Bastrop-Lee County, TX Line
Submitted by Tammy Owens
LOCATION: This cemetery is located 2 miles east of Paige on Hwy 21. This cemetery is on the Lee County border with Bastrop and the county line runs through the property. It was owned by Zina Peter Eagleston and Rebecca Litle Scobey Eagleston. The Eaglestons gave land for the Oak Hill Cemetery in Smithville, Bastrop CO, TX and are both buried there. See Rebecca Eagleston's obituary below.
Eagleston, Ida 12/11/1862 3/12/1863 Dau of Z.P.E. & Rebecca Eagleston, William B 12/7/1887 2/12/1888 Son of E.H. & M.E. Eagleston. Eicke, Anna x 5/11/1877 Litle, Erastus 12/25/1815 8/12/1862 Bro of Rebecca Litle Eagleston Litle, H.N. 8/5/1818 8/12/1862 Bro of Rebecca Litle Eagleston Scobey, A.W. 8/12/1823 11/27/1856 1st Husb of Rebecca Litle Scobey, Minerva 7/15/1855 6/6/1886 Dau of A.W. & Rebecca Scobey Scobey, W.A. 3/20/1853 11/7/1879 Son of A.W. & Rebecca Scobey
Smithville Times Newspaper, Bastrop County, TX, 2/11/1910.
GRANDMA EAGLESTON Passed Away at the Home of her Son in This City, Yesterday Evening. Mrs. Rebecca Eagleston, nee Scobey, one of the pioneers of Bastrop county and one of the oldest of the native Texans, died at the home of her son, E. H. Eagleston in this city yesterday evening at 4:30 o'clock, after a brief illness, aged 85 years. Grandma Eagleston was born on the Texas side of the Sabine river in 1825 and had lived all her life in Texas, being one of the oldest native born Texans. She was married to the late Zina P. Eagleston in 1856, and settled in what is now Lee county, near Paige. While living at this old home stead they were citizens of three different counties. It was first Burleson county but was cut off into Bastrop when this county was formed and later when Lee was orgainzed it was cut into that county. They moved to Smithville in 1889, where they lived together until August 27, 1907 when Mr. Eagleston passed away. She is survived by her son, E. H. Eagleston, several grand-children and two great-grand-children. The funeral services will be conducted at the family residence this (Friday) forenoon at 11 o'clock. the interment will be made at Oak Hill Cemetery.