Nassau Black Cemetery

Also known as Cornerville Cemetery.

on Klaus Road near Round Top

The following is taken from Nassau Black Cemetery, copyrighted 1999, with the permission of the author, Norman C. Krischke:

Nassau Black Cemetery was established, as far as can be determined, during the Civil War or shortly thereafter. It takes its name from the Nassau Plantation which was started in April 1844 and a nearby school called the Nassau Colored School. The cemetery appears to be about two acres in size. It would seem, from the many sandstones, that there are slaves buried here. The cemetery is also referred to as the Cornerville Cemetery as it is affiliated with the Cornerville primitive Church which was located on FM 1457 opposite Richter Cemetery The cemetery is situated behind or north of the property of Roy Klaus on land adjacent to his property and the property of Glen Petrich.

There are twenty unmarked graves.

The full text can be viewed at the Fayette Heritage Museum & Archives.

Dockry, Julia
19 Apr 1882
20 Dec 1923
"She was the sunshine of our home."
Finex, Hamin
Oct 1918
Finex, Marie
3 Mar 1901
13 Mar 1921
Daughter of Herman Finex and Louise Jones, died of peritonitis
Jones, Eaffie
19 Jun 1896
7 Sep 1939
Private, US Army, World War I
Jones, Ora
Jones, Sam
King, Cage
No data, site unmarked and unknown. Worked for Roy Klaus, had many children, buried in Nassau Black Cemetery.
L, Judy
No data
M, Rosa
No data
R, J.
No data; "J" is reversed on stone.
Sorrels, Louisa
No dates; "Gone to a better land."
Waddle, Robert
29 Jul 1913
1 Apr 1957
Woeard, Chile
11 Aug 1902
30 Nov 1964

Related Link

Nassau Farm
The Hand book of Texas Online