Steele Branch Cemetery

Wilson Co. Cemeteries of TX

Photo submitted by Charles Byrd

Oral History by Kathryn Jordan

 

(From the periodical of the South Texas Genealogical and Historical Society, Gonzales, Texas)
Located about six miles east of Stockdale in sight of FM 1107.

Readings by E. F. Smith (date not indicated but apparently before 1960.)



MONTGOMERY, Alva Pearl, 5-22-1892 - 5-31-1938
ROBERSON, Bettie R. A., w of J. S. Russell, 11-3-1870 - 6-23-1911 Dedicated by Miss Fannie Russell
RUSSELL, John S., 2-22-1863 - 11-23-1921
RUSSELL, Mrs. Susan, 1-29-1840 - 2-6-1921 
RUSSELL, Fannie, 7-19-1858 - 9-24-1941 
COTTER, Dan, 3-10-1850 - 3-10-1916 
COTTER, Texana, 4-16-1854 - 8-11-1933 
COTTER, Jimmie G., 3-23-1938 - 2-21-1945
DUNN, Andrew J., 1-16-1865 - 7-22-1934
DUNN, Rosella, 3-11-1875 - 3-18-1934
DUNN, Margaret, died 1892 
MAY, Robert B., 8-14-1857 -8-17-1950
MAY, Hattie M., 8-3-1861 - 11-12-1950
MAY, Fannie Nora, 7-19-1891- 8-31-1899
WATKINS, Zadok (Uncle Zed), 1-7-1835 - 1-24-1911 
WATKINS, Elizabeth (Betty), 11-29-1844 - 1-28-1935 
WATKINS, Inf. d of Z. B. Watkins, 8-18-1888
DIXON, Roe Nettie, w of J. M. Dixon, 11-20-1872 - 1-31-1902 
DIXON, John M., 1859 - 1941, FHM
AKIN, James T., 10-18-1874 - 2-11-1950 
AKIN, Tempie, 2-9-1877 - 9-18-1956 
JOHNSON, Dan Wilburn, 7-9-1935 - 9-18-1936 
JOHNSON, Gloria Wendle, 11-11-1940 - 12-31-1940 
JACKSON, Susan Jane, w of N. Jackson, 1-24-1844 - 6-2-1872
JACKSON, S. J., 1-24-1844 - 6-3-1877 and
JACKSON, N., 12-18-1833 - 1-15-1900
TINKLE, Miss Belle, died 11-7-1957, 96 yrs 9 mo, FHM 
COTTER, W. E., 12-27-1864 - 1-2-1937
COTTER, Margaret N., 10-15-1851 - 2-25-1923
COTTER, William Edgar, 4-4-1884 -8-29-1918 (W.O.W.) 
CRAIN, William T., 11-12-1881 - 12.-10-1949
DENSON, Ernest, 1893 - 1953, FHM 
DENSON, Dovie Ione, 1900 - 1952, FHM 
REEVES, Asel, 1819 - 1898 and 
REEVES, Nancy, 1815 - 1904
RENEAU, Little Minnie, d of J. E. & S. M. Reneau, 9-14-1882 - 12-23-1886 
RENEAU, ?, 1-9- ? - 12-25-1884
RENEAU, E. J., 12-9-1866 - 9-6-1887 
RENEAU, J. F., 7-29-1827 - 12-5-1916 
GARRETT, Jesse L., s of G. W. & E. A. Garrett, 2-2-1876 - _?-_?-1876
STOLBAUGH, A. P., 5-17-1892 - _?-26-1939 
CHILDRESS, Albert, 1894 - 1940
CLICK, Mrs. Willie E., died 1-11-1946, 76 yrs 2 mo 10 dys,FHM 
CLICK, Samuel H., 11-13-1866 - 1-12-1958, FHM
HEMBY, Woodrow W., 7-30-1917 - 10-3-1917 
RICE, Mack, 6-8-1891 - 10-16-1892
RICE, Louis, 10-16-1857 - 2-27-1927 and 
RICE, Elizabeth, 4-11-1866 - 10-16-1947 
DAMRON, John, 2-18-1882 - 2-14-1936 and 
DAMRON, Renner, 7-18-1882 -
DAMRON, Baby, 8-4-1903
CARTER, Alvro, 7-29-1911 - 12-19-1942
REEVES, Inf d of Alvro & Myrtie Reeves, 4-3-1908
CARTER, Matilda, w of J. M. Carter, 5-26-1824 - 10-21-1882 
CARTER, G. F., 2-10-1865 - 9-3-1898
CARTER, Jesse, 10-5-1858 - 9-5-1898 
CARTER, Bennie, 5-24-1865 - 2-16-1924 
