Chapman Cemetery

Farmersville, Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Gary Webb

Broken crypt name unknown inside which shows horse shoes that have been either thrown in or placed there
Rock Quarry, Collin Co,  Cemeteries of Texas

Marker Photos submitted by Mary Ann Fitzgerald (MAF)

Marker Photos by Elaine Nall Bay and Patricia Nall (ENB)

Deed of Trustee     Interment Record for Elisha P. Glass

The Glass cemetery is located on CR 610 in the old Rock Quarry community of Collin County about 3 miles West of Farmersville near the East Bank of Lake Lavon (Sister Grove and Pilot Grove Creeks). The cemetery is on the right side (East) of the road at a curve. The family cemetery is about acre and has an old 4 foot wire fence and a gate near the road. Many of the old rock quarry sandstone markers have not with stood the weather elements and some have fallen over and are broken due to age and vandalism. These markers were made from stone quarried from the rock pit of R. A. Rike at Rock Quarry near the cemetery.

On December 24, 1854 there was a saloon brawl in Sugar Hill, about 2 miles north of Farmersville. The men wanted to be served at the saloon, but Dr. John Yeary, the owner, considered it a religious holiday and refused to serve liquor on Christmas eve. A fight began and Dr. Yeary was killed as were John H. Glass and Samuel Manson Glass, sons of Elisha William Glass. The Glass boys were by-standers at the saloon brawl. They are buried in a double grave on land purchased by their father in 1851. The large slab marker on the Glass sons grave is typical of the style of stone that came out of the rock quarry. Vandals have broken the large slab top of the Glass sons looking for treasurers.

All those buried are related by blood or marriage with one exception. Some say there are black people buried in one corner, but not proven. Warren Blackmon, a descendant of Thomas Benton Chapman and Nancy Truett "Nannie" Glass, maintains the cemetery. Elisha deeded his daughter, Nancy Truett Glass and son-in-law, Thomas Benton Chapman, a parcel of his land. The Glass Cemetery is located on part of this deeded property.

Elisha William Glass, his son Elijah Willis Glass and his wife, Martha Minerva Glass are my ancestors.  Both Elisha William and Elijah Willis Glass served in the Civil War. Elisha William Glass was born 10 June 1796 in Columbus, GA. and died 16 May 1868 in Farmersville, Texas. (Mary Ann Fitzgerald)

This cemetery was established by Elisha Glass on his farm in 1854. First two graves were for his two sons, John H & Samuel M. They were killed in an altercation at Sugar Hill Texas on December 24, 1854. He gave the 90 acres on which this cemetery is located to his daughter, Nancy Truett on January 1, 1866. Nancy Truett and her husband, Thomas B. Chapman, deeded the small tract on which the cemetery is located to Elisha M. Glass on July 25, 1901 with the stipulation that it be used for burying ground for Glasses and Chapman and their relation. Deed reads Elisha M. Glass as trustee.

