Duke Cemetery

In order of Interment

Name

Date Born

Date Died

Comments

David Fitzgerald

 

1832

Widower-Father of John and Sarah Catherine

John V. Morton

1795

2-7-1843

Husband of Elizabeth Shipman-Father of Louisa Jane and John S. Fought in the battle of San Jacinto.

Louisa Jane Morton

9-11-1839

7-27-1843

Daughter of John V. and Elizabeth Shipman Morton.

John S. Morton

12-7-1841

7-10-1848

Son of John V. and Elizabeth Shipman Morton. Killed by being thrown from a horse.

Lousia Ann Morton Perry

 

1843-1849

Wife of  Daniel Perry-Daughter of William and Nancy Morton-Sister to John V. Morton. Mother of Samuel H., Daniel Jr., Mary L. and William M., Laura A.
THE CEMETERY MAY HAVE BEEN KNOWN AS CLEAR LAKE CEMETERY PRIOR TO 1851    
CLEAR LAKE, TEXAS-POSTMASTER
Perry, Dan'l., 8 Feb 1849 Discontinued 17 Nov 1851

Daniel Perry Jr. (IV)

1837

1852

Son of  Daniel and Lousia Ann-Died of Cholera

Mary Perry

1843

1852

Daughter of  Daniel and Lousia Ann-Died of Cholera

Mary Ann Morton

1-16-1838

8-24-1852

Daughter of John V. and Elizabeth-Died of Cholera

J. Fitzgerald Fenn

 

9-1-1853

Son of  John Rutherford and Rebecca Fenn that did not survive invancy.

Edgar W. Fenn

 

5-1855

Son of  John Rutherford and Rebecca Fenn that did not survive invancy.

Nancy Morton

1781

  Wife of  William-Mother of John V., Louisa Ann, Mary. Lived with Daniel Perry to help raise her grandchildren.

Sarah Catherine Fitzgerald Fenn Cox

1797

1860

Daughter of  David Fitzgerald-Sister of  John-Wife of Eli Fenn-Mother of John Rutherford and Jesse-Wife of Cox

Unamed Fenn

 

10-6-1867

Child of John Rutherford and Rebecca Fenn that did not survive invancy.

Daniel Perry

1791

11-9-1869

Husband of Eliza Whitehead-Father of  James Whitehead and Samuel-Husband of  Louisa Ann Morton-Father of  Daniel, Laura Ann, Mary and William M.-Husband of Jane H. Perry (Hamblen).

J. R. Fenn Jr.

 

8-3-1872

Son of  John Rutherford and Rebecca Fenn that did not survive invancy.

Elizabeth Shipman Morton Glascock     May not be at Duke

1819

4-1883

Wife of John V. Morton-Mother of  Lousia Jane, John S., and Mary Ann-Wife of Samuel B. Glascock-Mother of Hillery R. and Sarah Martha Glascock..

Mrs Hubbard

 

1900

Wife of Mr. Hubbard-Mother of several children.

John Rutherford Fenn

10-11-1824

11-23-1904

Husband of Rebecca Matilda Williams- Father of  Francis Marion Otis, Belle, Joseph Johnson, J. Fitzgerald, Edgar, Williams, Unnamed, and John R. Jr.

Rebecca Matilda Williams Fenn

7-19-1835

7-1905

Wife of John Rutherford-Mother of Francis Marion Otis, Belle, Joseph Johnson, J. Fitzgerald, Edgar, Williams, Unnamed, and John R. Jr.

Daniel Williams

    Father of Rebecca Matilda Williams Fenn  Burial is declared in the cemetery dedication.

Ann Fitz Randolph Ayers Williams

    Mother of Rebecca Matilda Williams Fenn  Burial is declared in the cemetery dedication.

William M. Perry    Born 1834  Died 2-26-1863  Son of Daniel and Louisa Ann-Killed in Civil War in Springfield, Illinois.

John Fitzgerald was in the Mier expedition and returned.

John M. Shipman was in the Mier expedition in which he lost his life.

Rebecca Williams Fenn had two brothers who fought in the Civil War, and both of them died in the Federal prisoner-of-war Camp at Fort Butler in Illinois. There names were Joseph Smith Williams and Johnson Coddington Williams.


