GARRETT CEMETERY
Stranger, Falls Co., Texas

GPS Coordinates  31.35403, -96.71858


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     This cemetery was established in the original community of Blue Ridge, Falls County, Texas in 1851 with a gift of land (and site selected by) Thomas McKissick Garrett. It was used as the community cemetery for almost two decades, until the Stranger Cemetery and Churches were established in July 1869.

     In addition to the survey of tombstones in this cemetery, Family Bibles, and Falls County Deed and Death Records have been searched to identify some who are buried here without tombstones. Undoubtedly, there are some buried here who have been missed. Twenty or more gravesites have boulder-type stones to mark them, without name or dates. Several plots are outlined with stones, but have no stone within these to mark gravesites.

     In the September 28, 1905 newspaper, The Marlin Democrat, a letter to the Editor from one Walter Tyrol, recounts the history of the Garrett Family, and states the following:

     "Thomas McKissick Garrett, himself, selected this beautiful burying ground... I have stood once more upon Bald Knob, as it was called in ante bellum days - now the Garrett Cemetery. Within ten days, loving hands laid to rest in this sacred soil, the father, Thomas McKissick Garrett, his daughter, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Erskine, and Easter - the faithful servant of the Garrett Family."

                                                                                                  Garrett Cemetery Entrance Sign                                                                              

Submitted by Kay Cunningham

An overview picture of Garrett Cemetery
Submitted by Kay Cunningham

Another overview picture of Garrett Cemetery
Submitted by Kay Cunningham


Additions, corrections, and pictures are always welcome!

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Last Name

First Name

Birth

Death

Notes

GARRETT

Thomas McKissick

Jun 02 1812

Jul 02 1862

Thomas McKissick Garrett was the son of Nathan Odell and Ann Mary “Polly” (McKissick) Garrett.  He was born in Giles County, Tennessee

He married first Margaret Minerva Reed on December 17, 1833 in Tennessee

He married 2nd Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison on December 25, 1845 in Houston County, Texas in the part which became Anderson County

He came to The Republic of Texas in late 1840

GARRETT

Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison

Jan 08 1816

Feb 18 1880

Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison Garrett was the daughter of James and Rhoda (Cartwright) Brandon.  She was born in Tennessee

She married 1st Martin Cornelison

She married 2nd Thomas McKissick Garrett

She married 3rd Reverend Jabez Hickman on October 19, 1864 in Falls County, Texas

HICKMAN

Rev. Jabez

No Date

Nov 17 1865

Rev. Jabez Hickman married Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison Garrett on October 19, 1864 in Falls County, Texas


CORNELISON

Miles

Feb 13 1840

Jul 27 1858

Son of Martin and Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison

Only a boulder marks his grave

ERSKINE

Mary Elizabeth (Garrett)

Mar 19 1835

1862

Mary Elizabeth (Garrett) Erskine was the daughter of Thomas McKissick and Margaret Minerva (Reed) Garrett.  She was born in Arkansas

Wife of William Richards Erskine

UNKNOWN

Easter

No Date

No Date

“Faithful Servant, Easter”

"A Negress, a most faithful and good woman; the property of the
Garrett Family"


STONE

Linea Frances (Garrett)

Feb 27 1858

Sep 25 1878

Linea Frances (Garrett) Stone was the daughter of Thomas McKissick and Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison Garrett.  She was born in Falls County, Texas

Wife of Edmund I. Stone

Only a boulder marks her grave

GARRETT

James Odell

Nov 17 1848

Oct 11 1927

James Odell Garrett was the son of Thomas McKissick and Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison Garrett.  He was born in Anderson Co., Texas and died in Grand Prairie, Dallas County, Texas

He was 1st married to Martha Ann Griffith and she is buried in Stranger Cemetery, Stranger, Falls Co., Texas

He was married 2nd to Elizabeth Ann Jackson on January 6, 1880 in Robertson Co., Texas

GARRETT

Elizabeth Ann (Jackson)

Feb 22 1857

Jan 22 1939

Elizabeth Ann (Jackson) Garrett was the daughter of Dr. Thomas and Elizabeth (Campbell) Jackson.  She was born in Parker Co., Texas and died in Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas

She was the 2nd wife of James Odell Garrett

JACKSON

Dr. Thomas

Jul 19 1819

Apr 19 1887

Dr. Thomas Jackson was born in Tennessee and died in Bremond, Robertson Co., Texas

