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Founders Memorial Cemetery

Houston, Texas

  On this page, the Texas Heritage Society will present photographs and transcriptions of many of the headstones, graves, historical markers and other interesting landmarks located in the Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas. Originally known as the City Cemetery, the cemetery later came to be known as Founders Memorial Cemetery.

  Many figures important to the early history of Texas were buried in Founders Memorial Cemetery. One of the Allen brothers who co-founded the City of Houston, a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, the mother of Republic of Texas President Mirabeau B. Lamar and many of the officers and soldiers who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto are buried there.

  Founders Memorial Cemetery is located just west of downtown at 1217 West Dallas in Houston, Texas. The entrance is located at the intersection of West Dallas and Valentine Street. See map below.

Founders Memorial Cemetery - Houston, Texas

Founders Memorial Cemetery

  Founders Memorial Cemetery has been recognized as an Historic Texas Cemetery by the Texas Historical Commission and is located in Houston, Harris County. Below are links with descriptions of the graves, headstones, historical markers and other landmarks that have been catalogued to date.

Historic Texas Cemetery

Historic Texas Cemetery

 

  • John Kirby Allen
    Gravesite of John Kirby Allen, co-founder of Houston, Texas located in Founders Memorial Cemetery. Description includes 1936 Texas Centennial Marker and 1968 Texas State Historical Marker.
  • Robert Barr
    Gravesite of Robert Barr Postmaster General of the Republic of Texas and a veteran of San Jacinto located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • John Cheevers
    Gravesite of John Cheevers who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Grave located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • James Collinsworth
    Gravesite of James Collinsworth signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence from Mexico.
  • William Daniel Durham
    Gravesite of William Daniel Durham a veteran of Siege of Bexar and veteran of the Battle of San Jacinto located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • Rebecca Lamar
    Gravesite of Rebecca Lamar the mother of Mirabeau B. Lamar the second elected President of the Republic of Texas.
  • Jacob Maybee
    Gravesite of Jacob Maybee who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Grave located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • John W. Moore
    Gravesite of John W. Moore a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and first Sheriff of Harris County, Texas located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • Isaac N. Moreland
    Gravesite of Isaac N. Moreland who fought in the Battle of San Jacinto. Commander of artillery, "The Twin Sisters." Grave located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • William S. Stilwell
    Gravesite of William S. Stilwell who fought with the artillery, "The Twin Sisters," in the Battle of San Jacinto. Grave located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.
  • Henry Livingston Thompson
    Gravesite of Henry Livingston Thompson a Commodore of the Texian Navy during the Republic of Texas located in Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

 

 Map to Founders Memorial Cemetery in Houston, Texas


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Founders Memorial Cemetery is Courtesy of Donna Beth Shaw

 

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