Tippett Cemetery

Panola Co. Cemeteries of TX

Surveyed by Don Austin ca 1981

Imogene Cozart Dickey 2000



Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Panola Co Coordinator


Directions: From Carthage, go southbound on FM 699 for 8.1 miles to the point where Panola County Road 425 intersects on the right. Turn to the right on CR 425. Cemetery is close to that intersection, north of CR 425 and west of FM 699.

It is estimated that there are 15-20 graves in this cemetery; however, only one, that of Elizabeth Soape, is identifiable. According to oral traditions, some slaves were buried here as well as family members, as was the custom of that time in East Texas. Additional information regarding persons buried here was furnished to Don Austin by Mrs. W.B. Stillwell and Milton Stillwell, both of the Old Center Community.

"Located on gently sloping ground in woodlands of average thickness, less than 200 yards from the road and bounded by a rusty barbed-wire fence on one side only. Only three graves were marked in some fashion, one of which was identifiable and another marked by a piece of native rock. Another was marked by a piece of broken tombstone lying on the ground, with no inscription whatsoever. All three graves were spaced a good distance apart, meaning the cemetery could be larger than expected.

The cemetery was used by the Tippett, Stillwell and Soape families, who intermarried, until around the turn of the century. James Tippett and wife (original landowners) were buried here along with other members of the family whose names are unknown."


Given Name

Date of Birth

Date of Death



Douglas Grady Jul 07 1918 Apr 05 1945 26 FH
McNeese Edward Malone Jun 11 1892 Oct 04 1957 73 FH
Soape Elizabeth

Apr 8, 1821

Apr 18, 1851

wife of A.F. Soape
Soape Sarah Stillwell

No date

No date

Stillwell Kate

No date

No date

died as a young girl   dau of Milton & Martha
Stillwell Martha Tippett



wife of Milton M.
Stillwell Milton M.

No date

No date

Stillwell Reuben


ca 1902

son of Milton & Martha
Tippet James

No date

Before 1850

Tippet Catherine

No date

No date

wife of James