Dec 1912||Maxis Matelda & Stephena Marie Svetlik together|
|SVETLIK, Stephan||Feb 1903||Mar 1903||Unora 1903 - Brez 1903|
|SVETLIK, Steve||5 Dec 1862||13 Dec 1927||- - -|
|SVETLIN, Edward L.||13 Nov 1944||1 Dec 1944||- - -|
|SWOOP, Baby||- - -||- - -||- - -|
|TATE, Juanita Fay||27 Aug 1934||2 Jan 1935||- - -|
|THOLDEM, M.J.||24 Dec 1832||20 Jan 1910||- - -|
|TURNER, Infant Son||18 Sep 1921||18 Sep 1921||- - -|
|J.H.L.||- - -||- - -||Listed by John Baletka & C.W. "Skip" Brandon|
|O.D.||1787||1873||ED 1873; listed by Dora Bell Blankinship|
|S.H.||- - -||- - -||Footstone by Joseph L. Johnson & Margaret Miller|
|L.H.||- - -||- - -||Footstone by Margaret Miller & Joseph L. Johnson|
|Addie B.||- - -||- - -||Buried near Addie Victoria McAnulty & Maud Blackstock|
|Callie L.||- - -||- - -||Buried between Oron McAnulty & Beuna B.M. Chambers|
|Leslie||- - -||- - -||Buried near Addie Victoria McAnulty|
|Nell||- - -||- - -||Buried near Addie Victoria McAnulty & Maud Blackstock|
|Unknown||- - -||- - -||Buried by John Reed Bryant & John H. Cook|
|Unknown||- - -||- - -||Buried by M.G. Raney & Josif Stasa|
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Milam County Coordinator: Clarissa Loyd
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