Judd Cemetery


This small family cemetery has eight markers and some small crosses on unmarked graves. The oldest marker is for Ziltha Hinsley Mims, who died 22 January 1858. To get to the cemetery go west from Sublime on 90A and cross the Navidad River. Take the first road to the left, CR 132, and the cemetery is on the left about a mile.

Though the cemetery is very old, there are two recent burials. The latest was Eva. L. Whitley in 1999. A memorial marker was placed fairly recently with the inscription, "William Mims, Zilpha Hinsley Mims, "GTT" 1841, (On the Headwaters of the Lavaca and the Navidad, Boethel, 1967, pp. 30-40), JB, WO, SIP".v

When Tise surveyed the cemetery in 1980 there were small crosses on fourteen otherwise unmarked graves. Johnnie Boysen of Cuero provided information to Tise on ten people buried in unmarked graves for inclusion in his sixth volume of Lavaca County, Texas Cemetery Records. While at the time Carolyn Grace Mims, 1820-1849, wife of Henry Mims, was believed buried in the Judd Cemetery, it is now known that she had moved away to Mobile, Alabama and was buried in that vicinity. More information can be found in the second printing, copyrighted 2003, of William M. Mims, Texas Ranger and his Clan by Shirley Insall Pieratt and Johnnie L. Boysen

The cemetery was photographed in January 2009 by June Draper.

Known Burials

Davidson, Mahala Mims
25 Nov 1822
1860 or 1862?
Unmarked grave; born in Alabama
Judd, Francis M.
5 Jul 1863
9 Jan 1884
"Aged 20 y's. 6 m's. 4 d's."
Judd, Henry K.
20 Mar 1821
20 Feb 1889
"Born in Milton Mobra, England"; "Aged 68 yrs. 11 mos."
Judd, Henry R.
8 Mar 1878
"Son of H. R. and Ella Judd"; "Aged 3 Days"
Judd, Joseph R.
28 May 1880
"Son of H. R. and Ella Judd"; "Aged 3 Mo's. & 5 D's."
Judd, Lucy Jane
4 Apr 1869
10 Mar 1957
"Gone, but not forgotten"
Judd, Margaret Jane Mims
22 Apr 1828
19 Feb 1918
Unmarked grave beside her husband, Henry K. Judd
Mims, D. C.
Unmarked grave; son of Henry and Caroline Grace Mims; born in Alabama; possibly named David Cullen
Mims, Elizabeth
Unmarked grave; daughter of Henry and Caroline Grace Mims; born in Alabama
Mims, Henry
Unmarked grave; born in North Carolina
Mims, Sarah (Louisica)
15 Feb 1840
Unmarked grave; daughter of Henry and Caroline Grace Mims; born in Alabama
Mims, Zilpha Hinsley
22 Oct 1800
22 Jan 1858
Wife of William M. Mims; born in North Carolina; marker broken in half
Unknown Mexican boy
Unmarked grave
Warburton, John
Funeral home marker only
Unmarked; unknown first name and dates
Whitley, Charles R. (Buddy)
30 Apr 1914
22 Mar 1979
Whitley, Eva L.
4 Oct 1916
2 Jul 1999
"Mama"; wife of Charles R. Whitley; "Married Apr. 6, 1936"
Henry K. Judd
Francis M. Judd
Joseph R. Judd
Henry R. Judd
Lucy Jane Judd
Charles R. and Eva L. Whitley
Zilpha Hinsley Mims
John Warburton
Mims Memorial

Please contact the Lavaca County TXGenWeb coordinator if you can provide information about any of the unmarked graves.