McKelvey Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

McKelvey Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

This cemetery is located north of Ratcliff in the Tadmore Community. Go 3 1/2 Miles north on FM227 and go left on CR1135 for about 1 1/2 miles. This cemetery is very overgrown and in need of care.

We surveyed this cemetery at the end of a long day in the rain, so we did complete the photos. We have added a second list at the bottom for those we missed.

Please note that the comments column contains my personal observations and things I thought would be helpful. Also, I recorded every marker, which means, one person may be recorded twice if they had two markers (i.e. a military marker in addition to their family marker). If you have any questions after viewing the list, please e-mail me at Letty Harrington.

This cemetery was transcribed by Letty Harrington on July 4, 2002. This transcription is not connected to the McKelvey Cemetery or the County of Houston. This information is a personal project only. The information herein is given freely for personal use and can not be linked to any commerical sites. *NOTE: This was transcribed using a digital camera. Click on the hyperlinked name to view image of tombstone.

NAME B. DATE D. DATE INSCRIPTION COMMENTS
ARDS, A.C. Feb. 27, 1929 Aug. 10, 1970    
ARDS, A.D. Jan. 24, 1906 Aug. 6, 1991   Double stone with Willie
ARDS, Willie M. Oct. 7, 1908 Oct. 28, 1971   Double stone with A.D.
BARNES, Betty J. Feb. 1, 1936 Nov. 14, 1973    
BARRON, Berta Lee Patton Apr. 22, 1941 Nov. 12, 1990    
BARRON, Theophus 1934      
BEAN, Wilcy Feb.16, 1918 May 18, 1988    
BEAN, Willie Jun. 15, 1894 Dec. 19, 1975 Mother  
BEANS, John N. Oct. 27, 1922 Apr. 7, 1952 TX PCF 869 Eng AVN BN WWII Military Marker
BELL?RAKER, Mrs. Timmie C. Jul. 4, 1884 Aug. 19, 1960? age at death 76  
BROWN, Willie Dec. 25, 1899 Feb. 6, 1970    
BRYANT, Adam Jan. 28, 1863 Feb. 28, 1955    
BRYANT, Alton 1907 1961    
BRYANT, Evie Mirt Apr. 29, 1909 Oct. 24, 1996 Age 87 yrs  
BRYANT, Jane Dec. 3, 1872 Dec. 28, 1959    
BRYANT, John O. Mar. 10, 1899 Jan. 1, 1977    
BRYANT, William Apr. 29, 1909 Sept. 8, 1986    
BURNS, Chad A. Aug. 9, 1989 Jul. 20, 1993   Double stone with Lynette
BURNS, Lynette L. Jun. 28, 1962 Jul. 20, 1993   Double stone with Chad
CALHOUN, Booker Apr. 3, 1921 Mar. 10, 1994    
CALHOUN, Dollie Mar. 21, 1871 Sept. 10, 1946    
CALHOUN, Frank May 29, 1867 Sept. 18, 1945    
CALHOUN, George Jan. 1, 1892 May 30, 1985 s/o Frank & Dollie  
CALHOUN, Mille     Age 82  
CALHOUN, Velma Wallace Dec. 15, 1916 Apr. 24, 1998    
CATHER?, Robert C. 15-Aug-25 Jun. 7, 1990 Age 67 yrs  
CEAGES, Henretta        
CHAPMAN, Morgic? 1889 1889    
COLLINS, India Aug. 16, 1855 Dec. 3, 1941?    
DANIEL, Calvin Jan. 18, 1898 Jan. 18, 1959   Old Stone
DANIEL, Calvin Jan. 18, 1898 Jan. 18, 1959   Double stone with Lorena
DANIEL, Lorena Oct. 23, 1903 June. 15, 1983   Double stone with Calvin
DANIEL, Mary Ann Dec. 3, 1910 Dec. 24, 1929    
DANIEL, Tomie (Tommy) Apr. 29, 1869 Apr. 26, 1949    
DANIEL, Tommy L.        
