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   BLUE RIDGE CEMETERY

Obituaries and Gravestones

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David Martin Raibourn

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Directions:  From the southeast corner of the courthouse square in Hamilton (intersection of Hwy. 36 and Bell Street) proceed east (toward Gatesville) 3 blocks.  Turn right (south) on Reagan Street which will also be FM 932 & FM 1241.  After 5 blocks FM 932/1241 turns left on Standefer Street for one block and  right on S. Dempster Street.  Four block later FM932/1241 turns left (east) and leaves Hamilton.  Almost a mile out of Hamilton FM 932 turns left to Aleman and FM1241 continues straight.  Stay on FM1241 about 3.5 miles.  Watch for a church-shaped sign (across the road from a tall faded-pink water tower) pointing to Blue Ridge Baptist Church.  Two gravel roads join FM1241 at this point. The west portion of the Blue Ridge Cemetery will be on the left side of the road. Take the gravel road on the left and proceed east to the end of the road. . The main portion of the Blue Ridge Cemetery is behind Blue Ridge Baptist Church.

1 feature records have been selected from GNIS.

Feature Name:

Blue Ridge Cemetery

Feature Type: cemetery
Elevation: 1335
State: Texas
County: Hamilton
USGS 7.5' x 7.5' Map: Hamilton East
313836N
0980650W

On 17 August, 1897, John Hannah Brown deeded a lot to be used" as a burial ground and for no other purpose" to the public of Hamilton County, Texas, for the price of one dollar. This tract of land was immediately north of a lot he had previously sold to the Blue Ridge Baptist Church. This cemetery is known as the Blue Ridge Cemetery. It is between the lot on which Blue Ridge Baptist Church is located and the private Powell-Brown Cemetery. John Hannah Brown deeded the west portion of the Blue Ridge Cemetery (which contains only four graves) for public use on 28 August, 1915--ninteen days after the death of my child-aunt, Mary Eunice Crain, who was the first person to be buried in this cemetery. This cemetery was abandoned for further burials because the rocky base made grave digging too difficult.

MAIN SECTION

(North of Blue Ridge Baptist Church)

Established: 17 August, 1898

The main section of Blue Ridge Cemetery is behind (north) of Blue Ridge Baptist Church four miles southeast of Hamilton on an un-numbered dirt road which connects to FM 1241. The west portion of Blue Ridge Cemetery is on the north side of the road which goes to the church. At one time the west portion was between Verge Grishamís "filing station" and Blue Ridge School, No. 22. The west portion is across FM 1241 and the un-numbered church road north of the Multi-County Water Storage Tank.

John Hannah Brown sold for the price of one dollar to the public of Hamilton County a tract or parcel of land out of an 82 acre subdivision of Hamilton County School Survey, No. 13 for the main portion of this cemetery. Hamilton County Deed Record Book 6, p. 449. The main portion of the cemetery joined the north side of the land previously given by Mr. Brown to Blue Ridge Baptist Church as recorded in Bk. 6, Pg. 172, Deed Records of Hamilton County

The State of Texas, County of Hamilton, Known all Men by these Presents: That I, J. H. Brown of the County of Hamilton, and State aforesaid, for and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar, to me in hand paid and for the further consideration of setting apart to the public use, the hereinafter described tract, lot or parcel of land, as a burial ground, and for no other purpose.

Have GRANTED, SOLD, and CONVEYED, and by these presents do GRANT, SELL AND CONVEY, unto The Public use of the County of Hamilton and State of Texas, all that certain tract or parcel of land out of an 82 acre subdivision of Hamilton County School Sur. No. 13, formerly Deeded to my by Hamilton County, And the lot hereby conveyed being described as follows; to wit: Beginning six varas N 71_ degrees West from the N. E. cor. of a lot heretofore sold by me to the Blue Ridge Baptist Church, which deed to said church is of record in Book six, on page 172 Deed Records Hamilton Co., Texas, on the N. Line of said Church lot; Thence N. 19 E. Parallel with and 6 varas from the E. Line of said 82 acre subdivision, to 63 varas, to N. E. cor. of this lot: Thence N. 71 W. 94 varas to N. W. cor. this lot; Thence S. 19 W 63 varas to S. W. cor. of this lot; Thence S. 71E. 94 varas on N. line said Church lot to the place of beginning. To be used by the public for a burial ground but for no other purpose.

