Brushy Cemetery, TX

place and cemetery

Aged unknown

Commemorated on 1 plaque

Texas Historical Marker #17415

Brushy Cemetery. The family of George Washington and Elizabeth Yarborough, originally from South Carolina, came to Texas from Alabama in the 1850s and settled in eastern Leon County. Their five sons served the Confederate cause during the Civil War. Two of them, Wade Hamption (1834-1905) and William Burns (1840-1913) Yarborough, moved to the Brushy area and purchased 186 acres here in 1883. William worked the land to pay it off while Wade was forced to move away for a time due to illness. Wade did set aside three acres for a church and cemetery and returned to minister to the Primitive Baptist Congregation in a one-room sanctuary that also served as a school. The church building was lost to a fire in the 1920s. #17415

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