DANIELS, Dink Oct. 28, 1908 Sept. 30, 1932    
DANIELS, Elbert L. May 15, 1923 Dec. 12, 1994 SS Sgt US ARMY WWII Military Marker
DANIELS, Mary E. Feb. 25, 1870 Apr. 27, 1946    
DANIELS, Robert 1894 1953 TX PVT 24 ENGR SVC CO WWI Military Marker
DANIELS, Unk   Jul. 27, 1909?    
DANIELS, Willie Feb. 16, 1904 Jan. 1, 1960    
DAVIS, Fannie Dec. 25, 1889 Feb. 1, 1985    
EDWARDS, Willie Mae Simpson Apr. 27, 1901      
FRANKLIN, Nathan   Feb. 5, 1961    
FREEMAN, Hettie   Dec. 28, 1913 w/o M.F. Freeman - Age 43 yrs  
GARRETT, Fronia Jun. 10, 1904 Dec. 12, 1965    
GLENN, Harlee 1937 2001    
GLENN, Henry Mar. 1881 Nov. 27, 1968    
GLENN, Virginia Apr. 24, 1936 Oct. 4, 1984    
GREEN, Ethel Shephard Jun. 15, 1905 Apr. 28, 1969    
HAMILTON, Billy C. Jul. 27, 1961 Feb. 8, 1987    
HARRIS, Tyre Jul. 6, 1865 Mar. 8, 1960    
HENDERSON, Augusta Dec. 12, 1889 Sept. 18, 1985   with photo
HENDERSON, George B. Jan. 12, 1907 May 27, 1968 TX PFC Coast Arty AA WWII Military Marker
HENDERSON, Mildred Mar. 21, 1917 Oct. 27, 1966    
HICKMAN, Miller Jun. 1, 1888 Oct. 25, 1984    
HOWARD, Bessie Nov. 15, 1914 Oct. 23, 1966    
JACKSON, Eddie L. 1932 1986    
JACKSON, Irene Sept. 3, 1895 Jun. 13, 1973    
JACKSON, John Andrews May 22, 1916 Dec. 24, 1957 TX STM2USNR WWII Military Marker
JOHNSON, Andy Oct. 1, 1894 Oct. 24, 1968   Double stone with Stella
JOHNSON, Bernard Sept. 12, 1954 Jun. 12, 1984    
JOHNSON, Charley   1906 5 mos. Triple stone with Ludy & Jack
JOHNSON, Evelyn 1927 2000    
JOHNSON, Jack   Mar. 15, 1937   Triple stone with Charley & Ludy
JOHNSON, Ludy   1903   Triple stone with Charley & Jack
JOHNSON, Stella Dec. 14, 1894 Biv, 25, 1973   Double stone with Andy
JOHNSON, Thomas M. Sept. 15, 1928 Feb. 12, 1974 TX CPL US ARMY Korea Military Marker
JONES, Elsie M. Apr. 20, 1927 Nov. 2, 1967 New Stone  
JONES, Roxanna 1889 1963    
LAMB, Adline Feb. 5, 1921   back children listed Double stone with Edward
LAMB, Alvin 1964? 1964?    
LAMB, Edward May 5, 1915 Sept. 19, 1984 Married Mar. 25, 1944 Double stone with Adline
LAMB, Eula 1897 1983   Triple stone with Mildred & Jessie
LAMB, Izettia Nov. 30, 1898 Jan. 29, 1976   Double stone with Stephen
LAMB, Jessie 1894 1974   Triple stone with Mildred & Eula
LAMB, Johnnie 1900 1972    
LAMB, Mildred Henderson 1917 1966   Triple stone with Eula & Jessie
LAMB, Stephen Mar. 6, 1887 Mar. 23, 1968   Double stone with Izettia
LAMBS, Sallie May 10, 1862 Oct. 16, 1946    
LIGON, Fannie Mae Feb. 7, 1930 Jan. 21, 1983    
LIGON, Megill E. May 29, 1969 May 30, 1969    
LUNIA, James Oct. 3, 1922 Dec. 21, 1974   Double stone with melvenie
LUNIA, Melvenie Aug. 17, 1896 Oct. 6, 1987   Double stone with James
