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Here I will add our ancestors tombstones.
If you have a picture of one of our ancestors tombstones and would
like the picture posted send it to me and I will put it on here.
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Pictures of Graves from Texas, Oklahoma and around the world.

Find A Grave by location

Virtual Cemetery

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Obituary of Jesus

Dash the Movie

Dear Ancestor

Your tombstone stands among the rest;
In this field of green.
The name and date are chiseled out
For all the world to see.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I 'd exist,
You died long before I was born.
Yet we are of one, you and I,
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the life you lived
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

Mildred Pauline Williams Sawyer

Mildred Pauline Williams was b:Oct.1,1910 She went to be with the Lord on March 23, 2006 11am in Tarzana, Ca. On Apr. 2 she will be cremated and her ashes spread across the Pacific Ocean. She was Married to John Ellis Sawyer May 15,1928 in Donna, Tx. She was the daughter of Alvin Williams and Elsie Nolan.

William Carl Bozeman  
1927 - 2006
William Carl Bozeman, 78, a flight mechanic, passed away Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in Fort Worth.

Graveside service: 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 7, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Davis Funeral Chapel, 6912 NE Loop 820.

Memorials: Salvation Army, in lieu of flowers.

Mr. Bozeman was born May 16, 1927, in Lelia Lake. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Earline Wright Bozeman; parents, James W. Bozeman and Bessie M. Bozeman; four brothers; and three sisters.

Survivors: His sons, Sammy Carl Bozeman of Fort Worth and William Earl Bozeman of Trophy Club; sisters, Frances Runs Through of Bedford and Thelma Dacus of Athens; and grandchild, Sheila Bozeman of Bedford.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 3/5/2006.

William Scallorn son of Joab Scallorn

John Fawcett Burleson


Hattie Allen Crabb is the wife of Lewis Crabb

Thomas A. Allen with wife Savannah T.

Sallie Lou Allen Sawyer's obit

Edgar Sawyer and Sallie L. Allen


Willie Thomas Sawyer

Willie Thomas Sawyer's obit

Barbara Allen

Etta and John Lumm, Etta's Obit

Dalton Andrew Patterson

Dalton A. Patterson's death notice Click to Enlarge

Thompson Graves
Hillsboro, Tx.

