Marker Details

Ellender, Joseph William

2850 Ferry Road

Cedar Bayou , 77522

Cedar Bayou Masonic Cemetery is part of larger cemetery that runs along Ferry Road leading up to Cedar Bayou Mason Lodge
Directions: From Hwy 146 eastbound, right on N. Alexander, one block and then right on Ferry road, approx. 2 tenths mile to lodge on left; cemetery area behind Cedar Bayou Masonic Lodge building; road to the right of the lodge building, left at "Y", grave marker ground level near tree line on left of road about 5 rows back, near Garrett headstone

Key Time Period: 1866 - 1876 Reconstruction

Corretions/New Research:

Marker Text: (May 25, 1840 - February 24, 1917)

British seaman Joseph William Ellender was shipwrecked off the coast of Iceland in 1866 and rescued by a schooner bound for Galveston. He settled in Cedar Bayou and married Nancy Lavenia Prather in 1868. They had ten children. A Master Mason, Ellender served as worshipful master of Cedar Bayou Lodge three times. He organized the Cedar Bayou chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star in 1884 and was Worthy Grand Patron of Texas in 1889.

Recorded - 1985
Marker Type: Grave Marker with Plaque
Historical Org: Texas Historical Commission (THC)

Key Map Information: 502 P

GPS Coordinates: 29 45.047, 94 55.852

Precinct No: 2

Marker No: 10656