Pine Valley Cemetery

Page last updated:  June 20, 2013

Located east of New Waverly off highway #150.  Turn left on Farm Road #2778.  A short distance after passing the Winters Memrial Cemetery, the road becomes #2693.  There is a sign pointing to the church and cemetery, which is about one-half mile.  Services are still held at this lovely country church.  This location is on the line of the counties Walker and San Jacinto, Texas.

The following is from the  Texas Historical Marker at the Pine Valley Cemetery;

“The organizational meeting for this church was held about 1868 in the smokehouse of David Pursley. The Earliest sanctuary was a log building constructed by the members, and the Rev. Lewin Adams (1822-1899), who is buried here, served as the first pastor. The community burial ground served the pioneer settlers of the area. The earliest marked grave is that of Susan Henly Irby (1825-1878) who died here while on a visit from Mississippi. An early member of the Tryon Baptist Association, the church celebrates homecoming here each May.”

2 cement circles labled "unknown"  
3 unmarked graves  
7 unmarked adult graves  
Adams, John W. grandchildren 5 unmarked graves
grandchildren of John W Adams
   
Adams, Lewin, Rev. b. Wilcox Co, AL Dec 27, 1822  Feb 17, 1899
Adams, Margaret wife of Rev. Lewin Adams Oct 6, 1823  Jul 8, 1912
Anderson, Berta child of Will & Julia Anderson
Julia is d/o John Adams
   
Anderson, George Jessie child of Will & Julia Anderson
Julia is d/o John Adams
   
Anderson, James m. 24 Dec 1945 Jun 8, 1910 May 14, 1988
Anderson, Lena Mattie wife of William Hartford "Willie" Anderson Jul 7, 1900 Jul 13,1988
Anderson, Marion D. wife of James Anderson Sep 22, 1910  
Anderson, William Hartford "Willie"   Apr 13, 1898 Dec 27, 1964
Baggett, Jessee   Feb 5, 1818 Jan 17, 1890
Bailey, Infants Jessie, Verna Mae, 1 unnamed    
Baird, J. M.   Jan 22, 1857 Jan 3,1939
Baird, Sarah wife of J. M. Baird Jul 10, 1863 Dec 1885
Ballew, Charles Walter TX  Sp 4  US Army  WW II Jun 29, 1900 Apr 7, 1971
Ballew, E. C. Jack   Dec 18, 1904 Jul 2,1984
Ballew, Marie wife of E. C. Jack Ballew Aug 13, 1921 Aug 23, 2006
Bolding, Claude Hunter TX Pvt Co  23 Inf WW I Jun 10, 1898 Dec 1, 1956
Bonds, Jessie Ray   1916 1986
Bonds, M. H.   Jul 31, 1852 Dec 6, 1928
Bonds, Mary Edna   Jul 10 1889 Apr 7, 1948
Bonds, Pricilla   May 18, 1857 Mar 18, 1933
Bonds, W. R.   Sep 20, 1885 Sep 30, 1962
Bouchelle, John Olin   1884 1979
Bouchelle, Lillie T.   1888 1982
Bouchelle, Sterling Maston US Army, WW II Nov 23, 1908 Aug 15, 1988
Bracken, Lillie M. wife of W. M. Bracken May 6,1897 Jul 11, 1986
Bracken, W. M.   Sep 12, 1899 Mar 24, 1952
Brooks, Lucy O. wife of William H. Apr 7, 1861 Jul 27, 1947
Brooks, WIlliam H.   Mar 14, 1854 May 7, 1931
Brown, Eliddy A. b. Baker Co, GA Jul 7, 1841 Oct 25, 1911
Brown, J. P. unmarked no data  
