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Bryant Station Cemetery
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.



Name Birth Death Notes
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 185425 Nov 1932- - -
BRYANT, John Reed18611938- - -
CHAMBERS, Amy Lynn17 Apr 195912 Mar 1978Daughter of Kinder & Mary Len Chambers
CHAMBERS, Beuna Beatrice McAnulty17 Mar 190111 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 190111 Apr 1919- - -
GLASER, ReymondSep 19171919- - -
HODEM Coke 7 Mar 18301885- - -
HOLDEN, Johnnie 2 Aug 1868 9 Sep 1896- - -
HOLDEN, Susie 1 Jun 1861 8 Oct 1880- - -
HOLLAND, Ronald Jr.19451997- - -
JAVAROSLAV, Jan16 Mar 1882 7 Jun 1912- - -
JOHNSON, Joseph L.- - -12 Feb 188313 years old
JOHNSON, W.B.18 Jan 1867 7 Jan 1902- - -
JURCA, John15 Mar 186111 May 1933- - -
JURCA, Teresa 2 Feb 1864 2 Oct 1947- - -
LEWIS, Elma15 Dec 189127 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 181817 Sep 1902- - -
MANN, Eliza Garrison18631946- - -
MARIAN, James24 Mar 189126 Jan 1894- - -
MAULDIN, Geo W.19 Sep 185716 May 1908- - -
MAULDIN, Baby- - -- - -- - -
MAULDIN, Benjamin R.29 Oct 186123 Feb 1955- - -
MAULDIN, Joe C.15 May 1858-- Dec 1938- - -
MAULDIN, Lillie27 Sep 186829 May 1917- - -
McANULTY, Addie Victoria18811945- - -
McANULTY, Bailey B.18681958- - -
McANULTY, Effie Virginie --  --- 1914 1 Jun 1914- - -
McANULTY, Leli Moore26 Mar 191118 Mar 1912- - -
McANULTY, Louie Lee 5 Jan 190013 Apr 1900- - -
McANULTY, Oren M.29 Oct 190413 Nov 1982- - -
McANULTY, Willa Mae11 Aug 191712 Jul 1920- - -
McGUIRE, Viola-- Aug 1916-- Jan 1918- - -
MILLER, Margaret- - -13 Jan 189327 years
MORGAN, Curtis16 Sep 190027 Jan 1935- - -
MORGAN, Edgar U.- - -- - -Son of J.H. & S.H. Morgan
MORGAN, John18 Aug 1869-- Aug 1939- - -
MULLENIX, Alma13 Dec 189314 Aug 1922- - -
MULLENIX, N.C.29 May 185225 Jun 1920- - -
ODOM, Lonnie H.23 Feb 189129 Jan 1912- - -
OLIBURN, Sarah E.18621890- - -
PATTERSON, Melba 8 Jan 1911 6 Apr 1911- - -
POSIVAL, Ladislav Syn 3 Mar 1890-- Dec 1912- - -
POSIVAL, Marie Ann 8 Dec 191011 Sep ----- - -
POSIVAL, Otto10 Mar 18801 --- 1932- - -
POSIVAL, Rosalize- - -- - -8 Zari Roku 1853 - Zembela - 10 Zari Riku 1852 - 8 Tave Riku 1938
POSIVAL, Uan19 Nov 18382 Dec 1911- - -
RANDEL, Lillie Mable 5 Jul 1916 8 Mar 1918- - -
RANEY, Floyd18791913- - -
RANEY, Frank C. 4 Sep 1857 4 Mar 1934- - -
RANEY, Joe18521919- - -
RANEY, M.G.17 Mar 1814 7 Jan 1887- - -
RANEY, Mary Louise18 Aug 185827 Nov 1927- - -
STASA, Melorlav 2 Nov 191410 Dec 1915- - -
STASA, Josif 8 Nov 1850 8 Aug 1910- - -
SHERMAN, Elvis- - -- - -Daughter of Ely & Annie B. Sherman
SVETLIK, Josef L. 5 Jun 189625 Feb 1912- - -
SVETLIK, Mary16 Feb 186619 Dec 1932- - -
SVETLIK, Maxis Matelda-- --- 189821 Dec 1912Maxis Matelda & Stephena Marie Svetlik together
SVETLIK, StephanFeb 1903Mar 1903Unora 1903 - Brez 1903
SVETLIK, Steve 5 Dec 186213 Dec 1927- - -
SVETLIN, Edward L.13 Nov 1944 1 Dec 1944- - -
SWOOP, Baby- - -- - -- - -
TATE, Juanita Fay27 Aug 1934 2 Jan 1935- - -
THOLDEM, M.J.24 Dec 183220 Jan 1910- - -
TURNER, Infant Son18 Sep 192118 Sep 1921- - -
J.H.L.- - -- - -Listed by John Baletka & C.W. "Skip" Brandon
O.D.17871873ED 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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