Jacksonville Cherokee County, Texas
Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
Information provided by the State of Texas Atlas Site
Approx. 4 mi. N out of Jacksonville center on Elberta St.
Grimes Cemetery Benjamin Franklin Grimes came to Cherokee
County in 1852 with his parents, Isaac and Sara Wilkinson Grimes.
In 1859, Benjamin married Mary Jane Wallace, and to this union were
born ten children. For a living, he operated freight wagons. He also
served in the Confederate army. On April 20, 1883, Grimes buried
his daughter Cassandra Gabriella here on his family's land. Her grave
was the first in what became the family cemetery; several of the other
Grimes children, as well as Benjamin and Mary Jane, would later be interred here.
Still in use, the cemetery has more than 80 graves, including those of 12 veterans. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002