TXGenWeb Logo Camp County, Texas Texas Flag

Reeves Chapel (UMC) & Cemetery
(Camp County, Texas)
15/July/2002  

Directions: From Business {271}on the south side of Pittsburg, TX. Take Highway {556}west for 2 miles. Take county road {1519}west for 2 miles. Turn left onto the blacktop road {3326}, (A sign as one turns left has the church name and insignia).

These lands of about 1000 acres from left to right once belonged to Reeves and Bailey's. Drive about 3/10th's of a mile up the road and the church building and cemetery are on the right. This place known as Reeves Chapel-land was formally donated by Counce & Salina (Bailey) Reeves in the late 1860's and progressed to the lovely place it is today.

Entering the gate beside the church building and walking easterly to the front stones nearest the road is where we began, (Many rows very uneven). It appears that the earliest burial was in 1865, whereas the founders came as early as 1858 to this place. We hope we caught every stone but if not please forgive human error.

HART
J. Edward-1886-1950- Father
Sadie E.- 1886-1942-Mother

MINSHEW
Albert M.- 9/Jan/1880-5/Sep/1958
A. Vance- 11/May/1884-28/Jun/1962
Geraldine- 11/Dec/1911-26/May/1990

GRIFFITH
Martha C.- 20/May/1862- 9/Jun/1951
George Frank- 21/Aug/1854-2/Jan/1921
Ezra- (child) of G.F. & Martha (no dates)
Florie- (child) of G.F & Martha (no dates)
Willie Pascal-12/Jul/1922-1/Dec/1926
(Rest till the Resurrection Comes)

SMITH
Frank A.-11/Dec/1921
Mary Louise- 17/Nov/1928
Alice Irene North- 11/Jul/1913-24/Jun/1996

SMITH
John Robert- 5/Oct/1927-3/Aug/1999
Married June 6, 1957
Joy Ann- 13/Feb/1939-

SMITH
Buster- 6/Feb/1899-26/Mar/1993
Erna M.- 9/Jun/1903-14/Oct/1968-Mother

REAVES
John W.- 28/Jan/1877-11/Sep/1939
Bernice- 7/Sep/1884-10/Nov/1958
God gives us love, something to love, he lends us.
Infant daughter of Mr.& Mrs. J.W. Reeves
27/May/1919-21/Jun/1919

GIBBENS
Thy Will Be Done:
William T.- husband of Ada L. Gibbens
15/Nov/1858-25/Jan/1909.
It was hard to part with thee, but Christs strong arm
supported me.
Infant daughter of W.T. & Ada L.-b&d-25/Mar/1907
Francis B.- wife of W.T. Gibbins 14/Jul/1862-30/Dec/1901
Gone but not forgotten
Aubry Alton- son of J.S. & C.V. Gibbens-30/Jun/1907-20/May/1908

LANGDON
William D.- 14/Aug/1885-5/Oct/1905
Lead Kindly Light: B.E. Langdon  10/Feb/1861-9/Sep/1897
A loving husband, a Father dear, a faithful friend lies buried here.
Rachael- 27/Dec/1866-8/Apr/1929-Mother

CARTER
Fred- Son of W.F & Tensie- 24/May/1892-18/Aug/1895

HAYLES
Dock I. Haynes, Jr. b&d 1930 4 days old.
Arena A.- 1/Mar/1858-22/Nov/1911

SPRATT
John J.- 3/Mar/1870-6/May/1872
John James- 3/Sep/1837-28/Jan/1930
Co. G 10th TX CAV-CSA (dismantled)
Ada Y. (his wife) 10/Apr/1847-21/Jan/1924

PILGRIM
Harry Loyd-23/Apr/1950-10/Jan/1998
Together Forever-married April 16, 1994
W. Susie- 2/Dec/1947-
 
Other graves? 1st row ends.

