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Wesley Chapel Cemetery


List of gravestone extracts as appeared in "Our Polk County Heritage" page 322

Directions: From Osceola to go 3 miles east on 92 to Road N, go North to road 134 turn left.  

     Cemetery is just past house on south side of the road.

Not appearing in above extract list:

Rachel Rives Hewitt
b. 5 July 1848; d. 20 April 1925.


Land Deed


Title - Land for cemetery was donated by Robert Rives and his wife Julia.



Plot Stone: HEWITT

Rachel J. / Hewitt / 1848-1925


Maiden name: Rives

David E. / Hewitt / 1847-1921



Infant Dau of D.E. & R.J. HEWITT

DIED OCT. 19, 1877

Notes: Hattie was twin sister of Harry Hewitt who is buried at Osceola Cemetery. Hattie died at birth. This stone has previously been resting against the Hewitt gravestone.  This year (26 May 2006), could not find the infant's stone. - Linda Hewitt Goss.

Parents: David Hewitt and Rachel Rives Hewitt (daughter of Robert and Julia Rives).



Robert Rives Died Feb. 27, 1901 aged 87Y. 1M. 7D
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.  Psalms 116:15

Julia A.  Wife of  R. Rives Departed this life Jan. 30. 1891 aged 81Y. 3M. 21D.
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Rev. 14:13
Her children rise up and call her blessed.

Note: Maiden name Gilliespie.

All above contributed by Linda Hewitt Goss < > great granddaughter of David and Rachel (Rives) Hewitt


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