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MILLIGAN/MILLICAN CHAPEL CEMETERY

This cemetery is on private property. To find this cemetery, take Hwy 19 south from Trinity until you find FM 1617, turn right. Go about 1 mile after crossing Bell Creek, & immediately start looking to right to find the cemetery. . Go about 1 mile crossing Bell Creek, and immediately start looking to right to find the cemetery.

Rumor has it that the name has been officially changed to Milligan Chapel Cemetery. To quote our 2d edition of Trinity County Cemeteries: According to Mr. & Mrs. Robert A. Turner, the name is spelled with a "C", and pronounced by East Texas with a "G". The First Methodist Church was called Millican (as pronounced by East Texans) Chapel.

Milligan Chapel Cemetery is made up of a number of adjoining fenced-in family plots: Brock, Turner, Stanford, and Leggett (Br, Tu, St & Le in the section column). The Sam McWilliams family plot is located somewhere behind the Turner plot, the exact location being unknown. Parents, aunts, and uncles of Mr. Sam McWilliams are buried here. Mr. & Mrs. Jack Stanford describe the Stanford plot as being behind the turner plot but without a fence. One grave possibly marked could be either a Stanford or a Turner. The other graves with markers, but no dates are for Isaac Stanford and his wife, Mary Lloyd Vaughn Stanford.

In the first edition, the French family cemetery was added to this cemetery as a separate listing. For the second edition, the French family cemetery names were merged with the Milligan names. We have separated these two cemeteries. The French family cemetery is now known as the French Memorial Cemetery, and actually down a different road from the Milligan Cemetery. Both cemeteries are located south of Trinity, Texas.

For the compiled  list, both Trinity County Cemeteries 1980 and the second edition Trinity County Texas Cemeteries 1992 both published by Trinity County Historical Commission (TCHC) were consulted. This cemetery was surveyed by Virginia Buckle Arnold, Mary Mason Abshier on 17 April 2003. The back part was not surveyed due to poison ivy and heavy vegetation. Additions were found on October 6, 2004 by Chris Dyer, Ruth Tullos, Dee Dee King and Virginia Arnold. In this newly found back section in front of the Stanford and McWilliams fenced part is a very old, approximately 6’ x 6’ fenced area, no stones found inside.

List compiled: April 17, 2003 by Trinity County Historical Commission. Updated October 13, 2004/pc

Surname

Given Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Other

BARNETT

Fannie

 

 

35 Years Old StSection

BARNETT

J.H.

Dec 29, 1858

Aug 23, 1908

StSection

BELL

W. T., Mrs

 

 

Sister of Bettie Tucker French TuSection

BINFORD

Annie Adell Turner

1869

1928

Mother Double stone/ Gideon Thomas TuSection

BINFORD

Gideon Thomas

1864

1943

Father Double stone/ Annie Adell Turner TuSection

BROCK

 

 

 

Area 6 graves marked with large rocks Br

BROCK

Tom Mayo, Mrs.

 

 

[Moved from French Memorial listing. Marker not found in either cemetery] Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Mayo, sister of Lee, Sam & Eugene Mayo BrSection

BROCK

Cecil

 

 

BrSection

BROCK

Charlie D

1914

1985

BrSection 

BROCK

David F.

February 25, 1877

November 9, 1922

Father BrSection

BROCK

Elizabeth

 

 

Wife BrSection

BROCK

Green J.

1834

1899

Double stone/ Miranda E. BrSection

BROCK

Lillian

 

May 3, 1937

Mother Age 46 years, 7 months, 28 days. BrSection

BROCK

Marion

 

 

BrSection

BROCK

Miranda E.

1854

1929

Double stone/ Green J. BrSection

BROCK

Thomas Van.

1887

1975

BrSection 

CHERRY

Edwin F.

October 20, 1907

April 11, 1981

LeSection

CHERRY

Mary K.

January 21, 1913

December 12, 1971

Wife LeSection

CLAYTON

Ella Lakey

Dec. 1869

Jan 2, 1917

Daus/ John Melvin Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CLAYTON

J. Ruth

 

 

Child/ J. W. & A. I. Clayton Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CLAYTON

Louise

 

 

Child of J. W. & A. I. Clayton; Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CLAYTON

Winnie

 

 

StSection

CLAYTON

Ella

 

 

Child of J. W. & A. I. Clayton; Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CLAYTON

John Melvin

Mar. 1868

Nov 26, 1940

Daus/ Ella Lakey Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CLAYTON

John W.

