Grimes Cemetery 
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. 

Marker : 
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