Caudle Cemetery Project & Reunion News
15 Years!
Caudle Cemetery - gate on left

Fifteen Years!

Yep, 15 years that this website has been online. But, after consideration of the technology now coming on, it may be time to quit. I plan to leave the site here as long as it does not need to be maintained.  You can still enjoy what's here now, but it is doubtful that I will add more.

Reunion News: For a report on the Mt. Vernon 2011 reunion, click here.

The Caudle Family Heritage Cookbook put together by Donna and Dan Caudle of was a great success.  The cookbook included 210 recipes, 72 pictures, and several interesting stories and extras that were submitted in the names of 69 family members representing several generations from the mid 1800’s up to the present. The cookbook publication was sold out with proceeds going to the Caudle Cemetery Fund. Click here for more information about this project.


This site is provided for descendants of the James Caudle family who moved to the Republic of Texas in 1841 and other families who have members buried in the Caudle Cemetery in Erath County, Texas. These families include Atkins, Caudle, Clayton, Denton, Follis, Harman, Houk, Junell, Langston, Lawson, Petty and Warren known to have kin buried there. I hope descendants will help support the Caudle Cemetery Project, as keeping the cemetery in good shape will require at least an annual effort. The project started officially in 1997 and completed its first official milestone Saturday, October 20, 2001. At that time a group of more than 100 attended the dedication of the Texas Historical Commission marker just inside the gate to the cemetery.

Click here for directions to the Cemetery.  Don't forget to check out What's new and what's not ---- Bill Caudle

Other News ...

Jeneanne Austin, 2nd great-granddaughter of James Robert and Tennessee Petty Caudle, has provided some photos handed down from that family. The Dec 1894 picture of my grandaunt Fannie Caudle with John Nichols below is one of those. More of those photos can be seen on Jeneanne's photo site.

Fannie Caudle & John NIchols

Jean Tanner Munoz says that many have shown interest in the Texas First Families certificate. These are still being issued. Click on the link above or below to obtain information. Mae and Jean have offered their help to anyone wanting to file.

The photo below of my great-grandfather Joseph Harrison Caudle was taken about 1901. His first wife Celia Jane Petty is buried in the old Caudle Cemetery. The photo was given to me by Joseph T. Richardson, a researcher of  Mary Frances Dutton. She was J. H. Caudle's second wife. The photo is on his genealogy website along with research of that family.

Joseph H. Caudle, abt 1901

The pastel drawing below is of my great grandfather's brother Marcus Newton Caudle and his wife Amanda Gillentine. It was almost lost to the world. On the back, the 12" x 18" drawing is dated 1867. The original is in bad condition. This image is the result of my digital photo and restoration.

Amanda Gillentine & Marcus Newton Caudle
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Reunion reports

2011 Caudle Reunion Report
2010 Caudle Reunion Report
2009 Caudle Reunion Report
Group Photo 2007 Dublin Reunion
Caudle Reunion 2007 Report
Caudle Reunion October 15, 2005

May 14, 2005 Work Day
2005 Group Photo

2004 Reunion Report
2004 Group Photo
2002 Cemetery Cleanup
2001 Cemetery Dedication
1997 Reunion

1907 James R. Caudle Family Reunion

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2005 Visit to Caudle Cemetery (slide show)

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