LUSK, Della Jul. 6, 1887 Apr. 19, 1985    
MARTENIZ, Addie Ross Feb. 22, 1919     Double stone with Charlie
MARTENIZ, Charlie Mar. 1, 1916 Feb. 4, 1984   Double stone with Addie
MARTENIZ, Mandia 1861 1937    
MARTINEZ, McArthur Jan. 30, 1946 Feb. 2, 1975 SP4 US Army Vietnam Military Marker
MATTOX, Coy   Apr. 7, 1967 age 66 Old Stone
MATTOX, Coy Apr. 17, 1901 Apr. 7, 1967   Double stone with Mae
MATTOX, Mae Ola Oct. 29, 1911     Double stone with Coy
MCCELVEY, Clint Jun. 15, 1905 Jun. 28, 1969    
MCKELVEY, Ernestine Mar. 7, 1933 Jan. 1, 1999    
MCKELVEY, Luenetta Jan. 16, 1914 Dec. 8, 1975    
MOORE, Mollie A. 1865 1925    
MOTHER 1857 1940    
NEALY, Enda Apr. 7, 1907 Jun. 23, 1969    
NELEMS, Mary 1878 1969   Prob. Nelms
NELMS, Albert   Oct. 8, 1936 TX PVT 331 Military Marker
NELMS, Deacy Dec. 25, 1886 Nov. 11, 1927    
OLDHAM, Fannie Sept. 23, 1885 Oct. 23, 1975    
PARKS, Ben, Jr. Jun. 4, 1933     Double stone with Idell
PARKS, Idell Daniel Oct. 15, 1932 Jul. 29, 1991   Double stone with Ben
PATTON, Bennie L. Jun. 3, 1935 Apr. 29, 1972    
PATTON, Cebell Jun. 20, 1909 Jan. 28, 1973   Double stone with L.R.
PATTON, Cora Berryman Oct. 22, 1935 Jan. 13, 1999   Double stone with Maurice
PATTON, Josephine Jul. 1, 1945     Double stone with Lee Roy
PATTON, L.R? Nov. 16, 1907     Double stone with Cebell
PATTON, Lee Roy Sr. Feb. 29, 1944 Nov. 12, 1995   Double stone with Josephine
PATTON, Mamie Apr. 10, 1890 Apr. 9, 1931    
PATTON, Maurice Mar. 10, 1933   Children: Carl, Dorothy, Delois, Marco Double stone with Cora
PYBURN, Addie H. Jan. 2, 1910 Jan. 20, 1961   with photo
RHODES, George   Feb. 20, 1937 PVT 165 Brig TX Military Marker
ROGERS, Mary Lee Shepard Mar. 1932 Jun. 1966    
ROSS, Ben 1838 Mar. 1935    
ROSS, Mary 1882 1936    
ROSS, Ruth Sheppard Oct. 19, 1925 Nov. 27, 1996 Gone Fishing  
ROSS, Willie L. Dec. 20, 1945 Feb. 23, 1974    
ROSS, Woody Apr. 31, 1894 Jul. 11, 1918 d. in France - Pvt Co A 313 BN  
SANDERS, Mary Ann 1860 1909 SDA B. Sanders (on bottom of stone) (husband Albert d. 12-24-1912)
SCOTT, Frances April Apr. 22, 192?    
SCOTT, John A. Jun. 5, 1950 Jan. 26, 1977?    
SCOTT, Lucille Oct. 19, 1911 Dec. 9, 1989 (Thelma Lucille Bryant) Double stone with Plancy
SCOTT, Mitchell Apr. 22, 1932 Dec. 2, 1934    
SCOTT, Plancy H. May 28, 1898 Oct. 25, 1990   Double stone with Lucille
SCOTT, Rev. Willie E. 1903 1953    
SHEPARD, Otis M. Nov. 14, 1951 Apr. 3, 1994    
SHEPHERD, Don Wayne Apr. 15, 1962 Nov. 24, 1989    
SHEPPARD, Almeda Oct. 22, 1910 Apr. 14, 1940    
SHEPPARD, George D. Nov. 25, 1923 Aug. 7, 1944    
SHEPPARD, George???? Apr. 9, 19?? Sept. 29, 199?    
