13 October 2008

Coker Cemetery; Bexar County, Texas

"The Coker Cemetery was established in 1857 from part of John Coker’s Land Grant of 1836. John received land bounties for fighting at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. John Coker never married and invited his brother Joseph to join him. This cemetery is governed by the Coker Cemetery Association, which is a non-profit corporation chartered under State of Texas Laws. No space in the cemetery has or can be sold and is reserved solely for the descendants of the Coker Family and early church leaders. While adjoining the land of the Coker Methodist Church, the Coker Cemetery today is a separate organization. The first burials could have been around 1854. There are more than twenty unmarked graves, most of which cannot be identified.

All of the Coker surname burials are direct descendants of Joseph Coker and Malinda Brown who were originally from Laurens Co. SC. Malinda died 1853 in Cherokee Co TX and is buried there in the Jacksonville Cemetery. Many other surnames are also Coker descendants."

This information was provided by Bob Battaglia, Coker Cemetery Association Secretary and Historian.

Coker Cemetery has a website here - www.cokercemetery.com. It has lots of great photos and several obituaries. For a listing of burials, click here.

Southern Graves Home

Bexar County, Texas
American History & Genealogy Project

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