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Thomas and Verlinda Gooch headstone, Bluffton Cemetery, Llano County, Texas

Thomas and Verlinda Jennings Gooch are buried in “new” Bluffton Cemetery, Llano County, Texas.  Thomas died 2 Mar 1885 and Verlinda died 5 Nov 1898.

394 graves from the original Bluffton Cemetery were moved in the mid-1930s because a dam was being constructed on the Colorado River (no, not that Colorado River) and the area would soon be under water.  Buchanan Dam was completed in 1937 using funds from the New Deal.

These are photos Thomas and Verlinda Gooch’s headstone, and the military marker for Thomas, as they were posted on by Kim Runkel.  Thomas was a Mexican War veteran and I will be posting his pension file soon.

Link to Find a Grave post:


I am an Accredited Genealogist® professional living in California. I have been researching and teaching since 1988.

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