Harris Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by George Wolf, Jr

Wilson-Jackson Gravestone, Deer Park,Texas/1996

William Wilson and Mary Wilson Jackson gravesite and gravestone.
Gravestone located in Dow Park, Deer Park,Texas

To the Memory of Mary W. Jackson, died July 24,1834, age 33 years and William Wilson, died Oct. 7,1834, age 25 years. Both of Boston, U.S.A.

Mary had visited her brother in the summer of 1834, two years before the Battle of San Jacinto,Texas.
Within months of each other, the two died from an unknown epidemic.
After their deaths the Wilson family left for Boston.
The graves were located inside the Shell Refinery Tank Farm which used to be the Wilson property.
In 1976 the gravestone was moved to Dow Park, where it remains to this day.
(Deer Park, A History of a Texas Town by Barbara Weidig/1976