Winchester Public Cemetery


From the Fayette Heritage Museum and Archives:

This site is located off FM 153 less than a mile before you enter the town proper. It is well kept by a cemetery association and has a Texas Historical Commission Marker which reads:

State Historical Survey Committee
Winchester Cemetery
In use as a burial ground
since site gift in 1871 by
Col. Nathan Thomas (1809-81)
Former Republic of Texas
Congressman, Member of the
Legislature, Civic Leader.
Many Ingram Prairie
Pioneer families are
interred here. Cemetery
Association was organized
in 1881, with 44 members. [1971]

Kathy Carter and Helen Muras surveyed this cemetery on October 2, 1989. Joseph Bishop updated the listing in April 1994 and created a map with grave locations (located at the archives). He also prepared the "Early History of the Winchester Cemetery." [Joe Cole #005E]

The photos below represent only a few of the markers in the Winchester Public Cemetery.

Katie B. and Ryland L. House
Katie was born October 30, 1886 to John Madison Wroe & Rebecca Louisa Moore
died August 20, 1973, Travis County, Texas
Her husband, Ryland, was the son of John Thomas House & Lousinia House
born May 13, 1884 in Texas
died October 19, 1969 in Travis County, Texas
Wroe Family Plot
All Wroe family photos and information
contributed by Carol Behringer.
Hiram F. Wroe Marker
Born January 31, 1876 in Texas
to John Madison Wroe & Rebecca Louisa Moore
died April 11, 1891
John Madison Wroe, Sr.
Son of Hyrum Seaton Wroe & Mary Ann Marshall Lester born August 16, 1846, Wilson County, Tennessee
died November 4, 1916 in Fayette County
Rebecca Louisa Moore Wroe
Daughter of first cousins, Jeremiah Moore & Mildred E. Moore Moore, and wife of John Madison Wroe, Sr.
born November 1845 in Mississippi
died December 9, 1889 in Fayette County
Wesley L. Wroe
Son of John Madison Wroe & Rebecca Louisa Moore
born March 18, 1888
died January 12, 1913

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