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Jones Cemetery - Utopia



This cemetery list was made abt 1971, Volunteer needed to rewalk/ update/
and photograph this cemetery.
This list was compiled about 1971, permission given in 2002
I received a copy for upload also, which many thanks, from Lois Smith

BANDERA COUNTY
CEMETERY RECORDS
Compiled by
Mrs. Howard Denson, Mrs. Billy Burnes and
Mrs. Howard Graves.
for the
Bandera County Historical Survey Committee
A. B. Lewis, County Chairman
Bandera, Texas.


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BRIEF HISTORY OF JONES CEMETERY.
by
Annalee Wentworth Burns.
 

Sometime in the 1860's or early 1870's, Reverend Irving Jones and his family moved in to the Sabinal Canyon from Atascosa, Texas. He was an ordained Elder in the Methodist church South. Reverend Jones bought a place about three miles above Utopia, between Anglin Creek and the Sabinal River; where the Sam Harper family had lived before moving further up the West Prong of the river. 

Family members relate that Reverend Jones and his wife sat many times in the late evenings on the front gallery of their home and looked across the pastures toward some stately live oaks. They spoke of their desire to be buried under the trees. Mrs. Jones passed away in 1886, and her husband did not forget her wishes. She was buried beneath the oaks. 

Reverend Jones did not wish to be selfish and so decided to share this peaceful plot with others who wished to bury their dead there. He had already, in 1879, deeded land to the Utopia Methodist Church for a building site. After his wife's burial , He deeded two acres of land to the church as a burial place for their loved ones, and friends. Church Trustees at the time were; J. A. Anglin, I. H. King, R. A. Harper, W. B. Patterson (Frio Community) A. J. Barnett, J. C. Mitchell, J. D. Harper, and O. H. Gettee. 

Reverend Irving Jones died in 1903 and is buried under the oaks by his wife. 

Speaking of The Jones Cemetery, Here you will find the grave of Ben Highsmith, whose father served as a scout in the war of 1812, and who was sent out of the Alamo by Travis with a message for Fannin just before its fall. 

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JONES Cemetery, UTOPIA, TEXAS

Benjamin F. Highsmith born September 11, 1817, died November 20, 
    1905. Served in Army of Texas 1835 and 1836. Ranger under Captain John C. Hays. Was a member of Somerville Expidition in 1842. Born in Missouri. Has a State Marker. 
Elizabeth Turner Highsmith born March 22, 1836, died October 7, 1900. Wife of B. F. Highsmith, also born in Missouri. 
R. E. Highsmith born September 5, 1872, died May 14, 1892. 
Minnie Davis born June 1, 1880, died June 23, 1900. 
M. V. Davis born May 22, 1866, died April 13, 1909. 
Dr. Isaac Newton Campbell born 1869, died 1937. 
Walter Lewis Ames born November 3, 1869, died September 30, 1940. 
John A. Hughes born November 26, 1840, died February 26, 1889. Mason. 
May Hughes born July 24, 1887, died March 14, 1889. 
J. L. Davis born April 15, 1823, died May 30, 1903. 
Mary M. Davis born November 17, 1824, died March 3, 1900. 
M. P. Pruitt born May 30, 1882, died October 10, 1907. W.O.W. 
Mary Kate Pruitt born February 8, 1854, died February 18, 1899. 
Levica Henrietta Harris born December 17, 1819, died February 9, 1906. 
W. A. Bill Boyce born 1882, died 1958. 
Milton Carroll Boyce born 1847, died 1930. 
Mary Ann Boyce born 1854, died 1940. 
Leslie C. Boyce born May 17, 1886, died April 2, 1924. American Legion Marker. 
Orceneth Asbury Fisher born July 4, 1831, died December 27, 1884. 
Mary Susan Fisher born January 1, 1848, died June 17, 1912. 
Chester Newell Fisher born October 19, 1898, died April 8, 1917. 
Leslie Daniel Bounds born 1899, died 1918. American Legion marker. 
John Thomas Bounds born August 13, 1883, died August 1, 1952. 
Matybee Patton Bounds born August 19, 1889, died April 16, 1963. 
L. D. Bownds born 1857, died 1932. 
Sarah L. Sims Bownds born 1868, died 1916. 
Henry Emil Schemmel fennig born January 23, 1874, died Feb 10, 1966.
 