Nov 16, 1902

Jan 1, 1963

Outside McWilliams Fence StSection

CUPPS

Jennie Z.

Jul 9, 1846

Feb 28, 1920

Age: 74 yrs, 7 mo, 18 days McWSection

DUNAWAY

Mary Etta Brock Wood

1871

1944

Next to William Lyle Wood BrSection

ELLIOTT

Callie E.

Apr 22, 1856

Dec 10, 1886

Age 53 yrs, 7 mo, 27 da (Outside Fence) StSection

LANEY

William Richard

1943

1992

In loving memory BrSection

LEGGETT

James Wesley.

December 17, 1922

October 12, 1974

Cpl Army Air Force LeSection

LEGGETT 

 

 

 

Area 7 graves marked with large rocks LeSection

MAYO

Claudia Brock

1886

1973

Mother BrSection

MAYO

Odell

 

November 13, 1913

Twins died at birth[Double stone/ Odis] BrSection

MAYO

Odis 

 

October 6, 1913

Twins died at birth[Double stone/ Odell] BrSection

MCWILLIAMS

Sam’s

 

 

Parents, aunts & uncles of Sam [Unknown location behind the Turner plot] McWSection

MCWILLIAMS

Elizabeth E.

Sept 12, 1822

Aug 8, 1905

McWSection

MCWILLIAMS

Florida Ann

Oct 10, 1855

Jul 17, 1886

McWSection

MCWILLIAMS

Nannie

1847

1928

McWSection

MCWILLIAMS

William M.

1854

1929

McWSection

PLATT

Ada Marie

February 7, 1927

July 19, 1979

Wife & Mother BrSection

PLATT

Mary Etta Leggett

September 27, 1897

January 23, 1985

Her star shines in heaven BrSection

PLATT

"Peanuts"

June 1, 1981

October 14, 1995

[pet???} BrSection

RIDDLE

Josephine A.

Sept 3, 1867

Jul 8, 1942

StSection

RIDDLE

Walter J.

Sept 6, 1894

Oct 4, 1936

90th Div. Texas Cook 344 Field Arty McW

RIDDLE

William Lawson

Jun 9, 1852

Feb 26, 1911

McWSection

STANFORD

 

 

 

Area 13 graves marked by large rocks StSection

STANFORD

Fannie E.

1890

1892

Dau of N.O. & M. L. Stanford StSection

STANFORD

I. O.

1853

1937

Issac ? StSection

STANFORD

Mary L. (Lloyd Vaughn)

Mar 13, 1855

Jun 18, 1920

StSection

THOMPSON

Baby

February 3, 1899

 

BrSection

THOMPSON

Baby

April 3, 1905

 

BrSection

THOMPSON

Doshia B.

May 20, 1869

May 31, 1962

BrSection

THOMPSON

Frank W.

December 12, 1901

November 4, 1918

BrSection

THOMPSON

Jesse M.

August 26, 1876

October 19, 1918

BrSection

TURNER

 

 

 

Area 5 graves marked with large rocks TuSection

TURNER

James P.

April 18, 1831

December 23, 1912

TuSection

TURNER

Joe T.

August 24, 1877

March 9, 1939

Double stone/ Pearle E. TuSection

TURNER

Jobie

July 31, 1893

May 24, 1976

 

TURNER

Margaret J.

August 28, 1838

November 23, 1880

Wife/ J. P. Turner Double stone/ William T. TuSection

TURNER

Pearl E. Stanford

May 1, 1880

July 29, 1951

Double stone/ Joe T. TuSection

TURNER

William T.

December 29, 1874

October 22, 1876

Son/ J. P. & Margaret Dbl stone/ Margaret TuSection

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

20 large stones in Stanford Plot

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

5 large stones in Turner lot

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

6 large stones in Brock lot

UNKNOWN

 

 

 

7 large stones in Leggett

VAUGHAN

Moses

May 25, 1827

Feb 20,1895

Beloved husband of Elizabeth Vaughn; StSection

VAUGHAN

Permalia E.

Jan 26, 1829

Mar 5, 1919

StSection

WOOD

Baby Boy

1898

 

Born & died BrSection

WOOD

William Lyle

August 28, 1871

January 21, 1900

Mary Etta Brock Wood Dunaway next to him BrSection

WOOD

William

 

1904

Born in Georgia -- Grandfather BrSection

WOOD

Mary Lyle

 

1919

Born in Alabama -- Grandmother BrSection

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