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George Middleton Westbrook and Mary Elizabeth Morgan Westbrook

George (1844 - 1925)

Elizabeth (1854 - 1896)

Status: Located

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Linked toMary Elizabeth MORGAN; George Middleton WESTBROOK

Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette near Kerens, Navarro Co., Texas, United States

Notes: PRAIRIE POINT CHURCH AND CEMETERY

PIONEER AREA SETTLERS MET IN 1855 TO ORGANIZE A METHODIST
EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH. FIVE YEARS LATER, THE CONGREGATION BUILT A SANCTUARY AT THIS SITE ON LAND DONATED BY CHARTER MEMBER ZACHARIAH WESTBROOK(1809-1878) AND HIS WIFE, MARY(AGNEW)(1813-1896).

THE WESTBROOK'S DONATION ALSO INCLUDED THE ORIGINAL TRACT OF THE ADJACENT CEMETERY. THE EARLIEST MARKED GRAVE THERE IS FOR A.J.MORGAN, WHO DIED IN 1871. PRAIRIE POINT METHODIST CHURCH DISBANDED IN 1910, BUT THE BUILDING CONTINUES IN USE AS A COMMUNITY CENTER FOR THE SURROUNDING RURAL AREA.

TEXAS SESQUICENTENNIAL 1836-1986


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