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Graham-Mason Cemetery
Irene, Hill County, Texas

Lat: 31 58' 00"N, Lon: 96 51' 17"W

Contributed by Judy Graham, Jul 22, 2003 [judygaylegraham@hotmail.com]. Total records = 24.

1.4 miles SE of Irene, Texas on FM 1946, right 0.2 mi. on CR 3449, cemetery is down the second gravel road. To obtain a key to the gate, contact Margaret Buie in Hillsboro, Texas.

The cemetery has been restored with iron pipe fencing, broken tombstones have been repaired, a Texas Historical Marker and a Texas Historic Cemetery Medallion placed on the site.

After all this work was completed the Graham-Mason Cemetery Association was formed. The Association was deeded the property from the landowner in 2002. It is not currently accepting new burials.

I cannot be sure if I recorded all who are buried here. According to some family history, slaves and former slaves were buried in and around the site and there is at least one grave marked only with rocks.

These records come from the tombstones themselves, except for those listed with an asterisk *, which came from the 1949 writings of a descendant named Margaret Elizabeth Turner Ware. For the records from the tombstones themselves, I recorded this information in 1999.

- Judy Graham

Graham, Halbert C., b. 16 May, 1875, d. 4 Aug 1888
Graham, Infant, b. 9 Jun 1891, d. 21 Jun 1891, dau. of J. A. and J. L. Graham
Graham, Lura E., b. 17 Nov 1878, d. 17 Nov 1891, dau. of W. J. and M. J. Graham
Graham, Maggie E., d. 23 Dec 1903 aged 14 yrs and 4 days, dau. of J. A. and J. L. Graham
Graham, Maggie J., b. 24 Feb 1867, d. 3 Sep 1875, dau. of R. M. and S. E. Graham
Graham, Martha J., b 1839, d 1920, wife of W. J. Graham
Graham, Mary E., b. 22 Mar 1837, d. 31 Aug 1868, wife of W. J. Graham
Graham, Mary H., d. 29 Sep 1866, age 6 yrs, dau. of R. M. and S. E. Graham
Graham, Sarah, b. 16 Feb 1805, d 18 Feb 1892, wife of W. A. Graham
Graham, Sophia E., b. 14 Aug 1832, d. 16 Dec 1879, wife of R. M. Graham
Graham, W. J., b 18 Sep 1833, d. 1 Sep 1895
Graham, William A., d. 29 Aug 1881, aged 73 yrs, 5 mo, 18 days
Jetton, James H., b 1839, d 1899
Jetton, Sarah Jane, b 1836, d 1920, wife of J. H. Jetton
Mason, A., b. 3 May 1842, d. 10 Feb 1906
Mason, Hallie A., b 1875, d 1957
Mason, Margaret Elizabeth, b. 13 Sep 1845, d. 12 Feb 1922, wife of A. Mason
Mason, Mary H., b. 6 Nov 1872, d. 1 Jan 1873, dau. of A. and M. E. Mason
Mason, William Robert, b 1871, d 1948
Melton, Bobbie, male bro. of Jennie Margaret Melton Turner *
Melton, Infant, child of Jerry and Mary Ann Graham Melton *
Melton, Mary Ann Graham, wife of Jerry Melton *
Stell, George, b. 17 Nov 1916, d. 17 Nov 1916, son of T. C. and H. E. Stell
Turner, Jennie Margaret Melton, b. 21 Mar 1864, d. 21 May 1887, wife of Francis Lee Turner

 

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