Fordtran Cemetery
E-2 on county map. Located on Fordtran town site plat. Survey on part of Fordtran Oil Company section. Guadalupe Valley Railroad dump west of cemetery. Two hundred twelve feet by one hundred feet - well kept. Eighteen and three tenths miles north of Rio Grande Boulevard. Nine tenths of a mile west of Highway 77 north - on south side of Fordtran Road. Abandoned road dump of Guadalupe Valley Railway is twenty-five feet west of cemetery. Spots X, Y and Z are graves of three unmarked and unknown Mexicans. Has double gate - also has single gate. Row five is in line with west end of gate. Row six is in line with East end of gate. Good turf of carpet grass - kept mowed. Railroad started 1897 - revived in 1906 - one mile of track built north from Victoria. acre given by for cemetery purpose. Oldest grave: Buchanan, Esgar - infant son of Mr. And Mrs. R. T. and M. G. Buchanan - died 12-7-1898 (Row 9 Space 4).

Diagram

Burials in Fordtran Cemetery but not listed by Row or Space
Born Died
Barnett, Elmer C. 11-19-1885, 9-29-1972
Daniels, Joseph L. (Lack) 1902, 12-15-1973
Burials in Fordtran Cemetery not on cards or not complete
Born Died
Haynes, Samuel H. age 87 2-25-1882, 11-23-1969
In card file with Martha Lorane Haynes Row 12 Space 10.

ROWS 1 thru 3 no graves (August 1967.)

ROW 4 (Notice- this info from Vickie Clegg.) Grave space 16 - Unknown - has unmarked stone. Note this is grave of Mrs. Robert Kemp - G. Grandmother of Lindsey Fudge.

ROW 5
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Prewitt, John T. 12-20-1852, 2-19-1902
4. Prewitt, Mahala Ann 6-29-1883, 12-2-1906
5. Prewitt, Mary Catherine 9-3-1865, 7-28-1918
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Vacant
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Martin, Nancy E. 1-9-1865, 8-9-1934
16. Martin, George S. 6-6-1844, 8-29-1921
17. Vacant
18. Young, Lloyd 7-13-1912, 1-30-1925
19. Young, George B. 9-17-1867, 9-11-1948
20. Young, Nora Hart 5-29-1880, 11-7-1956

