Gary Hill Cemetery

Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TX

From "71 Rusk County Cemeteries"by Mary F. Dunn

Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield Rusk Co Coordinator


An old cemetery was located on the Pine Grove--Roquemore road out of Pine Hill. Markers were there as late as 1820 but no markers are in evicence. Known to be buried there was the mother of Nancy Nelson Little Swain, Mary Ann Nelson Welch, Amanda Nelson Little, John McCampbell Nelson and others. The morther was Elizabeth Mansfield, born about 1795 and married to John Nelson in Jefferson County Tenn on Mar 1 1808. They moved to Bedford County TN by 1825 and John Nelson a veteran of the War of 1812 died there August 15, 1830. The widow, Elizabeth came to Rusk Countyu, with her daughters and one son. Another son Andrew M. Nelson had died at the Alamo in 1836. Elizabeth Nelson died after 1862, when she signed a deed giving her son John McCapbell Nelson her right to her oldest son, Andrew Nelson's bounty land.