Mulberry Cemetery

Near St. John on Smith-Marek Road


29°38' 26"N 97°00'00"W

The Mulberry Cemetery is located at the site where the old Union Church and school once stood. The back part of the cemetery was said to be the burial place for as many as sixty slaves of former landowner Samuel Fitzgerald. It's interesting to note that there is a grave stone for Albert Seydler, 5 Dec 1865-7 Jul 1893, both here and also in the Bittner Cemetery. In 2013 someone placed new signage at the cemetery "Smith-Mulberry Cemetery, Est. 1857", though to the best of our knowledge it has been known as simply the Mulberry Cemetery throughout its history and is listed as such on county maps.

Please contact the county coordinator if you have additional information about this cemetery.

The cemetery survey and most photographs were contributed by Iris Rose Guertin. Charlotte Mitchell provided photographs of the Card graves.





Cook, George

8 Sep 1823

11 Jan 1887

Born at Rostede, Germany

Card, Jane H.

31 May 1804

25 May 1870

Age 65, 11 months

Card, James

14 Dec 1806

No death date

Secrest, Thomas "Bud"

14 Jan 1858

3 Jul 1880

Husband of Emma Smith; birth year may be 1853 (hard to read)

Smith, Joseph Emmanuel



Co. B, 3rd Reg. TX Cavalry CSA

Smith, Isabella

9 Oct 1908

4 Feb 1910

Smith, Prudence I.

12 Nov 1835

11 Jan 1897

Wife of Joseph Smith

Smith, Alace ???

9 Jul 1836

23 Apr 1880

Name is illegible

The following graves are located at the back in what is believed to be the black section of the cemetery:

Seydler, Albert

5 Dec 1865

7 Jul 1893

Colwell, James
27 Apr 1825
7 Mar 1886
Colwell, Willie
7 Mar 1877
24 Jul 1877
Colwell, Sin
17 Jul 1882
14 Oct 1888
Colwell, Erastus
No death date
Colwell, Lula
This and the following four names are all on the same marker. No dates.
Colwell, Loretta
Colwell, Eddy
Colwell, Frankey
Colwell, Calley

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