SHEPPARD, John H. 1917 1964   Double stone with Zona
SHEPPARD, Lula Jul. 1888 Jan. 5, 1925    
SHEPPARD, Zona M. 1919 1960   Double stone with John
SHERMAN, Holmes     Baby  
SIMMONS, J.D., Sr. Sept. 12, 1941 Jan. 13, 1998    
SIMMONS, Mamie Skinner Jun. 12, 1922 Jun. 2, 1986    
SIMPSON, Bob Apr. 1864 Apr. 18, 1947    
SIMPSON, Ida Ethel Jan. 25, 1897 Jan. 5, 1901    
SIMPSON, Mary Othear Cross Apr. 6, 1932 January 5, 1969    
SIMPSON, Millie Jul. 12, 1874 Jun. 6, 1963    
SIMPSON, Oscar 1878 1957    
SIMPSON, Peter Mar. 16, 1882 Jul. 30, 1953    
SIMPSON, Rena 1867 1957    
SIMPSON, Rev. B.G. Nov. 1, 1869 May 1, 1949    
SMITH, Johnnie 1930 1984 PVT US Army Military Marker
SMITH, Marstella Mar. 31, 1934 Jan. 9, 1988 Sister nee Scott
SMITH, Parthanie     age 34  
STEWARD, Marvin O. 1923 1974 TEC4 US Army Military Marker
STEWART, Adline 1860 1949    
STEWART, John 1894     Double stone with Rosa
STEWART, Lee May 8, 1896 Jul. 21, 1963 COPL CO L 2 DEV BN WWI Military Marker
STEWART, Rosa 1919 1964   Double stone with John
TARVER, Sallie Ester Bean Aug. 21, 1921 Apr. 15, 1995    
TAYLOR, Camilia apr. 12, 1900 Dec. 23, 1955    
TAYLOR, Henerretta Wiley 1899 1971    
THOMAS, Florence Dec. 22, 1872 Nov. 13, 1935    
THOMAS, Genetta     age 50  
THOMAS, George W. 1903 1986 PVT US ARMY WWII Military Marker
TURNER, Mattie B. Sept. 20, 1901 1994   or born 1897-whichever is right?
TURNER, Rosetta 1880 1938    
TURNER, Teemus Feb. 11, 1893 Apr. 9, 1979 PVT US Army WWI Military Marker
UNKNOWN       poss. a Calhoun
UNKNOWN        
VAUGHN, Angeline Aug. 2, 1855 Mar. 6, 1918    
VAUGHN, Elax Dec. 25, 1825 Feb. 2, 1910    
WALKER, Joseph Sept. 22, 1910 Jun. 3, 1982    
WALKER, Mable Jan. 4, 1955 Jan. 4, 1955    
WALKER, Viginia R. Sept. 1, 1958 Jun. 17, 1972    
WALLACE, Elbert     age 79?  
WALLACE, Eva Jane Mar. 13, 1887 Aug. 16, 1980    
WALLACE, Laura   May 31, 1953    
WALLACE, Louvenia May 7, 1921 Feb. 25, 197?    
WALLACE, Older 1896 1961   (alt. Recs. Show 4-15-1877 as bd)
WALLACE, Peter May 12, 1872 Feb. 12, 1964    
WALLACE, Peter, Jr. Nov. 14, 1913 May 8, 1974    
WARFIELD, Baby Dec. 24, 1974 Dec. 24, 1974    
WASHINGON, Amillie Dec. 25, 1886 Jun. 3, 1967   Double stone with Ike
WASHINGTON, Addie Bell Mar. 12, 1899 May 3, 1994 back children listed  
WASHINGTON, B.A. 1889? 1959?    
WASHINGTON, Hattie Jul. 24, 1898 Dec. 16, 1949    
WASHINGTON, Ike Mar. 23, 1881 Feb. 20, 1962   Double stone with Amillie
WASHINGTON, Isaiah Sept. 13, 1928 Mar. 15, 1996 Just gone fishing  
WASHINGTON, Lizzie        
WASHINGTON, R.B. 1904 1987    
WASHINGTON, Willie (Dutch) Feb. 14, 1903 Jul. 17, 1984 back children listed  
WASHINGTON, Willie Crip 1932 1993?    