2nd row

WINSETT
Twyla Lea- 31/Aug/1961-5/Jul/1962
Raymond-5/Mar/1927-7/Apr/1998

REEVES
Harris E.-27/Sep/1918-29/Apr/1952
Gone But Not Forgotten

KING
Emile (King) Sternberg-22/Jul/1909-30/May/2001
Jimmie Sternberg-9/Mar/1908-21/Nov/1991-husband of Emile.
Exa (King) Sternberg-1/Apr/1912-9/Mar/1941
Travis Lamar-31/May/1917-4/Jul/1976
Married 6/Sep/1940
Hortense- 9/Aug/1918-10/Nov/1996
Robert Thad-7/May/1882-15/Feb/1965-Daddy
Eva B. 5/Mar/1889-3/Jan/1976-Mother
Ralph F.- 25/Sep/1916-11/Jul/1979-Son

** Tree Splits rows**

LAWRENCE
J.D.-1884-1939-An honest mans the noblest work of God.
James E.- 12/Feb/1923-28/Sep/1970-God granted him serenity.
Linnet E.- 8/Sep/1888-19/Feb/1971- The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want.

BLOW
Sarah Steed- 18/May/1862-23/Jul/1931

COMER
Lula E. (Wynn)- 17/Jun/1860-11/Dec/1928

WYNNE
Bertha O. Kate- 5/Nov/1875-20/Mar/1957
Jesse Brice- 19/Jul/1868-11/Aug/1924

FRENCH
Horace- 5/Nov/1896-10/Mar/1898
Son of  F.R. & M.E.

JAMES
R.P. Mrs.- 8/Apr/1897-7/Jan/1918-concrete stone
Ruff Perry-4/Jul/1892-30/Jun/1960-concrete stone

WYNN
Fulton B.- 25/Nov/1904-12/Jan/1906
Nellie Mae- 25/Oct/1895-18/Sep/1896

PRUETT
Frances C.- 15/May/1866-3/Feb/1897
Wife of F.M. Pruett

WRAY
Hazel H.- 10/Oct/1890-30/Sep/1917-husband of Winn?
Mary A.E.- 16/Jun/1853-18/Nov/1950
D.M.- 14/Aug/1850-18/Nov/1925

SPEARMAN
Omega- 12/Jul/1891-19/Jun/1898-Dau of Ella & George
Travis A.- 17/Mar/1884-29/Jul/1903-Son of G.R. & Ella-"HOPE"
Raymond - 5/Jan/1903-15/Mar/1904
Aileen- 27/Apr/1910-4/Aug/1910

MINSHEW
Homer- 1/Nov/1887-20/Aug/1961
Susan A.- 6/Mar/1888-25/Feb/1956
Stone not legible

SPRATT
Harrison K.-1922-1923
 
Other graves? Row ends.

3rd  Row

KING
Walter M.- 1878-1968
Maud K.-1879-1959
Bob K.- 1906-1940

PATTERSON
Sarah E.- 1869-1952
Samuel W.-1868-1933
Lillian- 12/Sep/1906-22/Jun/1911
Dau. of S.W. & S.E.
Talmage- 29/Jun/1893-10/Jan/1903

ELLISON
Hugh- 2/May/1879-14/Sep/1936
M.H.- 14/May/1845-28/Mar/1926
Laura E.- 5/Apr/1857-15/Jun/1898
Harriett Ann- 12/Dec/1893-age 10 days, dau. of M.H. &  Laura.
Clayborn- 6/Apr/1891-age 3 months 28days, son of M.H. & Laura

KING
Sarah S.-25/Nov/1846-13/Sep/1904
 
3 graves with native rock headstones

DALTON
Pearl (Reeves)-1881-1902
Elbert - 1899-1902

WELCH
Cornelia A.- 27/Oct/1852-5/Aug/1883

REEVES
Mattie S.-25/Dec/1857-9/Mar/1883

ELLISON
Harriett-15/Sep/1824-6/Apr/1865-Mother
Wife of C
C-25/Dec/1816-2/Aug/1899-Father

CARPENTER
C.T.-26/Feb/1858-9/Jan/1918
W.O.W. Emblem-Pittsburg Camp #279
Julia- 13/Jul/1856-9/Dec/1932

GIBSON
Isabella F.- 20/Jul/1818-9/Oct/1879-
Wife of A.W.
A.W.- 8/Jun/1813-2/Dec/1883

MINSHEW
Ola- 1877-1880
Ada- 1883-1885
J.D.- 1894-1896

HANCOCK
Lizzie-14/Jul/1889-2/Dec/1906
Wife of G.W.
3 foot markers with the letter "M" on them.

