The Chapman Plot

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As Pond Springs Cemetery has seen a few physical improvements, one family plot has seen the most changes in the last 2 years  The Chapman Plot has recently received a few upgrades and improvements. These improvements and upgrades were initiated by Shirley Barber, a member of the Pond Springs Historical Cemetery Association and a descendant of the Chapman Family. The plot originally had markers for William and Lavinia Chapman, a Citizen of the Republic of Texas, and their daughter Alice Prewitt.  This Spring the rotted timbers marking the plot’s boundaries were removed and the gravel covering the area was spread out to encompass what is  believed to be Edna Lou Chapman’s Grave which is next to her grandmother Lavinia Hyland Chapman. Edna was the daughter of John L. and Julia Riffe Chapman. Next a new 4 ft. high black steel fence was built enclosing Edna’s grave within the plot. As Summer came 2 new headstones were placed within the family plot. Edna Chapman received a headstone to replace the cinder block used as her headstone and a memorial headstone was placed in the plot for the Chapman’s daughter Cordelia “Cordie” Chapman Lentz and her daughter Dorothy Lentz. The exact location of Cordie’s and Dorothy’s graves have been lost over time and this new marker will keep them from being forgotten.    — Buster

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Published in: on July 14, 2011 at 12:29 pm  Comments (3)  

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  1. Sometimes slow progress is the best progress.

  2. I was wondering if I could donate a tree to the cemetary. My mom passed away Aug 24 this year… and we had her cremated, and i was wanting to plant a tree somewhere but I didn’t know where. If I planted one at Cook Walden Cemetary they wanted me to purchase 2 plots and me being the oldest child (25yrs old) we didn’t have the kind of money to do that. So I was wondering if we could donate a tree to your cemetary and plant it with some of her ashes so that we have a place to go “visit” her.

    I have been following this blog for a couple of years. I think it’s very interesting how you guys have done all this reseaerch and found information on the deceased and honor them!

    • Thank you for your interest in this blog and we are glad you have enjoyed it. I will be responding to your request via private email through the cemetery association.


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