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Milam County, Texas - Historical Markers


Westbrook-Walker Cemetery

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Marker TitleWestbrook-Walker Cemetery
LocationThe marker is located about 4-miles north on US Hwy. 36, turn east onto CR 236
Citynear Milano
Year Marker Erected1995
Text on MarkerGeorgia native Ervin Westbrook and his wife Rachel McCorra Walker left their Mississippi farm for Texas in 1858. They were joined by Rachel's brother, John H. Walker, and his family. The two families settled in this area in 1859. The cemetery began with the burial of Walker's wife, Mary Frances Wells, in 1864. It served as a graveyard for the Westbrook and Walker families and a number of their neighbors until the last burials here in the early 1920s. Among the 20 to 30 people buried here are Civil War veterans Ervin Westbrook, William P. Walker, and John Walker. Sesquicentennial of Texas Statehood 1845 - 1995
SourceTexas Historical Commission's Texas Historic Sites Atlas Database - July 2003


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