Rock Springs Cemetery


The Rock Springs Cemetery is about 5 miles west of Goldthwaite, TX on County Road 574 (Hanna Valley Rd) then turn on to county road 523, travel on CR 523 for about a 1/4th mile. The cemetery will be on your right

Surveyed with Love

Official Un-Official Listing


This Listing was Dedicated to the Memory of "PJ" Paul Milton Richardson, Jr. and placed on the Mills County TXGenWeb Project Cemetery pages only, Copyrighted by Both Frances Richardson and Sharon Ivy in 1998 and automatically renewed each year.

You are welcome to use this information and any of my photos in conjunction with your family research (but please give credit to the page you found the information on).
You are welcome to Link this page to "Free" Genealogy sites,
However, do not take, reuse, republish in book form or on the internet without permission.

I believe this listing on line to be complete in that all the stones are surveyed and noted and complete in the fact that no one can be certain who are in the numerous unmarked and sandstone marked graves. I have added information obtained from Death Certificates, Newspaper articles and descendants list names of those without stones to Frances' original survey: In fact, the Late Bobby Davis actually printed some information from this page and placed with his "Official Survey" in the Clerks office in Mills County, TX. I believe that no one can be 100% accurate when dealing with history but we try to be and will note when there is conflicting information. Please double check information from this page as well as any other source of information. This page tries to stay current and is ever changing and will include names and dates not listed in the Mills County Historical Commissions, "Mills County Cemeteries"(Book 2) because of the ablilty to add new names.



Frances Richardson surveyed and compiled this listing of the Rock Springs Cemetery in Mills County, TX in 1998.(Regular updates by webmaster)



Additional Information and Photographs were added by Sharon Ivy
Names are in alphabetical order to some extent including names extracted from "obits" and are not necessarily next to each other in the cemetery. Check notes for sources other than markers (Please read Disclaimer at bottom of Page)




This listing is Dedicated to the Memory of "PJ" Paul Milton Richardson, Jr.

In memory of
"PJ" Paul Milton Richardson, Jr.
Born on October 3, 1979,
Passed Away on August 19, 1997,
Son of Paul and Frances Richardson, Sr.

" Even though you were taken from us   
you will forever be in our Hearts"

Sadly, Paul Richardson Sr. Passed away on February 2, 2005


All attempts have been made to accurately represent the names and dates listed below. We regret any misspellings, etc. As you well know, some markers are harder to read and record then others plus the transcriber who transcribes may make a unintentional mistake in spelling or wrong dates. If you see a mistake, please send a correction to the county coordinator and I will correct it or note the change

Click on the highlighted "Photo" under selected Surnames below to see photograph of Headstone and/or additional information

Surname Given Name Birth Date Death Date Other/Notes
Blackburn John S. - No Birth Date on death certificate - September 18, 1919 - Mills Co TX Death Record, BK C page 27 Male - Widower Parents not listed - Probably has no stone as he is not on either list available for this cemetery (1998)
Boyd Dennis No date No Date 19 years old
Bricks/metal rod no name - No Dates - - No Dates - between West & White
Bryan William E. April 26, 1857 in Tenn Dec 6, 1937 Mills Co TX Death Record, BK 2 page 27 Male & Spouse is Elizabeth - Parents not listed - Looks like Charlie Bryan as informant -Probably has no stone as he is not on either list available for this cemetery -2nd Wife, Mrs. Frances Elizabeth (Lee)Seaborn is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery
Caldwell Mrs.S. H. October 7, 1844 May 1, 1891 -
Clement Rachel 1832 1935 -
Cooke Vera (Koen) July 16, 1917 June 11, 2001 Dau of Willian D. & Rose Pink (Couch) Koen - wife of Herbert Cooke - married Oct. 9, 1936
Cooke George Austin January 1, 1938 July 13, 2001 Son of Rudolph and Mildred Cooke -
Cooke James Randolph January 5, 1915 June 22, 1971 -
Cooke Mildred Marie Mason March 18, 1918 November 16, 1986 -
Cooke William Lewis Infant 1945 1945 -
Cooke Thomas Austin Infant - 1956 -
Cooke W. Austin January 19, 1876 April 19, 1965 Married to Georgia
Cooke Georgia August 30, 1889 January 21, 1917 -
Cooke
Headstone photo

