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ROCK HOUSE CEMETERY

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Larger View of Cemetery Gate

ROCK HOUSE Cemetery is  6 miles northeast of Hamilton on County Road 301 which exits from Hwy. 22 east of Two Mile Creek.

Charlene  Livingston Rose provided the information that three Civil War soldiers were buried in the Rock House Cemetery--two Confederate and one Union.  The grave of the Union soldier--John Layton Carlisle-- was not marked with a stone.  

The Confederate soldiers identified by James Alfred "Son" Livingston were (1904-1997):

George Martin Looney
Alexander A. Simpson

Looney's Confederate Pension #A51604 lists him from Hamilton.  His tombstone in the Rock House Cemetery reads:

G. M. Looney 
1-4-1844
7-20-1938

James Alfred "Son" Livingston knew Mr. Looney who related that he entered the Civil War at the age of 17.

Simpson's Confederate Pension #A33054 also lists him from Hamilton.

A. A. Simpson
12-15-1838
9-17-1930
Wife:  Harriet Emma
3-25-1863
8-5-1910

The Simpson's daughter, Nina Malone taught school at Rock House.  Mrs. Malone told the story that her dad did not like boiled okra.  After fighting hard all day boiled okra was good, especially since it was all that the soldiers had to eat.

Charlene has been to the grave of the Union soldier buried at Rock House, but does not now recall its location.

 

Rock House Cemetery, Hamilton County, Texas

PARTIAL LIST OF THOSE
INTERRED HEREIN

 

The following listings were obtained from Riley Funeral Home Records and genealogy records of Burt and Charlene Livingston Rose. Tombstone photos by Burt Rose.

If you would like to have your deceased relatives added to this cemetery, please  submit data and/or scanned images of gravestones to Burt Rose 

 

NAME

BORN

DIED

Other/Comments

ADAMSON, PATRICK HENRY 06/30/1849
Henry Co., GA
07/07/1874 Wife:  Nancy A. "Nanny" (Claunch) Adamson
Married:  about 1873, probably in Hamilton County
Parents: 
John Whitfield Adamson & Mary Ann McDaniel

Biography

Virginia McDaniel Weede

CARLISLE, JOHN LAYTON

1913

Union Soldier during the Civil War

Sue Gillispie

CLAUNCH, SARAH A. (PRATER) 02/06/1828 11/17/1920 or 1928 Husband:  William Truehart Claunch

Virginia McDaniel Weede

CLAUNCH, WILLIAM TRUEHART 
02/01/1830 09/01/1879 Wife:  Sarah A. (Prater) Claunch

Virginia McDaniel Weede

COZBY, EDNA TENNESSEE (KEY)

1886
Hamilton County, TX

1929

Husband:  Tom Cozby 

Parents: Christopher Horn "Kit" Key and Mary Jane "Mollie" Curry.  Edna was buried in an  unmarked grave next to her mother.
COZBY, INFANT . . Parents:  Tom Cozby and Edna Tennessee Key.  The baby was buried next to its mother.
COZBY, TWINS . . Parents:  Tom Cozby and Edna Tennessee Key.  The twins were buried in the same grave next to their mother.

DURHAM, BIRDIE MAE (EARY)

02/07/1886

06/23/1977

Husband: William Andrew Durham


Parents: John and Mary Eary

FREEMAN, JAMES D. "JIM' 1852 1922 Wife:  Nancy A. "Nannie" (Claunch) (Adamson) Freeman
Married:  01/30/1878, Hamilton County, TX
FREEMAN, NANCY A. "NANNIE" (CLAUNCH) (ADAMSON) 1850 1938 Husband #1:  Patrick Henry Adamson

Married:  about 1873, probably in Hamilton County

Husband #2: James D. "Jim" Freeman

Married:  01/30/1878, Hamilton County, TX

Parents:  William Truehart Claunch & Sarah A. Prater

Virginia McDaniel Weede
FREEMAN, TOM

.