WHIPPER, Martine S. Jan. 8, 1941 Jan. 8, 1985    
WHITE, Eveline Apr. 8, 1924 Feb. 3, 1978    
WHITE, Joe Edward "Shine" Mar. 23, 1942 May 2, 1989    
WILEY, A.W. 1875 1950    
WILEY, Catherine Nov. 21, 1907 Jul. 1, 1977    
WILEY, Etta Daniels Feb. 17, 1897 Jun. 14, 1988    
WILEY, Infant Daughter May 1, 1911 May 3, 1911 of A & Aggnie  
WILLIAMS, Mary 1895 1963    
         
NO PHOTOS        
         
ARDS, Bezel 1908 1989    
ARDS, Faynetta Feb. 2, 1939 Mar. 5, 1979    
ARLEDGE, Delcenia Mar. 18, 1918 Mar. 18, 1919    
ARLEDGE, Willis   Sept. 23, 1919    
BARNES, Bammer Dec. 25, 1888 May 11, 1985    
BARRON, Albert Lee 1941 1990    
BEAN, Charles 1934 1994    
BEAN, Cleon   Nov. 2, 1972    
BEAN, Freddie B. Jun. 17, 1927 Jul. 11, 1940    
BEAN, Jimmy 1893 1932    
BEAN, T.L. Sept. 12, 1919 '1940    
BERRYMAN, Holistine Apr. 12, 1934 Nov. 22, 1962    
BURTON, Charles May 1, 1830 May 1, 1887    
CALHOUN, Addie Nov. 6, 1886 Jul. 16, 1910    
CALHOUN, B.C.   Nov. 18, 1955    
CALHOUN, Laura   Feb. 25, 1963    
CHATMAN, Sample 1881 1991    
DANIELS, Charlie Jul. 12, 1883 Nov. 11, 1957    
DANIELS, Della Oct. 7, 1885 Feb. 4, 1973    
DANIELS, Lorene Oct. 23, 1903 Jun. 15, 1983    
DANIELS, Modie Nov. 17, 1906 Oct. 1968    
DANIELS, Pauline Mar.14, 1938      
DANIELS, Rachel        
DANIELS, Rosa Jean 1930 1931    
DANIELS, Tommy Lewis Mar. 21, 1902 Oct. 9, 1938    
DANIELS, Tommy, Jr. 1931 1932    
DICKSON, Estella Sept. 14, 1896 Oct. 28, 1968    
FOREMAN, Arbella 1900 1967    
FRANKLIN, Caroline 1849 1926    
FRANKLIN, Dave        
FRANKLIN, Isabella 1850 1916    
FRANKLIN, Jimmy        
FRANKLIN, Molly        
FRANKLIN, Ned 1848 1910    
FREEMAN, Isaiah 1939 1985    
FREEMAN, Mack 1862 1940    
FREEMAN, Nancy        
GRANT, Harvey        
GRANt, Peggy        
GRIFFIN, John 1921 1994    
HAMILTON, Jessie B. Sheffield 1937 1997    
HARRIS, Mary   Aug. 15, 1930    
HENDERSON, Abbie   Aug. 23, 1942    
HENDERSON, Frank        
HENDERSON, George Mar. 27, 1885 Sept. 2, 1931    
HICKMAN, Cisco        
HOLLAND, Grady        
HOPKIN, Carnell        
HOWARD, Darrie 1899 1973    
HUGE, Matthew 1913 1946    
JACKSON, Lena        
JACKSON, Lenard        
JAMES, Mary        
JARGO, Emma   1939    
JARGO, Lee        
JARGO, Martha Oct. 27, 1862 Jan. 4, 1940    
JARGO, Sam May 31, 1893 Jan. 22, 1970    
JOHNSON, Amy 1857 1949    
JOHNSON, Ethel   Sept. 8, 1956    
JOHNSON, Lester Thomas Dec. 8, 1959 Aug. 5, 1977    
KING, Mary Lena 1919 1990    
LAMB, Edward May 5, 1915 Sept. 19, 1984    
LAMB, R.L. 1923 1991    
LEE, Margie Faye Ross 1950 1992    
LIGON, Henry 1914 1994    
LIGON, Melvina 1892 1985    
LIGON, Walter 1880 1961    
LOVE, Nancy     died in slavery  
