Lawhon Cemetery

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History of the Lawhon Cemetery

This cemetery is on land purchased by Captain John W Lawhon from William Early Jones in 1860.

In 1869 a son was born to Captain Lawhon's daughter Emma Elizabeth Lawhon Gourley, but died soon after birth. He was buried on the property.

The next person buried at the site was Captain Lawhon's son John Thomas "Tom" Lawhon, who was a Texas Ranger and was killed in a dance hall fight.

Several other family members were buried here and in 1897 the property was sold to Valtentin Kunz.

The last person buried here was Eliza Lawhon.

In 1990 the property was deeded to A & VK LTD by the last of the Kunz heirs.

These graves are on private property belonging to A & VK LTD.