Carver, James A.   1873 1888
Carver, Zilphia wife of James A. Carver
please help with dates
1885 1887
Cleveland, Allen   Apr 15, 1880 Apr 24, 1967
Cleveland, Fannie wife of Allen Cleveland Dec 31, 1885 Jan 18, 1983
Colburn, Farley mother of Belle Shirley no dates  
Colburn, infant son of Russell & Lydia Colburn    
Colburn, Lydia d. young, unmarried    
Colburn, Martha Adams wife of Tiffin Colburn  Oct 28, 1853 Feb 11, 1889
Colburn, Nealus typhoid fever victim   1902
Colburn, Samuel   no data  
Colburn, Samuel, Mrs. wife of Samuel Colburn no data  
Colburn, Tiffin   May 4, 1847 Jun 6, 1913
Collard, Sarah Colburn wife of Lem Collard    
Cooksey, Frankin  (Franklin)   1898 1899
Cooksey, J. William   1863 1955
Cooksey, James W.   1819 1903
Cooksey, L. Arnold   Feb 9, 1903 Mar 30, 1941
Cooksey, Louisa wife of James W. Cooksey 1824 1910
Cooksey, Nancy Ella wife of J. William Cooksey 1869 1925
Cooksey, Rubin (unmarked) brother of Mike Cooksey    
Countryman, David infant of Jody & Grace Countryman    
Countryman, Grace Ellisor wife of Jody Wesley Countryman Apr 17, 1905  
Countryman, Jesse Joe   May 7, 1930 Oct 2, 1972
Countryman, Jessie Jodie infant son of Jesse & Brenda Countryman Jul 9, 1967 Jul 10, 1967
Countryman, Jody Wesley   Aug 26, 1902 Nov 22, 1968
Cox, Rosealie d. in childbirth no dates  
Craig, Alma  (Mother)   Mar 3, 1913 Oct 8, 1938
Dahl, Alfred Melvin   May 17, 1920 May 26, 1981
Davis, Alyne Finley McDowell b. Forest LA Feb 26, 1916  
Davis, Edwin R. Jr (Mason) b. Woodville, MS Feb 8, 1910 Feb 6, 1982
Ellis, Alford W.   Oct 4,  1893 May 8, 1975
Ellis, Ellen wife of Alford W. Ellis Oct 1, 1896  
Ellis, Helen Pierce   Dec 9, 1911 Nov 10, 1975
Ellis, J. Hugh grandfather of Alford Ellis    
Ellis, Mahala   Apr 24, 1874 Dec 18, 1928
Ellis, Melvin Watson   Apr 19, ???? 1905
Ellis, Milburn W.   Feb 2, 1897 May 8, 1991
Ellis, Millie Sims wife of Milburn W. Ellis Apr 18, 1908 Dec 16, 1990
Ellis, Nora Lee wife of Paul Arthur Ellis Dec 13, 1907  
Ellis, Patience   1834 1914
Ellis, Paul Arthur   Oct 4, 1893 May 8, 1975
Ellis, Paul Arthur   Nov 26, 1910 Jun 7, 1971
Ellis, Syble Lee   1915 1916
Ellis, W. A. "Will"   Jul 27, 1873 Jan 20, 1967
Ellisor, Albert Eugene child of Wm F. & Martha Pool Ellisor 1875 1947
Ellisor, Andrew W.   Mar 6, 1895 Oct 22, 1971
Ellisor, Anna B. wife of Sidney S. Ellisor Dec 6, 1881 Dec 3, 1925
Ellisor, Annie wife of E. W. Ellisor May 17, 1882 Dec 19, 1938
Ellisor, Arch   Nov 17, 1882 May 23, 1963
Ellisor, baby son of C. W. and Lizzie Ellisor 30 Dec 1895 18 Mar
Ellisor, Carrie E.   Jun 10, 1904 Mar 4, 1971
Ellisor, Clayton   Nov 10, 1905 Oct 6, 1972
Ellisor, Doris   Sep 30, 1924 Dec 24, 1932
Ellisor, E. W.   Jul 2, 1880 Jun 3, 1942
Ellisor, Edna Mae   Dec 29, 1909 Jan 28, 1919
Ellisor, Elva   Nov 6, 1926 Jun 15, 1928
Ellisor, Ethel I. wife of Mathew Raynor Ellisor Dec 28, 1900 Dec 29, 1976
