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    Britton Cemetery

    The community of Britton, Texas, is split between Tarrant and Ellis Counties. The town was situated on the Texas and New Orleans Railroad. State Highway 34 went through Britton until the new Highway 287 was constructed about four miles west of town in the 1940s.

    F. S. Windle built the first and only elevator, encouraging farmers to grow small grain crops.  George Magee donated land for a cemetery as well as the Methodist Church.  G. W. Maynard donated land for the Baptist Church and built the first store.  Garrett Maynard was the first postmaster in 1895.

    Britton Cemetery is located in Britton, Texas, on the Ellis County side of town.  Inscriptions copied by Beth Harrison Canright and Becky Harrison Bledsoe, 1980.  Published 1986 by Mansfield Historical Society, P.O. Box 304, Mansfield, TX 76063; used here with permission.

    First marked grave
    Nellie Windle (1892 - 1896).

    Starting at Northeast Corner:

    WILIFORD, Bell, April 12, 1868 - June 17, 1911
    HULHOUSER, B. L., 1898 - November 9, 1917
    HULHOUSER, Margret 0.,  July 22, 1811 - November 6, 1910
    HULHOUSER, J. A., November 9, 1870 - July 31, 1923
    BARCLAY, Sallie,  November 9, 1870 - July 31, 1944
    BARCLAY, John Alvin,  August 6, 1874 - March 10, 1939
    COOPER, Nillie Mae,  August 26, 1893 - December 9, 1956
    COOPER, William Earl, 1910 - 1930
    COOPER, Rutha M. (Baby), 1914 - 1914
    COOPER, V. T. (Baby), 1925 - 1929
    COOPER, Susan P. (Mother), 1856 - 1925
    COOPER, A. J. (Father), 1857 - 1944
    LOWERY, Ethel E., 1886 - 1954
    LOWERY, Marvin L., 1921 - 1950
    LOWERY, George H., 1888 - 1934
    BAILEY, Joseph M.,  Husband and Father, August 27, 1847 - January 30, 1913
    BAILEY, Susan, 1862 - 1933
    WILSON, Dink T., 1870 - 1955
    WILSON, Viola M., 1877 - 1940
    WILSON, Ines,  1906 - 1973
    WILSON, Vern F. 1905 - 1945
    RATLIFF, John T., August 16, 1878 - April 9, 1956
    RATLIFF, Mary J.,  B., wife of T.N.,  November 7, 1850 - March 3, 1910
    EARNHART, Joseph A.,  October 4, 1859 - October 3, 1898
    McGEE, William Austell,  1888 - 1909
    McGEE, Nancy Jane,  1858 - 1928
    McGEE, William,  1856 - 1929
    SANDERS, Baby Boy of J. M. and M. M.,  October 16, 1909 - October 16, 1909
    GRISHAM, Iva Mae - Mom, January 5, 1895 - April 4, 1950
    GRISHAM, Cleve - Dad, July 17, 1885 - March 24, 1963
    KNIGHT, King Charles Jr., January 20, 1914 - February 11, 1970 Texas Pvt. US Army WWII
    KNIGHT, Foy Grisham,  December 20, 1921 - June 25, 1941
    CHRISMAN, Myrtle A. - Mother,  December 31, 1887 - May 16, 1971
    CHRISMAN, Jessie L. - Daddy, January 9, 1889 - September 4, 1958
    CHRISMAN, Ola Mc - Mamma, February 11, 1895 - June 30, 1916
    SUMPTER, Della Adams,  1901 - 1940
    LEE, J.J.,  1852 - 1927
    BUCHANAN, Leonard V., 1893 - 1898
    HAMER, Burnis, daughter of D. H. and S. D.,  September 9, 1903 - December 9, 1903
    DOLLAR, George J. - Father,  1893 - 1940
    DOLLAR, Madie E. - Mother,  1900 - No Date
    DOLLAR, Baby,  No Date - No Date
    ATKINS, Willie Drue,  September 18, 1904 - February 24, 1920
    HARRISON, Earl,  1918 - 1919
    HARRISON, Baby,  1917 (only date)
