Historical Marker

Webster-Mimosa Hall Cemetery

Historical marker location:
Marshall, Texas
( 17 mi. E of Marshall on IH-20; 11 mi. N on FM 134. Marker size: 18" x 28". )

Virginia-born John Johnston Webster (1796-1854) brought his family to the Republic of Texas, petitioning for land on which to establish a home in 1842. In 1844 Webster's son-in-law, the Rev. George F. Heard, became the first person to be buried in the cemetery at Mimosa Hall Plantation. He was followed by Mrs. Mirriam (Brown) Webster. Other notable graves include those of the Rev. William Moore Steele and five Webster slaves or ex-slaves. Veterans of several wars also are interred here. The wall surrounding the oldest graves was constructed by plantation labor. (1998)

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