Sydney Files Cemetery

   The Files Family Cemetery is located in northeast Hill County near Itasca. From downtown Itasca take FM 66 east for 5.75 miles. From I-35W take exit 8, turn east on FM 66, go 4.5 miles. The cemetery is located on the south side of the highway at the bottom of the hill. View Map.
   Spencer & Carolyn Marley found and inventoried this cemetery March 8, 2004. We found ten stone markers but there are probably more graves in this cemetery. We thank Martha Bennett and Lee Wood for giving directions to this old family cemetery.  

 

Surname First name Born Died Comments
Files David Sydney Sep 1 1805 Oct 19 1879 inside fence. born in South Carolina; m. Sarah Ann Smith March 26, 1828. Moved to Texas in 1837 and to Files Valley soon after that. 
Files Sarah Ann (Smith) Jul 6 1808 Jul 8 1882 inside fence; wife of David Sydney Files.
Files Sarah J. Jan 2 1854 Jul 10 1862 d/o A. H. & C. L.; age 8 yrs. 6 mos & 8 days; inside fence
Files Mary J. Feb 8 1856 May 18 1856 d/o A. H. & C. L.; age 3mos. & 10 days; inside fence
Files Ambroas M. Jun 14 1867 Sep 12 1867 s/o F. M. & Jane; inside fence
Graham Joseph May 22 1832 Mar 18 1874 inside fence
Edrington Claud C. Nov 1880 Jan 5 1881 s/o R. P. & M. C. age 2 mos.; inside fence
Edrington Robert S. Sep 2 1885 May 28 1886 inside fence
Clement Arlington Mar 24 1843 Jun 1 1874 Outside fence
McDaniel J. E. Sep 28 1853 May 21 1870 s/o Y. H. & R. C. outside of fence