Cemetery Dedication-Dated  September 14, 1901-Filed May 28, 1902-Recorded Vol.23, page 266 Fort Bend County Deed Records

W.P. Hamblen to Whom it may concern and J.R. Fenn

I, W.P. Hamblen one of the heirs of Jane H. Perry she now dec'd but in her lifetime relict & widow of  Dave Perry deceased and of as such heir is now the owner through and by partition of a part of the Old Fitzgerald grant in Fort Bend County known as the Old Perry Homestead the part thereof owned by me by me being out of the south west portion that is to say the south one half of the Western two thirds of the lands owned by my mother Jane H. Perry aforesaid at her death, she taking the same under the will of Dave Perry deceased said partition was made between myself and sisters as will appear by the records of Fort Bend County and heretofore during the lifetime of said Dave Perry quite a number of the members of the family of said Perry and of the Williams family of John R Fenn and wife Rebecca M. Fenn were interred on the premises owned by me out of my respect for the remains of the said Perry family and in consideration of my regards for the said Williams family and for John R & Rebecca M. Fenn do now hereby dedicate in perpetuity insofar as I may or can do the following portion of said land as the last resting place of the dead aforesaid to-wit:

Near a large live oak tree standing in said piece of land hereby dedicated a gas pipe has been placed two inches in dia. eighteen feet from said Live being the south east corner Thence West one hundred feet an iron bar Thence North one Hundred feet an iron bar a live oak six inches in dia 27 feet distant bears south Thence East One hundred feet an iron bar for corner a stooping live oak 3 1/2 feet in dia. bears S of West Thence One hundred feet to the beginning corner the said piece of ground intended to be a square of one hundred on each side this dedication is made upon the following conditions First it is a private dedication and shall not enure to the public Second that no dead bodies shall ever be buried in said ground described herein by any person or persons including in this prohibition the members of all the families herein before named and their descendents except that J.R. Fenn and his wife Rebecca may be buried there. Third that no monuments shall ever be enacted over the dead now buried on said ground Fourth a permanent fence may be placed around said ground by any of the said families or their descendents Fifth access for said families or their descendents is hereby granted to said ground at reasonable times but no permanent ways shall be made and no case shall such persons visit in vehicles of any character but shall pass through the surrounding land on foot but should I sell the surrounding land the owner may grant whatsoever privileges he deems proper I reserve the right to visit the said ground in any manner I please.

ON WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand this September 14th, 1901

W. P. Hamblen


The Duke Cemetery closed in 1901 and a new cemetery started in 1904.

Book 29 Page 362 Fort Bend County Deed Records   

H Masterson to Deed Arcola and Riceton Cemetery              [Riceton=Fresno]

The State of Texas County of Harris;

Know all men by these presents; That J. H. Masterson of the County of Harris in the state afore said, for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty and no/100 dollars to me in hand paid by W.G. Wood, A.P. Dixon and T.B. Davis, Trustees of Arcola and Riceton cemetery (for whites only) have granted, sold and conveyed and by these presents do grant, sell and convey unto the said W.G. Wood, A.P. Dixon and T.B. Davis, trustees and their successors, of the County of Fort Bend in the State of Texas, all that certain tract or parcel of land lying and being situated in FT. Bend County, Texas,being two acres of land out of the Manvel Escalera league where the east line of the county road intersects the said North line of said Escelera Lg & thence East Three hundred and 322/1000 feet to steak for N. E. corner. Thence South 15 degrees West 300 322/1000 feet to South east corner, thence West 300 322/1000 feet to S. W. corner, thence N 15 degrees E. 300 322/1000 feet to beginning, containing (2) Two acres of land. Said land in conveyed for the purpose of same being used as burial place for whites only. To have and to hold the above described premise together with all and singular the rights and appurtinauces thereto in anywise belonging unto this said W.G. Wood, A.P. Dixon and T.B. Davis,Trustee and their successors, their assigns forever. And I do hearby bind myself, heirs, executors and administrators  to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premasis unto the said. W.G. Wood, A.P. Dixon and T.B. Davis,Trustee and their successors and assigns, against every person whomever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any part thereof.

Witness my hand at Houston, Texas, this 30th day of August, A.D. 1904

H Masterson


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