Ellisor, George W.   Mar 10, 1897 Jul 14, 1968
Ellisor, George Wiley hus of Jewel Mary Risner Feb 20, 1897 May 21, 1957
Ellisor, Georgia Johnson wife of Thomas C. Ellisor 1898  
Ellisor, Georgia May   Sep 18, 1906 Feb 19, 1913
Ellisor, Gordon unmarked child's grave    
Ellisor, infant dau of George & Ruby Ellisor    
Ellisor, infant   Jul 25, 1956 Jul 25, 1956
Ellisor, James Franklin child of Wm F. & Martha Pool Ellisor 1869 1926
Ellisor, Jane Gray Pool wife of John Clay Ellisor
dau of Geo W & Lydia Pursely Pool
Jan 31, 1872 Aug 21, 1928
Ellisor, Jewel M.   Jan 8, 1935 Jun 8, 1935
Ellisor, Jewel Mary Risner   Sep 28, 1900 1987
Ellisor, John Clay   Mar 13, 1869 Dec 30, 1939
Ellisor, Julia Cox wife of Julia Cox Jan 3, 1932  
Ellisor, Justin   Mar 31, 1982 Nov 7, 1983
Ellisor, Katie Brooks wife of Arch Ellisor Oct 23, 1887 Aug 3, 1975
Ellisor, Lester T.   Apr 10, 1928 Sep 1, 1984
Ellisor, Martha "Patsy" child of Wm F. & Martha Pool Ellisor 1871 1927
Ellisor, Martha E. Pool wife of William F. Ellisor Apr 7, 1837 Aug 17, 1912
Ellisor, Mary Leona wife of Andrew W. Ellisor Nov 15, 1900 Nov 3 1969
Ellisor, Mathew Raynor m. 27 Aug 1916 Aug 25, 1896 Nov 20, 1981
Ellisor, Oliver Edward   Nov 23, 1898 Mar 17, 1956
Ellisor, Oliver Edward, Jr.   Aug 18, 1932 Aug 7, 1975
Ellisor, Pearl unmarked child's grave    
Ellisor, Phillip N.   Apr 26, 1916 Nov 2, 1940
Ellisor, Robert & Travis twins Aug 26, 1953 Aug 26, 1953
Ellisor, Ruby Williams wife of George W. Ellisor Aug 9, 1896 Sep 19, 1973
Ellisor, S. E. Mrs wife of James T Ellisor
dau of Lewin & Margaret Adams
Dec 26, 1846 Mar 4, 1884
Ellisor, Sarah C. wife of Clayton Ellisor Feb 14, 1909 Sep 24, 1991
Ellisor, Sarah E. wife of Travis L. Ellisor 1871 1954
Ellisor, Sidney S.   Dec 17, 1877 Feb 13, 1953
Ellisor, Thomas C. son of Wm F & Martha E Pool Ellisor 1888 1957
Ellisor, Thomas J. TX  TEC 4  Co C 1397 Eng  WW II Sep 30, 1918 Apr 1, 1954
Ellisor, Travis L.   1870 1925
Ellisor, William F.   May 15, 1830 Nov 25, 1910
Ellisor, William Maxsy son of Wm F & Martha E Pool Ellisor 1864 1877
Ellisor,Walter   Jun 27, 1911 Feb 10, 1946
Felts, Danny Alan   6 mos 29 days Jul 30, 1977
Ferguson, Darrell Wayne   Nov 3, 1959 Mar 11, 1963
Frazier, Mrs. mother of Eliddy Brown    
Fulton, Alice Royal   Dec 16, 1899 Mar 12, 1929
Goodman, Jim unmarked    
Gray, H. Y. 1st hus of Florence Gray Smith Apr 12, 1867 May 12, 1910
Gray, Syble infant    
Gray, William infant    
Hall, Glen Edward son of Bessie Mae Nichols,
grandson Ellen Ellis
Jan 30, 1955 Feb 23, 1979
Hammond, Jennie Lee wife of Kenneth Carroll Jul 1, 1911  
Hammond, Kenneth Carroll   Jun 26, 1899 Jul 5, 1971
Henley, Angus son of A. G. & M. M. Henley 1889 1891
Henley, W. C.   (Brother)   1820 1903
Hext, Beamon W.   Aug 6, 1904 May 25, 1967
Holiday, Amanda    (Mother)   Jul 21, 1872 Jul 8, 1956
