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BYERLY'S CAMPGROUND CEMETARY



The Byerly's Campground Cemetary is located in the Curtis Community, west-northwest of Jasper, in Jasper County, Texas.




The Texas Historical Commission has erected a marker in the Cemetary which reads:
"Adam Byerly migrated to Texas from South Carolina in 1833 with his father and two younger brothers. He received a mexican land grant of one-quarter league in 1835. Shortly afterward, he invited the Reverand Henry Stephenson, early Methodist missionary, to preach under a brush aubor on his property and initiated the first of many camp meetings at this site. Pioneer families travelled by wagon and camped here for a week or longer to worship and socialize. At one meeting about 1937, the Reverand Stephenson's daughter Edith (1814-1858) married Adam Byerly's brother William (1805-1884).

In 1843 Adam and his wife Nancy deeded 10 acres, including the camp ground site, to the Methodist Episcopal church. About 1850, the Methodists erected a frame church building and opened this cemetary for community use. Earliest known grave is that of Edith Stephenson Byerly.

Several faiths shared use of the church building from 1898 to 1937, the structure also housed the community school. camp meetings ended in the 1930's. The Methodist congregation erected a new church in 1948 on land donated by William Byerly's grandson Adam, and the old building was razed. A cemetary association, formed in 1970, maintains the burial ground. (1977)"

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Byerly Campground Cemetary

In Commemoration of
William and Adam Byerly

Who gave this site of ten acres of land
for religious and burial purposes in 1846.
These men along with their father Martin S. Byerly
came to Texas in 1833 from South Carolina.



Given in loving memory by Radford Byerly



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Listed below are all of the Byerly names, including Beckworth names found in the Byerly Campground Cemetary. Other names found in this cemetary, some related, some not, will be added later. There are several graves within this cemetary that are marked with rocks. No writing is inscribed. Persons unknown.
Recorded September 7, 1997.



Cora L. Armstrong
1946--1946
(daughter of William and Cora Beckworth Armstrong)


J. I. Beckworth
Aug 13 1917--Sep 23 1919
"In Heaven there is one angel more."
(son of Isaac and Martha Byerly Beckworth)


I. Beckworth
Jan 20, 1867--Jun 4, 1931
(Isaac Beckworth husband to Martha J. Byerly)


Martha J. Beckworth
Jul 26, 1881--Jun 28, 1960
(maiden Byerly, wife of Isaac)


Martin Byerly
1770--1850
Citizen of the Republic of Texas
1836--1846


Edith Stevenson
Wife of William Byerly
b. 1814
d. 1858
Aged 44 yrs. 8 mos.
"She died as she lived, trusting in God."


Wm Byerly
1805--1884
Texas Revolutionary War Veteran
1836


Sally Byerly Whittaker
1874--1929


Welzie Whittaker
Mar 12, 1911--Sep 18, 1983


Geo. W. Byerly
1886--1935


Frank Robert Byerly
Jul 25, 1952--Dec 28, 1979


Hamp Byerly
Nov 15, 1893--Nov 30, 1963
"William Hamp Byerly
Texas
PVT 7 CO Development BN
Nov 15 1892--Nov 30, 1963"


Mary (wife of Hamp Byerly)
Jun 24, 1901--Oct 12, 1951


James W. Byerly
1868--1934


Emma D. Byerly
1869--1948


W. H. Byerly
Feb 16 1855--May 11, 1925


Ruth A. Byerly
daughter of W. H. and Emma M. Byerly
Dec 18, 1890--Jun 13, 1911


Roxie Byerly
1874--1922


Son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Byerly
Dec 11, 1906


Coatney Annabel Byerly
six weeks old
daughter Jan 20, 1906


Tommie W. Byerly
May 5, 1903--May 18, 1968


Carl W. Byerly, III
Dec 18, 1965


Lena E.
1872--1955
wife of Joseph F. Byerly


Joseph F. Byerly
1871--1949


C. W. (Buck) Byerly, Sr.
1916--1970
Carl W. Byerly, Sr.
TX TEC 5 HO CO ASF TNG
CEN World War II
Apr 10, 1916--Mar 8, 1970


Dorothy L.
wife of Buck
1924--


Charles E. Byerly
(son of Adam H. and Maurine Byerly)
1932--1972
Charles E. Byerly
Texas SP3 US Army
May 23, 1932--Oct 17, 1972


Paul Rhett Byerly
1958--1988
(twin son of Charles E. Byerly)


Charles Brett Byerly
1958--1990
(twin son of Charles E. Byerly)


Rosa Byerly
1878-1890


James R. Byerly
CO I
1 Tex Calvary
C.S.A.
(No dates shown on marker)


Louisa Byerly
1843--1915


Edith Byerly
1873--1932


Johnie Byerly
son of W. H. and Emma Byerly
May 10, 1889--May 11, 1889


Carol Ann Byerly
1944--1948


Bill Byerly
1917--1962


Maxine (wife of Bill Byerly)
1920--


Adam H. Byerly
1901--1961


Maurine L. (wife of Adam H. Byerly)
1905--


J. Lynn Byerly
1950
(child)

J. Lester Byerly
Apr 9, 1908--Jul 23, 1985


Bernice M. (wife of J. Lester Byerly)
Oct 19, 1920--


Jester A. Byerly
Jul 28, 1896--May 14, 1970


Lula V. (wife of Jester A. Byerly)
Nov 22, 1901--Jan 25, 1994


Almon E. Sims
May 29, 1909--Oct 2, 1967


Jessie S. (Wife of Almon E. Sims)
Feb 6, 1908--Sep 21, 1987


Theo Keller
(stepson of Isabelle Goines Keller)
Mar 9, 1925--Oct 4, 1980


Juanita
(wife of Theo Keller)
Sep 27, 1933--


J. W. Good
Aug 11, 1854--Jan 3, 1930


J. L. Ward
Mar 1, 1821--Mar 25, 1873
"An Honest Man's the noblest work of God"
(? possibly related to my Ward line)


Baby Boy Sandefer
Jul 16, 1953
(Son of Ulas and Anell Goines Sandefer)


Nazel Ruth Goines
Jan 25, 1942--Feb 24, 1942
(daughter of Oscar and Bertie Shavers Giones)