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Irvine Cemetery AKA Wilson Chapel Cemetery

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Directions: On private land 5 mi S of Newton, off Loop 505

Historical Marker: Wilson Chapel Cemetery (also known as Woods Cemetery or Irvine Cemetery) David McMahon (1806-1873), first Newton County attorney, is credited with the founding of Wilson Chapel. His grave is marked, as are three others: his brother, Rev. Friend McMahon (1810-1874), Methodist Minister and farmer; Josephus Somerville Irvine (1819-1876), Civil War veteran, Methodist preacher and early county organizer, said to have been the youngest soldier at the Battle of San Jacinto; and Edward G. Didham (1835-1893), an English army captain and local pioneer teacher. Also said to be interred here are Tommie Knight (1794-1885), Dr. J.S. Peavy (1830-1888) and Mollie Pierce (b. 1868). Historic Texas Cemetery-2002

Historical Marker: Star and Wreath Josephus S. Irvine, born August 25, 1819. Came to Texas in 1830. Soldier in the Battle of San Jacinto. Major in Spaight's Eleventh Texas Regiment, C.S.A. Chaplain of the Grand Lodge AF & AM, 1860. Died May 19, 1876. Erected by the State of Texas, 1962

Offsite listing of graves on Find A Grave:

Irvine/Wilson Chapel Cemetery at Find A Grave

NOTE: Find A Grave has a stone listed for him in the Wilson-McFarland Cemetery but a historical marker says that he is buried at Wilson Chapel AKA Irvine Cemetery.

 

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