Old Willow Point Cemetery
Wise County, Texas
Table of Information & Links to Headstone Pictures below on this page

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    Old Willow Point Cemetery is located across the road and to the northwest of the present cemetery. Itís near where the old town of Willow Point was located. At one time there were 50 to 60 graves at this site.
   
From FmRd 2210 turn right on CR 3825. The cemetery is back in the woods behind a pink house. Itís on the Doyle Sheppard place that now belongs to his daughter, Betty Lou Massey. The gate at the road is locked and you will need to get permission to enter. From the barn, go across a creek to the northeast. The cemetery is in the woods and scattered over about an acre.

     

        

    In July 2001 we found 6 headstones. There was a cement and pipe fence around the Bloodsworth and Allen headstones. The Roberts grave had a rock border around it.
   
Thank you to Jim Stegall for helping us find this cemetery.
   
The information in parenthesis ( ) in the table below came from an earlier survey that the Wise County Heritage Museum had in itís records. There were 7 headstones found at that time. Some information is from Bessie Sheppard, "Willow Point Cemetery Records"

# Name Born Date of Death Information Notes  Link to Hedstone Picture
2 Allen, M.L. Feb 20, ? (1872) Feb 11, ? (188?)   WillowPoint-Old-02.jpg
2 Allen, M.L. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-02a.jpg
2 Allen, M.L. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-02b.jpg
1 Bloodsworth, T.D. (Tommy D.)   Mar 22, 1885 Aged 19yrs, 10mos, 3dys (Killed when his buggy team had a runaway, going down hill into a ravine. He was carrying mail from Springtown to Willow Point.) WillowPoint-Old-01.jpg
1 Bloodsworth, T.D. (Tommy D.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-01a.jpg
1 Bloodsworth, T.D. (Tommy D.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-01b.jpg
1 Bloodsworth, T.D. (Tommy D.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-01c.jpg
1 Bloodsworth, T.D. (Tommy D.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-01d.jpg
Not Found Halco, ? Mar 5, ?     WillowPoint-Old-No Picture.jpg
3 Osman, ? (T.R.) Nov 1, 1877 Jan 18, 1880 Child of C.L. & ? WillowPoint-Old-03.jpg
3 Osman, ? (T.R.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-03a.jpg
3 Osman, ? (T.R.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-03b.jpg
3 Osman, ? (T.R.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-03c.jpg
4 Osman, Johnie L. Oct 31, 1878 -1880 Child WillowPoint-Old-04.jpg
4 Osman, Johnie L. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-04a.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Nov 24, 1865 Feb 20, 1880   WillowPoint-Old-05.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-05a.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-05b.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-05c.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-05d.jpg
5 Roberts, Itily Ernest C. Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-05e.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) May 23, 1878 June 27 (22), 1880 Son of ? (James H.) & N.E.(Nancy E.)James H. Woodall and wife Nancy E. with son Jesse L. are listed in 1880 census 132-19. Jesse was 2 years old at time of census.-Doug Harris WillowPoint-Old-06.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06a.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06b.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06c.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06d.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06e.jpg
6 Wooddall, J.?. (Jesse L.) Additional Picture     WillowPoint-Old-06f.jpg