San Saba County - Adams Cemetery


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ADAMS CEMETERY



 
ADAMS CEMETERY

 
San Saba County
The Adams Cemetery was established in the early 1900s by William "Uncle Billy" Adams when one of his sons, W.G. "Pete" Adams was gravely ill and not expected to live. Uncle Billy went to the back acreage of his home place and chose an area that would be a burial site for his family. Pete recovered from his illness, but the site was soon to be used following the death of Archie Adams, son of Matt Adams, in 1905. This was the first burial in this cemetery.

The original fence is still intact around this cemetery. It was built circa 1928/1930 by P.M. "Boss" Wash and three teen-age boys: Neal Brown, Marion Wash, and Travis Glaze. The story goes that they scraped together three pennies and placed them in one of the corner post holes. This area is very rocky and these boys must have worked long and hard to put up this strong fence.

The cemetery was maintained over the years, in and around the existing graves, but was not completely cleaned until April 1975. At this time, Mrs. John "Billie George" McKinnerney and Bonnie N. Page began a clean-up and restoration project and gave the little cemetery a new face lift. These ladies sent out letters, made countless phone calls, got a group together, and started work.
It took about ten years to really get everything cleaned up and in good order with lots of help and support over the years from many descendants of the families buried there.

See more photo's below


Today, this little cemetery is one of the best maintained and looked after cemeteries in the county. A cemetery association was formed and meets every year on the first Saturday after Mother's Day. In 1986, Mr. Louis Crump donated an additional 80 feet to the cemetery association to be used for a parking area. Shortly afterwards, this area was fenced and is a very welcome addition to the cemetery.

Renee' Newby Maxcey
Richland Springs, TX


Any questions regarding the burials in the Adams Cemetery may be directed to:

Mrs. John "Billie George" McKinnerneys
Route 1 Box 194 H
Richland Springs, Texas 76871
915-452-3334
(Acccording to Renee' "She is the person who keeps everything going out there".)

or

Renee' Maxcey , rbj51@centex.net

Burial list researched and compiled by Alvin Lewis Bolton and typed by Louann Hall.