George D. Thompson   
Dr. George D. Thompson of West, died Monday, July 31, 2006, after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. The funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 2, at Wilkirson Hatch Bailey Bosque Chapel, 1601 Bosque Blvd with the Rev. Ron Durham officiating.Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.Visitation with the family is from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, August 1 at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room. Dr. Thompson was born in Hillsboro, Texas, on Aug. 12, 1924, to Anderson Eugene Thompson and Flora May Simmons Thompson. He entered the United States Army Air Corps immediately before graduating from Hillsboro High School. He enlisted on April 15, 1943, and served three and a half years. After training in several bases in the United States, he spent the later part of the war in the China, Burma India Command and flew "The Hump" as a Navigator-Radio Operator in C 46 and C 47 planes. After his discharge in 1946, he started his college work at Hillsboro Jr. College. From there he transferred to Baylor University, Waco, and in May 1949, graduated with a BA Degree, majoring in psychology with a minor in education. In August 1950, he received his M. A. with a major in counseling and guidance with a minor in Clinical Psychology. Several years later he returned to Baylor University, and earned his Ed. D degree in June 1961, having a major in administrative education and a minor in curriculum and supervision. On June 9, 1949, he married his wife of 57 years, Martha Demetra Musgrave Thompson at the First Baptist Church in Hillsboro, Texas. His teaching experience included every level from elementary through High School in the Edinburg Texas School system. His administrative work began at LaVega Independent School District, Waco, Texas in 1954 as Pupil Personnel Director. In 1955 he was made Assistant High School Principal, and in that year he was elected Junior-Senior High School Principal. From LaVega, he moved to Alvin Independent School District, Alvin, Texas for the 1960-64 years as High School Principal. The move was then made to the Port Arthur Independent School District, Port Arthur, Texas as Director of Secondary Education, and later was made Assistant Superintendent of Instruction until 1974. The summer of 1974, he moved to the Rio Grande Valley as Professor of Education at the University of Pan American. He enjoyed the teaching of teachers in courses toward a degree that would qualify them for Middle Management Educational positions. In 1985, he retired to the work of running a small ranch near Aquilla on land he dearly loved. A number of his hobbies included the collecting of rare books, specializing in Winston S. Churchill, the American Civil War, and Texana, along with ranching, and public speaking. Some of the activities that he felt were meaningful were his becoming a deacon while at First Baptist Church in Edinburg. He served as an active deacon while in Alvin and Port Arthur. It was while in Port Arthur that he did much of his civic duties. He was Vice President of the United Community Services, a member of the Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Rotary Club and president in years 1971-1 972. Several other organizations could be named. He was a consultant or director at six different universities with the Texas Association of Student Councils in summer workshops. At the time of his death, Dr. Thompson was a member of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church and Dr. Cresson's Bible study class, which he dearly loved. When it was apparent that he could no longer attend, his concern was who would get the doughnut holes for his class. George was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Estelle Thompson; and one step-sister, Dorothy Marie Crouch of Hillsboro, Texas. Family was one of the most important things in George's life. His grandchildren knew that if they were to be with their grandfather they were expected to learn at least one thing. Survivors include his wife, Demetra Musgrave Thompson, of West, Texas; sons, George David Thompson and wife, Kay McCoy Thompson of West, Texas, and James Eugene Thompson and wife, Vickie Jones Thompson of Abbott, Texas; six grandchildren, David Benjamin Thompson and wife, Jamie Harris Thompson, Daniel Lee Thompson, and Whitney Lynn Thompson Mechell and husband, Brian Mechell, all of West, Texas, Seth Anderson Thompson and wife, Sarah WoodardThompson of Waco,Texas, James Aaron Thompson of Waco,Texas and Garrett Dee Thompson of Abbott, Texas. His sisters include Dorothy Mae Carter, of Hillsboro, Texas,Enna Juanita Thompson Holgerson, and husband, Oscar John Holgerson of Clifton, Texas, Betty Jo Hughes Harris of Hillsboro, Texas and Mary Evelyn Hughes Brown of Hernando, Miss. His brothers include Billy Dale Thompson and wife, Yvonne Elizabeth Thompson of Red Oak, Texas, James Robert Hughes of Tulsa, Okla., and John Derrell Hughes Jr., of Hillsboro, Texas. Seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews also survive him. The pallbearers will be George's six grandchildren. The honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Mike Reis, Dr. Bruce Cresson, Billy Davis, Roy Lipe, Calvin Bell, Lonnie Richardson, Oscan Holgerson, L. Etter, Larry Willenborg and Lee Moore. Memorials may be made to the Wesley Woods Alzheimer Care Center in Waco, or the building fund for Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at August 12, 1924 - July 31, 2006

Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on 8/1/2006.

D.A.Thompson wife Sarah Harris

16 Mar. 2003
Mrs. Mildred E. Holman Thompson, 76, of Hillsboro, died Sunday, March 16, at her residence. Born July 29, 1926 in Hillsboro, she was the daughter of the late Anderson Eugene and Flora Mae Simmons Thompson. She grew up and attended school in Hillsboro. She worked in the telephone industry for 16 years as an employee for Southwestern Bell. She was a Baptist. She was preceded in death by her stepmother, Thelma Thompson. Survivors include: two sons, Tommy Holman of Hillsboro and Johnny Holman and wife, Dorothy, of Itasca; one daughter, Kathy Goldsmith and husband, James, of Waco; two brothers, George D. Thompson of West and Bill Thompson of Red Oak; two sisters, Dorothy Carter of Hillsboro and Juanita Holgerson of North Dakota; two half-brothers, John Hughes of Hillsboro and James Hughes of Tulsa, Oklahoma; two half-sisters, Betty Harris of Hillsboro and Mary Brown of Hernando, Mississippi; one stepsister, Dorothy Crouch of Hillsboro; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 18, at Hillcrest Garden of Memory in Hillsboro with Dr. Brian Whitney officiating.


