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"Potter's Field" Cemetery in Galveston, TX
Posted by: Joan E. Rambo (ID *****8863) Date: October 26, 2004 at 11:02:06
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After seeing the program on the History Channel about the awful storm in 1900 that did so much damage in Galveston, I got to wondering if the old cemetery where my ancestor was buried is even still around?

My gr gr grdfth, James M. Rice, died in a yellow fever epidemic in Galveston in October 1872. He was there to pick up supplies for his general store, and did not live in Galveston. Wanting to speedily dispose of anyone with the yellow fever, I'm supposing they just quickly buried him in the Potter's Field type cemetery.

His widow, up in Hamilton, Hamilton Co, TX, was notified of his death, a cousin has the old letter.

Does anyone know if I can find out about the old cemetery?


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