Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

Refuge Cemetery, Houston County, Texas

This cemetery is located in far north Houston County, on Hwy 227 east of Grapeland. Additional information that is in (brackets)was provided by a living descendant. "my grandfather, Henry Clay Ingram moved here in 1903 from Georgia and bought 179 acres surrounding the Refuge cemetery then 1 acre large donated by Jim [James M]Brown in 1889, he enlarged the cemetery and built a tabernacle there and preached there, he was a Primitive Baptist Preacher and later on Walter Ingram [who had a sawmill just below the cemetery] donated some more land for the cemetery."

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 Refuge 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
ALDERMAN, Mary Mattison Dec. 14, 1851 1898    
ALLEN, Andrew Feb. 13, 1872 Feb. 13, 1939    
ALLEN, Donie Huffine Jul. 6, 1911 Jun. 2, 1996 back  
ALLEN, E.T. (1832) (1906) Co. C Morgans BN CSA Military Marker (Ethan Thomas)
ALLEN, Edell Apr. 4, 1910 Sept. 29, 1912 son of Mr. & Mrs. Tom Allen  
ALLEN, Edward Aug. 6, 1898 Mar. 26, 1980 married Oct. 12, 1923 Double stone with Eva
ALLEN, Eva Lee Dec. 28, 1910 Feb. 9, 2000   Double stone with Edward
ALLEN, Gene Olan II (Bubba) May 28, 1964 Nov. 29, 1986    
ALLEN, James T. Apr. 26, 1929 Apr. 7, 2002 Daddy's hands…Always Gentle  
ALLEN, Jessie Ann Mar. 11, 1878 Dec. 29, 1964    
ALLEN, John L. 1938 2000    
ALLEN, Johnnie T. Nov. 23, 1896 Jul. 17, 1973 father  
ALLEN, Lillie Mae Ingram Mar. 27, 1910 Jul. 19, 1995 (d/o Edgar Ingram & Minnie Neel (Davis Cem.)) Double stone with Ralph
ALLEN, Marvin Oct. 10, 1908 Oct. 19, 1912    
ALLEN, Mary Isabell        
ALLEN, Myra Ada Dec. 15, 1875 Aug. 30, 1966   Double stone with William
ALLEN, Ora 1933 1999    
ALLEN, Ralph Hufard Dec. 19, 1906 Apr. 22, 1993   Double stone with Lillie
ALLEN, Rebecca Oct. 8, 1946 Dec. 12, 1992 back  
ALLEN, Sybil Apr. 9, 1890 Nov. 9, 1978    
ALLEN, Tom Jan. 21, 1883 Aug. 7, 1966    
ALLEN, William E. Aug. 15, 1869 Apr. 25, 1935   Double stone with Myra
BELL, Haymon R. Jan. 6, 1934 Jul. 11, 1987   Double stone with Jo Ann
BELL, Jo Ann Allen Nov. 3, 1943 Aug. 1, 1987 married Aug. 20, 1960 Double stone with Haymon R.
