Scotts Chapel Cemetery

Aquilla, Hill Co., Cemeteries of TX. 

Info submitted - Pauline Kennedy Grimes

Submitted by Jerry Mead - Sharon Steele Doyle

Take I-35 South from Hillsboro for 8 miles to exit F.M. 1304 (exit 359); turn right Follow 1304 for 7.3 miles to HCR 2234. Turn left on HCR 2234 go about 1.1 mile.  Cemetery is located on the right.

General Information-Scotts Chapel Cemetery

The Scotts Chapel Cemetery is located on HCR 2234, about 4 miles south of FM 1304 in Hill County, Texas. This historic cemetery was started in the 1850ís in what was known as the Scotts Chapel community. The oldest tombstone in the cemetery is 1859, Fannie Griffin. Many unmarked graves are present in the cemetery and burials may have occurred earlier than 1859. The land for the cemetery was donated in 1852 by Mr. Burris Scott.

The Scotts Chapel Cemetery is a typical historical model manifesting an early European settlement in Central Texas. Two Methodist circuit rider preachers (Scott brothers) rode horses from Galveston port to the area of the current cemetery, purchased land, built a house, built a school house/church and donated the approximate 4 acres to the Scotts Chapel Cemetery.

Historically, one of the biggest ranches of the area in the mid-1800ís was the W.W.Treadwell ranch, about 6,000 acres. Mr. Treadwell had to eventually sell his ranch to cover a friendís personal loan that he had guaranteed plus he never received money from cattle that he sold to a Northern contractor---he moved to West Texas to start again to build a new ranching operation. Many of the Treadwell ancestors are buried at the cemetery. Sam McFall, a Texas Ranger, that survived the Mierís "black bean" massacre, and was a Texas Ranger on 3 different occasions, is buried at the cemetery. James William Scott, who fought at the siege of Bexar, is buried in the cemetery. Many veterans are buried at the cemetery. The number of unmarked graves at the approximate 4 acre cemetery is substantial. Beautiful large native oak trees and exceptional seasonal wildflowers augment the beauty of Scotts Chapel Cemetery.

The Handbook of Texas Online (HT) article for Scotts Chapel states:

SCOTTS CHAPEL, TEXAS. Scotts Chapel, two miles south of Farm Road 1304 and twelve miles southwest of Hillsboro in southwest Hill County, was named after J. B. Scott, who settled in the area with Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Scott in 1852, when the county was part of Navarro County. P. G. Scott donated land for a school and church, and his brother, Burris Scott, donated land for a cemetery. A few years later David Steele moved to the area and bought a farm for fifty cents an acre from the state of Texas. He later bought an adjoining farm for a dollar an acre. The log cabin that he lived in was still standing in 1989. In 1866 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Treadwell, devout Methodists, provided financial support for Scotts Chapel Church, one of the oldest in the county. The Treadwell school, organized in 1920 in nearby Menlow, was presumably named after this family. Scotts Chapel had sixty-four students attending its school in 1905-06. A 1936 map shows the Scotts Chapel Cemetery and only a few dozen scattered dwellings in the area. A 1986 map shows only the cemetery remaining. James William Scott, who fought at the siege of Bexar,qv and Sam McFall, survivor of the Mier expedition,qv are reportedly buried there.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Ellis Bailey, A History of Hill County, Texas, 1838-1965 (Waco: Texian Press, 1966). A. Y. Kirkpatrick, The Early Settlers' Life in Texas, and the Organization of Hill County (Waco: Texian Press, 1963).

Last Name First Name Birth Death Comments Comments

Abbott

Willie May

1-18-1889

8-24-1891

Adcox

Charles P.

10-29-1877

no date

Adcox

Lucy

12-21-1886

7/5/1951

Adcox

Charles F.

