Rockwall Cemetery

Rockwall Cemetery is located East of Itasca off of 934E & 4430S.  It is on private property,  fenced and not accessible to the general public.  View Map.
It is not visible from the road, as it is deep within a fenced pasture.  It was overgrown with briars and vegetation for years.  Animals have overturned and broken many of the headstones.  Mr. Mack Ellison has done considerable cleaning and repairs.  There are many graves with a stone, rock, wooden marker, or just the stone base.  Many more graves have nothing to mark them at all.  The cemetery has been vandalized and theft has occurred.  There is a clean-up fund for the Cemetery at the bank in Itasca.

 The cemetery was originally called "Hilldale," and was part of a 16 acre tract of land deeded to trustees for a schoolhouse/church building.  The land was given by William and Madora Reavis for the sum of $5 on Aug. 5, 1876.  Their son, Elgin Reavis was buried there in 1887.  The most interesting burial is that of Sames brothers, who were murdered in 1881.  A. Y. Kirkpatrick gives an account of the crime in a book about early life in Hill County.  The name of the community was changed to Rockwall in the 1880's, and the school continued until the 1930's.

As with all transcriptions, please allow for errors. Please send all corrections and updates to Hill County Crossroads.

SURNAME FIRST NAME BORN DIED REMARKS
?oren       "oren is all that is legible
Allen Bovell Jul 21, 1864 Jun 8, 1892  
Allen Carrie S. Mar 10, 1885 July 8, 1902  
Bailey Carl M. Nov 21, 1899 Sep 16, 1900 son of W. P. & N. J., Wm Patton & Nancy Jane Bailey
Bailey D. L. (Dee) Mar 21, 1891 Mar 5,1893 son of W. P. & N. J.
Bailey John H. Apr 17, 1872 Dec 29, 1888 son of R. K. & L. D., R.K. was Rufus Kanderson, father of John, Wm Patton, Lee, & Wolsey
Bailey Joseph E. Jul 11, 1905 Apr 29, 1907 son of W. & Susie
Bailey Mary Oma 1908 1908 Wolsey & Margaret Susie Washer, Tin Marker- dau. of Wm Patton
Bailey Oscar Jun 20, 1910 Mar 5, 1914 son of Wolsey & Susie, died of whooping cough/measles
Bailey Wolsey Sep 28, 1912 Mar 18, 1914 son of Wolsey & Susie, died of pneumonia
Bain Ida Laura age 22 Dec 29, 1876 dau of F. M. & S. M. Bain
Barnett Francis R. Jul 22, 1873 Apr 7, 1896  
Barnett Dora Mar 19, 1889 no date bottom part of stone is broken
Beckner Arthur Dec 2, 1891 Sep 30, 1892 son of J.F. & Alice J. Davis (dau of Sallie Davis), father John not buried in Sanders/Roten/Davis fence 
Beckner Suzan Amanda     died of thphoid
Branard Emerlien Grant Mrs. Mar 10, 1817 Jan 12, 1892 sister of Chancy Grant, husband Lorenzo, thought to be visiting when died
Bumgearner William T. Mar 13, 1882 Dec 21, 1883 son of T. J. & S. E.
