Van Zandt County Cemeteries

Big Rock Cemetery


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BIG ROCK CEMETERY

 

 

Big Rock Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas is located on VZ CR 2901, approximately 1 1/2 miles east of Tx FM 316. The cemetery is on private property, behind locked gates, 1 mile into the woods. The cemetery has no signs or markers on roads indicating its location, and cannot be seen from any road. On VZ CR 2901, the GPS for the locked gate is N32.22.2171 W-95.56.3433. The GPS for the cemetery is N32.21.5912 W-95.56.1093. The closest town is Mabank, Kaufman County, (even though cemetery is in VAN ZANDT COUNTY) Texas, about 9 miles due west. (Information supplied by Jeff & Cheryl)

To get there from Canton, take Hwy 19 South for 13.50 miles, then right on Hwy 1861, go 5.6 miles, turn right on VZCR 2901 & go 4 miles. The gate is locked and you will need to contqct J.B. & Connie Williams for access to the cemetery.


The oldest grave this writer found is that of Eliza Wynn with a birth year of 1815 and death year of 1817. Although rarely used the newest grave had a death year of 1988. Many thanks to Lavona Blackwell for allowing us to use her Book 4 of Van Zandt County Texas Cemeteries, and was considered complete in 1990.



Surname
First Name Birth Death

Misc. Information 
ABRAMS CLARA 13 SEPT 1890 07 AUG 1986 EAST ROW 7
ABRAMS GEORGE 08 APRIL 1907 NONE EAST ROW 7
ABRAMS JAMES A. 23 DEC 1890 26 JULY 1969 EAST ROW 7
ABRAMS  OLIVER NONE NONE EAST ROW 7
ABRAMS TOMMIE 13 JULY 1918 24 JAN 1967 TX PFC HQ CO 2 BN 364 INF; WWII; EAST ROW 7
ABRAMS WILLIAM 01 JAN 1910 23 JAN 1998 EAST ROW 7
ANDERSON  SARA 1861 AUG 1886 W/O ??; WEST ROW 3
ANDREWS HENRY NOV 1848 18 APRIL 1893 WEST ROW 2
ARMSTRONG DOTSY UNMARKED UNMARKED  
ARMSTRONG ELIGAH G. 21 NOV 1924 24 JULY 1960 TX TEC5 52 STEVE CO TC; WWII; EAST ROW 3
BOONE  TERRY LAVON 11 OCT 1964 18 AUG 1995 EAST ROW 7
BOWMAN ANDERSON 24 DEC 1897 12 OCT 1970 TX PVT USA; WWI; WEST ROW 7
BOWMAN ANDREW LEE 23 NOV 1887 08 OCT 1970 WEST ROW 7
BOWMAN ARCHIE 1808 1887 H/O VINE; AGE 79 YRS; WEST ROW 2
BOWMAN BERNIE 1942 1972  
BOWMAN  DeWITT NONE AUG 1973 AGED 63 YRS; WEST ROW 6
BOWMAN EULA MAE 1926 1988  
BOWMAN HENRY 01 AUG 1906 17 NOV 1966 WEST ROW 1
BOWMAN MOSES G. 30 MARCH 1903 02 JUNE 1984 WEST ROW 1
BOWMAN  MRS. CLELAND 15 OCT 1910 NONE EAST ROW 7
BOWMAN  RUBY LEE 17 JULY 1929 09 JAN 1990 WEST ROW 7
BOWMAN SAMUEL 15 MAY 1930 25 DEC 1968 WEST ROW 1
BOWMAN SARAH LEE 1861 1886  
BOWMAN  WILLIE 14 SEPT 1922 05 JAN 1976 WEST ROW 1
BROOKIN WILLIE MURL 06 NOV 1926 05 SEPT 1989 WEST ROW 5
BROOKINS ALVA 04 JUNE 1912 21 MAY 1981 AGED 68 YRS; EAST ROW 7
BROOKINS ANNIE 15 NOV 1902 08 NOV 1956 EAST ROW 2
BROOKINS, SR BILL 24 MARCH 1902 05 MARCH 1981 EAST ROW 7
BROOKINS ELMIRE 09 AUG 1896 03 MAY 1973 WEST ROW 1
BROOKINS  FELECIA 12 DEC 1976 16 FEB 1977 EAST ROW 1
BROOKINS-McCURRIN MYRTLE 24 MARCH 1912 25 DEC 1989 EAST ROW 1
BROOKINS ONIE 15 SEPT 1907 25 MARCH 1976 82 USN; WWII; WEST ROW 1
BROWN-BOWMAN EULA MAE 08 MAY 1926 25 FEB 1988 WEST ROW 1
CARTER J. C. 27 NOV 1922 18 JUNE 1982 CPL USA; WWII; EAST ROW 5
CARTER LUCILE 1933 1986  
CLEMENS ANNIE 06 DEC 1884 26 MAY 1975 W/O JOHN; EAST ROW 1
COLLINS  MARVIN C. 10 MARCH 1910 05 FEB 1981 WEST ROW 5
COPELAND DAVID C. 25 JUNE 1887 18 MAY 1956 TX PVT 12 CO 165 DEPOT BRIG; WWI; EAST ROW 2
CUIN ARON 1918 1936  
