Davis Cemetery

Source of information
One print source was used for information for Davis Cemetery as it appears on these web pages.  It was surveyed March and June of 1974 by Laverne Faubion and Mabel Faubion Shier of Georgetown.  This document was published by the Willamson County Historical Commission as:

Williamson County Historical Commission.(WCHC). (1975). Williamson County Cemeteries.Vol. I.

Using this source, Maida Whitten entered the data into software for this project.

The data represent the source document as closely as possible.  While measures have been taken to insure accuracy, mistakes may exist.  Please report errors to Rebecca Osborne.

Permissions to use
Permission to use the above referenced material was given to me by vote of the Williamson County Historical Commission on 5/6/99.   Contact Rebecca Osborne  for further information or to obtain permission to use materials that are copyright protected.

Directions to cemetery
"On the Georgetown-Leander Road, Ranch Road 2243, about two miles before its juncture with Highway 183, at Leander, Tx.

Additional Notes provided from source
"A number of stones with face eroded away.  A number of graves with only base of headstone; some marked with field stones; some marked with unreadable Mortuary markers.  Indication of a large number of unmarked graves."

History of the Davis Cemetery
Among those interred at the Davis Cemetery are the victims of the Webster Massacre.  Although an historical marker was erected in 1936, the text of the marker is now believed to contain errors.  Those killed in the Webster Massacre are identified in the Additional Information section of the cemetery's listing.

The source document notes, "Since the marker to the victims of the Webster Massacre was erected, further research reveals the following information:
The massacre apparently took place June 20, 1839, instead of the date on the marker. [August 27, 1839.]

There were apparently seventeen in the party, led by John Webster, who were traveling to his acreage in present Burnet County, when they were attached by the Comanches.  Mrs. Webster and her two children, Martha Virginia, age 3, and Booker, age 13, were taken prisoner.  The others, fourteen me, were killed.. . . "