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MURPHREE CEMETERY

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Murphree Cemetery is about a mile north of Evant and fourteen miles south of Hamilton on the west side of US 281. Murphree Cemetery, the final earthly resting place for many people, was opened as a public cemetery about 1878. The Sardis Primitive Baptist Church was formed 10 June, 1876, in the home of Samuel Minet and Phebe Matilda (Nations) Murphree. Samuel and Phebe Murphree moved to Texas in 1875 with their orphaned Coker grandchildren and lived near where the Murphree Cemetery is now located.  [Samuel M. Murphree was born 4 Oct 1813 in Washington, Rhea Co., TN. He died 17 Jan 1884 in Garden Valley, Van Zandt Co., TX and was buried in Jamestown Cem., Jamestown, Smith Co., TX.]

In May, 1899, Joseph Hardy Dixon, W. R. Singleton, and Isaac W. Seale, the first trustees of Murphree Cemetery purchased three acres of land from James Polk Murphree for the sum of one dollar. On 17 October, 1923, G. W. Singleton, and Samuel Quitman Seale purchased additional land for Murphree Cemetery from W. C. Brooks for eighty dollars. In 1950 trustees J. Y. Hamilton, Edward Perkins, and Charlie Longmire purchased two more acres of land from Elmer and Velma Brooks for Murphree Cemetery.

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PARTIAL list of those interred therein.

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CEMETERIES IN HAMILTON COUNTY

 
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People and Places: Gazetteer of Hamilton County, TX
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Copyright March, 1998
by Elreeta Crain Weathers, B.A., M.Ed.,  
(also Mrs.,  Mom, and Ph. T.)

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