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Rector Chapel Cemetery, La Vernia, TX.
Posted by: Shirley Grammer Date: December 11, 2001 at 14:28:57
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During the past year we have been cleaning the old Rector Chapel Cemetery and documenting the names of those interred there. The Cemetery is located on FM 2772 on the Wiseman Farm, near La Vernia where the original Rector Chapel Presbyterian Church was built in 1876. The church was named for Claiborne Rector (a veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto). The church was constituted in 1852 and named "Cibolo Presbyterian Church". The first members were: Claiborne Rector, William Robert Wiseman, Elizabeth Wiseman, John T. Montgomery, John F. Tiner and Mary A.Tiner. After the church was constructed in 1876, it was renamed "Rector Chapel" in honor of Claiborne Rector who died three years prior to the building of the church. Presbyterian services were held at this site until 1891 when the little church was moved to downtown LaVernia on Chihuahua Street. The church is still standing today and is now the Primitive Baptist Church.
The Rector Chapel Cemetery was established in 1878 and burials took place in this cemetery up until the early 1900's. Listed below are those interred in this cemetery. You could possibly find your ancestor interred here.

Allen, Mrs. B.M. (2/17/1844-3/8/1896)
Allen, Charles Edward (1874-1949)
Allen, Kathleen (4/18/1877-12/8/1903)
Bowden, Eliza Armstrong (6/26/1835-1/28/1906)
Bowden, Halstead Ash (3/22/1848-12/15/1886)
Bowden, Richard Tate (7/29/1830-2/22/1904)
Crews, William Littleberry (9/12/1856-6/12/1881)
Cromer, Linda Cathreen (2/1845-8/18/1882)
Duncan, James Connelly, Jr. (11/30/1877-1/1/1878)
Duncan, Yantis (2/27/1868-5/29/1889)
Miller, Robert Wallace (4/14/1898-12/26/1899)
Murray, Owen (11/26/1810-10/4/1886)
Murray, Sarah M. (1/25/1804-4/26/1887)
Sharples, Robert L. (12/5/1798-2/5/1880)
Yantis, Eli S. (8/24/1873-11/12/1891)
Yantis, Susan E. (1831-11/3/1878)
R. F. Yantis (5/28/1828-6/16/1912)
Wiseman, Allie Mae Houston (10/16/1880-11/19/1905)
Wiseman, Coleman Blain (died 12/8/1920)
Wiseman, Frances Lou (4/27/1846-4/5/1893)
Wiseman, Hugh W. (8/1/1845-7/2/1910)
Wiseman, Infant (7/12/1878-7/12/1878)
Wiseman, Isabella E. (12/23/1822-11/28/1911)
Wiseman, James Howard (7/4/1883-10/27/1884)
Wiseman, James Oliver (5/7/1843-3/16/1872)
Wiseman, Lizzie Lee (10/13/1902-3/25/1904)
Wiseman, Mary E. (5/11/1881-6/10/1881)
Wiseman, Sallie (9/7/1872-7/22/1895)
Wiseman, William Robert (2/22/1816-1/10/1888)

The Bowden's came from Pender Co., N.C.
William Littleberry Crews was a Deputy Sheriff of Wilson Co.
Linda Cromer was the wife of T.L. Cromer
Robert Miller was the son of H.L. and S.L. Miller
Eli Yantis was the son of Susan and R.F.Yantis
Allie Wiseman was the wife of J. V. Wiseman
Coleman Wiseman was a twin to Vane Wiseman, Jr.
Frances Wiseman was the first wife of Hugh Wiseman
Infant Wiseman was the son of John E. and Sue Wiseman
Isabella was the wife of William Robert Wiseman
James H. Wiseman was the son of Hugh and Frances
Lizzie Lee Wiseman was the daughter of W. R. Wiseman
Mary E. Wiseman was the daughter of John and Sue
Sallie Wiseman was the daughter of Hugh and Frances


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