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Old Danville Cemetery Montgomery County Texas
aka Shepherd Hill Cemetery

From Conroe take I-45 North to Sheperd Hill Road; turn left. Look for cemetery is on left. Key Map 96M. Click for a lookup from any of the MCG&HS  books.

 Karen Lucas (Lawless) Williams  is now the contact person for Old Danville section of the cemetery.  Go to Karen's website for more information. Per an email from Karen:  I only care for the Old Danville section (the original Danville Cemetery). Part of the black section in the back actually WAS part of the original cemetery. However, it is now separate and cared for independently as is the Catholic section next to us.  By the way, I've done extensive research on the history of the cemetery land.  http://sites.rootsweb.com/~klaw/   to the land/title history is on the cemetery's home page as well.  I think it's important for people to know that there are different sections which are cared for separately. The Catholic Church in Waverly, St. Joseph's, has taken over care of the Catholic section. I do not know the contact person for the black section, but it runs the whole length behind the Danville Section and the Catholic Section and is now filling in on the west side of the Catholics. 

Be sure to Investigate
Karen Lucas (Lawless) Williams page
"Journey to Danville"
linked with permission.


Transcription of Black Section of Danville Cemetery

Unmarked Graves By Pat Stephenson

I know of several unmarked graves in the Danville Cemetery. First though, a marked grave: my great grandfather, James Henry Hall, died 15 March 1905 and is buried in Danville Cemetery with a huge marker. He was buried between his two wives, who preceded him in death, and whose graves are not marked. Both wives died in childbirth and the children are buried there, too. However, the child of the first wife died three months after she did so it would have a separate grave. The wives were (1) Sarah Ann George (d. 1863) and daughter, Barberey Elizabeth Hall, and (2) Mary Jane Wester (1850-1890) and daughter, Sadie Hall. Also buried nearby in unmarked graves are James and Mary Jane's daughter, Sarah Jane "Sally" Hall Selman (1880-1937) and Sally's daughter, Darlene Selman Valdez (d 1935).

Email from Karen Lawless Dec 21, 2009 regarding Unmarked Burials:

I want to point out that I have an "Unmarked Burials" link on the Danville Cemetery homepage which includes Pat Stephenson's data which you've published.  However, there are many more reported unmarked burials which I've documented through this link.

Check out
William Beauregard's Transcription

 of Shepherd Hill Cemetery


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