Merrelltown Cemetery

Cemetery NameMerrelltown Cemetery
CaretakerCalvary Worship Center
Directions14914 Burnet RD. On Burnet Road (FM 1325), north of Austin, just north of the intersection of FM 1325 and Merrilltown Drive. The cemetery is on the east side of 1325. Pflugerville West Quad, 3097-243.
Survey Date2009
Photographed byLaurie Bloomquist
Surveyed ByLaurie Bloomquist and Yvonne Beever
CommentsHistorical Marker.
Please NoteThis page is part of the Austin Genealogical Society’s Cemetery Transcription Project. This information was compiled by volunteers who either transcribed historical records or visited the cemetery to write down the names and dates. Unless noted, the volunteer is not an affiliate of the cemetery.
?ES   SofG,Row1-16 Handmade limestone marker
?P    SofG,Row6-9 Handmade limestone marker / between the Thorp’s & Penningtons
?LP or EP    SofG,Row6-10 Handmade limestone marker / between the Thorp’s & Penningtons
??    SofG,Row10-6 Headstone broken
??    SofG,Row10-9 Headstone missing
??    SofG,Row15-3 Big & Unreadable
??    SofG,Row15-5 Hard to Read
??    SofG,Row16-1 Handmade
??    SofG,Row18? New grave spring of 2008 – no marker yet
AshJamesGuy 5-19-18795-24-1880SofG,Row1-11“Happy Infant Early Blest” 
AshA.Hoyt 18491892SofG,Row6-2 Husband of Viola Tennessee “Tennie” Kemp Ash. His son, Will, killed him. Later when Will married and had children, his son Sam, killed him.
AshViolaTennessee “Tennie”Kemp18551929SofG,Row6-1 Wife of A. Hoyt Ash. Daughter of J.B. and E.S. Woodward Kemp
BainesLauraDillingham 9-14-18548/17/1945SofG,Row8-7“MOTHER”Wife to C.P. Baines. Married 11-5-1878. She was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The family left Lincoln County, Tennessee on January 11, 1855 and arrived in Travis County, Texas on 2/10/1855. She is the daughter of Brice Dillingham and Sarah Margaret Woodward Dillingham.
BallardDebraKay 1/27/19561/27/1956NofG,Row3-5 There is no marker for this grave. Buried between Ida Maurine Parker’s grave and the fence. Granddaughter of Dude Parker. Sister of Ricky Dean Ballard.
BallardRickyDean 12/20/195912/23/1959NofG,Row3-6 There is no marker for this grave. Buried between Ida Maurine Parker’s grave and the fence. Grandson of Dude Parker. Brother of Debra Kay Ballard.
BassfordMickyHarlan 5/5/19395/31/2003NofG,Row1-7“CT2 US NAVY”Grandson of Willie and Dorothy Parker. Son of Edith Irene Parker. Brother of Barbara, Patricia and Stephanie
BertelsonOlene    NofG,Row6-4  
BertelsonDorman    NofG,Row6-5  
BertelsonSynthia “Cindy”Kay 3/14/19527/18/1995NofG,Row6-6 Granddaughter of Doc and Minnie Parker
BrockHenry  2-4-189510-4-1897NofG,Row12-9“Little Henry, Son of J.H. and M.J. Brock” 
BrockJuliaAnn 18371921NofG,Row12-5  
BrockmanFritzJohn   NofG,Row18-1  
BrockmanLenore Ann    NofG,Row18-2  
BrockmanJohn    NofG,Row18-3  
BrockmanEmma    NofG,Row18-4  
BullenJamesH. 7-18-187811/11/1900SofG,Row13-2  
BurnsEvelynW  2006SofG,Row14-1  
CahillMikeJ. 10-8-18939/17/1917SofG,row14-9  
CahillJohnDaniel 7-22-18521/15/1938SofG,Row14-8“FATHER”Husband of Camby Smith Cahill
CahillCamby Smith6-18-18624/16/1939SofG,Row14-7“MOTHER”Wife of John Daniel Cahill
CahillHenry  19001956SofG,Row14-6  
CahillEllen   8-17-1895 “Beneath this stone in soft repose, Is laid a Mother’s dearest pride; A flower that scarce had waked to life, And light and beauty ere it died”Infant daughter of M. and J.D. Cahill
CahillJasperW. “Humpy”or Casper8/26/19021/28/1984SofG,Row14-5  
CahillLelaB   SofG,Row14-3  
CahillJD   SofG,Row14-4  
CarterA.M.  7-31-183810/14/1909SofG,Row11-?“MOTHER” 
CarterAndrewJ. 7-4-18382-7-1889Same ? ?  