CSA Miliary marker
Samuel L. December 3, 1843 November 21, 1917
Civil War Veteran
PVT Co A 10 ROGT TA Cal
Cooke Delilah E. November 23, 1838 February 9, 1904 Wife of Samuel Cooke
Cornelison Mary Martell June 17, 1897 September 24, 1902 Daughter of T. M. and Ida Cornelison
Daniel Oleta October 1, 1909 June 12, 2000 -
Daniel Etha August 11, 1888 August 17, 1983 -
Daniel Mr. Bill February 22, 1888 October 31, 1982 -
Davee Fred C. March 11, 1905 September 25, 1954 S/Sgt 81 b Armed Med BN WWII
Davee Bea 1902 1968 -
Davee Ray 1909 1977 -
Davee Walter Daniel July 17, 1878 June 6, 1963 Sleeping in Peace
Davee Annie Belle April 27, 1879 April 23, 1917 -
Davee "Nettie"Jennettie May Clement 1874 1959
Have not checked this stone but two separate surveys list 1959 as the death date but guest book entry by Ronald D Davee saids that the death was in 1955
Mills county Death Index shows Book 3, page 223 has death date of -April 28, 1955
Davee Jessie T. 1874 1953 -
Davee Jesse E. March 4, 1891 June 16, 1969 -
Davee Bartic L. October 10, 1899 No Date -
Davee Joseph, Rev. February 10, 1856 February 27, 1950 -
Davee Mary F. April 22, 1857 September 2, 1947 Wife of Joesph
Davee John H. September 15, 1880 January 8, 1956 -
Davis Bobby Joe Age 71 September 13, 2005 -President of the Rock Springs Cemetery Association Obituary
Davis Mayne Traylor December 12, 1904 June 16, 1981 -

Davis

Raymond Clyde August 22, 1895 February 8, 1980 - Husband of Addie Carrie Lois Stark -
Davis Addie C. Stark November 17, 1898 No Date - Wife of Raymond C. Davis -
Davis J. Frank August 4, 1885 March 11, 1960 -
Davis Laura M. March 20, 1879 September 22, 1962 -
Davis Joe A. March 19, 1907 December 12, 1970 -
Davis Edna Alice December 26, 1905 November 21, 1956 - Mills County, TX Death Certificate Vol. 3, page 246 Dau of J. C. and Maria (Roberts) Starks (note spelled with "s" on end -
Davis Randell Gene November 13, 1948 February 25, 1980 CW3 US ARMY Vietnam
Headstone Photo
Dennis Sarah Elizabeth (Lane) Nov 1, 1845 May 5, 1904 Wife of Allen Dennis, Jr. died in a tornado. The grave was outlined with rocks from the foundation of the house as that's all they had left. This is documented in Mills County---The Way It Was, page 196-197. - Information furnished by Jan Laughlin
(Additional note from webmaster: local newspaper accounts and Mills County TX Death Record, Book A page 26)
Dennis, Jr Allen June 9, 1839 1911 He was one of the signers of the petition to create Mills County. The couple arrived in what was to become Mills County in the mid 1870's and purchased land in 1885 - Information furnished by Jan Laughlin
Dennis Johhnie B. October 16, 1923 December 15, 1923 Daughter of Ed & Rilla (Gregory) Dennis, Granddaughter of Allen and Sarah Elizabeth (Lane) Dennis, Jr- - Information furnished by Jan Laughlin
Dennis Vol Allen February 14, 1879 December 1, 1927 - Information furnished by Jan Laughlin
Dennis There are three more Dennis Burials 5., 6., and 7 are still a mystery. At one time I thought NA was Nathan Allen the son of Allen, Jr. and his 2nd wife Sara Cryer Dennis that were married in 1907. There are some stories about two boys killed in an accident with a horse. One being the son of Allen and Sara and a cousin from Tennessee but I can't verify it. - Information furnished by Jan Laughlin  
Dickey Alta Willow February 26, 1889 March 26, 1890 -
Estep Mrs Terissiee 1855 1957 FM-
Estep John Wesley 1855 1935 FM-
Evans John E. July 23, 1866 January 26, 1949
Headstone photo-
Evans Tamer "Tolson" 1863 1944 - Headstone photo
Evans Isom August 10, 1822 April 21, 1906 -
Evans Nancy January 6, 1829 February 7, 1899 -
Evans Lois August 25, 1875 May 22, 1895 Daughter of J. E. & T. Evans
Headstone photo
Evans Alberta February 25, 1906 February 4, 1939 -
Faulkner Tom - Feb 19, 1921 Killed by family member - Goldthwaite Eagle dated Feb 26, 1921 Microfilm 677B
Freeland Billye Ruth Daniel 1925 No Date married to Donald Keith- Aug 31, 1946
Freeland
Headstone Photo1
Headstone Photo2
Donald Keith, PROF August 28, 1921 Nov 13, 1988 WWII -
Friday-
(look
under
Griffin'S)
       