    DOLLAR, Ralph, January 11, 1912 - December 12, 1912
    DOLLAR, Izora - Mother,  1894 - No Date
    DOLLAR, Roy - Father,  1888 - 1963
    SHACKLEFORD, William Hugh,  1889 - 1909
    SHACKLEFORD,  Mattie Lou,  1864 - 1925
    SHACKLEFORD, J. A.,  1857 - 1941
    CHRISMAN, Mary C. - Mother,  December 23, 1850 - February 27, 1927
    CHRISMAN, Lea - Father,  February 28, 1848 - February 17, 1910
    ENGLAND, Mary Leona, December 10, 1914 - November 16, 1915
    PINYAN, W. C.,  Died, January 21, 1919 - Aged 31 Years
    WILKERSON, Virginia Gill,  November 23, 1881 - June 7, 1970
    WILKERSON, Lonnie C., February 10, 1888 - October 27, 1960 Texas Cpl. 99 CO Coast Artillery
    HODGES, Roberta Gill - Mother,  October 5, 1886 - June 20, 1922
    SHELTON, Mary Ann, 1888 - 1968
    SHELTON, H. E. (Ed),  1881 - 1938
    WILLIAMS, S. Thomas,  September 17, 1899 - June 23, 1963
    WILLIAMS, Della - Mother,  April 23, 1876 - November 27, 1957
    WILLIAMS, Sam,  1850 - 1919
    WILLIAMS, J. K.,  1854 - 1933
    DOLLAR, James Robert,  June 12, 1919 - August 11, 1977
    ATKINS, Rev. James, D. - Father,  April 24, 1878 - March 20, 1943
    ATKINS,  Mattie J. - Mother,  January 18, 1881 - January 9, 1962
    DOLLAR, Lela,  June 25, 1887 - April 23, 1978
    DOLLAR, William Monroe,  May 23, 1886 - December 13, 1967
    DOLLAR, Robert, son of W. M. and Lela, August 15, 1907 - January 8, 1908
    DOLLAR, M. C. - Mother, May 23, 1870 - November 3, 1972
    DOLLAR, J. R. - Father, October 9, 1863 - September 10, 1937
    DOLLAR, Jake, son of John and Mary, January 11, 1906 - December 26, 1910
    DOLLAR, Kitty,  No Dates
    SHELBY, Kenneth - Baby,  September 5, 1846 - September 6, 1946
    NEAL, William H., son of J. F. and L. D., December 20, 1909 - January 7, 1910
    JOHNSTON, Celia C.,  January 27, 1871 - September 10, 1932
    JOHNSTON, Thomas J.,  August 2, 1861 - April 16, 1927
    JOHNSTON, Peter L.,  August 28, 1888 - February 5, 1920
    TUBBS, John L. and Emmaline,  No Dates
    GRIFFIN, Thomas S. (FL and T),  March 23, 1873 - February 4, 1898
    CLARK, Adda,  1897 - 1898
    HAWKINS, Annie Clark,  October 28, 1885 - March 10, 1949
    CLARK, James P.,  August 12, 1909 - January 6, 1948
    CLARK, J. T.,  January 6, 1854 - January 16,1918
    CLARK, Etta L. wife of J. T.,  May 8, 1848 - February 14, 1906
    CHASTEEN, Mrs. Mary E.,  December 18, 1854 - December 22, 1924
    CHASTEEN, Elige,  February 15, 1854 - January 3, 1922
    CHASTEEN, James H,  February 23, 1887 - November 17, 1912
    CALL, W. A. son of J. A. and Lula,  January 14, 1910 - March 3, 1913
    JOURNEY, Joe C.,  July 30, 1889 - December 4, 1951
    JOURNEY, NelIie 0.,  December 22, 1897 - March 25, 1978
    JOURNEY, Estel - Son,  September 10, 1919 - January 5, 1938
    REGAN, T. M. husband of E. J., September 6, 1866 - March 28, 1907
    REGAN, Emma J. wife of T. M.,  July 30, 1871 - July 15, 1897
    Cement Block With Shells and Pebbles- Illegible
    HARWELL, Mary Kathrine,  1880 - 1897
    KIMBERLY, Infant,  August  1923 (Only Date)
    GLENTZER, Jane Harwell,  April 25, 1892 - January 1, 1976
    HARWELL, Littleton T. P.,  1849 - 1923
    HARWELL, Nannie E,  1855 - 1947
    HARWELL,  Callie L., 1889 - 1960