CarterA.J.   SofG,Row11-7  
CarterCharlesF. 4-27-18771/1/1901SofG,Row11-6  
ChambersVeraViola 2-14-18923-10-1893  Baby daughter of T.L. and Z.J. Chambers
ChambersGrovesBaxter 1-7-18946/20/1902SofG,Row10-7 Young son of T.L. and Z.J. Chambers
ClinkscalesJamesAsa 18801902SofG,Row4-3  
CollierSophiaElizabeth “Babe”Ivy10-17-18536/4/1910SofG,Row9-10“MOTHER” 
CollierGreenM. 12-24-18489/6/1909SofG,Row9-9“FATHER” 
CollierJohnA. 10-31-18587-26-1886SofG,Row9-7 Brother of Green M. Collier
CollierElizabethH.Smith1-11-18232/20/1901SofG,Row9-6 Green M. Collier’s mother. Born in North Carolina
DaughertyEdnaE. 4-7-18737/28/1901NofG,Row13-9“HOPE”Wife of D.H. Daugherty
DeanNancyA. 4-5-18828-29-1883SofG,Row9-12 Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. (or G.) S. Dean
DeanSidneyS. 2-2-18604-27-1893SofG,Row13-3“The Cross Is My Anchor” 
DeanSallieE. 2–18709-4-1896SofG,Row13-1  
DetjensMaryRachel   SofG,Row15-1  
DetjensDavidOtto 19242003SofG,Row15-2  
DillinghamJohn  5-22-18325/14/1917SofG,Row8-2“FATHER”Husband of Lucy Eleanor Woodward Dillingham. They were married in 1854 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and came to Texas in 1855, settling on Onion Creek, near Brushy Springs, Travis County.
DillinghamLucyEleanorWoodward1-16-18381/4/1928SofG,Row8-1“MOTHER”Wife of John Dillingham. They were married in 1854 in Lincoln County, Tennessee, and came to Texas in 1855, settling on Onion Creek, near Brushy Springs, Travis County. She was the daughter of Lemuel S. Woodard and Jane Waggoner Woodward. Jane’s parents were Jacob Waggoner and Barbara Boone Waggoner. They had 11 children.
DillinghamWilliamWoodward 18731952SofG,Row7-3 Son of Brice Dillingham. William Woodward Dillingham was in a Wild West Show up in Oklahoma, etc , and left his wife to marry a woman bronc buster. However, on a trip to England, he married an English girl instead.
DillinghamLena S.LaviliaWilliams1885 SofG,Row7-4  
DillinghamBrice  3-4-18316-20-1886SofG,Row8-3“OUR FATHER”Husband of Sarah Margaret “Sadie” Woodward Dillingham
DillinghamSarah Margaret“Sadie”Woodward5-30-183611/4/1912SofG,Row8-5 Wife of Brice Dillingham. She was the daughter of Lemuel S. Woodward and Jane Waggoner Woodward. Two Dillingham brothers married two Woodward sisters.
DillinghamLeilaPearl 12-11-18701-8-1888SofG,Row8-4 Daughter of Brice and Sarah Margaret Woodward Dillingham. (1880 Census gives her name as Nettie P. – Born 1870)
DillinghamL.P.“Little Pearl”   SofG,Row8-6“IN MEMORY OF L.P. DILLINGHAM” 
FergusonLucyA   SofG,Row15-4  
FergusonJamesC   SofG,Row15-5  
FleischerHerman  10-12-18533/22/1925NofG,Row6-8“FATHER”Husband of Katherina Fleischer
FleischerKatherina  3-3-18546/5/1909NofG,Row6-7“MOTHER”Wife of Herman Fleischer
FordWilliamR.  10-4-1875SofG,Row5-5 Age 4 yrs, 9 mo’s, 11 days
FordW.S.  12-3-18371/27/1923NofG,Row5-7 Daughter is Mollie Michael – Wife of O.I. Michael
FordMary Smith  NofG,Row5-8 Wife of W.S. Ford, Mother of Mollie Michael
FosterLM   NofG,Row18-6  
FosterHattie    NofG,Row18-7  
GarnerJamesP. 8-8-18787-6-1893  Son of A.B. “Arch” Garner and F.A. “Francis” Garner
GarnerFrancis  2-22-18492/14/1922SofG,Row12-3 Wife of A.B. “Arch” Garner
GarnerArchB. 9-18-18487-3-1894SofG,Row12-2 Husband of Francis Garner
GlennA.J. 2-24-18335-27-1869SofG,Row2-12 Handcarved limestone marker
GlennAndrew  2-24-18335-27-1867SofG,Row2-10  
GlennNancy  8-25-18351/23/1915SofG,Row2-11  
GravesEmma  10-24-18854/9/1906NofG,Row7-6  
GravesNancyEdnaKemp7-21-18646/24/1904NofG,Row7-5 Wife of W.J. Graves. Daughter of J.B. and E.S. Kemp
GravesWilliamJ. 11-18-18537/2/1917NofG,Row7-4 Husband of Nancy Edna Kemp Graves
HarmonJ.B.Frank 18221879SofG,Row3-1 Second husband of Martha Jane Woodward. Daughter of Josiah B. Woodward.