August 17, 1898. Bk. 6, p. 449 Hamilton County Deed Records

The names of people interred in this cemetery is derived from the survey made before 1948 by my parents--Robert Verne Crain and Clara Elsie Fergusson Crain and surveys of 5 July, 1992, and 18 April, 1998, done by Ray Rowland Weathers and Elreeta Ann Crain Weathers.

NAME

BORN

DIED

OTHER

ALLEN, JAMES MARION

 

1854

1904

Wife:  Mary Elizabeth (Witt) Allen

Parents:  James Madison & Elizabeth Allen

Double gravestone

Foot stone: Father

Gravestone

ALLEN, JESSIE W.

 

09/28/1882

08/08/1964

Parents: James Marion Allen and Mary Elizabeth Witt


 Foot stone: J. W. A.

Gravestone

ALLEN, MARY
ELIZABETH (WITT) 

 

1856

1939

Husband:  James Marion Allen

Foot stone: Mother

Double stone with James Marion Allen.

Gravestone

BERRY, JULIA ETTA "JUDY" (HERNDON)

 

07/10/1927 01/25/2002 Husband:   Odis Lee Berry

Married:  May 1, 1950

Parents:  John Herndon & Mary Sanders

Double stone with Odis Lee Berry.

Earth Has No Sorrows That Heaven Cannot Heal.

Obituary

Gravestone

BERRY, ODIS LEE

Marine, Air Force & Texas National Guard
World War II, 
Korea, 
Desert Storm

10/08/1928

Fort Worth, TX

01/03/2005 Wife:  Julia Etta "Judy" (Herndon) Berry

Married: May 1, 1950
Double stone with Julia Etta "Judy" (Herndon) Berry.

Earth Has No Sorrows That Heaven Cannot Heal.

Parents: Ozella Berry & Sudie Mae Killion

Obituary

Gravestone

BERRY, STEPHEN LAWRENCE

 

12/26/1955 03/08/1996

Foot stone: S. L. B.

Our Sea of Thunder, Field of Wild Flowers.

COMMENT: Stephen was a nephew of Odis Lee Berry.

Gravestone

BROWN, BENJAMIN F.

 

1860 1945 Wife:  Cora Bell Brown

Foot stone: Papa

Gravestone

BROWN, BRITTON AMDREW 06/16/2005 San Antonio 06/16/2005 San Antonio Parents:  Aaron Brown & Bobbie Anne Tyrie

Obituary

BROWN, CORA (BELL)

 

1875 1939

Husband:  Benjamin F. Brown
Foot stone: Mama

Gravestone

BROWN, ED ? <1940 Gravestone
BROWN, Mrs. Ed ? <1940 Gravestone
BROWN, JAMES ALBERT

1906 1986 Pfc US Army - World War II

Gravestone

BROWN, JENNIFER E. "JANE" (GILBEY)

 

02/28/1936, Cottenham, England 10/11/2001 Husband:  Baylous Brown

Married: 
02/14/1959, Cambridge, England

Parents:  Percy Charles & Hilda Pauley Gilbey
Obituary

Gravestone

BROWN, J. J. - Parents:  Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brown

Gravestone

BROWN, OTTO

 

10/03/1903
North Wilkesboro, NC
06/15/1989

Wife:  Daisy Earline (Clements) Brown

Married: 11/22/1943, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 10, p. 483

Parents:  Benjamin F. and Cora Bell Brown.

Pvt. US Army - World War II

Obituary

Gravestone

BROWN, Mr. . Related to the Stuckey Family
BROWN, Mrs. . .

Related to the Stuckey family

Gravestone

BROWN, Unknown

. .

Related to the Stuckey family

BUCKNER, WILLIAM FERDINAND

 

1862  1924 Wife:  Elizabeth (Varner) Buckner

Father of Nettie Leola (Buckner) Richey (Mrs. Elmer Richey)
Foot stone: W. F. B.

Gravestone

CAMPBELL HARRIETT T. "HATTIE" (FERGUSSON)

 

09/18/1881, Bee Co., TX 07/18/1913, Bell Co., TX Husband:   Samuel Alexander "Sam" Campbell

Married:  11/22/1903, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 4, p. 149


Parents:  Thomas J. Fergusson & Mary C. "Molly" Templar 

Obituary

Gravestone

CAMPBELL, INFANT Before 07/08/1913 Parents:  Samuel Alexander "Sam" Campbell & Harriett T. "Hattie" Fergusson

Gravestone

CAMPBELL, INFANT Before 07/08/1913 Parents:  Samuel Alexander "Sam" Campbell & Harriett T. "Hattie" Fergusson

Gravestone

CAMPBELL, Mr. and Mrs.

