Heavenly Branch Cemetery
Dublin, Erath County Texas 76023

 

Heavenly Branch Cemetery is located near Dublin, TX. in Erath county.  From Dublin take state highway 6 east 6 miles. Turn right on 521, left on 522 then right on 302. Right on 303, left on 284. Cemetery is located on the left or west side of 284.

Inside a 12 double gate is an 8 metal sign identifying the cemetery. The sign was designed and made by Sam Perkins a welder. It was made in loving memory of James F. (Jimmie) Johnson in 1992.

Restoration of this cemetery was began in 1984 and took almost eight weeks of hard dedicated work by three natives of Dublin, TX. The cemetery was overgrown with briars and grass.  Many of the markers could not be see. Some had fallen or were broken.   (There is an article in the Stephenville Empire-Tribune newspaper dated Aug. 20, 1984 with pictures and details about the restoration.

 In 1986 Homer Green had a barbered wire fence & gate installed across the front. Later that same year Dortha Stracener and Roy Echols put in a fence fully inclosing the cemetery.

The oldest marked grave in this cemetery is that of John S. Evans buried in 1884. There are many (20 plus) graves marked by fieldstones without a name or date. It is likely there are more graves no longer identified or marked.

So far it has not been determined who gave or sold the land for the cemetery, but it is believed that G.A. Mullican owned the land in the early 1880s

Transcribed by Dorothy Perkins 10-2003 and submitted on November 25, 2003.

NAMES

DOB DOD TOMBSTONE INSCRIPTION NOTES

Brown, B.F.

Mar. 24, 1854 June 14, 1929 FATHER AT REST  
Brown, Mary Lee Feb. 3, 1857 Jan. 19, 1895 WIFE OF B.F. BROWN  

Brumlow

      plot with 4 graves each grave has a metal/stone marker with Brumlow engraved on each marker without given name or date
Davis, Martha A. July 25, 1852 Apr. 17, 1911

SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS

 

Davis, Infant son of B.M. & Maggie

  Nov. 9, 1903

BUDDED ON EARTH BLOOMED IN HEAVEN

 
Duncan,       *Note 1

Evans, John S.

Sept.21, 1869 Dec.28, 1884

SON OF L. J.& E. E. EVANS

 
F       An antique iron fence surrounds two small oblong stones with the initials R.E.F.  (May be footstones)  A tombstone is unreadable. There is a large stump inside the fence along with the markers.  A tombstone stands just outside the fence for Frank B. and Rachel E. Faulkner a pioneer family in the area.

Faulkner, Frank B.

1839 1925

CIVIL WAR VET. FATHER, GOD CALLS AWAY WHEN HE THINK BEST

(Frank & Rachel share a tombstone)
Faulkner, Rachel E. 1848 1886 MOTHER  
Faulkner, H. P. Apr. 26, 1872 Mar. 15, 1925 AT REST  
Faulkner, W.N. Oct. 09, 1873 June 4, 1918    

Green, Benjamin

1833 1922

CIVIL WAR VET., TEXAS Pvt. Co. E 13 Regt. TEXAS VOLUNTEERS CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

 

Green, Lorene

Nov. 5, 1894 Sept. 19,1906

DAU. OF B.W. & FANNIE GREEN, HOW MANY HOPES HE BURIED HERE

 

Green, Ralph Irwin

Oct. 22, 1896 Jan. 30, 1912

RESTING IN HOPE OF A HOPE OF A GLORIOUS RESURRECTION

 
Green, S. Dec. 1843 Feb. 1913   (Sally?), wife of Benjamin

Huchingson, E.B.

     

There is no evidence of a marker or grave E.B. and H.A. are buried on either side of their daughter Linnie H. (this information came from a relative of people buried in the cemetery) 

Huchingson, H.A.

      There is no evidence of a marker or grave

Huchingson, Linnie

  no dates  DAU. OF E.B. & H.A.

(Linnie is not buried here) She married late in life (N. Adams) and was buried by her husband at Fairy cemetery (location unknown)

Johnson, Alec

Nov. 9, 1903  June 29, 1904 IN MEMORY OF  

Johnson, Allen F.

