Historical Marker


Photos furnished by Vivian B. Grubbs
Fort Davis, Texas

Marker Title: Pioneer Cemetery 
Address:  
City: Fort Davis 
County: Jeff Davis 
Year Marker Erected: 1967 
Designations: Recorded Texas Historic Landmark 
Marker Location: go SE on SH 118 approx. 1 mile 
Marker Text: Used from 1870s to 1914. Settlers buried here include: Mr. and Mrs. Diedrick Dutchover, immigrants from Belgium and Spain; their surname, coined by a recruiter in the Mexican War, is borne by many descendants. Dolores, who on her wedding eve lighted a signal fire for her fiance, later found scalped by Indians; she became mentally ill and (until her death 30 years later) burned fires on mountain near town for her lost lover. Two young Frier brothers, who were shot by a Ranger posse as horse thieves and were buried in only boothill grave in county. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1967

Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Inscriptions
Bastro, Francisca
Bently Children
Doebbier, H
Dutchover, Diedrick
.Dutchover, Refugio
Frederick, Billy
Granger, Joseph
Olivas, Alejandro
Perrine, Lucinda
Villa, Jesus
6 Unknowns
no date
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Jan. 23, 1881
1820
1842
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Apr. 5, 1827
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Mar. 20, 1882
1904
1908
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July 12, 1908
1913
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none
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The pictures below were taken in the Pioneer Cemetery.  If you know the imformation on these markers, please let me know and I will post it here.  Thanks to Patricia Liddell Hartnett for submitting these photos.

Unknown

Bentley Children

Billy Frederick


H. Doebbier
01/23/1881-03/20/1882

Jesus Villa


Joseph Granger
April 5, 1827 - July 12, 1903

Unknown

Alejandro Olivas

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

                                                 

Graves of Diedrick Dutchover & Refugia (his wife)

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