FIRST Marked Grave in Jenkins Springs Cemetery - Brown County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 31° 44.475 W 098° 51.716
14R E 513076 N 3511764
Quick Description: A 2011 Texas Historical Marker at Jenkins Springs Cemetery notes that the first marked grave in the cemetery belongs to Richardson Jenkins, for whom the nearby spring was named.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2021 7:28:15 PM
Waymark Code: WM13R3B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
Views: 2

Long Description:
Mr. Jenkins's marble headstone looks to have been professionally done, and the inscription reads:

Richardson.
Jenkins.

Born
Apr. 26, 1814

Died
Oct. 12, 1867

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The historical marker provides some background:

Richardson Jenkins, one of the first pioneers to settle in Brown County, purchased a farm just seven miles northeast of Brownwood. The local spring was soon named after him and provided water for his family and, later, for the school and church. The earliest known graves in Brown County are found on the Jenkins farm belonging to four army surveyors who were ambushed near the farm, killed, and buried on Jenkins' property. The first marked grave is that of Richardson Jenkins himself who passed in 1867. Among those buried here are veterans of the Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War and the Vietnam War. The Jenkins Springs Cemetery Association, formed in 1964, maintains this historic cemetery.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 10/12/1867

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