BLACKWEDER, S.E. Nov. 18, 1853 Sept. 15, 1939    
BOSWELL, Ancel, Jr. Jul. 27, 1922     Double stone with Ara
BOSWELL, Ara Belle Aug. 4, 1918 Jul. 9, 2001   Double stone with Ancel
BROWN, Amanda (Ross) Hogue 1822   married 1854 Triple stone with Reuben & Sarah
BROWN, Bell Oct. 21, 1888 Jun. 3, 1890 dau of J.M. & S.J. Brown  
BROWN, Belle T. Oct. 2, 1898 Nov. 30, 1985    
BROWN, Benjamin F. Jul. 19, 1882 Apr. 21, 1885 son of D.F. & Emily Brown  
BROWN, Benjamin R. Aug. 12, 1855 Apr. 24, 1931    
BROWN, Carlton L. 1917 1962    
BROWN, Charles Franklin Jul. 26, 1929 May 3, 1994   Double stone with Veila
BROWN, Daniel F. Sept. 14, 1857 Apr. 22, 1929   Double stone with Emily
BROWN, Ed Dec. 3, 1884 Jan. 9, 1957   Double stone with Jewel
BROWN, Emily J. Mar. 19, 1857 Jun. 15, 1926   Double stone with Daniel
BROWN, Ethel P. 1894 1922    
BROWN, Infant Son Nov. 29, 1892 Nov. 29, 1892 of J & L.L. Brown  
BROWN, Izziebela O. ?? Feb. 20, 1838 Nov. 11, 1873 wife of John Brown  
BROWN, Jewel Oct. 24, 1888 Jan. 30, 1966   Double stone with Ed
BROWN, Jim M. Jan. 15, 1858 May 15, 1981   Double stone with Sudie
BROWN, John Feb. 22, 1837 Oct. 24, 1924    
BROWN, John Feb. 22, 1837 Oct. 24, 1924 Pvt Co K. 22 Texas Inf CSA Military Marker
BROWN, Laura B. 1894 1972    
BROWN, Lillian May 7, 1921 May 7, 1921 dau of Luther & Bell Brown  
BROWN, Linda A.     mother  
BROWN, Lura Mae 1926 1935 Our Daughter  
BROWN, Luther 1889 1929    
BROWN, Mary I. May 9, 1849 Dec. 21, 1924 wife of John Brown  
BROWN, Mary Isabelle Nov. 3, 1874 Apr. 6, 1948    
BROWN, Mina Apr. 24, 1898 Sept. 16, 1994   Double stone with Otis
BROWN, Olan Jan. 16, 1892 Nov. 4, 1920    
BROWN, Otis Dec. 9, 1893 Nov. 20, 1964 Texas Pvt 29 Co 165 Depot Brigade WWI Double stone with Mina-Military Marker
BROWN, Pamela Adell Feb. 10, 1951 Sept. 1, 1997 (dau of Veila Allen & Charles Brown)  
BROWN, Reuben 1805 1859 b. Georgia d. Texas Triple stone with Amanda & Sarah
BROWN, Sarah Sallie (Parker) Feb. 1, 1807 1852 b. Dixon Co, TN-married Apr. 13, 1839 - Dau of Elder Daniel Parker Triple stone with Reuben & Amanda
BROWN, Sudie Nov. 2, 1865 Nov. 5, 1948 (Susan J. Allen d/o Ethan Thomas Allen) Double stone with Jim
BROWN, Susan C. Dec. 17, 1883 Nov. 19, 1884 dau of D.F. & Emily Brown  
BROWN, Thomas Lee 1893 1942    
BROWN, Veila Adell Allen Aug. 3, 1932 Oct. 17, 1997 (dau of Lillie M. Ingram & Hufford Allen) Double stone with Charles
CHRISTOPHER, Robert Ashely Feb. 12, 1975 Aug. 20, 1996    
CLARK, Madie Ingram May 9, 1913 Jan. 16, 1999 (dau of Walter Ingram & Sally B. Neel) Obit Double stone with O.B.
CLARK, O.B. (Dick) Dec. 10, 1914 Apr. 28, 1983   Double stone with Madie
COOK, Zelma 1915 1951    
CUTLER, Alma Lee Sept. 16, 1899 Jan. 6, 1984 Footstone - Pretty Mama  
CUTLER, Chester O. Jun. 25, 1922 Jun. 22, 1945 TX PFC 10 ARMD INF BN $ ARMD Div WWII Military Marker
DAVIS, Elizabeth Mae Dec. 20, 1914 Mar. 13, 1998   Double stone with Welborn
DAVIS, Maola Nov. 23, 1914 Jul. 18, 1980    
DAVIS, Mary Mada Merchison Feb. 24, 1894 Apr. 22, 1983   Double stone with Olan
