Grayson County TXGenWeb
   Elliott Cemetery

By Elaine Nall Bay & Patricia Nall
Directions:  Travel North or South on State Hwy 75.  Take the Van Alstyne exit, turning west onto Hwy 121.  Drive approximately 6 miles on W121.
There are some burials marked by a cement block, tombstone base, wooden stake, etc.  The cemetery has been transcribed in the order of burials to retain family relationships.  'Vacant Spaces' only indicate that there is not a marker to identify a burial.  One way to determine if there is a burial marked 'vacant space' is to use the method of dowsing which can determine age, gender, height.

Unmarked Grave information  & Additions at the bottom of this page


The Elliott Cemetery is located just off County Rd. 121 West of Van Alstyne
Historical Marker at bottom of this page.
Map

Another list -Elliott Cemetery - Contains some extra info from obituaries
List below is arranged by burial location in rows
View Alphabetical List

(PLEASE CHECK ALPHABETICAL LIST -ADDITIONS WILL BE ADDED TO ALPHABETICAL LIST)
ROW 1 
Howell, Ruby Alline Jan 4 1901 Dec 10 1905 d/o J.T. & M.E. Howell
Howell, Dixie Jo Jan 21 1905 June 16 1906 d/o J.T. & M.E. Howell
Howell, Mary E. 1877 1936 "Mother"
Howell, J. Turner 1873 1954 "Dad"
1 vacant spaces 
Nicholson, Infant Feb 14 1907 Feb 14 1907 d/o W.C. & Alzada Nicholson
Henderson, Ralph (Bob) Dec 18 1904 July 10 1992
Henderson, Lucy Nell July 17 1915 Aug 8 2008
Nicholson, Alzada E. 1888 1920 
Nicholson, William C. 1878 1968 
Nicholson, infant daughter ----- 1920
Marr, Wynnie I. June 8 1908 Mar 21 1995 
Marr, Lloyd M. Apr 24 1905 Mar 29 1995 
Bishop, Lota Rotton 1899 1932 
Michael, Mittie Mae May 5 1892 Nov 1 1991 
Michael, Thomas Jeff Dec 11 1888 May 14 1971 
Howell, Willie L. Apr 2 1911 July 27 1986 Married Nov 1 1931
Howell, Winell Jan 26 1914 May 29 1998 
Taylor, Mary A. Aug 12 1894 Jan 1 1986 
Taylor, William H. Sept 13 1896 July 23 1977 
Boals, Mary Muriel Dec 9 1916 - 
Boals, Homer Lee Aug 23 1915 Jan 11 1987 PFC US Army WWII
Smith, Elizabeth H. (Beth) Apr 24 1916 Nov 2 1990 Married Feb 4 1939
Smith, J. Frank Jan 31 1917 Aug 28 2004 
6 vacant spaces 
ROW 2 
Bradshaw, Laura Howell 1877 1964 
Rotton, R.W. July 16 1872 Apr 7 1907 
Rotton, Bonnie Sept 18 1897 Sept 11 1912 d/o R.W. & L.T. Rotton
Howell, Nancy Jane Nov 8 1836 Mar 8 1922 
Howell, William June 30 1830 Mar 11 1923 
4 vacant spaces 
Smith, Elizabeth G. June 13 1813 Apr 12 1910 Age 97yr 2 mo 1 day
Smith, B.F. (Uncle Dock) 1850 1918 