 

These graves are NE of the Allen plot. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell stayed with Margaret Amanda Jones Grisham during her last years. Margaret Amanda died 18 Nov., 1936, so this couple died after that time.

Gravestones

CHUMNEY, GEORGE WASHINGTON

 

03/28/1949, VA 01/10/1919, Blue Ridge Wife:  Sarah Virginia "Sallie" (Fergusson) Chumney


Married:  12/04/1872, Fayette County, TX


Parents:  John Chumney & Nancy Ann Barnes

Foot Stone: G. W. C. 
Double Marker with Sally Chumney

Obituary

Gravestone

CHUMNEY, SARAH VIRGINIA "SALLIE" (FERGUSSON)

 

01/16/1858 Hannibal, Marion Co., MO 06/11/1944 Hico, Hamilton Co., TX Husband:  George Washington Chumney

Married:    12/04/1872, Fayette County, TX


Parents: Robert Jefferson Fergusson & Virginia V. Reamy
Double Marker with George W. Chumney
Foot Stone:  S.V. C.

Obituary

Gravestone

Cole, INFANT SON

 

05/31/1919 05/31/1919 Parents:  Aubrey Ray Cole & Willie May Grisham (Tombstone says R. A. Cole)

"Gone Home"

Gravestone

COLE, INFANT . This child was a grandson of John Harum cole & Lillian Maude Sparks This infant Cole was a first cousin of the Infant Son of Mr. & Mrs. Aubrey Ray Cole, and was buried beside the first Cole infant

Gravestone

COOPER, P. H.

 

03/09/1878 12/15/1910 Foot Stone:  P. H. C.

Gravestone

ELLIS, EMMA ALFRIEDA

 

1876 1965 Husband:  Jesse Lee Ellis

Foot Stone: Mother -  E. A. E.
Double Stone with Jesse Lee Ellis

Gravestone

ELLIS, JESSE LEE

 

1865 1934 Wife:  Emma Alfrieda Ellis

Foot Stone: Father -  J. L. E.
Double Stone with Emma Alfrieda Ellis

Gravestone

ELLIS, MARY ANN

 

1843 1921 Gravestone
ELLIS, THELMA

 

1905 1906 Parents:  Jesse Lee & Emma Alfrieda Ellis

Gravestone

EUBANKS, POLLY ANNA

 

01/25/1874 09/12/1919 Foot Stone:  Mother

Gravestone

FERGUSSON, IDA ROSE ANNA (GRISHAM)

 

09/15/1878 Fannin Co., TX 07/14/1948 Blue Ridge, Hamilton Co., TX Husband:  Robert Jeff Fergusson 

Married: 11/09/1898, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Bk. 2, p. 64. 

Parents:  James Lemuel "Jim" Grisham, Sr. & Margaret Amanda Jones
Foot stone: Mother
Double stone
Obituary

Gravestone

FERGUSSON, INFANT DAUGHTER

 

03/07/1918
Hamilton Co., TX
03/07/1918
Hamilton Co., TX
Parents:  Robert Jeff Fergusson & Ida Rose Anna Grisham
How soon fades the tender flower

Gravestone

FERGUSSON, INFANT DAUGHTER

 

04/08/1898 04/12/1898 Parents:  William Henry Jarius "Billy" Fergusson & Sarah Alexander "Sallie" Adcock, who were married 09/28/1876, Fayette County, TX, Fayette County Marriage Record Bk. 1, p. 11

Gravestone

FERGUSSON, INFANT SON

 

04/18/1893 04/18/1893 Parents:  William Henry Jarius "Billy" Fergusson & Sarah Alexander "Sallie" Adcock, who were married 09/28/1876, Fayette County, TX, Fayette County Marriage Record Bk. 1, p. 11

Gravestone

FERGUSSON, ROBERT JEFF

 

02/05/1878 Falls Co., TX 01/24/1954 Hamilton, TX Wife:  Ida Rose Anna (Grisham) Fergusson


Married: 11/09/ 1898, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Bk. 2, p. 64. 


