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Cemetery notes and/or description:
An historic marker reads: "Burial place of some 400 Texas pioneers and descendants. On land granted (1835) to A. J. Webb; bought in 1850 by Judge Robert Calvert, a civic leader in Sterling, a town named for Empresario Sterling Clack Robertson. Calvert dedicated 11.1-acre cemetery and built adjacent Cumberland Presbyterian Church of his own plantation timber. In 1867, Judge Calvert died and was buried near cemetery gate. The church building was moved by oxen to new town of Calvert (2 mi. E). In 1868, his wife, Mary Keesee Calvert, and their three daughters deeded cemetery site to the Cumberland Presbyterians." The rest of the land still belongs to the descendants of Robert Calvert.
Cemetery is in very bad shape and there is no fence to keep cattle out. Several of the original board "homemade" markers that were there 10 years ago, are now gone.
Located on Calvert Farm Road, off of Hwy 979, West of Calvert.
There has been a committee started to preserve this cemetery. Anyone with family buried here, or that would like to help, please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P A R T I A L L I S T
BENSON, GENERAL, 9.4.1893 - 4.11.1910, s L. & C. Benson
BRISCOE, MARY, 12.21.1870 - 8.25.1873, d R. A. & Lucy C. Brown Briscoe
CALVERT, JUDGE ROBERT, 2.19.1802 - 9.20.1867, b Wartrace, TN, s William & Lucy Rogers Calvert, w Mary Keesee, came to Little Brazos Valley in 1850, Calvert named after him, died in yellow fever epidemic
CALVERT, MARY KEESEE, 10.11.1807 - 12.16.1873, h Judge Robert Calvert, c William, Lucy (Mrs. George W.) Rutherford, Pauline (Mrs. J. Tom) Garrett, Mary (Dr. Peter) Smith
CALVERT, WILLIAM, 9.6.1826 - 12.13.1864, s Judge Robert & Mary Keesee Calvert, suffering from a malady contracted in the Mexican War, unable to serve CSA, c Robert (killed in action CSA)
CONNELL, LOU A., 2.4.1840 - 12.24.1872, h T. B. Connell
ELLIOTT, SELESTER, 12.22.1893 - 2.13.1895, d B. R. & M. A. Elliott
FORT, MARY I., 4.2.1849 - 1873
FRANTZ, PETER, 1.2.1870 - 1886, aged 16 years, 10 months, 7 days (in German)
GARRETT, G. W., 11.4.1802 - 2.16.1871, w Scina
GARRETT, SCINA, 11.25.1795 - 7.12.1862, h G. W. Garrett
GARRETT, W. H., 2.25.1834 - 2.10.1870
HAMMONS, G. W., 1.16.1849 - 2.17.1879
HART, WILLIAM MONROE, 11.23.1859 - 9.26.1886, first husband of Sallie Pink Long Hart (who is buried at the Nesbitt Cemetery, Robertson Co., TX)
HART, infant girl, 1882 - 5.28.1882, d William Monroe & Sallie Pink Long Hart
HERNDON, JACOB W., aged 18 years, 5 months
HERNDON, JANE B., aged 16 years, 7 months
HERNDON, JOSEPH D., 1816 - 6.27.1881, Virginian who came to Texas in 1857, w. Mary A., aged 65 years, 1 month, 22 days
HERNDON, MARY A., 1819 - 11.19.1877, h Joseph D. Herndon, aged 58 years, 8 months, 19 days
HERNDON, MARY B., aged 1 year, 7 months
HERNDON, M. CANO, aged 15 years, 7 months
HICKS, STEVE, 9.8.1851 - 1.25.1907
IHRINGER, ANNE E., 3.26.1873 - 6.17.1879
IHRINGER, AUGUST, 7.27.1831 - 5.28.1882
IHRINGER, AUGUST, 9.29.1871 - 10.8.1871
IHRINGER, HENRY, 1.3.1870 - 2.20.1872
IHRINGER, MRS. A. E., 1847 - 10.19.1873, aged 26 years, 5 days
JACKSON, ANINIAS, ? - 8.11.1908
KELLY, CHARLES "CHARLIE", 1892 - 1927
LANE, LULA A., 1873 - 2.2.1876, d J. W. & C. M. Lane, aged 2 years, 4 months, 15 days
LINDSEY, IDELLA, 11.20.1868 - 9.7.1869, d J. M. & S. J. Lindsey
LITTLE, FRANK B., 8.4.1885 - 11.1.1887, s J. M. & M. A. Little
LITTLE, MARION G., 9.9.1872 - 6.22.1873, s J. M. & M. A. Little
LITTLE, PYKE B., 5.11.1879 - 4.9.1880, s J. M. & M. A. Little
LITTLE, RICHARD B., 10.12.1870 - 6.10.1874, s J. M. & M. A. Little
MCCALL, JANE E., 2.26.1824 - 3.25.1881, b SC
MCCALL, R. SCOTT, 5.22.1884 - 1.11.1889, b Greene County, AL
MCCALL, ROBERT S., 11.4.1814 - 1.16.1889, b Greensboro, AL, w Sarah Briton
MCCALL, ROBERT G. B., 1817 - 1889 (may be duplicate of Robert S. McCall)
MCCALL, SARAH BRITON, ? - ?, h Robert S. McCall, c William Alexander
MCINTOSH, DELLA, 11.7.1887 - 6.23.1888, d W. M. & M. C. McIntosh
MCINTOSH, NORMAN, 12.11.1888 - 12.20.1888, s W. M. & M. C. McIntosh
MILLERFIFE, JAMES, 12.26.1851 - 11.17.1876
ROBERTS, JAMES T., 1828 - ?, w Jane O'Neal
ROBERTS, JANE O'NEAL, ? - ?, h James T. Roberts, 2 children - Magdalena (b 2.9.1861 in FL) & a son
ROBERTS, MEDORA, 1.3.1851 - 9.12.1905, h Edmond Roberts
ROBERTS, MRS. J. L., 1882 - 1927
STEELE, ELIZA FOSTER, ~1838 - 1874, sister of Joseph A. Foster, h Jared Steele, c Leila (Mrs. Peter C.) Gibson, Sally (Mrs. C. P.) Briggs, Louise (Mrs. Spencer) Meredith, Ida (Mrs. W. A.) Smith, Henry Jared, Eugene F., aged 36
STEELE, JARED, 1833 - 5.5.1875, b West Liberty, VA (now WV), w Eliza Foster, died in Sedalia, MO, body later returned and buried at Sterling
STRICKERT, OTTO, 5.25.1873 - 10.27.1873 (in German)
The above list is partially based upon information contained in the out-of-print book Cemeteries In Robertson County, Texas by Verna Corn Floyd and Vernelle Corn, copyright 1980, D. Armstrong Co., Inc., Printers/Publishers, Houston, Texas. Updates, additions, and corrections have been made as a result of extensive cemetery and family history research and the invaluable assistance of relatives of people buried in this cemetery.
Page Modified: 30 January 2015
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