on Klaus Road near Round Top
FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS
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.
NAME BIRTH DEATH COMMENTS Dockry, Julia 19 Apr 1882 20 Dec 1923 "She was the sunshine of our home." Finex, Hamin 1875 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 1908 1957 Jones, Sam 1898 1950 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
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