Smith,  L.C. 1860 1932 Wife of B.F. Smith
Kirkpatrick, A. Ethel Aug 16 1888 Oct 23 1979 
Kirkpatrick, C. Samuel Nov 23 1884 Dec 27 1964 
10 vacant spaces 
ROW 3 
Taylor, James William Feb 12 1906 Apr 22 1906 s/o E.H. & Ola Taylor
Taylor, E.H. Nov 11 1874 June 29 1908 
Taylor, Amanda 1879 1967
Barrow, Sallie Taylor 1882 1970 
1 vacant space 
Brooks, Infant Nov 15 1906 Nov 15 1906 s/o J.W. & S.R. Brooks
Brooks, Jim W. June 6 1866 Aug 30 1908 
Hedrick, Susie R. Nov 26 1871 Feb 13 1919 
Brooks, L.J. Jr. Sept 11 1925 Jan 24 1928 
Brooks, Lem Jim Apr 17 1899 July 14 1956 
Brooks, Dora Anna Jan 1 1901 Sept 7 2004 
Brooks, Billy R. 1929 2009 FHM
Hedrick, Floy 1896 1931 
1 vacant space 
Hedrick, Warren James Oct 5 1921 Sept 8 1989 Sgt US Army Korea
1 vacant space 
Hayes, Reta Marceille 1932 1934 
1 vacant space 
Hayes, Odilla Vivian May 19 1910 Aug 6 2004 
Hayes, Chrystal Leo Feb 12 1910 Aug 28 1942 
4 vacant spaces 
ROW 4 
McBride, Lola May 4 1904 June 8 1906 d/o E.G. & L.B. McBride
2 vacant spaces 
McNeely, Maud B. 1896 1983 
McNeely, Francis E. 1898 1966 
McNeely, Partheny A. Jan 12 1869 Dec 23 1906 w/o W.F. McNeely
McNeely, W.F. June 28 1866 Apr 27 1921 
McNeely, Memory    Oct 1 1900 Apr 7 1906 d/o W.F. & P.A. McNeely
McNeely, John Wesley Jan 10 1893 Nov 10 1902 s/o W.R. & Tenie McNeely
1 vacant space 
Hunt, Thomas J. Nov 18 1833 Dec 7 1907 
Headstone Base 
1 vacant space 
McNeely, Sarah L. Nov 27 1876 July 6 1915 w/o T.W. McNeely
McNeely, Thomas W. July 14 1871 July 26 1935
McNeely, Ira 1903 1946 
6 vacant spaces 
Ragsdale, J.S. Dec 23 1853 Jan 24 1923 
ROW 5 
Sandstone Headstone & Footstone 
Sandstone Headstone & Footstone 
Ladd, Josephine 1885 1968 Begin Ladd/Brown plot
Ladd, E.W.  June 16 1875 Jan 15 1918 
Ladd, Mary Ellen 1852 1931 
Ladd, John W. 1849 1926 
Brown, Janie 1885 1972 
Brown, Albert 1887 1938 End Ladd/Brown Plot
Brown, George A. 1883 1958 
Brown, Pearl E. 1887 1966 
Lorance, Sallie L. Jan 7 1820 Apr 19 1908 
8 vacant spaces 
Balch, Viola Nov 13 1896 Jan 24 1923 w/o Lake Balchd/o B.F. & S.A. Davidson
Bolch, Infant Jan 21 1923 Jan 21 1923 d/o Lake & Viola Bolch
Cement block 
ROW 6 
Taylor, James May 25 1853 Sept 7 1908 
Taylor, Fannie June 3 1856 Dec 21 1929 
Taylor, Willie Lue July 20 1893 June 19 1968 
Taylor, James Tucker Jan 6 1894 July 7 1963 
Taylor, James T. Nov 1 1917 Nov 11 1917 s/o J.T. & W.L. Taylor
2 vacant spaces 
Patrick, Wilma Nov 7 1910 Dec 13 1910 d/o Mr. & Mrs. G.S. Patrick