1916

1821

Anderson

J. W.

12-15-1859

2/18/1901

W. O. W.

Anderson

Sophia Catherine

8-31-1876

5/2/1955

Anderson

W. E.

9-4-1883

3/1/1913

W. O. W.

Barron

J. C.

11-11-1854

3/4/1913

Barron

M. J.

3-1-1836

4-2-1883

Bell

Infant

8-27-1876

Age 3 months

Da. of Cyrus T. and Sallie Bell

Bell

Sarah F. M.

no date

9-6-1876

Age 19 years 5 months 22 days

Wife of Cyrus T. Bell

Bell

Bell

Bell

nothing else

Bellamy

Barien L.

1-24-1841

2-1-1894

Bennett

Ada

8-10-1886

8/16/1909

Wife of J. J. Bennett

Bennett

J. J.

3/8/1976

8/24/1916

Bennett

Vernon

10/23/1908

8/5/1910

Son of J. M. and L. E. Bennett

Blakely

Samuel L.

12-12-1832

1/20/1900

Blocker

L. L.

1885

1961

Blocker

Narcissa A.

6-14-1853

1/17/1923

Blocker

W. T.

1-8-1849

1/10/1922

Mason

Blocker

Wm. A .

12 -5-1876

12/17/1912

W. O. W.

Blooker

Roy L.

2/14/1901

1/8/1902

Son of J. M. and M. M. Blooker

Bolton

Pearl

no date

6/4/1908

Age 18 years 2 months 14 days

Da. of Rev. M. G. and S. E. Bolton

Brogan

Bula

4-10-1876

4/1/1960

Brown

Elmer (Wood)

7-15-1878

9/17/1949

Brown

Musa Teru

9-29-1881

9/18/1952

Carico

H. C. and wife

no dates

no dates

Cato

Ada

10-24-1891

6-23-1893

Da. of O. M. and C. A. Cato

Cato

Anna Mae

5-10-1884

5/27/1909

Wife of Earl G. Cato

Cato

Cora A.

12-4-1855

5-22-1894

Wife of O. M. Cato

Cato

Earl G.

6-8-1881

7/24/1966

Son of O. M. and C. A. Cato

Cato

H. L.

7-31-1876

12/31/1948

Son of O. M. and C. A. Cato

Cato

Laura C.

11-15-1878

no date

Da. of O. M. and C. A. Cato

Cato

Louisa

9-4-1885

4/21/1920

Da. of O. M. and C. A. Cato

Cato

O. M.

6-10-1852

11/2/1930

Chapma

Ollie E.

10-7-1887

no date

Chenault

Elizabeth

9-11-1841

4/23/1907

Wife of J. M. Chenault

Chenault

Infant

8-2-1903

Chenault

John M.

no date

3/30/1901

Age 65 years 7 months 25 days

Mason

Chenault

Mildred

2/18/1905

4/7/1907

Da. of S. and Dora Chenault

Clampitt

Mary Ellen

3-7-1877

2/23/1936

Clampitt

W. J.

1/5/1917

1/15/1917

Clampitt

F.

no date

12/30/1917

Age 45 years 11 months 21 days

Coker

Elbert C.

4/27/1912

5/25/1914

Cool

Loyd Alfred

11/6/1915

9/28/1916

Counts

Frankie

6-27-1892

9-21-1892

Da. of G. M. and Jessie Counts

Counts

Rex M.

4-24-1891

8-17-1891

Son of C. M. and Jessie Counts

Cox

Freddy

no dates

Infant Son of I. Earl and M. E. Cox

Cresham

David Clarence

1-12-1890

12-3-1890

Cresham

Susan Elsie

11-5-1884

8-6-1885

Cunningham

Margaretta

1-20-1841

6/11/1900

Wife of W. P. Cunningham

Cunningham

W. P.

5-1-1837

5-29-1896

Davis

Hester A.

5-26-1849

8/6/1905

Denton

Alice

3-9-1880

11-2-1880

Da. of J and S. F. Denton

Denton

Ernest Lee

8-12-1875

10-27-1880

Son of L and S. F. Denton

DeShazo

Claudie

2/25/1905

4/4/1905

Son of R. M. and Onie DeShazo

DeShazo

Martha J.

