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Also known as the William Bell
Bell-Youree Cemetery and the Youree
Photographs by Ron Cooke
Another Bell Cemetery Census by June Jaynes, 2007
Located 1/2 mile east of Virginia
Point cemetery on CR1200 Also known as the William Bell Cemetery
& Old Virginia Point, Bell-Youree Cemetery & the Youree Cemetery,
Located east of Virginia Point cemetery From FM 1752 and US Hwy. 82 in
Savoy take FM 1752 north approximately 4.3 mi. to gravel road; then west
on gravel road approximately .7 mi. to large iron-gated entrance
- go north approximately .2 mi.,
about 100 yards north of the road
on private property. It is VERY grown up and in need of cleaning.
Historical Marker Reads
W. Bell (1794 -1845) immigrated to the United States from his native England
in 1820.By 1836 he had come to Texas, where he en- listed in the Republic
of Texas army in February 1837. He later served in a company of Texas Rangers
and was granted a contract by the Republic of Texas to carry mail from
Independence to Nashville. Bell was married to the former Elizabeth Weaver,
and they were the parents of eight sons and one daughter.
This cemetery traces its beginings to 1845, when William W. Bell died and
was buried here by his family. Also interred in the graveyard are Elizabeth
Weaver Bell (1804 -1894) and five of the Bells' nine children: daughter
Texana Bell Henry (1837 - 1859); sons Stephen (1823 - 1900), D. J.(1825
- 1899), Albert H. (1830- 1880),
and A. Jessie (1834
-1856). There are five other marked graves of family members, as well as
several unmarked burials. Family tradition states some of the unmarked
graves may be those of slaves. The William W. Bell Cemetery Association,
formed by Bell descendants in 1985,
maintains the historic graveyard.
Another Bell Cemetery Census by June Jaynes
Bell, A.H. 11 Aug.1830-28 Sept.1880
(Albert) son of W.W.& E.
Bell, A.J.(Jessie) 1834-1856
Bell, D.J. 10 Jan.1825-13 June
1899 son of W.W.& E.
Bell, E.S. wife of A.H. 15 June 1834-5
Bell, Elizabeth Weaver 30 July 1804-20
Bell, Mary 15 Mar.1830-29 Nov.1901
wife of Stephen
Bell, Sallie Margaret Sivells
1835-1925 Wife of D.J. Bell
Bell, Stephen 22 Feb.1823-7
Nov.1900 son of W.W.& E.
Bell, William W. 1794-1845 b.
England came to US in 1820.
Rep. of Texas
Bush, B. S. 1816-1857
Denton, Charley 26 Oct.1880-2
son of S.M. & Texanna Denton
Duncan, James S. 22 Sep.1857-25
Aug.1871 son of J.E.Duncan
Henry, Hugh A. 20 Aug.1828-31 Jan.1903
Henry, Rebecca I. wife of H.A. died
4 June 1903 age 82 years
Henry, Texanna Bell wife of H.A.
died 23 Nov.1859-age 22 years
Holland, Blake B. 30 Dec.1854-30
Holland, Edward J. 20 Jan.1819-28
Holland, Elizabeth 14 Apr.1827-29
Holland, Walker 19 Feb.
22 Oct.1866- Sep.1869
14 Nov.1843-17 Jul.1869
Noah, Elizabeth D. Gilliam 3
May 1830-15 Mar.1859
of John Noah
Sivells, Martha Jane Youree
23 Apr.1844-12 Aug.1859
Dau. of A.B.& Athelia Youree
Smith, Sophronia Gilliam 4 Sep.1837-Mar
wife of John P. Smith
Smoot, T. B.
Stroup, Charlie Denton
26 Oct 1880 - 2 Apr 1894
15 Dec.1816-6 Sep.1867
husb. of Athyliah Youree
Youree, Athyliah 27 Mar.1813-1
Feb.1868 wife of Andrew
Youree, Eulian B. 19 Dec.1866-3
additions & photographs
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