Monday, December 24, 2012

Mt. Pisgah



There is a historical marker on Farm Road 542, three miles south of Oakwood in Leon County, Texas, commemorating the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery which is believed to be one of the oldest cemeteries in the county. The cemetery is on Ringgold Creek two miles beyond the marker and south of Hwy 542. According to the historical marker the earliest marked grave is that of two year old John W. Orenbaum who died in 1854. As early as 1860 a school was established in the vicinity, in a log building on the Heatly tract.

ADELA ANN
wife of
JAMES COSTON

daughter of
H. M. & ELIZABETH JOHNSON

DIED
Oct. 26, 1867
AGED
18 years 5 months & 5 d's






MATTHEW VANN

Born
Mar. 15, 1819

Died
Oct. 5, 1887





J. H. RICHMOND

Dec. 12, 1890
Aug. 14, 1919

Blessed are the
pure in heart


There are numerous graves marked only with field stones in Mt. Pisgah. Many early pioneers and veterans of the Texas Revolution are said to be buried in the unmarked graves.



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