The following was taken from Pine Springs Cemetery, ©1997 with the permission of the author, Norman C. Krischke:
Pine Springs Cemetery was started in 1853 upon the burial of Elizabeth Frances Menefee who died 11 April 1853. The last burial was Martha Ogden Burke who died 5 February 1898. Elizabeth Menefee was a daughter of William and Agnes (Sutherland) Menefee. Agnes died 28 February 1859 and was buried next to Elizabeth. When William deid in 1875, he ws buried next to his wife, Agnes. Both William and Agnes were moved to the State Cemetery in Austin in 1935.
The neighborhood built a church at Pine Springs called the Pine Springs Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It was located on the east side of the cemetery and on the north side of the walkway to the cemetery. The church burned to the ground on Sunday, 26 September 1880.
The cemetery fell into ruin up until 1968 when Mrs. Gregg Ring restored it. At the time thirty marked monuments were found with evidence of over eighty other graves. Today the cemetery is again in ruins.
Weimar Mercury, June 19, 1931
GRAVE OF SIGNER OF DECLARATION FOUND NEAR FLATONIA
The grave of William Menefee, a Fayette county man who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence, was located in the Pine Springs cemetery near Flatonia Wednesday by L. W. Kemp, member of the Texas State Historical Board, assisted by Mrs. Geo. Willrich and Mrs. J. B. Garrard of La Grange.
The grave was located with some difficulty in the little cemetery and was marked by a small monument in a crumbling condition. The cemetery was overgrown with high grass and weeds.--LaGrange Record.
Name Birth Death Notes Helton, Maria B. 1846 1880 Wife of J. F. Helton, daughter of J.C. & M. Wallace. Stone erected by descendants of her 3 children, 1984 Brown, Betty H. 15 Jan 1856 26 Apr 1886 Brown, Infant Inscription on Betty H. Brown's tomstone. No dates. Small footstone inscribed "IB" used head stone; IB stands for Infant Brown. Brown, Cora Ruth 26 Apr 1886 Aged 5 mo & 3 dys. Inscription on Betty H. Brown's tombstone; foot stone CRB on grave. Tansey, Thomas 1793 6 Aug 1877 Born in Leicestershire, England, died in Fayette County, TX, aged 84 years Burke, Sammie E. 6 Sep 1847 11 Mar 1878 Nee Sloan, wife of B. F. Burke; born in Carthage, TN; died in Fayette County, TX Burke, Infant 27 Feb 1878 Daughter of B. F. and S. E. Burke, no birth date. Quarles, Infant Child of D. W. and M. E. Quarles, no dates on stone. "Budded on earth to Blossom in Heaven." McDonald, Henry D. 16 Jul 1863 30 Jan 1875 Bridges, Adeline F. 5 Mar 1876 13 Jan 1879 Daughter of J. & M. Bridges Goode, Blanch 1 Feb 1878 31 Jul 1878 Aged 6 months. Kennon, Willie Clay 8 Nov 1876 1 Dec 1876 Aged 29 dys Brandt, Laura J. 6 Jul 1836 8 May 1871 Wife of H. C. Brandt Burns, Mary Ann 28 Dec 1812 10 Sep 1887 Born in Kenshaw Dist., S.C.; died in Flatonia, TX; wife of Dennis Burns Burns, Dennis 2 Jun 1794 3 May 1868 Born in Camden, S.C.; died in Fayette County Faires, Charles D. 27 Feb 1873 8 May 1874 Born and died in Fayette County, TX; son of J. W. & H. J. Faires; aged 1y 2m 10d. Sloan, Infant 3 Feb 1877 "Our Little Baby;" daughter of M.J. & A. E. Sloan; no date of death Menefee, Elizabeth Frances 19 Sep 1837 11 Apr 1853 First grave in cemetery according to tombstone. Inscription on south side of stone. Daughter of William and Agnes Menefee. Menefee, Agnes S. 22 Aug 1794 26 Feb 1859 Nee Sutherland, wife of William Menefee. Remains removed to State Cemetery, Austin, in 1935. Inscription on east side of stone with daughter, Elizabeth, and husband, William. Brass plaque on east side of stone. Menefee, William 11 May 1796 29 Oct 1875 Remains moved to State Cemetery, Austin, in 1935. Signed Texas Declaration of Independence Menefee, Annie Pattrick 1 Oct 1863 11 Jan 1872 Daughter of Q.M. and L. Menefee Menefee, Quin Morton 11 Aug 1830 5 Sep 1867 Son of William and Agnes Menefee. Born in Morgan Co., Ala; died in Fayette Co, Tx; married Mary E. "Lizzie" Penn Menefee, D. M. 1863 1872 Inscription on 1965 survey but stone was missing in 1968. This site has a foundation stone on which the monument may have rested. Campbell, Lenora 7 Aug 1857 25 Aug 1873 Daughter of M.H. & Ann Campbell. Was a member of the M.E. Church, South; died in Peace. McLaughlin, Leonides 5 Jan 1833 7 Feb 1872 Byler, Abraham 3 May 1792 31 Jan 1875 Byler, Rhoda 9 Feb 1807 13 Jun 1884 Gillespie, W. F. 26 Apr 1874 Aged 72 years Burke, James 20 Oct 1797 22 Mar 1873 Born in Jefferson Co, KY; died in Fayette Co, TX Burke, Martha Ogden 5 Jun 1805 5 Feb 1897 Born in North Carolina; died in Fayette Co, TX; wife of James Burke. Last grave in cemetery. Cocke, Ella Florence 18 Nov 1869 2 Jul 1884 Daughter of B.W. and A.J. Cocke Burke, Willie 21 Jun 1878 27 Jul 1880 Son of P.P. and Winnie Burke. Fayette County Marriage Rrecord shows P.P. Burke married Winnie W. Smith 10 March 1869 Sullivan, E. J. 4 Mar 1820 11 May 1878 S. Just north of site 7 there are two sandstones with a large letter "S" on each. The letter, scratched into the stone, is about 10 inches high. Probably members of the Sloan family.
See biographies for William Christian Menefee and Agnes Sutherland Menefee at the Texas State Cemetery web site
State Handbook of Texas