Thursday, April 14, 2016

Chambersville Cemetery

James and Martha Ann Wilson

The Chambersville Cemetery in Collin County, Texas is the final resting place for some of our Wilson ancestors.  I visited the Chambersville on a very chilly March day in 2007 and took the following photos.
Chambersville Cemetery, Collin County, Texas
James and Martha Ann Wilson are my 3rd great-grandparents on the Wilson family line - they are Maymie's great-grandparents.  James and Martha Ann were originally from Sumner County, Tennessee but moved to Texas about 1843 when they received a land patent for 640 acres through the Peters Colony land company.  In 1850, James, Martha Ann, and their three children (Sarah Elizabeth, William, and Mary) were enumerated in the Collin County, Texas Federal Census.  They lived in the Weston community of Collin County.

Martha Ann died in Aug 1873.  James died 28 Mar 1891 and was buried in the Chambersville Cemetery next to Martha Ann.  His obituary reads "J.C. Wilson, died at his home near Weston on Saturday, March 28 last.  The cause of his death was tumor of the stomach.  Mr. Wilson was 77 years old.  He was born in Sumner County, Tennessee.  He came to Collin County in 1845.  Thus the old pioneers are passing away."

Below are photos of the Wilson headstones for James and Martha Ann Wilson.
James Wilson Headstone

Martha Ann Wilson Headstone
As seen in the photo below, the headstones are actually smaller than they appear in the above photos.

Chambersville Cemetery Historical Marker

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