Reed Cemetery

Montague County Cemeteries of TX

Information compiled by Veva Reed Pilcher,

transcribed by Betty Atkins also posted @

Take FM 677 north out of Saint Jo to 2nd gravel road on left. Go to next road on right; turn right; and go 1 1/2 miles. Private road on left goes into pasture. Cemetery is on a small hill past the farm house. coordinates: 334622N 0973240W

The cemetery is located upon a hill, fenced with oil field pipe and painted with aluminum paint. The size is probably less than one acre. It is well care for by members of the Reed family. Annual meeting date is the second Saturday in June.

The following is a list of the graves with markers, and those that are known to be buried there:

At the front gate and to the right (west side):

A.C. Gentry 1907-1978 (Auld's funeral marker)
Floyd Garrett Gentry b. 1896 d. 1970 (funeral home marker)
Mr. William David Gentry b. 1857 d. July 5, 1949
Mrs. Minerva Gentry b. July 12, 1918 d. Feb. 27, 1980
Barbara Louise Gentry b. April 12, 1938 d. same day
baby Grimes, Virginia, dau. of Mr. & Mrs. Bea Grimes (no marker)
Ima Grimes b. Dec. 1877 d. Jan. 15, 1963 (no marker)
Emma Bettie (Witsen) Grimes b. Sept. 5, 1872 d. Feb. 2, 1962
William B. Grimes b. April 26, 1846 d. Dec 6, 1938
   (Tennessee, Pvt. Co. E 63 Refg. Tenn. Inf. for Confederate States Army)
baby Grimes (no marker)
baby Grimes (no marker)
baby Grimes (no marker)

Isle just to the left of front gate (closest to gate):

Samual Houston Reed  b. (tombstone list Nov. 25, 1889) but should be Nov. 25, 1890 d.Jan. 7, 1974
Lorena Reed  b. Dec 17, 1907 d. March 6, 1981
Carver H. Reed  b. March 21, 1900 d. Sept. 4, 1943
Alma Reed  b. Jan. 14, 1930 d. Jan. 17, 1930
baby girl of Ida & Judson Watson, (1920-1920)
Double Marker:
William Alma Reed b. May 29, 1881 d. Jan. 8, 1967
Elishia G. Reed  b. Dec. 15, 1874 d. Aug. 24, 1947
Nancy Alma Hyman b. May 17, 1931 d. May 17, 1931
Clara Effie (Reed) Hyman b. April 6, 1902 d. May 26, 1931
Double Marker:
Ruby O. Reed  b. March 18, 1906  d. Jan. 13, 1976
D.H. Reed b. Oct. 7, 1904

Row #3 at front gate and going towards rear:

John Monroe Reed b. March 22, 1859 d. Oct. 30, 1930
baby of John and Rebecca Reed (no marker)
baby of   "       "       "           "      (  "      "     )
baby of   "       "       "           "      (  "      "     )
baby grave (unknown)
baby grave (unknown)
Sarah J. Reed b. 1841 d. March 13, 1918
Miles F. Reed b. Dec. 1, 1835 d. Nov. 11, 1881
baby grave (unknown)
baby grave (unknown)

Row #4:

Louella Reed b. March 20, 1878 d. Nov. 4, 1956
Marion Austin Reed b. Sept. 29, 1869 d. Sept. 17, 1944
Edward Reed b. 1810 d. 1885 Father of Reed Clan
  a small red granite marker (should be 1805-1885 Father of the Reed Clan)
baby grave (unknown)
Hettie Reed b. Nov. 1900 d. April 13, 1914

Row #5: (next to front gate and going back)

H.N. Dean  (small cement marker - no dates)
Sara Dean   (small cement marker - no dates)
George W. Reed b. May 26, 1863 d. Jan. 30, 1936
Sarah E. 'Bettie' Reed b. July 4, 1872 d. July 28 1957
Sarah Ann Reed b. May 23, 1891 d. May 19, 1971
unknown grave
baby grave (unknown)
large unknown grave

Row #6 (next to east fence, front fence & back):

Joshua Dean      (no dates)
Mary A. Dean   (no dates)
John W. Dean   (no dates)
Trammel baby   (no dates)

Note: the Gentry and Grimes families are not related to the Reeds, but were neighbors and close friends.

Edward Reed picked out the spot where he wished to be buried when he was old. However, his son Miles suddenly took sick and died at age 46, so Miles was the first to be buried in the cemetery. Edward was the second person buried there.