Holiday, Argie Lee   Sep 29, 1911 Aug 5, 1913
Holiday, Chester (Father)   Oct 26, 1893 Apr 7, 1966
Holiday, John   Feb 22, 1901 Dec 20, 1909
Holiday, Lelia D.   Sep 11, 1904 Sep 12, 1905
Holiday, Sam     (Father)   Nov 27, 1874 Apr 2, 1938
Holt, T. J. cement circle marker no data  
Hoot, Aaron Burr   Apr 2, 1884 Oct 24, 1961
Hoot, Alice E. wife of Edward H. Hoot Feb 8, 1894 Jul 21, 1974
Hoot, Annie Mae   Mar 31, 1895 Dec 24, 1983
Hoot, Constantine A. wife of A. B.Hoot
mother of above Aaron Burr Hoot
Nov 5, 1855 Mar 7, 1891
Hoot, Douglas   Jun 28, 1906 Aug 9, 1962
Hoot, Edward H.   Feb 25, 1881 Apr 15, 1974
Hosey, Frank   no dates  
Irby, Charles unmarked   (died at age 17 or 18 )    
Irby, Susan Henley   (Sister)   1825 1878
Isaacks, John   no data  
Isaacks, Susan T. wife of John Isaacks 1826 1893
Johnson, Richard was a stranger in the community    
Kassandra, Allence   Apr 23, 1973 Apr 26, 1973
Kirkland, Fannie E.  (Mother)  wife of William L. Kirkland 1880 1939
Kirkland, William L.  (Father)   1880 Sep 26, 1967
Kruger, Iola Pursley Stewart   Jul 23, 1915 Sep 28, 1987
Lee, Argie   Sep 29, 1911 Aug 5, 1913
Lee, Lewis R. son of L. M. & E. G. Lee Feb 27, 1873 Aug 5, 1884
Lee, Ludge D.   Sep 11, 1904 Sep 12, 1905
Lesser, Charlie R.   Nov 22, 1890 Jul 15, 1961
Lesser, G. R.  (Father)   no dates  
Lesser, Infant son of G. R. & Millie Lesser 1889 1889
Lesser, Julius A. son of G. R. & Millie Lesser Sep 28, 1884 Sep 15, 1887
Lesser, Lee son of G. R. & Millie Lesser Feb 14, 1904 Mar 8, 1908
Lesser, Mary E. wife of Charlie R. Lesser Aug 19, 1893 Mar 14, 1981
Lesser, Mary Ethel (I believe this & the above are the same) Jun 19, 1897 Mar 14, 1981
Lesser, Millie Adams  (Mother) wife of G. R. Lesser Dec 24, 1862 Dec 26, 1936
Lillard, Annie    (Baby)   1890 1891
Lillard, Edgar  (Daddy)   Jul 22, 1907 Apr 13, 1963
** 6 adult and 2 children unmarked graves here
Lillard, G. D.   1833 Mar 28, ____
Lilliard, Mary wife of Will Lilliard 1871 1952
Lilliard, Will   1858 1916
Martin, Homer B.   Nov 25, 1917  
Martin, Wilma D.   Jan 21,1919  
McCants,  Susan Dallas wife of J J McCants
dau of Wm & Martha Pool Ellisor
May 5, 1877 Mar 28, 1900
McKenzie, Ida Lee w/ife of Jesse Monroe Jun 12, 1906 May 19, 1973
McKenzie, Jesse Monroe   Aug 12, 1897 Sep 26, 1976
McKenzie, Jo Nell wife of Nathan 1938 1987
McKenzie, Nathan    1930  
McKenzie, Terri L. dau of Nathan & Jo Nell McKenzie 2 mo 10 days Apr 14, 1962
Milikien, Joseph W.   Aug 28, 1899 Oct 25, 1988
Milikien, Nellie L. wife of Joseph W. Milikien May 11, 1909 Aug 11, 1981
Niederhofer, Baby   Feb 22, 1926 Feb 22, 1926
Niederhofer, Baby   Jul 18, 1918 Jul 18, 1918
Niederhofer, E. Clyde   Jun 1, 1911 Sep 25, 1979
Niederhofer, Elma wife of Gus Niederhofer Apr 17, 1895 Sep 9, 1978
Niederhofer, Gus   Jun 11, 1892 Mar 2, 1971
Niederhofer, John   Sep 27, 1857 Apr 22, 1938
