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Cherokee County, Texas

        OLD ROCK HILL CEMETERY    

 

    Old Rock Hill cemetery is located in the Reese community near Jackson­ville, Texas.  It is on the east side of County Road 3410 to the north of US Hwy 175.  It is located on private property owned by the Mrs. Ollie Handley family, and is extremely overgrown and covered with brush and fallen trees.  Headstones are scattered throughout the cemetery with no distinguishable rows, so in this listing all are listed as row A.  There are many unmarked graves and empty spaces which probably contain graves.  This cemetery, used by people of African-American descent, has marked burials as early as 1883 and as late as 1934.  It is no longer in use as current burials are in the new Rock Hill cemetery, also located in Reese.

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

  

Battle, Rachel .............. Orh A ...-..-1879  ...-..-1933 "Mother"PRIVATE

Adams, Dola ................. Orh A Jun-20-1904  Jan-08-1934

 1 grave marked by cement headstone with no inscription

 1 grave marked by sandstone block

Williams, Fannie J. ..........Orh A Feb-15-1864  Mar-20-1919 "at rest"

 1 grave marked by broken piece of granite

Thomas, Mary ................ Orh A ...-..-....  Dec-13-1912 "Wife of Wiley Thomas; age about 67 years"

 1 grave marked by sandstone block

C., A. M. ....................Orh A ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Initials A.M.C. on sandstone block, no dates

Martin, Georgia Anna .........Orh A ...-..-1878  ...-..-1924

Walker, Thomas .............. Orh A Mar-02-1883  Jan-15-1920 ME; "He died as he lived, a Christian"

 1 grave marked by cement block

Johnson, Leon ............... Orh A ...-..-1919  ...-..-1928

Johnson, A. J. ...............Orh A ...-..-1900  ...-..-1928

Bragg, Lula ................. Orh A Feb-15-1877  Feb-18-1933

Bragg, Dan .................. Orh A Sep-16-1901  May-08-1917

Bragg, Mary ................. Orh A Apr-24-1838  Apr-29-1915 "Wife of Andy Bragg; In my Father's house are many.."

Bragg, Andy ................. Orh A ...-..-....  Dec-29-1902 With Mary & Addie "Age 68 years"

Bragg, Addie ................ Orh A Apr-11-1889  Oct-20-1901 With Mary & Andy

Braggs, Mary E. ..............Orh A Dec-11-1886  Oct-26-1916 "Wife of W.E. Braggs; rest mother in quiet sleep.."

Unknown, unknown ............ Orh A ...-..-....  May-03-1926 Near Mary E. Braggs "Gone but not forgotten"

 2 graves marked by unreadable TMP's, issued by Pinkston & Thomas FH Tyler, TX in the 1930's

McClendon, Aron ............. Orh A Nov-11-1862  Jan-20-1900 "Rest father rest in quiet sleep, while friends..."

Snead, Nelson ............... Orh A ...-..-1820  Apr-22-1896 "Gone but not forgotten"

Sneed, Nelson ............... Orh A ...-..-1832  Apr-22-1896 Possible duplicate marker

Sneed, Mrs. Amanda ...........Orh A Feb-..-1836  Jul-15-1886 "Mother; Gone but not forgotten"

Sneed, Sabanah .............. Orh A Sep-01-1866  May-10-1883 "Dau of N & A Sneed"

Billings, Clara J. ...........Orh A Aug-12-1845  Sep-04-1890 "At rest"

 2 graves marked by sandstone blocks

Sneed, Mathew W. .............Orh A May-19-1860  Sep-03-1891 "Son of N & A Sneed"

Kissentiner, March .......... Orh A Oct-22-1819  Aug-22-1901

Kissentanner, Lucinda ....... Orh A ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "SMT No. 270; H of J No. 271" Molded cement marker

Martin, Celestine ........... Orh A Jul-01-1923  Feb-21-1929 "Age 6 years, 7 mos."

 1 grave marked by an unreadable TMP

Hill, Eva ................... Orh A Dec-08-1881  Feb-27-1921 "Wife of E.G. Hill; resting till the ressurection.."

Davis, Mary ................. Orh A ...-..-....  Apr-15-1901 "Wife of A.L. Davis; age 77 years"