CARTER, Allan, died 12-6-1951, FHM
CONE, Oscar Winford, 4-1-1881 -8-3-1952 (Mason)and
CONE, Jessie Lee, 10-27-1884 -
WEST, Amus Edgar, s of Mrs. Wade West, 3-13-1910 - 9-6-1913 
WEST, Dewey H., 3-26-1899 - 1-28-1948
WEST, William Oliver,s of Mrs. Wade West, 4-14-1897-5-22-1914 
WEST, Wade H., 5-3-1861 - 12-8-1917 (W.O.W.)
WEST, Mary A., 11-3-1868 - 7-31-1950
WEST, Myrtie Ethel, d of Mrs. Wade West, 6-8-1907 - 2-8-1922 
WEST, Audry (Nel), 5-13-1928 - 10-26-1928
COTTER, John, 11-20-1833 - 3-29-1898 
RADER, Caroline, 11-12-1823 - 2-23-1908 
RADER, J. D., 11-13-1813 - 9-20-1887 
RADER, Mary S., d of J. D. & N. A. C. Rader, 2-2-1850 - 10-12-18 ? 
RADER, John H., s of J. D. & N. A. C. Rader, 3-28-1858 - 9-5-1864 
GILLASPIE, Inf d of J. D. & M. L. Gillaspie, b & d 7-15-1853
COTTER, James S., 2-16-1882 - 10-16-1908 (W.O.W.) 
COTTER, Hannah, w of Stephen Cotter, 1812 - 7-17-1881 
COTTER, Laura A., w of W. E. Cotter, 6-27-1856 - 11-15-1877 
HAYS, Maudie, 5-27-1889 - 1-27-1891
HAYS, Jessie, s of Wm. & J. V. Hays, 6-12-1904 - 1-22-1909 
MILLER, Ella F., w of H. L. Miller, 8-9-1856 - 3-3-1880 
WILEY, Ed, 1-19-1875 -
WILEY, Annie, 6-6-1877 - 3-7-1941
MCCALL, Frank, died 5-15- ?, 18 yrs 11 mo 23 dys, FHM 
O'BRIAN, ?, born 1932-1933?, FHM
ZOLLER, Baby, b & d 1915, FHM
ZOLLER, Gus F., 5-7-1912 - 2-9-1933
WILEY, Charlie, 12-15-1906 - 4-24-1924 
WILEY, Bettie, 9-22-1903 - 6-6-1906 
WATKINS, Dewel E., s of J. P. & T. Watkins, 8-1-1878 - 11-13-1879 
HENRY, Elizabeth C., 10-16-1883 - 1-19-1886
HOBBS, Catherine, 10-30-1835 - 3-15-1879 
HOBBS, P. W., 6-17-1818 - 7-6-1872, (Mason) 
HOBBS, Caroline P., w of P. W. Hobbs, 10-6-1834 - 4-1-1879 
COTTER, Geo., no dates (in red rock enclosure)
LIGHTFOOT, Mary Louisa, w of Oliver Lightfoot, March 1820-8-12-1874 
QUINNEY, H. H., no dates
QUINNEY, S. E., no dates
LIGHTFOOT, Oliver, 2-17-1818 - 7-26-1878 (Mason) 
CRANE, Mary, 1874 - 1917
CRANE, Ophelia, 12-28-1852 - 3-16-1937
CRANE, Wm. T., 11-16-1847 - 6-5-1880
CRANE, Jim, 1878 - 1907 
CRANE, Buck, 1876 - 1931 
WILEY, John S., 10-10-1872 - 12-1-1874
WILEY, Mary E., 10--?--? - 12-2-1874
WILEY, Rhoda, 3-12-1842 - 3-22-1878
HAWKINS, Daisey D., d of B. H. & T. Hawkins, 11-9-1880 - 8-20-1882 
WILEY, Louis A., 12-11-1845 - 7-31-1890
WILEY, Elizabeth J., 1-20-1850 - 1-10-1875
WINSLOW, Fannie J., d of T. L. & M. J. Winslow, 10-18-1873 - 2-14-1874 
ASKEY, Otho D., 4-10-1879 - ?- ?-1884
WEST, B. P., 9-1-1856 - 5-16-1931 and 
WEST, Emma, 10-1-1853 - 7-16-1930
WEST, Benjamin P., 10-14-1881 - 11-16-1909 (W.O.W.) 
LOVE, Alice, 2-10-1874 - 4-2-1901
LOVE, O.O., b & d 12-26-1901
WEST, Grace May, 8-3-1912 - 1-4-1914 
KING, Leroy Earl, 3-15-1933 - 8-2-1935 
KING, Minnie Mae, 12-6-1930 - 3-15-1931 
HARRISON, G. E., 2-7-1866 - 12-27-1901 W H W (on red rock)
WILKINSON, Mrs. Katie, 3-30-1885 - 8-19-1941