8 vacant spaces 
Cement block 
7 vacant spaces 
ROW 7 
Taylor, Amanda O. 1879 1967 FHM for Amanda Taylor row 3
1 vacant space 
Garner, Mary L. Jan 2 1869 June 8 1943 Married July 13 1890
Garner, John P. Oct 2 1872 Apr 6 1939 
2 vacant spaces 
Webb, Eugene Clifton Feb 7 1902 Jan 13 1973 
Webb, Edith A. July 31 1906 July 14 1986 
Bledsoe, Charles Emry 1888 1966 
Bledsoe, Myrtle Roberts 1887 1918 
1 vacant space 
Wilhite, Rubie Estel Aug 11 1913 Jan 17 1917
1 vacant space 
Cement block 
1 vacant spaces 
Cement block 
Minatre, Royal Arthur May 15 1906 Oct 27 1916 s/o W.H. & S.G. Minatre
Minatre, Henry Hoyt Aug 18 1900 Aug 1 1918 s/o W.H. & S.G. Minatre
Cement block 
*(Information of an unmarked  Minatre grave, possibly the cement block marker see note at bottom of this page.)
Miracle, Henry July 13 1896 Sept 4 1917 s/o A. Miracle
Blakey, J.J. ------ ------ ?baby?
1 vacant space 
ROW 8 
Burris, J.R. Dec 14 1896 Oct 7 1909 
1 vacant space 
Bledsoe, C.T. 1849 1915 
Bledsoe, Sarah 1853 1924 
Bledsoe, Walter July 24 1884 Aug 15 1957 
Bledsoe, Carrie Nov 23 1885 July 6 1969 
2 vacant spaces 
Maddox, Grandma 1840 1928 
3 vacant spaces 
True, John Aug 28 1878 May 13 1915 
3 vacant spaces 
Smith, Sybil 1918 1922 
2 vacant spaces 
Cement block 
Cement block 
Jones, Reba 1924 1926 
ROW 9 
2 vacant spaces 
Melton, Susie R. 1868 1946 
Melton, P. Wade 1874 1927 
1 vacant space 
Kelley, J.L. May 2 1888 Dec 18 1918 
Hardin, Infant May 11 1911 May 11 1911 d/o C.O. & M.A. Hardin
Bledsoe, Nellie Sept 10 1900 Jan 20 1926 w/o R.J. Bledsoe
Bledsoe, Dorman Adrian 1923 1927 
Bledsoe, Rufus Judson Feb 12 1894 Aug 29 1964 Texas Pvt 6 Co 165 Depot Brigade WWI
Bledsoe, Bertha Lee Nov 30 1892 July 28 1974 Begin Bledsoe Plot
Bledsoe, Charlotte M. Taylor May 2 1900 Aug 5 1980 
Bledsoe, W. Alva Jan 14 1897 Aug 7 1954 
Bledsoe, John C. 1872 1941 
Bledsoe, Sarah J. 1870 1953 End Bledsoe Plot
Hunt, Lula July 27 1874 Sept 18 1958 
Hunt, M.F. Jan 9 1864 Jan 6 1938 
Hayes, L. Lucile Mar 1 1918 Aug 11 1999 
Hayes, Jerry D. Mar 12 1941 Feb 18 1967 
Hayes, W. M. (Bill) Mar 7 1917 July 16 1987 
Wilson, Murl Lavonne Nov 1 1936 - Married June 30 1956
Wilson, O. Euvell (Jim) Feb 12 1934 Nov 26 1985 
1 vacant space 
Jones, Mary Lucille 1892 1970
Jones, James A. 1888 1958 
1 vacant space 
ROW 10 