Samuel Harris's Obit
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James A. Thompson

Daughter of Dalton A. Patterson
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Aaron Burleson

Aaron Burleson headstone

Born Oct 10, 1815

Died Jan ? 1885 

Elvis Presley's Grave

Alexander Boone Preece

Alexander B. Preece,B:1802, patriarch of all the Preece's from Martin County, KY.

Alex is buried along Coldwater Creek, in Martin County, He is the son of Richard L. Preece.

Lovina Stratton wife of Alexander Preece


Old City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette County, TX

Fayette County Texas
FEB. 14. 1833:
APRIL 10. 1885

The hearts keen anguish only these can tell
Who've bid the dearest and best farewell
The parting with our treasure, once our pride
More prized and honored than the world beside.


Henry Harvey Priest/Preece
buried Preece Cem.
Martin Co., Ky.

Henry Preece Death Cert.


Hiram J. Priest/Preece
buried National Cem.
Knoxville, Tn.

Thomas David Thompson's obit

Stella Reagan's Parents
William and Lizzie (Box) Rutherford

Picture was donated by Donna Baxter

Alma Lois Brantley Patterson

Harvey Maurice Patterson
Russell Edgar Patterson

Hattie May Sawyer Patterson

Thelma (Patterson),daug Susan J., William Asa
Starr Family

Lorene Brantley Noble's Obit

William Harris Brantley's Death Certificate

Andrew was the first judge of Texas
Andrew Rabb's Grave located in Manton Cem. near LaGrange, Tx.

Frank Rabb's Grave


  • Inscription: Robert Thomas Sawyer was in  the Civil War
  • Birth Date: 3/19/1844
  • Birthplace: Clairborne Parish, Louisiana US
  • Death Date: 2/13/1927
  • Death Location: Smithville, Texas US
  • Cemetery: Oak Hill
  • Location: Smithville, Bastrop Co.,, Texas US

F.Jack Presley wife Mamie O. Allen Presley

William H.Brantley with wife Eula Irene Thompson

Howard L. Brantley

Lemuel Sawyer's House in Camden, N.C.

Lemuel Sawyer grave in Camden, N.Carolina

Elizabeth Scallorn wife of W.P.Karnes

Elizabeth Karnes Obit.


Richard Lincoln Preece
was born in 1833, the
son of William Martin
Preece and Mary
Elizabeth Giddens, and
a nephew of Alexander
Boone & Lovina Preece.
Richard along with his
brother Bill were Texas

Richard Lincoln Preece

Henry Preece's Death Certificate

Andrew J. Patterson was
the father of Dalton, John,
Paul, and Ella. They are all
buried except Dalton in the
Newsome Cem. in Pontotoc,
Mason Co., Texas. Dalton is
Buried in Pampa, Gray Co., Texas. 

Andrew Jackson Patterson


Anna A. Thompson was married to Andrew Jackson Patterson she is the mother of Dalton Andrew Patterson. And the other Patterson children below. She is buried at Deer Creek Cemetery in Deer Creek Texas located in the panhandle of Texas.

Paul Gonnels Patterson

John B. Patterson

Ella Patterson

Click on picture to page to view his will
Joseph Rabb

Joseph RABB
Bonaparte Cemetery
Van Buren County, Iowa

Joseph Rabb
born in
Fayette County
April 19th, 1788
Died in Iowa on
June 22, 1866

[wooden marker is now in the Bonaparte Historical Museum]
Click on picture and scroll down on the page to view Joseph's  Last Will and Testament which gives instructions on the building of his grave marker.

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Nancy Rabb wife of Joseph Rabb

Nancy RABB
Bonaparte Cemetery
Van Buren County, Iowa

Nancy Crain was born on 21 Oct 1799 in OH. She died on 9 Nov 1881 in Van Buren Co., IA.

Nancy married (1) William James Johnson Sr. son of James Johnston Sen. and Mary on 11 Apr 1820 in Warren Co., OH. William was born on 17 Dec 1789 in Dauphin Co., PA. He died on 23 Sep 1845 in Van Buren Co., IA.

Nancy married (2) Joseph Rabb son of Samuel Rabb and Jane Smith on 25 Mar 1849. Joseph was born on 19 Apr 1788 in Fayette Co., PA. He died on 22 Jun 1866 in Van Buren Co., IA. He was buried in Bonaparte Cem., Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., IA.

