On Saturday, May 5, at 10am, the Jane Wells Woods Chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (Burnet County) will host a double medallion placement ceremony at the Comanche Creek Cemetery near the Blanco-Llano county line. The medallions will be in honor of San Jacinto veteran Rev. Arter Crownover and wife Levinia Castleman Crownover, daughter of Sylvanus Castleman.
Both the Castleman and Crownover families were among Austin’s Old Three Hundred. They are the ancestors of Nona Moore Hoyer, President of the JWW Chapter; Krissy Moore Sralla, Vice President of the JWW Chapter; and Bodine Moore Johnson, Registrar of The Presidents of Texas Chapter, Odessa.
Plans are to meet at 9:45am at the Arter Crownover home, which he built in 1854, and is now home to his descendants Robert and Barbara Crownover. From there, the group will carpool to the cemetery, which is located three miles away in the middle of a ranch still owned by Crownover descendants. After the ceremony, the group will return to the Crownover home, which Robert and Barbara have graciously opened for the group to tour. The home is quite amazing and you won’t be disappointed.
Directions to the Crownover home: From Round Mountain, take FM 962 West for approximately 10 miles, turn left at FM 3374. After about four miles, near Walnut Creek Methodist Church, continue until you come to the Crownover home on the right, which will be marked with balloons. Parking is in the area approaching the home.