Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Smiths in Ramsey Historical Cemetery of Erath Co

A reader who recently found my blog asked if I knew of any tombstones with the name of SMITH in or around Lingleville in Erath County. There are a few Smiths buried in the beautiful little historical Ramsey cemetery between Stephenville and Lingleville. There are also many who were marked unknown by the Ramsey Cemetery Association. I have placed the few pictures that I took of the Smiths here on this post. It is a beautiful little cemetery that is well cared for.




The Smith Tombstones are in the right foreground of this picture.






 These markers date from the 1800s and there are many, many more.
Most of the markers I could not read.

SOURCE:
Ramsey Cemetery, Lingleville, Erath Co., Texas.
Photographs in Digital Format. Property of Judith Richards Shubert, Fort Worth, Texas.  

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Brad in the Bluebonnets

MALLORY MONUMENT
Brad Cemetery

The top photograph was taken in January of 2009 and the bottom one in April of 2010. In my first post showing the Mallory Monument I promised to go back to Brad and take a picture of the back of the stone. It did not have any names on it, and I assume it was placed there as a family monument. The other Mallory headstones found nearby are pictured below.

When my husband and I arrived at the cemetery there was a light misty rain falling and he decided to stay in the Suburban. Usually he gets out and helps me find names or stones that I may be searching for, or he just walks along in his own thoughts. Sometimes you'll even see him off in the distance in one of my pictures! That day he took the opportunity to just sleep.


Bob Shubert

The most delightful surprise was the beautiful wildflowers, particularly the bluebonnets, that covered the graves in this often lonely feeling cemetery. 
 Bobby Lee Mallory
Oct. 17, 1925 - Dec. 10, 2002
Married November 22, 1951
Mary Margaret
Sept. 12, 1926 - Dec. 5, 1996
"Our Children: Melodee, Jeffry & Mark"


 Jeffry Alan
son of
Bob & Margaret Mallory
Born and Died April 29, 1955

 MALLORY
Lou F.Mallory
Oct. 12, 1901 - Nov. 26, 2002
Omer L. Mallory
April 8, 1899 - April 17, 1965
"Together in His Hands Forever" 

 Hugh Edgar Mallory
Cpl US Army
KOREA
Aug. 25, 1932 - Feb. 23, 1995

MALLORY
Charlie Pat Mallory
Aug. 12, 1954 - 
Barbara Jean Mallory 
Apr. 11, 1934 - Jan. 28, 2003
Married on September 15 
"The Lord is my Light and my Salvation;
of Whom Shall I be Afraid?" Psalm 27

 Cole Austin Mallory
Jan. 7, 2008 - Jan. 7, 2008
A Mallory Angel

 Rachel A. Mallory
PENA
Aug. 2, 1967 - Dec. 31, 2000
Mother of Amanda, Zachary & Gabby

Whoops! He's awake! Until next time.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Mallory Family in Brad Cemetery


MALLORY
Family Monument
Brad Cemetery

This beautiful grey granite monument is found with several other Mallory tombstones located in the southeast corner of the cemetery. I failed to photograph the other side, and now I do not know if there was anything carved there or not. I will go back and add that information here if there is.

Clepper
Jerry Lee Clepper
Aug. 5, 1942 - June 3, 2003
Betty Jean (Ranspot)
Mar. 27, 1944 - Jan. 4, 2008

This  monument to Jerry and Betty Jean Clepper is found on the southeast side of the cemetery. The Mallory grouping is seen in the distance behind the Clepper stone.

I regret not taking individual photos of the Mallory family tombstones, so I plan to stop there again on my way to Possum Kingdom the next time. I have a friend who has just discovered the Mallorys are her family. And I would like to provide her and other members of her family a visual of the resting place of their ancestors. 

(If you click on the photograph you may be able to make out the individual names on some. Other posts about Brad Cemetery can be found here and this blog's banner is a view of the cemetery.)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Zion Hill Cemetery - Richards Family of Zion Hill Community Parker County

Beautiful
Guardian of the Gate


Zion Hill Cemetery


Tombstone of Joshua Hooper Richards
and wife, Elizabeth Conway Richards
Looking to the West in Zion Hill Cemetery
RICHARDS 
Father 
J. H.
April 21, 1861 - Feb. 25, 1939 
Mother 
Elizabeth
Mar. 20, 1866 - Dec. 1, 1939 
"The Lord is My Shepherd"

J. H. and Elizabeth Richards
My Paternal Great-grandparents



Tombstones of Earl S. and Ida Martin Richards
and their son, William buried to the left of them
Earl is the son of J. H. and Elizabeth


EARL S. RICHARDS
Aug. 23, 1895 - Apr. 5, 1954

IDA M. RICHARDS
Oct. 6, 1898 - May 15, 1974
"Wife of Earl Richards"

WILLIAM EUGENE RICHARDS
PFC US Army
World War II
Sep. 23, 1922 - Nov. 18, 1981 
(Son of Earl and Ida Richards)

ANNIE LAVERN
Dau of
E. S. and Ida M. RICHARDS
Mar. 25, 1927 - Jan. 15, 1930

MINNIE BELLE RICHARDS
Nov. 16, 1892 - Mar. 28, 1972 
"In Loving Memory"
(Daughter of Joshua H. and Elizabeth Richards.
Belle was never married.)
 