DAVIS, Olan Welborn Jan. 15, 1886 Mar. 13, 1965 married Jan. 1, 1914 Double stone with Mary
DAVIS, Welborn Faris Aug. 4, 1916 Feb. 13, 1983   Double stone with Elizabeth
DUNNAM, Ottis A. Mar. 4, 1897 Jun. 30, 1897 son of A.B. & M.A. Dunnam  
FAGUS, John H. May 1, 1948 Mar. 5, 1894    
FARIS, Rev. J.R. Jul. 14, 1833 Feb. 17, 1898    
FERGUSON, D.P. Apr. 6, 1858 Feb. 15, 1929    
FERGUSON, Infant Son Oct. 24, 1903 Nov. 4, 1903 of D.P. Ferguson & Wife  
FERGUSON, Mary Ann Sept. 13, 1861 Oct. 21, 1931 wife of D.P. Ferguson  
FITCHETT, Emma 1857 1938 mother  
FITCHETT, I.W. 1849 1925 father  
FITCHETT, Martha W. Jan. 15, 1815 Sept. 11, 1892 Born in Tenn  
FRAZIER, Carnie Lou Murchison Feb. 12, 1891 May 1, 1978    
GAIL, Carl Ann Feb. 13, 1951 Apr. 21, 1978    
GAIL, Tonya Alice   October 1971    
GILMORE, Margaret 1831   wife of William Gilmore  
GILMORE, William     Co C. 18 Texas Inf CSA Military Marker
HAYES, Randall L. Oct. 30, 1961 Mar. 24, 1991 "Randy"  
HOLLINGSWORTH, Eva Murchison Dec. 22, 1901 Mar. 8, 1994   Double stone with Jot
HOLLINGSWORTH, Jot Davis Jan. 4, 1903 Jul. 18, 1993 married Dec. 23, 1927 Double stone with Eva
INGRAM, Bettie Aug. 25, 1854 Apr. 24, 1937 (Elizabeth wife of H.C. Ingram; dau of John Green & Julia Dillard)  
INGRAM, Charles Henry Apr. 23, 1894 May 27, 1974   Double stone with Jessie
INGRAM, Henry C. Nov. 22, 1858 Feb. 27, 1942 (son of William H. Ingram of GA)  
INGRAM, Jessie Dec. 2, 1893 Sept. 25, 1966 (dau of John E. Sharp & Alice V. Allen Parker) Double stone with Charles
INGRAM, Joan Catherine Apr. 26, 1966 Apr. 28, 1966   Double stone with John
INGRAM, John Christopher Apr. 26, 1966 Apr. 28, 1966   Double stone with Joan
INGRAM, Leroy Nov. 27, 1911   (son of Walter Ingram & Sally Neel) Double stone with Linnie
INGRAM, Linnie Aug. 24, 1912 Feb. 13, 1997   Double stone with Leroy
INGRAM, Ruth Avalon Oct. 26, 1925     Double stone with Thomas
INGRAM, Sallie Bell Feb. 4, 1893 Apr. 11, 1982   Double stone with Walter
INGRAM, Thomas E. Jun. 1, 1917 Jun. 30, 1989 Back (son of Walter Ingram & Sally Neel) Double stone with Ruth
INGRAM, Walter Feb. 25, 1892 Mar. 26, 1981 (son of Henry Clay Ingram & Elizabeth Green) Double stone with Sallie
ISAAKS, Nancy Gilmore 1848   b. Miss - dau of Wm. Gilmore  
IVEY, Gladys M. Feb. 20, 1914 Jun. 28, 1977   Double stone with Roy
IVEY, Glynel Jun. 18, 1941 Dec. 17, 1973    
IVEY, Janice D. Jun. 16, 1950 Jun. 21, 1950    
IVEY, Richard Alan Aug. 6, 1955 Aug. 6, 1983    
IVEY, Roy Dec. 9, 1906     Double stone with Gladys
JOHNSTON, Marie Turner Aug. 11, 1927   Daughter Joni  
LANGHAM, Infant Son   1907 of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Langham  
LANGHAM, Joe 1869 1956   Double stone with Lizzie
LANGHAM, Lizzie 1875 1967   Double stone with Joe
LANGHAM, William F. May 7, 1919 Apr. 17, 1921 son of J.M. & M.L. Langham  
MARSHALL, Archie Apr. 2, 1905 Jan. 14, 1988 married Aug. 14, 1927 Double stone with Blanche
MARSHALL, Blanche Sept. 14, 1910 Dec. 10, 1996 Back Double stone with Archie
