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Wernell Cemetery - Tombstone

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John Ware King:
June 6, 2003

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William W. Wernell
William W. Wernell
William W. Wernell Grave Site
William W. Wernell Grave Site
Wernell Cemetery

This cemetery is located in the southeast part of Cooke County, Texas
and is to the east of Clark Road less than a mile east of the town of
Burns City. It is located on the old James L. Clark Farm. It is on
leased land and is only accessible with the leaser's consent.
There is only one grave at this location. William W. Wernell was hung
in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas by the 'Citizens Court'. A total of
42 men were executed in what was to become known as 'The Great Hanging'.
The men who brought Wernell's body home buried him with his head to
the North saying that is where he wanted to go. The marker which was
later placed on his grave gives the wrong date as he was hung on
Sunday, October 12th or Monday, Oct 13th, 1862.

Latest Survey: John Ware King 31 May 2003

Submitted By John Ware King

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