Green Elm Cemetery
Jack County, Texas
Information sent to us by Gloria
She writes, "Green Elm Cemetery was first known as Vermer Cemetery, then called Elm Wood Cemetery, and later named Green Elm. The cemetery was surveyed and belonged to my 2nd great grandfather, Harvey B. Verner. When his 3rd wife, Martha D. Verner, died in January 1877 she was the first person buried in the cemetery. Harvey B. Verner is also buried in the cemetery but has no marker. He was born about 1821 in Alabama and died 08 May 1893 at his home in Wizard Wells, Jack Co, TX."
– Green Elm Cemetery is located on the east edge of Jack County. It is close
to Green Elm Bridge (where the West Fork of the Trinity River comes into the
northwest end of Lake Bridgeport). From Wise County take Fm Rd 1810 (the road to
Jacksboro) out of Chico toward the west for about 8 miles. Turn left on County
Line Road (there’s a cemetery sign). Go 3.6 miles and turn right on Long Road.
Go 0.3 miles and turn at the first right. In 0.5 miles you will come to the
Dynegy station on the left. Take the left fork of a “Y” and the cemetery is
straight ahead 0.3 miles.
Click on the thumbnail map below to see larger image.
Condition - You will turn left at the “Y” at the Dynergy station (picture above). A right turn will take you to the old Green Elm Bridge (picture above). The pictures above were made in 2001.
In August 2004 a new gate had been placed at the entrance to the cemetery (picture above). In 2001 and 2004 the grounds of the cemetery were cleared of brush and the headstones were easy to see.
Layout – We took pictures and numbered the 23 headstones as we
came to them going south up the hill into the cemetery. No rows were layed out.
The Burrow, Moser & Long stones were in the small fenced area pictured
Order of the Headstones at Green Elm Cemetery
|Click on #s to see headstone images||Last Name||First Name||Born||Date of Death||Information Notes|
|1 + 1a + 1b||Isbell||M.S.||Feb 15, 1881||Oct 15, 1882||Daughter of G.W. & M.E. - Headstone with C.H.|
|2||Isbell||C.H.||Dec 11, 1888||Jan 25, 1891||Son of G.W. & M.E.|
|3 + 3a||Simpson||M.A.||June 22, 1872||Feb 1, 1901|
|4 + 4a||Pendelton||Annetta D.||Feb 9, 1878||Apr 14, 1879||Daughter of H.R. & W.M.|
|5||Mires||Coie Dewitt||Nov 26, 1906||Nov 29, 1906||Son of G.D. & N.A.|
|6||Jackson||T.B.||May 9, 1851||Dec 18, 1877|
|7 +7a+ 7b||Jackson||Oliver F.||Oct 6, 1876||Mar 11, 1877|
|8 + 8a||Sinclair||James F.||July 3, 1864||May 31, 1886|
|9 + 9a||Youngblood||Samuel||Sept 30, 1875||Mar 1, 1892||Son of J.L. & E.J.|
|10 +10a||Youngblood||Elizebeth J.||Jan 22, 1831||Oct 5, 1898||Wife of J.L.|
|11 + 11a||Swetman||R.R.||June 3, 1870||Jan 21, 1899||Wife of J.B.|
|12 + 12a + 12b + 12c||Cook||William C.||Jan 17, 1858||Feb 6, 1891||Husband of L.A.|
|13 + 13a + 13b + 13c + 13d||Low||Jesse||Mar 9, 1879||Aged 61 Years|
|14 + 14a + 14b||Hawkins||Clara B.||July 30, 1878||Jan 16, 1881||Daughter of W.H. & C.?.|
|15 + 15a||Verner||Martha D.||Nov 24, 1841||Feb 12, 1877||Consort of H.B.|
|16 + 16a||Burrow||Ruben||no dates||Aged 22 years|
|17||Burrow||L.V.||Mar 15, 1885||Sept 21, 1902||Daughter of J.B. & M.E.|
|18||Moser||M.E.||Dec 28, 1864||Nov 3, 1904||Wife of J.E.|
|19 + 19a||Moser||J.E.||Mar 12, 1869||June 26, 1909|
|20||Long||Infant||Sept 4, 1904||Sept 4, 1904||Daughter of G.R. & T.P.|
|21||Long||Infant||Apr 11, 1891||Apr 11, 1891||Son of P.M. & S.D.|
|22||Long||Joseph C.||Sept 11, 1882||Sept 24, 1882||Son of P.M. & S.D.|
|23||Long||Charley C.||Sept 4, 1881||Oct 4, 1881||Son of P.M. & S.D.|
More 2004 pictures of the cemetery.
Gate from inside the cemetery (looking west)