DAVIS  HATTIE D. 06 JUNE 1902 15 DEC 1920 EAST ROW 6
DIXON ADDISON "BIG BABE" 08 MARCH 1899 20 JAN 1985 EAST ROW6
DIXON  CURTIS 28 SEPT ???? 1996 AGED 92 YRS; EAST ROW 7
DIXON EARNEST 18 JAN 1894 16 JULY 1961 TX PVT CO C 815 PIONEER INF; WWI; EAST ROW 6
DIXON HATTIE UNMARKED UNMARKED  
DIXON  HERMAN 29 DEC 1895 09 JAN 1996 PVT USA; WWI; EAST ROW 6
DIXON JANIE 10 JAN 1882 06 APRIL 1972 EASAT ROW 6
DIXON LITTLE CLEM 06 JUNE 1900 27 JULY 1901 S/O A. & J.; EAST ROW 5
DIXON OPAL NONE NONE  
DIXON VIOLA M. 26 JUNE 1903 04 OCT 1985 EAST ROW 6
FULFORD EVANS 29 MARCH 1889 09 JUNE 1962 PVT 6 CO 165 DEPOT BRIG; WWI; EAST ROW 5
HALMAN NANCIE NONE 1885  
HENDERSON RITTIE LOU 08 MAY 1920 09 NOV 1978 WEST ROW 1
HOLLAN  NANCIE NONE 15 NOV 1885 AGED 60 YRS; WEST ROW 5
HOLMES  MRS. DOUGLAS 19 MAY 1892 15 MAY 19?? WEST ROW 5
HOLMES  R. H. 17 JUNE 1846 FEB ???? W/O MILO; WEST ROW 3
HYMES ORANGE 1824 24 MARCH 1884 AGE 60 YRS; WEST ROW 2
JOHNSON  AARON 1881 1901 WEST ROW 5
JOHNSON  ELVIARA NONE AUG 1883 W/O P.; WEST ROW 3
JOHNSON TOBE ANNER 1855 1883  
JONSON AARON 1881 1901  
McCURRIN ARTIE 28 NOV 1881 18 APRIL 1963 D/O RUBIN & COLLENE TARGENTON; EAST ROW 1
McCURRIN  ARON 16 UNE 1919 08 OCT 1938 EAST ROW 1
McCURRIN  L. Z. 13 AUG 1916 04 OCT 1991 EAST ROW 1
MITCHEL-SMITH ANNIE 06 FEB 1878 16 NOV 1940 WEST ROW 5
MITCHELL WILLIE JAMES 03 OCT 1901 24 JUNE 1999 WEST ROW 5
MUMPHREY  OPEL J. 1945 1972 EAST ROW 6
POLK ALLEN 1838 04 OCT 1903 EAST ROW 5
POLK LETTIE 06 OCT 1878 02 NOV 1922 AGED 44 YRS; EAST ROW 3
POLK LUCY 16 APRIL 1877 05 MAY 1962 WEST ROW 2
POLK SARAH 07 SEPT 1835 11 MAY 1907 W/O ALLEN; EAST ROW 5
POLK WILLIE F. 08 SEPT 1898 16 APRIL 1949 TX PVT 24 INF; WWI; EAST ROW 5
PORE INFANT 18 NOV 1876 28 NOV 1876 S/O R. & L.; EAST ROW 6
SANDERS HENRY 1896 1960  
SHEPPARD  AGGIE 1901 1935 WEST ROW 5
SMITH ALBERT 10 JULY 1888 10 JAN 1982 CPL USA; WWI; WEST ROW 6
SMITH EDIE ANN 1867 1932 EAST ROW 6
SMITH F. PETER, M. D. 1879 1937  
SMITH GROVER COLUMBUS 03 OCT 1898 19 SEPT 1978 WEST ROW 6
SMITH IMA LEE 29 SEPT 1909 05 JAN 1953 EAST ROW 3
SMITH  J. S. 01 NOV 1854 15 FEB 1910 H/O M.I.; WEST ROW 5
SMITH LITTLE WILLIS 09 SEPT 1877 01 AUG 1878 S/O J.S. & M.S.; WEST ROW 4
SMITH-WYNNE  MELVINA MARCH 1859 11 JAN 1924 W/O JOSEPH S; WEST ROW 5
SMITH M. L. 1854 1910  
SMITH  PETER F. 1879 1937 M.D.; WEST ROW 5
SMITH SAM 1867 1941 EAST ROW 6
SMITH  THOMAS 20 MARCH 1881 13 SEPT 1900 WEST ROW 4
SMITH TOMMIE 20 MARCH 1879 15 SEPT 1900 S/O WILLIS & MARY; WEST ROW 4
SMITH TOMMY C. 01 AUG 1927 09 MARCH 1983 PVT USA; WWII; EAST ROW 3
SMITH WILLIS 08 JAN 1847 12 JULY 1905 H/O MARY; WEST ROW 4
TARGENTION CARLINE 18 JUNE 1848 31 MARCH 1930 EAST ROW 2
TARGENTION REUBEN 20 MARCH 1859 10 FEB 1918 AGED 58 YRS; EAST ROW 2
TURNER OSCAR 10 OCT 1900 07 SEPT 1973 EAST ROW 1
WARREN EMMALINE 01 APRIL 1856 21 NOV 1937 AGED 81 YRS; EAST ROW 3
WEBB FREEMAN LEE 1936 1980  
WILLIAMS  CLACY 08 APRIL 1900 12 AUG 1900 D/O J.W. & ELER; AGED 4 MOS; EAST ROW 4
WILLIAMSON IRENE 12 JULY 1847 29 MARCH 1898 W/O H.L.; EAST ROW 3
WYNN ELIZA 1815 08 OCT 1917 AGE 102 YRS; EAST ROW 2
WYNN HENRY 1820 05 JAN 1900 BORN IN TENN; EAST ROW 2
YOUNG HARRIET 1863 1898 W/O J.W.; EAST ROW 7
YOUNG  ROSIE 13 JUNE 1890 15 SEPT 1951 WEST ROW 7


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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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Page last updated June 15, 2009