Gatlin Haskell "Hack" Nov 1, 1916 August 7, 2002 World War II Vet- Son of James O. and Irene (McGowan) Gatlin-husband of Flora May "Flossie" Stevens
Gatlin Flora May
"Flossie" Stevens
October 21, 1922 February 12, 2006 Wife of Haskel Gatlin, daughter of Orville & Betty Stevens-
Gatlin Oscar C. May 11, 1885 December 14, 1971 -
Gatlin A. J. Oct 25, 1855 September 14, 1915 Woodsman of the World Memorial
Gatlin Lula Lonis September 5, 1858 June 9, 1956 Wife to A.J.
Gatlin Alton L. January 17, 1883 January 28, 1951 Son of A. J. and Lula Gatlin
Gatlin Love April 5, 1892 May 20, 1992 Daughter of A.J. & Lula Gatlin- teacher/friend
Graham/Daniel
Mollie 1868 1925 Daughter Mollie Daniel (double headstone with Mother)
Graham
Mother (Olive) 1842 1928 -
Griffin William L. 1898 1977 -
Griffin W. N. November 26, 1866 July 6, 1930 -
Griffin Mrs. W. N January 26, 1873 December 21, 1951 -
Griffin Arther D. August 28, 1907 December 9, 1969 -
Friday-Griffin Lorane L.
Other spellings
(Lillian Lorraine)-
(Loraine)
January 5, 1917 January 17, 2004 (Obit spelling is Loraine) -daughter of W. W. & Margaret Elizabeth (Courtney) Johnson.- wife of E. R. Friday
Griffin Leonard Joe Oct 4, 1943 November 28, 2001 Son of Arthur Dale and Lillian Lorraine Griffin -
Hall P. T. (Param Tompson) Feb 19, 1828 June 27, 1906 Delayed (abt 72 years after the death) death record, Mills County, TX Book A, page 54 - Son of William Tompson (Should read as Hiram Metcalf Hall) & Lydia (Holden) Hall- Family researcher- Dave Hall
click for Additonal information
ie death certificate- page and
notes from researchers

Headstone photo

another Headstone photo view
Mrs. Hall buried in Weems Cemetery
(believe is in Cherokee County)

While researching The Goldthwaite Eagle on Microfilm, I came across a Mrs. Hall death notice in a Nov 29, 1913 issue on Microfilm #674B

While she is not buried here, it stated the family wanted to have her buried next to her husband in the Rock Springs Community-

(see additional notes for P.T. Hall)