Cantrell Demmie Jun 7, 1892 Jun 18, 1893 son of E. M. & M. M.
Daniel Ethel Mason Mar 4, 1900 Jan 1932 unmarked, sister of Mary Mason, wife of Clarence David Daniel
Davis George W. Apr 19, 1876 Feb 4, 1884 son of R. J. & H. A.
Davis James M. J. Sep 12, 1860 Feb 13, 1888 son of John & S. A.
Davis Sarah "Sallie" abt 1844 Dec 15, 1892 unmarked, wife of John Davis, sister of D. P. Sanders. died of TB 
Durham J. Aug 29, 1844 Ded 23, 1886 wife of J. D.
Edmonds Emma G. Jan 28, 1883 Mar 13, 1883 dau of A. N. & E. A.
Ellison A. V. (Allan) Jan 15, 1884 Jan 18, 1916 son of Joe
Ellison J. H. (Joe) Dec 19, 1850 Sep 5, 1895 CSA Co. K 36 Reg Tx Calvary
Ellison Johnny     rock marker no dates
Ellison Mary B.(Mollie) Aug 12, 1865 Nov 13, 1943 husband J.H., mother M.A.
Evers Fransis Jul 2 2, 1883 Jul 13, 1885 son of R. E. & Mary Ellen Welch Evers
Fluker Minerva E. Dec 1809 Oct 1883 wife of Dr. William, shares stone w/Natalie Miller
Gann Florence Sep 28, 1867 Mar 7, 1895 wife of J. H.
Gann infant Mar 12, 1894 Mar 13, 1894 son of J. H. & F. C. 
Gordon Benjamin P. Sep 16, 1856 Mar 29, 1903  
Grant Alice A. Nov 20, 1875 Apr 24, 1881 dau of J. C. & M. J.
Grant Chancy L. Jun 4, 1802 Nov 21, 1883 b: New York, cousin of President Grant
Grant Jacob C. May 25, 1848 Sep 16, 1923  
Grant Mary J. Sep 9, 1843 Feb 23, 1920 wife of Jacob C.
Grant William Allen May 16, 1879 Sep 17, 1889 son of J. C. & M. J.
Harbor William G. Mar 26, 1897 Mar 27, 1900 son of Mike & Allie
Harris T. L. Mar 15, 1824 Nov 2, 1886  
Hart B. C. May 29, 1889 Feb 7, 1890 son of J. S. & F. E., Masonic emblem
Hart Cora U. Oct 25, 1890 Dec 21, 1891 dau of J. H. & N. O.
Hart David B. Age 1yr 2m Oct 14, 1887 son of J. J. & F. E. 
Hart James S. Sep 11, 1817 Jun 20, 1891 husband of  S. A. Hart
Hart Jeseph B. Age 4m 27d Jul 15, 1885 son of J. H. & N. R.
Howard Charles Edgar Jan 16, 1901 Aug 29, 1901 son of Calvin Boyd Howard
Ingram Martha C. Mar 27, 1844 Dec 6. 1890  
Little M. A. Mrs. Nov 25, 1827 Nov 18, 1893  
Mason Mary B. Jul 4, 1898 Aug 11, 1899 dau of A. M. & J. M.
Matherson Grace Age 2yrs Sept 24, 1891 gdau of W. F. Jones
McCook J. L. Sep 20, 1875 Apr 10, 1893  
McElroy Lottie (Little) Apr 4, 1891 Jun 16, 1892 dau of M. B. & Lottie
Miller Natalie S. Jun 18, 1862 Jan 30, 1882 dau of T. K. & C. B.
Montgomery M. E. Apr 23, 1854 Feb 22, 1907  
Pierce Nancy L. Jun 23, 1830 Jul 29, 1882  
Poe Joseph Elmer Jan 22, 18?? Feb 21, 1890 son of W. W. & J. E.
Potter Callie Aug 16, 1885 Dec 16, 1906 wife of W. R.
Poulson H. C. no date Dec 30, 1894  
Priddy C. I. B. Nov 19, 1888 Mar 27, 1891 dau  of A. J. & L. A. shares stone with E. E. Priddy
Priddy E. E. Aug 28, 1882 Feb 11, 1884 dau of A. J. & L. A.
