Elijah Stapp’s Gravesite–Jackson County

04 Mar

Photos and comments of Anthony Buckalew:

Yes, these are my photographs of the white granite marker placed at Elijah Stapp’s grave, in 1936, the Centennial of the Republic.

The marker is in a grove of trees at [per Google Maps]29° 2′ 9.0″ N, 96° 42′ 26.8″ W. It is on private property. I could find no remnant of any period marker that might have been placed at the site when Elijah was interred in 1843, but there is a grave marker that remains, along with a small wrought-iron fence.

The gravesite is approximately five miles northwest of Edna, in Jackson County, on FM 822. After you pass CR123 to your right, about 3/4 mile further along, FM822 makes a slight right-hand bend. A white gravel drive is on your left in the trees, and just slightly offset is another gravel drive to your right. Turn left onto that private drive, and continue down the straight drive until it makes a bend to the left. Stop before you make the bend. As you sit there in that private driveway, two hundred feet from the bend is the grove of trees where Elijah Stapp’s grave lies.

If you miss the turn, and continue on FM822 and find yourself at CR124 on your right, you’ve gone too far! Go back 1/4 mile and find the driveway.

Here’s a Google Maps link.

And here’s a Google Maps preview.

I took these photos in 2006.

Respectfully submitted,
Anthony Buckalew, 7th Generation Texan


Posted by on March 4, 2011 in Family History


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5 responses to “Elijah Stapp’s Gravesite–Jackson County

  1. 6thgeneration

    March 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hi Anthony!… Thank you so much for sharing all the detail!

    I think my sister may have visited the grave following the 175th celebration last weekend. I’m hoping to hear from her soon.

  2. Co-Traveler

    July 23, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Hi Anthony!… Strangely, 100% unplanned, I find myself in Edna, TX, this evening. I’m looking forward to using your very detailed directions to find our ancestor’s gravesite either here in a little bit or in the morning. Super cool!!… I met with an Oliver Hardin Stapp descendant (92-year-old great granddaughter) in Pearsall, Texas, this a.m. Very amazing to have these connections with distant cousins!

  3. Travis Stukes

    December 22, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Hi Anthony! Thank you for the very detailed infomation! I plan to visit my 4x Great Grandfather’s gravesite in the near future with your informative directions. My 3x Great Grandfather Nathaniel Marion Stukes married his daugther Rebecca Margaret Stapp.

  4. Bill Glass

    February 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm


    Thank you very much for the pictures and the directions. I am going to try and make it out there this summer to see it.

    Bill Glass

  5. Michael Chambers

    May 14, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hello Anthony
    Thanks so much for putting this out here. Not sure where this puts me but I do know I will be visiting this site soon. My father is C.E. Chambers out of Brenham.


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