See Nov 29, 1913 Goldthwatie Eagle clipping

Hammett George B. 1895 1954 -
Hammett Mattie A. 1893 1969 -
Hammond James M. 1956 1997 -
Hammond Dee A. January 11, 1911 August 26, 1984 WWII Tec 5 US Army
Hammond Jimmie Gaie - September 7, 1942 Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Hammond
Hammond E. Roselyn. June 27, 1938 November 12, 1939 - Dau of Clifford and Anna Hammond -
Hammond George Q. September 5, 1882 May 17, 1950  
Hammond Irea April 12, 1903 July 11, 1999  
Hammond Rosa August 16, 1886 December 28, 1918  
Hammond Clifford Neal August 6, 1913 October 8, 1983 -
Hammond Anna Beth March 14, 1919 - - Wife of Clifford Hammond
Hammond W. J. February 28, 1901 March 30, 1910 Son of G & R M Hammond
Harrell Boyd Mar 9, 1882 June 20, 1936 Son of C. H. and Ella Harrell
Harrell P. Lina December 10, 1887 January 20, 1907 Wife of H.B. Harrell
Hasty James Charles August 19, 1892 September 7, 1981 Husband of Mollie Victoria McGowan-
Hasty Mollie Victoria (McGowan) December 31, 1903 October 7, 1935 Wife of James Charles HASTY and mother of Josie Charline Hasty Ivey -
Hawkins Lula October 18, 1879 January 21, 1924 -
Hawkins D. O.
December 1, 1875 December 8, 1950 -
Hawkins
*****
Hawkins
Docie
*****
Baby Brother
1910
*****
1910
1918
*****
1910
Docie and baby brother buried in one grave according to obit
Headstone Photo
Hicks Clemoth Jay January 19, 1918 October 17, 1937
Original Headstone Photo

Newer Headstone Photo -
Humphries, Jr. Benjamin F. June 12, 1927 June 27, 1997 PFC US Army WWII
Headstone Photo
Son of Benjamin Humphries, Sr and Rhoda Victoria (Richardson) Humphries
Humphries Billie Faye January 25, 1934 September 13, 1977 -
Ivey Josie Charlene (HASTY) March 10, 1931 December 10, 1990 Daughter of James Charles & Mollie Victoria (McGowan) HASTY -
King Ramond F. February 24, 1919 September 30, 1950 1st Lt. Killed in Korea- HQ Co., 2nd Div
Headstone Photo
King Charlotte Marie November 29, 1949 June 17, 1998 Woodene Simpson wrote, Charlotte served in the US Army at Fort Bliss, TX and she served for several years. The Bobby Davis Survey or the Mills County Historcal Commission has written the wrong year in their book and has June 17, 1989 death date. This was verifed by Woodene Simpson
Kirk Arthur Denton September 7, 1900 June 9, 1994 Married Jan 23, 1937
Kirk Waldine Traylor November 2, 1912 January 15, 1995 -
Lamb Oliver R. January 4, 1916 September 20, 2003 2nd Husband of Greta Traylor - information provided by Woodene Simpson
Lamb Greta (Traylor) May 7, 1923 september 24, 2006 - information provided by Woodene Simpson, niece
Lewis Lottie Myrtle December 29, 1896 August 26, 1898 Daughter of W.M. & Annie Lewis
Lewis Mary M. November 22, 1851 December 18, 1894 -
Long Fred W. September 12, 1898 July 18, 1899 Son of A & A.L. Long
Lonis H.C. Nov 17, 1833 October 20, 1917 -
Lonis Julia A. Feb 13, 1835 December 2, 1920 Wife to H.C.
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Hammond and Hammond
marker No name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Hammond and Daniel
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Hammond and Daniel
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Cooke's
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Weems and McGowan
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Estep and Stark
marker no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Estep and Stark
Mason