Niederhofer, Joseph  E.Pvt Co K   64  Inf  TX   WW I Oct 8, 1897 Nov 29, 1966
Niederhofer, Nancy Adams wife of John Niederhofer Nov 14, 1860 May 31, 1941
Nixon, Annie O. wife of George Nixon Jan 15, 1915  
Nixon, George   Jan 14, 1917 Aug 21, 1981
Parker, Ida M.  (Mother wife of James D. Parker Jan 21, 1899  
Parker, James & Ida infants  4 unmarked infants of James & Ida Parker    
Parker, James D. (Daddy   Dec 23, 1896 Sep 16, 1957
Parker, Maggie E.  (Mother) wife of Thomas J. Parker 1874 1915
Parker, Thomas J.  (Dad)   1864 1961
Pool, Catherine Sightler wife of Jacob Pool Mar 12, 1899 1881
Pool, Catherine Sightler children:  John William, Henry Joseph, Mary Ann (Pool) Hoot, George Washington, Martha E. (Pool) Ellisor. Family came to TX 1853 from AL
Pullin, Millie Ann   Aug 16, 1948 Mar 17, 1987
Pursely 6 or more infants graves of this family buried in the plot with W.H., Mary, J.S.P, Lula & Mary
Pursely graves 25 unmarked graves probably the Pursely lot    
Pursely, Annie wife of Richard Pursely Aug 18, 1888 Sep 13, 1960
Pursely, baby no data    
Pursely, Belle wife of Ed Pursely Feb 10, 1891 Sep 10, 1981
Pursely, Bettie wife of Joseph E. Pursely Nov 22, 1885 Dec 31, 1973
Pursely, Black   Aug 27, 1879 Mar 24, 1925
Pursely, Carolyn Ann   Apr 18, 1940 Mar 28, 1987
Pursely, D. D.   May 9, 1877 Jul 20, 1883
Pursely, David James   Nov 1852 Feb 9, 1910
Pursely, Ed   Aug 9, 1895 Jun 16, 1968
Pursely, Ellie E. wife of Henry T. Pursely Jan 14, 1892 Apr 30, 1973
Pursely, Hazel Pruitt wife of James Pursely Dec 16, 1916 Jan 22, 1975
Pursely, Helen Inez   May 29, 1917 May 31, 1966
Pursely, Henry T.   Mar 9, 1890 Oct 9, 1961
16 unmarked graves in plot with Pursely, Henry, Ellie and Craig, Alma
Pursely, Hettie wife of Black Pursely Aug 13, 1886 Jun 11, 1963
Pursely, Infant son of W. G. and Cherry Pursely Jan 6, 1907 Feb 11, 1907
Pursely, infant   no dates  
Pursely, J. S. P. Sam, husband of Lula    
Pursely, J. Sam   no data  
Pursely, James   Nov 13, 1904 1992
Pursely, James Allen   1856  
Pursely, James Marshall hus of Carolyn Ann Pursely Jan 14, 1935  
Pursely, Jenny   no data  
Pursely, Joseph E   Mar 2, 1882 Dec 12, 1966
Pursely, Lucy and baby - no other data    
Pursely, Lula no data    
Pursely, Mary   May 22, 1827 Feb 9, 1901
Pursely, Mary   1843 1929
Pursely, Melissa no data    
Pursely, Morgan   1854 Dec 31, 1892
Pursely, Myrtie Mae wife of William Shelton Pursely Sep 23, 1887  
Pursely, Reba May   1917 1989
Pursely, Richard   Apr 10, 1887 Jun 11, 1972
Pursely, W. G. "Cherry"  (Mother)   1888 1952
Pursely, W. H.   Dec 2, 1851 Nov 29, 1910
Pursely, William Shelton   Feb 15, 1881 Jul 12, 1962
Pursley, W. G.  (Father)   1874 1961
Red, Edna M. wife of John Wiseman Red no dates  
Red, Infant child of Edgar & Sarah Red    
Rice unmarked grave - oldest in cemetery    
Risner, Baby   Aug 5, 1920 Aug 5, 1920
