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Cherokee County, Texas

 HOLLY SPRINGS CEMETERY

   

(photos by Kaye Slover)

    Holly Springs cemetery is located Between Rusk and Maydelle, Texas, just north of US Highway 84 on County Road 1702.  The cemetery is at the end of a dirt road in a wooded unpopulated area.  Keep bearing to the left on the dirt road.  Holly Springs is a mixed cemetery with most burials those of people of African-American descent.  Ancestors of some of the oldest Cherokee County African-American families can be found here. The earliest burials were those of White people, the family of Joseph Acker being the only ones marked.  Elviray Thomason, wife of John Wylie Thomason, is known to be buried here in 1844 but no marker exists.  Thanks to Willie Harold Acker, Sr. for all the early history information on this cemetery.  Rows were assigned but since the stones were scattered in groups, the rows should be considered as strips through the cemetery. 

This survey was done Sep-1996 by Ira Gaylon White.

 

Acker, Alexander ............ Hsp J Jul-27-1812  Dec-22-1871 KTB; "Mar Nancy Moses Jan-02-1834" Beside JosephPRIVATE

Acker, Joseph ............... Hsp J Sep-16-1774  Aug-08-1855 "Pvt Tenn Mil War of 1812" Tomb of cut sandstone

Acker, Nancy Moses ...........Hsp J     ca 1816  ...-..-1870 KTB; "Wife of Alexander Acker"

Acker, Ruth Alexander ........Hsp J May-10-1783  Nov-05-1871 "Mar Joseph Nov-23-1798"; KTB

Aldridge, Bessie Jewel .......Hsp F ...-..-1902  ...-..-1904 "Dau of YR & ME Aldridge"

Aldridge, Charlotte Ann ......Hsp C ...-..-....  Jun-06-1894 "Age 27 years"

Aldridge, Elizabeth ......... Hsp B Jul-18-1892  Feb-08-1898 "Suffer little children to come unto Me"

Aldridge, Ishadore .......... Hsp E ...-..-....  Aug-09-1885 "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God"

Aldridge, W. M. ..............Hsp E ...-..-1842  Jun-08-1911 "Age 68 years; at rest" Stone intact but fallen

Aldridge, W. M. ..............Hsp C ...-..-....  Feb-28-1860 Sandstone marker

Anderson, Frances ........... Hsp H Aug-08-1889  Jun-18-1900 "Dau of GW & MA Anderson"

Anderson, James ............. Hsp H Feb-29-1888  Aug-01-1889 "Son of GW & MA Anderson"

Battle, Bara Ann .............Hsp H Aug-08-1883  Jul-25-1902 "Dau of HB & Ollie Battle"

Battle, Benjamin ............ Hsp H Feb-15-1893  Mar-28-1913 "Son of HB & Ollie Battle"

Battle, Cullen .............. Hsp H Jan-21-1891  Mar-07-1910 "Son of HB & Ollie Battle"

Battle, Ollie ............... Hsp H Mar-10-1864  Feb-24-1902 "Wife of HB Battle"

Battle, Pinkey .............. Hsp J May-23-1863  Oct-14-1943 "Dau of Silas & Francis Battle" fallen stone

Battles, Maggie ............. Hsp A Mar-30-1904  Oct-08-1979 "In loving memory"

Blanton, Ara ................ Hsp H Nov-10-1887  Mar-08-1894 "Dau of RD Blanton" Broken stone

Bryant, Gabe ................ Hsp B Jun-13-1909  Mar-21-1979 PCT

Carter, Howard R. ............Hsp D Feb-08-1936  Nov-16-1988

Carter, Margreette .......... Hsp D ...-..-1906  ...-..-1976 Beside Pete

Carter, Pete ................ Hsp D ...-..-1904  ...-..-1970 Beside Margreette

Carter, Pete Jr. .............Hsp E Jun-09-1930  Sep-17-1933

Carter, Travis .............. Hsp D Jul-01-1934  Nov-01-1995 "SSgt USAF Vietnam"

Fahdoald, M. A. ..............Hsp D ...-..-1856  Jul-09-1885 Sandstone marker; Last name very tenuous

Foots, Richard .............. Hsp F ...-..-1882  ...-..-.... With Louisa Lane

Goree, Irrie ................ Hsp G Sep-23-1943  Sep-12-1960

H., M. J. ....................Hsp I ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Old footer with initials M.J.H.