HarrisBeatrice  4/6/19104/27/1911NofG,Row8-8 Daughter of E.W. Harris
HarrisWillieM.   NofG,Row7-8 Wife of E.W. Harris
HennigCharlesLouie 9-9-18641/19/1959SofG,Row10-2 Husband of Ida Letitia “Turk” Hennig. His parents came over directly from Germany. As of 1964 his son, Vernon Hennig, lived in Austin, Texas
HennigIda Letitia“Turk” 6-12-18662/4/1934SofG,Row10-1 Wife of Charles Louie Hennig.
HennigLaurence  9-17-189911/10/1901SofG,Row10-3 Baby son of Charles Louis and Ida Letitia Hennig
HennigLulaM. 6-19-18913-11-1892SofG,Row10-4 Baby daughter of Charles Louis and Ida Letitia Hennig
HennigEdgarN. 10-11-18886-5-1889SofG,Row10-5 Baby son of Charles Louis and Ida Letitia Hennig
HolenfeldtJFW  18491945NofG,Row19-11  
HowardRobertJ. 18701934SofG,Row4-2  
KempElizaSophroniaWoodward1-14-183312/15/1918SofG,Row1-9 She was the daughter of Josiah Brandon Woodward, brother to Lemuel Summerwell Woodward. She married James Barnett Kemp. J.B. Kemp accompanied L.S. Woodward to Texas when he came in 1855.
KempJ.B. 4-18-183312-27-1881SofG,Row1-10  
KempMinnieR. 4-12-18703-18-1888SofG,Row1-8 She was the daughter of J.B. and Eliza Sophronia Kemp.
KempDaisy  9-15-18902-24-1892SofG,Row1-14 Daughter of Louis Cass Kemp and Annie A. Kemp. She was named after Aunt Daisy Kemp Dixon.
KempWilliamB. 11-4-181411-1-1883SofG,Row1-7 Father of James Barnett Kemp. Son of Barnett Kemp who was a native of North Carolina.
KempNancy Brazier11-15-18079-17-1892SofG,Row1-6 Married William B. Kemp in 1832 in Tennessee. Mother of James Barnett Kemp. She was a native of North Carolina. Daughter of James Brazier and Polly Smith Brazier.
KempAbigahGuy 3-14-18516-2-1897SofG,Row1-5  
KempLouisCass 2-12-18599/18/1950SofG,Row1-2 He was the son of J.B. and E.S. Woodward Kemp. Married Annie A. Kemp – 12/25/1865-8/12/1900. These were the parents of Daisy Kemp.
KempL.C. 11/25/19057/24/1906SofG,Row11-3  
KillenJ.A. 7-16-184412/18/1911SofG,Row7-11 Husband of Mary Killen
KempLauraCarterStamp  SofG,Row11-5  
KillenMary  3-1-18391-7-1883SofG,Row7-10“As A Wife Devoted, As A Mother Affectionate, As A Friend Ever Kind And True”Wife of J.A. Killen
KillenL.J. 4/18/19064/18/1906SofG,Row7-8  
KingLura Smith18671956SofG,Row2-1 Daughter of John Smith and Jane Kemp Smith, who was a sister to J.B. Kemp
KingJessieLouis 11-5-182512-29-1865SofG,Row3-4 Husband of Mary Jane Woodward King.