MARSHALL, Michael Wayne Feb. 8, 1952 Nov. 11, 1973    
MCALLISTER, Ida Faye Thetford May 24, 1907 Jan. 26, 1979   Double stone with John
MCALLISTER, John Richard Dec. 19, 1904 Nov. 13, 1972   Double stone with Ida
MCARTHUR, Virigina Dell Thetford Feb. 26, 1931   (dau of Era Owens & Luther Thetford) Doubles tone with William
MCARTHUR, William Hiram, Jr. Oct. 20, 1921 Dec. 30, 1979   Double stone with Virginia
MITCHELL, Muccie Brown 1900 1977    
MURCHISON, George Spencer Feb. 23, 1911     Double stone with Mary
MURCHISON, Herman C. Feb. 26, 1899 Nov. 26, 1987   Double stone with Maurene
MURCHISON, Infant Dau Jan. 2, 1904 Jan. 2, 1904 of W.F. & Sallie Murchison  
MURCHISON, John Franklin Dec. 17, 1896 Nov. 6, 1897 son of W.F. & Sallis Murchison  
MURCHISON, Mary Nov. 11, 1814 Sept. 5, 1903 wife of Wm. Murchison  
MURCHISON, Mary Rosalie Cox May 27, 1915 Mar. 19, 1995   Double stone with George
MURCHISON, Maurene E. Aug. 21, 1910 Mar. 14, 1990   Double stone with Herman
MURCHISON, Mayo Filmore Jul. 17, 1906 Jan. 11, 1939 Husband  
MURCHISON, Sallie Spencer Faris 1858 1922   Double stone with William
MURCHISON, William Alton Sept. 27, 1888 Sept. 16, 1911 son of W.F. & Sallis Murchison  
MURCHISON, William Filmore 1850 1935   Double stone with Sallie
MURCHISON, Wm. Apr. 7, 1805 Feb. 18, 1866    
MURRAY, Jerrie Brown Sept. 14, 1937     Double stone with V.E.
MURRAY, V.E. (Bubba) Aug. 25, 1929 Jun. 15, 1994   Double stone with Jerrie
MYERS, Mary E. Sept. 11, 1851 Aug. 8, 1914 wife of W.J. Myers  
NUERENBERG, Bill (Dad) Sept. 30, 1901 Mar. 5, 1974   Double stone with Maudine
NUERENBERG, Maudine (Sprucy) Mar. 22, 1915     Double stone with Bill
OPPLIGER, Lisa Owens Ju. 20, 1958 Sept. 15, 1980    
OWENS, Arthur Ray Apr. 3, 1922 Aug. 21, 1975   Double stone with Helen
OWENS, Arthur Ray 1922 1975 SGT US Army WWII Military Marker
OWENS, C.W. (Jack) Mar. 7, 1892 Jul. 1, 1971   Double stone with Leola
OWENS, Callie 1856 1939   Double stone with Robert
OWENS, Claude Jan. 27, 1885 Nov. 26, 1973   Double stone with Jennie
OWENS, Garland Sept. 28, 1915 Apr. 4, 1943 son of Mr. & Mrs. W.C. Owens  
OWENS, Gary Lynn Jun. 23, 1963 Jun. 23, 1963 infant son of Mr. & Mrs. Jack Owens  
OWENS, Golden H. Jul. 23, 1910 Nov. 16, 1960   Double stone with Mary
OWENS, Harley Lynn Ju. 2, 1948 Ju. 2, 1948    
OWENS, Helen Anna Jun. 2, 1925     Double stone with Anna
OWENS, Jennie May 14, 1878 Mar. 18, 1963   Double stone with Claude
OWENS, Leola Oct. 10, 1896 May 1, 1991   Double stone with CW
OWENS, Mary E. Aug. 15, 1913 Oct. 8, 1998 Obit Double stone with Golden
OWENS, Robert 1854 1935   Double stone with Callie
PETTEY, Oliver Newton Oct. 2, 1923 Dec. 15, 1988   Double stone with Wynell
PETTEY, Wynell Marshall Aug. 18, 1928     Double stone with Oliver
POLLOCK, Teresa Yvonne Marshall Sept. 18, 1935 Mar. 5, 1978    
REEVES, Judy Wright Oct. 31, 1947      
RICHARDS, L.M. Nov. 28, 1877 Oct. 28, 1897    
RICHARDS, M.C.C. Aug. 3, 1849 Feb. 4, 1881    