Parents:  William Henry Jarius/Jarvis "Billy" Fergusson & Sarah Alexander "Sallie" Adcock

Double Stone 
Obituary

Gravestone

FOSTER, ERNEST W.

 

02/20/1901 02/21/1901 Parents:  L. P. & E. E. Foster
Foot stone: E. W. F.

O lovely flower gathered in its prime,  
To bloom in Godís own Crown, In Godís own time.

Gravestone

GARDNER, WALTER LEE

US Air Corps
World War II

1918 11/15/2005 Wife:  Mary Jane (Kelly) Gardner

Married:  12/09/1938, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 10  p. 229

Parents:  Luther Winford Gardner, Sr. & Molissie Chambliss

Obituary

GRISHAM, ALEEN LUCY

 

01/29/1910 -- Parents:  James Arthur "Jim" Grisham & Lula Elizabeth Allen who were married 12/20/1908, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 5, p. 1--divorced 03/17/1914. Hamilton County, TX

At rest - Sisters--Double Stone with Mary Ava Grisham

Gravestone

GRISHAM, CECIL HOBDY

 

03/18/1916 11/27/1999 Wife:  Nelda Henretta (Hohertz) Grisham

Married:  10/22/1938, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 10, p. 216

Parents:  Charles Ephraim "Charley" Grisham & Myrtie Onie "Myrtle" Deathrage
Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, CHARLES EPHRAIM "CHARLEY"

 

01/04/1881 05/21/1951 Wife:  Myrtie Onie "Myrtle" (Deathrage) Grisham

Married:  08/02/1900, Callahan County, TX

Parents:  James Lemuel "Jim" Grisham, Sr. & Margaret Amanda Jones

Foot Stone C. E. C.;  Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, CLAUDE VIRGIL "VERGE"

 

04/12/1891 Blue Ridge, Hamilton Co., TX 04/14/1955 City Lake, Hamilton Wife:  Nancy Lee "Nannie" (Blackshear) Grisham

Married: 12/20/1914, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 7, p. 49


Parents:  James Lemuel "Jim" Grisham, Sr. & Margaret Amanda Jones

Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, MARY AVA

 

11/01/1909 02/13/1992 Parents:  James Arthur "Jim" Grisham & Lula Elizabeth Allen who were married 12/20/1908, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 5, p. 1--divorced 03/17/1914. Hamilton County, TX

At rest - Sisters--Double Stone with Aleen Lucy Grisham

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, MYRTIE ONIE "MYRTLE" (DEATHRAGE)

 

10/21/1883 11/26/1937 Husband:  Charles Ephraim "Charley" Grisham

Married:  08/02/1900, Callahan Co., TX

Parents:  Allen Deathrage & Mary Jane "Jennie: Treadway


Foot stone: 
M. O. G.
Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, NANCY LEE "NANNIE" (BLACKSHEAR)

 

01/03/1895 01810/1931 Husband:  Claude Virgil "Verge" Grisham

Married:  12/20/1914, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 7, p. 49

Parents:  A. H. & Daisy Blackshear

Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

GRISHAM, NELDA HENRETTA (HOHERTZ)

 

09/15/1914 Leroy, McLennan Co., TX 06/02/1987 Husband:  Cecil Hobdy Grisham

Married: 10/22/1938, Hamilton County, TX, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 10, p. 216


Parents:  Richard "Rich" Hohertz & Frieda Dablegott

Double Stone

Obituary

Gravestone

HARRISON, BOY . . Unmarked Grave

Gravestone

KELLY, ADAM HOWARD 01/13/ 1894  09/08/1975 Wife:  Harriet Annie (Williams) Kelly

Married:  12/10/1914, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk.7, p. 50

Parents:  Thomas White Kelly & Mary Carpenter

Obituary
Footstone:  Father

Gravestone

KELLY, ANNIE RUTH 03/17/1933 02/21/1934 Parents:  Adam Howard Kelly & Harriet Annie Williams

Obituary

Gravestone

KELLY, HARRIET ANNIE (WILLIAMS) 09/15/1896 10/17/1994 Husband:  Adam Howard Kelly

Married: 12/10/1914, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk.7, p. 50

Parents:  Nathaniel Young Williams & Martha Jane "Mattie" Roye

Obituary
Footstone:  Mother

Gravestone

KELLY, DAUGHTER 1926 1926 Parents:  Adam Howard Kelly & Harriet Annie Williams

Gravestone

KELLY, INFANT DAUGHTER 11/30/1915 11/30/1915 Parents:  Adam Howard Kelly & Harriet Annie Williams

