Hillebrand Black Cemetery

PARK, FAYETTE COUNTY, TEXAS

The Hillebrand Black Cemetery is located on the west side of FM 159, .4 mile south of the Fayetteville Y, and north of Park Road. The cemetery is the burial place for at least sixty people and probably many more. It is sometimes referred to as the Hildebrandt Black Cemetery, as well as other variations of the name. The graves are randomly arranged over a very large area, perhaps sixty yards by 150 yards, and was very poorly kept in the past. The area is fenced off with barbed wire, but there are quite a few toppled and broken stones. Many of these are homemade and inscribed by hand.

This site was surveyed in 1959 by Joe Cole and again in 1965 by Norman Krischke. Kathy Carter, Helen Muras and Annette Ruckert attempted to survey it in May 1990, but the cemetery was very overgrown and they were unable to locate many of the graves from the previous surveys. Much of the cemetery was mowed when Rox Ann Johnson visited in August 2006. While she was not able to locate nineteen markers from previous surveys, she was able to add over twenty names to the list below.

Name
Birth
Death
Notes
Alexander, Gussie C.
16 Oct 1893
2 Mar 1971
Shares marker with Bessie Martin Winn
Anderson, Sophfronnie  
25 Jan 1959
75 years old. Unmarked, info from death certificate, daughter of Peter Pase
Anderson, Susan
13 Sep 1941
Name and death date from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Brown, D. L.
20 Apr 1927
29 May 1971
Funeral home marker from previous survey not found; no marker located in August 2006
Brown, Nelson Lee
5 Nov 1907
30 Oct 1967
Clemons, Ollie Jr.
18 Jun 1916
4 Feb 1963
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Cole, M. E.
10 Dec 1879
17 Oct 1935
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Cole, William
30 Apr 1865
28 Feb 1925
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Collins, Benjamin G.
21 Jan 1896
29 May 1971
Texas Pvt US Army, WWI
Collins, Jorn
3 Sep 1928
17 Dec 1971
Years could be transcribed wrong
Collins, W. L.
21 Mar 1928
8 Jan 1931
Homemade marker
Collins, Wilbert L.
25 Oct 1928
1 Nov 1931
Crump, David
11 Jul 1894
22 Jun 1979
Texas Pvt US AMY, WWI
Crump, Floyd
No dates; homemade marker
Daniel, Mark
1873
1948
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Daniels, John
21 May 1879
7 Mar 1951
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Dobbins, Claudie Mae
2 Aug 1904
16 Sep 1947
Homemade marker
Dobbins, Essie
1928
1989
Funeral home marker from previous survey not found; no marker located in August 2006
Dotson, Charity
3 Dec 1863
20 Sep 1934
Unmarked, info from death certificate, daughter of Abe and Susan C. Anderson, married Jim Dotson (Mar 1836 - 1932)
Francis, Mary
27 Oct 1921
14 Mar 1975
Francis, Onnie
1900
1995
Funeral home marker only; died 7 Feb 1995 in Harris County according to TX Death index
Harris, Henrietta
13 Feb 1888
8 Sep 1977
Harris, Monroe
13 Dec 1915
5 Jan 1954
TX ST 3 US Navy WW2; no marker located in August 2006
Hatch, George
1843
18 Dec 1907
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Hatch, Lovie
19 Jun 1877
11 Sep 1948
Son of George and Harriet (McGregory) Hatch; info from death certificate
Hayes, Alberta
20 Aug 1903
27 Jul 1972
Hayes, Mrs. Laura
1869
1969
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006; born 15 Sep 1869 and died 15 Aug 1969 according to Social Security death index
James, David
28 Aug 1876
18 Dec 1947
Pvt 49 US Vol Inf; top of marker is broken off
