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Stiff Chapel Cemetery
8 miles NE of McKinney, Tx

(Last updated July 20, 2017 with larger pictures)


(from NW looking SE)

Links: Stiff Chapel @ Find-a-grave     Stiff Chapel Historical Marker    Rootsweb - Collin county cemeteries   

Plot: Cemetery plot (rough version):

To visit the cemetery contact the land owners: Bill & Fran Woodfin,  ()

For the Cemetery Association contact: Rynell Novak ()

Lance Hall is related to the Williams and Millican families and did some restoration.  Call at () or email ()

* - Not listed in previous surveys, recorded Aug. 1, 2004.  All pictures taken Aug, 1, 2004 unless marked ** for 2000. 

Last NameFirst NameBirthDeathInscriptionolder
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Barnett Julia A.18371861     
Barnett LouisAug. 12, 1876Sept. 11, 1899son J. W. & S. N.    
*Barnett Mary E.18591860dau. of W. F. & J. A.      
Barnett infantJuly 27, 1895July 27, 1895infant dau. J. W. & S. N.    
          
Beach George1820April 1877     
          
Blevins Maude PearlOct. 19, 1881Jan. 8, 1897dau. A. C. & L. E.    
          
Boyer Justin LouveniaDec. 16, 1850June 17, 1902[nee Williams]     "marked by stone pile"
Boyer Wiley FrielandFeb. 19, 1849Sep. 19, 1930      "marked by stone pile"
          
Braswell Henry L.July 20, 1901April 5/8, 1902     
Braswell Houston A.Oct. 16, 1896Feb. 5, 1902     
Braswell Robert L.Dec. 17, 1893Sept. 10, 1894son W. L. & J. A.    
          
Carroll GeorgeOct. 9, 1783Dec. 21, 1873     
          
Chapman Jas. F.Nov. 22, 1840Nov. 30, 1859     
           
Clement LeroyMarch 13, 1821Jan. 30, 1866      
          
Cockrell CatherineMarch 13, 1831June 22, 1891wife J. J.    
Cockrell Little CharleyNov. 27, 1891March 28, 1892son S. J. & A. V.    
          
*Colwell Margaret J.July 11, 1823July 7, 1862wife of John Colwell   located between Stiffs
          
Dodson George W.Jan. 6, 1863Sept. 22, 1864son J. M. & P. V.    
          
Dowdle James H.Jan. 1, 1875March 6, 1875son J. H. & E. A   headstone not in base
          
Farley LauraMay 8, 1866Nov. 10, 1888wife J. F. **    
Farley W. N.March 28, 1829Sept. 18, 1883     
          
Gibson Nelson S.April 24, 1817Feb. 10, 1871     
*Gibson SallieJuly 25, 1830Apr. 25, 1892wife of N. S. Gibson    
          
Grasham EthelSept. 7, 1885Sept. 16, 1889dau. H. R. & L. R.    
          
Howerton FrankAug. 21, 1904Feb. 4, 1905     
Howerton Lillie MooreJune 4, 1870Nov. 20, 1904     
          
Jackson Little GreeneMay 16, 1895July 28, 1896son J. L. & Jennie Jackson    
          
Lewis BennieSept. 1, 1876June 27, 1878son S. B. & N. E.    
          
Lindsey G. W.April 7, 1883Oct. 11, 1884     
Lindsey infantSept. 20, 1897Sept. 20, 1897infant of J. S. & F. M.    
Lindsey J. L.Sept. 16, 1895June 7, 1898child of J. W. & M. E.    
          
Martin Emily C.Feb. 7, 1840March 6, 1917     
Martin Eula E.Feb. 2, 1878May 6, 1888dau. John & E. C. Martin   next to Robert
Martin JohnSept. 1, 1841June 28, 1920     
Martin Robert S.Feb. 22, 1885Oct. 7, 1886son John & E. C.   next to Eula
          
Massie LuesilaNov. 7, 1835March 19, 1871wife J. A.    
Massie Mary AnnNov. 27,  1826April 18, 1860 wife J. A.
"age 33 yrs, 4mos, 12days"
  "Rest, mother, rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow o'er thee weep."
          
McClary Charles M.Dec. 15, 1821May 13, 1870     
          
Millican F. M.Nov. 19, 1835Nov. 19, 1907  **  
One large stone with individual stones behind.
Millican ElizabethDec. 5, 1848Sept. 23, 1902[nee Williams]  
Millican Edgar W.Jan. 12, 1888Feb. 21, 1905 
Millican Mary E.Jan. 14, 1878April 6, 1891 
Millican Miriam E.Jan. 21, 1873Nov. 20, 1874 
Millican William W.Jan. 10, 1870Nov. 12, 1870 
          
Millican NoraFeb. 17, 1879Aug. 6, 1881"Tho lost to sight,
to memory dear"
**   These headstones had been moved from their bases and placed by a tree for mowing.  When I placed them back in the bases some didn't fit properly meaning the correct order is lost. See top link for details of restoration.
Millican AramintaAug. 29, 1877June 12, 1880  **
Millican Rosa LeeMay 24, 1874Sept. 16, 1875  **
Millican Anna B.Feb. 10, 1883July 28, 1884dau. J. M. & P.  **
Millican Mary R.Nov. 22, 1875Oct. 23, 1878      Headstone destroyed or buried
Millican PrudenceJuly 20, 1854Jan. 24, 1889wife J. M. 
"Tho lost to sight,
to memory dear"
  The original headstone was reconstructed from broken pieces in 2004.  There's an obituary from 1890 so death year must be wrong.
          
