Watson Cemetery

Burnet County, Texas

Source: Surveyed and Transcribed by Laurie J. Mullen, < LJMUL3@AOL.COM> November 2000

LOCATION: Approximately 14 miles SE of Lampassas at the intersection of US 183 and FM 963

I have placed the surnames in alphabetical order to make it easier for the researcher. I can not guarantee that the individuals who fall under a particular surname belong to the same "clan".


WATSON CEMETERY

(Orginated 1939)

"James Campbell Watson's home place was along US Highway 183 in Burnet County, near the Chapel Hill Methodist Church. Before he died in 1939, he asked his son, James Edward Watson, to build a cemetery. James Campbell "J. C." donated an acre of land along the US Highway 183 near the Chapel Hill Methodist Church for the Watson Cemetery. He wanted a place along the highway so "he could hear the cars go by" and a place where water drained away. Also, he wanted a burial place for the people in the community.

James Edward "Ed" Watson started on the cemetery in 1939, building the masonry work at the entrance, hauling rocks from Florence, Texas. He also built his father's and mother's monument. Some years later and as the cemetery grew, the Watson Cemetery Association had its inception on April 12, 1973. At that time Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Castleberry donated a second acre of land to enlarge the cemetery. Mr. Dan Taylor surveyed the cemetery and Mr. Jerry Goodson drew up the plots. Several men donated their time to mark the lots in the cemetery.

A draft of the by-laws and regulations governing the Watson Cemetery Association was submitted and approved on November 6, 1975 - the board of trustees consisted of Tom McCormick, John Earnest, Mrs. Leslie McCoy, Jack Montgomery, J. C. Williams, and Howard Gilmore. Members continued to work the cemetery until 1982 when their goal was reached for a perpetual care cemetery. The community and members take pride in this cemetery.

MEMORIAL TO

JOHN EARNEST - ANNIE MAE McCOY - TOM McCORMICK - HOWARD GILMORE


BANKS

Fran b. May 27, 1901 d. Mar 29, 1954

Myrtle b. Jan 10, 1889 d. Dec 24, 1983

 

Mary Elizabeth Banks Aug 6, 1954 "Sleep on thy babe God knew best"

 

BINNION

John H. 1885 - 1940

Minnie A. 1890 - 1972

 

BLACK

William Dewey 1898 - 1987

Alma Mae 1905 - 1996

 

CASTLEBERRY

John M. Castleberry b. May 11, 1892 d. Jun 11, 1963

 

Sherman C. Castleberry Texas A3C US Air Force Korea

Apr 9, 1930 Dec 29, 1970 (two stones)

 

Sherman b. Oct 30, 1908 d. Dec 23, 1992

Mary Jewell b. Jun 14, 1912 d. Sep 8, 1996

 

Corbett C. 1900 - 1978

Ruby A. 1899 - 1984

 

COX

Flora B. b. Oct 16, 1889 d. "MAP" 28, 1969

Thomas F. Cox Texas Cook Co. D 23 Engineers World War I

Sep 18, 1887 Dec 20, 1958

 

Leslie W. b. May 23, 1898 d. Aug 13, 1977

Lillian P. b. Apr 15, 1905 d. Oct 10, 1996

 

 

DAVIS

John William b. Jan 27, 1881 d. Mar 14, 1935

Myrtle Eldora b. Jul 21, 1880 d. Jun 18, 1967

Hezekiah b. Feb 2, 1858 d. Dec 16, 1939

Martha Ann b. Nov 25, 1857 d. Nov 30, 1942

 

Ethel M. Davis b. Sep 15, 1901 d. Oct 2, 1902

 

 

EARNEST

John Clark b. Oct 19, 1909 d. May 3, 1986

Elva Doris b. Sep 17, 1920 d. May 6, 1995

(Fire fighter's symbol)

 

ELLIOTT

Weldon W. Elliott Jr. Texas A1C 2585 Airbase SQ AF Korea

April 6, 1931 Jan 16, 1959

 

Infant born Jul 22, 1901 Died Jul 22, 1901

 

Sarah C. b. Jan 23, 1885 d. Apr 29, 1970

Weldon W. b. Jun 27, 1876 d. Jan 2, 1938

 

Letha b. Feb 18, 1919 d. Jan 30, 1975

Burley Emeral Elliott BKR3 US Navy World War II

Aug 28, 1911 Dec 28, 1987 (two stones)

 

FINCHUM

"Father" Henry W. 1878 - 1948

"Mother" Lillie P. 1878 - 1968

 

GILMORE

Steven Douglas Gilmore b. Feb 19, 1944 d. Feb 28, 1983

 

JONES

Steve W. 1880 - 1959

Loula C. 1880 - 1949 Rev. 14-13

 

"MA" Eva Arline b. Sep 30, 1923 d. Nov 6, 1986

"PA" Elbert N. Jones PFC US Marine Corps World War II

Sep 6, 1914 Dec 21, 1991 (two stones)

 

JUBY

John Henry Jr. b. Oct 10, 1886 d. Jul 14, 1969

Maude Stock b. Feb 16, 1892 d. Sep 8, 1972

 

Jim b. Jun 1, 1890 d. Apr 13, 1962

Daisy b. Nov 7, 1899 d. Jan 8, 1990

 

KIRKPATRICK

Michael Ray Kirkpatrick b. Oct 5, 1943 d. Oct 5, 1943

 

Alva S. Kirkpatrick PVT US Army World War I 1895 - 1978 (two stones)

 

Gladys Laverne Kirkpatrick b. Dec 14, 1900 d. May 3, 1990

 