James, Emma
3 May 1905
28 Jan 1977
Shares marker with Patrick H. James
James, Patrick H.
28 Mar 1899
18 Mar 1991
Shares marker with Emma James
James, Rosie M.
19 Jun 1882
20 Aug 1971
On marker with Ida Johnson titled "Dotson Sisters"
James, Rufus
15 Oct 1877
24 Jan 1959
Johnson, Ida
6 Jul 1892
16 Mar 194?
On Marker with Rosie M. James titled "Dotson Sisters"
Jones, Cora Mae
22 Apr 1973
Age 57 y, 11m, 16d; name, date and age from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Jones, Emma
29 Dec 1899
20 Nov 1953
Hand-inscribed concrete marker; death year may be incorrect; hard to read
Kimble, Bessie
17 Jan 1892
1 Sep 1971
Langreens, Lottie
4 Oct 1900
14 Jan 1984
Lewis, Neacy
30 Aug 1855
14 Sep 1951
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
McLaughlin, Connie Lee
4 Mar 1900
28 Oct 1966
McLaughlin, Ira
29 Jan 1897
15 Apr 1966
McLaughlin, Rosa Ware
20 Aug 1868
24 Apr 1946
Wife of Jack McLaughlin; Name, dates and note from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
McWilliams
No dates; marker is lying down
McWilliams, Elnora
13 Jun 1872
18 Dec 1950
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Menifee, Luther
19 Jun 1910
11 Dec 1973
"Beloved Father"
Menifee, Malinda
22 Sep 1908
6 Feb 1965
"Beloved Mother"
Moore, Floyd
4 Apr 1914
1 Aug 1946
Texas Pvt 129 Port C O TC
Moore, Jennie
ca 1875
10 May 1942
Unmarked; info from death certificate; age 67; daughter of Major and Mary Jane Moore
Moore, Ruth S.
24 Aug 1922
18 Feb 1926
Unmarked; info from death certificate; daughter of Walter L. and Texanna (Dotson) Moore
Moore, Texana Dotson
Mar 1890
31 Jan 1951
Unmarked; married Walter L. Moore
Moore, Walter Louis
7 Jun 1885
14 Apr 1969
Unmarked; son of Jennie Moore
Paige, Louise
1904
1984
Funeral home marker from previous survey not found; no marker located in August 2006; died 31 Jan 1984 in Wharton County according to Texas Death Index
Roberson, Mamie
18 Dec 1914
4 Jul 1960
Hand-inscribed concrete marker; day of death may be wrong
Scott, Mary
1908
1942
Thompson, Ethel L.
28 Jul 1905
31 Jan 1999
Shares marker with Willie Thompson, Jr.; bench at foot of graves; "Mom" at foot in silk flowers
Thompson, Willie Jr.
21 May 1900
18 Jun 1985
Shares marker with Ethel L. Thomspon; "Dad" at foot in silk flowers
Unknown
Homemade concrete cross and funeral home marker with no data
Unknown
Concrete vault cover with no name
Vaughns, Nolie
1900
1980
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006; born 1 Mar 1900 and died 26 Sep 1980 according to Social Security death index and TX Death index
Weldon, Susan
1868
1936
Two markers; one is crudely inscribed concrete
Wilkerson, Alice
8 Feb 1900
3 Dec 1962
"At Rest"; hand-inscribed concrete marker covered with lichens; difficult to read
Wilkerson, Margret
6 Aug 1873
2 Sep 1949
Age 76; hand-inscribed concrete marker
Wilkerson, Rev. Willie
1899
1961
Name and dates from earlier survey; no marker located in August 2006
Wilkerson, Verg
3 Jun 1901
13 Apr 1976
Wilkerson, Walter G.
14 Jan 1926
7 Jun 1968
Hand-inscribed concrete marker
Wilkerson, Willie
25 Dec 1875
28 Jun 1955
Age 85; hand-inscribed concrete marker
Winn, Bessie Martin
6 Jul 1892
No death date on marker; 23 Jul 1981 from TX Death index; shares marker with Gussie Alexander
Thanks to Debra Pendleton for information about the Dotsons and Walter Louis, Jennie, Ruth, and Texana Moore and Lovie Hatch. Please contact Rox Ann Johnson if you have additional information regarding this cemetery.