Georgetown I. O. O. F. Cemetery

Source of information
One print source was used for the data for Georgetown I. O. O. F. Cemetery as it appears on these web pages. The data were submitted to the Willamson County Historical Commission by T. P. Hughes, Jr., Mrs. Mabel Shier, and Laverene Faubion in October 1976.  It was published as:

Williamson County Historical Commission.(WCHC). (1981). Williamson County Cemeteries.Vol. II.

Many people were involved in entering the data into a database so it could appear at this web site.  Sections A through the first part of G were entered by eight students from McNeil High School, Round Rock ISD as part of a class project.  The students included: C. Freeman, K. Hedtke, R. Lacuesta,  L. Lambert, A. Smith, T. Smith, L. Thompson, and G. Wetter.  Linda Emry donated her Word file to this project.  Her work was published in The Chisolm Trail, the Williamson County Genealogical Society's quarterly publication, using the same source mentioned above.  I used Linda's file and formatted it for sections H through L. Finally Veda Bragg Mendoza entered the bulk of the data when she completed Sections M-Z and Z1, Z2 and the 1951 Addition.

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 how to obtain permission to use materials that are copyright protected.

How data are presented
The data that appears in the tables at this web site represents the source document as closely as possible.  Information that was added by a source other than the original document appears in bracketts.  Generally these are notes to help the end user understand how the data appeared in the print source.  While measures have been taken to present the data as it appeared in the published source, it may contain mistakes.  Please report known errors to Rebecca Osborne.

Information Sheet as it appears in the original print source
"This cemetery is located at the end of East 7th Street, just within the Eastern boundary of the Georgetown City limits.

Although there were earlier burials in the area, the cemetery was officially established March 9, 1878 when J. W. Posey and W. K. Makemson of the late firm Makemson & Posey, Attorneys-at-Law, deeded to 'S.M. Strayhorn, President of the Board of  Trustees of the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Georgetown, Texas and his successors in office for the use of Georgetown Lodge No. 179, I.O.O.F. out of the Addison League being a part of what is known as the Wills tract being 2 acres plus 20 feet on west line for a be used only for the purpose of a cemetery.....' (I.O.O.F. Cemetery Georgetown Plat 19 pp457-458)

During later years the cemtery was enlarged a number of times by gifts or purchases of additional land, and some divisioons were added or enlarged by encroaching on the cemetery roadways.

By a Resoultion of thfe Georgetown Lodge No. 179, I.O.O.F., the City of Georgetown assumed all the obligations of the I.O.O.F. Lodge for the cemetery on May 9, 1968.

Buried here are many of Georgetown's outstanding pioneer citizens, among them Nannie Elizabeth Morrow, wife of Capt. J.C.S. Morrow and eldest daughter of General Sam Houston, the first elected President of the Republic of Texas.

The earliest mareked burials were: S.G. Norvell  d. 8 July 1863 (Div. Y); Thomas, son of R. E. & A. L. Talbot  d. 2 Aug. 1863 (Div. C); John J. Ake  d. 14 June 1864 (Div. G).  There are, without doubt, numerous unmarked graves which have not been noted in the following list as time has erased all visible signs.

Logged through September 1976, with several October 1976 burials also included, graves marked only by Mortuary markers have been so indicated as these markers are subject to destruction by time, weather, and mowers.

Submitted by:
T. P. Hughes, Jr.
Mrs. Mabel Shier
Laverne Faubion
Sept-Oct 1976 "