Monroe Rosie MayFeb. 3, 1894Feb. 6, 1896dau. J. A. & E. M.      
          
Moore CharlotteAug. 15, 1819Jan. 4, 1897wife Reuben    
Moore EdgarApril 1, 1850Nov. 20, 1875     
Moore Georgann18501892     
Moore Julia R.March 26, 1884June 11, 1886dau. R. E. & G. A.    
Moore Reubenage 63June 10, 1863     
          
Morris Sarah       
          
Murphy KatieFeb. 24, 1889Feb. 19, 1890dau. G. M. & M. A.    
Murphy Charley[1861]Aug. 26, 1917aged 56 years    
Murphy Henry GradyJuly 13, 1891April 13, 1895son G. M. & M. A.    
Murphy RobertNov. 22, 1900Sept. 23, 1904son G. M. & M. A.    
          
Nelson Margaret J.March 17, 1834June 27, 1873 wife W. L. (1834-73)      
          
Nichols GeorgeAug. 27, 1857April 5, 1858     
Nichols Sarah E.Nov. 5, 1850July 24, 1854     
           
Phillips Sarah May 3, 1874 wife of J. Phillips
age 69 yrs, 4 mos, 12 days
     
          
Roberts A. J.April 1, 1828Jan. 29, 1880     
*Roberts Tempy Oct. 17, 1877aged 85 yrs, 10 mos, 23 days  
*Roberts  WilliamDec. 11, 1794Nov. 7, 1881   
          
Ross Mrs. 1901      from obituary
          
Stiff Elizabeth1843Dec. 16, 1867wife Jesse    
Stiff Henry18331924     
*Stiff JamesOct. 11, 1829Sept. 10, 1847son of Jesse & Mary   concrete slab
Stiff JesseOct. 1, 1796Aug. 15, 1874     
Stiff John L.July 24, 1842/3Sept. 26, 1864     
Stiff LouisMarch 20, 1799Aug. 5, 1884     
Stiff MaryNov. 10, 1801Oct. 11, 1872wife of Louis    
Stiff Mary1796May 1, 1864wife Jesse    
Stiff Nancy18381894     
Stiff Sallie March 10, 1821March 6, 1904"------ faithful unto death and 
I will give thee a crown of life"
   
Stiff William E.Sept. 10, 1875Aug. 13, 1876son H. & N. M.    
Stiff William Henry   "Born in Bedford co., VA    
          
Straughn Edward B.          
Straughn Elisha B  Oct. 21, 1847
(41?)
son J. O. & N. E.
Age 5 yrs., 9 mo.
    Listed on 1971 survey.
Straughn JamesJuly 20, 1856June 9, 1863son J. O. & N. E.    
Straughn Jordan O.Aug. 27, 1817June 19, 1896     
Straughn Nancy E.[Nov. 22, 1817]Feb. 25, 1889wife J. O.
Age 71 yrs, 3 mos, 3 days
Straughn MaryMarch 30, 1848Jan. 16, 1860dau. J. O. & N. E.      
          
Swaim JohnieDec. 24, 1890Feb. 24, 1894son E. L. & M. L.    
Swaim Mary L.18621933     
Swaim Minnie P.18861935     
Swaim Richard18921911     
Swaim RodieFeb. 11, 1885March 14, 1892son E. L. & M. L.      
          
Vermillion Lucy C.April 4, 1873Oct. 17, 1876dau. J. H. & N. J.    
Vermillion OsieDec. 23, 1885Sept. 22, 1886dau. S. B. & T. E.    
          
Wilcox DollieMarch 3, 1902Nov. 25, 1902dau. G. I. & Jessie    
Wilcox G. I., Jr.Feb. 13, 1911Aug. 20, 1911son G. I. & Jessie    
Wilcox infantJune 17, 1899June 17, 1899dau. G. I. & Jessie    
          
*Wilkes AmosNov. 5, 1805Apr. 13, 1878    footstone says A.G.W.
Wilkes PermeliaMarch 21, 1813Jan. 16, 1887       
          
Williams EugeneMarch 7, 1886Jan. 30, 1904   
Williams JennieMarch 19, 1856Dec. 25, 1887  [Virginia Lochridge]
Williams John W.Oct. 9, 1878July 26, 1893   
Williams infantDec. 22, 1887Dec. 22, 1887son M. B. & Jennie  
          
Williams John H.Sept. 8, 1834March 17, 1890  **  
Williams JohnFeb. 7, 1811Dec. 13, 1888"Farewell my wife and children all.
From you a father Christ doth call."
**    
Williams MarySept. 17, 1814June 16, 1892wife of John
"She was a kind and affectionate wife.
A fond mother and friend all."
**    
Williams NancyAug. 5, 1832July 24, 1887    nee Roberts
Williams Cynthia Jan. 30, 1880wife of T. B.
age 48 yrs., 5 mo., 29 days
nee Roberts
          
Wilson C. C.Oct. 29, 1852July 13, 1886    [Crocket Carson]
Wilson CliffordMay 19, 1880Feb. 25, 1889     


Lance Hall with John & Mary William's stones 1994 [pic 1] [pic 2]
Lance Hall with John & Mary William's stones 2015 [pic 1]