KingMaryJaneWoodward2-14-18357/25/1914SofG,Row3-5 Born in Tennessee. Daughter of Lemuel S. and Jane Waggoner Woodward. Wife of Jessie Louis King
KingF.L. 4-25-18621-7-1863SofG,Row3-6  
KingEstellaJ. 9-6-188612/2/1906SofG,Row3-7“A Light From Our Household Is Gone A Voice We Loved Is StilledShe was the daughter of L.W. and Ida C. King
KingMollieW. 3-6-18854/24/1912SofG,Row3-8“Gone But Not Forgotten”She was shot by a man named Brock for which he was hanged.
KingJessieLouis 2-3-18913/25/1917 “Gone But Not Forgotten” 
KingIdaC. 11-16-186312/7/1938SofG,Row3-9 Born in Tennessee – wife of L.W. “Lem” King (1880 Census)
KingL.W.“Lem” 3-8-18607/30/1939SofG,Row3-10 Born in Texas – husband of Ida C. King (1880 Census)
LandA.  4-18-182410-7-1854SofG,Row5-10 This is a full lenth slab laying on the ground. It is hand carved.
LynchEllen  12-28-18919/6/1927SofG,Row11-8  
LynchLeona  2/22/19188/9/1930SofG,Row12-6 buried at foot of plot with Ellen Lynch
MercerAndrewS. 8/13/190210/30/1903SofG,Row12-5 Baby son of W.H. and V.D. Mercer
MerrellMarthaJanePennington5-14-18463/29/1906SofG,Row5-6 2nd wife of Capt. Nelson Merrell
MerrellNelson  10-6-18101-11-1879SofG,Row5-7  
MerrellJulia  3-9-18507-26-1852SofG,Row5-9 Daughter of Captain Nelson Merrell and R.M. Merrell. First burial in Merrelltown Cemetery.
MerrellRachel McKennan2-29-18119-2-1862SofG,Row5-8 1st wife of Capt. Nelson Merrell. Married May 26, 1840 in Austin, Texas
MerrellS.Dudley 3-14-18743/5/1936SofG,Row6-13“BROTHER” 
MerrellWilliam  3-28-18718/1/1939SofG,Row6-14  
MerrellNelson  12-16-186811/19/1959SofG,Row6-15  
MichaelO.I. 3-3-18742/15/1930NofG,Row5-5  
MichaelMary“Mollie”Ford9-29-187611/10/1978NofG,row5-6 Wife of I.O. Michael; Daugher of W.S. & Mary Smith Ford
MooreBlanch  8/6/19123/16/1929SofG,Row12-7  
MooreJohnie  2/18/19055/23/1909NofG,Row10-8 Son of J.R. and N.J. Moore
MusserMary  19081996   
NalleyHessieJ   SofG,Row16-2  
NelsonAdamGeorge 1/18/19841/18/1984NofG,Row4-10 Twin brother of Andy Carl Nelson. These twins were stillborn and buried in the same casket. They are grandsons of George Edwad Parker/
NelsonAndyCarl 1/18/19841/18/1984NofG,Row4-10 Twin brother of Adam George Nelson. These twins were stillborn and buried in the same casket. They are grandsons of George Edwad Parker/
ParkerDanielWiggins 8-30-18412/19/1922SofG,Row2-9“FATHER”Daniel Wiggins “Dink” Parker enlisted in the Civil War Mississippi Infantry Confederacy on July 27, 1861 from DeSoto County, Mississippi at age 20. He was paroled as a Prisoner of War from a hospital in Richmond, Virginia on March 1, 1865. Apparently he went back to Tennessee before coming to Texas. He settled in Corn Hill, Williamson County, Texas near Jarrell. He married Rachel Elizabeth “Betty” Woodward, born May 4, 1841 in Fayetteville, Lincoln County, Tennessee. She was the daughter of Lemuel Summerwell and Jane Waggoner Woodward. They were married (marriage license issued in Travis County) on December 19, 1871 by Rev. Thomas H. Bacon. He helped build and operate the Woodward-Parker Gin in Corn Hill about 1871. From conversations with his grandchildren the best that can be determined is he came to Corn Hill from Tennessee and resided there for awhile after he was married. He probably came to Merrelltown in the mid-1870’s because his son Charles Lemuel Parker was born at Lemuel Summerwell and Jane Waggoner Woodward’s home in Merrelltown on November 25, 1876. They went back to Tennessee in about 1878 in a covered wagon. Grandpa Dink drove a freight wagon with four mules to Chattanooga. A daughter, Nannie Jane, was born enroute on June 4, 1878. They came back to Texas in the early 1880’s. The children walked most of the way behind the wagon. One brother, James H. Parker, came with them and lived with them for awhile. While the brother was here he cut wood to sell and had a measuring stick in order to cut uniform pieces. Bud and Willie, who were young mischievious boys, would hide the stick every chance they got and he would get very upset with them. He eventually went back to Tennessee where he died. After Grandma Betty died Grandpa Dink went to Florence to live with Aunt Nannie and Uncle