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PINE RIDGE CEMETERY
Hortense, Texas
Survey completed by Nollene Marsh on August 1, 2001.


Location:  Pine Ridge Cemetery Road – The way to the cemetery is marked with highway signs on
the highway and cross roads.  From Highway 59 at Leggett, take FM 942 East 11 miles to Farm
Road 2500, take a left on the dirt road (2500 Ext. Road).  Three and half miles on the dirt road
(crossing the Upper Leggett Road), the road comes almost to a “Y” in the road, take the dirt road
to the right (.5 miles on this road).

Pine Ridge Cemetery was patented on September 18, 1944 by Nathaniel R. Hickman Jr,
Noll Hickman and Willie Taylor as “Hickman Cemetery”, Tract 18, H. & T. C. on 2.3 acres.
This is documented in the Texas General Land Records.

Abreviations Used:  DS-Double Stone, TS-Triple Stone
        Supplemental information added by compiler is noted with ( )

Banks, Amie  b-1825  d-1882
Banks, Elvira V. b-May 12, 1886 d-June 9, 1890
Barfield, Etta b-December 29, 1888  d-August 4, 1965;  DS w/ Sam; “Gone But Not Forgotten”
Barfield, Sam  b-October 27, 1891  d-May 8, 1967;  DS w/ Etta; “Gone But Not Forgotten”
Brooks Baby  (marked with PVC cross)
Carl, Earnest Lee  b-December 13, 1937  d-July  31, 1940
        (Son of Robert E. and Estell M. Carl)
Carl, Robert E. b-March 10, 1895  d-July 17, 1960;  DS w/ Estell M.; Married: February 2, 1928
         Texas PFC. Co. D 345th Machine BN, WW1, P.H.
        (Son of William H. Carl, father of Earnest Lee Carl)
Carl, William H. b- November 20,1864  d-April 9, 1937
         (Father of Robert E. Carl)
Cherry, Claude Corbet  b-September 9, 1902  d-May 22, 1955;  DS w/Eula Bell
        “Tho Lost to Sight To Memory Dear”  (Father of L. C. Cherry)
Cherry, Eula Bell {Hickman} b-January 27, 1902 d- November 11, 1960
        DS w/Claude Corbet; “Tho Lost to Sight To Memory Dear”
         (Daughter of William Riley and Tennie M. (Hough) Hickman, mother of L. C. Cherry,
        sister of Ada K. Hickman Kinder and Ida “Pat” Hickman Martone)
Cherry, L. C.  b-January 7, 1930 d-January 14, 1930;  “Save In Jesus Arms”
         (Son of Claude Corbet and Eula Bell Hickman Cherry)
Cummings, Henry
         Co F  22nd Texas Inf. , Confederate States of America
         Military Marker w/ no dates  (Grandfather of Corenie and Joe White)
Hendry, Dock J. R. b-December 30, 1907  d-April 12, 1950;  “He Is Just Away”
Hickman, A. {Asa}
         Co F  22nd Texas Inf.,  Confederate States of America
         Military Marker w/ no dates (Son of James and Frances Bradley Hickman Sr.,
         brother of Bartley and James B. Hickman, grandfather of Noll and Emmett Hickman)
Hickman, Artey – August 12, 1891
         (Daughter of N. R. & Elizabeth Waring Canon-Hickman-Stainer)
Hickman, Bartley b- April 2, 1884  d- December 3, 1904
         (Son of N. R. & Elizabeth Waring Canon-Hickman-Stainer)
Hickman, Bartley d- November 19, 1887, Age 72 years;  DS w/ James B. Hickman
         PVT Co D1 Texas State Trp; Confederate States of America
        {Military Marker has:  b-1815  d-1887} (Son of James and Frances Bradley Hickman Sr.)
Hickman, Brack {Braxton}  d-August 7, 1908  (Old FHM & PVC cross)
         (Scalded to death at the sawmill train wreck at Buck, Texas)
         (Son of Hezekiah K. “Tye” and Sarah Ann Curry Hickman
Hickman, Bryant M. b-January 25, 1869  d-May 7, 1922 “Gone But Not Forgotten”
         (Son  of Mastin Thomas & Jessie Ann Felker Hickman)
Hickman, Douglas Duane  b-August 16, 1964 d-October 22, 1964
         (Buried next to his twin, PVC crosses)
Hickman, Dovie H. {Harrell}  b-February 8, 1895  d-April 8, 1986
         Married Nathaniel Richard Hickman on February 3, 1918
         (Aunt of Rreather Kelley Hickman)
Hickman, Emmer Jane b-May 26, 1881  d-July 27, 1940
        (Emma Jane Sanders Hickman; Wife of John Randolph Hickman)
Hickman, Emmett  b-1907   d-1997
         (Brother of Noll Hickman, Grandson of Asa Hickman, Great-grandson of
        James and Frances {Bradley} Hickman Sr.)
Hickman, Estelle H. b-June 20, 1887  d-December 15, 1914;  DS w/ Theo
Hickman, Frances {Bradley} b-April 15, 1799  d-October 9, 1889
        “Rest, Mother, Rest in Quiet Sleep, While Friends in Sorrow O’er Thee Weep”
        (Wife of James Hickman Sr., mother of Asa Hickman, M. T. Hickman,
        Hezekiah “Tye” Hickman, Bartley Hickman, James B. Hickman & Frances Hickman Rowe.)
Hickman, Jack  b-July 6, 1904  d-September 23, 1911  “Asleep in Jesus”
         (Son of William Riley and Tennie M. Hough Hickman)
Hickman, James, Sr. b-August 14, 1787  d-June 12, 1865
        *Oldest known grave in cemetery
