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Mt Homer Baptist Church Cemetery
AKA Watson Cemetery
From Milano: travel S on SH 36, W on CR327,
S on CR 308A to cemetery gate
This site was originally known as Watson Cemetery
and used for burials of Watson and Williams family
members. It transferred to trustees of Mt. Homer
Baptist Church in 1866. A church building that also
served as a schoolhouse was located on the
northeast side of the property. The diaries of
Robert Thomas Williams and other records indicate
the southeastern part of the site was used for
burials by local African American residents. The
earliest marked grave, dated 1863, is that of
Williams' brother Zachary, fatally wounded during
the Civil War at Chancellorsville, Virginia.
Historic Texas Cemetery - 2004
Erected 2004
2013 - Mt. Homer Cemetery

MILANO—Mt. Homer Baptist Church Cemetery Association dues are now being collected for
2013, according to Connie Seelke, president.

“Dues pay for cemetery upkeep, we are proud of the cemetery’s condition and we ask that
all members pay their dues so this work can continue,” she said.

Dues should be mailed to Nellie Ryan, PO Box 65, Milano TX 76556. Checks should be
payable to Nellie Ryan, with “Mt. Homer Cemetery” written on the memo line.

FMI: Seelke, 979-229-7400, or Ryan, 512-455-6961.

2012 Meeting - Mt. Homer Cemetery Assoc. to meet Sunday Mt. Homer Cemetery Association
will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the cemetery.

Agenda items will include dues and hiring someone to mow and maintain the cemetery.

The lock combination to get into the cemetery is “3127” and anyone who has family or
ties to the cemetery is invited to attend the meeting.

For more information, contact Nellie Ryan (association secretary/treasurer), 512-455-
6961, 979-324-5423, or Connie Seelke (association president), 979-229-7400.
Rockdale Reporter - June 21, 2012


                      Mt. Homer Baptist Cemetery seeks data
                        Rockdale Reporter - July 26, 2012

Mt. Homer Baptist Church Cemetery Association, in order to maintain the historic
cemetery, is trying to find all descendants of people interred there.

The family of Francis Adaline Williams Warren Mauldin have the most family at the
cemetery, but the association is trying to discover if there are descendants to the
others buried there. Anyone who recognizes the names below, or have a family affiliation
to them, are asked to contact: Nellie Ryan, PO Box 65, Milano TX 76556, telephone 512-
455-6961; or Connie Seelke, 404 S. Flat, Milano TX 76556. Either can provide directions
to the cemetery, if needed.

Interred at Mt. Homer Cemetery:
Watson family members (James Watson); Williams family members (Berrien and Nancy Moore
Williams); Porter Wilkerson and son Herbert; infant of Dick Cotton (died Oct. 18, 1879);
Mrs. Murdock (died Jan. 18, 1880) and Murdock infant (died June 3, 1880); granddaughter
of Abram Hardeman (died Aug. 22, 1880); Edey Beard, son of Thomas Beard (died Oct. 4,
1880); child of Bill Hobbs (died Jan. 13, 1880); infant of Fuller Emswiller (died May 7,
1881); August Kopp and wife Dora; G.W. Carroll and wife Mary; Ada May Bankston, daughter
of Thomas and Salley; Jimmy Leo Lohse; Lohse girl, name unknown, no marker except rocks;
John Fleming and wife Francis; William Epler, wife Lucy Daugherty Epler; Jason Daugherty
and father Hiram; Bud Ryan, Mose Ryan, Bee Ryan; Sarah Lindsey Neal (1825-1896).

If you are related to any of these people, please contact Nellie Ryan or Connie Seelke
at addresses listed above.
Mt Homer Baptist Church Cemetery Historical Marker
Marker photo courtesy of Vicki Harris - Hearne, TX and