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James Edison White born November 21, 1886, died December 17, 1909. 
J. M. Price born April 28, 1838, died September 20, 1900. 
W. A. Bill Wallis born May 20, 1874, died September 23, 1950. 
Ida Lee Wallis born March 25, 1892, died March 22, 1916. 
Willie S. Holmes born April 12, 1870, died September 27, 1902. 
Mary Maudie Holmes born September 30, 1876, died May 16, 1907. 
S. M. Holmes born August 14, 1832, died December 18, 1890. 
J. F. Robinson born April 16, 1857, died April 21, 1932. 
John Keese. 
Clyde J. Pink born 1894, died 1963. 
John H. Whitaker born 1866, died 1926. 
Joe R. Patton born April 19, 1879, died September 6, 1926. 
W. W. Barnes born April 24, 1855, died November 12, 1930. 
Bill Barnes born January 13, 1859, died January 27, 1926. 
Willie W. Barnes born August 30, 1854, died October 12, 1914. 
Charles Shadrock Jones born September 1, 1855, died December 24, 1926. 
Mary Minerva Jones born February 21, 1861, died September 22, 1939. 
Thomas Ira Jones born August 19, 1888, died October 26, 1923. 
Charles Hunter Jones born April 30, 1918, died May 22, 1936. 
Maizelle Clark Jones born August 17, 1902, died April 12, 1926. 
Thomas E. Jones born March 6, 1862, died January 16, 1931. 
Alice J. Jones born May 10, 1867, died January 13, 1896. 
Ed. Sims died 1907. 
James Calvin Mitchell born June 23, 1851, died September 19, 1914. 
Sarah Margaret Mitchell born September 16, 1853, died January 3, 1935. 
Henry Taylor born 1841, died 1931. 
Margaret Taylor born 1849, died 1891. 
Henry A. Baumer born November 1, 1895, died September 3, 1918. W.O.W. American Legion Marker. 
R. H. Hatcher born August 10, 1879, died January 24, 1955. 
Dollie Webb Hatcher born April 21, 1893, died August 11, 1944. 

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Walter P. Green born October 14, 1871, died September 20, 1957. 
Anna E. Green born August 27, 1872, died April 21, 1914. 
Dr. James N. Luce born September 3, 1848, died June 3, 1910. W.O.W. 
Pattie S. Luce born August 16, 1850, died July 31, 1909. Eastern Star. 
B. W. Jones born February 5, 1841, died November 5, 1891. 
Clarence E. Coleman born March 20, 1881, died May 29, 1903, Son of A. W. and S. J. Coleman. 
H. T. Kennedy born October 7, 1846, died November 8, 1942. Mason. Confederate States Army. 
Kate D. Kennedy born April 18, 1856, died April 23, 1856. 
George Andrew Barker born July 21, 1847, died March 9, 1922. 
Florence McCay Barker born June 22, 1850, died January 18, 1918. 
Lemuel H. Gentry born December 12, 1851, died January 5, 1927. 
Dr. C. H. Downelly born June 20, 1830, died October 6, 1895. 
Fred Smith born March 28, 1856, died November 10, 1917. 
Mary Anna Smith born January 23, 1860, died April 6, 1932. 
Alexander Maltsberger born March 25, 1832, died August 16, 1916. Kansas, Pvt. Co. M16. Regt. Kansas, Cav. Cival War. 
Rev. Irvin Jones born November 29, 1825, died September 20, 1903. Mason. Born Pulaski, Tennessee. 
Elizabeth E. Jones born September 6, 1822, died April 24, 1886. 
William Wesley Chism born July 19, 1871, died May 27, 1942. 
Anna Margaret Chism born July 10, 1875, died July 20, 1964.  Second wife of William Wesley Chism. 
Cora Chism born July 15, 1877, died March 24, 1897. first wife. 
William M. Forbes born October 20, 1861, died February 19, 1915. 
William Lee Prichard born October 15, 1879, died September 23, 1946. 
Joseph Franklin Prichard born August 13, 1853, died March 2, 1919. 
Priscilla Pet Prichard born February 3, 1856, died July 24, 1922. 
Allon Grantham Lankford born November 14, 1883, died August 28, 1955. 

