Johnson Glazner Cemetery

Freestone County, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by Cathy Canterbury

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop

 Directions: From Hwy 75 at Dew take CR 489 east about 61/2 miles and the cemetery is on the right in the pasture on top of a hill. You cannot see the cemetery from the road but it is across the road from the Plum Creek Headquarters.

 Family legend has it that much of the cemetery was inadvertently excavated when the ranch belonged to Henry Yager and he began selling gravel from the hill. Unknowingly, the dozer operator destroyed grave markers when clearing the land. It was only when the dragline started unearthing human bones that Mr. Yager realized a cemetery existed here. He relinquished several thousand dollars in gravel to leave the rest of the graves undisturbed. It lay forgotten for many years and grew up in trees, briars and brush.      In a981, Catherine Simmons, her husband and three children and a couple of friends went out with the permission of Mr. Dunlap and started cleaning up the cemetery. They cleared all but a of the cemetery. Bob Glazner put a fence around the cemetery to keep the cows out of it. It is said that there are quite a few people buried in the cemetery but as of today these are the only stones left standing.

 There is a wrought iron fence in the cemetery that is believed to be around the grave of John L. Johnson. There is no headstone or markings to prove this.


Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Daniel Estella Mar 04 1882 Dec 27 1882 -
Glazener Stephen Jun 23 1817 Nov 28 1876 -
Glazener Edwin R. Nov 13 1844 Sep 16 1867 -
Glazener Sallie L. Johnson Aug 16 1850 Feb 12 1870 W/o William
Harrison Onezia Apr 01 1886 Jun 04 1887 -
Johnson Nancy A. Sep 15 1798 Aug 31 1876 Covered with concrete blocks
Johnson Loyd F. Oct 10 1800 Aug 10 1856 Covered with concrete blocks
Johnson William M.L. Mar 15 1824 Jan 22 1870 Covered with concrete blocks
Johnson Willie W. Dec 07 1882 Jul 21 184 S/o John L Jr & Martha (Bridges)
Johnson E.G. Oct 26 1850 May 15 1889 -
Moore James R. Aug 14 1889 Nov 27 1890 -
Norman W.H. Nov 05 1814 Oct 30 1882 -