Gravestone

KELLY, SON 1930 12/14/1930 Parents:  Adam Howard Kelly & Harriet Annie Williams (Hamilton County Death Records)

Gravestone

MASSIE, HENRY . 05/06/1930 Parents:  Thomas D. Massie & Massie Briggs (Hamilton County Death Records)

Gravestone

MILLER, RUBY I. (ALLEN) 06/12/1891 05/01/1955 Husband:  Louis Miller
Married:  06/06/1916, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 7, p. 100

Gravestone

MIMS, LUCY LAVON (DISHONGH) 01/30/1918, Holley 10/17/1997 Husband:  Ralph F. Mims

Married: 01/19/1939, in Trinity

Parents:  G. B. Dishongh & Della Lucas

Obituary

Double stone with Ralph F. Mim

Gravestone

MIMS, RALPH F. 11/21/1908 10/07/2001 Wife:  Lucy Lavon (Dishong) Mims

Married: 01/19/1939 in Trinity

COMMENT: Double stone for Lucy Lavon Dishong Mims and  Ralph F.  Mims.

Gravestone

MORRISON, BUELL D.  02/18/1902 06/11/1921

He was all to us.

Foot stone: B. D. M.

Gravestone

 

MORRISON, FANNIE ANN

 

10/15/1872 12/30/1964 Gravestone
MORRISON, J. S.

 

Nov. 12, 1866

 

Feb. 1, 1924

Come ye blessed....

Foot stone: J. S. M.

COMMENT: The remainder of the words on this tombstone are not readable

Gravestone

NEAL, EULA ORILLA (BARKER) Jan. 17, 1885 Jan. 25, 1921 Married: Ollie Vaden Neal

{Ollie was buried at Odell, Wilbarger Co., TX. At Eulaís death, their daughter Obera Neal Richey (Cude) Jones was adopted by Elmer and Nettie Leola Buckner Richey.]

Gravestone

NEWSOM, INFANT SON Sept. 26, 1942 Sept. 26, 1942

Parents:  Elmo Wilbur Newsom and Cora Mildred Williams who were married 30 July, 1930, Bk. 9, p. 266, Hamilton County, TX.

Gravestone

PERRY, ALVEN CHARLES

 

April 4, 1915

 

November 13, 2001 Wife:  Willie Jewel (Grisham) Perry

Married: Jan. 6, 1940, Bk. 10, p. 292, Hamilton County, TX.

Parents:  George Madison Perry and Lillie Carl Dunn Perry

Double stone with Willie Jewel Perry

Obituary

Gravestone

PERRY, BILLIE LANE June 20, 1934   June 21, 1934 Parents:  Robert Moore Perry & Myrtle Dunn  who were married 15 May, 1911, Bk, 5, p. 195; Hamilton County, TX.
Foot stone: Baby

Gravestone

PERRY, WILLIE JEWEL (GRISHAM) Dec. 24, 1913 Feb. 16, 1997 Husband:  Alven Charles Perry

Married: 6 Jan., 1940, Bk. 10, p. 292, Hamilton County, TX.

Parents:  Charles Ephraim "Charlie" Grisham and Myrtie Onie "Myrtle" Deathrage

Obituary

Double stone with Alven Charles Perry

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, BILLY PHIL May 17, 1922 July 29, 1937 Foot stone: Billy

Mother:  Mattie Ellen Raibourn

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, DAVID MARTIN

12/20/1836
IL

(1844 )

12/03/1934

Wife:  Susie (Williams) Raibourn

Pvt. Co. C. 12 TX Cav

Confederate States Army

Gen. Robert E. Lee was a brother of his mother

Gravestone

Obituary

RAIBOURN, DELPHIA MAY May 6, 1903 Nov. 5, 1905

Parents: Thomas Gideon and Ollie May Raibourn

Gone But Not Forgotten

Daughter of T. G. & O. M. Raibourn

Foot stone: Two cherubs separated by a flower pot

COMMENT: Double marker with Delphia May Raibourn--with inscription for this child on the north side, the inscription for Delphia May on the south side, and on the east side-

"Daughter of T. G. & O. M. Raibourn". --. The Foot stone is between the two graves.