Ham, Elbert ................. Hsp C Apr-12-1827  Apr-14-1901 "In my Father's house are many mansions"

Hoad, A. D. ..................Hsp G Apr-16-1885  Feb-15-1928 ME

Hoad, Mr. Pearlie ............Hsp G ...-..-1899  ...-..-1995 TMP

Holbert, Ammel Raines ........Hsp I Nov-09-1882  Feb-11-1884 With Terrel W. & Mary Ann

Holbert, Mary Ann ............Hsp I Mar-03-1883  Aug-20-1883 "Dau of Annie & Terrel W. Holbert"

Holbert, R. F. ...............Hsp I Nov-13-1825  Aug-04-1888

Holbert, Terrel W. ...........Hsp I May-14-1857  Oct-23-1885 With Ammel Raines & Mary Ann

Holloway, Reuben ............ Hsp C Mar-31-1906  Apr-01-1980 "SN US Navy WWII"

Holts, Buster ............... Hsp G Sep-16-1891  Mar-28-1895

Holts, Sarah ................ Hsp H ...-..-1830  Mar-03-1892 "For us there is nothing but memories"

Jarden, C. A. ................Hsp G Jul-01-1867  Aug-30-1902 Initials may be G.A.

Johnson, Carmella ........... Hsp G ...-..-1955  ...-..-1955

Johnson, Tempy Kellum ........Hsp J ...-..-....  ...-..-.... TTB by Willie Harold Acker, Sr.

Johnson, Unknown daughter ....Hsp J ...-..-....  ...-..-.... KTB dau of William W. & Tempy Kellum

Johnson, William W. ..........Hsp J ...-..-....  ...-..-.... TTB by Willie Harold Acker, Sr.

Jones, Mrs. Annie Mae.........Hsp F Feb-22-1911  Jun-20-1994 TMP

Jones, R. ................... Hsp J ...-..-1836  Aug-24-1876

Jones, Rufus J. ..............Hsp J Aug-04-1879  Aug-08-1954 "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord"

Jorden, Susie ............... Hsp H Aug-08-1889  Aug-28-1910 "Wife of Charly Jorden"

King, Charles L. .............Hsp F Apr-04-1925  Aug-16-1969 "TX Pvt US Army WWII"

Lacy, Morris ................ Hsp B ...-..-1900  ...-..-1966 "Father" With Morris Jr.

Lacy, Morris Jr. .............Hsp B ...-..-1936  ...-..-1971 "Son" With Morris

Lacy, Vanzola Lenzy ..........Hsp B ...-..-1910  ...-..-1977

Lane, Ella .................. Hsp G ...-..-1879  ...-..-1930 With Jim

Lane, Jim ................... Hsp G ...-..-1879  ...-..-1943 With Ella

Lane, Louisa ................ Hsp F ...-..-1884  ...-..-1954 With Richard Foots

Lenzy, Izola ................ Hsp C ...-..-1902  ...-..-1951

Lenzy, John S. ...............Hsp H ...-..-....  ...-..-....

Lenzy, John W. ...............Hsp H ...-..-1887  ...-..-1949 With Tennie C.

Lenzy, Joseph ............... Hsp F Feb-08-1914  Jan-20-1985 Beside Mr. Thomas

Lenzy, May Bell Hoad..........Hsp G ...-..-1888  ...-..-....

Lenzy, Mr. Thomas ............Hsp F Aug-19-1908  Jul-29-1984 TMP "Age 75" Beside Joseph

Lenzy, O. P. .................Hsp G ...-..-1890  May-06-1973

Lenzy, S. D. .................Hsp I ...-..-....  Apr-01-1903 "Husband of Susan Lenzy"

Lenzy, Tennie C. .............Hsp H ...-..-1901  ...-..-1957 With John W.

Leviston, Cleven ............ Hsp A ...-..-1927  ...-..-1984 "Pfc US Army"

Lindsey, David .............. Hsp H Jul-11-1911  Aug-19-1988 "US Army WWII; age 77" TMP also

Majors, Arena Penson .........Hsp D ...-..-1905  ...-..-1961

Mashrey, Jeave .............. Hsp G ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Sandstone block unreadable

McCant, Mrs. A. E.............Hsp C Jul-19-1912  Nov-19-1992 TMP

McGant, Mrs. A. E.............Hsp C Jul-19-1912  Nov-19-1992 TMP

McGowan, John Travis .........Hsp E Oct-20-1990  Oct-20-1990 "Inf son of Sandra Travis"

McGowan, Susan Ann ...........Hsp F ...-..-1884  ...-..-1928

Moseley, Laura .............. Hsp J ...-..-1841  Jun-24-1916 "Wife of E.D. Moseley"

Penson, Rosa ................ Hsp D ...-..-1866  ...-..-1913

Phillips, Ed ................ Hsp J Jan-01-1896  Apr-20-1948 "TX Pvt QM Corps WWI"

Pinson, Lizzie .............. Hsp H ...-..-....  Jun-23-1892

Polk, Douglas ............... Hsp A ...-..-1901  ...-..-1995 TMP Beside Grandeana

