Cemeteries of Texas
Coordinator: Brenda E. Wiggins
Information provided by the
State of Texas Atlas Site
8600 Spicewood Springs Road, Jollyville.
This pioneer burial ground
is a reminder of the area's earliest settlers. It was formally set aside by John
Grey Jolly (1825-99) and his wife, Nancy Isabel (Eskew) (1825-1921) -- both
buried here -- for whom Jollyville community was named. The earliest marked
grave is that of Margaret Evergreen Robinson, who died in 1872. Others buried
here include five citizens of the Republic of Texas -- members of the Thomas V.
S. Strode family, who settled in this area of the state in 1841. The last burial
in the Jolly Cemetery, that of Texas Confederate veteran Charlie Strode, took
place in 1929.