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments
Andrews Dora V Oct 17 1878 Jun 12 1912 w/o Harvey (MAF)
Bryan James Walter -Jul 12 1971 Age 66
Casper Elisha Marrion Jan 20 1859 Feb 05 1869 d/o  David & Sarah J
Casper Elisna M Jan 20 1859 Feb 05 1869 s/o David & Sarah J Casper
Chapman Alton Ray Oct 17 1936 Oct 23 1987  (MAF)
Chapman David A Mar 05 1879 Mar 25 1892 (ENB)
Chapman David Eliza Apr 16 1862 unknown  (ENB)
Chapman George Anne 1904 1962  (MAF)
Chapman George Douglas Jan 28 1858 Jul 10 1927  (MAF)
Chapman Howard Denis Sep 21 1902 Oct 26 1903  (MAF)
Chapman Ishmael C Mar 20 1904 Jul 20 1904 s/o A.J. & M.A. (MAF)
Chapman Jack 1901 1976  (MAF)
Chapman Orpha T Aug 25 1898 Feb 14 1899 s/o A.J. & M.A. (MAF)
Chapman Laura Edith 1886 1940 d/o T. B. & N. T. (MAF)
Chapman Lou Jan 26 1873 May 16 1889 d/o  T.B. & M.T.
Chapman Nannie (Nancy)Truett Dec 11 1850 Jun 22 1940 w/o Thomas B;  d/o Elisha and Mary Ann Glass. (MAF)
Chapman Nancy Parker Jan 24 1943 ND Second photo(ENB)
Chapman Samuel A Dec 22 1891 Dec 15 1894 s/o A.J & M.A. (MAF)
Chapman Thomas B Jun 06 1840 Feb 25 1907 Hus/o Nancy T. Glass Chapman (MAF)
Chapman Willie H. Nov 01 1988 Sep 05 1888 s/o A. J. & M. A. Chapman (MAF)
Chapman Infant Son Mar 05 1891 Mar 18 1891 s/o T. B. & M. T. (MAF)
Davis Infant Jan 26 1894 1894 infant d/o T.H. & M.L. Davis   (ENB)
Duke Infant Nov 08 1900 Nov 08 1900 Inf/o C F & M E C (MAF)
Glass Amanda E. Jan 25 1853 Oct 17 1856 d/o E. W. & M.M. (MAF)
Glass Elijah Willis Jan 25 1825 Jan 11 1908 Father/o William F (MAF)
Glass Elisha William Jun 10 1796 May 16 1868 Pvt local defense, TX Militia, CSA  Father/o Elijah Willis (MAF)
Glass Elisha A Jul 30 1885 Jun 26 1886 s/o W F & S J (MAF)
Glass Elistia A 1885 Jun 28 1886 s/o W F & S A: marker is old marker for grave of Elisha A. Glass, s/o W F & S J (MAF)
Glass John H 1833 Dec 24 1854 21 years; s/o Elisha: see comment on Samuel M (ENB)
Glass Manerviah Lucetta Jan 29 1869 Jun 23 1880 d/o E W & M M (MAF)
Glass Martha Minerva Feb 09 1829 May 26 1879 w/o Elijah W (MAF)
Glass Amanda Jan 25 1853 Oct 17 1856 d/o  E W & M M
Glass Mary Ann Dec 11 1811 May 31 1880 W/o Elisha (MAF)
Glass Sally J Aug 01 1865 Jun 18 1948 w/o William F (MAF)
Glass Samuel M 183?? 24 Dec 1854 S/o Elisha, -John & Samuel were killed & buried in double grave (ENB)
Glass William Fredrick Sep 05 1858 Aug 09 1925 s/o Elijah & M M (MAF)
Glass Willie May Jan 11 1893 Jun 10 1894 Dau / WF & S J (MAF)
Harris Elijah W -May 29 1897 Age 16 years; s/o J L & E A (MAF)
Harwell Bema Jan 10 1903 Oct 17 1903 d/o  R H & L
Harwell Irbon N Jul 19 1896 Jul 28 1961  (MAF)
Harwell Lide 1870 1957  (MAF)
Harwell Mrs Mitt 1846 1928 Mother(ENB)
Harwell R H 1870 1941  (MAF)
Harwell Ray Jan 19 1895 Jun 04 1896 s/o R H & L (MAF)
Harwell Yeary Aug 24 1893 Aug 22 1895  (MAF)
Howard George W. Jan 20 1869 Oct 10 1869 s/o J W & S J (MAF)
Howard James W Mar 29 1842 May 04 1925 H/o Sarah J (Glass) Casper (MAF)
Howard James Walter Aug 10 1910 Mar 28 1911 s/o J W & D M (ENB)
Howard Sarah Jane Apr 29 1840 Dec 05 1916 w/o J W; d/o  Elisha Glass; Mother/o Elisha M. Casper (MAF)
Howard Thomas L. D. Oct 14 1874 Mar 09 1890 (MAF)
Kimberlin Anne Chapman Jul 18 1931 Mar 31 2007 Second Photo (ENB)
Lee R. E. Feb 07 1863 Sep 25 1881 (ENB)
Lindberg Robert E. "Bob" Mar 13 1950 May 22 2005 `US Navy (ENB)
Miller Averil A Mar 13 1905 Feb 23 1906 s/o C A & L W
Patterson Nola J Jul 05 1886 May 25 1913 w/o E C (MAF)
Rike Tabbie E. Nov 17 1871 Apr 23 1891 2nd photo (ENB)
Smith Rev Martin 1824 1886 (ENB)
Thomas Amie E 1883 1952  (MAF)
Thomas J Harvey 1878 1940  (MAF)
Thomas Infant Jun 04 1904 Jun 04 1904 s/o J H & A B (MAF)
Unknown Unknown - Oct 17 1903 (ENB)
Watson R B 1875 1939 (ENB)
Watson Sarah C 1884 1888 (ENB)
Watson Infant Sep 30 1904 Sep 30 1904 d/o  R S & S C