Cherokee County, Texas

 BENGE CEMETERY

Latitude
Longitude

3152247N
0951911W

Map

(photo by Kaye Slover)

Benge cemetery is located to the South and West of Jacksonville, Texas, On County Road 3111, 2-3 miles south of the Antioch communi­ty on the left.  It is very small in a heavily wooded area.  A giant old cedar tree marks the proba­ble spot at which the cemetery began. Many of the older more vulnerable stones have been broken but most have been replaced with newer stones.  The stone for Lola Hill is broken in many pieces and hasn't been replaced.

    June Love Penn of Tyler Texas provided information on Jemima Jane Chessher Williams Chapman known to be buried here.  Her grave is marked with the original stone for Bragg Williams.  It was placed on Jemima's grave when Bragg was given a replacement stone.

     This survey was completed in August 1996 by Ira Gaylon White.

 

  The earliest marked grave is Ca1861, that of Nancy Myers BengePRIVATE

Alexander, Thomas W. .........Bng A Feb-09-1834  Dec-09-1907 "Mar Mary D. Boggs Aug-25-1870"

Benge, Callie O. .............Bng D Apr-06-1870  Mar-22-1913 "Wife of WR Benge; The hearts keep secrets..."

Benge, Clarrissa C. ..........Bng C ...-..-1841  ...-..-1918 With Hugh L

Benge, George C. .............Bng C ...-..-1802  ...-..-1883 With Nancy Myers; at base of giant cedar

Benge, George L. .............Bng C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "Aged 4 yrs, 4 mos, 15 days"

Benge, H. A. .................Bng D Jul-24-1894  Mar-15-1896 "Son of WR & Callie Benge; another link is broken.."

Benge, Harriett L. ...........Bng A Feb-07-1836  Feb-08-1908 "Wife of RF Benge; ...to memory dear"

Benge, Hugh L. ...............Bng C ...-..-1837  ...-..-1898 With Clarrissa C.

Benge, Martin L. .............Bng C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "Aged 1 yr, 11 mos, 7 days"

Benge, Mertie Orene ..........Bng C Oct-12-1895  Jan-..-1897

Benge, Nancy Jane Sides.......Bng F ...-..-....  ...-..-.... With Lewis Richard Sides

Benge, Nancy Myers ...........Bng C ...-..-1802       ca1861 With George C.

Benge, O. L. .................Bng D Dec-18-1897  Jan-03-1901 "Son of JB & HI Benge" info tenuous

Benge, Reta Catherine Felps...Bng E ...-..-1838  ...-..-1906 "Mar Samuel T. Benge in 1868" Inside fence

Benge, Robert F. .............Bng A Apr-09-1839  Nov-26-1909 "Husband of HL Benge; Tho lost to sight..."

Benge, S. T. .................Bng E Jan-15-1836  Nov-17-1890 "Husb of Catherine" ME; In wrought iron fence

Chapman, Jemima Jane Chessher.Bng B ...-..-1843  ...-..-.... Marked by original stone for Bragg, B.B. Williams

Chessher, Jemima Jane WilliamsBng B ...-..-1843  ...-..-.... Marked by original stone for Bragg, B.B. Williams

Felps, Reta Catherine Benge...Bng E ...-..-1838  ...-..-1906 "Mar Samuel T. Benge in 1868" Inside fence

Hammett, Infant ............. Bng E Dec-15-1879  Dec-25-1879 "Inf dau of WH & Kate"

Hammett, James M. ............Bng E Jan-01-1873  Mar-13-1939

Hammett, Katherine .......... Bng E Dec-27-1833  Jun-30-1923 "Wife of WH Hammett; a tender mother & ..."

Hammett, W. H. ...............Bng E Jul-15-1819  Jul-19-1894 Beside Katherine "He was a fond father..."

Hill, Lola Lee ...............Bng B Sep-30-1898  Oct-17-1900 Broken "Dau of John & Betty Hill"

Lackey, W. C. ................Bng C Mar-18-1848  May-29-1890 "father" Repl stone

Lackey, W. S. ................Bng C Jul-05-1876  Jun-14-1903 "Sam, son of Calvin" repl stone

Moore, infant ............... Bng E Mar-15-1911  Mar-15-1911 "Inf son of Dr. JW & AA Moore; Twas but a flower..."

Reynolds, Edmond C. ..........Bng D Aug-23-1887  Aug-23-1967 "TX Pvt Co C 85 Inf WWI"

Reynolds, Jasper Z. ..........Bng D May-28-1862  Aug-09-1897 With Josephine Benge Reynolds Williams

Reynolds, Josephine Benge Wil.Bng D May-10-1863  Jan-29-1945 With Jasper Z.

Sides, Lewis Richard .........Bng F ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "Co D TX 17th Cal CSA" With Nancy Jane Benge

Sides, Nancy Jane Benge.......Bng F ...-..-....  ...-..-.... With Lewis Richard

Tillman, Eugene ............. Bng D Jul-28-1895  Aug-08-1896 "Son of EH & MA Tillman"

Weatherford, Elsie Myrl ......Bng D Aug-24-1896  Nov-10-1899 "Dau of JE & R Weatherford"

Williams, B. B. ............. Bng B ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Broken, prob original stone for Bragg

Williams, Bragg ............. Bng B ...-..-1866  ...-..-1901 With Ruth

Williams, Jemima Jane ChessherBng B ...-..-1843  ...-..-.... Marked by original stone for Bragg, B.B. Williams

Williams, Ruth .............. Bng B ...-..-1868  ...-..-1949 With Bragg; replacement stone