Hedrick, Amanda  1867 1939 w/o D.H. Hedrick
Selby, Oris G. 1884 1973 h/o Stella Selby
Selby, Stella 1888 1923 'Mother'
(Likely Selby see Obit), infant daughter - Oct 29 1923 
Bledsoe, Bell Corine Hunter Mar 23 1900 May 1 1997 w/o Marion Elmer Bledsoe
Hunter, Johnnie Corine Nov 25 1920 Apr 20 1986 
Bledsoe, James Raymond Jr. Dec 24 1948 Jan 14 1998 Begin Bledsoe Plot
Bledsoe, James Raymond Sr. Nov 18 1925 July 14 1994 MM3 US Navy WWII USS Cleveland
Bledsoe, Alice 1901 1928 
Bledsoe, Marion Elmer July 12 1895 Mar 5 1952
Moore, Mary Alva Oct 10 1920 - Married Apr 25 1936
Moore, Harvey Willis Sept 4 1912 Oct 7 1980 End Bledsoe Plot
Wilson, Bonnie F. Aug 6 1912 Jan 4 1981 
Wilson, Onice O. Feb 7 1908 Apr 18 1967 
Shaw, Alton H. 1915 1934 
Shaw, Olene 1921 1931 
Shaw, Myrtle Hunt Apr 15 1893 Sept 29 1974 
Shaw, Albert Guy Oct 20 1892 Sept 4 1969 
1 vacant space 
Cement block 
Jones, Ruby 1920 1924 
Busby, Harett Apr 7 1869 Mar 3 1922 
ROW 11 
Kirby, Jeanette Davis July 13 1932 - Married May 14 1955Children: Brenda, Charles, Marty
Kirby, George W. Feb 8 1932 - CPL US Army 2nd Cav
Kirby, Valley May  Feb 24 1917 Apr 24 1935 
Kirby, Sidney S. Feb 17 1855 Oct 20 1944 
Kirby, E. Blanchard 1892 1957 
Kirby, Georgie M. 1898 1987 
Kirby, Martha C. Oct 17 1896 June 11 1971 
Hart, J.A.  Dec 16 1859 Sept 14 1945 
2 vacant spaces 
Bledsoe, Monika Mar 12 1925 July 31 1977 Married July 4 1953
Bledsoe, Jim L. Feb 21 1911 Feb 9 1991 
Cooksey, Lou 1872 1954 
Cooksey, W.N. 1871 1947 
Umphress, Minnie L. 1908 1989 
Umphress, George E. 1905 1963 
Breeden, Myrtle O. 1912 1983 
Breeden, Paul 1910 1985 
Queen, Zachary Bruce May 20 1986 May 30 1986 
4 vacant spaces
ROW 12 
6 vacant spaces 
Bledsoe Stone 
Bledsoe, Michael Ray Aug 30 1953 Jan 30 2009 
Bledsoe, Georgia Lea July 13 1935 Jan 26 1984 
Bledsoe, Elmer Ray July 23 1932 - 
11 vacant spaces 
ROW 13 
Camp, Martha Kirby Feb 26 1952 Mar 7 2001 
Kirby, Haskiel H. Oct 14 1927 May 9 1962 
1 vacant space 
Kirby, Dorothy L. Dec 13 1929 - Married July 16 1948
Kirby, Cancil B. Nov 15 1929 June 10 2003
Kirby, Roy Willis Mar 21 1919 Mar 16 1991 
Kirby, William Arnold 1928 1977 Pvt US Army
2 vacant spaces 
1 vacant space   Begin Payne Plot
Payne, Ima Dell Mar 1 1923 Aug 9 2003 Mother
Payne, John C. Mar 29 1956 May 26 1992 Son End Payne Plot
8 vacant spaces 

