CHARCO — Josefa de Cervanete lived from 1865 to 1947. On Monday, her headstone lay sideways, face up to the blue Goliad County sky.

Around her grave at the Stockton Cemetery are others for area families — some with marked graves, some unmarked and some whose headstones have been knocked over in recent months during construction surrounding the cemetery. Descendants of those buried there are concerned about not only damage to grave sites, but also the potential for erosion into the San Antonio River and disturbance by wild hogs.

A family says a landowner in Goliad County has damaged a historic cemetery. The landowner disagrees.

Stockton Cemetery in Goliad County

View of damaged headstones near the edge of Stockton Cemetery. The cemetery is surrounded by private land and sits just south of the San Antonio River.

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Geoff Sloan reports on business and breaking news in the Crossroads region. He received his Bachelor's in international relations with minors in journalism and French from Texas State University. Reach him at gsloan@vicad.com or @GeoffroSloan on Twitter.

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Geoff Sloan reports on business and breaking news in the Crossroads region. He received his Bachelor's in international relations with minors in journalism and French from Texas State University. Reach him at gsloan@vicad.com or @GeoffroSloan on Twitter.

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