10/24/1930 Austin, TX Parents:  James D. "Jim" Freeman & Nancy A. (Claunch) (Adamson) Freeman
GENTRY, MARY C.
05/02/1872 07/07/1873 Parents:  George N. Gentry and Mary Clementine (Snow) Gentry
GENTRY, MARY CLEMENTINE (SNOW)  11/29/1845 11/05/1872 Husband George N. Gentry;

Parents:  David Crockett Snow and Nancy Barron

The Snow Family

GRAY, CYNTHIA JANE (STARK)

07/15/1852

08/10/1960

Husband: D. W Gray

Parents:  James Stark and Nancy Jane Asher

GRAY, MARY CATHERINE 
04/26/1886 11/16/1888 Father:   I. C. Gray

HOHERTZ, ANNIE LEE (CODY)

08/31/1912

12/21/1979

Husband: Henry Herman Hohertz

  Parents: William C. Cody and Emma Lawson

HOHERTZ, AUGUST ADAM,

08/26/1898

03/07/1970

Single, 
Parents: Hohertz Gottlied and, Mattie Emma Grosh

HOHERTZ, HENRY HERMAN

08/14/1900

05/31/1972

Wife:    Annie Lee (Cody) Hohertz

Parents: Gottlieb Hohertz and Maggie Emma Grousch

HOHERTZ, WILLIAM "BILL" T.

08/01/1904
Trickham, TX

03/17/1987

Single, 
Parents: Gottlied Hohertz  and  Mattie Emma Grosh

KEY, CHRISTOPHER "KIT" HORN

05/25/1860
TX, probably Anderson Co.

06/05/1951

Parents:  Mary Jane "Mollie" Curry

Married: October 5, 1884, in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX.  Their markers consist of their names scratched into concrete that was poured at the location of their graves. The graves were under some thick brush toward the east side of the cemetery. 
Parents:: probably, William B. and Mary A. Key
Gravestone

Obituary

Picture

Burt & Charlene Rose

KEY, KENNETH CURRY, SR,

09/19/1893
Hamilton Co., TX

01/09/1971

Wife:   Mary Iter Lewis


Married: September 15, 1915, in Hamilton Co., TX Marriage record, BK 6, p 218,  


Parents: Christopher Horn "Kit" Key and Mary Jane "Mollie" Curry
Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

KEY, MARY ITER (LEWIS)

08/26/1895
Goldthwaite, Mills Co., TX

02/28/1982

Husband: Kenneth Curry Key, Sr.

  Married: September 15, 1915 in Hamilton Co., TX. Marriage Records, Bk. 6, p. 218.  


Parents: Judge John L. Lewis Sr. and Mary Iter Hopkins.

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

KEY, MARY JANE "MOLLIE" (CURRY)

10/09/1861
TN, probably Maury Co.

12/18/1943

Husband: Christopher Horn "Kit" Key


Married: October 5, 1884 in Hamilton Co., TX.  


Parents: James Newton Curry and Sara Louisa Kirkpatrick

Gravestone

Picture

Burt & Charlene Rose

KEY, NELLIE JANE (MOYE)

1890

02/1917

Husband: Pleas Briton Key


Married:
October 5, 1906.
Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

KEY, PLEAS BRITTON

01/26/1887
Hamilton Co., TX 

03/22/1957

Wife: Nellie Jane (Moye) Key

Married:
October 5, 1906

Parents: Christopher Horn "Kit" Key and Mary Jane "Mollie" Curry
Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LEWIS, BENNETT FRANKLIN

01/12/1898

07/31/1967

Single; 
Parents: Judge John L. Lewis, Sr. and Mary Iter Hopkins

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LEWIS, JOHN L., JR.

02/27/1894

11/23/1969

Single; 
Parents: Judge John L. Lewis, Sr. and Mary Iter Hopkins. Service: PFC Medical Dept in World War I.

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LEWIS, MARY ITER (HOPKINS)

05/06/1870

03/22/1957

Husband: Judge John L. Lewis, Sr. 

