Williams-Buck Cemetery

Sources of information
Three sources were used to compile the information for Williams-Buck Cemetery as it appears on these web pages.
Williamson County Historical Commission.(WCHC). (1981). Williamson County Cemeteries.Vol. I
Williamson County Historical Commission.(WCHC). (1986). Williamson County Cemeteries.Vol. III-B
Williams-Buck Cemetery Association (1998) Materials prepared for dedication of the Historical Marker at Williams-Buck Cemetery.

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.  Lana Walters, of the Cemetery Association provide me with supporting materials for the purpose of using them on this web site.  Contact Rebecca Osborne  for further information and permission to use materials that are copyright protected. .

How data were combined
Records from the WCHC, which were listed in Vol. III-B by Juanita J. Whitehead, were first entered.   Secondly, I used the information from the Association to include additional burials and information.   The records did not always agree.  Information provided by the Association that differed from the WCHC records appears in brackets, except when more complete information was provided for a name or when I was able to get clarification on the change from Lana Walters.  Some of the bracketted information is reported to be from the notes of, "Juanita Whitehead, Lola King and previous Cemetery Committees."  Only a closed bracket is used when it belongs around a name that appears in the name field or a date.  This was done so that alphabetically or chronological sortings are not effected by brackets.  A woman’s maiden name or name(s) from prior marriages is sometimes listed in the Additional Information section.

Directions to Cemetery
Going North on Highway 183 pass State Highway 29.  Go __?__  miles.  Turn left on County Road 207.  Go 5.5 miles W/NW.   Turn right on County Road 202.  Go 1.8 miles.  The Williams-Buck cemetery is on the left hand side of the road.

Williams-Buck Cemetery Association
P. O. Box 386
Liberty Hill, Texas  78642-386

Texas Historical Marker – dedicated on Saturday, July 11, 1998

The text of the Texas Historical Commission’s Historical Marker for the Williams-Buck Cemetery is written in all uppercase letters.  I have converted it for ease in reading.  The marker text reads:

Williams-Buck Cemetery

Legend surrounds the first years of this burial ground, local oral history relates that  among the earliest graves are those of a slave called Willie Osborn and an unknown Native American.  Members of the Stephens Family, ambushed by Indians in 1854, are said to be buried in their wagon.  The oldest marked grave is that of infant of Polly Williams interred in 1854 on land owned by W. W. Williams.  A cemetery association was organized in 1960s .  Many honored veterans of Confederate and U.S. Armed Forces are interred here.  Fifteen graves were moved from the Bullion Cemetery in the 1970s when Lake Georgetown was formed.  More than 240 graves were county in 1997.