WILKINSON, Virgil,Texas TEC 579 Engr Const Bn World War2,7-24-1927-1-15-1950
WILKINSON, David Paul, d 11-8-1948, 2 yrs 1 day, FHM 
FRIDGE, Dick, 8-11-1891 - 10-27-1933
DICKEY, J. M., 6-30-1855 - 12-5-1918 (W.O.W.) 
CHILDRESS, S. A., 1-27-1857 - 9-26-1938 and 
CHILDRESS, Annie, 5-6-1872 - no date
CLARK, Rebecca E., died 12-19-1941, 98 yrs 11 mo 20 days FHM 
CLARK, Jno. D., 6-9-1876 - 11-29-1947 FHM
CHILDRESS, Robert Lee, Texas Pvt 304 Repair Unit Mtc, 4-8-1897 - 11-5-1938 
CHILDRESS, Audry Nell, 1939 - 1941
GILMORE, J. E., (on red rock)
TINKLE, Warner B., s of J. P. & L. Tinkle (no dates) 
WEST, Matilda, w of David West, 12-25-1846 - 2-3-1877 
WEST, James, ? 1788 - 9- ?-1855
WEST, Susan, w of Hamp West, 1815 - 12-25-1869 
WEST, H., 1810 - 2-29-1896
WEST, Thos. C., s of Hampt & Susan West, Jan. 1856 - 2-21-1856 
WATKINS, Alfred M., s of J. P. & T. Watkins, 6-6-1876 - 11-11-1879 
JACKSON, Seletia A., w of A. M. Jackson, 12-7-1843 - 12-20-1868 
D. W. (on red rock)
G? W (on red rock)
WEST, M. M., w of M. S. West, 3-22-1844 - 6-1-1876 
WILKINSON, Inf s of J. D. & S. L. Wilkinson, b & d 10-16-1880 
WEST, M. W., w of W. H. West, 1856 - 7-29-1882
WEST, James Hampton, s of W. 0. & S. L. West, 11-18-1893 - 10-8-1894 
LEASMAN, Fritz W., 2-4-1838 - 7-13-1930 and
LEASMAN, Sarah Jane, 1-23-1857 - 3-3-1947 
LEASMAN, Wm. S., 4-27-1874 - 5-28-1950 
WEST, Elmo C., 9-26-1908 - 3-12-1948, FHM
WILEY, William E., 2-4-1874 - 12-19-1953 and
WILEY, Elenora E., 12-10-1881 -
CROWDER, Rosa Lee, 5-27-1889 - 9-27-1951, FHM 
WEST, Wade Hampton, 1875 - 1954, FHM
WEST, Robert P., 1900 1950
WEST, James, 4-5-1849 - 12-24-1898 
WEST, M. A. (on red rock)
WILEY, Jessy Green, s of S. J. & M. Wiley, 1-9-1888 - 2-2-1891 
WILEY, Inf d of S. J. & M. Wiley, 8-7-1879 - 8-14-1879
WILEY, Inf d of S. J. & M. Wiley, 8-22-1880 - 8-23-1880
WILKINSON, Little Samuel, s of S. W. & M. S. Wilkinson, 7-11-1882-
7-17-1882
WILEY, C. E., 8-17-1895 - 9-3-1895
WILKINSON, Lonnie, 8-27-1896 - 12-22-1954, FHM 
WILKINSON, Samuel W., 1862 - 1929 and
WILKINSON, Martha S., 1865 - 1955
CROSSER, Mrs. E. G., 10-6-1884 - 1-1-1951, FHM 
WILEY, Mrs. Jim (Mary), 10-5-1904 - 1-8-1929 
WILEY, Inf s of Mr. & Mrs. Jim Wiley, 3-3-1924
WILEY, Malvina, wife of S. J. Wiley, 10-8-1847 - 4-25-1899 
GILLASPIE, Wm. R., 1-23-1831 - 5-9-1856
HAWKINS, Vol., 3-10-1856 - 2-7-1937 and
HAWKINS, Martha Caroline Rader, 8-21-1866 - 1-9-1940
BIRD, Lucie A., d of S. R. & Mary J. Bird, 12-8-1878 - 3-30-1886 
BIRD, inf of Mr. & Mrs. C. B. Bird, 8-15-1919
COOPER, Everett Howard, inf s of Mr. & Mrs. J. R. Cooper, 11-28-1921 12-12-1921
BIRD, William S., s of S. R. & Mary J. Bird, 1-24-1860 - 1-29-1862 
BIRD, Alice E., d of S. R. & Mary J. Bird, 10-12-1861 - 4-24-1864 
BIRD, Claude, 4-11-1884 - 8-27-1950 and
BIRD, Susan, 5-17-1883 - 11-9-1947 
TUMLINSON, Joe, died 1934, FHM
BIRD, S. R., 10-7-1837 - 3-27-1911 