PETERSON
Hulit-8/Sep/1910-20/Jul/1918-Dau of T.H.& S.A.

MINSHEW
Julia Francis-25/Jun/1852-18/Dec/1928-Mother
James A.- 7/Jul/1848-22/Feb/1928
Co E, 1 GA CAV. CSA

SCARBOROUGH-
 John F.- Co.I, 30th AL INF. CSA

HULL
Augusta W.-30/May/1849-31/Mar/1913
Sarah C.- 17/Aug/1854-13/Apr/1920

Other graves? Row ends

4th row

HANCOCK
Counce Monroe-4/Apr/1878-9/Dec/1960
Clara (Spratt)-22/Nov1878-27/Jan/1975

TURNER
Clarence A.-22/Sep/1876-3/Mar/1957
Leena J.- 1873-1950
Stone not legible

REEVES
Ernest-21/Feb/1887-23/Oct/1943-Daddy
Elma- 18/Mar/1887-15/Oct/1946-Mother

RICHARDSON
John B.- ?/Oct/1861-19/Dec/1936

ELLISON
D.W.- 1/May/1821-6/Nov/1902
Stone not legible

LILLY
T.B. "Bob"-3/May/1827-27/Mar/1884
Related to Ellisons?

REEVES
Eli H.- 18/Aug/1852-18/Jan/1930
Sarah Ann-1/Feb/1857-1/Feb/1918

HOLT
William P.-13/Mar/1852-20/Oct/1913-Father
Sallie E.-25/Jul/1855-29/Apr/1938

RUSSELL
Infant son of T.C. & Lura or Lula- 1906
Mollie (Honzell)-Wife of T.C.- April 1904

HELMES
Emma Luticia- 25/Jun/1860-10/May/1903
Wife of J.W.

RUSSELL
A.C.-24/Apr/1849-5/Jul/1917-Father
S.E. (Mrs.)-2/Jun/1850-11/Jul/1918-Mother
Ellen (Milligan)- 1878-9/Jul/1899
Wife of T.C.
Infant- 12/Oct/1868-20/Oct/1868
Dau of A.C. & S.E.
William D.- 18/Aug/1872-23/Nov/1872
Son of A.C. & S.E.
Emily R.- 15/Feb/1870-1/Aug/1875
Dau of A.C. & S.E.
Infant- B & D 5/Dec/1878
Son of A.C. & S.E.

BAILEY
M.A.- 5/Apr/1843-27/Jul/1867
At Rest

CLEMENTS
Pearl F.- 1/Jan/1881-21/Dec/1922

RUSSELL
Martha J.-15/Dec/1824-25/Jul/1884
Enlay- 15/Feb/1813-26/Mar/1880

CLEMENTS
Willie Florine-4/Feb/1899-23/Jul/1926
Wife of L.C.
L.C."Charlie"-14/Nov/1894-8/Jan/1980
Opal (Matthews)-17/Mar/1896-10/Oct/1937
2nd wife of L.C.
1 grave marked by a brick and artifical flowers
E.L.- 14/Mar/1903-28/Mar/1933
Bishop F.-12/Dec/1853-30/Jul/1925
W.O.W. emblem
Mrs. B.F.-6/Oct/1863-8/Feb/1929
Harris-18/Jan/1890-16/Nov/1915
Lillie V.-8/Sep/1892-19/Jan/1907
Emery- 5/ Dec/1904-12/Jan/1907
Willie E.- 11/Aug/1879-20/Nov/1904
Jack- 18/Mar/1900-5/Oct/1903
Harvey Cole- 26/Jul/1885-27/Aug/1885
Sarah Annie-24/Nov/1882-4/Aug/1884
Infant- b & d- 20/Mar/1884
Son of B.R. & Leola

Other graves? Row ends

4th Row

LAMB
Mark Everett- 17/Apr/1957-8/Jan/1979
Billy Mack- 4/Dec/1929-4/Jan/2002
Married March 5, 1955
Sarah (Ellison)- 7/Oct/1927-

