Albert Family Cemetery

WILLOW SPRINGS, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

295741N 963655W




The Albert Family Cemetery is located on a hill on private property off Hwy 159, 5-1/2 miles east of Fayetteville. On December 22, 1877, Richard Landy Breeding sold his father's homestead to Christian Albert reserving one-half acre for the Richard Breeding Cemetery. The Alberts placed their family graves within an iron fence next to the existing cemetery. There are no old grave markers for the Breeding family members buried in the adjacent cemetery. [Joe Cole #089E]
Photo contributed by Michelle Crider



NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS

Albert, Anna

23 Dec 1864

19 Nov 1892

Daughter of Christian & Minna Weige Albert

Albert, Baby Girl

16 Oct 1901

16 Oct 1901

Daughter of Emil & Olga Albert

Albert, Christian

14 Oct 1830

23 Sep 1905

Born in Tausa, Saxony; son of Johann Christoff Friedrich Albert & Dorothee Elisabeth Leinichen; immigrated in 1853; married Minnna Gertrude Weige 4 Jan 1858

Albert, Hermann

22 Oct 1872

18 Mar 1893

Son of Christian & Minna Weige Albert

Albert, Lina Hafernick

29 Sep 1868

2 Jun 1897

Daughter of Christian & Minna Weige Albert

Albert, Minna Gertrude

6 Jul 1838

15 Feb 1920

Nee Weige; born in Westphalia, Germany; wife of Christian Albert

Albert, Minna

3 Oct 1879

8 Jul 1882

Daughter of Christian & Minna Weige Albert

Leinich, J. C.

13 Apr 1813

19 Sep 1897




Breeding Cemetery

WILLOW SPRINGS, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

295741N 963655W

The Breeding Cemetery is located on a hill on private property off Hwy 159, 5-1/2 miles east of Fayetteville. The corresponding historical marker is located across Hwy 159 on the south side of the road near the site where the Breeding home stood. There are no old grave markers for the Breeding family members buried here, but a marker has been placed in the ground to show the location of the cemetery. According to Phyllis C. Rummel, the graves were once surrounded by a picket fence, but the wood deteriorated and cattle destroyed the cemetery. Adjacent to this cemetery is the Albert Family Cemetery which is surrounded by an iron fence. Christian Albert bought the surrounding Breeding property from Richard Landy Breeding in 1877, with one-half acre set aside for the "Richard Breeding Cemetery." [Joe Cole #089E]
BREEDING FAMILY CEMETERY
(300 yards northwest, across the highway)
David and Sarah Davis Breeding came to Texas from Kentucky and settled here in 1833 with sons John, Richard L., Napoleon B., Fidelio S., and Benjamin W.; John, Napoleon, and Fidelio Breeding fought in Texas Army during the War for Independence, participating in the victory at San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. IN 1838 David Breeding was a member of the board of Land Commissioners of Fayette County. John was the first county sheriff, also taking office in 1838. Family cemetery was opened with burial of David Breeding, 1843. Sarah and John Breeding also lie here.
FIRST SCHOOL IN FAYETTE COUNTY
In a log house on Breeding's land, the first known school session in Fayette County was taught in 1834 by a Mr. Rutland. Attending were Edward, George, Gus, and James Breeding, orphan nephews of David Breeding; Lyman Alexander, Patsie Dougherty, Marian and Sally York, and Emily Alexander (later Mrs. Joel Robison, wife of one of the captors of Santa Anna), whose father Sam Alexander kept four students as boarders. Capt. Jesse Burnham (or Burnam) brought his children 15 miles and built a shed tent with a long bedstead for the girls; the boys slept under the trees. Incise in base: Marker Sponsor: Fayette County Historical Survey Committee and Seth D. Breeding.
Photograph by Phyllis C. Rummel
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and read marker.

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

COMMENTS

Breeding, David W.

ca 1778

28 Dec 1843

Married Sarah Davis April 1801 in Kentucky; settled at this site in 1833; no marker

Breeding, John V.

16 Oct 1807

7 Nov 1869

Son of David & Sarah Breeding; married Louisa Parks Ware 10 Feb 1842; first Fayette County sheriff; no marker

Breeding, Sarah

1782

1853

Daughter of John Davis & Jane Clendinen; no marker

 

Sources for both cemeteries

"Albert and Breeding Families Cemetery," Fayette County, Texas Heritage, Volume 1, Curtis Media, Inc., 1996.

Albert, Eileen. Johann Carl Albert, His Ancestors and Descendats and Related Families. 2000.

"BREEDING, DAVID W." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fbr28.html>

"BREEDING, JOHN V." The Handbook of Texas Online. <http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/view/BB/fbr35.html>

Phyllis C. Rummel lInformation about John V. Breeding Papers donated to the San Jacinto Museum

Related Link:
David W. Breeding
Footprints of Fayette

 

Photograph by Phyllis C. Rummel