Bartlett cemetery marks grave of former slave and wet nurse

Lichens have eaten into the grave marker of Ead White (1830-1910) in the Stockton Cemetery near Bartlett, but her epitaph can still be read: “Colored. Slave. Nurse.”

Lichens are gradually dissolving the pitted marble four-foot-tall column marking the grave of Ead White (1830-1910).

She lays in repose in the Stockton Cemetery, a well-kept cemetery four miles west of Bartlett in Bell County, near the Williamson County line. Next to her are a sprawling pecan tree and headstones of other Stockton family members.

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