Allphin Cemetery
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member TheMarkerFinder
N 31° 02.713 W 095° 49.460
15R E 230447 N 3438041
Quick Description: A marker about a historic cemetery near Midway, TX whose narrative mentions the 1918 influenza epidemic.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2020 9:08:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM12G0H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:

In May, 2020, my friend and I were exploring the Old San Antonio Road, stopping at all the markers.

We also made it a point to visit some markers that were not on the old road, but near it.

Marker Number: 11250

Marker Text:

In 1829 Ransom Allphin (1812-1854) and his parents migrated from Illinois to Montgomery (present Madison) County. Allphin acquired this property in an 1835 Mexican land grant. He and his wife Elizabeth (Johnston) had seven children. Allphin farmed and operated a grist mill. In 1854, while digging a well here, Allphin discovered clay and soapstone in the soil. He abandoned the well and donated this 5-acre plot for a community burial ground. Allphin died the same year and his was the first grave. The 1918 influenza epidemic accounted for many of the burials. (1979)

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