Decatur-Maxwell-Murphy Cemetery 1-6
 

Murphy, Collin Co. Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall

From the intersection of Murphy Rd. and FM 544, turn north onto FM 2551. Cross railroad tracks. Turn east onto Tom Clevenger Dr., just past the Murphy Fire & Rescue station. Travel about mile; at the curve in the road, turn north onto gravel road with sign "No Outlet". Travel the 1-lane gravel road over the bridge. The cemetery is located behind the school building.

Rows transcribed in North to South direction.

The 3 names are combined for the cemetery - see attached photo:
 

Comfort A. McMillen moved to the area in 1846. The community was first called Old Decatur and then Maxwell Branch. In 1888 when the St. Louis and Southwestern Railroad (Cottonbelt) came through, the name was changed to Murphy. It was named for William Murphy, who moved to the area in 1850. At one time Murphy had 3 gins, a drug store, several grocery stores, a post office, a barber shop, an ice house, a blacksmith shop and a cafe.

James W. Maxwell deeded 3 acres of land for a cemetery in 1886. Maxwell Creek is on the eastern edge of the cemetery, with a small creek on the south. The cemetery has several names.
Today most people refer to it as the Murphy Cemetery.

Cemetery Index

Rows 1-6               Rows 7-20             Rows 21-35

Name Birth Death Comments
Row 1 - - -
20 spaces - - -
Gate - - -
14 spaces - - -
Dowling, Mattie A. June 28 1877 June 29 1878 d/o W.J. & M.M. Dowling
Reese, Lottie Bell Jan 13 1882 Aug 4 1883 d/o R.C. & S.E. Reese
2 spaces - - -
Row 2 - - -
McMillen, Charley D. Apr 27 1861 Aug 3 1878 s/o L. & A. McMillen
McMillen, Almedia 1823 June 24 1884 Wife of Louis McMillen
6 spaces - - -
Armstrong, Mary E. Dec 21 1872 Apr 26 1879 d/o W.P. & Annie A. Armstrong
Armstrong, S.A. Mar 18 1867 Nov 24 1878 d/o W.P. & A.A. Armstrong
Armstrong, C.C. Dec 8 1860 Apr 29 1877 s/o W.P. & A.A. Armstrong
Dunlap, -----n D. July 15 18-- Nov 1 1879 -
Johnson, Alice Mar 20 1875 ----- -
Johnson, Iola May 13 1880 July 9 1881 -
3 spaces - - -
Garrett, Benjamin F. Apr 20 1868 Feb 19 1887 -
1 space - - -
Entrance path - - -
3 spaces - - -
Smith, Rev. J.T. 1869 1941 -
Smith, M.C. 1874 19-- -
1 space - - -
-------, S.A. - July 30 ---- "My Wife"
6 spaces - - -
Pitts, Nessie May Mar 3 1884 June 8 1887 d/o C.W. & N.J. Pitts
England, baby girl ----- Apr 22 1925 -
England, infant Sept 14 1918 Sept 14 1918 s/o Amos & Emma England
5 spaces - - -
Chandler, John T. Nov 21 1825 Oct 25 1885 -
1 space - - -
row 3 - - -
1 space - - -
Marsalis, M.J. July 17 1853 Nov 3 1877 Wife of ?.B. Marsalis
Williams, Etha May 7 1888 Oct 3 1888 d/o J. & S.E. Williams
4 spaces - - -
Parker, L. Aug -- ---- Feb -- ---- -
Parker, J.W. Dec 25 1809 Mar 9 1862 -
4 spaces - - -
Garrett, infant ---- 1873 d/o G.W. & L. Garrett
Garrett, Lucinda Feb 20 1832 July 29 1876 Wife of G.W. Garrett
Entrance path - - -
4 spaces - - -
Russell, Mary E. Jan 9 1855 Aug 16 1861 d/o J.V. & N.J. Russell
Russell, James W. Oct 12 1864 Sept 3 1866 s/o J.V. & N.J. Russell
7 spaces - - -
Poynter, Mettie Bell Mar 25 1880 June 8 1880 Aged 2 months, 18 days
4 spaces - - -
Gentry, M.W. Dec 10 1825 Jan 19 1917 -
Daniel, W. - - footstone
1 space - - -
Broken headstone Jan 12 ---- Dec -- ---- -
Row 4 - - -
McMillen, W.A. Mar 8 1847 Mar 17 1921 Begin McMillen plot
McMillen, Mary F. Aug 19 1852 July 24 1884 Wife of W.A. McMillen
End McMillen plot
Vacant spot - - -
McMillen, Carrie Lee July 7 1876 June 18 1877 d/o J.D. & M.E. McMillen
3 vacant spots - - -
McMillen, Bennie R. Apr 6 1874 Sept 28 1874 s/o W.A. & M.F. McMillen
McMillen, Elbert N. Dec 8 1844 Feb 14 1861 s/o G.A. & Lydia McMillen
2nd stone
Vacant spot - - -
Marked grave - - Cement slab with 3 bricks, metal cross
Mc-------, ----- Mar -- ---- Apr 1 186? Footstone H Mc
McMillen, --------- Sept 26 1796 Dec 31 1869 Footstone = C Mc
Moulden, infant Aug 18 1870 Sept 2 1870 d/o J.L. & Susan Moulden
Lovelace, Louis A. May 5 1873 May 10 1873 s/o D.M. & E.J. Lovelace
McMillen, W. Allen Dec 20 1847 Mar 28 1885 -
8 vacant spots - - -
Broken tombstone - - -
Broken tombstone - - -
Page, Robert T. Aug 29 1855 July 26 1858 Aged 2 years, 10 months, 26 days
5 vacant spots - - -
Row 5 - - -
McMillen, Minnie E. July 24 1876 Oct 13 1877 d/o W.A. & M.F. McMillen
2 vacant spots - - -
Bumpass, George W. Jan 15 1810 Aug 21 1885 -
10 vacant spots - - -
McCollough, Mrs. Mary ---- Apr 7 1855 Age 54 years
Brown, Amanda P. Aug 6 1862 ----- Wife of J. Brown,
broken stone
Brown, James Aug 8 ---- April 18 ----- s/o J. & A.P. Brown
10 vacant spots - - -
Row 6 - - -
24 vacant spots - - -
Tucker, Cyntha A. ---- Mar 11 1855 Aged 25 years
9 vacant spots - - -
Gates, Sarah E. Mar 10 1840 May 20 1876 Wife of J.M. Gates
Gates, J.M. Nov 24 1831 June 13 1879 -
Gates, Effie L. Apr 1872 June 1876 d/o J.M. & S.E. Gates
Gates, Lou Ella ---- Oct 9 1876 d/o J.M. & S.E. Gates
Gates, Sarah E. Aug 28 1866 Apr 9 1882 d/o J.M. & S.E. Gates
5 vacant spots - - -
Huey, Dilly M. May 14 1882 June 2 1882 d/o G.D. & M.A. Huey
5 vacant spots - - -
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