Headstone is in Danger of falling over another view
Esther Inez September 21, 1894 July 27, 1903 Daughter of W.J. & S.F. Mason- Death Notice Goldthwaite Eagle August 8, 1903- Inez died in Coy from a Throat afliction like diphtheria.
McCullough Tracy Dene August 5, 1964 August 5, 1964 Infant Daughter of Woodene Sparkman Simpson- Marker is missing/Information sent in by Woodene Simpson
McGowan
Headstone Photo
John T. February 6, 1908 May 19, 1973 Tec 4 US Army
McGowan Sallie M. July 16, 1879 February 3, 1959 -
McGowan Ocie T. November 3, 1875 November 12, 1946 -
McGowan Baby Boy No date No Date Funeral Marker -
McGowan Baby Girl No date No Date Funeral Marker -
Metal marker no name March 19, 193? (6 months) Between Davis and Snider
Mitchell Bertha November 2, 1886 January 19, 1904 -
Mitchell Rebec L. 1863 1944 -
Mitchell Marion F. 1855 1904 -
Props Mrs. E.E.
Elizabeth Emmaline (nee Briscoe)
March 12, 1822 March 5, 1915 Gr-Gr-Grandmother of Stanley Bessent - Click here to read obit
Richardson, Sr.
Front of Headstone Photo

