My GGGGUncle, Byrd LOCKHART, Jr., was a surveyor for the Republic of Texas appointed as Assistant by James KERR and then Deputy Surveyor by NAVARRO. He was born in Virginia 1794 and traveled through Missouri, and Ohio, married, lost his wife, came to Texas with his family in 1825/6 with Green DeWitt to establish his Colony. He laid out a road via Gonzales from Bexar to Austin and altered another road from Gonzales to Matagorda. His niece Matilda LOCKHART was captured, tortured, and became the object of the Council House Fight of 1840. He lead the Gonzales Volunteers to the Alamo and was sent to get supplies & reinforcements thereby missing the slaughter. He spied for the Republic before the overthrow of Santa Anna. He is buried in Brazoria County, TX. Died 1839 at the Bell's Residence. (Have a copy of Houston Telegraph Newspaper of 1839 which mentions his death. (Also letters from his sister in law to her mother) (A cousin now desceased said he proportedly died of dengue fever) He is buried beside Captain Henry Stevenson Brown who was James Kerr's brother-in-law. Someone said his grave may have washed away as the Bell cemetery is in a low area. I would like to have this confirmed. Is there a marker if it didn't wash away? Thank you very much. I have the lineage documented but just want to find out where he's buried. Thank you again.
For more about him you may read on page 256-57 of the New Handbook of Texas, Vol. 4.
Here is my lineage:
LOCKHART, Byrd, Sr. (Father of Byrd LOCKHART JR.)
BLAIR, Sarah Ann LOCKHART FULTON (his sister)
ROSS, Susan BLAIR, DOOLITTLE
STEVENS, Amanda Matilda DOOLITTLE W/O STEVENS, Samuel
STEVENS, Texas Hulen
STEVENS, Madison Roy
PAGE, Nancy Ruth STEVENS