BURIAL NAME BIRTH DATE DEATH DATE
ADAMS, Matt (hus. of Eura) Jan. 1, 1880 Dec. 26, 1960
ADAMS, Eura (wife of Matt) June 12, 1887 Mar. 23, 1974
ADAMS, Archie (son of Matt & Eura) Aug. 2, 1902 Jan. 14, 1905
ADAMS, Elsie May July 1, 1903 Feb. 14, 1918
ADAMS, John D. May 18, 1891 May 14, 1928
ADAMS, Norman Dean June, 1923 Jan., 1982
ADAMS, Roe Harvey Sept. 1, 1908 Aug. 11, 1968
ADAMS, T.K. (hus. of Marietta) May 6, 1938 Oct. 24, 1998
ADAMS, Marietta Duff (wife of T.K.) Dec. 31, 1929 Apr. 30, 1999
ADAMS, William Smith (hus. of Lydia C.) Mar. 29, 1850 Sept. 29, 1928
ADAMS, Lydia Carolina (wife of William S.) May 5, 1854 Dec. 22, 1924
AMONETT, Ben F. (hus. of Lura Love) June 14, 1924 Sept. 19, 1996
AMONETT, Lura Love (wife of Ben) Nov. 24, 1922 Mar. 1, 1988
BAX, Victor Henry (WW II Vet. U.S. Army) June 9, 1923 June 11, 1996
BROWN, George E. (hus. of Anna) June 21, 1858 Apr. 26, 1931
BROWN, Anna E. (wife of George) Mar. 31, 1875 Jan. 29, 1957
CARNEY, Baby Girl             , 1977             ,1977
CRANE, Rufus Eblin             ,1911             ,1980
CRANE, Della Sept. 1, 1871 Oct. 14, 1933
GOBER, Francis Asbery (hus. of Ruby) Feb. 7, 1898 Aug. 22, 1980
GOBER, Ruby Terry (wife of Francis) Feb. 7, 1898 Oct. 2, 1989
GOBER, Gilda Gray (dau. of Francis & Ruby) May 25, 1927 Nov. 27, 1946
HAYES, Bonnie L. Aug. 13, 1910 Feb. 28, 1989
HYDE, Baby Son (Inf. of P.D. & E.D.) Feb. 11, 1906 Feb. 12, 1906
KEITH, "Ken" Kenard Dean (grandson of Bonnie P. Hayes) Jan. 17, 1959 Aug. 16, 1995
KING, Elizabeth (wife of A. King) Jan. 2, 1848 Mar. 12, 1914
KING, Reuben (son of A. & Bettie) Jan. 14, 1886 Jan. 20, 1905
LANE, Van Wilford (hus. of Peggy) July 15, 1944 Jan. 15, 1991
PAGE, Lee (hus. of Arrah) Oct. 31, 1874 Jan. 18, 1974
PAGE, Arrah A. (wife of Lee) Mar. 29, 1875 Dec 24, 1965
PAGE, "Lola" Lolette G.(dau. of Lee & Arrah) Feb. 2, 1905 Oct. 4, 1989
PAGE, William (hus. of Georgia) November 8, 1898 January 19, 1975  
PAGE, Georgia E. (wife of William) June 13, 1904 June 24, 1965
PAGE, Baby Feb. 10, 1922 Feb. 10, 1922
PAGE, Infant Son of P.L. & A.M.             ,1914             ,1914
PAGE, Infant Son of P.L. & A.M.             ,1916             ,1916
MAXCEY, Nellie Kate (wife of C.A.) August 29, 1888 April 16, 1929
MAXCEY, Marjorie (dau. of C.A. & Kate) July 3, 1914 May 16, 1918
MAXCEY, Tincy (dau. of C.A. & Kate) Jan. 23, 1908 Aug. 17, 1908
REYES, Infant Daughter of Concepcion & Salidad Reyes             ?
ROGERS, "Lefty" Frank R. (hus. of Inez) Sept. 26, 1902 Nov. 28, 1981
ROGERS, Inez Terry (wife of Frank) Mar. 29, 1910 Mar. 15, 1982
SHANKS, Fannie S. Jan. 15, 1903 Sept. 22, 1989
TAYLOR, Roy L. (hus. of Girlene) Aug. 9, 1910 Mar. 14, 1945
TAYLOR, Girlene Ovella Crane (wife of Roy) Apr. 17, 1913 Aug. 8, 1996
TERRY, Alton R. DAD Mar. 6, 1905 July 22, 1976
TERRY, Mark D. (hus. of Lennie) FATHER             ,1871             ,1943
TERRY, Lennie Ann (wife of Mark) MOTHER July 2, 1873 January 26, 1943
TERRY, William C. (Veteran) ca 1894 Aug. 7, 1928
TERRY, M.D. (hus. of Ida) June 13, 1912 Feb. 17, 1994
WILSON, Minnie Crane July 28, 1889 June 28, 1974
WILSON, Edsel Crane Aug. 16, 1927 May 24, 1936
WILEY, Mable S. ME MAW Nov. 7, 1903 Mar. 8, 1984
WEAVER. F.N. (hus. of Herloyse) Mar. 19, 1912 Aug. 15, 1992
UNKNOWN, Baby about 12 feet north of Kate Maxcey             ?             ?
UNKNOWN, Baby about 46 feet north of Kate Maxcey             ?             ?
UNKNOWN, Baby buried in Adams family plot east side             ?             ?
UNKNOWN, Baby buried in east part of Reuben King plot             ?             ?
 







Special Thanks to Alvin Bolton for researching this cemetery and allowing  Renee' Maxcey, rbj51@centex.net for typing the introduction  and Louann Hall to transcribe and create the page and put the listing on line. Billie McKinnerney for her contributions.






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