RICHARDS, Mrs. E.J. Oct. 3, 1849 Feb. 5, 1932    
RICHARDS, Tom Sept. 10, 1872 Feb. 7, 1897    
ROBINSON, Cynthia 1874 1963    
RODRIGUEZ, Ashley Nicole Jun. 6, 1984 Jul. 29, 1984    
RUBY, Jerry W. Oct. 28, 1947      
RUBY, Mary R. Nov. 5, 1949 Feb. 1, 1993 back  
SCHIELDS, Alfred H. May 3, 1922 May 28, 2000 married Mar. 21, 1952 Double stone with Jackie
SCHIELDS, Jackie Feb. 9, 1922   back Double stone with Alfred
SCOGGIN, Lorena Apr. 8, 1899 Nov. 14, 1973   Double stone with Willis
SCOGGIN, Willis H. Sept. 30, 1896 Apr.19, 1974   Double stone with Lorena
SHAVER, Henry H. 1892 1953   Double stone with Luna
SHAVER, Luna Mae 1891 1943   Double stone with Henry
SMITH, Hanabel Dec. 31, 1936   back Double stone with Herman
SMITH, Herman W. Nov. 26, 1931 Feb. 13, 1989 married Feb. 11, 1956 Double stone with Hanabel
SMITH, Howard L. Nov. 26, 1931   wed July 22, 1954 Double stone with Nelda
SMITH, Nelda Ingram Aug. 31, 1934   Children: Les -- Kurt Double stone with Howard
STRONG        
TEMPLETON, Bessie Marie Jul. 14, 1927 Oct. 8, 1985    
TENANT, Clifton Ray Apr. 24, 1926 Aug. 7, 1990    
TENANT, Elmer Sept. 19, 1904 Apr. 23, 1939    
TENANT, George III 1938 1999 Obituary Funeral Home Marker
THETFORD, Charles Newton Sept. 4, 1860 Jun. 28, 1934   Double stone with Mary
THETFORD, Era Owens Mar. 23, 1913     Double stone with Luther
THETFORD, Lillian Marian Jun. 6, 1909 Apr. 6, 1986    
THETFORD, Luther Howell Apr. 18, 1904 Apr. 7, 1971   Double stone with Era
THETFORD, Mary Dell Apr. 16, 1870 Feb. 20, 1942 Double stone with Charles
THETFORD, Mary Gene Oct. 31, 1932 Jan. 17, 1933   (dau of Era Owens & Luther Thetford)
TURNER, Billy L. (Bill) Feb. 13, 1930   married Sept. 2, 1950 Double stone with Irene
TURNER, Irene Seaton Jul. 5, 1925 May 30, 1993   Double stone with Billy
TURNER, Lewis Aug. 17, 1894 Dec. 16, 1989 married Mar. 17, 1921 Double stone with Libbie
TURNER, Libbie Jean Sept. 3, 1892 Jul. 1, 1979   Double stone with Lewis
WALLING, Delvia Aug. 4, 1910 Oct. 3, 1944   Double stone with Grady
WALLING, Grady May 28, 1906     Double stone with Delvia
WALLING, Roy Nov. 16, 1913 Apr. 24, 1943    
WATSON, James Elwood Jul. 1, 1930 Apr. 25, 1992 US Air Force Korea Military Marker
WOODARD, Lucy T. Nov. 29, 1867 Nov. 3, 1955    
WRIGHT, Elbert 1913 1974 A2C US Air Force Military Marker
WRIGHT, Homer Franklin Feb. 26, 1888 Nov. 16, 1961 Pa-Paw Double stone with Julia
WRIGHT, Julia Caroline Owens Dec. 21, 1893 Jul. 1, 1985 Ma-Maw Double stone with Homer
WRIGHT, Marvin Apr. 23, 1922 Jul. 6, 1993 COX US Navy WWII Military Marker
WRIGHT, Wick Oct. 7, 1920 Aug. 6, 1985 A devoted daddy  
YATES, Billy Ray Oct. 10, 1922 Sept. 19, 1985    
YATES, Billy Ray Oct. 10, 1922 Sept. 19, 1985 US Army WWII Military Marker
YATES, Bob Dec. 18, 1874 Sept. 25, 1958   Double stone with Linnie
YATES, Linnie Mar. 25, 1887 Mar. 20, 1975   Double stone with Bob
YATES, Trudy Dale Apr. 8, 1947 Jun. 27, 1947   (dau of Mary Helen Perry & Billy Ray Yates

Last Updated on 7/20/2002
By Letty Harrington
Email: lettyein@hotmail.com