ROW 6
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Vacant
5. Stone head and foot, No name Unknown Child
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Hensley, Infant of Mr. & Mrs M. Hensley
9-15-1927 [1957 ?] 9-15-1927 [1957 ?]
13. Hensley, Harold D. 12-21-1942, 4-1-1943
14. Vacant
15. Faunce, Ruth M. 3-19-1913, 4-13-1934
16. Mullins, Arizona C. 1873-1967
17. Mullins, George M. 1862-1946
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 7
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Stoever, Mrs. Anna 3-1-1869, 9-20-1910
3. Stoever, Herman 8-9-1865, 2-11-1906
4. Stoever, Katie 9-19-1896, 9-19-1900
5. Infant son of F. J. & E. Strobel (age 7 days) 11-1910
6. Strobel, Emilie 7-24-1871, 3-17-1959
7. Strobel, Hugo John (Texas Pvt. - Infantry WWI) 11-15-1890, 7-22-1964
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Stone Marker no name Unknown (may be baby son who died at Christmas party 1924 or 1925?) (Lane baby)
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 8
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Baby Mahan (cedar tree at head)
5. Vacant
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Brady, Lenora A. (Mother) 5-5-1878, 5-18-1965
11. Brady, William J. 1879, 3-30-1951
12. Brady, Infant son 1905-1905
Curb around grave sites 9 thru 12.
13. Batts, Marcelle G. 1921 not buried [Aug 1967]
14. Batts, Robert Edd (Vet. WWII) 1918-1956
15. Batts, Raymond Clyde 1947-1956
16. Batts, Lee Eddie 1890-1956
17. Batts, Mette Cecil 1892 not buried Aug 1967
18. Maggard, (Infant Son of Delbert & Barbara Maggard) 6-15-1960, 6-15-1960
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 9
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Buchanan, Mary G. 9-2-1871, 9-11-1954
3. Buchanan, Robert, T. 9-20-1866, 7-21-1956
4. Buchanan, Edgar (Son of R. T. & M. G. Buchanan) 1-19-1897, 12-7-1898
5. Cockrum, Byford (Son of R. G. & E. A. Cockrum) 8-5-1916, 8-10-1916
6. Vacant
7. Midgett (Infant of Mr. & Mrs. J.N.O. Midgett) 12-25-1910, 12-25-1910
8. Batts, (Infant triplets of Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Batts. Concrete slab shows date of birth Oct. 5, 1921 (red). Granite head stone shows death in 1920. ) [Probably born in 1920 and died 1921.]
9. Batts, Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Batts) 1924-1924
10. Vacant
11. Branch, Myrtle M. (Daughter of J. B. & M. E.) 1-13-1880, 12-4-1904
12. Branch, Herby L. son of J. B. & M. E. 5-10-1901, 6-10-1904
13. Branch, Pvt. John R. (Son of J. B. & M. E., Veteran WWI. Died Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth, Texas, of flu) 5-14-1890, 12-28-1917
14. Branch, Matte E. 6-23-1858, 11-11-1931
15. Branch, Joshua B. 12-3-1853, 1-25-1928
16. Stephens, Veda B. 4-12-1912 [Double stone. Probably alive in late 1960s when notes were taken]
17. Stephens, Carl H. 9-26-1902, 5-16-1969
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 10
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Midgett, America (mother) 3-6-1861, 4-2-1937
3. Midgett, Jessie B. (father) 2-27-1857, 6-3-1945
4. Midgett, Horace L., (Son of J. B. & A. M.) 5-7-1895, 2-14-1913
5. Midgett, baby 10-30-1900, 11-4-1900
6. Vacant
7. Nickel, James E. 1-7-1881, 8-27-1911
8. Vacant
9. Borchers, Selma Ollie 9-20-1886 9-29-1961
10. Borchers, Edmund 3-24-1866 6-15-1941
Jim E. Nickel married Selma Ollie Midgett. [After] he died she married Ed Borchers. He died [and] she died and [was] buried between the two.
11. Baby grave stone at head lilies at foot Unknown
12. Child grave Lilly at head stone at foot Unknown
13. Nickel, Laura Edith 4-30-1892, 5-17-1956
14. Nickel, Edd 3-25-1891, 6-23-1960
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 11
Grave Site Number
1. Hailey, Kenneth Dahlgren 3-2-1915, 12-22-1934
2. Hailey, Era 9-1-1882, 3-17-1946
3. Hailey, Dahlgren 3-20-1880 ?
4. Vacant
5. Midgett, Sarah C. 1860-1952
6. Midgett, Hugh M. 1853-1932
7. Midgett, Elizabeth M. 3-26-1835, 5-17-1912
8. Vacant
9. Stone at head Unknown (Badgett, Sam)
10. Unknown (Badgett, Mrs. Sam)
11. 2 stones at head & 1 at foot Unknown (Badgett)
12. Brick at foot Child Unknown ( Daniels girl)
13. Grave ( Daniels girl)
[Graves 12 and 13] Either sisters or aunts of Bill Daniels or kin some way. Bill Daniels says this is the Badgett children['s] graves. These are not his sisters but are kin.
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 12
Grave Site Number Born Died
1. Buchanan, Cora 1876, 2-18-1963
2. Buchanan, Elijah J. 1870-1943
3. Buchanan, Sabon C. Estes
4. Buchanan, Laban E. (Veteran, Mexican War of 1845) 10-24-1824, 1-8-1910
5.Child grave no marker Lily at foot Unknown
Buchanan, Martha J. 11-29-1833, 7-24-1910
6. Buchanan, Vedah E. (child) 8-4-1906, 12-8-1906
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Haynes, Martha Loraine Daniels (Mrs. Samuel H. Haynes) ( mother) 4-3-1892, 3-22-1935
11. Haynes, Samuel Hardin 2-25-1882, 11-23-1969
12. Daniel, Lara Badgett (mother) 2-11-1872, 5-15-1949
13. Daniel, James C. 5-2-1869, 7-2-1945
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

