On private property in Brenham, Washington County, Texas is an unmarked cemetery. At one time, "most of the people who have lived in the area for many years" indicated the only identifiable grave in the cemetery was that of Col. Samuel D. Lauderdale. Col. Lauderdale and his wife Sarah Hawkins were the parents of Edna Caroline Lauderdale.
Edna married Lucullus Garland Lincecum about 1853 in Washington County, Texas. The couple had at least five children, including a girl named Ida. She was born about 1861, but was gone by the 1870 census.
Research conducted by members of the Washington County Genealogical Society of Brenham, Texas, suggests Ida could have been laid to rest in the Lauderdale Family Cemetery. But little girl Ida hopefully would not have lain there alone. It's possible her mother and grandfather rest nearby.
For a more thorough report of the Samuel Lauderdale family and a listing of other possible burials in the cemetery, visit the Washington County Genealogical Society at bluebonnetgenealogy.org.
*Image credit: "Texas Bluebonnets and an Aggie Bluebonnet" by Sarah Richter (2007) via flickr.