John Robert b. Jan 6, 1893 d. Jan 4, 1976

Dora Wallace b. Jun 1, 1896 d. Feb 23, 1995

(marriage date on stone)

 

LESTER

Billie Ann Lester 1933 - 1998 (metal marker)

 

McCOY

Leslie T. b. Sep 3, 1902 d. Sep 11, 1976

Annie Mae b. Jul 9, 1905 d. Nov 9, 1990

 

MONTGOMERY

Lucious Byron b. Sep 25, 1891 d. May 2, 1965

Grace Joyce b. Sep 13, 1895 d. Jun 16, 1965

 

MORGAN

John Wesley b. Jul 24, 1887 d. Jan 13, 1976

Mollie Janet b. Jan 4, 1885 d. Mar 18, 1969

 

C. M. Morgan b. Dec 6, 1857 d. Dec 10, 1943

Sarah M. Morgan b. Dec 25, 1858 d. Jan 18, 1935

 

Infant Judy Ann Morgan Sep 20, 1943

 

Jessie Watson Morgan 1893 - 1966 (buried in Watson family area)

 

NALL

Ashley L. Nall 1995 - 1995 (metal marker and a wooden cross)

 

NETTLESHIP

Tom b. Nov 4, 1887 d. Mar 2, 1970

Agnes b. May 8, 1897 d. Oct 4, 1981

 

Gary D. b. Nov 28, 1952 d. Jun 10, 1961

Tomas E. Nettleship PFC Co. B 387 Infantry World War II

Jan 9, 1926 Jun 10, 1961 (two stones)

 

Resa b. Oct 28, 1901 d. Sep 30, 1989

Mack Nettleship Texas PVT Utilities DIV QMC World War I

Apr 29, 1889 Oct 31, 1964 (two stones)

 

Hubbard E. b. May 9, 1891 d. Oct 2, 1957

Lula E. b. Nov 26, 1897 d. Jan 21, 1982

 

NEELY

Leona Neel y b. Aug 18, 1873 d. Dec 10, 1956

Dau. of James & Ellennor Neely

 

"Brother" J. W. Neely b. Aug 18, 1864 d. Apr 3, 1947

 

SADLER

Gertrude Sadler 1892 - 1982

 

SCARBROUGH

Orland Lees Scarbrough US Navy Oct 6, 1933 Oct 6, 1986

 

SEITER

William H. Seiter 1956 - 1972

 

SHELTON

"Mother" Susie Regina b. Aug 4, 1891 d. Sep 6, 1967

"Son" Floyd P. (Whimp) b. Dec 20, 1914 d. Jan 5, 1972

 

Walker Banks Shelton b. Dec 28, 1917 d. Apr 4, 1983

 

SHROYER

James Darrell b. Feb 8 - Dec 16, 1941

 

Houston Lou b. Sep 19, 1892 d. Feb 4, 1987

Nora Angeline (Harris) b. Aug 17, 1903 d. Nov 4, 1990

(marriage date on stone)

 

SMEDLEY

"Daddy" J. K. Smedley b. Mar 15, 1894 d. Mar 3, 1959

 

SMITH

"Vogel" Thelma F. b. Nov 20, 1917 d. Jul 21, 1998

Jodie M. Smith Texas SGT BTRY A 37 Field ARTY BN

Mar 21, 1907 Sep 22, 1958 (two stones - Masonic symbol)

 

Robert Edward Smith Aug 25 - Aug 26, 1955

 

James Richard b. Aug 10, 1879 d. Apr 30, 1957

Emma Jane b. Jul 28, 1881 d. Mar 23, 1975

 

SPIVEY

Lewis Randle b. Oct 31, 1907 d. Feb 8, 1998

Annie Mearle (Faught) b. Oct 16, 1915 d. May 23, 1991

(marriage date on stone)

 

Glen A. Spivey 1935 - 1991 (metal marker)

 

STOCK

Juan H. Stock b. Jun 30, 1898 d. Mar 14, 1964

 

SULLIVAN

Louis G. Sullivan SGT US Army World War II

Jun 11, 1921 Aug 31, 1983

 

THOMPSON

Cora Ellen Black b. Sep 7, 1934 d. Aug 11, 1988

 

WADKINS

A. W. Wadkins Jr. June 25, 1946 "Our little one"

 

WATSON

***All buried in family area near the gate****

 

Our baby William Edwin Watson 1942

 

Clayton Watson b. Dec 2, 1914 d. Sep 19, 1969

 

Sarah F. b. Sep 18, 1893 d. Mar 19, 1976

Marcus P. b. Mar 26, 1887 d. Jul 6, 1976

 

Mildred Mae Watson b. Nov 2, 1908 d. Dec 3, 1990

 

J. Ed b. Aug 12, 1880 d. Jul 25, 1980

Verlie b. May 28, 1887 d. Apr 9, 1982

 

Joel Watson 1883 - 1893

 

J. C. W. b. Mar 25, 1856 d. Sep 11, 1939

 

M. E. W. b. Aug 21, 1860 d. Apr 26, 1949

 

Henry Watson 1878 - 1880

 

Bob Watson (Robert David) b. Apr 13, 1948 d. Jun 21, 1992

**not buried in family area**

 

WILLIAMS

Jack V. b. Jan 13, 1889 d. Sep 25, 1970

Annie Lizzie b. Nov 7, 1892 d. Jul 30, 1969

 

WINGREN

"Nellie" Louise Wingren b. Feb 3, 1900 d. Oct 12, 1972

 

E. Magnus 1869 - 1941

Annie M. 1871 - 1943

 

WITCHER

J. A. (Jim) 1872 - 1961

 

Lorena V. 1901 - 1990

 

 

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