Priddy N. J. Apr 18, 1884 Apr 9, 1886 dau of A. J. & L. A.
Priddy Robert H. Jul 3, 1887 Oct 19, 1889 son of M. T. & J. L.
Priddy W. D. May 13, 1891 Mar 5, 1892 son of A. J. & L. A. shares stone with N. J. Priddy
Rains Mandy Apr 27, 1858 Mar 12, 1889  
Reavis Elgin Aug 11, 1877 Aug 16, 1887 son of William & Madora
Rich Infant 1888 1888 dau of L. H. & S. L.
Robertson Gracy Aug 29, 1889 Dec 18, 1898 dau of W. R. & Willie
Roten Carry Ima Aug 27, 1903 Sep 17, 1903 dau of M. B. & Hannah
Roten Charles Allen Nov 27, 1851 Mar 12, 1931  
Roten D. E. Apr 27, 1878 May 27, 1927  
Roten Emma Dec 17, 1882 Jul 21, 1905 wife of D. E.
Roten Hannah Apr 9, 1869 Sep 27, 1953 wife of Malachi, last known burial in cemetery
Roten Infant Jun 15, 1897 Jun 20, 1897 son of M. B. & Hannah
Roten James Jul 11, 1895 Nov 23, 1895 son of C. V. & Fannie
Roten Lemuel Feb 17, 1880 Jan 16, 1883 son of C. A. & M. F.
Roten Malachi Jun 12, 1861 Jan 27, 1921 son of Augustus Rotton/removed cou of C. A.
Roten Mary Ann Sanders Jun 16, 1848 Apr 16, 1929 wife of C. A.
Roten Mary F. Jul 28, 1850 Jun 20, 1903 wife of Charles A.
Roten Richard C. Nov 11, 1909 Nov 11, 1909 son of R. C. & Rena
Roten W. Jessie Jan 16, 1896 Jul 22, 1918  
Roten Will V. May 30, 1876 Nov 16, 1949  
Sames J. L. age 73 Mar 23, 1883  
Sames Thomas Sep 25, 1854 Mar 4, 1881 son of J. L. & N. J. A.
Sames William Aug 8, 1860 Mar 4, 1881 son of J. L. & N. J. A.
Sanders A. T. Jun 9, 1878 Oct 27, 1903 husband of C. E.
Sanders Charles Spurgeon 1890 Sep 25, 1891 son of D. P. & G. E. J.
Sanders G. E. J. Jul 27, 1850 Sep 16, 1898 wife of REv. D. P.
Sanders J. B. Jul 1 4, 1872 Oct 18, 1907  
Sanders Lima G. age 2 Jan 16, 1906 dau of L. P. & H. A.
Sanders Lizzie Apr 11, 1881 Apr 11, 1901  
Sanders R. B. Nov 30, 1845 Apr 15, 1886  
Sawyers Martha E. Sep 10, 1893 Mar 27, 1895  
Sevier A. B. Feb 5, 1861 Aug 9, 1883 dau of B. F. & M. A. same stone with O. V. Sevier Family
Sevier Clyde Vernon Aug 5, 1883 Aug 11, 1893  
Sevier O. V.  Apr 3, 1858 Mar 9, 1884  
Smith Etha May Feb 5, 1893 Apr 29, 1893  
Stanley Edward J. M. Mar 3, 1897 Oct 4, 1897 son of B. F. & M. L.
Stanley G. W. Dec 21, 1827 Mar 19, 1888  
Stanley Vesta age 2 mo Jan 11, 1884  
Sweeney Infant Dec 18, 1895 Jun 17, 1896 child of W. J. & S. C. 
Taylor W. H. Mar 27, 1844 Dec 6, 1890  
Turner Sarah G. Feb 17, 1886 Nov 29, 1888  
Weir Osborne Oleta Sep 7, 1914 Jan 9, 1915 dau of W. P. & Della, stone missing 
Weir W. P. Jul 23, 1869 Jul 19, 1916 stone missing
Welsh S. O. Oct 6, 1835 Apr 20, 1902 stone missing
Wiginton Urma Dec 21, 1893 Jan 29, 1894 dau of J. H. & R. F.

Thanks to Annie Freeman, Tyler, Texas for update on this cemetery. March 20, 2005