Down in south Texas there is a little town named Utopia. I mean VERY little. There is family history in the area, in particular my mother’s 1st great-grandmother Amy Biggs.
My aunt and uncle knew where some of the Biggs relatives were buried so we visited the Waresville Cemetery just outside of Utopia, Texas. If a cemetery can be beautiful, I this is one, especially because of all the huge oak trees. The first burial happened here in 1853.
The Texas Historical Marker located at the cemetery says: Those interred here include members of the Ware family and other early settlers: Henry Fuller, former slave of Captain Ware, victims of conflicts with local Indians, and descendants of early Waresville pioneers. The older part of the cemetery is still bounded by its original fieldstone fence.
There are numerous cast iron fences around some of the older graves. Because this cemetery is out in the country not visible from the highway, these fences have managed to survive unharmed except for earth movement. Rust can be beautiful.
|Flowers and Vines with arrowhead tops on posts|
|Same fence as above but a fuller view of the gate|
|An extreme close up of the floral design|
|This one was extremely ornate. There are|
lambs lying under weeping willows.
|A sorrowful angel|
|Flowers, vine and curly-cues.|
Fleur de Lis accents and
and very unusual four-sided gate and fence posts.
And we did find some of my Biggs ancestors:
|My 2nd Great Grandfather|
|My 2nd Great Grandmother|
|My 3rd Great Grandmother|
So long for now.