Jasper Thompson. However, he was not happy there so he came back to Merrelltown and lived out his remaining years with his son Charles Lemuel Parker. AN EXCERPT FROM “TALES OF CENTRAL TEXAS” AS TOLD BY WILLIE KEMP: “Living in the Merrelltown Community was a man and family named Uncle Dink Parker. I remember him well as a small child. He had two sons named Jim and Charlie Parker. Uncle Dink was a Confederate Veteran. He and his wife are buried in the Merrelltown Graveyard, so is Charlie and wife – who was a sister to Alpha Collier – named Ida Collier. As I remember Uncle Dink, he was a large, tall, white-haired man with a flowing white beard which was always kept pretty clean. He stood straight as an arrow. Jim Parker was the oldest son. He lived about Merrelltown for some time – later moving to Austin where he served on the police force for a long time. Charlie married and lived at Merrelltown ’til late in life when he moved away. That was after he ad become of an age and in such health that he needed someone to look after him. Charlie raised a number of boys, one being Willie Parker; another is Bud Parker, both of whom live in Round Rock. One of Willie’s boys is Martin Parker, Postmaster at Round Rock. One of Bud’s boys is Marvin Parker, a Letter Carrier working out of Northwest Postal Sub-Station in Austin, Texas. All of Uncle Dink’s descendants are fine people.”
ParkerRachelElizabethWoodward5-4-184112/6/1917SofG,Row2-8“MOTHER” “She Is Missed At Home”Wife of Daniel “Dink” Wiggins Parker and daughter of Lemuel Summerwell Woodward & Jane Waggoner Woodward. Nickname “Betty” Grandma Betty dipped snuff.The family, except for Grandma Betty, all worked in the fields from daylight to dark picking cotton. When they got home Grandma Betty had done all the chores – milking, slopping the hogs, gathering the eggs, feeding the chickens, etc. – and she always had a nice supper all ready for the to sit down and eat right away.At one time the entire family – there were nine of them – had the flu at the same time except for Grandma. She took care of everyone and nursed them all back to health. Another time, Alta, Clyde, Dude and Doc all had the chicken pox at the same time. They were quarantined and couldn’t get out of the house. Grandma always pieced quilts and Doc and Dude were getting bored so they asked if they could help her sew on the quilt. She gave each of them a scrap of material and a needle and thread. They stayed busy for a long time.Towards the end Grandma Betty lived just across the road from the Merrelltown Cemetery. She would sit in the window and watch the cemetery and hallucinate about seeing carriages, etc. in her last days. After she died Grandpa Dink went to Florence to live with Aunt Nannie and Uncle Jasper Thompson. However, he was not happy there so he came back to Merrelltown and lived out his remaining years with his son Charles Lemuel Parker.
ParkerLomaLorena 9/19/19005/27/1901SofG,Row2-4“Loma – Our Darling”Daughter of Charles Lemuel Parker and Ida Lorena Parker
ParkerGladysIrene 12/1/19087/31/1910SofG,Row2-3“Gladys – Our Darling”Daughter of Charles Lemuel Parker and Ida Lorena Parker. Died from whooping cough
ParkerEmmaE.Collier2-9-18823/4/1905SofG,Row9-8“Trust To Their Pillow Gently, The Dead Angels From Heaven Will Guard Over Their Bed” 
ParkerCoraRoseClark Moore7-24-18845/30/1954NofG,Row2-1 Charles Lemuel Parker’s 2nd wife
ParkerCharlesLemuel 11-25-187612/24/1960NofG,Row2-2 Father of Willie, Bud, Les, Doc, Dude, Alta, Clyde & CJ
ParkerIdaLorenaCollier11-22-187810/15/1930NofG,Row2-3 Charles Lemuel Parker’s 1st wife She died at home in Merrelltown Wednesday October 15, 1930 at 2 pm. Funeral services were held at Merrelltown Cemetery October 16, 1930 at 3 pm. Mother of Willie, Bud, Les, Doc, Dude, Alta, Clyde & CJ
ParkerCharlesJames “CJ” 4/23/192411/10/1995NofG,Row2-4 Son of Charles Lemuel and Ida Lorena Collier Parker
ParkerWilliam “Willie”Ernest 7-17-189811/10/1990NofG,Row1-5 Husband of Dorothy Helen Hester Parker. Son of Charles Lemuel and Ida Lorena Collier Parker. Father of Edith Irene, Helen Lorraine, Martin Ernest, Jack William and Bertha Faye.
