Robertson County




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Old Union Church Cemetery

The Union Church was built on Block 122 in Bremond

KEARBY, SARA, ? - 1.1870, d W. M. Kearby

On pages 382 and 384 of History Of Robertson County, John Walter Baker writes of Bremond:

"In 1871, the town had a population of over a thousand.  The cold days of December and January, 1870, caused great suffering.  The first to die in Bremond was Sara Kearby, daughter of W. M. Kearby.  She was buried at old Union Church on January 14, 1870.  A child, Harrison Goodlow, died in July, and "Little Lizzie, daughter of W. B. Brown, was buried on September 15, 1870."[1]

"In August, 1870, R. H. Purdom sponsored the location of the first community cemetery by an editorial which he wrote as follows:"

"'We feel it our sacred duty to call to the public attention the necessity of a suitable graveyard.  Already the dead are being buried at the rear of the Union Church.  By what authority this acre had been appropriated to God whereon to build a Silent City we are unable to learn.  But we know the manner in which the dead are being deposited calls for shape and direction.  We are therefore calling a meeting at the church on Saturday, August 20, 1870, and all who are interested should attend.  And, who are not?'"

"The meeting called by Purdom got results.  A new cemetery was dedicated on Town Division X, east of Prairie Street.  William Keigwin, who sold the town plot in 1869, had reserved the burial place that has remained for over a century."

[1]  Harrison Goodlow and Little Lizzie Brown are buried at Bremond Cemetery; Sara Kearby is not buried there.




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