One of three sisters buried in Van Buren Co IA: Nancy CRAIN JOHNSON RABB; Mary "POLLY" CRAIN JOHNSTON SEWELL; Eliza W. CRAIN WARD
(The above two pictures were donated by Rich Lowe)

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown:
Mrs. Mary Rabb, aged seventy-seven years, died on the 15th of October
at her
late residence near Austin. She was one of the early settlers of what
is now
Fayette county, having come here December 15, 1823. In one of her
she said: "When I crossed the river where La Grange stands, it was
but a wilderness." In another letter she describes her traveling and
as "being like the children of Isreal; and though we did not see Moses
strike the rock and the waters gush out, yet surely the Lord was with
us, or
we never could have borne the burden and heat of the day in helping to
settle Texas, which was then a a savage land.  Her husband, Mr. John
was one of the projectors of Rutersville college, in 1838, and the
institution was established in 1840. One of the early pioneer women of
Fayette, the night tread of moccasined feet around her dwelling was no
unfamiliar sound. But, with a true woman's heart, she tremble, yet
suffered, yet bore with patience; for the sake of dear ones, making a
in a wilderness, around whose altar-fires a slow but sure process of
civilization was enacted. men build up nations; women make homes; and a
county without homes in no nation at all; so it comes that much of the
triumph of progress is attributable to those who quietly endure. This
did, treading with trusting faith the path allotted to her, the God of
strength ever being her God.

Source: From the notes of

Marjorie Nelson Woodham


John Rabb

Chambliss Family Funeral Records

The Chambliss Funeral List donated by Ed Lumm

Stephen W.Scallorn's grave

John T.Bozeman's Grave

Henry Bandy

Click the picture to go to Oak Hill Cemetery in Bastrop, Tx.

                                Sawyer, Annie Elizabeth 11\1889 6\1977

Sawyer, Annie R 5/9/1900 none

Sawyer, Asenath 1854 1914

Sawyer, Bernard Gene none 7/28/1932

Sawyer, Bernard M 2/25/1897 none

Sawyer, Ellie 1884 1935

Sawyer, Ernest C 5/31/1895 2/3/1981

Sawyer, James 1862 1947

Sawyer, Jesse L 6/18/1900 none

Sawyer, John Jeffery none 8/12/1974

Sawyer, Joseph Frank 4/8/4891 12/16/1981

Sawyer, Logan E 6/6/1897 2/21/1976

Sawyer, Med 8/23/1871 11/15/1952

Sawyer, Millie Caldonia 12/6/1894 4/16/1977

Sawyer, Nancy 1866 1921

Sawyer, Owen 1896 1921

Sawyer, Rhoda 12/1/1869 2/26/1946

Sawyer, Robert Arthur 10\1887 4\1961

Sawyer, Robert Frederick none 7/8/1952

Sawyer, Robert T none none Co 1 TEX CAV CSA

Sawyer, Tom C 1/2/1933 11/18/1977 USN Korean War

Sawyer, Woodrow W none none

Scallorn, Roxie L 1914 1983

Scallorn, Sallie E 1905 1970

Scallorn, William E 1894 1966


Sawyer's buried in Brazil Cem. Bastrop Co., Tx.

Sawyer, Cordelia headstone F  W 11/3/1889 11/12/1891 Dau of D. A. & Origan Sawyer. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away

Sawyer, Donia headstone F  W 1/26/1878 4/8/1881 Dau of D. A. & Origan Sawyer.

Sawyer, Henry D headstone M W 7/20/1877 1/23/1878 Son of D. A. & Origan Sawyer. We miss our darling boy

Sawyer, L. E. headstone W 10/18/1895 1/29/03 "Dearest child thou hast left us and thy loss we deeply feel.Tis the Lord who has bereft us of one we loved so well

Robert Sawyer was the Father of Robert T. Sawyer he was 74 years old when he died. He was married to Nancy Jeffries. Robert Sawyer's headstone M b: 1820 Ark.  2/15/1894 In memory of. Rest for the toiling hand


 Patterson's buried in the Newsom Cem. in  Mason Co., Tx. 