         (Husband of Frances Bradley Hickman, father of Asa Hickman, M. T. Hickman,
        Hezekiah K. “Tye” Hickman, Bartley Hickman, James B. Hickman & Frances Hickman Rowe.)
Hickman, James {B.} d- April 8, 1882;  DS w/ Bartley Hickman
Hickman, Jessie A. {Jessie Ann Felker} b-August 9, 1844  d-February 19, 1925
        “How Desolate Our Home Bereft of Thee”; Wife of M. T. Hickman
         (Mother of Thos, Marcellus, Bryant and Theo Hickman)
Hickman, John R. {Randolph}  b-October 6, 1880  d-December 29, 1950
         (Husband of Emmer Jane Sanders Hickman, son of Hezekiah K. “Tye”
        & Sarah Ann Curry Hickman)
 Hickman, Joseph Wayne  b-August 16, 1964  d-October 6, 1964
        (Buried next to his twin, PVC crosses)
 Hickman, Lee b-August  28, 1898  d-August 2, 1929; “Gone But Not Forgotten”
         (Son of William Riley and Tennie M. Hough Hickman)
Hickman, M. T. {Mastin Thomas}  b-August 31, 1841  d-January 27, 1845
        “Born on the Sabine River in the Republic of Texas”
         1SGT  22nd Texas Inf., Confederate States of America
         *Masonic symbol on his tombstone
         (Son of James and Frances Bradley Hickman, husband of Jessie Ann Felker Hickman,
        father of Bryant, Marcellus, Thos & Theo Hickman.)
Hickman, Margaret – August 31, 1879
         (Daughter of N. R. & Elizabeth Waring Canon-Hickman-Stainer
Hickman, Marcellus b-December 17, 1879  d-October 1, 1882;  DS w/ Thos Hickman
Hickman, N. R. {Nathaniel Richard “Dick”} d-September 24, 1892, Age 41 years
        “Nobly He Fell While Fighting For His Right”
         (Son of Hezekiah K. “Tye” Hickman, husband of Elizabeth Waring Canon-Hickman-Stainer,
          Father of Nathaniel R., Bartley, Artey & Margaret Hickman)
Hickman, Nathaniel R. {Richard}  b-September 28, 1886  d-August 24, 1981; DS w/ Dovie
         Married Dovie Harrell on February 3, 1918; “Blessed are our Memories of You”
         (Son of N. R. Hickman and Elizabeth Waring Canon-Hickman-Stainer
Hickman, Noll   b-September 27, 1904   d-December 16, 1997; DS w/ Rreather;
         Married Rreather Kelley on July 11, 1931; “The Lord Is My Shepherd”
        Back of tombstone:  "Daughters: Alma Oleather Marsh & Eva Audean Smith;
        Grandchildren: Ruth Nollene, Peggy Yvonne, Virginia Ann, Eddie Oleather, Martha Elaine,
        Normie Diane, David William, Lou Eva, Julia Jerusha
       (Brother of Emmett Hickman, Grandson of Asa Hickman, Great-grandson of James &
        Frances Hickman Sr., Grandpa-in-law of Bill David Thagard.)
Hickman, Rreather Kelley b-March 16, 1915  d-______;  DS w/ Noll
         Married Noll on July 11, 1931;  (Niece of Dovie Harrell Hickman)
        (See listing for Noll for back of the tombstone information.)
Hickman, Sar An {Sarah Ann Curry Hickman}
        (Old FHM with her name scratched on it & a PVC cross)
        (Wife of Hezekiah K. “Tye” Hickman, mother of Brack, William R. and John R. Hickman)
Hickman, Tennie M. {Tennessee M. Hough} b-August 30, 1862  d-November 28, 1925
         DS w/ William R.; “Dear Parents Though We Miss You Much We Know You Rest With God”
        (Mother of Eula Bell Hickman Cherry, Ida “Pat” Hickman Martone, Ada K. Hickman Kinder)
 Hickman, Theo {Theophilus}  b-November 3, 1875  d-January 11, 1933; DS w/ Estelle H.;
         (Son of Mastin Thomas and Jessie Ann Felker Hickman)
 Hickman, Thos b-February 23, 1865  d-April 5, 1865;  DS w/ Marcellus Hickman
         (Son of Mastin Thomas and Jessie Ann Felker Hickman)
Hickman, (Jye) Tye  b-1884    d-1952
        Unknown Grave, per cemetery listings in “Cemetery Inscriptions of  Polk County.”
        (A copy of the book is available for viewing at Murphy Memorial Library.)
Hickman, William R. {Riley} b-December 10, 1856  d-November 26, 1937; DS w/ Tennie;
         “Dear Parents Though We Miss You Much, We Know You Rest with God”
         (Son of Hezekiah K. “Tye” & Sarah Ann Curry Hickman, father of Eula Bell Hickman Cherry,
          Ida “Pat” Hickman Martone, Ada K. Hickman Kinder)
Hickman, Willie b-October 27, 1896  d-September 7, 1928
        “Forever With The Lord” (Son of William Riley & Tennessee M. Hough Hickman)
Kinder, Ada K. {Ada Katie Hickman} b-October 22, 1888  d-May 31, 1966;  DS w/ Andrew
         (Daughter of William Riley & Tennessee M. Hough Hickman)
Kinder, Andrew  b-December 26, 1888  d-March 7, 1943;  DS w/ Ada K.
         (Daughter of William Riley & Tennessee M. Hough Hickman)
 Martone, Ida “Pat”{Hickman}  b-May 1, 1900  d-April 23, 1982;  DS w/ Odis Verner
        “There Is Rest In Heaven”;  (Daughter of William Riley & Tennessee M. Hough Hickman)
Martone, Odis Verner  b- January 7, 1900  d-January 21, 1965;  DS w/ Ida “Pat”
        “There Is Rest In Heaven”