ELMA DEWEY RICHARDS
Aug. 24, 1898 - Feb. 11, 1986 
"A Loving Memory"
(Daughter of Joshua H. and Elizabeth Richards.
Dewey was never married.)
 

See a photograph of my great-grandparents, Joshua Hooper Richards and Elizabeth Conway Richards on my blog, Genealogy Traces, at this post. You can read Earl Sanford Richards' obituary and see a photograph of him here. 
See other photographs from Zion Hill in the previous post.


SOURCES:
Zion Hill Cemetery, Zion Hill Community, Parker County, Texas near Weatherford.


Photographs in Digital Format belonging to Judith Richards Shubert, Fort Worth, Texas. 2010


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zion Hill Cemetery - Plumlee Family of Parker County


 
Zion Hill Cemetery
Zion Hill Community
Parker County, Texas near Weatherford
This possibly could be the original entrance to the cemetery. It looks like a hitching post to the right, but this could be conjecture on my part. I have not found any information on the cemetery other than what is written on the Texas Historical Commission sign.


Zion Hill Church School and Cemetery
"Zion Hill was named by early settler Samuel Wolfenberg who deeded 4 acres for a school / church and cemetery in 1877. Zion Hill School, established in 1868, operated until 1927 when it merged with the Peaster School system. The school building also housed early church services. Zion Hill Church was organized in 1871. The first recorded burial is that of Wolfenberg's granddaughter, Margaret Lionberger, in 1879. The cemetery covers 6 acres and contains more than 700 burials including at least 8 Civil War veterans and many veterans of World War I and World War II."
PLUMLEE
A Freemason
Born Sept. 2, 1830 - Died in 1888

The first Plumlee headstone I came upon in Zion Hill was this one which has been preserved. The broken pieces found and placed on a base of concrete stone in order to protect what remains of this once lovely memorial to a beloved family member. There were several markers for Plumlee family members in the same area of the cemetery. They were placed near the entrance on the south side and along the east and north side. Near this broken stone the next three grave markers were found and then the following headstones and markers. I have posted all of the photos of Plumlee markers that I saw for those who are researching the Plumlee / Sapp line in Parker County.

Infant Children of J.W. Plumlee
Two by M. F. Plumlee and one by L. A. Plumlee

 Sister
CELLA MAY PLUMLEE
Dec. 19, 1892 - Apr. 6, 1935

ELISHA JACK PLUMLEE
1860 - 1925

 
FLOYD DENTON PLUMLEE
July 19, 1891 - Aug. 13, 1907

 HARRY H.
son of
J. D. & ? Plumlee


JOHN D. PLUMLEE
Dec. 4, 1869 - Feb. 4, 1941
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
 
Mother
LUCINDA
Wife of
I. D. PLUMLEE
Born May 2, 1828 - Died Mar. 5, 1896
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
 
PLUMLEE
Howard L. - Born 1938 -
Annie Ruth - Born 1939 - Died 2003

HURSHEL PLUMLEE
1892 - 1912
JOHN R. PLUMLEE
PLUMLEE
John W. - Born Aug. 24, 1856 - Died Feb. 20, 1941
Father
Fannie - Born Aug. 8, 1867 - Died Dec. 10, 1941
Mother
"Asleep in Jesus"
Mother
MABEL A. BLOSS
PLUMLEE
July 27, 1876 - Jan. 1, 1954
"None Knew Her But to Love Her" 
Wife of John D. Plumlee
SUSAN E. PLUMLEE


PLUMLEE
PLUMLEE
Father - WILLIS FRANK
July 24, 1902 - Jan. 23, 1992
Mother - ETHEL STEVENS
Mar. 4, 1905 - Jul. 21, 2005
"Married Dec. 23, 1923  

A Peaceful Place to Rest
View looking West  

  View looking East
 Zion Hill Cemetery - 1879
Entrance Gate on South Side
View looking West  
 
Zion Hill Community Church
South of the Cemetery

Zion Hill is also the burial place of several of my Richards ancestors, including my great-grandparents, Joshua Hooper Richards and Elizabeth "Sallie" Conway Richards. They are not far from some of the Plumlee family graves, reinforcing my belief that there is a tie to them through the Sapp family line. Joshua Hooper Richards is the grandson of Charles Harrison Richards and Mary "Polly" Sapp Richards of Shelby County, Texas and originally from Alabama.

SOURCE:
Zion Hill Cemetery, Zion Hill Community, Parker Co., Texas.

Photographs in Digital Format. Property of Judith Richards Shubert, Fort Worth, Texas.  


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