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Massey-Steel Cemetery - Grayson County, Texas

March 6, 2011
Entrance to Massey-Steel Cemetery
A very well-kept secret, the Massey-Steel Cemetery is one of those rare finds. A Confederate Cemetery far off the beaten path in far norh Grayson County. It took me awhile to track this one down, but it was worth it. The view of the lake is spectacular, as are the stories of those who enjoy the view.
Overview of the cemetery
A slab supports family tombstones
A large rock in the foreground
Two rocks
George S. Massey
Born May 20, 1810 - Died May 1, 1863
Frank
Infant son of R.M & M.H. Dunning
Born Jan 15. 1882 - Died Nov 7, 1882
Clarance
Son of C.H. & Belle C Cooksey
Died Sep 7, 1877
Aged 3 Yrs, 6 Mo, 17 D
James M. Massey
Feb 6, 1854 - Jan 2, 1888
Eliza Ann Mithusson Massey Chiles
Jan 12, 1821. Ky. - 1908 Okla
Ervin
Son of Alvin & Sallie Henderson
Born Nov 25, 1901 - Died Sept 15, 1904
John Massey
Pvt 4 Rect E Tenn Militia
War of 1812
Feb 3 1778 - Oct 26 1862
Urn-style monument - from 1918?
Cpl Henry Y Massey
Co C - N Texas Cav - C S A
Jan 22 1846 - July 26, 1864
Killed in Battle of Atlanta
Rust-colored slab of rock jutting from the earth
Three Massey Tombstones
Interior landscape of cemetery
Mary J.
Wife of J.P. Steel
Born Feb 1, 1840 - Died Feb 8, 1908
Her happy soul has winged its way
to one pure bright eternal day
Lake View with tombstones
J.P. Steel
Born May 10, 1836
Died Mar 22, 1906
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear,
can reach the peaceful sleeper here
D.H. Pritchett
Born May 29, 1851 - Died Apr 7, 1901
Tall pillar
Margaret Massey
Born May 30, 1788 - Died Apr 2, 1860
John M. Massey
Born Feb 3, 1778 - Died Oct 28, 1882
Small Rock
Henderson family plot

Sandstone monument with Masseys behind

Tapered pillar

A shard of stone in the foreground

Tall pillar
J.H. Wilfong
Born July 17, 1854 - Died May 22, 1875

Steel Family Plot on concrete slab

J.P. Steel
Born May 10, 1836 - Died Mar 22, 1906
No pain, no grief, no anxious fear,
can reach the peaceful sleeper here

Mary J.
Wife of J.P. Steel
Born Feb 1, 1840 - Died Feb 8, 1908
Her happy soul has winged its way
to one pure bright eternal day

Small marble stone with W.G.W. against a tree