From Rockdale: 14 miles north on FM487
in Sharp Cemetery
very last grave in NW side of Cemetery
William Persky (Nov. 21, 1844 - Feb. 9,
1945) A native of Germany, William Persky
migrated to the United States with his
family at the age of eight. He enlisted
in the Confederate army during the Civil
War and served time as a prisoner of war.
A farmer, Persky lived in Austin and Bell
counties before moving to this area in
1925. He lived to be 100, and at the time
of his death in 1945 was the oldest
resident and the last Confederate veteran
of Milam County.