Back of Headstone Phone
Paul Milton Dec 3, 1946 February 2, 2005 Husband of Frances Richardson Obituary
Richardson, Jr.
Headstone Photos updated Jan 2003
"PJ" Paul Milton October 3, 1979 August 19, 1997 Son of Paul & Frances Richardson, Sr.
Roberts
Funeral Marker Headstone Photo
Terril 1838 1922 Son of Daniel Roberts and Mariah Swann  Husband of Martha Ann Ragsdale
no headstone, just a funeral marker set in cement
Roberts
Funeral Marker Headstone Photo
Martha Ann 1841 1919 Daughter of John Henry and Susanna (Lemay) Ragsdale- wife of Terril Roberts- no headstone, just a funeral marker set in cement
Robertson Marion April 4, 1900 December 20, 1982 - . -
Robertson Wagie Ellen June 9, 1902 May 7, 1984 Husband and Wife
Rock no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Snider & Davee
Rock no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Evans and Walk
Rock no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Evans and Walk
Rock
photo
no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Evans and Walk
Rock
photo
no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Evans and Walk
Rock enclosed.
PHOTO
"Precious Child" - None Readable - None Readable "Precious Child" between Lewis and Lewis
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Gatlin & Traylor
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Sparkman & Shelton
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Sparkman & King
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Taylor & Robertson
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Weaver and Ross
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Weaver and Ross
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Weaver and Ross
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Weaver and Ross
Rock marker no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Weaver and Ross
Rock/rod no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davis and Snider
Rock/rod no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davis and Snider
Rock/rod no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davis and Snider
Rock/rod no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davis and Snider
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
Rocks/iron rods no name - No Dates - No Dates Between Davee & Props
rock markers no name - No Dates - - No Dates - Between Lewis and Lewis
rock markers no name No Dates - No Dates - Between Hasty and Caldwell
Ross Robert D. August 28, 1894 May 27, 1899 Son of W. C. and M.E. Ross
Shelton Mary E.(Elizabeth Longley) 1885 1923 -
Shelton Emanuel Parker 1875 1960 Husband & wife
Shelton Robert E. June 22, 1917 Feb 26, 2002 Son of Emanuel Parker & Elizabeth (Longley) Shelton-
Slack J.R. March 12, 1862 February 9, 1949 -
Slack Elizabeth June 16, 1868 September 25, 1936 Wife of J. R. Slack
Slack Georgia June 23, 1888 February 24, 1896 Daughter of J.R. & Elizabeth Slack
Slack Annie December 25, 1889 February 21, 1896 Daughter of J.R. & Elizabeth Slack
Slack Jincy October 31, 1864 January 22, 1882 Daughter of Richard & H. E. Slack
Smith
Headstone Photo -
Lizzie Bryan 1843 1925 Wife of R.S. Smith
Snider James Frederick July 23, 1904 August 7, 1904 Son of J.E. & M. A. Snider
Snider Bertha May October 1, 1886 June 10, 1904 Daughter of J. E. & M.A. Snider
Sorrells
close up
Susan June 9, 1830 or 1880
Note photo of headstone looks more like 1880 than 1830 as in the survey
Sept 6, 1894 Wife of F.M. Sorrells
Sorrells
Photo
F.M. No date No Date CO HI TX HV Arty CSA
Sparkman Calvin C. March 18, 1928 July 1, 1961 -
Sparkman Christine Traylor September 1, 1930 October 21, 1981 -
Stanley G. W. "Wick" December 17, 1882 September 19, 1956 -
Stanley M. E. "Mollie" July 6, 1882 July 7, 1976 -
Stark J. T. August 23, 1830 July 1, 1923 Husband of Amelia A. Buchannan (write family researcher -Marie Buchholz)
Stark Amelia A. April 15, 1838 March 23, 1919 Wife of J. T. Stark, Mills County, TX Death Certificate Vol. C, Page 237 -Dau of Wm and Hellen (Tabor) Buchannan  
Write Family researcher Marie Buchholz
Stark Infant - Infant December 15, 1893 Infant son of W.J. and E.P. Stark (William J. Stark and Elenora P. Keith)
Stark John Terril July 22, 1901 December 27, 1960 - Mills County, TX Death Certificate Vol. 3, page 373, Died at age 59, Never Married
Stark John Charles April 26, 1862 December 20, 1937 - Husband of Maria Vivian (Roberts) Stark
Stark Maria Vivian May 29, 1870 December 30, 1958 - Wife of John Charles Stark- Daughter of Terril and Martha (Ragsdale) Roberts
Stark John Dean 1934 1960 -
Stark Charles Oran 1894 1950 - Mills County, TX Death Cerificate Vol. 3, Page 132, Charles Oran dates on Death Certificate are Born Dec 22, 1894 and died Aug 19, 1949
Stark Audrey Pearl 1899
November 2, 1899
No Date
Dec 22, 1993
dau of Parks & Edith (Perry) McWhorter -death in Mills County TX
Taylor Claudine Margaret July 23, 1942 December 12, 1992 -
Thomas Melissa Boyd Marler May 29, 1844 September 23, 1915 -
Tippen James H. 1872 1947 -
Tippen Mattie A. 1865 1951 -
Tippen Barney D. 1904 1972 -
Tippen Altha T. 1910 1982 -
Tippen Owen November 15, 1907 March 4, 1993 -
Tisdale
New Photo of headstone and plot
John, Rev. January 29, 1800 ? 1881 NOTE: died June 6, 1881ref: Hazel Wetzel Book
Tolson Flora E. December 10, 1898 February 5, 1899 -
Tolson William T. July 23, 1823 June 15, 1896 Husband of Sarah J.- Double Headstone -
Tolson Sarah J. February 19, 1823 August 23, 1888 Wife of William T. Tolson - Double Headstone
Tolson P. C. No date No Date -
Traylor J. W. "Woodie" April 27, 1905 July 21, 1947 -
Traylor James H. "Jim" September 27, 1859 April 3, 1932 -
Traylor Joesph Morris February 17, 1869 January 11, 1935 -
Traylor Margarit Miller January 14, 1876 March 31, 1968 -
Traylor Merna A. November 20, 1899 July 2, 1969 -
Unmarked grave No Marker - - Between Hammond & Davee
Walk
PHOTO
Susan 1814 1886 Just received information from Walk Family Researcher, Dan Stevenson Click on Photo to read
Weaver
Military Headstone Photo
Double Headstone Photo
J. W. November 14, 1912 December 13, 1980 Married April 2, 1938 to Nellie Dee Cooke
Weaver Nellie Dee
Double Headstone Photo
September 3, 1912 May 29, 1998 daughter of William Austin and Georgia (Cannon) Cooke-Wife of J.W. Weaver
Weems J. M. May 31, 1890 December 21, 1890 Son of J.M. and M.E. Weems
Weems M.E. No date No Date -
Weems David A. 1848
June 13 no year
1909
(Death Certificate filed on Nov 10, 1911)
Son of J. T. and Bethie (Bunch) Weems-Mills County Death Certifcate Book B, page 14
Weems Martha E.
(Martha Elizabeth)
1855
(Aug 15, 1854 in ARK)
1949
(Sept 4, 1947)
Items in ( ) are from Mills County, TX death certificate Book 3, page 81. dau of Jim & Mary (brunch) Curtis -
Weems J.M. No date No Date -
West Nolan April 14, 1900 April 3, 1987 -
West Irene Sep 18, 1896 May 18 1979 Wife to Nolan
West Walker 1900 1960 -
West Richard 1922 1948 -
West Myra Mitchell October 27, 1898 January 26, 1949 -
Westerman Vernon Leon December 22, 1909 September 2, 1912 Son of Mr.& Mrs. D.S. Westerman, Weep Not He is at Rest
Westerman D. S. February 15, 1889 January 10, 1936 -
White
Headstone Photo
James Kinard November 28, 1945 November 9, 1989 U.S. Air Force