    HARWELL, Linnie,  February 10, 1895 - February 22, 1978
    BENTLEY, Mrs. Beuna, December 27, 1882 - October 7, 1900
    ENGLAND, Baby son of J. and E. L.,  Born and died, November  24, 1906
    ENGLAND, L. son of J. and E. L., Born and died, June 26, 1908
    ENGLAND, Edgar, son of J. and E. L., Died, June 7, 1905, Aged 3 weeks
    DUNTON, Nancy, June 11, 1844 - February 13, 1908
    TURNER, R. D. son of J. M. and Nannie, February 3, 1907 - June 12, 1908
    TURNER, James M., 1871 - 1948
    TURNER, Nannie.T.,  1873  - 1947
    BUSBY, Bee Wilkerson,  1906  - 1926
    ENGLAND, Winnie wife of H. England, September 6, 1859   - April 7, 1918
    ENGLAND, Houston husband of Winnie,  May 16, 1859  - August 30, 1923
    PITTS, Ara D. Massey wife of H. A.,  June 16, 1880 - May 25, 1922
    ROGERS, John L., April 5, 1866 - February 23, 1937
    ROGERS, Ludy C., December 17, 1870 - December 8, 1953
    SUMPTER, Emma.A., November 29, 1864 - June 25, 1938
    SUMPTER, James H., February 7, 1861 - March 14, 1937
    SUMPTER, Edward son of J. H. and E. A., October 16, 1903 - June 12, 1905
    SUMPTER, Samuel D. son of J. H. and E. A., June 12, 1901 - August 19, 1902
    SUMPTER, Sadie    daughter of J. H. and E. A.,  June 12, 1901 - August 26, 1902
    SUMPTER, Ona daughter of J. H. and E. A.,  Died,  January 10, 1897. Age 10 days
    McGEE, Harley son of O.P and M. A., Died, May 3, 1906. Age 1 Year, 10 Months.
    RATLIFF, James E., May 8, 1857 - September 5, 1900
    RATLIFF, Richard A., August 8, 1877 - December 5, 1903
    GRAVES, Richard McConnell,  December 4, 1829 - January 14, 1908
    GRAVES, Elizabeth H. his wife,  January 16, 1830 - June 16, 1915
    WALKER, Jim H. - Father, 1863   - 1937
    WALKER, Annie V. - Mother,  1870   - 1956
    WALKER, Nancy, 1894   - 1977
    HUMBERT, Gilbert, 1885   - 1966
    HUMBERT, Ethel, 1889   - 1980
    COPELAND, Bettie C. - Mother, December 23, 1860 - September 6, 1947
    PORTER, Alto son of S. W. and Lou, January 18, 1908 - January 26, 1908
    PORTER, Samuel W.,  January 17, 1864 - March 1, 1944
    PORTER, Lou W., January 2, 1892 - No Date
    FOSTER, Nellie Mae, June 20, 1923 - February 29, 1924
    SPECK, Ray,  December 6, 1918 - September 3, 1919
    SPECK, W. H., July 3, 1874 - April 13, 1934
    SPECK, Mary - Mother,  February 29, 1879 - November 8, 1968
    SPECK, Wm. C., October 12, 1904 - March  27, 1968
    SPECK, Ita R. wife of R. C., January 22, 1912  - December 19, 1970
    SPECK, Rufus Carl,  January 3, 1912 - February 19, 1969
    THOMAS, Coy L., January 3, 1923 - February 2, 1923
    HODGES, Walter J., May 16, 1858 - December 13, 1933
    HODGES, Quintilla, January 31, 1864 - December 5, 1956
    ERBY, W. H. - Father, 1893 - 1934
    ERBY, James - Son, 1914 - 1914
    PITTS, Carrie H., November 21, 1877 - December 23, 1967
    PITTS, Baby,  September 1896 (Only Date)
    PITTS, Paul, October 1, 1907 - July 29, 1932
    PITTS, Lydia Lorine,  January 29, 1911 - December 22, 1952
    PITTS, Robert C., February 10, 1898 - January 17, 1963 Texas S1 US Navy WWI
    ALEXANDER, Mary Jane - Mother,     1833, - 1929
    ALEXANDER, J. R., July 26, 1828 - July 16, 1899
    DUNTON, Mary A.,  July 9, 1875 - April 7, 1918
