P.O. Box 749
Eastland, Texas 76448
Cemetery Consultant (254) 631-2844
Eastland City Hall (254) 629-8321
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The Eastland City Cemetery is more
than just the final resting place of
loved ones who have gone on before and
their memory which is evident by the
daily visits of family and friends. The
cemetery is also a place of historic
resources. The cemetery is a reminder of
early settlement pattern, religion,
lifestyles and genealogy. The cemetery
has many war veterans, early settlers,
politicians, officers of the law, and
even those who went against the law.
Names on grave markers serve as a
directory to these early residents and
even reflect the ethnic diversity and
uniqueness of the population.
designs and cemetery decoration
represent a variety of cultural
influences that helped shape the history
are just a few of those who helped
settle Texas and Eastland and are
residents of the Eastland City Cemetery.
1851, died 1930. Founder of Eastland.
Mr. Connellee, along with partners J.B.
Ammerman and J.S. Daugherty, laid out
the court house and city streets and had
the county seat moved from Merriman to
Eastland, as the city was named for the
JOSIAH G. "DOC"
January 11, 1850, died July 25, 1929.
Rode with BILLY THE KID during the
Lincoln County Wars in New Mexico.
Josiah was born in Alabama and studied
medicine, earning him the nickname
"Doc". He later moved to New Mexico and
hired on as a cow hand with an English
nobleman cattle rancher named John
Tunstall. Another of the more famous cow
hands was Mr. William H. Bonney, better
known as "Billy the Kid". Mr. Tunstall
was murdered and thus started the
Lincoln County War of New Mexico. After
the end of the Lincoln County War, all
involved were given a pardon by the
governor, except for "the Kid". "Doc"
gave away his guns, except for a
squirrel gun, sold a gold mine for
$500.00 (later sold for $75,000.00) and
moved his family to Tuscola in the Texas
panhandle. Later, he and family moved to
Eastland, Texas where "Doc" lived until
his death in 1929. "Doc" didn't speak
much of his "outlaw" days due to the
many who still wanted him dead. He
worked for the highway department in
Eastland and wrote book reports and book
reviews for students at the University
PIKE" TINDALL, born
March 4, 1818, died November 25, 1901.
He came to Texas in January of 1836 at
17 years of age and turned 18 shortly
after arriving from New Orleans. He
joined with Sam Houston and fought at
the battle of San Jacinto. He was part
of the MIER MEXICO expedition and the
BLACK BEAN drawing that saw Captain
William Eastland, who the city and
county of Eastland is named for, die.
Tindall spent two years in a Mexican
prison after the Black Bean drawing. He
moved back to Alabama and served for 6
months in the Civil War with the C.S.A.
He held county offices in Alabama before
returning to Texas and settling in
DATES. First Sheriff of Eastland County
and served with Co E. Arkansas Inf. of
the C.S.A. He and his two brothers
helped to map out the streets of the
city of Eastland in its beginnings.
JESSE W. HARBIN, born
March 3, 1820, died October 30, 1904. He
was in the 1st Alabama Infantry during
the Mexican War and was in the Co 1,
23rd Reg Ga. Inf C.S.A. during the Civil
War. He has both military stones, one at
his head and one at his feet.
GEORGE M. REYNOLDS, born
May 28, 1846, died March 2, 1937, was a
member of the UNION FORCES during the
CIVIL WAR, with Co G, 3rd Ark Cav. He
was probably part of the "MOUNTAIN
TROOPS" from Arkansas that did not want
to be part of the Confederacy and hid in
the Arkansas mountains and later joined
the Union Forces.
OTHER CIVIL WAR
- SAMUEL W.
ARMSTRONGNO DATES; CO. A TEXAS INF, C.S.A.
- S.M. CARTERNO DATES; CO. F ALABAMA CAV, C.S.A.
- THOMAS J.
DATES; CO. B, PHILLIPS GEORGIA, C.S.A.
- HORACE H.
DATES; 37th TEXAS CAV, C.S.A.
- HENRY HALLUMNO DATES; CO. K, TENNESSEE INF, C.S.A.
- WILLIAM B.
SAMFOR born NOV 7, 1846 died MAR 5, 1926, CO.
E, 10th VIRGINIA CAV, C.S.A.
- JAMES K. SCHMIC
NO DATES; CO. K, ARKANSAS CAV, C.S.A.
- DANIEL N.
NO DATES; CO. A, 63rd ALABAMA INF,
born JAN 13, 1828 died DEC 6, 1902, 15th
ALABAMA INF, C.S.A.
- JOHN L. TINDALL
NO DATES; 11th MISSISSIPPI CAV, CO. G,
SGT. WILLIAM P. TRULY
NO DATES; 1st ARKANSAS INF, CO. B,
SGT. OLIVER T.
born NOV 12, 1874 died SEP 19, 1936,
CO. K, 4th TEXAS INF.
MARCELLUS ARMSTRONG born June 9 1871 died Dec. 1947
RUTHERFORD REEVES CoC, 12
U.S. Inf. , born Feb. 23, 1826 died
Nov 30, 1920
There are over 4000 people buried in
the Eastland Cemetery and another 500
plus buried here with only a rock
marking their burial.
There are many more interesting facts
about the City of Eastland and the
Eastland City Cemetery that can be
learned by contacting Eastland City
A CEMETERY DIRECTORY IS ALSO
AVAILABLE, cost of $25.00 , postage
"BEHOLD MY FRIEND
AS YOU PASS BY
YOU ARE NOW,
SO ONCE WAS I;
SO YOU WILL BE,
FOR DEATH AND FOLLOW ME"
"Brave man shot in the back by a Coward"
"Born a Scotsman, Died a Texan"