SECTION 2

ROW 1 
Historical Marker 
Elliott, Joseph T. Oct 18 1925 Feb 28 2002 AMSC US Navy WWII
Elliott, Loretta C. Sept 6 1924 - 
Reynolds, Glen Dean June 30 1944 Oct 8 2007 
5 vacant spaces 
ROW 2 
Elliott, Gary Howard Sept 14 1927 Aug 28 2003 PFC US Army WWII
3 vacant spaces 
Elliott, Cary Lee July 29 1898 Mar 29 1899 s/o J.W. & A.M. Elliott
2 vacant spaces 
ROW 3 
1 vacant space 
Elliott, William Lester 1904 1988 
Elliott, Vera Brown 1908 1993 
Elliott, William Albert Feb 24 1930 Aug 24 1980 
Elliott, Dawn Lorene Jan 12 1958 Sept 19 2003 d/o William A. Elliott
Elliott, Jessie Abbner Sept 24 1896 Aug 15 1897 s/o R.A. & N.E. Elliott
3 vacant spaces 
ROW 4 
McNeely, Mary Joe Oct 26 1914 Aug 8 2001 
Selby, Oran Sim Nov 28 1891 Mar 29 1969 Montana Sgt US Army WWI
Selby, Annie J. Jan 9 1894 Aug 22 1974 
McNeely, Virginia F. 1868 1940 
McNeely, Edward B. 1868 1927 
McNeely, Bunyan Elliott Nov 26 1892 Sept 6 1895 s/o E.B. & V.F. McNeely
McNeely, infant Dec 28 1895 Dec 28 1895 s/o E.B. & V.F. McNeely
Phillips, George Edward June 20 1890 Apr 15 1931 Texas Water Tender 1CL U.S.N.R.F.
2 vacant spaces
ROW 5 
Burke, Elizabeth 1850 1928 
Burke, Joe C. 1840 1923 
Burke, Edward M. Jan 24 1870 July 11 1897 s/o J.C. & A.E. Burke
Burke, May E. Dec 11 1877 Sept 29 1895 d/o J.C. & A.E. Burke
1 vacant space 
Elliott, Rev. David  Oct 20 1817 Nov 14 1909 Aged 92yr, 24dsborn in Tennessee died in Texas
Elliott, Nancy - Aug 4 1888 w/o Eld. David Elliott aged 67yr 6mo 20ds
Elliott, Virginia F. Mar 11 1853 Oct 1 1855 d/o David & Nancy Elliott
Elliott, James Sydney Oct 7 1889 Oct 9 1889 s/o J.T. & L.E. Elliott
ROW 6 
Pitt, Maude O. - - -
Pitt, Sarah Elliott - - w/o J.W. Pitt
Pitt, J.W. Dec 7 1852 Dec 29 1899 
Pitt, Mabel Clara May 10 1891 Dec 4 1892 d/o J.W. & S.M. Pitt
Pitt, Infant Dec 25 1898 Dec 25 1898 Infant of J.W. & S.M. Pitt
Pitt, David Glynn Feb 19 1897 July 11 1898 s/o J.W. & S.M. Pitt
McNeely, William Leon - Feb 22 1957 
McNeely, Lucy Elliott - June 1 1975 
Elliott, Joseph T. 1848 1925 
Elliott, Lucy E. 1848 1938 
ROW 7 
6 vacant spaces 
Webb, Nancy E. 1874 1941 
Webb, Joe Ed 1870 1926 
2 vacant spaces 
ROW 8 
Webb, Ocha Pearl Sept 11 1890 Nov 19 1909 d/o W.R. & Gussie Webb
Baby 
Webb, Gussie Elliott Mar 4 1872 Oct 31 1951 
Webb, William R. Oct 24 1862 Jan 23 1945 
1 vacant space 
Elliott, Infant - - s/o R.J. & Leah Elliott
Elliott, Bobby Gene Dec 4 1926 Feb 7 1927 
Elliott, Rose Lee 1877 1953 
Elliott, Cary M. 1875 1962 
ROW 9 
-----, Ruth M. 1911 1912 
Elliott, Johnnie M. 1874 1928 
Elliott, David O. 1871 1944 
Cement Block 
1 vacant space 
Elliott, Joseph Leslie Jan 10 1904 Sept 27 1983 
Elliott, Delta Lockett Dec 13 1906 Jan 8 1988 
Elliott, Charles Raymond Jan 23 1935 - 
2 vacant spaces 
ROW 10 
Walker, J.C. (Cal) 1880 1953 
Walker, Lillie G. 1890 1961 
Woods, J.C. 1882 1962 
Walker, Monroe M. 1911 1968 
Walker, Lois E. 1913 1994 
Walker, Lillie Irene 1939 1975 
Walker, Juanita L. 1942 - 
Walker, C. Melvin 1918 1984 
2 vacant spaces 
ROW 11 
5 vacant spaces 
Jones, Lola M. - June 24 1933 d/o Mr. & Mrs. Joe W. Jones
4 vacant spaces 
ROW 12 
5 vacant spaces
Jones, Joe W. 1902 1988 
Jones, Mary B. 1907 1989 
Lewis, Dorothy Jones June 25 1930 Mar 20 1996 
Lewis, John Hervie June 5 1927 - 
3 vacant spaces 
ROW 13 
Sparks, Jim Feb 28 1878 June 16 1957 
Sparks, Clay C. 1880 1964
Sparks, Sarah Cobb 1888 1969 
Sparks, Howard L. 1909 1985 
Sparks, Kathryn L. 1909 2001  
5 vacant spaces 
ROW 14   Empty

SECTION 3
ROW 1   Empty
ROW 2   Empty
ROW 3   Empty
ROW 4   Empty
ROW 5 
Hanning, Royal 'Roy' M. Dec 16 1929 - Married Sept 1 1951
Hanning, Lois Umphress Aug 8 1930 Nov 28 2003 
4 vacant spaces 
Hazelton, Roy Edward Sept 27 1903 July 25 1992 
Hazelton, Katie Webster Dec 19 1907 Aug 9 1994 
Jade, Olivia July 18 2006 Oct 20 2006 
2 vacant spaces 
McCrain, J. Chester Nov 28 1910 Mar 10 1999 Married Nov 28 1936
McCrain, Eddith P. June 3 1919 - May 7, 2010
2 vacant spaces 
ROW 6 
6 vacant spaces 
Hazelton, Valton F. Nov 25 1932 - Married nov 5 1975
Hazelton, Maricille Aug 20 1935 May 17 2007 
7 vacant spaces 
ROW 7 
Dhane, Eddie B. Feb 17 1927 June 27 2002 Married Apr 21 1946Pvt US Army WWII
Dhane, Annie Marie May 27 1929 - 
Mitchell Barbara Ann Dhane Sept 5 1947 Apr 4 2008 
Schmitt, Minnie H. July 19 1933 - Married Dec 22 1956
Schmitt, Alfred J. Apr 11 1929 June 4 2002 
9 vacant spaces 

