All of the cemeteries copied lie in the northeastern portion of Milam County (except Fort Griffin). Every effort has been made to copy all tombstone inscriptions; however, many graves are marked only with metal markers (no longer readable), footstones, wooden stobs, rocks, or clumps of iris.
All graves have been noted -- both those with or without tombstones. Those without inscriptions are included to assist those searching for gravestones -- which do not exist. They are noted as follows:McNEILL, James Hugh, Aug. 18, 1876 - Mar. 3, 1958
The figure within the parenthesis (2*) indicates that two graves without tombstone inscriptions lie between or near the graves of McNeill and Johnson. Perhaps they belong to members of these families.
It was necessary to edit most of the inscriptions, i.e., abbreviate dates, omit verses, etc., but no information was omitted regarding the names on the stones, and relationships were included when it was at all possible. Sometimes a stone read "Father" on the stone itself, sometimes on the footstone. Every effort has been made to preserve such notations.
Reached by taking the first road west of Branchville on Hwy. #190 to Maysfield and proceeding northwest about 2.4 miles. The cemetery is located on the north side of the road about 100 feet in the woods. A two-story log cabin and a large cattle pen are on the opposite (south) side of the road. (Copied November 1, 1963.)
FOSTER, W. H., Aug. 3, 1840 - Mar. 30, 1895
FOSTER, Martha A. (Mother), Dec. 8, 1816 - Nov. 1870
FOSTER, Harry A. (Father), July 18, 1814 - Nov. 19, 1891
STEELE, Frank, b. at west Liberty west F'a. (sic), Apr. 23, 1843, d. at Sterling, Tex., Sep. 22, 1867
McLENDON, Eula, Jan. 8, 1864 - Sep. 26, 1866
McLENDON, Mrs. Louise M., Wife of Dr. John McLENDON, b. in Madison Co., Miss., Nov. 25, 1836, d. Aug. 3, 1867
We must say a special thank you to Vickie Pounders Everhart of Red Oak, Texas, for re-typing this book for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.
Created on 10 May 2004 and last revised on _________ 2004