MCKELVEY, Ada        
MCKELVEY, Billy 1955 1991    
MCKELVEY, Burt        
MOORE, Alcey   Sept. 18, 1917    
MOORE, Elbert 1920 1993    
MOORE, James Jun. 26, 1912 Jul. 26, 1963    
MOORE, Jim     h/o Alcey  
MOORE, Joanna   Apr. 29, 1974 w/o John  
MOORE, John        
MOORE, Nelson Feb. 14, 1885 Apr. 20, 1925    
MOORE, Russ   Feb. 13, 1930    
MOTEN, LaShanda 1997 1997    
MURPHY, Eddie Apr. 1, 1945 Feb. 13, 1983    
NELMS, George Dec. 17, 1909 1978    
NELMS, Jesse Mar. 8, 1898 Jun. 11, 1930    
NELMS, Tobe Dec. 2, 1875 Apr. 5, 1948    
PATTON, Bob 1878 1956    
PATTON, John 1899 1982    
RICHARD, Willie Mar. 23, 1910      
RIGGONS, Wanda 1959 1992    
ROACH, Ruth 1908 1996    
ROSS, Jake L. Sept. 12, 1921 May 26, 1985    
ROSS, Jim Apr. 1, 1888 Feb. 15, 1973    
ROSS, Naomi Sheppard 1921 1987    
ROSS, Zillie 1885 1954    
SHEFFIELD, Carrie Lee 1919 1956    
SHEFFIELD, Elbirta 1911 1986    
SHEFFIELD, Embria 1938 1996    
SHEFFIELD, Wade 1867 1931    
SHEPPARD, Jimmy 1939 1995    
SHEPPARD, Lipscomb Oct. 25, 1912 Jul. 16, 1964    
SHEPPARD, Lona Maye Dec. 23, 1921 1960    
SHEPPARD, Mart May 6, 1878 Apr. 7, 1946    
SHEPPARD, Roosevelt Jan. 30, 1919 Sept. 3, 1982    
SIMMONS, Carl Edward 1971 1994    
SIMMONS, James 1943 1995    
SIMMONS, Nacosha Jun. 1, 1984 Jun. 1, 1984    
SIMPSON, Amanda Oct. 22, 1910 Apr. 14, 1940    
SIMPSON, Dan 1884 1969    
SIMPSON, Felix 1893 1993    
SIMPSON, Francis        
SIMPSON, Infant        
SIMPSON, James Elbert 1936 1995    
SIMPSON, Jerry 1942 1992    
SIMPSON, Leatha 1964 1989    
SIMPSON, Millie Jul. 12, 1874 Jun. 6, 1963    
SIMPSON, Rosie Mae        
SKINNER, Eva   Aug. 16, 1980    
SKINNER, Hester Apr. 2, 1900 Mar. 26, 1980    
SKINNER, Mathanal        
STEWARD, Alice        
STEWARD, Justine 1917      
THACKER, Carrie 1929 1946    
THOMAS, Alberta G. 1905 1997    
THOMAS, Will Jul. 25, 1878 Apr. 13, 1938    
TIDWELL, Elnora 1906 1991    
TURNER, Rosetta 1880 1938    
WALKER, Bertha Feb. 17, 1891 Jun. 3, 1973    
WALKER, Joe Aug. 21, 1914 Jun. 2, 1982    
WALKER, Joseph 1910 1982    
WALKER, Katherine 1914 May 27, 1976    
WALLACE, Garfield 1898 1966    
WALLACE, Gencie 1899 1916    
WALLACE, Sister 1903 1906    
WALLACE, Sonny Boy 1901 1902    
WALLACE, Tom 1868 1937    
WALLACE, Vance 1905 1946    
WASHINGTON, Beatrice        
WASHINGTON, Estell 1907 1919    
WASHINGTON, Master 1916 1932    
WHITE, John 1942 1994    
WHITE, LaShanda 1997 1997 (same as Moten)  
WILEY, Albert        
WILEY, Albertine        
WILEY, Goldie 1909 1984    
WILEY, Willie Harry 1928 1994    
WILLIAMS, Gertrude 1905 1993    
WILLIAMS, John 1887 1955    

Last Updated on 2/15/2004
By Letty Harrington
Email: lettyein@hotmail.com