| Stone's Chapel Cemetery The first known burial at Stone's Chapel Cemetery is that of Parson Amos M. Stone (1813-1862). A New York native, Stone was a Cumberland Presbyterian minister in Tennessee who moved to Texas in 1857 with his wife, Margaret Rodgers, their five children and his four children from his first marriage to Jane McConnell. In Texas, Stone became the minister of churches in the Clarksville area, preaching for a time in San Antonio before returning in 1861 to this area, where he also served in a Confederate home guard unit. At least three of his sons also served the Confederacy. After coming to Texas, Stone led area residents in establishing Stone's Chapel Presbyterian Church on grounds near this cemetery, for which he donated land sometime prior to his death in 1862. The church continued until merging with Pine Grove Church in the 1950s. The Cherry School, named for early settler G.P. Cherry, was also located near the cemetery. There, Stone's granddaughter, Mable Gaines, served as a teacher. Little evidence exists of the Cherry Community or the Stone's Chapel Church, but the cemetery remains a testament to the lives of area settlers. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2002 |
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Stone's Chapel Cemetery Historical Marker Location Map, Clarksville, Texas
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