1-10-1855

2/18/1907

Wife of M. E. DeShazo

DeShazo

Sabelia G.

3-1855

10/5/1905

Wife of S. L. DeShazo

Farquhar

Corey A.

no date

10-31-1877

Age 2 years 1 month 16 days

Da. of R. F. and S. Farquhar

Farquhar

Infant

1-17-1890

1-17-1890

Infant Son of W. E. and M. L. Farquhar

Farquhar

Infant

9-2-1888

9-2-1888

Infant Son of W. E. and M. L. Farquhar

Farquhar

James W.

no dates

no dates

Son of Steven and Rachel Farquhar

Farquhar

John C.

8-21-1857

4/17/1930

Farquhar

M. E.

7-1-1872

10-11-1890

Wife of R. R. Farquhar

Farquhar

May L.

12-28-1868

1-27-1894

Wife of W. E. Farquhar

Farquhar

Rachel

3-5-1839

6-30-1892

Wife of S. Farquhar

Farquhar

Richard R. (Dick)

no date

1/4/1946

Age 83 years 10 months 13 days

Farquhar

Sarah A.

4-26-1858

11/28/1916

Farquhar

Steven P.

no date

1-11-1878

Age 48 years 11 months 25 days

Farquhar

Susan C.

no dates

9-17-1882

Age 24 years

Wife of W. E. Farquhar

Farquhar

W. E.

12-6-1859

1/1/1922

W. O. W.

Farquhar

nothing else

Frier

Infant

no dates

no dates

Infant Son of J. R. and M. E. Frier

Frier

J. R.

2-11-1858

11-18-1883

Gillespie

Mrs. M. A.

no date

7/26/1939

Age 69 years

Glenn

Clemmie Lea

6/26/1921

2/19/1922

Glenn

Edith Cathrine

6/29/1907

4/28/1908

Da. of W. M. and E. E. Glenn

Glenn

Lillie E.

1873

1912

Glenn

Sam

1866

1942

Glenn

Sam H.

3/17/1902

5/28/1908

Son of S.

and L. E. Glenn

Glenn

Wm M.

5-31-1869

8/14/1909

Gray

Charles Robert

8-26-1878

10-16-1879

Son of I. C. and M. E. Gray

Gresham

Emily C.

4-4-1828

4-5-1899

Gresham

G. M.

3-18-1859

6-8-1879

Gresham

J. R.

no date

10-17-1872

Age 5 years 9 months 5 days

Gresham

W.

2-25-1855

12-25-1882

Griffin

Cynthia A.

1-28-1875

9-27-1882

Da. of J. M. and Sarah A. Griffin

Griffin

Fannie E.

2-2-1858

2-22-1859

Da. of J. M. and M. E. Griffin

Griffin

James C.

9-28-1869

10-27-1870

Son of J. M. and M. E. Griffin

Griffin

John W.

4-14-1807

6-18-1882

Griffin

Mary

2-22-1814

7-3-1893

Wife of

A. Griffin

Griffin

Mollie E.

6-30-1872

9-13-1894

Da. of J. M. and S. A. Griffin

Griffin

Robert

8-17-1868

11-17-1868

Son of J. M. and M. E. Griffin

Guthrie

Elmo R.

8-14-1885

Age 1 year 20 days

Son of J. S. and L. A. Guthrie

Guthrie

nothing else

Haile

Sallie Boyett

1848

1929

Hammel

E.

1-6-1826

7-10-1892

Wife of H. J. Hammel

Hammel

Edgar F

7-26-1867

1-22-1870

Son of H. J. and E. Hammel

Hammel

H. J.

11-19-1819

8-29-1877

Hammel

John M.

