Grimes County, Texas
Grimes County Cemetery Map [offsite]
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Grimes Death Certificate Records Starting with deaths in 1903
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The Old Zion AME Church building is vacant at this time. Itís not too far from St. Josephs and Stoneham Ville Church. From 105 take Spur 234 South, then CO 304 to C0 357 the both the cemetery and church will be on the right.
Directions submitted by Gary Bundage
Directions: From Bedias go east on Hwy 1696. Turn left (north) on CR 134, go 2.5 miles. Turn left (west) on CR 132, continue about 0.5 mile. Cemetery is on left on private property.
Submitted by Melba Boney Wells.
Three graves enclosed by a chain linked fence erected by Walter Ethol Boney, son of Byrd Boney and Susan Rhoda Bracewell.
BONEY, Byrd William
July 9, 1858 Lauderdale Co., MS.
April 8, 1903 Cotton, Grimes Co., TX (small pox)
Son of Felix Boney and Nancy Williams
BONEY, S. R. (Susan Rhoda
Bracewell) 2nd wife of Byrd
Nov. 9, 1870 LA
Aug. 11, 1920, Cotton, Grimes Co., TX
Daughter of James Bracewell and Elizabeth ____
March 1822 Wilmington, N. C.
Sept. 10, 1903, Cotton, Grimes Co., TX
Mother of Byrd William Boney and
Daughter of G. F. Byrd Williams and Martha Wells
No Marker-only a stone
Note: Byrd Boney's 1st wife, Julia Ann Stutts, daughter of George Stutts and Mrs. Penny Jones Lindzey Stutts, is buried in Carter Cemetery.
Take Highway 30 east out of Roan's Prairie. Turn right onto FM 2562 and go to County Road 219.At first house on your left (large white house) turn right onto a cattle guard into Mr. Bracewell's pasture. About 1.7 miles to cemetery. Stop first at Mr. Bracewell's house for permission to cross his property.
RATLIFF, Mary Ana, b. 22
Jun 1826 - d. 13 Apr 1912
RATLIFF, Lorenzo M., d. 24 Oct 1875; Age 85 years, 10 months, 13 days
RATLIFF, Mary Ann, b. 21 Apr 1819 - d. 03 Mar 1866
RATLIFF, Andrew J., b. 14 Feb 1857 - d. 13 Feb 1873
RATLIFF, Martin L., b. 05 Apr 1851 - d. 06 Jul 1879
RATLIFF, Lorenzo Dow, b. 04 May 1868 - d. 15 Nov 1903
Buried on or near a hill which was the site of Joshua Hadley's fort is the burial place of Joshua HADLEY, b. 1786 - d. 1845. Another probable burial here is his first wife, Obedience Grantham HADLEY, b. ca 1800 - d. 1839.
Historical Marker 8618
From Stoneham take SH 105 W approx. 1 mile to Stoneham Cemetery Rd.; then N on cemetery road approx. .1 mile to cemetery entrance.
Franklin Jarvis Greenwood (1804-1882), who came to Texas in 1829, donated land for this cemetery. It was originally called "High Point" for a nearby settlement. The first known interments were Greenwood's daughters Mary Anne (b. 1840) and Harriet. They died in 1856 of cholera. Graves of yellow fever victims were specially marked to avoid spread of the epidemic. Many burials are descendants of Stephen F. Austin colonists. The name of the cemetery and town changed to "Stoneham" after John H. Stoneham (1829-1894) gave land for the railroad in 1879.