    DUNTON, Hollis,  September 12, 1868 - February 5, 1948
    RAWDON, Foye McCarty, February 14, 1892 - February 21, 1968
    RAWDON, Finters A., March 7, 1889 - October 26, 1970
    SPECK, Challie daughter of J. D. and Auda, July 14, 1906 - October 16, 1906
    SPECK, Jessie son of J. D. and Auda,  January 26, 1908 - April 25, 1908
    SPECK, Child daughter of J. D. and Auda, September 23, 1904 - December  30, 1904
    SPECK, Auda, 1878 - 1951
    SPECK, John D., 1869 - 1946
    NEAL, Infant Son, son of J. W. and N. B.,  January 22, 1905    - February  3, 1905
    NEAL, Maude E. daughter of J. W. and N.,  January 10, 1916   - February 2, 1916
    NEAL, Nannie ,  February 22, 1882 - June 23, 1955
    NEAL, John W., April  22, 1869 - June 23, 1955
    McCORMICK, Elihu P., November 20, 1886 - February 5, 1961
    McCORMICK, Bertha Lue, August 1, 1890 - March 24, 1946
    BALLARD, Annie Lee daughter of James and Annie,  Born and died, May 27, 1904
    BALLARD, Jimmie R., daughter of Jim and Annie, April 28, 1906 - February 24, 1907
    COPELAND, Joe Wilson,  May 11, 1918 - November 18, 1919
    COPELAND, Infant,  December 30, 1915 (Only Date)
    COPELAND, Genieva,  1890 - 1959
    COPELAND, James A., 1881 - 1954
    SMITH, Vera May daughter of E. L. and I. M., January 20, 1906 - March 3, 1918
    HADDOX, A. R., February 2, 1939 - January 6, 1973
    BROWN, Hattie L. wife of W. H., May 1, 1891 - November 4, 1926
    PITTS, Sarah E., January 5, 1840 - March 31, 1936
    PITTS, Sandford, February 2, 1835 - August 17, 1909
    PITTS, Reuben E. son of S. and S. E., August 17, 1878 - August 15, 1915
    DOSS, Ida May,  1896 (Only Date)
    NIX, Bertie daughter of L. B. and Bessie, April 23, 1893 - June 6, 1906
    BISHOP, J. H. son of Joe and Rosa,  August 21, 1908 -  February 9, 1912
    DUNTON, Little Willie,  October 12, 1897 - June 16, 1899
    BALLARD, Lon T.,  1873 - 1930
    JOHNS, Bewna, wife of J. A., December 19, 1869  -  January 12, 1906
    BALLARD, Chloe B. ,  1846 - 1930
    BALLARD, Jimmie McCarty,  1896 - 1901
    BALLARD, Thomas Died,  1841 - 1901
    RAWDON, Ledelle daughter of Flinters and Foy,  Age 2 1/2 Years
    RAWDON, Beuna daughter of F. A. and Foy, 1914 - 1931
    McCORMACK, Dee Ellis daughter of Alex and M. E., January 5, 1876 - January 22, 1904
    MAYNARD, S. E. - Mother,  1855 - 1923
    MAYNARD, G.W. - Father,  1850 - 1928
    JOHNS, W. C.,   October 31, 1846 - July 7, 1915
    SEETON, Nancy Odessa, 1900 - 1981
    SEETON, Virgil H.,  August 19, 1902 - October 31, 1950
    SEETON, Laverne H., 1926 - 1927
    SEETON, Nina,  1916 - 1918
    SEETON, John Hubert,  D.  October 30, 1905 - October 21, 1978
    CLEMONS, Jesse Jr.,  May 26, 1929 (Only Date)
    SEETON, Eula B.,  1919 - 1966
    SEETON, Dora M.,  1881 - 1973
    SEETON, Charlie J., 1878 - 1957
    GILL, Sallie E.,  1861 - 1951
    GILL, Lafe Curtis, November 17, 1895 - February 4, 1929
    WALKER, Lurinda - Mother,  February 27, 1839 - March 21, 1909
    WALKER, D. S. - Father,  August 12, 1840 - August 3, 1925
    WINDLE, Miriam,  July 6, 1894 - July 23, 1978
    WINDLE, Forrest Sevier, December 6, 1869 - August 6, 1956
    WINDLE, Lou Walker, January 1, 1875 - February 13, 1933