10-23-1863

7-9-1889

Hammel

Rebecca T.

no date

9-6-1880

Age 19 years 9 months 21 days

Da. of H. J. and E. Hammel

Hancock

Jeanette Hope

3-6-1858

4/19/1911

Age 53 years 1 month 13 days

Wife of J. E. Hancock

Hardin

Bettie

3-7-1892

9-8-1892

Da. of C. C. and

F. Hardin

Hardin

Clifford Earl

6-25-1899

5/30/1901

Son of J. W. and M. M. Hardin

Hardin

Henry P.

1-28-1867

11-13-1883

Hardin

Henry Roe

6-25-1891

7-18-1892

Son of J. W. and M. M. Hardin

Hardin

Infant

5/22/1900

5/22/1900

Dau of C. G. and T. Hardin

Hardin

Infant

9-4-1899

9-4-1899

Infant Son of C. G. and T. Hardin

Hardin

Infant

9-8-1881

Infant Son of J. W. and M. M. Hardin

Hardin

Infant

7-4-1898

7-4-1898

Da. of C. G. and T. Hardin

Hardin

James Bennie

1-1-1891

2-21-1893

Son of Ben and Jimmie Hardin

Hardin

James W.

4-25-1893

8-16-1894

Son of J. W. and M. M. Hardin

Hardin

Jimmie

10/29/1900

7/14/1901

Hardin

Jimmie

11-2-1862

11/20/1900

Wife of Ben Hardin

Hardin

Lum C.

1892

1923

PVT CO F 11 INF 5 DIV

Harris

Ellouisa

7-20-1837

5-14-1896

Wife of H. P. Harris

Harris

H. P.

4-20-1830

2/21/1917

Marker placed 1-14-2000

Harris

Infant

1-17-1887

Da. of W. C. and L. C. Harris

Harris

Lucy C.

11-14-1867

5-11-1889

Wife of W. C. Harris

Harris

Mattie

no date

8-19-1899

Wife of W. C. Harris

Harris

W. C.

4-2-1865

10/11/1903

W. O. W.

Henderson

I.

8-5-1824

3-22-1887

Henderson

I. W.

3-8-1874

12-21-1877

Son of I.

and A. Henderson

Henderson

Infant

9-13-1887

Infant Son of J. F. and M. E. Henderson

Henderson

L. A.

10-21-1856

9-1-1871

Da. of I.

and A. Henderson

Hestilow

Mary Francis

12/20/1950

12/20/1950

Hestilow

N.

no date

5/31/1939

Age 1 month 1 day

Holt

Harry Lee

8-12-1871

8-27-1882

Son of J. O. and F. M. Holt

Holt

William Edgar

12-23-1869

12-18-1884

Son of J. O. and F. M. Holt

Hyatt

Curtis Isidora

2-28-1897

10/26/1904

Son of O. M. and L. N. Hyatt

Hyatt

L. N.

nothing else

Jackson

Amanda C.

4-10-1810

11-22-1885

Jackson

Edward

no date

10-28-1882

Age 3 months 18 days

Son of E. L. and M. E. Jackson

Jackson

Nannie Vashti

7-15-1886

11-8-1887

Da. of E. L. and M. E. Jackson

Johnston

A. L.

7-1-1823

12-28-1888

Johnston

E. E.

1-1-1826

4/8/1908

Wife of A. L. Johnston

Johnston

Martha J.

6-22-1862

4-12-1886

Wife of

P. Johnston

Jourdin

J. W.

8-2-1862

3/5/1912

Jourdin

Virgil H.

8-29-1885

4/4/1914

Camp 798 Chandler

Texas W.O. W.

Keith

Oscar L.

8-6-1848

no date

Husband of M. A. Keith

Kendrick

Mary M.

no date

2-15-1877

Age 45 years 8 months 9 days

Wife of W. H. Kendrick

Kennedy

J. M.

5-15-1854

1/12/1935

Kennedy

John G.

no date

5-27-1881

Age 33

Kennedy

John M.

10-4-1869

1-6-1899

Kennedy

Martha May

7-7-1889

5/16/1902

Da. of J. M. and M. E. Kennedy

Kennedy

Mary P.