General View

Oldest known Graves Pre 1900’s

Surname Given Name Birth Date Death Date Other
Tisdale
PHOTO's
John, Rev. January 29, 1800 ? 1881 NOTE: died June 6, 1881 ref: Hazel Wetzel Book
Slack Jincy October 31, 1864 January 22, 1882 Daughter of Richard & H. E. Slack
Walk
PHOTO
Susan 1814 1886 -
Tolson Sarah J. February 19, 1823 August 23, 1888 -
Dickey Alta Willow February 26, 1889 March 26, 1890 -
Weems J. M. May 31, 1890 December 21, 1890 Son of J.M. and M.E. Weems
Caldwell Mrs.S. H. October 7, 1844 May 1, 1891 -
Stark Infant - December 15, 1893 Infant son of W.J. & E.P. Stark
Lewis Mary M. November 22, 1851 December 18, 1894 -
Sorrells Susan June 9, 1830 Sept 6, 1894 Wife of F.M. Sorrells
Evans Lois August 25, 1875 May 22, 1895 Daughter of J. E. & T. Evans
Slack Annie December 25, 1889 February 21, 1896 Daughter of J.R. & Elizabeth Slack
Slack Georgia June 23, 1888 February 24, 1896 Daughter of J.R. & Elizabeth Slack
Tolson William T. July 23, 1823 June 15, 1896 -
Lewis Lottie Myrtle December 29, 1896 August 26, 1898 Daughter of W.M. & Annie Lewis
Tolson Flora E. December 10, 1898 February 5, 1899 -
Evans Isom January 6, 1829 February 7, 1899 -
Long Fred W. September 12, 1898 July 18, 1899 Son of A & A.L. Long
Ross Robert D. August 28, 1894 May 27, 1899 Son of W. C. and M.E. Ross

Military Service

Surname Given Name Birth Date Death Date Other VET War
White
Headstone Photo
James Kinard November 28, 1945 November 9, 1989 U.S. Air Force Yes -
King
Headstone Photo
Ramond F. February 24, 1919 September 30, 1950 1st Lt. Killed in Korea- HQ Co., 2nd Div Yes Korea
Davee
Headstone Photo
Fred C. March 11, 1905 September 25, 1954 S/Sgt 81 b Armed Med BN WWII Yes WWII
Davis
Headstone Photo
Randell Gene November 13, 1948 February 25, 1980 CW3 US ARMY Vietnam Yes Vietnam
Freeland
Headstone Photo1