ELLISON
Everett E.-7/Sep/1884-1/Jun/1956
Lucille- 7/Dec/1890-6/Nov/1987
W.A.- "Sandy"- 4/Jul/1882-13/Mar/1963-Uncle

BAXTER
Ernest-6/Sep/1885-27/Nov/1966
Mary- 21/Sep/1855-25/Sep/1940-Mama
Mijah- 3/Apr/1855-19/Jul/1945-Papa

REEVES
Sara Jane (Janie)- 14/Jul/1857-20/Nov/1942
W.C.(Billy)-27/Sep/1856-24/Sep/1933

REEVES
Martha (Bailey) Reeves-25/Nov/1829-24/Dec/1904

3 rocks as headstones?

Other graves? appears to be several.

Row ends

5th Row

MCNUTT
Floyd-16/May/1919-7/Jan/1993
Ruth- 23/Dec/1920-
Martha Nell-15/Sep/1941-26/Sep/1941
Dau of Floyd & Ruth

SMITH
Tiny Newton- 14/Mar/1882-22/May/1964

REEVES
John H.- 8/Dec/1861-3/Feb/1936-Father
Fannie- 14/Jan/1865-23/Sep/1923-Mother

BARRON
Essie (Reeves)-26/Feb/1890-19/Apr/1936

3 unlegible stones?

PRUETT
George T.-2/Jun/1887-13/Jul/1888
Infant son of T.J. & M.E.
David Howard- 6/Jan/1890-27/Aug/1892

BARRON
Jim- 4/Jan/1845-29/Sep/1911-Confederate Veteran
Anne- 3/Oct/1851-23/Oct/1926

BAILEY
A.F.(Boase)- 25/Mar/1856-18/Oct/1941

BAILEY
Ida (Morgan)- Apr/1856-24/May/1940

MORGAN
Henry-"Uncle"- 1809-25/Jul/1902

2 native headstones

RUSSELL
Sarah D.-28/Jul/1878-aged 77 years, 4months, 6 days.
Our Mother

5 native rock headstones

HOLDEN
Joe C.-1862-27/Jun/1909
Stella (Reeves)-1873-26/May/1909
Guy Thomas- 1965-1980

Other graves? row ends

6th row

ELLISON
John Byrd-4/Feb/1896-19/Oct/1978
Bessie Caton- 27.Mar/1899-8/Apr/1995
Rosie (Phillips)-24/Nov/1928-
John B., Jr."Jack"-7/Dec/1920-9/Oct/1981
SSGT-USARMY-WWII

REAVES
Henry Marion-29/Oct/1933-21/May/1993-Dad
Lance Marion-7/Sep/1958-2/Nov/1982-Son

REAVES
Harris Denton-2/Dec/1907-13/Feb/1983-PaPa
Liddie Odessa (Smith)- 9/Aug/1910-13/Feb/1998

JEFFCOAT
Baby- of Edgar & Minnie Jeffcoat

O'GWIN
Baby of Mr. & Mrs. Jack O'Gwin

BLANKENSHIP
Mary Frances-b & d-2/Apr/1935
Dau. of Carl & Leona (Morris) Blankenship

MORRIS
J.W.- 21/Aug/1922-22/Jun/1923

SHAW
Baby Boy- Nov/1928
Son of Hubert & Ruby (Morris) Shaw
Ruby Mae (Morris) -10/Sep/1905-24/Nov/1928

Other graves? Row ends

7th Row

GREER
Dolphus Only-15/Apr/1909-26/Jun/1997
A gregorious Christian Gentleman, honest, forthright Public Servant and Song leader
Married April 15, 1931
Sarah Flonelle (Brison)- 14/Mar/1910-28/Apr/1998
A grand and stylish Matriarch, an independant proud lady, teacher and coach

GREER
James Brison- 27/Jan/1939-31/Aug/1995
PhD, Metallurgist and engineer. An honest man is the noblest work of God

SPENCER
William Rex- 17/Nov/1919-10/Oct/1976
Col.-US AIR FORCE-WWII, Korea and Vietnam
William Olvis-22/Sep/1896-4/Feb/1961-TX PVT Student Army Training Corps.-WWI

SMITH
Henry David- 12/Mar/1912-1/Feb/1986
SGT US ARMY WWII

SMITH
Henry C.-1885-1959-Papa
Liddie R.-1890-1977-Mama

AMOS
Clara-10/Mar/1900-7/Apr/1900
Dau of J.B. & M.A.