ParkerDorothyHelenHester4/3/19032/28/1981NofG,Row1-6 Wife of William “Willie” Ernest Parker. Mother of Edith Irene, Helen Lorraine, Martin Ernest, Jack William and Bertha Faye. Daughter of Claude and Stella King Hester. Granddaughter of Lura Smith King.
ParkerCarlFranklin “DOC” 12/5/19065/20/1998NofG,Row4-2 Husband of MinnieVictoria Sellstrom Parker. Son of Charles Lemuel and Ida Lorena Collier Parker
ParkerMinnieVictoriaSellstrom2/12/19116/4/2000NofG,Row4-3 Wife of “Doc” Parker
ParkerJames    NofG,Row4-4  
ParkerRichardCarl 1/23/193011/18/1987NofG,Row4-6“CMSN US NAVY”; “KOREA”Son of Doc and Minnie Parker
ParkerGeorgeEdward 2/22/19366/30/1988NofG,Row4-8“SP4, U S ARMY”Son of Doc and Minnie Parker
ParkerRussellAllan 12/18/19618/29/2004NofG,Row4-9“CPL US Marine Corp” 
ParkerDanIvy “Dude” 9/24/19102/16/1972NofG,Row3-2 Husband of Nellie Arthur Ward Parker. Son of Charles Lemuel and Ida Lorena Collier Parker
ParkerNellie Arthur Ward1/12/192212/3/1996NofG,Row3-3 Wife of Dan Ivy “Dude” Parker.
ParkerIdaMaurine 8/10/194312/27/1943NofG,Row3-4 Infant Daughter of Dude and Nellie Parker
PearsonEthel  12-1-18937-30-1895SofG,Row10-8 Baby daughter of E.J. and L.E. Pearson
PearsonRobert  3-20-18923-26-1892missing stone inPearson row Infant son of C.M. and S.C. Pearson
PenningtonS.D. 9-18-18194-12-1886SofG,Row6-11“IN MEMORY OF” “A precious one from us has gone; A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home; Which never can be filled”Husband of Mary Jane Pennington
PenningtonMaryJane 7-10-184111-28-1899SofG,Row6-12“IN MEMORY OF OUR MOTHER” “Rest, Mother, Rest in quiet sleep, while friends in sorrow for thee weep”Wife of S. D. Pennington
PowellMaggieJ. 10-20-18861-25-1897SofG,Row5-1 Daughter of G.B. and E.T. Powell
PrestonReuben   1856SofG,Row5-4“In Memory of Our Father” 
RamblerJames    SofG,Row12-1  
RavanelliC.Jr. 2/8/191311/9/1913SofG,Row5-2  
RavanelliAnnie  8-31-18887/21/1914SofG,Row5-3  
ReeceWendell  6/27/192312/13/2000NofG,Back Fence,NE Corner  
ReagerWilliamC. 181910-6-1897   
ReagerAnn Baker4-21-18362-22-1910   
ReagerMary Elizabeth  11-29-18533-15-1856   
ReagerUnknown  UnknownUnknown   
ReagerUnknown  UnknownUnknown   
RiceSarahC. 1-7-18567-30-1875SofG,Row3-3“In Sacred Memory Of”Daughter of Jane Woodward and James Holland Kitchens.
RogersOctavo  7-1-185111-20-1894SofG,Row3-2  
RushLillie Kemp 1899SofG,Row1-15 This headstone is hand carved from limestone rock and has worn away.
SchulzeThelmaLoisParker11/3/193212/27/2005NofG,Row4-5 Daughter of Doc & Minnie Parker
ShanholtzerGeorgeHarrison 1-1-18587/5/1945SofG,Row7-6MASONIC EMBLEMHusband of Ida L. Dillingham Shanholtzer
ShanholtzerIdaL.Dillingham1-30-1861 SofG,Row7-5EASTERN STAR EMBLEM ; “Our Record On Earth Is Recorded In Heaven”Wife of George Harrison Shanholtzer. She was the daughter of Sarah Margaret Woodward and Brice Dillingham
ShoultsAndrewJ. 18421929SofG,Row9-2“FATHER”Husband of Valeria A. Shoults
ShoultsValeriaA.Collier1851 SofG,Row9-1“MOTHER”Wife of Andrew J. Shoults
ShultsB.T. 8-19-18906-6-1891SofG,Row11-2  
SmithDoraAliceKemp6-27-18611/27/1906SofG,Row1-12 she was the daughter of J.B. and Eliza Sophronia Kemp. She married T. P. Smith
SmithJ. or L.B. or P.   SofG, Row1-13 Handmade stone and illegible.
