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Bennett-Lenoir Cemetery
Thelma Community, Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 31° 35' 10"N, Lon: 96° 36' 56"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Aug 10, 2003 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 57.

From Highway 84 between Waco and Mexia, turn south on FM 1245. The cemetery is located on the left in a pasture .2 mile before (North) getting to the Thelma community which is at the junction of FM 1633 and FM 1245. The gate to the pasture is on the west side of the road. Currently there is a sign indicating the location of the cemetery. The cemetery is not visible from the road and is .4 mile from the gate.

One marker in the cemetery dedicated to Townsend Bennett (1797-1855) has this notation "North Point - Horn Hill". The Thelma community is located on Horn Hill and the cemetery is located on the highest point of the hill. Part of the cemetery is well kept but the rest is not.

These records represent all the markers found in the cemetery on Aug 06, 2003, plus listings from other records as described below.

Markers located in mid 1970s but not found in 2003 *
Names of unmarked graves given by caretaker **

- Bruce Jordan

Bennett, B. L., b. 24 Nov 1889, d. 19 Dec 1890, Daughter of S. & M. A. Bennett *
Bennett, T., b. 15 Sep 1811, d. 6 Feb 1860
Bennett, Townsend, b. 1797, d. 1855, Wife Mary Runnels Buried at Mt. Antioch Cemetery
Berry, Infant Son, b. 24 Mar 1880, d. 27 Mar 1880, Infant of F. C. & M. J. Berry
Boyd, Hattie Lee, b. 26 Oct 1868, d. 22 Dec 1888, Wife of L. B. Boyd
Boyd, L. B., b. 7 Aug 1860, d. 24 Apr 1909
Boyd, Laura, b. 19 Nov 1867, d. 3 Nov 1898, Wife of L. B. Boyd
Conrad, Infant Son, b. 8 Jun 1888, d. 9 Jun 1888, Son of Dr. J. M. & J. Conrad
Curry, Mary E., b. 4 Jan 1871, d. 18 Sep 1880, Daughter of James & A. E. Curry
Dawley, Chester “Red”, b. 14 Jul 1914, d. 11 Aug 2003, m. 18 May 1946, s/w Mary Eady Dawley
Dawley, Mary Eady, b. 27 Feb 1910, d. 13 Feb 1995, m. 18 May 1946, s/w Chester "Red" Dawley
Eady, Arilus D., b. 9 May 1877, d. 15 Feb 1944, s/w Zuma C. Eady
Eady, D. H., b. 4 Jun 1871, d. 27 May 1944
Eady, Harvey, b. 9 Nov 1896, d. 17 Apr 1947, Texas Pfc 144 Inf 36 Div World War I, s/w Helen Eady
Eady, Helen, b. 24 Jul 1901, d. 14 Jan 1980, s/w Harvey Eady
Eady, Leander, b. 15 May 1836, d. 13 Sep 1927, 1st Lt Co I 33 Ala Inf CSA
Eady, Mary O., b. 30 Jun 1879, d. 2 Dec 1918, Wife of D. H. Eady
Eady, Stanley D., b. 21 Jun 1906, d. 2 Jun 1925
Eady, Susan Meady, b. 24 Aug 1844, d. 25 Oct 1900
Eady, Zuma C., b. 25 Sep 1889, d. 30 Jul 1975, s/w Arilus D. Eady
Hays, J. N., b. 1812, d. 1883, s/w Susie Hays
Hays, Susie, b. 1812, d. 1882, s/w J. N. Hays
Heredon, J. A., b. 1889, d. 1928
Jackson, G. W., b. 25 Sep 1826, d. 2 Jun 1889, Masonic emblem
Jackson, Malinda, b. 17 Jun 1829, d. 6 Feb 1870, Wife of G. W. Jackson, (Names written at bottom of stone: G. W. Jackson and W. K. Jackson)
Langston, ??, b. 1842, d. 1911, “Father”, s/w “Mother” Langston and “Brother” Langston
Langston, ??, b. 1844, d. 1878, “Mother”, s/w “Brother” Langston and “Father” Langston
Langston, ??, b. 1876, d. 1878, “Brother”, s/w “Mother” Langston and “Father” Langston
LeNoir, Annie L., b. 18 Mar 1899, d. 6 Aug 1937
LeNoir, James Y., b. 1849, d. 18 Mar 1908, Aged 59 yrs, s/w Maggie F. LeNoir (Has two markers)
LeNoir, Maggie F., b. 1870, d. 1953, s/w James Y. LeNoir
Mayo, Eliza J., b. 18 Jan 1848, d. 22 Feb 1883, Wife of R. W. Mayo *
Mayo, Martha F., b. 18 Aug 1870, d. 24 Jun 1876, Daughter of R. W. & E. J. Mayo *
Pelton, Claude, b. 18 Feb 1891, d. 6 Aug 1932, WOW emblem
Pelton, L. B., d. 1899, Son of B. B. Pelton
Pelton, Leroy D., b. 12 Aug 1895, d. 12 Feb 1896, Son of W. M. & S. E. Pelton
Pelton, Lexie (Lex) J., b. 5 Jun 1891, d. 1 Oct 1953, m. 3 Aug 1906, “Moma”, s/w William (Nane) N. Pelton
Pelton, Ona J., b. 10 Feb 1892, d. 9 Jan 1966, “Mother”
Pelton, Sarah E., b. 10 Jul 1855, d. 12 Aug 1902
Pelton, William (Nane) N., b. 25 Jul 1884, d. 20 Oct 1955, m. 3 Aug 1906, “Daddy”, s/w Lexie (Lex) J. Pelton
Pelton, William M., b. 17 Jul 1856, d. 10 Jan 1907, WOW emblem
Pollard, Susie Pelton, b. 30 Jan 1910, d. 29 Jan 1936
Runnels, ??, b. 24 Apr 1804, d. 1856 *
Runnels, Mary, b. 8 Jul 1851, d. 10 Jan 1863, Daughter of John & Mary Runnels
Shelton, Katy May, b. 14 Nov 1899, d. ?? Aug 1902, Daughter of W. & M. E. Shelton **
Shelton, Louella, b. 23 Dec 1890, d. ?? Jul 1896, Daughter of W. & M. E. Shelton **
Shiver, Mary M., b. 1840, d. 1909
Starritt, Edith Eugenia, b. 30 Dec 1874, d. 30 Apr 1932, s/w William Benjamin Starritt
Starritt, Ewin William, b. 21 Sep 1894, d. 1 Apr 1941
Starritt, Lee, b. 10 Aug 1898, d. 6 Sep 1900
Starritt, Loisie O., b. 20 Feb 1893, d. 28 Jan 1894, Daughter of W. B. & E. E. Starritt
Starritt, William Benjamin, b. 7 Dec 1866, d. 15 Feb 1960, s/w Edith Eugenia Starritt
Thetford, Clarence, b. 1892, d. 1893, Son of H. G. & L. H. Thetford, s/w Lelia Horton Thetford and H. G. Thetford
Thetford, H. G., b. 1858, d. 1917, s/w Lelia Horton Thetford and Clarence Thetford
Thetford, Infant, b. & d. 31 May 1897, Daughter of B. W. & M. W. Thetford
Thetford, Lelia Horton, b. 1873, d. 1900, Wife of H. G. Thetford, s/w H. G. Thetford and Clarence Thetford
Waters, ??, b. 16 Dec 1898, d. 20 Sep 1900, Daughter of A. R. & T. C. Waters

 

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