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, HERMAN THOMAS Oct. 19, 1909 June 14, 1930 Parents: Thomas Gideon and Ollie May Raibourn

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, INFANT Apr. 29, 1911 Apr. 29, 1911

Parents: Thomas Gideon and Ollie May Raibourn

Gone But Not Forgotten

Daughter of T. G. & O. M. Raibourn

Foot stone: Two cherubs separated by a flower pot

COMMENT: Double marker with Delphia May Raibourn--with inscription for this child on the north side, the inscription for Delphia May on the south side, and on the east side-

"Daughter of T. G. & O. M. Raibourn". --. The Foot stone is between the two graves.

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, MATTIE ELLEN 03/21/1886 05/18/1964

Parents:  David Martin Raibourn and Sue Williams Raibourn.

In Loving Memory

Foot stone: M. R.

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, OLLIE MAY May 12, 1881 June 12, 1922 Husband:  Thomas Gideon Raibourn

Wife of T. G.

Thy Will Be Done

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, THOMAS GIDEON Dec. 26, 1882 Dec. 25, 1930 Wife:  Ollie May Raibourn

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RAIBOURN, WILMA MOZELL Oct. 19, 1911 May 10, 1933 Foot stone: Wilma

Inside FENCED LOT OF TOM G. RAIBOURN

Gravestone

RICHARDSON, COOPER . . COMMENT:  Name on stone is "P. H. Cooper"
SAVIERS, MARTHA  07/15/1844 09/29/1906 or 10/05/1906 COMMENT:  Hamilton County Death Records indicate that "Mattie" died 10-05-1906

Gravestone

SPARKS, JAMES MONROE "JIM" 02/02/1884 02/13/1972 Wife:  Mary Ann (Dunlop) Sparks--divorced

Married: 06/28/1903, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 4, p. 107

Parents:  William Thomas Sparks & Annie  I. Britwell/Burton

Foot stone: 
J. M. S.

Gravestone

SPARKS, JOHNSON TECUMSEH "JOHN" 12/16/1819 12/24/1903 Wife:  Christina (Daniel) Sparks who died 02/04/1911 in Belgreen, AL

Parents:  Enoch Sparks & Nancy Lucinda Ramsey

Hope, In Thee O Lord Do I Put My Trust

Gravestone

SPARKS, L. V., JR. 02/16/1907 05/08/1908 Parents:  L. V. Sparks, Sr. & Leona B. Hilliard who were married 04/22/1906, Hamilton County, TX Marriage Bk. 4, p. 350

Foot stones: Son

SPARKS, WILLIAM THOMAS 09/28/1858 03/04/1946 Wife #1:  Annie I. (Britwell or Burton) Sparks (b. 10/21/1861, d. 10/19/1892)

Married:  10/21/1881, Russellville, Franklin Co., AL

Wife #2:  Mary Adeline "Addie" (Horton) Sparks

Married:  04/09/1893

Parents:  Johnson Tecumseh Sparks & Christina Daniel

Gravestone

STUCKEY, HARVEY A. 10/27/1902 12/26/1910 Parents:  M. B. & M. M. Stuckey

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gravestone

STUDER, CLAUDIA BELLE 12/21/1880 10820/1900

Dau. Of ... ... ... ... ... .... & Theresa Studer

Gravestone

STUDER, MICHAEL 05/13/1886 08/25/1904 Blessed are ... ... ... ...
STUDER, THERESA A. 01/03/1840 05/29/1911 Foot stone: Mother
TATE, CHARLES C. 01/21/1889 10/21/1904 Parents:  A. A. & M. A. Tate

In My Fatherís House Are Many Mansions

COMMENT: This grave is enclosed in a metal fence. The inscription is on the west side of the tombstone. Hamilton County Death Records indicate that his first name was Charles. 

TEMPLES, JESSIE JEWELL (RAIBOURN) 12/18/1895 03/23/1932 Husband:  Willie W. Temples

Married: 06/29/1916, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 7, p. 102

Parents:  David Martin Raibourn & Susie Williams

Foot stone: Mother

TEMPLES, WILLIE W. 04/07/1896 02/21/1965 Wife:  Jessie Jewell (Raibourn) Temples

Married: 06/29/1916, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 7, p. 102

Foot stone: Dad

WALKER, CHARLES RILEY

09/06/1905 12/14/1997 Wife:  Margaret Corene (Grisham) Walker

Married:  09/26/1945, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 10, p. 614

