Wortham, Freestone County, Cemeteries of Texas
Submitted by Cathy Canterbury
Surveyed by: Gale F. and Sharon Red
Location: Between Wortham and Kirvin. North of FM 27.
Directions: From Hwy 14 in Wortham proceed east on FM 27 for 2.7 miles, then go left (north) on gravel road for 1.7 miles, then turn left (west) up grassy lane about 100 yards to cemetery gate.
NOTE: The survey was begun in the S.E. corner, then went row by row from south to north working our way toward the back of the cemetery. Mary Mathison Price's 1980 survey was used as the basis to begin this one.
Oldest Marked Grave: Aug 15, 1877 Cora McCullough
USGS topographical map:
Name of Deceased DOB On Stone DOD on Stone Other information-inscriptions in quotes, other in parentheses
Burney, Samuel W. 1848 1922 (Metal burial marker gone, grave now unmarked.)
Burney, Mrs. Mollie 1861 1897 (Metal burial marker gone, grave now unmarked.)
Brooks, Omega 04/02/1867 09/02/1904 "Mother" - (Alpha Omega Brooks- w/o Samuel A. Brooks, d/o Allen Mathison)
Brooks, Infant d/o Mr. & Mrs. S.A. Brooks 08/31/1904 08/31/1904
Bowman , Roderick N. 06/22/1884 01/04/1891 "s/o R.M. & Mary Bowman" "Weep not Father & Mother for I am waiting in glory for thee"
Bowman, Gracie N. 11/27/1889 04/26/1914 "d/o R.M. & Mary Bowman" "Gone but not forgotten"
Casey, James Clyde 11/26/1910 09/08/1920 (This grave is by itself within a small wire fence.)
Chapman, Albert M. 01/27/1894 08/16/1896 "s/o M. & M.E. Chapman" - "Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven"
Chapman, Russell 09/04/1897 09/31/1898 "s/o M. & A.M. Chapman" - "One less to love on earth, one more to lament in Heaven"
Chapman, Mordica 11/08/1860 10/31/1898 "Meet again in Heaven" - (h/o Mary Elizabeth Chapman)
Chapman, Mary Elizabeth 10/29/1872 08/03/1894 "Wife of M. Chapman"
Chapman, Ollie Lee 08/07/1890 11/18/1891 "Daughter of M.E. & M. Chapman- Gone in her young years afar from life's cares"
Chapman, Lee Nora 02/05/1892 11/20/1907 "Daughter of M. & M.E. Chapman"
Chapman, Thomas Morris (Unmarked grave identified by Mrs. Beatrice Rosser as Being the grave of her grandfather.)
Chapman, Mrs. Lordnas 04/13/1869 07/30/1925 "Wife of T.M. Chapman" - (Mrs. Rosser's grandmother)
Chapman, Aaron (Unmarked grave identified by Mrs. Rosser as an infant son of her grandparents (above).)
Debnan, Grover C. 05/08/1886 04/07/1887 "Son of C.A. & N.D. Debnan"
Dunn, Dora A.P. 11/02/1857 06/05/1890 "w/o W.G. Dunn"
Dunn, A.J. (unmarked grave with a portion of a stone with Masonic emblem, but no dates) [born abt 1843; s/o James]
Dunn, Alford W. 06/04/1878 08/28/1880 "s/o A.J. & M.V. Dunn - Jesus loves the pure & holy"
Johnson, William E. 02/25/1874 06/25/1881 (s/o Letisha Red and James H.)
Johnson, James H. 01/03/1836 05/05/1879 (h/o Letisha Red)
Lansford, W.J.H. 01/15/1862 01/23/1889
Mathison, Daniel R. 1860 1906
Mathison, Roderick 12/25/1883 "Aged 72 years - Our father and mother are gone, they lie beneath the sod, Dear parents tho we miss you much, we know you rest with God."
McCullough, John W. 11/24/1880 12/28/1901 "Son of Ben & Seney McCullough"
McCullough, Seney 03/25/1849 12/20/1891 "w/o B. McCullough, born in Scott Co., Miss. A loved one is gone from our circle , on earth, we shall Meet her no more. She has gone to her home in heaven And all her affliction is over" (maiden name Smith & sister of Lucinda Smith Red)
McCullough, Lula 05/24/1869 09/08/1888 "d/o B. & S. McCullough - Farewell, I'm memory. It will be sweet to meet on that blest shore, all sorrows Past all pain forever o'er."
