Cemeteries are listed as I create them, not in Alphabet order.
Whitney Memorial Park
SH 22 West, Whitney
This Marker says:
The construction of Whitney Dam caused the
creation of this cemetery in 1950 for the
reinterment of 1260 graves from six historic
cemeteries in Hill anf Bosque counties. Before
Lake Whitney inundated several pioneer cemeteries,
all of the gravesites and monuments were moved
here and placed on nearly 24 acres purchased for
the Brazos Valley graves. The Captain Wilson
Cemetery was originally located about six miles "
southwest of Whitney and named for Civil War
veteran and politician J.M. Wilson. The
earliest documented burial was from 1857. The
Walling Bend Cemetery, dating from 1863, was
named for Jesse Walling, who served in the Texas
legislature. The Schuler place cemeteries were
located on the Bosque County side of Lake Whitney
and contained 14 graves, many of the Bayse Family.
The cemetery that served the Towash community was
that of A.J. and J.J. Dyer in 1864. Their
desendents include a member of the Texas
Legislature, the first chief justice of Hill
County and owners of a flour and grist mill. The
Degraffenried graveyard, located about three
miles west of Whitney, was the largest of the six
cemeteries moved with 685 graves.
The following links for the Degraffenried Cemetery,
Kennard Family Cemetery and some of the Wallingbend
Cemetery pages; surnames and dates were
done by Cathy Shelley, she looks after the Texas Hill
List at TXHILL-L@rootsweb.com
In February of 2000, Cathy went on her own to the
Cemeteries and went head stone to head stone, day after
day to document the data found on these pages.
Debbie is the creator of the pages here for Hill County
Texas so Cathy could have this info online for people
doing genealogy in Hill Texas.
Thank you Cathy for your wonderful
work you have given to these pages and to help
people find their Past ! :)
THREE CEMETERIES WERE MOVED TO WHITNEY CEMETERY.
* Wallingbend which was in Bosque Co.,
* Degraffenried and
* Towash were in Hill Co. before the lake was put in.
So they made up Whitney Cemetery for all these bodies to be moved there.