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Glade Chapel Cemetery
Submitted by Monica Hague

Driving Directions 

7 West to Kosse, take 14N to Bremond

Or coming from Bremond 14S to County Road 272 from turn, only one way

Go down about 2 miles and there sits the old Glade Chapel Cemetery

Inventory of Glade Chapel Cemetery was done about 1975 by Leonard Bryan Payne, who was born right by Glade Chapel Cemetery

The next inventory was taken by Maxine Gibbs Bettis and her Father, James Gibbs about 25 years ago

There are 29 other broken markers in the fenced area

As you can see, there are some VERY old markers and graves here and MANY, MANY missing ones

Glade Chapel Cemetery is in bad need of some TLC 

Info added as submitted

All info and pictures submitted by Maxine Gibbs Bettis and Monica R. Hague unless otherwise noted

     According to Maxine Gibbs Bettis, per her father James Gibbs, this cemetery had at one time about 200 graves.  When she and her father took this inventory, over 20 years ago, many of the original markers were broken and thrown into a ditch.  Sometime in the mid-1970's some descendants put up a fence around the remaining markers, about 17. 

     The cemetery is by the Old Property of Elbert and Sarah Rachel Yates Gibbs. They came to Texas originally from Pickens County, Alabama.  Elbert was a Confederate Soldier, 40th Al Inf. Co A.  They moved after the war to Winston County, Mississippi, then to Falls County, Texas about 1888.  Sarah's sister, Mary Snider, also came with them. 

     Elbert and Sarah's children all lived around them in the old Glade Chapel Community: Rhoda Jane Simmons Gibbs (daughter-in-law).  She owned a cafe with Bert Griffen off 7 East by Kosse in the early 1900's. Eugenia Lois Griffen Bridge, Lena Payne Davidson, Henry Martin Davidson, and My Great-Great Grandfather, their oldest son, George Thomas Gibbs, who came to Texas with his parents and 4 little girls, his wife, Martha having died young in Mississippi.  Father of Vera Mae Gibbs Barnett, wife of Levi Jackson Barnett.

I like to give whole names, spouse, parents… whenever I can, so if you can help with this, please let me know.
Additions, corrections, and pictures are always welcome!
Please send to Falls County Coordinator.

Last Name

First Name





Sarah (Yates)



Sarah Gibbs was born in Pickens, Co., Alabama to Britton Wesley anElisabeth (Williford) Yates and she died in Falls Co., Texas


Elbert L.


Feb 26 1906

Elbert L. Gibbs was born in Pickens Co., Alabama to Maranda Gibbs and he died in Falls Co., Texas.  Maranda Gibbs was born in 1796 in North Carolina.

Alabama 40th Infantry Co G
Confederate States Army

Picture submitted by Monica Hague


Sarah Rachel Yates

Jun 01 1848

Feb 15 1924

Sarah Rachel Yates married Elbert L. Gibbs on August 29, 1855 in Winston Co., Mississippi and she came to Texas in the 1890’s

Picture submitted by Monica Hague



Nov 1904

Jan 1905

Infant Child of James Kelly and Mary Ann Armstrong Payne



Oct 06 1903

Oct 06 1903

Infant Child of James Kelly and Mary Ann Armstrong Payne



No Date

No Date

“Meet Me In Heaven”



No Date

No Date

This tombstone is unreadable



No Date

No Date

This is a very old tombstone marker


Andrew Jackson

Apr 04 1852

Nov 14 1953

Born in Montgomery Co., Texas

Married Mary “Mamie” Dorcas (Barclay) on June 27, 1883

All info submitted by Ron Johnson


Mary “Mamie” Dorcas (Barclay)

Feb 16 1865

Apr 09 1941

Daughter of William Alexander and Mary P. (Long) Barclay of Blue Ridge, Falls County, Texas

Married Andrew Jackson Alston on June 27, 1883

All info submitted by Ron Johnson



No Date

No Date

This tombstone is very old and unreadable


Mary E.

Apr 22 1845

Sep 13 1926


Harvey D.

Oct 02 1930

Oct 03 1930

Son of John Frieland Opal Inez (Moore) Crabb

John Frieland Crabb's Father was Franklin Smith Crabb, son of John Crabb

Info and Death Certificate submitted by Patti G.


Andrew Jackson

Dec 18 1845

Sep 23 1908

Born in Holmes County, Mississippi.  His wife is buried at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County, Texas

He actually died in 1903, as per the Texas State Death Records.

“Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
For They Shall See God”

Info and full name submitted by Kathleen Sisson Boyd, Great Granddaughter of Andrew Jackson Sission



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