SECTION 4

ROW 1   Empty
ROW 2   Empty
ROW 3   Empty
ROW 4 
4 vacant spaces 
Anderson, Elvin Doyce (Andy) Jan 26 1937 May 11 2004 photo
Anderson, Josie Erliene Oct 26 1943 - Married July 14 1962
8 vacant spaces 
ROW 5 
4 vacant spaces 
Anderson, Nathan Lamar Mar 1 1926 - Apr 22 2008 Children: Ava, Rhonda, Nathan Jr.
9 vacant spaces 
ROW 6   Empty
ROW 7   Empty
ROW 8   Empty
ROW 9   Empty

SECTION 5
NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE COMMENTS
ROW 1 
Hernandez, Pedro M. Sr. June 30 1944 Sept 6 1989 
 

Unmarked Grave information  & Additions
Minatre ~This child apparently buried in an unmarked grave. from Ruth Hasten Walsh-
Name: John William Minatra Death date: 12 Oct 1946 Death place: Grayson County, Texas Gender: Male Race or color (on document): w Age at death: 9 months 26 days Estimated birth year:  Birth date: 16 Dec 1945 Birth place: Gunter, Texas Marital status: Single Spouse name:  Father name: C. L. Minatra Father birth place: Gunter, Texas Mother name: Dora Gollihugh Mother birth place: Young County, Texas Occupation:  Residence: Gunter, Grayson, Texas Cemetery name: Elliott Burial place:  Burial date: 13 Oct 1946 pneumonia (while parents taking him to doctor in Sherman) Additional relatives: X Film number: 2218424 Digital GS number: 4030535 Image number: 2687 Reference number: cn45407 Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976

Van Alstyne Public Library -Genealogical Collection -Obituaries
Sherman Democrat


Monday 14 March 1994-Page A10

HELEN BARKER

GUNTER - Helen Barker, 79, of Gunter died Sunday at Hilltop Haven Nursing Home in Gunter.


Graveside services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Elliott Cemetery under the direction of Flesher Funeral Home of Van Alstyne.Bro. Frazier Conley will be officiating.
Mrs. Barker was born in Cleburne.She was the daughter of James H. Barker and Annie Gertrude Bruce Baker.She was a member of Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, and was a school crossing guard in Dallas.


 

Historical Marker Transcript
Elliott Cemetery

David Elliott (d. 1909) for whom this cemetery is named, was a pioneer settler in the Southern part of Grayson County, born in Murphreesboro, Tennessee, in 1817, he joined the crew on a boat on the Mississippi River at an early age. He later served as a riverboat captain before his ordination as a Baptist Minister.
In 1847, two years after Texas became a state, the Rev. Mr. Elliott migrated to this are , settling on land at this site, he noted evidence of earlier pioneers, including several graves with crude markers of a sandstone not common to the area. The stones contained no inscriptions or identifying marks.
When David Elliott's daughter, Virginia F. died in 1855, he interred her near the pioneer graves, later as other settlers moved into the area, the Elliott Family Cemetery was opened for use as a public burial ground. From 1905 until 1950, it was maintained by Pilgrim's Rest Baptist Church, of which the Rev. Mr. Elliott was an organizer.
Other buried here include longtime residents, early teachers and military veterans. Still used, the site serves as an important historical reminder of the individuals and families who opened this area for settlement.

Back to the Cemetery Page


 
 

Back to the Grayson County TXGenWeb Index page
If you find any of Grayson County TXGenWeb links inoperable,
please send me a message.
Visit the TXGenWeb State Page.
Visit the USGenWeb
WorldGenWeb
This page is maintained by Elaine Nall Bay 2009