ROW 13
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Smith, Fannie W. 7-20-1855, 7-12-1950
5. Smith, Caldwell E. 6-26-1844, 7-16-1910
6. Jacobs, Dora Ann 1-16-1874, 3-25-1949
7. Jacobs, Edward 7-13-1872, 9-3-1941
8. Jacobs, Mrs. Inez B. 5-31-1877, 12-29-1913
9. Vacant
10. Foster, Robert Earl (Still Living [as of late 1960s])
[This entry is possibly incorrect and might be Robert Edwin Foster who is buried in space 16. In another notebook this space is listed as vacant.]
11. Foster, Mrs. Irene Carsner 12-4-1858, 1-11-1938
(no other name)
12. Foster, Kenard S. 11-25-1844, 3-15-1921 (Civil War Veteran, Co H-6th S.C. Cavalry. CSA)
13. Vacant
14. Stone head & foot child, Unknown
Foster, Herbert Melvin (Son of Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Foster) 12-10-1921, 3-5-1923
15. Foster, Matilda E. 3-30-1891, 2-3-1962
16. Foster, Robert Edwin 10-20-1888 [Still Living as of late 1960s]
17.
18.
19.
20.

ROW 14
Grave Site Number
1. Stone at head Unknown Mrs. Addie Breamfield[']s Aunt ca. 1920 ?
2. Buergner, Friedericke 1849-1929
3. Vacant
4. Dowlearn, W. H. 6-9-1891, 1-28-1914
5. Vacant
6. Jacobs, Charley Y. 10-17-1901 Not buried
7. Jacobs, Ethia V. 10-1-1902, 5-7-1945
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Vacant
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 15
Grave Site Number
1. Boyd, Clarence Finley 1-4-1917, 8-26-1917

ROW 16
Grave Site Number
1.
2. Snead, Callie (Mrs. Tom Snead) ca 1935
3.Barnett, Elmer C. 1885-1972
4.
5.
6. Swartz, William A. (Age 89 yrs. 9 mo. 24 days) [7-25-1877 ?], 5-18-1967
7.
8.
9.
10. Hewitt, Minnie Ola 1893-1970

Fordtran Cemetery
E-2 on county map. Located on Fordtran town site plat. Survey on part of Fordtran Oil Company section. Guadalupe Valley Railroad dump west of cemetery. Two hundred twelve feet by one hundred feet - well kept. Eighteen and three tenths miles north of Rio Grande Boulevard. Nine tenths of a mile west of Highway 77 north - on south side of Fordtran Road. Abandoned road dump of Guadalupe Valley Railway is twenty-five feet west of cemetery. Spots X, Y and Z are graves of three unmarked and unknown Mexicans. Has double gate - also has single gate. Row five is in line with west end of gate. Row six is in line with East end of gate. Good turf of carpet grass - kept mowed. Railroad started 1897 - revived in 1906 - one mile of track built north from Victoria. acre given by for cemetery purpose. Oldest grave: Buchanan, Esgar - infant son of Mr. And Mrs. R. T. and M. G. Buchanan - died 12-7-1898 (Row 9 Space 4).

Burials in Fordtran Cemetery but not listed by Row or Space
Born Died
Barnett, Elmer C. 11-19-1885, 9-29-1972
Daniels, Joseph L. (Lack) 1902, 12-15-1973
Burials in Fordtran Cemetery not on cards or not complete
Born Died
Haynes, Samuel H. age 87 2-25-1882, 11-23-1969
In card file with Martha Lorane Haynes Row 12 Space 10.

ROWS 1 thru 3 no graves (August 1967.)

ROW 4 (Notice- this info from Vickie Clegg.) Grave space 16 - Unknown - has unmarked stone. Note this is grave of Mrs. Robert Kemp - G. Grandmother of Lindsey Fudge.

ROW 5
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Prewitt, John T. 12-20-1852, 2-19-1902
4. Prewitt, Mahala Ann 6-29-1883, 12-2-1906
5. Prewitt, Mary Catherine 9-3-1865, 7-28-1918
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Vacant
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Martin, Nancy E. 1-9-1865, 8-9-1934
16. Martin, George S. 6-6-1844, 8-29-1921
17. Vacant
18. Young, Lloyd 7-13-1912, 1-30-1925
19. Young, George B. 9-17-1867, 9-11-1948
20. Young, Nora Hart 5-29-1880, 11-7-1956

