Hill Cemetery

Fannin County, Cemeteries of TX

Submitted by Susan Hawkins hawkins@texoma.net

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

This cemetery is called Round Prairie, as is the Elwood Cemetery at times. Apparently it refers to the whole area.

This cemetery is almost completely destroyed. At one time it had many wooden markers including that of some outlaws from the Dalton Gang that were hung at Elwood. This is mentioned in the story by Cullen Richards and the hanging place shows up on his hand drawn map, as does the cemetery. It is shown just across from the Jim Hill home.

Thank you to J. Douglas Wofford, who received these years ago in research. It was titled "The Old Elwood Cemetery - Located On The Shuf Gibb Farm. Located a few miles west of Elwood, Texas in Fannin County." He is a descendant of Rebecca Hill.

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments


Lela H.

Nov 28 1863

Dec 22 1883

W/o Sid


Cora L.

Aug 30 1862

Oct 14 1878

W/o J.A. Fields


Rebecca Taylor

Dec 14 1832

Apr 01 1877

Age: 46 yrs 3 mos 17 days  W/o B.P.S. Hill  Marker erected by her son Benjamin E. Wofford


Lizzie H.


Mar 12 1883

Age: 70 yrs


Mary A.

Mar 25 1832

May 11 1874

W/o T.H.  Footstone Reads:   N.T.M.


Henry Huston

Jun 08 1829

Mar - 1890

Age: 60 yrs 9 mos 14 days;  A Mason



Jan 03 1836

Nov 27 1878

W/o H.H.


Mary L.

Nov 21 1852

Dec 07 1869

D/o H.H. & Martha



Mar 13 1872

Feb 20 1873



Elizabeth A.

May 26 1812

Jul 01 1887

Age: 75 yrs 1 mo 5 days



May 03 1805

Sep 15 1891

Age: 64 yrs 4 mos 12 days


John A.

Jun 19 1849

Sep 08 1869

S/o E.A. & F.


W. A.



Age: 22 yrs 7 mos 22 days

Note on Lizzie H. Jackson - she died March 12 1883 70 years old. "This lady was traveling thru the county in a covered wagon with her family when she became ill. They were allowed to camp along the road between Tulip and Elwood. She died after a few days and was buried beside the road. The present owners had the land plowed and the stone was turned over and disturbed. Mr. Shuf Gibb found the stone and took it to his house for safekeeping.