1st Lt. David Richard Reynolds Camp #2270, SCV, Mount Pleasant, Texas


Gladewater Cemetery

Gladewater Cemetery is an old public cemetery located in rural North Central Titus County. It is quite large, fenced by a chain link fence and is well maintained. The Gladewater Missionary Baptist Church sits adjacent to the cemetery. The original land was donated by L. Mark Crooks and his wife Annie E. Crooks to the Spring Hill Baptist Church and graveyard and was called Spring Hill Cemetery. Some time prior to 1904 the church and cemetery names were changed to Gladewater. The name Springhill Cemetery was used by a cemetery located a few miles north of Gladewater and just off FM 1402. Gladewater Cemetery may have a claim to fame because the local people say that Arelda Jane Stevenson Sparks was the first white child born in Titus County and she is buried in the cemetery.

Some time in the past, a program of placing concrete blocks at known, unmarked grave sites was conducted. At least 95 of those remain today. There are other techniques that have been used in the cemetery to mark grave sites. These include: a cement block with the name “Geer” inscribed; a marble foot stone with the initials “M. H.”; a molded concrete block with no inscription, three marble foot stones; a block of granite; three broken rocks, and a flat granite slab. One grave has a monument base but the monument is missing.

To reach the Gladewater Cemetery from the Titus County court house take Jefferson Street (Business US 271) north 1.4 miles to the intersection of Jefferson and Burton (access road of I-30). Turn right (East) onto Burton and continue 0.5 miles to the intersection of Burton and FM 1402 (Harts Bluff Road). Turn left (North) on FM 1402 and proceed 15.1 miles to the intersection of County Road (CR) 1750 (CR NE28C). The cemetery lies about 0.1 miles at the end of the road. Coordinates: 33o15.066'N 094o56.939'W

At the present time, there is no Guardian for this cemetery. If you are interested, or if you know of any other Confederate Soldier that is buried here and not listed then please Contact Us.

Allen, George Hunt 07/03/1835 10/18/1904 Co. G, 17th Mississippi Infantry Sgt.  
Byrd, Robert F.     13th Alabama Infantry    
Crooks, Louis M. 12/25/1846 03/16/1909 Co. H, 62nd Alabama Infantry Pvt.  
Gray, Joseph P. 01/01/1821 09/16/1892 Co. D, 61st Alabama Infantry Pvt.  
Hefley, Thomas Jefferson 1823 1894 Co. I, 2nd Mississippi State Troops Pvt.  
McLean, John P. 1835 1923 Co. A, 22 Regt Ala Infantry    
Morris, T. W. 02/21/1836 08/15/1927 Co. K, 23rd Texas Cavalry    
Parsons, Ringold Scott. 10??/1848 06/04/1924 Co. G, 18th Alabama Infantry Pvt.  
Parsons, William Garrett 08/13/1831 05/01/1906 Co. K, 36th Alabama Infantry    
Sparks, William Carroll 05/07/1840 04/06/1923 Co. I, 9 Texas Cavalry Cpl.  
Spencer, James Madison 12/05/1834 01/01/1918 19th Texas Infantry???