7-24-1891

10/24/1926

Da. of J. M. and Mina Kennedy

Kennedy

Mina

no date

2/14/1952

Lambert

Amanda S.

9-26-1871

4/7/1910

Wife of P.

Lambert

Martin

A. G.

2-11-1829

2-4-1872

Martin

John

3-3-1801

3-29-1867

Age 66 years 26 days

Martin

John H.

no date

11-7-1881

Age 15 years

Son of U. and Polly Martin

Martin

Mary

7-21-1865

1-3-1879

Martin

Sarah E.

no date

4-16-1876

Age 39 years 15 days

Dau of J. W. and Patsey Scott

Martin

Wm L.

4-19-1826

2-27-1872

Mathews

W.

4-25-1860

8-20-1891

McFall

Catherine

no date

8-20-1889

Age 72 years

Wife of Sam McFall

McFall

Sam

no dates

Sam McFall, survivor of the Mier expedition

McLemore

Mary Belle Kennedy

October 10 1872

10/29/1918

w/o John M. Kennedy (PKG)

Moor

Infant

7/31/1900

7/31/1900

Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Moor

Moor

Laura A.

3-7-1899

12/29/1900

Da. of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Moor

Moore

Louise Cato

no dates

Morrison

Fletcher

3-19-1883

4-5-1884

Son of J. C. and F. M. Morrison

Morrison

Robert P.

no date

7-5-1882

Age 2 years 9 months 16 days

Son of J. C. and F. M. Morrison

Morton

Jessie Norma

5-23-1883

12-14-1883

Morton

Maggie May

6-18-1878

10-4-1882

Neyhard

Charles J.

3-1-1880

9/12/1955

Neyhard

Elizabeth M.

10-6-1890

11/25/1918

Neyhard

PVT Charles F.

8/30/1913

11/21/1941

Neyhard

Rosie Lee

8/17/1911

1/15/1940

Peeples

Eula Bell Booker

1-28-1896

1/16/1923

Wife of E. Peeples

Petty

John M.

1806

6-29-1870

Petty

Judiethe

3-8-1860

9-16-1889

Wife of C. W. Petty

Price

Washington

no date

9-5-1885

Age 49 years

Rayford

Elenee

no date

12-27-1874

Age 56 years 7 months 24 days

Wife od R. Rayford

Rayford

Elijah

no date

7-13-1893

Age 27 years 9 months 14 days

Son of R. E. Rayford

Rayford

Robert

no date

2-20-1878

Age 56 years 11 months 10 days

Reece

Ider H.

no date

9-23-1870

Age 9 months 4 days

Da. of H. H. and N. J. Reece

Rogers

L.

1/12/1905

5/19/1960

Scoggins

Infant

6/25/1905

6/25/1905

Infant

Da. of W. W. and H. C. Scoggins

Scott

Ann

12-14-1849

10/29/1913

Wife of W. Scott

Scott

J. C.

1823

2-29-1888

Scott

James W.

no date

11-22-1870

Age 19 years 2 months 14 days

Scott

James W.

no date

10-30-1877

Age 73 years 10 months 22 days

James William Scott, who fought at the siege of Bexar

Scott

Lawrence

2-13-1899

1/26/1900

Son of W. H. and L. E. Scott

Scott

Louella

6-7-1878

12/9/1900

Wife of W. H. Scott

Scott

Louisa

10-22-1827

9/15/1905

Wife of P. G. Scott

Scott

Monroe M.

no date

4-4-1886

Age 19 years 2 months 26 days

Scott

P. G.

6-13-1825

1-28-1892

Scott

Walter

6-30-1849

1/10/1911

Shaw

Katie F.

1-15-1879

9/4/1958

Spharleb

Oscar H. S.

4-17-1880

6-25-1883

Son of F. R. and Kate Spharleb

Steel

M. S.

4-16-1864

3-24-1888

Steel

Margaret A.

no date

9-28-1880

Steel

T. C.

9-25-1850

12-1-1872

Steele

David E.