Click on the links to view their tombstones 

In Memory of
Paul Gonnels Patterson
Feb 24, 1900
Aug 15, 1920

P.G. Patterson was killed in the Navy. Circumstances of his death are uncertain. Alva and Amy Bush dearly loved him, and recall the time they nearly smothered him in the quilt box, while playing. (I was told by Mr.Tuckness that currently lives in Pontotoc, Tx. that his father picked up Paul in a wagon at the train station and brought him to his resting place.)

Ella E. Patterson
Sept 7, 1890
Aug 25, 1910

Orville H. Patterson
Feb 1, 1898
Sept 15, 1900

John B. Patterson
Feb 24, 1894
April 16, 1894

A.J. Patterson
b: Sept 7, 1845  d:
July 17, 1911     
A.J. is the father of the three Patterson children, Ella, Orville, and John. His wife is buried elsewhere.

Chambliss's buried in the Strong Cem.
Shelby Co. Tx. 

The information below was donated by Ed Lumm

L. M. Chambliss   05-11-1835   02-04-1908   -
Laura Chambliss   04-10-1861   04-29-1936   -
Mandy L. Chambliss   05-07-1924   01-05-1988   -
Marvin Monroe Chambliss   05-26-1935   08-04-1941   -
Monroe Chambliss   05-11-1909   05-12-1913   -
Nettie O. Chambliss   12-11-1897   02-21-1987   -
Inf. of R. M. & Nettie Chambliss   03-04-1916   03-04-1916   -
Robert L. Chambliss   10-03-1918   10-04-1918   Son of R.M. & Nettie Chambliss
Robert Marion Chambliss   07-28-1895   09-05-1975   -
Inf. Son of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Chambliss   -   -   -
Inf. Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. T. A. Chambliss   -   -   -
Teena Elizabeth Chambliss   05-28-1955   -   -
T.L Chambliss 01-22-1914 12-11-1999 -
Thomas A. Chambliss   08-31-1921   -   -
Thomas Frederick Chambliss   11-25-1894   08-27-1914   Husb. of Mrs. Lena Chambliss
Tommy L. Chambliss   01-22-1914   -   -
Tony Alton Chambliss   01-11-1955   11-02-1991   -
Voila G. Chambliss   01-02-1918   08-18-1982  

These Families are buried in HollySprings Cem.
Shelby Co. Tx.

Bettie Lum   02-23-1882   07-06-1957   -
Christine Lum   10-04-1927   10-05-1927   Inf. Dau. of Etta and John William Lum, Sr.
Edward E. Lum   02-26-1912   02-07-1985   -
Esther M. Lum   10-30-1914   08-21-1993   -
Inf. Dau. of Etta and John William Lum, Sr.   04-01-1929   04-01-1929   -
Letha Lum   08-03-1904   07-04-1944   -
Rev. S. D. Lum   09-15-1883   10-23-1917   -

Inf. Son of Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Dean   06-14-1940   06-14-1940   -
Emmett A. Dean   1904   1981   Married--10-01-1932
Ima E. Dean   1914   1998   Married--10-01-1932
Mahala Dean   02-14-1864   11-27-1939   -
William Dean   10-03-1857   10-26-1930   -

Inf. Son of G. P. & V. B. Going   03-20-1922   03-20-1922   -
Baby of Mr. & Mrs. G. P. Going   02-28-1922   02-28-1922   -
Georgia A. Going   02-01-1878   -   Wife of Thomas I. Going
Jesse Going   01-24-1904   02-04-1919   Son of V.B. & Beadie Going
Marlon O. Going   1906   1965   -
Mary F. Going   12-24-1846   11-21-1911   Wife of W.J. Going
Thomas I. Going   12-22-1861   09-26-1943   Husb. of Georgia A. Going
Travis Going   03-04-1918   06-17-1918   Son of V.B. & G.P. Going
Beadie A. Goings   01-22-1885   01-04-1952   -
George Goings   07-06-1880   06-16-1965   -
Mabel Goings   1899   1913   -
Osvel Cleo Goings   07-25-1924   07-25-1925   Son of Frank & Callie Goings


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