Risner, Baby   Jan 2, 1926 Jan 2, 1926
Risner, Beulah V. (Mom) wife of Jimmie D. Risner Mar 7, 1902 Feb 4, 1991
Risner, Clara McCants wife of Jesse Albert Risner Dec 18, 1899 Aug 1, 1977
Risner, infants babies of Jesse & Clara McCants Risner    
Risner, Jesse Albert   Mar 6, 1897 Jun 10, 1974
Risner, Jimmie D.  (Dad)   1897 Jul 11, 1981
Royal, Alma Grace wife of Homer Royal Mar 25, 1910 Jun 28, 1975
Royal, Charlie   Jan 19, ???? 1902
Royal, Georgia Adams wife of Henry Royal Jun 9, 1867 Jun 9, 1950
Royal, Henry   Aug 31, 1861 Feb 19, 1917
Royal, Homer noted for singing bass in gospel quartets Mar 1, 1903 Aug 19, 1970
Royal, Leslie   1890 1892
Royal, Lewin G.   Nov 26, 1899 Mar 12, 1973
Royal, Mary   Jan 27, 1889 Feb 28, 1918
Royal, Michelle Lynn   Oct 13, 1958 Jun 14, 1988
Royal, Vera   1896 1905
Royal, William A.   Feb 28, 1907  
Royal,Velma Park   Jun 23, 1916  
Shepherd, Elby wife of Brack Shepherd    
Shirley, Belle Colburn mother and infant    
Sims, Infant dau of M/M J E Sims Jun 27, 1954 Jun 27, 1954
Sims, Infant   Aug 1, 1958 Aug 1, 1958
Smith, Florence Gray   Nov 20, 1875 Jan 26, 1961
Smith, George 2nd hus of Florence Gray Smith age 89 yr 2 mo Nov 1, 1972
Smith, James Arthur   age 42 yr 2 da Aug 1962
Smith, John   no data  
Smith, John (husband) no dates  
Smith, Margaret   no data  
Smith, Margaret (wife) no dates  
Spears, Mrs. mother of Susan Isaacks no dates  
Stewart, Georgia   Oct 9, 1888 Oct 27, 1945
Stinson, D. P.   Jan 16, 1878 Jan 17, 1902
Stinson, S. B.   Apr 18, 1881 Aug 26, 1884
Thomson,  T. B.   Jun 2, 1868 Apr 24, 1915
Thomson, E. T. "Buddy" m. 7 Aug 1936 Dec 12, 1913 Sep 15, 1991
Thomson, Ellie H. wife of Tom Quitman Thomson Oct 28, 1902 May 20, 1986
Thomson, Ima Jewel wife of E. T. "Buddy" Thomson Jan 21, 1920 Mar 31, 1989
Thomson, Infants twins of Reggie and Connie Thomson May 21, 1978 May 21, 1978
Thomson, Jim W.    1890 1944
Thomson, Leon Arthur TX Fireman 1  C1 US Navy Jul 18, 1921  
Thomson, Mabel A. wife of Jim W. Thomson 1890 1933
Thomson, Mary wife of T. B. Thomson Mar 2, 1866 Nov 28, 1910
Thomson, Sarah I.   Mar 19, 1845 Jul 21, 1933
Thomson, Starling Bird   May 5, 1924 Jan 10, 1980
Thomson, Stella   aged 9 years  
Thomson, Tom Quitman son of T. B. and  Mannie Sanford Thomson Oct 25, 1898 May 23, 1969
Thomson, Zora wife of J. O. Thomson Jan 20, 1877 Jan 19, 1911
two infant graves      
Warren, Lizzie   Mar 7, 1900 Mar 17, 1902
Wilkerson, Charles Damon   5 mo 11 days Dec 19, 1966
Wilkerson, John T. US Navy  WW II Nov 3, 1920 Sep 15, 1980
Wilkerson, Norma  (Mother) wife of John T. Wilkerson Dec 4, 1932  
Williams, George C.   1921 1986
Williams, Mr. worked for Mr Baird.  He was buried at  night.    
Wisman, John Isaac aged 90 yr  8 mo  23 days   Dec 28, 1950
Yeager, Ruby Ellisor wife of Earl Yeager
dau of Mathew R & Ethel Ellisor
Mar 25, 1918 Apr 18, 1972