Parents: James Albert Walker & Laura Matney

Doublestone

WALKER, MARGARET CORENE (GRISHAM) 04/30/1909 12/31/1995 Husband:  Charles Riley Walker

Married:  09/26/1945, Hamilton County, TX, Marriage Record Bk. 10, p. 614

Parents:  Charles Ephraim "Charlie" Grisham & Myrtie Onie "Myrtle" Deathrage

Doublestone

WALTON, FREDERICK G. 09/22/1909 05/05/1915

Parents:  William Twyman Walton & Ethel Irene (Embrey) Price

Son of W. T. & Ethel

Sept. 22, 1909 - May 5, 1915

This lovely bud, so young, so fair, Called hence by early doom,

Just came to show how sweet a flower, In Paradise would bloom.

WALTON, HOWARD 12/27/1896 04/29/1898 Parents:  J. B . & Susie Walton

Foot stone: (blank)

WATKINS, G. L.

1845

05/30/1922 At Rest

Father:  William Watkins--as per Hamilton County Death Records

WHEAT, INFANT SON 12/25/1896 01/19/1897 Parents:  J. H. & T. J. Wheat

Budded on Earth To Bloom in Heaven

WILLIAMS, EARL OTIS 04/19/1918 04/05/1925 Parents:  Earl Otis Williams & Mary Tennessee Kelly
who were married 9 Dec., 1914, Bk. 7, p. 48, Hamilton County, TX 
WILLIAMS, MARY LUCILLE 03/23/1916 03/29/1924 Parents:  Earl Otis Williams & Mary Tennessee Kelly
who were married 9 Dec., 1914, Bk. 7, p. 48, Hamilton County, TX 
WILLIAMS, MARTHA JANE "MATTIE" (ROYE) 05/22/1864 04/18/1939 Husband:  Nathaniel Young "Natt" Williams

Married:  10/26/1882, Hill County, TX

Parents:  Richard Roye & Harriet Harrison

In Loving Memory Foot stone: Mother

Doublestone

WILLIAMS, NATHANIEL YOUNG "NATT" 10/25/1858 Hickman Co., 
TN
12/13/1941 Wife:  Martha Jane "Mattie" (Roye) Williams 

Married:  10/26/1882, Hill County, TX

Parents:  Gideon Williams & Sara Annie Perry

In Loving Memory Foot stone: Father

Doublestone

WILLIAMS, RUTH 1901 1901 Parents: Nathaniel Young "Natt" Williams & Martha Jane "Mattie" Roye

Foot stone: Daughter

WILSON, SUSAN M. (WILSON) 05/09/1832

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Husband #1: W. W. Wilson

Husband #2: Cull Wilson

Wife of W. W. Wilson, Later wife of Cull

WOOD, INFANT SON . .

Parents:  Eugene C. Wood & Katie Belle Allen

WOOD, KATIE BELLE (ALLEN) 08/21/1895 08/19/1915 Husband:  Eugene C. Wood

Married:  08/24/1913, Hamilton County Marriage Record Bk. 6, p. 141

Parents:  James Marion Allen & Mary Elizabeth Witt Allen

Wife of Eugene Wood & Daughter of J. M. & M. E. Allen

Born: August 21, 1895 - Died: Aug. 19, 1915

Foot stone; K. B. W.

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There at least 18 unmarked graves without a clue as to the identity of the person buried in the unmarked grave. Two of these graves would be the Mr. and Mrs. Campbell who stayed with Margaret Amanda Jones Grisham during her last years.

 

 

BLUE RIDGE CEMETERY- 
West Section

Surveyed 23 August, 1992 by Ray Rowland and Elreeta Crain Weathers

(North of the intersection of the unmarked dirt road to the church and FM 1241)

Established: 28 August, 1915

 

The west portion of the Blue Ridge Cemetery is located north of the junction of FM 1241 and the unpaved, un-numbered road which goes to Blue Ridge Baptist Church.

On August 28, 1915, John Hannah Brown sold to the public for the price of one dollar this tract of land to be used as a burial ground. This cemetery plot was abandoned because its rocky base made it very difficult to dig graves.