BIRD, M. J., 7-29-1840 - 10-27-1919 
TUMLINSON, Sidney J., 6-30-1901 - 6-24-1937 
WILEY, George H., 7-12-1870 - and WILEY, Ella, 6-22-1872 - 8-4-1930
SHIELDS, H. L., 8-3-1865 - 3-10-1900 WILEY, Wilburn, 10-26-1921 - 5-15-1939 
ELKINS, F. C., (Mother), 1847 - 1920
BIRD, Brown, died 7-8-1942 - 28 yrs 6 mo 11 days, FHM 
BIRD, J. D., 10-27-1917 - 2-18-1918
BIRD, J. D., 10-13-1881 - 1-13-1918 (W.O.W.) 
ELKINS, Ola B., 10-22-1897 - 4-24-1900
ELKINS, inf s of Mr. & Mrs. Alex Elkins, 12-16-1910 
HAUSER, May Linville, 1905 - 1930
MONTGOMERY, Mrs. Jane Franklin, 11-19-1863 - 5-24-1953 and 
MONTGOMERY, Oscar F., 7-29-1857 - 1-31-1928
MONTGOMERY, Annie, 2-28-1898 - 10-3-1901 
MONTGOMERY, Minnie Lee, 8-15-1894 - 11-2-1894 
MONTGOMERY, Alfred E., 5-22-1892 - 6-2-1893
MONTGOMERY, inf s of Mr. & Mrs. J. M. Montgomery, 1913 
MONTGOMERY, Marvin, 1885 - 1935 and
MONTGOMERY, Ellen, 1884 - 1946 
ELKINS, Alex, 1-1-1880 - and 
ELKINS, S. J., 8-12-1873 - 9-18-1947 
MCPHAIL, inf d of Mr. & Mrs. J. A. McPhail, 11-18-1915 
MCPHAIL, John A., 3-26-1866 - and
MCPHAIL, Urel C., 10-21-1880 - 12-6-1936 
WATKINS, Nora, 11-2-1888 - 8-11-1928 
WATKINS, Zed E., 7-18-1839 - 5-25-1957 ? FHM 
REEVES, Niles, 1860 - 1945 and
REEVES, Georgia, 1864 1911
REEVES, inf d of Jno. Reeves, b & d 6-29-1920 
CONNALLY, Meredith D., 3-19-1919 - 8-15-1920 
REEVES, John, 8-17-1895 - 9-27-1921 
MONTGOMERY, Milton F., 2-8-1863 - 10-9-1947 and 
MONTGOMERY, Hannah E., 9-29-1870 - 1-8-1952 
LINVILLE, Oscar, 1884 - 1943 and
LINVILLE, Lottie, 1889
STOVALL, Ida, 7-12-1883 - 12-12-1947
SHELTON, N. D., died Jan. 1947 - 60 yrs 6 mo 8 days, FHM 
QUINNEY, Baby Mary Louise, d of Mr. & Mrs. Bill QUINNEY 
QUINNEY, Mrs. John, 10-15-1878 - 6-1-1936 (concrete marker) 
QUINNEY, J. J., 1873 - 12-30-1956 (concrete marker)
WATKINS, John E., 3-26-1881 - 12-23-1952 
HOLMES, Baby Boy, b & d 12-7-1946
HILL, Bernadine, 11-10-1931 - 7-12-1933, d of Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Hill 
HILL, Lea, 9-30-1908 - 12-26-1946 (Mother)
WEST, Nola (on red rock) 
ROSE, R. S., 1840 - 1905 
ROSE, Sarah E., 7-10-1856 - 8-23-1943 
ROSE, P. H., 11-19-1875 - 12-29-1935 
ROSE, Susan Etta, 6-12-1871 - 11-22-1956 FHM 
DANIELS, Baby, 10-5-1942 - 10-6-1942
HICKS, Baby, 7-2-1945
WEST, William Bird, 3-10-1887 - 8-1-1953, FHM 
AUTRY, Opal West, 11-11-1916 - 9-7-1953, FHM 
WILEY, Phil F., 9-30-1897 - 11-1-1952
CRAIN, Fannie R., 6-14-1877
BUSH, Wanda Darlene, 4-19-1951 - 7-8-1956, FHM 
WEST, John Martin, 9-10-1873 - 12-18-1957, FHM
(There are both plusses and minuses in this use of borrowed readings. 
The major plus is the preservation of readings from old funeral home markers which would not be there today. 
One of the minuses is that there are far more graves there today and that many more graves have been marked-both old ones and more recent ones.)