Chambers County Historical Commission


Icet Cemetery Re-enactment

June 25, 2006

Amid gentle breezes and waving hand-held fans, about thirty visitors enjoyed the re-enactment of the lives of early pioneers of the west side of Chambers County. Ms Pat Dyer, CCHC member ,and her relative, Jay Icet, decendants of William Icet and wife Mary, presented the lives of those early settlers.

Mary Icet (Pat) and William (Jay) explained to the crowd where their lives began, their migration to Texas, their children and businesses they built. William was an accomplished boat builder, supplying hand crafted boats up to 65 feet in length to other early pioneers. Boats were the primary mode of transportation back in the 1800's.

Mary and William spoke of good times and bad in their lifetimes, and William spoke of his service in the Confederate Navy during the Civil War, and Mary explained the hard work wives of that period endured.

Both Willian Icet and his wife, Mary, are buried in the Icet Cemetery, which was established around 1869.

Article by CCHC Chair Bob Wheat and Photos by Stephanie Rowland

  The Baytown Sun Photo and Article

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