THE STATE OF TEXAS, County of Hamilton. Know all Men by these Presents: That I, J. H. Brown of the County of Hamilton State of Texas for and in consideration of the sum of One ($1.00) Dollar to me paid and for the further consideration of setting apart to the Public use this thereinafter described tract or parcel of land as a public burial ground and for no other purpose. HAVE GRANTED, SOLD AND CONVEYED, and by these presents do GRANT, SELL AND CONVEY, unto the said The Public Use of the County of Hamilton

and State of Texas all that certain tract or parcel of land out of an 82 acre subdivision of Hamilton County School, Sur. No. 13 formerly deeded to me by Hamilton County and the Lot thereby conveyed being described as to wit:~~~ Beginning 20 ft. (N. 19 degrees E. from SW cor. of Hamilton County School Land Subdivision an 82 acre tract or of original Survey No. 13, for cor. of this survey. Thence S. 71 E. 144 ft., S. E. cor. this Block; Thence N. 19 E. 222 ft.N.E. cor. of this Block, Thence (N. 71W. 144 ft., (NW cor of this Block. Thence S. 19 W. 222 ft to the place of beginning.

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described premises, together with all and singular the rights and appurtenances thereto in any wise belonging, unto the said The Public Use forever and I do hereby bind myself and heirs, executors and administrators to WARRANT and FOREVER DEFEND, all and singular the said premises unto the said The Public Use Aforesaid heirs and assigns, against every person whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same of any part thereof, by through or under me but no further. Witness: .... Hand..... At Hamilton, Texas this 28 day of August, 1915. Signed: J. H. Brown

 

THE STATE OF TEXAS, COUNTY OF HAMILTON, Before me J. T. Dempster, County Clerk, in and for Hamilton County, Texas on this day personally appeared J. H. Brown known to me to be the person whose name is subscribed to the foregoing instrument and acknowledged to me that he executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein expressed.

 

Given under my hand and seal of office the 28th day A. D. 1915.

J. T. Dempster, Co. Clerk

(seal) Hamilton County, Texas

 

Filed for Record 28 day of August, 1915, at 10:45 A.M. and recorded the 28 day of August, 1915, at 1:00 oíclock P.M.

By...........................................Deputy J. T. Dempster, Clerk

 

County Court, Hamilton County, TX. Vol. 54, Pg. 348 Hamilton County Deed Records.

WEST PORTION OF BLUE RIDGE CEMETERY

CRAIN, Mary Eunice July 24, 1911 Aug. 9, 1915 Parents:  James Wesley Crain & Amanda Elizabeth Stribling

Gravestone

COMMENT:  Eunice was the fifth and youngest child of James Wesley "Jim" and Amanda Elizabeth Stribling Crain. She was the first person buried in this cemetery. Jim and Amanda were married 23 Oct., 1895, the Coryell Church Community of Coryell County, Bk. 5., p. 309 of Coryell County Marriage Records.  Eunice's stone has been removed from this cemetery and placed in the Stribling Plot in the northwest corner of the IOOF Cemetery in Hamilton, beside the stone of her older sister, Ruby Pearl Crain. Eunice's remains were not relocated.

DRAKE, Floyd June 18, 1887 Sept. 27, 1916 Wife:  Ethel (Stroud) Drake

Married:  24 Dec., 1911, Bk. 5, p. 256 Hamilton County, TX.

Parents:  Samuel Palmer Drake and Emily Nellie Putnam Drake

The tombstone for Floyd Palmer Drake has been removed from this cemetery and placed in the Drake plot in the Hamilton IOOF Cemetery. His remains were not relocated. 

COMMENT: Double marker for Cornelia S. & J. C. Newsom.

Gravestone

NEWSOM, CORNELIA S. (OLIVER) Feb. 1, 1855 June 2, 1929 Husband:  Joseph C. Newsom
NEWSOM, JOSEPH C.

Oct. 1, 1832  June 23, 1921 Wife #1: Lizzie (Reagan) Newsom

Married: about 1855, AL

Wife: #2: Eliza Jane (Good) Newsom

Married: about 1866, AL

Wife #3:  Cornelia S. (Oliver) Newsom

Married: about 1885

Gravestone

 

COMMENT: Double marker for Cornelia S. & J. C. Newsom.

Joseph C. Newsom
Newsom, Cornelia S. 37498 Claimant: Civil War Pension Number: 37498

Husband: Joseph C.; Pension Number: 34454
A military tombstone has been added to the grave of Joseph C.  on 3 Sept., 2000. A wrought iron picket fence encloses the graves of Joseph C. and Cornelia S. Newsom.

 

Memorial Marker Dedication for Joseph C. Newsom

 

 

 
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