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Henry Wooten White born August 27, 1852, died June 17, 1957. Mason. 
Martha Ann White born October 9, 1884, died March 9, 1961. 
Charles E. Danner born June 8, 1886, died October 29, 1943. 
Ira Harper born April 2, 1884, died August 26, 1912. 
Alma May Harper born March 2, 1879, died September 3, 1900. 
Charles William Harper born December 23, 1865, died July 30, 1940. 
Essie B. Harper born October 8, 1871, died April 25, 1933. 
Samuel D. Harper born October 27, 1824, died June 20, 1899. 
Amanda G. Jones Harper born January 20, 1832, died October 4, 1920. 
Sammie W. Harper born 1881, died 1911. 
George Sam Harper born February 14, 1873, died October 6, 1962. 
Elizabeth W. Harper born February 17, 1875, died December 9, 1963. 
James Daniel Harper born March 3, 1830, died September 5, 1907. 
Alice Harper born June 12, 1847, died December 21, 1902. 
John J. Harper born 1872, died 1957. 
Allie Harper born 1884, died 1939. 
Millie Harper born 1884, died 1943. 
Bob Harper born 1874, died 1950. 
Idell Harper Kelly born April 15, 1886, died September 27, 1957. 
J. J. Simpson born January 8, 1825, died December 1, 1879. 
Robert Watson born January 23, 1824, died July 2, 1901. 
S. G. Washam born January 29, 1862, died March 28, 1896. 
Wesley Schaefer born October 25, 1932, died September 7, 1956. 
Jessie L. Gazaway born July 2, 1858, died August 28, 1918. 
Julia Ann Gazaway born January 14, 1862, died July 4, 1959. 
Schimmelpfenning born 1840, died 1929. 
Elsie Bremer born 1832, died 1915. 
A. W. Coleman born 1858, died 1926. 
James T. Haile born November 8, 1848, died February 20, 1916. 
Frances R. Tomerlin born December 16, 1856, died May 18, 1929. 

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Burt W. Morgan born November 18, 1919, died April 10, 1945. Texas, Pvt. 303 Infantry 97 Infantry Division. W. W. 2. 
James F. Reaves born August 19, 1892, died November 25, 1962. Texas Private U. S. Army. World War 1. 
William Calvert born 1835, died 1927. Confedorate States Army. Texas Private Co. D2. Brig. Texas Militia. 
Lonnie R. Clayton born July 9, 1891, died May 30, 1960. Texas, Private Co. D, 47 Infantry. World War 1. 
Orville H. Clayton born June 25, 1914, died September 5, 1943. Tech. Sgt. Army Air Force. Texas. 
Wilson O'Bryant born August 30, 1844, died April 14, 1920. Texas, Private. Co. H. Texas Militia. Confederate States Army. 
Henry Virgie O'Bryant born August 17, 1887, died May 15, 1956. Texas, Sgt. Mtc. World War 1. 
James Edward O'Bryant born December 9, 1877, died July 6, 1933. Mason. 
Anna Narcesia O'Bryant born July 27, 1880, died November 11, 1949. Eastern Star. 
Leonerders Wilson born September 13, 1858, died July 24, 1937. 
Earl L. Wilson born February 7, 1885, died June 15, 1936. 
Phynnetty Wilson born August 10, 1861, died January 13, 1952. 
Clifton Bob Lewis born March 16, 1925, died January 21, 1931. California. Co. M 66. Infantry. World War 2. B. S. M. 
T. J. Youree born 1936, died 1970. 
Murtel Pasela born 1905, died 1971. 
Jeffery K. Walton born 1958, died 1970. 
Frank W. Jones born 1887, 
Gladys R. Jones born 1900, died 1966. 
Solon N. Hughes born April 28, 1882, died August 10, 1968. 
Aubrey Lyndon Chaney born October 5, 1918, died June 18, 1971. 
J. J. Guess born December 5, 1857, died February 11, 1919. 
Henry Taylor, born 1841, died 1931. Confederate States Army. Missouri, Co. F. 11 Regt. Mo. Infantry. 