Headstone Photo2
Donald Kieth "Prof" August 28, 1921 Nov 13, 1988 AVN Cadet WWII Yes WWII
Hammond
Headstone Photo
Dee A. January 11, 1911 August 26, 1984 WWII Tec 5 US Army Yes WWII
King
Headstone Photo
Ramond F. February 24, 1919 September 30, 1950 1st Lt. Killed in Korea- HQ Co., 2nd Div
Yes Korea
King
Charlotte Marie November 29, 1949 June 17, 1989 (or 1998) US Army - Ms Simpson provided the information,
Yes  
McGowan
Headstone Photo
John T. February 6, 1908 May 19, 1973 Tec 4 US Army Yes -
Cooke
Headstone Photo1
Headstone Photo2
Samuel L. December 3, 1843 November 21, 1917 PVT Co A 10 ROGT TA Cal Yes  
Humphries, Jr.
Headstone Photo
Benjamin F. June 12, 1927 June 27, 1997 PFC US Army WWII-Son of Benjamin Humphries, Sr and Rhoda Victoria (Richardson) Humphries Yes WWII
Sorrells
Headstone photo
F.M. No date No Date CO HI TX HV Arty CSA Yes Civil
Weaver
Military Headstone Photo
J.W. Nov 14, 1912 Dec 13, 1980 CPL US Army WWII- Yes WWII


 

I believe this listing on line to be complete in that all the stones are surveyed and noted and complete in the fact that no one can be certain who are in the numerous unmarked and sandstone marked graves. I have added information obtained from Death Certificates, Newspaper articles and descendants list names of those without stones:

(Note: in 1998 -Bob Davis President of the Rock Springs Cemetery Association placed a copy of his 1996 survey in the County Clerks Office, Goldthwaite, Texas. His Survey includes a Plot map)
He is also working on documentation for a Historical Marker and A "Official Rock Springs Cemetery Book" from the Rock Springs Cemetery Association to be published at a Later time and will be available for purchase. You can contact him through the Mills County Historical Commission -Mr. Davis wrote again, this April 28, 2000, reminding me that this page is not the official Cemetery Listing - "

It is sad to report that Mr. Bobby Davis died September 13, 2005 after the printing of the Mills County Historical Commission surveyed and published the "Official listing of the Rock Springs Cemetery"and therefore he is not listed in the Offical survery of the cemetery but is included on this page.

Randall Davis has been elected to follow in Mr. Bobby Davis' position and is the New President of the Rock Springs Cemetery Association and he has written a notice in the guest book about this page. I was not contacted by him as I was by his father but I wanted to let all know that this survey is not taken from their inforamtion but a separate and hopefully a more UP-TO-Date listing of the Rock Springs Cemetery listings. New information added as it comes in. You can view Randal Davis posting on the guest book. Dated July 2005

Date July 3, 2005 and is concerned that this page is dedicated to the son of the person who spent time mourning her son's death and taking the time to survey the cemetery on her own and submitting to me for the internet. This page is not part of the OFFICIAL ROCKSPRINGS CEMETERY ASSOCIATION and therefore the Association has no input to it.

I did ask Mr. Bobby Davis time if they wanted to list the asscocation contacts and he said NO.
Please contact the Rock Springs Association about the Official Listing and other matters concerning the actual cemetery and contact myself for information on or about this website.
I would willingly add the Cemetery Association's Contact information here as I have done wight other cemetery pages I have made.


You can go to the Surname Resource Page at RootsWeb to research any surname listed





BIBLIOGRAPHY:

1) Flora Gatlin Bowles, A No Man's Land Becomes a County (Austin: Steck, 1958).(c) Mills County Historical Commission;  back to top

2) Mills County Memories, (c) Mills County Historical Commission;  (Taylor Publishing: 1994) back to top

3) Cemetery Surveys as noted in body of listing    back to top

Newspapers:

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P.O. Box 646
Goldthwaite, TX 76844-0646
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