Chadwell Cemetery




Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003

This abandoned cemetery, also known as Wheelock, is located south of Gainesville on private property.   In 1978, when last surveyed, there was only one stone left standing.   The others were broken and piled in a heap.   It was unfenced and in the middle of a meadow with many sunken gravesites.

I have not visited this site but have identified a few of the persons recorded on the survey.   Of these, John Chadwell, was one of the first settlers in Cooke County.   Because at least one neighbor, J.B. Reagan, is also buried there, I will mention that other neighbors were the Barton, Barnes, Hedrick, Bailey, Davis, and McKee families as well as H?J. Coursey, who apparently lost three members of his family in 1880.

REAGAN, J.B.   20 Aug 1837 - 24 Nov 1900

note: last stone left standing. J.B. Reagan was born in
Tenn. His wife was listed as M. H; their children were
Mary, son, W. R. and Lula. They were Family #155, 1880 census.

MINOR, Eliza    3 June 1865 - 24 Jan 1892
wife of W. T.
note: I believe this was the daughter of John Chadwell
who had an unmarried Eliza, correct age, on the 1880 census.

CHADWELL, John   18 Nov 1822 - 20 Oct 1880

note: In "The First 100 Years in Cooke County", Smith's book, he writes: 'Jim Chadwell was the first white child born in Cooke County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Chadwell, who lived one and one-half miles southwest of Woodbine. The birth occurred in 1851.' They were Family # 151 on the 1880 census.

CHADWELL, Lucy   4 Aug 1869 - 15 Jan 1875
dau. of J. and M.

CHADWELL, William   18 Mar 1855 - 14 July 1901

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