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Tuesday December 5th 2023
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Story Time with Sarah

The Family that Prays Together . . .

We have told Martha’s story before. We have told her family’s story, an actress has portrayed Martha and an actor has portrayed her son . .. this family buried in Crown Hill is large, entwining and interesting.

4 generations of Rawlins women.

It started with Martha and Mr. Bailey in Ohio. William Harrison Bailey and Martha had a son they named after his father. Mr. Bailey Sr. died in battle during the Civil War. Mr. Bailey Jr. was only 2 yrs old when he lost his father.

A year later Martha married Josiah in Illinois and they moved to Texas starting a family that produced 8 children. Of the children there were Veterans, farmers, housewives and proprietors. Their marriages went on to connect Pasadena families who now are mostly side by side in Crown Hill.

The families connected were the Hogge family, The Guinn’s, Crenshaw, Clay, Gamel, and Morris.

Including Martha, there are a total of 10 of the Rawlins family buried in Crown Hill. Interestingly, there are 4 generations of women buried together. (see photo)

Possibly the greatest connection was that of the First United Methodist Church. In 2010 a historical plaque was placed in front of the church listing the 7 charter members. All 7 are related by blood or marriage and 4 of those 7 charter members of First United Methodist Church are buried in Crown Hill.

Sarah White
Vice President
Crown Hill Cemetery Association

Thursday July 6th 2023
Thank You for your donations!
  • Yes sir! All the way out of Tennessee thank you so much for the $34 restoration donation Mark!!! 🍻
  • Yay! Closing out the week chalked full of love for the cemetery. Thank you so much for the $100 donation Erma! 💞
  • You are the best Nancy! Thank you so much for the $25 donation! ❤️🎉
  • CHCA is incredibly grateful for your generous headstone donation Karen ✨ $100 ❤️
  • Michelle, CHCA's heartfelt gratitude for your generous contribution of $100. 💗💗💗
  • Derrell 👉 your donation of $54 is greatly appreciated by all of us at CHCA! 🍻
  • Breaker 1-9 we just scored a $100 donation 👉 Thank you kindly Kathie! ❤️
  • Thank you Vernon! We appreciate you!!! $50 🍻
  • Thank you kindly for the $50 donation Chuck! 👍
  • Bianca we are grateful for your $300 generous donation! ❤️
  • Much appreciated for the restoration donation $100 Dolan and congrats on your new seat!
  • Yeah buddy! Thank you for the donation Thomas 👉 $250
  • Thank you for the 👉 $100 donation Norma! CHCA ❤️s you!
  • Thank you big time for your support Mike 😉 $100!!!
  • Thank you Cheryl 👉 You are the best $100!!!
  • Thank you so much Juan $10!!!
  • Thank you for your donation Mike you rock $200!!!
  • Your support for the historic Crown Hill Cemetery is going towards repairing badly damaged headstones. We appreciate you! ❤️
We are running a campaign asking for donations to rebuild headstones mainly in the Mexican Allotment. Some of the hand built ones, by brick, have fallen on hard times and it's currently out of our league to rebuild or repair them right. The cost to fix one (brick arch type) is at $2000. Once we hit the target amount we'll get it done then rinse and repeat. We're excited to get these fixed for future generations. Check out our restoration page to see some of the fallen.
Restoration Page
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