ROW 6
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Vacant
5. Stone head and foot, No name Unknown Child
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Hensley, Infant of Mr. & Mrs M. Hensley
9-15-1927 [1957 ?] 9-15-1927 [1957 ?]
13. Hensley, Harold D. 12-21-1942, 4-1-1943
14. Vacant
15. Faunce, Ruth M. 3-19-1913, 4-13-1934
16. Mullins, Arizona C. 1873-1967
17. Mullins, George M. 1862-1946
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 7
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Stoever, Mrs. Anna 3-1-1869, 9-20-1910
3. Stoever, Herman 8-9-1865, 2-11-1906
4. Stoever, Katie 9-19-1896, 9-19-1900
5. Infant son of F. J. & E. Strobel (age 7 days) 11-1910
6. Strobel, Emilie 7-24-1871, 3-17-1959
7. Strobel, Hugo John (Texas Pvt. - Infantry WWI) 11-15-1890, 7-22-1964
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Stone Marker no name Unknown (may be baby son who died at Christmas party 1924 or 1925?) (Lane baby)
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 8
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Baby Mahan (cedar tree at head)
5. Vacant
6. Vacant
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Brady, Lenora A. (Mother) 5-5-1878, 5-18-1965
11. Brady, William J. 1879, 3-30-1951
12. Brady, Infant son 1905-1905
Curb around grave sites 9 thru 12.
13. Batts, Marcelle G. 1921 not buried [Aug 1967]
14. Batts, Robert Edd (Vet. WWII) 1918-1956
15. Batts, Raymond Clyde 1947-1956
16. Batts, Lee Eddie 1890-1956
17. Batts, Mette Cecil 1892 not buried Aug 1967
18. Maggard, (Infant Son of Delbert & Barbara Maggard) 6-15-1960, 6-15-1960
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 9
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Buchanan, Mary G. 9-2-1871, 9-11-1954
3. Buchanan, Robert, T. 9-20-1866, 7-21-1956
4. Buchanan, Edgar (Son of R. T. & M. G. Buchanan) 1-19-1897, 12-7-1898
5. Cockrum, Byford (Son of R. G. & E. A. Cockrum) 8-5-1916, 8-10-1916
6. Vacant
7. Midgett (Infant of Mr. & Mrs. J.N.O. Midgett) 12-25-1910, 12-25-1910
8. Batts, (Infant triplets of Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Batts. Concrete slab shows date of birth Oct. 5, 1921 (red). Granite head stone shows death in 1920. ) [Probably born in 1920 and died 1921.]
9. Batts, Infant Daughter of Mr. & Mrs. L. E. Batts) 1924-1924
10. Vacant
11. Branch, Myrtle M. (Daughter of J. B. & M. E.) 1-13-1880, 12-4-1904
12. Branch, Herby L. son of J. B. & M. E. 5-10-1901, 6-10-1904
13. Branch, Pvt. John R. (Son of J. B. & M. E., Veteran WWI. Died Camp Bowie, Ft. Worth, Texas, of flu) 5-14-1890, 12-28-1917
14. Branch, Matte E. 6-23-1858, 11-11-1931
15. Branch, Joshua B. 12-3-1853, 1-25-1928
16. Stephens, Veda B. 4-12-1912 [Double stone. Probably alive in late 1960s when notes were taken]
17. Stephens, Carl H. 9-26-1902, 5-16-1969
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 10
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Midgett, America (mother) 3-6-1861, 4-2-1937
3. Midgett, Jessie B. (father) 2-27-1857, 6-3-1945
4. Midgett, Horace L., (Son of J. B. & A. M.) 5-7-1895, 2-14-1913
5. Midgett, baby 10-30-1900, 11-4-1900
6. Vacant
7. Nickel, James E. 1-7-1881, 8-27-1911
8. Vacant
9. Borchers, Selma Ollie 9-20-1886 9-29-1961
10. Borchers, Edmund 3-24-1866 6-15-1941
Jim E. Nickel married Selma Ollie Midgett. [After] he died she married Ed Borchers. He died [and] she died and [was] buried between the two.
11. Baby grave stone at head lilies at foot Unknown
12. Child grave Lilly at head stone at foot Unknown
13. Nickel, Laura Edith 4-30-1892, 5-17-1956
14. Nickel, Edd 3-25-1891, 6-23-1960
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 11
Grave Site Number
1. Hailey, Kenneth Dahlgren 3-2-1915, 12-22-1934
2. Hailey, Era 9-1-1882, 3-17-1946
3. Hailey, Dahlgren 3-20-1880 ?
4. Vacant
5. Midgett, Sarah C. 1860-1952
6. Midgett, Hugh M. 1853-1932
7. Midgett, Elizabeth M. 3-26-1835, 5-17-1912
8. Vacant
9. Stone at head Unknown (Badgett, Sam)
10. Unknown (Badgett, Mrs. Sam)
11. 2 stones at head & 1 at foot Unknown (Badgett)
12. Brick at foot Child Unknown ( Daniels girl)
13. Grave ( Daniels girl)
[Graves 12 and 13] Either sisters or aunts of Bill Daniels or kin some way. Bill Daniels says this is the Badgett children['s] graves. These are not his sisters but are kin.
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 12
Grave Site Number Born Died
1. Buchanan, Cora 1876, 2-18-1963
2. Buchanan, Elijah J. 1870-1943
3. Buchanan, Sabon C. Estes
4. Buchanan, Laban E. (Veteran, Mexican War of 1845) 10-24-1824, 1-8-1910
5.Child grave no marker Lily at foot Unknown
Buchanan, Martha J. 11-29-1833, 7-24-1910
6. Buchanan, Vedah E. (child) 8-4-1906, 12-8-1906
7. Vacant
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Haynes, Martha Loraine Daniels (Mrs. Samuel H. Haynes) ( mother) 4-3-1892, 3-22-1935
11. Haynes, Samuel Hardin 2-25-1882, 11-23-1969
12. Daniel, Lara Badgett (mother) 2-11-1872, 5-15-1949
13. Daniel, James C. 5-2-1869, 7-2-1945
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.