WILLIAMS
Frances (Smith)- 19/Nov/1858-7/Jul/1935

WHISENANT
Marvin M.- 13/Aug/1897-19/Dec/1955
TX PFC Co. D 51st Telegraph Battalion, WWI
John Frank- 1872-1955-Papa
Mattie Lee- 1875-1951-Mama
Baby- 15/Sep/1905-22/Sep/1905
Eli Davis- 23/Oct/1884-26/Jan/1885
Son of J.F. & M.L.

REEVES
F.M.- 14/Nov/1853-15/Sep/1933
Margaret- 2/Dec/1854-28/Jul/1921
Cecil Bryson- 30/Aug/1912-16/Jul/1986
T. SGT US ARMY WWII

BRANNON
Dock Thomas- 27/Aug/1878-27/May/1931-Father
Ida Bell- 26/Sep/1883-15/Mar/1931-Mother
D.T., Jr.-23/Dec/1918-6/Jan/1941-Son

BRADLEY
Lawrence Marion- 14/Sep/1918-27/Jul/1972

THORNTON
Evie (Reeves)- 24/Aug/1891-15/Mar/1970-Mother

GLENN
Joe A.- 5/May/1903-29/Nov/1966
Estelle- 20/Feb/1908-22/Mar/1975

RAMSEY
Martha- no information
A.E.-16/Jul/1834-7/Apr/1886-Father
Co. H, 14th TX INF. CSA

REDUS
Lundah (Bailey)- ?/Jan/1838-16/Mar/1916
Born in Coweta Co. GA
Jim A.-5/Apr/1845-21/Aug/1933

BAILEY
Nannie O.-1/Dec/1832-24/Sep/1886
Wife of S.P.

KENNEDY
Lora Dee (Carpenter)- 21/Oct/1896-20/Dec/1925

Other graves? Row ends

8th row

SPENCER
Artie Brison-15/Jun/1897-22/Sep/1982

ELKINS
T.D. "Bob"- 27/Sep/1921-12/May/1995
Married July 28, 1956
Loree (Smith)- 11/May/1919-

BEVEL
George T.-16/Jul/1868-27/Dec/1945
Jonnie M.-16/Feb/1873-16/Aug/1915
Wife of G.T.

REAVES
C.A.- 12/oct/1881-29/Mar/1959-Dad

REEVES
{Salina} Sealey Mrs.-13/Apr/1833-10/Mar/1909
C.M.- 12/Apr/1830-15/Nov/1915
Co. H, 18th TX INF CSA

BAILEY
John W.-22/Sep/1836-15/Sep/1903
Frances (Boyce)-6/Nov/1837-28/Mar/1925
1 stone unlegible

DAVIS
W.M."Uncle Billy"-1829-1911
Concrete block
W.D. "Sam"
Co. E, Hilliard's AL Legion-CSA
G.C.- 1886-1903
1 stone unlegible

REAVES
Cecil B.-30/Aug/1912-16/Jul/1986-Daddy

WYNNE
Sallie F.-13/Sep/1859-25/Nov/1890
Wife of J.S.

BEVEL
Shelton H.-6/Oct/1900-7/Sep/1905
Son of R.H. & M.L.
R.H.-28/Dec/1862-28/Jan/1901
Terrell's AL Lt. Field Artillery- CSA

BEVEL
Eliza (Faulkner)-1837-11/Dec/1920
2 more graves of Bevels?

HART
Ciscero O.-Jul/1858-Nov/1915
Sarah E.-28/May/1858-16/Feb/1905
Aged 46 years, 8 Months, 18 days.
Lela M.- Feb/1884-24/Dec/1910
2 Unlegible graves?

