Buzzard’s Roost

Melrose,  Goliad Co. Cemeteries 0f TX

Submitted by Judy Turner

Abandoned Cemetery off FM 1726

This cemetery is located on property presently owned by John Pritty. Mr. Berthold Koenig, who was raised on the farm of his father, Andreas Koenig, which ajoins this property, stated that at one time it was a very large cemetery covering about 2 acres. These are the only stones left...

Billingsley, H.M. May 13, 1878 Oct 8, 1879

Dorsey, John H. Nov 1, 1840 Sep 14, 1892

Fifer, Jacob Apr 3, 1800 Aug 3, 1884

Gibson, Katie Oct 15, 1881 May 8, 1882

Middleton, Joh. A Feb 6, 1841 Jan 8, 1876

Riggs, infant son Born and Died Jan 8, 1866

Riggs, George T. Aged 2 months May 1867

Riggs, infant son Born and Died Jan 21, 1870

From entries found in a family Bible, Columbus Sawyer and Mary (Culp) Sawyer are also buried here. Columbus Sawyer served with the Active Militia in Prec. 4 under Capt. A.M. Hughes in 1861. He was in the mercantile business and a school teacher at either Middleton or Buzzard’s Roost (Melrose). John H. Dorsey’s first wife, Sarah Bottom, and their children: Elizabeth who married Alizah Farris and Eugene who married Mattie Ellen McDonald; his second wife Eula Ann Heard, daughter of Joel H and Lucinda Jones Heard, married Nov 8, 1882 in Goliad; Jacob Fifer, born in Illinois was a surveyor; Eliza Horton, mother of R. J. Horton, postmaster at Charco and Weesatche died Dec 24, 1881 are also buried here.