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Burrous / Burris Cemetery
 

by
Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.

 
Location : South on Hwy.58,near Lufkin city limits, turn onto Wheeler Dr., then onto
Havard Dr., will be straight across creek through the wooded area at end of Havard Dr. 
(down a trail and to the left of a small pond)

Note: This is on privately owned property of the Havard family, please seek 
permission from them first before entering. Their house will be at the end of 
Havard Dr.

These graves are located in what at one time was the garden area of Eliza Burrous,
wife of Samuel Burrous, mother of 11 children, one of who was James Burrous. 
Her son was first to be buried here.He was a solider home on furlow who went into town 
and didn't return when his mother thought he should have. Upon searching for him,
Eliza found her son hanged in town (would today be known as the Crown Colony golf
course area).She took her son home and buried him in her flower garden..............
This story has much more to it and further information can be found in the Kurth
Memorial Library Genealogy Dept. under the title of the "Squyers Biography".
This story was told to me by a Mrs. Ted (Ruth) Grant a resident of the Pinecrest Senior
Citizens community. She is the author of several publications dealing with the
recanting of Angelina County history and is still writing as of this date.
Mrs. Grant is largely responsible for the purchase of a newer tombstone for 
Samuel Burrous and is trying to get the others replaced also ,as well as hoping to
get this site marked as a historical site , cleaned ,and preserved in a manner
befitting a site with so much history.

 

Text & Description Photo Date Submitter
Burrous, Mrs. E. Image Apr 2003 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Burris, Samuel Image Apr 2003 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Burris, James Image Apr 2003 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.

 

Transcription:  burrous.txt

 



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