DEATON
Lillie (Hart)- 14/Dec/1882-5/Jan/1918

MINOR
Janette {Baby}-1933-1935

HART
Eugene M.-15/Apr/1891-10/Apr/1960
TX, PVT Co. G, 359th Infantry WWI
Ernest E.-16/Dec/1893-15/Mar/1969
TX, PVT Co. I, 34th Infantry WWI

Other Graves? Row ends

9th Row

KING
Wilna (Mrs.)-1904-1983
Croley?

BRISON
Ross H.-24/Jul/1901-18/Apr/1960
Ross H., Jr.-1941-1944

HARRISON
John- 20/Aug/1869-8/Mar/1960
Flora- 17/Dec/1875-6/Aug/1962

KELLY
Jasper Newton-5/Jul/1854-3/Aug/1927-Father
Dollie (Patillo)-20/Jun/1855-8/Oct/1935-Mother
Reagan-

REEVES
Mary Frances-Feb 1921-Age 2 weeks
Dau of Elton & Juanita

BLANKENSHIP
Billy Mack-30/Sep/1939-3/Jul/2000
Married Jan 16, 1960
Yvonne (McRae)-26/Jul/1937-

BLANKENSHIP
J.L. "Bud"- 6/Oct/1916-
Married Mar. 14, 1936
Nina Maud- 22/Aug/1918

AVINGER
Willie Maude (Reeves) 24/Mar/1885-19/Jun/1962-Mother

ROBERTSON
Louise-1/Aug/1915-3/Jul/1937

REEVES
Jackie Doyle-22/Jun/1941-27/Sep/1943
Father & Son
William Doyle-25/Apr/1922-11/Nov/1998
TEC 4, US ARMY WWII

WYNNE
Ethel-15/Aug/1892-22/Dec/1893
Dau of J.S. & Carrie

BIRD
Ellen (Wynne)-24/Feb/1888-10/Apr/1916

BEVEL
Marvin W.-Aug 1898-1903

BEVEL
Al Linus- 20/Apr/1910-3/May/1985

BEVEL
Jimmie H.-24/Jul/1912-9/Feb/1998

Black Section: In this area there are a few headstones, some are just native rock, some are adorned with Flags or Iris'.Many sunken in places as well. It is safe to say many people are buried in this area, rows cannot be determined. Poison Ivy most places.

Front Row, This stone only:

FLOYD
Mandy-31/May/1868-19/Sep/1891
Wife of G.F. Floyd

Then these people next:

JOHNSON
Willie- 1893-1895
Luther-1891-1911
Son of W.J. & Alice

STRICKLAND
Julia- 1869-1921
Wife of Frank.
Frank-1866-1959
Harriett-1848-1928

GARDNER
Beatrice-1924-1935

HENDERSON
Ricky-1964-1964

IRVIN
Laneta-1970-1970

HENDERSON
1916-1970

HENDERSON
Mary-1937-1974

HENDERSON
Kervin L.-1961-1984
In Gods Care.

ATKINS
Floyd-SP4-US ARMY-Vietnam

HENDERSON
Marvin James- SP4-US ARMY-Vietnam

HENDERSON
Brenda Faye-10/May/1954-24/Jul/1984
Wife of L.J.

It is said by descendants and friends of this community that Agrippa Reeves, brother to Counce and husband of Martha (Bailey) Reeves is buried on former Reeves lands in this area.

It is said by descendants and friends of this community that Elijah Josephus Bailey (1803-1866), is buried on the former Old Bailey Homestead across the road Northeast of Reeves Chapel not far from where {1519} intersects with Reeves Chapel Road and goes to the John & Francis Bailey Homestead. It may be that the John Bailey Homestead once was the Old Place. Information has been lost through the generations. About half way between {556/1519} intersection and Reeves Chapel Road, on the south side of the road is a cattle gate, this is where the John W. & Francis (Boyce) Bailey Homestead use to be. It is now all in trees planted by the current owners.

Much Thanks, to the caretakers of Reeves Chapel for their assistance as well as many other people from Pittsburg.  If your ever in the Pittsburg area, you might want to see Reeves Chapel.

Thanks also to the people on the Rootsweb-Camp Co.and Upshur Co. pages.

C. M. Wright
E mail: writecjc@aol.com



Copyright © 2012-Present
Bunny Freeman