Interment Record for Elisha P. Glass

Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by Mary Ann Fitzgerald


Name: Elisha P. Glass

Born: 1842

Died: 15 February 1862

Buried: Old City

Location: Southwest

Notes: Tombstone is inscribed, ‘Elisha Glass, 1862.’ Birth year is calculated. A Confederate Soldier, died of measles between the months of January & March, 9th Texas Infantry. *E. P. Glass enlisted in Co. I, 9th Texas Infantry on 9 Oct. 1861 in McKinney, Collin, TX, under Capt. Joseph J. Dickson. *E. P. Glass is listed in a draft copy of GENERAL SAMUEL BELL MAXEY, C.S.A. A MILITARY BIOGRAPHY, by Louise Horton, Granger, TX., 1984, p. 206. *Information from Tim Bell, 1805 Real Dr., Waco, TX, 76712; E. P. Glass, this soldier’s name was found in the Compiled Service Records of Co. I, 9th Texas Infantry on microfilm at the National Archives, and is listed in his compilation of the 9th TX Infantry on file at the Confederate Research Center in Hillsboro, TX. *Service Record as abstracted by Tim Bell states: Glass, E. P. (19)-died, Paris, Texas, 2/15/62.


Old Paris Cemetery was recorded as a Texas Historical landmark in 1986 with Historical marker #8213, Old Cemetery of Paris, 5th and 6th Street (400 block), City of Paris, Lamar County

Marker Text: The old city cemetery is located on land once owned by George Washington Wright (1809-1877), founder of the city of Paris. The oldest grave here is said to be that of a free black man who worked for Wright. Although the stone is illegible, the date is thought to be 1845. The oldest legible stone marks the grave of Thomas Wortham (1776-1846). Site of the primary burial ground for Paris between 1845-1865, the plot was also referred to as Wright's Cemetery. In 1866 the Evergreen Cemetery was begun, called the New Cemetery, and many graves were exhumed and moved there. George W. Wright was buried in the Old Cemetery in 1877. A cemetery association was formed in 1879, and in 1885 Wright heirs deeded the land to its trustees. In 1922 the cemetery was deeded to the city of Paris and a standpipe was located there for the new Lake Crook Waterworks. The cemetery contains approximately 325 graves. About one hundred markers are intact, and show the majority of burials to have taken place between 1870-1910. Many early community leaders are buried here, and a granite marker honors members of the 9th Texas Infantry, C. S. A., who died in a measles epidemic in 1862. Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986

Source: Texas Historical Markers and Lamar County, Texas Cemeteries online