ROW 13
Grave Site Number
1. Vacant
2. Vacant
3. Vacant
4. Smith, Fannie W. 7-20-1855, 7-12-1950
5. Smith, Caldwell E. 6-26-1844, 7-16-1910
6. Jacobs, Dora Ann 1-16-1874, 3-25-1949
7. Jacobs, Edward 7-13-1872, 9-3-1941
8. Jacobs, Mrs. Inez B. 5-31-1877, 12-29-1913
9. Vacant
10. Foster, Robert Earl (Still Living [as of late 1960s])
[This entry is possibly incorrect and might be Robert Edwin Foster who is buried in space 16. In another notebook this space is listed as vacant.]
11. Foster, Mrs. Irene Carsner 12-4-1858, 1-11-1938
(no other name)
12. Foster, Kenard S. 11-25-1844, 3-15-1921 (Civil War Veteran, Co H-6th S.C. Cavalry. CSA)
13. Vacant
14. Stone head & foot child, Unknown
Foster, Herbert Melvin (Son of Mr. & Mrs. R. E. Foster) 12-10-1921, 3-5-1923
15. Foster, Matilda E. 3-30-1891, 2-3-1962
16. Foster, Robert Edwin 10-20-1888 [Still Living as of late 1960s]
17.
18.
19.
20.

ROW 14
Grave Site Number
1. Stone at head Unknown Mrs. Addie Breamfield[']s Aunt ca. 1920 ?
2. Buergner, Friedericke 1849-1929
3. Vacant
4. Dowlearn, W. H. 6-9-1891, 1-28-1914
5. Vacant
6. Jacobs, Charley Y. 10-17-1901 Not buried
7. Jacobs, Ethia V. 10-1-1902, 5-7-1945
8. Vacant
9. Vacant
10. Vacant
11. Vacant
12. Vacant
13. Vacant
14. Vacant
15. Vacant
16. Vacant
17. Vacant
18. Vacant
19. Vacant
20. Vacant

ROW 15
Grave Site Number
1. Boyd, Clarence Finley 1-4-1917, 8-26-1917

ROW 16
Grave Site Number
1.
2. Snead, Callie (Mrs. Tom Snead) ca 1935
3.Barnett, Elmer C. 1885-1972
4.
5.
6. Swartz, William A. (Age 89 yrs. 9 mo. 24 days) [7-25-1877 ?], 5-18-1967
7.
8.
9.
10. Hewitt, Minnie Ola 1893-1970