FIRST Grave in Willow Pond Cemetery - Palo Pinto County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 45.307 W 098° 07.508
14S E 581953 N 3624478
Quick Description: The headstone marking the final resting place of Jesse Alexander Glover notes that his was the first burial in Willow Pond Cemetery, back in 1900.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/8/2020 8:52:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM11Y2M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member model12
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Long Description:
Jesse's final resting place is in the northwestern section of the cemetery, and both his parents and grandparents are within sight. His grave is marked by a modern, gray granite headstone, and it reads:

Jesse A. Glover
Son of Jim & Ida Jones Glover
May 22, 1896 - Aug. 7, 1900

First Grave in Willow
Pond Cemetery

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Just inside the cemetery gate is a marker similar to this one -- they may have both been placed at the same time -- and it provides a sound byte:

John Washington Glover donated
the land for Willow Pond
Cemetery on the death of his
grandson Jesse Glover in 1900

Erected by his grandchildren in 1980

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While Drussillar Glover's headstone is more typical, with birth and death information only, John Washington Glover's headstone notes their 1867 marriage and move to what was then the Willow Pond community in 1875. There really isn't much here anymore besides the cemetery and the adjacent church, and even the Handbook of Texas is silent about Willow Pond. This is a nice rural community in beautiful Palo Pinto County, about ten minutes south of Mineral Wells.
FIRST - Classification Variable: Person or Group

Date of FIRST: 8/7/1900

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