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G. N. Wentworth born June 30, 1845, died September 18, 1917. 
Mary C. Wentworth born June 30, 1844, died March 22, 1925. 
T. Clayton Wentworth born January 2, 1885, died August 24, 1923 Mason. 
Robert Murray Wentworth born August 20, 1876, died December 27, 1942. 
Joseph Stark Buchanan born August 13, 1879, died January 14, 1965. 
M. Elizabeth White Buchanan born February 11, 1889, died October 5, 1950. 
Thomas Arthur White born July 21, 1878, died September 23, 1941. 
W. T. White born 1855, died 1926. 
Cyntha A. White born 1854, died 1936. 
Theodosia White Fletcher born June 27, 1880, died August 30, 1906. 
Austin W. White born October 4, 1885, died February 18, 1919. 
Charles J. Fletcher born August 9, 1885, died March 8, 1914. 
Isaac N. Fletcher born November 17, 1850, died January 12, 1931. 
Virginia L. Fletcher born April 1, 1853, died December 24, 1939. 
Bert Chism born 1873, died 1894. 
J. F. Chism born May 14, 1877, died October 21, 1892. 
Ella Chism born 1880, died 1894. 
Elgin G. Chism born 1867, died 1931. 
Anne E. Chism born 1874, died 1957. 
F. C. Chism born 1844, died 1921. Mother. 
D. W. Chism born 1845, died 1906. Father. 
Charles J. Chism born 1878, died 1914. 
Mark D. Coleman born March 19, 1888, died May 19, 1908. 
Mark A. Coleman born 1814, died 1908. 
Robert E. Reynolds died July 2, ?, 89 years, 4 months of age. 
Miss Drommie Reynolds died January 16, 1926. 
Miss Lucy Reynolds died May 6, 1908. 
Charles Reynolds died March 13, 1913. 
Robbie Rafford born November 20, 1901, died November 2, 1902. 
Mother Alice Lewis. 
Henry A. Dorow born October 8, 1876 Pipe Creek, died September 4, 1971. 

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Sam Upton Jones born December 30, 1897, died August 17, 1962. 
Jessie May Jones born September 14, 1902, 
Julia Clark McGavern born January 8, 1897, died March 18, 1942. 
Lila Felerton Garnett born October 13, 1897, died December 4, 1918 
Neal Walder Garnett born January 12, 1918, died May 7, 1919. 
John Louie Holder born December 11, 1897, died August 1, 1907. 
R. W. Marshall born October 2, 1840, died March 23, 1905. 
Baby Rodgers. 
Maximo Amaya born May 29, 1905, died September 6, 1928. 
Pablo Amaya born May 2, 1914, died 1917. 
Alejandro De Banda born January 14, 1907, died April 8, 1908. 
La Senora Antonio Garcia De Banda born June 10, 1882, died 57 anos 10 mesa and 5 dias. 
Enricle Rhode Sues Pasol Hijos. 
Elizabeth Prichard born January 30, 1883. 
Katherine G. Forbes born June 8, 1913, died November 22, 1914. 
Sarah Danner born 1890, died 1959. 
Flora Harper Costley born 1907, died 1959. 
Anna Bremer born 1840, died 1929. 
Mrs. L. M. Lewis born August 5, 1880, died February 11, 1957. 
Velma Lewis born 1905, died 1964. 
George Crawford McNair jr. stillborn July 21, 1951. 
Betty Ann McNair stillborn February 17, 1950. 
Henry Lewis born 1900, died 1954. 
Joe Nixon born April 17, 1903, died April 11, 1908. 
Ferdinand Heideman born March 11, 1866, died March 4, 1927. 
Ernea A. Fincke born January 24, 1936, died June 6, 1936. 
Mary Heideman born December 13, 1874, died March 21, 1959. 
Ernest Heideman born February 15, 1872, died August 26, 1934. 
Mary A. Davis born June 5, 1864, died October 27, 1918. 
Nathan B. O'Bryant born July 15, 1894, died October 7, 1918. 
Infant Daughter of Rev. and Mrs. B. C. Holloway born November 8, and died November 16, 1910. 
 

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