Matthews, Bryant  b-September 15, 1896   d-November 27, 1916; TS w/ Lola & Bryant Jr.;
         Married Lola on October 22,1914
Matthews, Bryant Jr.  b-September 20, 1915  d-November 14, 1915; TS w/ Bryant & Lola
Matthews, Lola  b-March 29,1895  d-November 7, 1968; TS w/ Bryant and Bryant Jr.;
         Married Bryant on October 22, 1914
Matthews, Bryant James b-October 1, 1935  d-______;  DS w/ Peggy Gail;
         Married Peggy  Gail on November 24, 1976
Matthews, Joe E.  b-September 2, 1898   d-January 13, 1958
Matthews, Peggy Gail b-March 14, 1953  d-______;  DS w/ Bryant James;
         Married Bryant James on November 24, 1976
Matthews, L. B.  b-April 1, 1917  d-December 19, 1989; DS w/ Nora Jane; “In Gods Care”
         U. S. Air Corps, World War II
Matthews, L. B. Jr. b-February 13, 1967  d-December 25, 1998;  “Loving Son, Brother
        and Friend, The Flower That Once Was Our Own, Is Held Now In God’s Hands”
Matthews, Nora Jane  b-July 24, 1939  d-July 24, 1995; DS w/ L. B.; “In Gods Care”
Mitchel, Aunt Lizzie  b-November 21, 1876  d-July 16, 1959; “In Loving Memory”
Nelson, Martha – No Dates - Homemade concrete marker;  (Mother of J. W.  Wells)
Rodger, GRANDMA Francis b-May 8, 1865  d-March 14, 1956
        “Sunshine Of My Life” A. James Matthews
Rowe, Francis {Hickman} – No Dates - Homemade concrete marker
        “We Trust Our Loss Will Be Her Gane and That With Christ Shes Gone to Reign”
         (Daughter of James and Frances Bradley Hickman Jr., wife of John Rowe,
           mother of Marga Rowe Walker)
Rowe, John – No Dates (Homemade concrete marker)
        “Not Lost But Gone Before, Beloved By God and Man"
         (Husband of Francis Hickman Rowe, father of Marga Rowe Walker)
Stainer, Elizabeth Waring {Canon-Hickman-} b-April 7,  1860  d-May 11, 1942
        “The Lord Is My Shepherd I Shall Not Want”
        (Wife of Nathaniel Richard “Dick” Hickman, mother of Bartley, Nathaniel R.,
        Artey & Margaret Hickman)
Taylor, Baby #1 – No Dates – Homemade concrete marker
Taylor, Baby #2 – No Dates – Homemade concrete marker
Taylor, Wilson A.  b-November 3, 1885   d-May 13,1917
        “John 3:16 – In Love He Lived, In Peace He Died”
        (The two Baby Taylor graves are next to his grave.)
Thagard, Bill David b-September 7, 1952  d-July 23, 1998;  DS w/ Virginia Ann;
         Married Virginia on December 20, 1974;  SP4  US Army
        Back of tombstone:
        "Children: Veronica Rose, Jason Noll, Matthew David, Clinton Warren, Daniel Joseph;
        Parents of Bill: Warren Herman Thagard  & Verna Leona Bielamowicz
        Parents of Virginia: Manton Eddie Marsh, Jr. & Alma Oleather Hickman"
        (Grandson-in-law of Noll and Rreather Kelley Hickman)
Thagard, Virginia Ann {Marsh}  b-September 14, 1954  d-_______;  DS w/ Bill David
         Married Bill David on December 20, 1974
        (See listing for Bill David for back of the tombstone information.)
Thayer, Douglas Ray b-November 22, 1912  d-January 6, 1970;  DS w/ Margaret Lou;
        “Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit”;  Married Margaret Lou on December 23, 1933
         (Grandfather of Marvin Douglas Thayer Jr.)
Thayer, Margaret Lou  b-October 31, 1908  d-______; DS w/ Douglas Ray
        “Into Thy Hands I Commend My Spirit”;  Married Douglas Ray on December 23, 1933
         (Grandmother of Marvin Douglas Thayer Jr.)
Thayer, Marvin Douglas Jr. b-September 22, 1971  d-September 24, 1971
         (Grandson of Douglas Ray and Margaret Lou Thayer)
 Walker, Bud {Edgar H.} b-1850  d-1932;  DS w/ Marga;
         (Father of Clenten and Shelton Walker)
Walker, Marga {Margian Roe/Rowe} b-1870  d-1953  DS w/ Bud
        (Daughter of John and Francis Hickman Rowe, mother of Shelton and Clenten Walker)
Walker, Clenten -  10 months 9 days 1907 - Homemade concrete marker
Walker, Uncle Henry – No Dates – Homemade concrete marker
        “Gone But Not Forgotten – Rest In Peace”
Walker, Sallie Hiram w/ Son, Amis Walker – No Dates – Homemade concrete marker
        “Sleep with Jesus”;  (Names and dates are barely readable.)
Walker, Shelton – March 11, 1910 – homemade concrete marker
Warren, James Rankin  b-May 17, 1892  d-May 31, 1960
         (Grandfather of Baby Warren)
Warren, Baby – old FHM – not readable – Buried next to James Rankin Warren
Wells, J. W. – No Dates – Homemade concrete marker
          (Son of Martha Nelson)
 White, Corenie – No dates – homemade concrete marker
         (Granddaughter of Henry Cummings)
        (A tree limb fell and broke this tombstone in half. The name is hard to read)
White, Joe – No dates – homemade concrete marker
     (Grandson of Henry Cummings)

