Sevier Cemetery, Ellis Co Cemeteries of TX, Gloria B. Mayfeld Sevier Cemetery

Ellis Co., Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by  Rita Weldon  

Sevier Cemetery is located FM Rd 566 west of Milford. Cross I35, left 1.2 miles, then right 1/2 mile, left 1/4 mile and right 3/4 mile and left to Sevier Rd, turn left on the rd.  There is a sign on the right of the road stating SEVIER CEMETERY.  Across from the sign is a private drive.  You can enter the drive (close the gate) and travel down the road which stops about a quarter of a mile down at a tree line.  You will have to go through a couple of gates before you get there (be sure to close gates as you pass thru so the cows won't get in).  When you get to the tree line go left and follow the trees for about 2 city blocks. The cemetery is on the right with an iron fence around it. There is a combination lock on the 1st gate but, is usually open.  If not push on the bottom of the lock and it will pop open.

There are several unmarked graves outside the iron fence. 

Here are the ones buried with grave markers.

Sarah Murphree McKey Forsythe   born: 17 May 1796 In SC    died: 17 Aug 1871 in TX Married Thomas McKey in SC and moved to Texas.  He was killed by Indians and she remarried Thomas J. Forsythe  (her name is misspelled on marker)

Elizabeth Jackie McKey Sevier  born: 13 Dec 1822 AL   died: 24 Dec 1919 TX,   daughter of Sarah Murphree and Thomas McKey ,  Married George Wallace Sevier  born: 11 Apr 1812 TN   died:  1 Mar 1866 TX,  son of Maj Charles Robertson Sevier born: 1778 TN  died: 1855 TX and Elizabeth Witt  born: 1786 TN   died: 1855 TX,    They share a marker

John A Sevier       born:1844  died:1870

J.  L. Mabry     Born 1838     Died 15 Feb 1873    35 years old

J.H. Blundell        can't read dates

Nellie F Turner 3 mo old baby died: 13 Jan 1883