San Saba County - Bowser Varga Cemetery


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BOWSER COMMUNITY CEMETERIES

BOWSER CEMETERY


 
BOWSER CEMETERY
Bowser Community
San Saba County


The old Bowser Cemetery and Varga Chapel Cemetery are located north of Richland Springs, TX near Bowser, TX.

New Directions suppied by Recent Visitor, Kathryn Boy

The new directions need to be as follows: from Richland Springs go north on Hwy 45, turn left onto Farm Road 765 toward Elm Grove. Travel approx 1.2 miles, just 100 yds past Bowser Community turnoff, turn right onto County Road 241(dirt road). Travel 1/2 mile to cattle guard, cross cattle guard and follow road as it winds around up the hill. After you pass a house on your left, take the next right turn onto another dirt road that will take you to the cemetery.


Able Bowser settled on the bend of the Colorado River in northwest San Saba County in 1850. The family bought land on the south side of the river which was soon called Bowser Bend and was the first location of the town of Bowser. After the little community location was flooded several times, it was moved to a new location two miles south of it's original location to its present location. Paul Varga donated the land in the new location for a chapel and a cemetery in 1890.

The old Bowser Cemetery was first called the Estes Family Cemetery and the first burial was on May 14, 1879. This old cemetery was vandalized at one time and many of the tombstones were pushed over and broken. The old Bowser Cemetery is presently on the C.B. Draper Ranch and can be accessed on a county road from County Road 765.

Any questions about the Bowser Cemetery burial list or the Varga Chapel Cemetery list or inquiries about genealogy research concerning any of these burials or their families may be directed to:

Alvin Lewis Bolton,
Rt. I, Box 233,
Rochelle, TX 76872
or call (915) 243-5386.


Typed by:  Louann Hall  (louann116@verizon.net)

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BOWSER CEMETERY
BURIAL NAME BIRTH DATE   DEATH DATE
BAIRD, Alice A. Bowser (wife of Milton)

,1829

 - 

June 15, 1883

BOWSER, Tennessee (dau. of Abel Bowser)(sandstone marker)

,1874

 - 

ca 1890

 

 

CHRISTMAS, Velor O.(dau. of S.A. & J.E.)

Apr. 24, 1887

 - 

Nov. 2, 1890

CONLEY, Elizabeth (wife of J.W.)(could be same person below)

?

 - 

July 18, 1887

CONNELY, Elizabeth -(may be same person listed above)

?

 - 

July 18, 1887

CROCKER, (only name carved in rock, no dates)

 

 

 

 

 

DRAPER, Chuck WWII Veteran
(son of Charlie Barton Draper, Sr. & Minnie Ola (Strickland) Draper)

Aug 20, 1926

 - 

Aug 10, 2006

 

 

 

EGGER, Everett (son of John M & M.E.)

May 16, 1883

 - 

Dec. 10, 1883

EGGER, J.T. (son of John M. & M.E.)

Jan. 19, 1880

 - 

Oct. 18, 1899

EGGER, Jesse E.

,1820

 - 

,1911

EGGER, Lottie Maable

?

 - 

Sept, 1898

EGGER, Sallie V. Estes (wife of Wister)

Dec. 31, 1875

 - 

Sept 10, 1916

ESTES, Ethel Geneva (dau. of S.A. & J.E.)

Dec. 12, 1892

 - 

Dec. 24, 1892

 

 

 

GRETORY, (name and dates illegible)

?

 - 

?

GREGORY, Addie (dau. of J.H and B.)

Feb. 7, 1882

 - 

Sept 10, 1883

 

 

 

HANNA, James Judson (son of R.M. & S.E.)

Mar. 5, 1889

 - 

Mar. 24, 1890

HANNA, Sarah (wife of R.M.)

May 26, 1851

 - 

Oct. 11, 1909

HARDIN, Ada K. (dau. of B.F. & S.K.)

Oct. 14, 1878

 - 

May 14, 1879

HARDIN, Arthur (son of B.F. & S.K.)

Jan. 21, 1877

 - 

Mar. 26, 1895

HARDIN, Infant Daughter of B.F. & S.K.

Mar. 10, 1880

 - 

Mar. 10, 1880

HARDIN, Nancy Elizabeth (wife of B.F. Hardin)

May 22, 1851

 - 

Oct. 5, 1906

 

 

 

PATRICK, Emery O. (son of Mr & Mrs W. C. Patrick)

July 5, 1886

 - 

Sept 5, 1886

 

 

 

RAY (single name carved on a rock, no dates)

?

 - 

?

RUSSELL, Blanche P.(mother of Mrs. Varga)

Dec. 23, 1807

 - 

Feb. 10, 1890

 

 

 

STOCKTON, George F.

July 8, 1903

 - 

Feb. 22, 1904

     



Special Thanks to Alvin Lewis Bolton for researching this cemetery and allowing   Louann Hall to transcribe and create the page and put the listing on line.





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