* Note:
The  marked grave next to Bartley Hickman is probably his wife Barsheba Hickman.
She was born January of 1822 and died after 1910.

Jane Roe Hickman who was married to James B. Hickman and to Asa Hickman is probably
buried here in a marked/unidentified grave since both of her husbands are buried  here.

Hezekiah K. “Tye” Hickman is probably buried in one of the marked/unidentified graves.
His parents, his brothers, his sister, his wife and some of his children are buried here.

There are marked/unidentified (PVC crosses) graves in the northeast corner of the cemetery.
It is known that those graves are “Runnels” family graves and there could possibly be more than
4 graves there.  Below is the list of Runnels Family members who are thought to be buried here.

William E. Runnels  b-November 12, 1853  d-July 13, 1915
        *Husband of Martha E. “Mattie” Dembour Runnels
Martha E. “Mattie” Dembour Runnels  b-June 2, 1852  d-June 23, 1944
        *Wife of William E. Runnels
John C. Runnels Jr.  b-July 6, 1864  d-October 20, 1912
        *Brother of William E. Runnels
Zacariah Phillips Runnels  b-December 25, 1892  d-1912
        *Wife of John C. Runnels
Henry Edward Shepherd  b-April 3, 1919  d-April 9, 1919
        *Son of Martha Ellen “Dink” Runnels and Edmond Earl Shepherd
Gibson Shepherd  b-April of 1895  d-Abt. 1905
        *Son of David Andrew Shepherd & Mary Julia Wyatt Shepherd, brother of Edmond Earl Shepherd

** Note:
There are 22 unidentified graves marked with old funeral home markers that cannot be read,
rocks, bricks, homemade concrete markers and small white PVC crosses that were made and
placed by Nollene Marsh.
 
 

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