    WINDLE, Maurice,  January 30, 1900 - February 10, 1900
    WINDLE, Nellie, November 6, 1892 - March 21, 1896
    McGEE, Leslie E., 1891 - 1951
    NORVELL, Lou Ela wife of Dr. E. E., January 16, 1876 - July 3, 1896
    McGEE, F. B.,  Died, July 26 1908 - Aged 27 Years
    McGEE, Mandy A. Mother,  September16, 1853 - February 2, 1929
    McGEE, George W. - Father, June 9, 1853 - April 24, 1912 Woodmen of the World
    COLLINS, Margret,  September 6, 1843 - March 2, 1927
    COLLINS, J. D.,  July 4, 1836 - July 13, 1918
    BALLARD, Addie 0.,  1889 - 1966
    BALLARD, John F.,  1877 - 1958
    BALLARD, Edgar Ross,  1926   - 1933
    WRIGHT, Wilmor Joe,  D. October 17, 1896   - January 17, 1901
    McGEE, Goldie Alice,  September 10, 1898 - August 5, 1928
    McGEE, Nancy Ellen,   January 9, 1831 - June 24, 1937
    McGEE, Wm.,  Died July 12, 1913 - Aged 35 Years
    KEY, Willie Jones wife of P. L., August 20, 1869 - June 9, 1917
    KEY, P. L., October 20, 1867 - May 7, 1920 - Woodmen of the World
    JONES, William Henry,     August  18, 1856  - December 19, 1946
    SPENCER, William, 1866 - 1951
    SPENCER, Elizabeth, 1869 - 1952
    SPENCER, Thelma E., 1896 - 1918
    SHORT, John Henry Jr., February 25, 1914 - August 25, 1914
    RAWDON, Jessie M. Gill - Mother,  September 23, 1891 - January 18, 1973
    RAWDON, Carroll W. - Father,  May 1, 1886 - May 23, 1966
    RAWDON, Harrold Ray, December 30, 1916 - October 10, 1918
    RAWDON, C. W. Jr.,  November 16, 1914 (Only Date)
    SEETON, Maude Alice wife of G. W.,  Died, January 28, 1916 - Age 37 Years
    SEETON, George W., February 22, 1877 - April 21, 1951
    SEETON, Ellen,  September 17, 1899 - September 7, 1968
    SEETON, Alice A. - Mother, May 15, 1851 - May 15, 1935
    SEETON, Melvin son of Lonnie and Beulah,  December 7, 1915 - November 23, 1916
    ROGERS, L. Brown, 1902 - 1965
    ROGERS, Iva B., 1906 - 1980
    GILL, Jack,  September 17, 1893 - June 29, 1980
    BROWN, Maude Eva, January 31, 1905 - October 12, 1980
    BROWN, Cecil William,  February 27, 1898  - December 7, 1962
    TURNER, Gertrude L., 1899 - 1962
    TURNER, Willis H., 1894 - 1967
    ANDERSON, Ina,  August 1, 1901 - No Date
    ANDERSON, William P.,  January 20, 1881 - January 24, 1962
    BALLARD, Lillie,  1891 - 1967
    BALLARD, Grady, 1889 - 1960
    BELL, Gladys Ballard,  August 25, 1918 - July 6, 1967
    DOLLAR, Hazle,  August 11, 1906 - July 3, 1974
    DOLLAR, Onnie B., June 4, 1905 - November 22, 1976
    DOLLAR, John Paul, 1966 - 1966
    COULSON, Nora,  1902 - No Date
    COULSON, Wade D., 1903 -  1974
    TURNER, Mary Lee,  September 27, 1897 - July 12, 1971
    TURNER, James Homer, September 20, 1895 - April 28, 1964
    COPELAND, Frances Ruth - Daughter, May 11, 1936 - June 25, 1972
    QUINN, Wm. Alvie Sr. - Father,   January 8, 1899 - September 29, 1975
    GRIZZLE, Lisa Marie,  May 2, 1969 - January 24, 1976
    TALLEY, Margarette Grizzle,  May 9, 1919 - September 29, 1972
    GRIZZLE, H., January 10, 1904 - May 2, 1969
    DOLLAR, Charlie Dinnie,   November 24, 1902 - November 22, 1975
    DOLLAR, Bessie Lee,  April 26, 1903 - No Date
    TURNER, James Thomas, November 23, 1946 - February 14, 1980
    TURNER, Margo Delaun,  December 15, 1951 - No Date