12-2-1815

9/30/1905

Steele

Infant

1915

1915

Infant Son of Mr. and Mr. Wile Steele

Steele

Josephene

10-13-1883

10-20-1883

Steele

Kenneth

11/22/1925

6/20/1927

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Steele

Steele

Louisa F.

1852

1926

Steele

Margaret

1-27-1824

3/22/1901

Wife of E. Steele

Steele

Sam N.

1849

1922

Steele

Wiley

1890

1918

Stembridge

J. H.

4-13-1820

2/18/1902

Stembridge

Laura

7-12-1880

1-23-1896

Da. of H. R. and M. A. Stembridge

Stembridge

Minnie Pearl

5-30-1897

3/11/1900

Da. of H. R. and M. A. Stembridge

Swoar

Melviny

no date

10-20-1892

Age 74 years

Wife of F. Swoar

Taylor

Jessie

no date

1/5/1900

Age 18 years

Wife of W. C. Taylor

Taylor

Richard L.

11-10-1899

1/26/1900

Son of Wm C. and J. Taylor

Thomas

Infant

2/11/1900

2/11/1900

Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Thomas

Tipps

Cynthia

no date

10-12-1881

Age 58 years 11 months 7 days

Wife of P. W. Tipps

Tipps

J. W.

no date

11-6-1877

Age 1 year 2 months 16 days

Son of J. W. and M. E. Tipps

Tipps

Rev. P. W.

8-24-1821

3-5-1885

Treadwell

Freddie

no date

5-27-1881

Age 8 days

Son of W. W. and C. E. Treadwell

Treadwell

H. H.

no date

8-18-1874

Age 2 years 6 months 1 day

Son of V. V. and W. A. Treadwell

Treadwell

H. R.

5-2-1827

6-2-1862

Treadwell

Henry C.

no date

8-2-1868

Age 1 year 6 months 26 days

Son V. V. and W. A. Treadwell

Treadwell

J. M.

no date

12-9-1875

Age 3 years 9 months 16 days

Son of V. V. and W. A. Treadwell

Treadwell

L. C.

no date

8-21-1877

Age 2 years 4 days

Son of V. V. and W. A. Treadwell

Treadwell

Martha

11-29-1857

6-8-1873

Da. of H. R. and S. E. Treadwell

Treadwell

S. L.

no date

9-3-1874

Age 7 months 19 days

V. V. and W. A. Treadwell

Treadwell

Willie

no date

8-23-1889

Age 4 years 8 months 18 days

Son of W. W. and C. E. Treadwell

Triplet

Infant

9-2-1888

1-3-1889

Dau of F.

and M. E. Triplet

Triplet

Ruthy

12-30-1893

2-13-1894

Triplett

Franklin E.

1-16-1850

8-19-1894

Mason

Tripplett

Mary E.

9-8-1854

2/10/1914

Walker

S. E.

3-31-1852

8-26-1881

Wife of James Walker

Wallace

Cora Lee

1-15-1892

10/9/1913

Wife of H. M. Wallace

Webb

John

5-16-1851

11/15/1906

W. O. W.

Webb

Mary J.

12-10-1859

12/1/1930

Woodard

Pearl

5-6-1893

3/8/1901

Word

James M.

no date

12-4-1888

Age 1 month 25 days

Son of J. M. and Nannie Word

Word

Lucy

2-11-1886

10-7-1895

Da. of J. M. and Nannie Word

Word

Nannie

no date

10-18-1888

Age 27 years 1 month 24 days

Wife of J. M. Word

Wylie

Emiley E.

no date

3-19-1884

Age 59 years

Wife of L. J. Wylie

Wylie

Louis J.

no date

1-25-1886

Age 72 years

Yarborough

Emma Eleanor

9-27-1878

7-31-1894

Dau of

M. and Ada E. Yarborough

Young

Lunicia E.

no date

10-30-1878

Age 35 years

Wife of J. W. Young