Polk, Francis ............... Hsp E ...-..-1889  ...-..-1934

Polk, Grandeana ............. Hsp A ...-..-....  Aug-30-1966 TMP "Age 61 years, 7 mos, 24 days" Beside Douglas

Polk, J. M. ..................Hsp E ...-..-1936  ...-..-1946 TMP partly unreadable

Polk, Lewis ................. Hsp B Jun-15-1896  Jun-10-1965 "TX Pvt US Army WWI" Beside Noveller

Polk, Mr. Joe ................Hsp A Oct-27-1905  Apr-08-19.. TMP "Age 78 years" partly unreadable

Polk, Noveller .............. Hsp B Mar-01-1892  Jan-22-1969 Beside Lewis

Pye, Earl Jr. ................Hsp E Apr-25-1927  Jun-22-1971 "TX Pvt 3543 Base Unit AAF WWII"

Pye, Earl Sr. ................Hsp E May-10-1895  Aug-28-1980 "MATT3 US Navy WWI"

Roberson, Anthony C. .........Hsp J Oct-22-1895  Jan-23-1913 "Son of Anthony & Mary Roberson"

Roland, Washington .......... Hsp E Dec-20-1865  Jan-07-1890 "Son of W & J Roland"

Rowland, J. R. ...............Hsp E ...-..-....  Oct-30-1901 broken stone; Beside W. R.

Rowland, W. R. ...............Hsp E ...-..-....  Jun-18-1892 "Heaven's eternal year is thine"

Session, Jim ................ Hsp F Oct-15-1892  Feb-06-1968 "TX Sgt 8 Co 165 Depot Brig WWI"

Session, Mrs. Clarice P.......Hsp F Feb-07-1932  Oct-24-1984 TMP "Age 52"

Shank, Rodia ................ Hsp J ...-..-....  Feb-..-1876 Sandstone

Silman, Martha .............. Hsp H ...-..-....  Jan-04-1881 "Age 50 years"

Smith, Howard ............... Hsp G Oct-19-1867  Jul-12-1882 "Son of HS & MS Smith"

Smith, Mrs. Berther Denson....Hsp C Jul-24-1902  Jan-11-1987 "Age 86"

Smith, Roy .................. Hsp C Jan-03-1904  Dec-25-1982 Sandstone marker; Beside Mrs. Berther Denson

Smith, Willie ............... Hsp G Jan-16-1874  Oct-20-1884 "Son of HS & MS Smith"

Stafford, Eavanan ........... Hsp D ...-22-1901  Feb-16-1916 Broken stone

Thomason, Elviray ........... Hsp J ...-..-....  Mar-31-1844 KTB pg 560 Cher Co History pub 1985

Thomason, John W. ............Hsp J ...-..-....  ...-..-.... KTB pg 560 Cher Co History pub 1985

Thomason, Wylie ............. Hsp J ...-..-....  ...-..-1873 KTB pg 560 Cher Co History pub 1985

Thompson, J. P. ..............Hsp B Dec-05-1889  Sep-28-1900 "Son of JP & ME Thompson" Broken stone

Thompson, S. E. ..............Hsp B ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "Dau of JP & ME Thompson" Broken stone

Tihdoald, M. A. ..............Hsp D ...-..-1856  Jul-09-1885 Sandstone marker; Last name very tenuous

Twine, Nellie ............... Hsp H ...-..-1874  ...-..-1940 "Mother"

Unknown, F. H. ...............Hsp I ...-..-....  Aug-..-1887 Sandstone almost unreadable

Wa_hrey, Jeave .............. Hsp G ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Sandstone block unreadable

Waggoner, Dee ............... Hsp F Jan-01-1905  Jan-23-1983 "Mar Velma Sep-27-1927"

Waggoner, John W. ............Hsp F ...-..-1880  ...-..-1965 Beside Kate

Waggoner, Kate .............. Hsp F Nov-12-1876  Dec-03-1945 "Wife of J.W. Waggoner"

Waggoner, Velma ............. Hsp F Mar-13-1901  Mar-10-1982 With Dee; "Prepare to meet me in Heaven"

Ward, Arvelia ............... Hsp H Aug-22-1922  Jan-23-1977

Ward, J. W. ..................Hsp H Jul-29-1922  Jun-25-1972 "Father"

Ward, Mrs. Mary A. ...........Hsp H ...-..-....  ...-..-.... TMP with unreadable dates

Wiggins, Mr. Jacob ...........Hsp C ...-..-....  Mar-09-1979 TMP "Age 93 years" Beside Wilbert

Wiggins, Wilbert ............ Hsp C Jan-06-1908  Oct-11-1975

Williams, Ida E. .............Hsp B Dec-09-1890  Oct-06-1987

Wright, Fayett .............. Hsp E Mar-20-1859  Aug-04-1914

 

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