SmithStellaM. 9-4-18795-25-1880 “A precious one from us has gone – A voice we loved is stilled – A place is vacant in our home – Which never can be filled” 
SmithJamesMartin 18611894SofG,Row2-2  
SmithE.W. 9-16-183012-24-1888SofG,Row6-3  
SmithS.Letitia 11-10-18344/21/1922   
SmithWilliam    SofG,Row9-4  
Smith     SofG,Row9-5  
SnowJosephine    SofG,Row8-8  
SnowJohn    SofG,Row8-9  
SnowSudieU. 6-24-18762-21-1882  Daughter of John and Josephine Snow
StampA.T. 7-8-18693/11/1903SofG,Row11-4 Birth year could be 1862 and Death year could be 1952 – illegible
StephensEmmittG. 8-9-18848-13-1884SofG,Row9-11 Infant son of Mr. & Mrs. G.D. Stephens
StephensBeulah    SofG,Row13-4  
StephensJL   SofG,Row13-5  
StramlerArthur  3-6-189410/31/1953NofG,Row8-2“Texas Captain of Inf. Res.” “World War I” 
StramlerEleanorHelenWoodward6-6-18605/10/1924NofG,Row8-3 Wife of H.P. Stramler 8/31/1855
StramlerNanJ. 18681951NofG,Row8-4  
Taylor     NofG,Row18-10 Infant
ThorpCharlesW. 2-18-185112-8-1899SofG,Row6-5 Husband of Zena S. Thorp
ThorpZenaS. 11-26-18518/3/1931SofG,Row6-4 Wife of Charles W. Thorp
ThorpE.V.“Skeet” 1-3-18857/4/1946SofG,Row6-6  
?MJM    SofG,Row6-7 Buried with the Thorps
ThorpE.S. 6-16-18249/3/1915SofG,Row6-8“MOTHER” “AT REST” 
ThorpElla Dillingham3-25-186412/5/1949SofG,Row7-2 Wife of James M. Thorp
ThorpJamesM 11-22-18625/26/1941SofG,Row7-1 James M. Thorp was working in a Saloon and his girlfriend, Ella Dillingham, quit him because he wouldn’t give up this job. He married someone else and in later years, after his wife died and Ella was an old maid, they got married. He died before she did and that is probably why she buried him where she would be buried later instead of burying him by his first wife, which is usually the custom.
TueyClarenceDell 6-30-188811-2-1888SofG,Row7-14“IN MEMORY OF CLARENCE DELL, Son of J.W. and M.E. Tuey”; “Suffer Little Children and Forbid Them Not For Such Is The Kingdom Of Heaven” 
TueyAlbertAustin 7-25-188510-24-1887SofG,Row7-13“IN MEMORY OF ALBERT AUSTIN, Son of J.W. and M.C. Tuey”; “Unexpected, But Not Unprepared, He Sleeps In Jesus” 
TurnerW.H. 18481920SofG,Row11-1 Handmade stone
WaltonLoraineA. 1/25/19152/2/1981SofG,Row17-1  
WardAdelineE. 10-26-18831-6-1885SofG,Row10-11 Baby daughter of Hiram and Phoebe Ward
WardNanceO. 12-23-187012-17-1884SofG,Row10-10 Teenage daughter of Hiram and Phoebe Ward
WardPhoebe  10-14-18437/23/1920SofG,Row10-12“MOTHER”Wife of Hiram Ward
WardHiram  3-16-18304/5/1909SofG,Row10-13“FATHER”Husband of Phoebe Ward
WeberAugust  18381920SofG, Row1-3 Married Caroline Kemp 1846 – 1904. Note: There was a dentist by the name of Weber who lived in Merrelltown about this time. Son: Richard. Also, had a son, Willie, who was a medical doctor.