Parents: David E. Hopkins and Elizabeth Howard

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LIVINGSTON, BURNEY

12/30/1882
Hamilton Co. Parents

08/26/1946

Spouse: Nora Lee Key 

Married: December 13, 1903 in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX  James S. Livingston and Mary Augusta "Gussie" Carter

Months and dates are not on tombstones.

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LIVINGSTON, MALCOLM MARCUS

02/12/1907TX. Hamilton Co. TX 

07/21/1939

Spouse: Freida Krueger

Married: November 9, 1927 in Hamilton, Hamilton Co.

Parents: James S. Livingston and Mary Augusta "Gussie" Carter. Months and dates are not on tombstones.

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LIVINGSTON. NORA LEE (KEY)

07/16/1885
Hamilton Co., TX. 

11/12/1965

Husband: Burney Livingston

Married: December 13, 1903, in Hamilton, Hamilton Co., TX . Marriage Records, Bk. 4, p. 144. 

Parents: Christopher Horn "Kit" Key and Mary Jane "Mollie" Curry. Months and dates are not on tombstones.
Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

LOONEY, GEORGE MARTIN




01/04/1844
Lawrence Co., AL

07/20/1938

George Martin Looney's Confederate Pension #A51604

Wife: Louisa Emiline (Fields) Looney
Married: 05/06/1872 in Bosque Co., TX
Parents: Moses Looney and Susanna Devault
Gravestone

Picture

Application for CSA Pension

Will

Picture

Looney & Womack Gravestones

Larry W. Johnson

LOONEY, LOUISA EMILINE (FIELDS)   07/27/1850 05/12/1918 Husband: George Martin Looney

Married: 05/06/1872 in Bosque Co., TX

Gravestone

Looney & Womack Gravestones
Larry W. Johnson

MORGAN, MATTIE ETHEL (FREEMAN)

12/12/1878

05/03/1964

Husband:  A. B. Morgan (Died 1937)

Married: 09/30/1897 in Hamilton Co., TX.. Marriage Records, Bk. 3, p. 116 

Parents: Jim Freeman and 
Nannie Claunch

RAINWATER, JOSHUA

  11/13/1791 08/15/1878 Burt & Charlene Rose
SHIPP, OLIVIA  MARIA (FREEMAN)  04/14/1836 05/03/1877 Husband:  Rufus Earl Shipp

Married:  12/14/1852 Springfield, Green Co., MO

Donnie Love Kinard

Burt & Charlene Rose

SHIPP, RUFUS EARL 11/18/1821 Lincoln Co., TN 04/19/1899 Hamilton Co., TX Wife:  Olivia Maria (Freeman) Shipp

Married:  12/14/1852 Springfield, Green Co., MO

Parents:  William Shipp & Jemima Stanford

Donnie Love Kinard

Burt & Charlene Rose

SIMPSON, ALEXANDER A.


12/15/1838

09/17/1930

Wife:  Harriet Emma Simpson
Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

Alexander A. Simpson's Confederate Pension #A33054 lists him from Hamilton, TX.

 

SIMPSON, HARRIET EMMA

03/25/1863

08/05/1910

Husband: Alexander A. Simpson

SNELL, ELLEN 02/13/1846 02/21/1936 Husband: William M. "Bill" Snell

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

SNELL, P. J. "BUD" 01/19/1874 08/12/1940 Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

SNELL, WILLIAM M. "BILL" 05/14/1835 01/10/1880 Wife:    Ellen Snell

Gravestone

Burt & Charlene Rose

STRAUD, WILLIAM 07/23/1849 04/23/1870 .

WOMACK, WHITFIELD

08/16/1896 10/11/1918 Mother: Louisa Matilda (Looney) Womack

Grandparents: George M. and Louisa Looney

Service: Private Co. G 80th U. S. Infantry
Died during WWI of Pneumonia

Gravestone

Looney & Womack Gravestones

Larry W. Johnson

 

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