He married Elizabeth (Campbell) Jackson on September 24, 1843 in Audrain Co., Missouri

JACKSON

Elizabeth (Campbell)

Feb 14 1818

Jun 23 1893

Elizabeth (Campbell) Jackson was the daughter of Samuel and Martha (Crockett) Campbell

She married Dr. Thomas Jackson on September 24, 1843 in Audrain Co., Missouri

GARRETT

Donald Glenn

Feb 15 1935

Dec 07 1935

Son of Glenn Willis and Elnora (Ray) Garrett

GARRETT

Leonard Lenore

Aug 23 1874

Nov 12 1957

Son of J. O. and M. A. Garrett

Husband of Lucy Carrol "Carl" (Hargrove) Garrett

GARRETT

Lucy Carrol "Carl" (Hargrove)

Oct 21 1881

Jun 02 1969

Wife of Leonard Lenore Garrett

GARRETT

Keith Emil

Jun 08 1915

Apr 12 1966

Son of Leonard Lenore and Lucy Carrol "Carl" (Hargrove) Garrett

GARRETT

Robert Lee

Apr 17 1884

Apr 14 1967

Son of J. O. and E. A. Garrett

1st wife of Lula Lee (Camp) Garrett

GARRETT

James Willis

Jun 21 1882

Dec 19 1904

Son of J. O. and E. A. Garrett

GARRETT

Cloy Lewis

Jun 03 1886

Feb 11 1887

Son of J. O. and E. A. Garrett

“Our Darling”

HICKMAN

Ollina

Aug 20 1883

Aug 31 1884

Son of Benjamin Franklin and Catherine Elizabeth (Garrett) Hickman

HODGES

Charles

No Date

Dec 19 1888

1st married to Susannah (Parker) Hodges

2nd married to Martha Agnes (Erskine) Sparks Hodges.  She is buried in Erskine Cemetery with her 1st husband William Sparks

“Aged 73 Years 9 Months 25 Days”

HODGES

Susannah (Parker)

No Date

Oct 09 1871

1st wife of Charles Hodges

“Aged 48 Years 4 Months 20 Days”

HODGES

Rev. Jacob Rite

Apr 14 1850

May 27 1916

Rev. Jacob Rite Hodges was the son of Charles and Susannah Hodges. He was born in Mississippi

Confederates States Army

HODGES

Rhoda Ann (Garrett)

Jan 17 1851

Jun 18 1937

Rhoda Ann (Garrett) Hodges was the daughter of Thomas McKissick and Linea Frances (Brandon) Cornelison Garrett.  She was born in Falls Co., Texas

Wife of Rev. Jacob Rite Hodges

HODGES

Ernest

Oct 17 1881

Nov 23 1881

Son of S. T. and J. S. Hodges

HODGES

Eugene

Sep 27 1872

Aug 22 1878

Son of W. P. and F. J. Hodges

HODGES

Jeanette

Jul 18 1875

Jul 21 1878

Daughter of W. P. and F. J. Hodges

HODGES

Moses

Jun 03 1879

Jun 09 1879

Infant Son of W. P. and F. J. Hodges

HODGES

Infant Daughter

May 26 1882

May 26 1882

Infant Daughter of W. P. and F. J. Hodges

HODGES

Eva M.

Feb 09 1888

Nov 23 1888

Daughter of L. L. and C. T. Hodges

HODGES

Walter

Dec 8 1884

Nov 10 1885

Son of L. L. and C. J. Hodges

UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Grave marked with stone and no identification

THOMAS

Tempa

Jul 16 1821

Aug 15 1876

The grave of Tempa Thomas is within small iron fence

BELL

James Augustus

May 31 1842

Dec 29 1928

James Augustus Bell married Amanda (Erskine) Bell on September 7, 1861 in Falls Co., Texas

Amanda (Erskine) Bell was the daughter of Hugh and Jane (Richards) Erskine, born 1838 and died 1886.  She is buried in Linden, Washington

BELL

Birtha M.

Jun 04 1904

Feb 08 1915


BELL

Viven I.

Oct 11 1917

Jan 29 1918


BELL

Edward E.