McCullough, A.J. 05/08/1871 08/15/1887 (s/o B. & S. McCullough)
McCullough, Cora D. 02/21/1876 08/15/1877 "d/o S. & B. McCullough" (d/o Seney
Smith and Ben McCullough)
McCullough, Infant d/o B. & M. McCullough 01/11/1895 01/11/1895 "Dust thou art- to dust returneth"
McCullough, B.0 2/03/1848 02/02/1915 Benjamin McCullogh, C.S.A. veteran "Another link is broken in our household band, but a chain is forming in another land"
McCullough, Margaret 10/04/1851-8/13/1938 "Wife of B. McCullough" - (maiden name Mathison)
Red, Frank Smith 03/06/1871 04/19/1937 "Father" [h1/o Pearl E. Riley; h2/o Ella Smith]
Red, Pearl E. 02/07/1875 04/16/1909 "Wife of F.S. Red - Only Sleeping" (Maiden name was Riley)
Red, Doris Evelyn 1915 1918 (Daughter of Rueben Sanders Red)
Red, A. 10/27/1830 12/03/1896 "Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection" (s/o James E. Red, C.S.A. veteran, b/o Elisha)
Red, Elisha 1812 02/05/1887 (s/o James E. Red, C.S.A. veteran, h/o Sarah Castles)
Red, Sarah 1814 (w/o Elisha Red, daughter of Thomas & Mary Castles)
Riley, Bolen 09/28/1886 05/18/1956 "Our darling Bogie at Rest" (Charles Bolen Riley- son of Benjamin Franklin Riley)
Riley, Sarah G. 1849 1937 "Mother" (w/o Benjamin Franklin Riley & m/o Pearl E. Red)
Red, Jesse A. 09/10/1884 10/09/1958 (Jesse Alson - 7th child of Alson John)
Red, George E. 08/03/1873 05/18/1953 (George Elisha- 1st child of Alson John, h/o Ada Byers)
Red, Nannie 04/23/1864 03/19/1941 (Nancy Mathison - d/o Roderick Mathison, 2 w/o Alson J. Red)
Red, Alson J. 05/09/1852 10/10/1913 (Alson John - 8th child of Elisha Red, h/o Nancy Mathison)
Red, Margaret V. 09/29/1857 06/17/1881 "w/o A.J. Red- Tho lost to sight- not to memory dear" (Margaret Virginia Wolfe -1st w/o A.J. Red)
Red, Roxie A. 02/05/1875 08/03/1878 "d/o A.J. & M.V." Red (Roxanne -child #2)
Red, Mary J. 09/16/1876 06/22/1881 "d/o A.J. & M.V. Red" "God gave, He took, He will restore. He doth all things well." (Child #3)
Red, Robert L. 11/12/1878 06/19/1883 "Son of A.J. & M.V. Red" "Gone like a flower blooming in June, fading in a day" (Robert Lee - child #4)
Red, Tom M. 01/16/1890 11/22/1940 (Thomas Milburn - child #13 of Elisha Red h/o 1. Josie Vernon Thornton, 2. Leenettie Maddox)
Red, Rachel 10/04/1851 02/27/1936 "w/o T.J. Red - Gone from our home but not from our hearts" (Rachel Mathison; 2nd w/o Thomas James Red; d/o Rodrick Mathison and Elizabeth Johnson)
Red, T.J. 09/25/1838 10/06/1903 (Thomas James Red -1st child of Elisha Red, C.S.A. veteran, h/o Lucinda & Rachel)
Red, Eugene 08/27/1880 09/23/1880 "s/o T.J. & Rachel Red" (child #8)
Red, Walter 07/07/1877 10/18/1880 "s/o T.J. & Lucinda Red" (Walter Sanders- child #7)
Red, Lucinda S. 12/01/1846 12/10/1878 "w/o T.J. Red - To earth a jewel less, To heaven an angel more." (Lucinda Smith; 1st w/o T.J. Red; d/o Francis Smith and Elizabeth Webb)
Sanders, Maude 05/27/1894 09/11/1895 "Daughter of J.E. & S.E. Sanders"
Sanders, John E. 11/20/1900 08/09/1901 "Son of J.E. & S.E. Sanders"
Smith, J. B. 12/24/1856 11/30/1924 "Gone to a Bright Home where grief cannot come"
Tims, Jeannie P. 03/16/1869 12/26/1902 (There is a single marker with both names suggesting
Tims, Lovie P. 03/16/1869 12/26/1902 that they may have been twins, but it would be surprising if both died at same time also.)
Tyner, W.G. 07/08/1923 01/31/1924 "Sleep on sweet Babe and take thy rest. God called thee home, he thought it best."
Tyner, Will S. 04/19/1880 06/12/1970 "Father"
Tyner, ILAR Mae 03/06/1906 07/08/1923 "w/o W.S. Tyner"
Tyner, M.C. 12/26/1846 09/15/1914 "He was faithful to every duty"
Tyner, Mrs. M.C. (Thursa Ann McFarland) 02/02/1856 10/22/1927 "She was faithful to every duty" maiden name supplied by Don McFarland
Wall, Infant d/o Mr. & Mrs. M.M. Wall 08/10/1915 08/10/1915