Feb. 14, 1902 July 7, 1981

HE LOVED AND WAS LOVED

son of John A.

Johnson, Mr. F.A.

May 20, 1855 June 28, 1931    
Johnson, John A. May 20, 1853 July 24, 1941 GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN father of Lois N. Johnson Perkinis
Johnson, John Newton Oct. 20, 1896 May 22, 1984 WW1,  PVT. US ARMY WW1 son of John A.
Johnson, Lee 1888 1923   the grave is marked by a funeral home marker

Johnson, Lueallen

Oct. 16, 1866 Jan. 11, 1908

WIFE OF J.A. JOHNSON, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

 

Johnson, Newton F.

1848  1903  

funeral home marker with dates & a rock mark the grave

Johnson, Nina

     

the grave is marked with a funeral home marker/dates are faded

Johnson, Mrs. S.A. & INFANT SON Dec. 28, 1865 Dec. 31, 1908    

Johnson, Vicki

1886 1908  

grave is marked with a rock & funeral home marker

Love, Bertha Feb. 21, 1881 Aug. 5, 1902    

Martin, Daniel

Apr. 7, 1810 Dec. 21, 1897    

Martin, E.H.

Apr. 11, 1889 Dec.8, 1917

JESUS HAS COME AND BORNE THEE HOME

 
Martin, Rebecca S. Mar. 12, 1822 Mar. 10, 1904 WIFE OF D. MARTIN  
Moss, F.M. Mar. 8, 1849 July 26, 1928    
Moss, George A. Jan. 29, 1880 Jan. 17, 1910 HE WAS A KIND & AFFECINATE HUSBAND  

Moss, J.T.

Mar. 14, 1882 Oct. 4, 1901 SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS  

Moss, Minerva

Aug. 25, 1851 Jan. 28, 1910 WEEP NOT THEY ARE AT REST  
Moss O.D. Aug. 1, 1871 Aug. 16, 1907    

Pevehouse, N.

May 20, 1846 Feb. 16, 1887

JESUS LOVES THE PURE & HOLY

 

Pevehouse, Nelson

Sept. 25, 1885 Oct. 25, 1885

SON OF N. & S.F., SAFE IN THE ARMS OF JESUS

 

Pevehouse, Sarah F.

Nov. 19, 1848 Oct. 6, 1885

WIFE A FOND MOTHER & FRIEND TO ALL

 

Pevehouse, Infant son of W.A. & Sallie

  Aug. 29, 1894

BUDDED ON EARTH BLOOMING IN HEAVEN

 

Perkins, Agnes Lorraine

July 12, 1923 May 31, 1936  

daughter of Lois & S.O. Perkins

Perkins, John L.

Feb. 22, 1930  Sept. 10, 1999  

son of Lois & S.O. Perkins

Perkins, Lois Johnson

Nov. 02, 1904 Feb, 22, 1930  

first wife of S.O. Perkins

Perkins, Samuel Ocie

April 25, 1902 May 12, 1982

NEVER SPOKE AN UNKIND WORD

 

Pittman, H.F.

Mar. 6, 1859 Oct. 14, 1898

SON OF WILLIAM & MARY PITTMAN

 

Pittman, Infant daughter of H.G. and Amanda

  Nov. 29, 1891  

BUDDED ON EARTH TO BLOOM IN HEAVEN

 

Pittman, Infant son of H.G. and Amanda

  Sept. 17, 1903

IN MEMORY OF BUDDED ON EARTH TO BLOOM IN HEAVEN

 
Roberts, Nellie Lou May 6, 1903 Jan 26, 1981   daughter of John A. Johnson

Stragener, Marshel

Sept. 21, 1896 Jan 27, 1920   The incorrect spelling Marchel is on the tombstone
Walker, Nora Agnes July 8, 1906 Feb. 18, 1967   daughter of John A. Johnson
Welch, Wiley Winston April 1, 1917 June 1, 1999 WWII  
         

 *Note 1 on the outside of the boundary fence on private land a father and son are buried.  I. C. Duncan (father) Charlie Duncan (son)

 

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