Aug 30 1904

Mar 21 1969

PVT. US Army
World War II

BELL

A. H. (Albert Hilliary)

1878

1966


BELL

Florence May (Lewis)

1878

1961

Wife of A. H. Bell

UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Grave marked with stone and no other identification


HARPER

James Arthur

Jan 10 1888

May 24 1895


UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Unmarked Grave


McCOY

James Leland

Sep 25 1849

Jul 14 1932

James Leland McCoy was born in Tennessee

McCOY

Margaret (Hufstetler)

Feb 20 1854

Nov 02 1930

Wife of James Leland McCoy

McCOY

Allie

No Date

No Date


McCOY

Roy

No Date

No Date


McCOY

Elva Leome

No Date

No Date

Infant


McCOY

Ural Carroll

No Date

No Date

Infant


HODGES

Hall Terrell

Feb 26 1901

1970

Son of William J. and Carrie Ellen (Feeck) Hodges

Husband of Velma T. (Hines) Hodges

World War I

GARRETT

Gene Morris

1928

1928

Infant Son of L. L. and L. C. Garrett

There is no tombstone marker for Gene Morris Garrett

SCOGGIN

Robert

No Date

No Date

1st husband of Hazel E. Garrett


VINSON

Dovie

Sep 20 1896

Oct 26 1897

Daughter of T. H. and M. F. Vinson

JOHNSON

Alice

Jan 05 1882

Sep 16 1882

Daughter of J. T. and A. E. Johnson

JOHNSON

Emma D.

Aug 03 1875

May 12 1882

Daughter of W. A. and M. G. Johnson

JOHNSON

W. A. J.

Mar 04 1820

Dec 11 1896


RANDALL

Mattie May

Jun 02 1887

Jun 02 1887

Infant Daughter of S. M. and S. E. Randall

HART

Nannie E.

Sep 17 1880

Jun 11 1881

Daughter of Joseph Benjamin and Nancy A. Hart

HART

Joseph Benjamin

Apr 03 1837

Nov 11 1905

Joseph Benjamin Hart was born in Marlborough District, South Carolina

Husband of Nancy A. Hart

HART

Nancy A.

Jul 09 1839

Mar 24 1917

Wife of Joseph Benjamin Hart

GRAY

Susan A.

Oct 24 1844

Mar 24 1925


GRAY

Martha E.

Jun 03 1830

May 31 1908


WHITE

Robert Lee

Nov 08 1897

Aug 22 1898

Son of J. E. and M. H. White

ARTHUR

Carrie

Feb 26 1881

Mar 04 1881

Daughter of S. D. and E. J. Arthur

ARTHUR

Unknown

May 25 1868

Feb 23 1885

Unknown Arthur daughter of S. D. and E. J. Arthur.  She was born in Georgia


BROADWELL

Luther Lloyd

Jan 08 1896

Aug 07 1896

Son of J. A. and S. B. Broadwell

BROADWELL

Walter

Mar 03 1894

Mar 04 1894

Son of S. B. and J. A. Broadwell

“Aged 1 Day”

BARTON

Infant Son

No Date

No Date

Infant Son of William Albert and Susan (Hudspeth) Barton


ELDER

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Infant Elder with no identification of parents or dates


ELDER

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Infant Elder with no identification of parents or dates


SERTHUHE

Titeodoro

Apr 07 1900

Aug 14 1927


SERTUHE

Ellis

Jul 20 1889

Nov 09 1935


CANALES

Lokey

1893

1936


CANALEZ

Albert, Jr.

Jun 22 1965

Jan 22 1966


UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Wooden Cross Marker


TRIPILLO

Antonia

No Date

Dec 12 1929

“Aged 17 Years 5 Months”


RINCON

Maria Madelena

Feb 08 1938

Nov 24 1938


SALAZAR

Magrete

Mar 01 1924

Mar 24 1925


CANALES

Mariano

Jun 04 1929

May 10 1931


UNKNOWN

Unknown

No Date

No Date

Broken Wooden Cross Marker


GUERRO

Alfonso

Apr 20 1913

Mar 04 1939


SANCHEZ

Alex, Jr.

1906

Jul 28 1931

Alex Sanchez Jr. was the son of Alex and Magarita Sanchez Sr. He was born in Mexico

“Age 25 Years”

Info submitted by Andrew Sanchez

VALERO

Salome

Oct 22 1910

Oct 26 1932

Daughter of Domingo Valero and Antonia Cordoba. Domingo Valero and Antonia were both born in Mexico

CERRALS

Marion

Abt 1932

Jun 01 1934

Son of Marion Cerrals

Death Certificate submitted by Kay Cunningham

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