WeberCaroline  18461904SofG, Row1-4  
WeberRobertE. 6-12-18405/25/1902NofG,Row9-8  
WeedCorley   1957   
WilsonNoraG. 7-6-18766/5/1954SofG,Row12-4  
WomackMartha  10-5-18175-9-1895SofG,Row7-9“ASLEEP IN JESUS” 
WomackJesseW. 11-27-18135-27-1880   
WomackFrancesJ. 1-11-18558-8-1890SofG,Row7-7 Wife of L.S. Womack
WoodwardLemuel Summerwell5-17-181310-10-1891SofG,Row2-7 Lemuel Summerwell Woodward was born in Lincoln County, Tennessee. He was the son of Francis Marion and Jane Brandon Woodward. He was a brother to Josiah Brandon Woodward. His maternal grandparents were Josiah and Rachel Somerville Brandon. He married Jane Waggoner in 1834. He came to Texas in 1855 by way of New Orleans, Louisiana by steamboat and then on to Travis County by Ox Team. Lemuel Summerwell Woodward came to Texas in 1854 and scouted out Merrelltown as a future home site. He returned to Tennessee and in February 1855 he came down the Mississippi River on a flat boat to New Orleans and then on to Texas on an ocean-going ship to Indianola, Calhoun County, Texas with his family – his wife, four daughters and two sons. Two daughters – Sarah Margaret and Lucy Eleanor – were married to two brothers – Brice and John Dillingham. Mary Jane and Rachel Elizabeth “Betty” were single. Mary was the oldest and Betty was the youngest. The two sons were named Francis Logan and the youngest was named Josiah Polk. Josiah Polk was about eight years old then. With them came others including sons-in-law Brice Dillingham and John Dillingham along with others. Josiah Brandon Woodward, his wife and children; the Lane Family (no relation). The Wells were already in Texas – they came overland. With them came “Uncle Jim” Daniels, a freed slave, who walked most of the way with a load of whiskey. He had belonged to a family named Daniels and had been freed by them.They came from Indianola to Merrelltown by wagon train. Lemuel Summerwell Woodward settled in Merrelltown. Merrelltown was established in 1837. Brice and Sarah Dillingham settled near Austin – south of Austin. They later moved to Austin.Jane Waggoner who married Lemuel Summerwell Woodward was the daughter of Jacob Waggoner and her mother was Barbara Boone Waggoner (1790-1869).Lemuel Summerwell Woodward had one brother – Josiah Brandon Woodward – born June 6, 1811 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. The parents of these two boys died when they were small. The father of Jane Brandon – Josiah Brandon – born June 26, 1761 in North Carolina; died in May 1842 in Lincoln County, Tennessee and his wife – Rachel Brown – born March 8, 1765 in North Carolina; died about 1847 in Lincoln County, Tennessee raised the grandsons, along with their own family of sixteen children, orphaned by the death of their parents.


Josiah Brandon (Jane Brandon Woodward’s father) was a Methodist preacher and the son of Captain John Brandon who died at the Battle of Kings Mountain, in the American Revolution

(Some of the above information came from the writing of Mrs. Lillie Woodward Dillingham)

From the files of W.W. Waggoner: She states that the Brandons lived in Burke County, North Carolina. They moved to Tennessee, a part of Lincoln County that later became Moore County. Josiah had a son – Lemuel – who was also a Methodist preacher. They built a log cabin on Cellee Creek on the road between Lynchburg and Winchester, near Elk River. Across the road from the log house (still standing) is Brandon’s Chapel – a Methodist Church still in use. In the genealogical portion of these data several family members are recorded to be buried near Brandon’s Chapel.

WoodwardJane Waggoner2-13-18146-17-1878SofG,Row2-6 She was the daughter of Barbara Boone and Jacob Waggoner.
WoodwardIdaW. 12-1-18869-25-1887SofG,Row2-5“Rest Sweet Timie Til Papa Comes”After Jane Woodward died, Lemuel S. Woodward married a Miss/Mrs. McKelvey, who was a number of years younger than he. Apparently Ida W. Woodward was a child of this marriage and probably died while they were still married. It has been reported that she left him after having two or three children and had all their names changed to McKelvey.
WylieW.W. 10-23-18527/1/1934NofG,Row11-7“DADDY”W.W. Wylie’s headstone is laying flat on the ground immediately in front of Ethel Wylie’s headstone
WylieEthyl  10/1/191010/1/1910NofG,Row11-7“INFANT” 
ZimmermanE.F. 2-21-184610-6-1893SofG,Row14-2