Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Zion Hill Cemetery - Richards Family of Zion Hill Community Parker County

Beautiful
Guardian of the Gate


Zion Hill Cemetery


Tombstone of Joshua Hooper Richards
and wife, Elizabeth Conway Richards
Looking to the West in Zion Hill Cemetery
RICHARDS 
Father 
J. H.
April 21, 1861 - Feb. 25, 1939 
Mother 
Elizabeth
Mar. 20, 1866 - Dec. 1, 1939 
"The Lord is My Shepherd"

J. H. and Elizabeth Richards
My Paternal Great-grandparents



Tombstones of Earl S. and Ida Martin Richards
and their son, William buried to the left of them
Earl is the son of J. H. and Elizabeth


EARL S. RICHARDS
Aug. 23, 1895 - Apr. 5, 1954

IDA M. RICHARDS
Oct. 6, 1898 - May 15, 1974
"Wife of Earl Richards"

WILLIAM EUGENE RICHARDS
PFC US Army
World War II
Sep. 23, 1922 - Nov. 18, 1981 
(Son of Earl and Ida Richards)

ANNIE LAVERN
Dau of
E. S. and Ida M. RICHARDS
Mar. 25, 1927 - Jan. 15, 1930

MINNIE BELLE RICHARDS
Nov. 16, 1892 - Mar. 28, 1972 
"In Loving Memory"
(Daughter of Joshua H. and Elizabeth Richards.
Belle was never married.)
 
ELMA DEWEY RICHARDS
Aug. 24, 1898 - Feb. 11, 1986 
"A Loving Memory"
(Daughter of Joshua H. and Elizabeth Richards.
Dewey was never married.)
 

See a photograph of my great-grandparents, Joshua Hooper Richards and Elizabeth Conway Richards on my blog, Genealogy Traces, at this post. You can read Earl Sanford Richards' obituary and see a photograph of him here. 
See other photographs from Zion Hill in the previous post.


SOURCES:
Zion Hill Cemetery, Zion Hill Community, Parker County, Texas near Weatherford.


Photographs in Digital Format belonging to Judith Richards Shubert, Fort Worth, Texas. 2010


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zion Hill Cemetery - Plumlee Family of Parker County


 
Zion Hill Cemetery
Zion Hill Community
Parker County, Texas near Weatherford
This possibly could be the original entrance to the cemetery. It looks like a hitching post to the right, but this could be conjecture on my part. I have not found any information on the cemetery other than what is written on the Texas Historical Commission sign.


Zion Hill Church School and Cemetery
"Zion Hill was named by early settler Samuel Wolfenberg who deeded 4 acres for a school / church and cemetery in 1877. Zion Hill School, established in 1868, operated until 1927 when it merged with the Peaster School system. The school building also housed early church services. Zion Hill Church was organized in 1871. The first recorded burial is that of Wolfenberg's granddaughter, Margaret Lionberger, in 1879. The cemetery covers 6 acres and contains more than 700 burials including at least 8 Civil War veterans and many veterans of World War I and World War II."
PLUMLEE
A Freemason
Born Sept. 2, 1830 - Died in 1888

The first Plumlee headstone I came upon in Zion Hill was this one which has been preserved. The broken pieces found and placed on a base of concrete stone in order to protect what remains of this once lovely memorial to a beloved family member. There were several markers for Plumlee family members in the same area of the cemetery. They were placed near the entrance on the south side and along the east and north side. Near this broken stone the next three grave markers were found and then the following headstones and markers. I have posted all of the photos of Plumlee markers that I saw for those who are researching the Plumlee / Sapp line in Parker County.

Infant Children of J.W. Plumlee
Two by M. F. Plumlee and one by L. A. Plumlee

 Sister
CELLA MAY PLUMLEE
Dec. 19, 1892 - Apr. 6, 1935

ELISHA JACK PLUMLEE
1860 - 1925

 
FLOYD DENTON PLUMLEE
July 19, 1891 - Aug. 13, 1907

 HARRY H.
son of
J. D. & ? Plumlee


JOHN D. PLUMLEE
Dec. 4, 1869 - Feb. 4, 1941
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
 
Mother
LUCINDA
Wife of
I. D. PLUMLEE
Born May 2, 1828 - Died Mar. 5, 1896
"Gone But Not Forgotten"
 
PLUMLEE
Howard L. - Born 1938 -
Annie Ruth - Born 1939 - Died 2003

HURSHEL PLUMLEE
1892 - 1912
JOHN R. PLUMLEE
PLUMLEE
John W. - Born Aug. 24, 1856 - Died Feb. 20, 1941
Father
Fannie - Born Aug. 8, 1867 - Died Dec. 10, 1941
Mother
"Asleep in Jesus"
Mother
MABEL A. BLOSS
PLUMLEE
July 27, 1876 - Jan. 1, 1954
"None Knew Her But to Love Her" 
Wife of John D. Plumlee
SUSAN E. PLUMLEE


PLUMLEE
PLUMLEE
Father - WILLIS FRANK
July 24, 1902 - Jan. 23, 1992
Mother - ETHEL STEVENS
Mar. 4, 1905 - Jul. 21, 2005
"Married Dec. 23, 1923  

A Peaceful Place to Rest
View looking West  

  View looking East
 Zion Hill Cemetery - 1879
Entrance Gate on South Side
View looking West  
 
Zion Hill Community Church
South of the Cemetery

Zion Hill is also the burial place of several of my Richards ancestors, including my great-grandparents, Joshua Hooper Richards and Elizabeth "Sallie" Conway Richards. They are not far from some of the Plumlee family graves, reinforcing my belief that there is a tie to them through the Sapp family line. Joshua Hooper Richards is the grandson of Charles Harrison Richards and Mary "Polly" Sapp Richards of Shelby County, Texas and originally from Alabama.

SOURCE:
Zion Hill Cemetery, Zion Hill Community, Parker Co., Texas.

Photographs in Digital Format. Property of Judith Richards Shubert, Fort Worth, Texas.  


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