Van Zandt County Cemeteries

Allen


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ALLEN CEMETERY

by Bobby Eugene and Ruth Nell Massey

Two towering headstones stand in the center of the Allen Cemetery marking the graves of William J. Allen, who came to Van Zandt County, Texas, from Alabama in 1850, and his wife Elizabeth Jane Allen. Some thirty other headstones are scattered over a quiet peaceful hill surrounded by giant old oak trees. Numerous unmarked graves are evident in this old historical cemetery. Family lore has it that several Negro slaves and an Indian or two are buried there also.

The oldest headstone is of Hiram White, born March 18, 1811, and died October 5, 1867. His wife, Martha D. White, born April 7, 1820, and died February 6, 1875, is buried next to him.

An immigrant from Stockholm, Sweden, Charles E. Goss, found his final resting place in the Allen Cemetery. His third wife, Martha Ann Allen Goss, is also buried in the Allen Cemetery. Joseph Mislivets and wife Mary Jane Allen Mislivets are also buried there. Joseph’s sister, Mary Peknitz who came to America from Czechoslovakia with Joseph Mislivets and other members of the Mislivets family are buried in the Allen Cemetery. At least one Confederate Veteran, James Allen, (and possibly more) and a Veteran of World War I, Samuel R. Massey, are buried in this old Cemetery. Other families buried in this old historical cemetery are Fuller, Massey, Neal, Page, Nolley, and Cady. All are in some related to William J. Allen.

The Allen Cemetery was first known as the White Cemetery since the first burial was of a White. The name was later changed to the Allen Cemetery when the Allen family acquired title to the land. The first official deed for the cemetery was in 1909 when William J. Allen deeded one and one-fifth acres (the burial plot) to John R. Allen, Edd Nolley and Erwin Page, Trustees of the Cemetery. In 1957 a fence was built around the Cemetery from donations from families interested in the Cemetery. The last burial in this Cemetery was in 1959. The Cemetery is located South of Wills Point, Texas approximately one mile off VZ County Road 3407.





Surname First Name Birth Death

 Misc. Information
ALLEN ANDREW J. 1886 1886  
ALLEN ARTIMICIA 20 SEPT 1883 16 NOV 1885 D/O J.A. & L.; ROW 1
ALLEN ELIZABETH JANE 1839 1904  
ALLEN INFANT 1904 1904  
ALLEN JAMES 1888 NONE  
ALLEN  JOHN W. 13 JUNE 1881 03 OCT 1882 ROW 1
ALLEN  LUCINDA 22 NOV 1860 22 FEB 1886 W/O J.A.; ROW 1
ALLEN MARTHA O. 1866 1867  
ALLEN MARY 1802 1870  
ALLEN WILLIAM J. 1874 1910  
ALLEN Wm. J. 1829 1917  
BRISCOE  NELLIE MAY 12 JULY 1888 02 AUG 1889 ROW 6
CADY DOLLIE BELLE 1902 1904  
ENAS  HESTER ANN 24 APRIL 1830 05 APRIL 1873 ROW 2
ENAS WILEY A. 10 FEB 1827 17 MAY 1870 ROW 2
FULLER VILLOR 1865 1897  
GOSS CHARLIE 1811 1887  
GOSS MARTHA A. 1837 1903  
MASSEY INFANT 1906 1906  
MASSEY MELVINA 1869 1955  
MASSEY RICHARD ROSS 1866 1922  
MASSEY SAMUEL R. 1888 1959  
MISLIVETS ANNIE 1825 1911  
MISLIVETS JOSEPH 1860 1935  
MISLIVETS MAGGIE M. 1888 1889  
MISLIVETS MARY JANE 1868 1929  
MISLIVETS WILLIAM ELGERN 1903 1904  
NEAL, SR. ISAAC SESSIONS 1877 1956  
NEAL-ALLEN NANCY 1873 1935  
NOLLEY EDWARD M. 1903 1921  
NOLLEY GEORGE 1899 1902  
NOLLEY KATIE ALEEN 1871 1904  
OAKES  ALICE THEODOCIA 31 OCT 1867 01 OCT 1871 D/O J.D. & S.A.; ROW 4
OAKES JAMES GLOVER 01 DEC 1858 12 AUG 1872 ROW 4
OAKES MARY ELLA 10 APRIL 1876 08 JULY 1876 D/O J.K. & S.A.; ROW 4
PAGE BEULAH C. 1881 1903  
PAGE MITTIE E. 1903 1903  
PEKNITZ MARY 1849 1882  
WHITE HIRAM 1811 1867  
WHITE MARTHA D. 1820 1875  



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PLEASE NOTE: This cemetery has a lot of unknown/unmarked graves or unreadable tombstones. If your ancestor does not appear on this page, this does not mean they were not buried there, it probably means that the grave is not marked. Also, some of the persons who were in WWII have military records available in the Military Section of this web site. We have linked as many of these military records with the persons name on this page as we found.


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