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


Old Union Cemetery
Guardian: Jerry Don Reynolds

The Old Union Cemetery has been a historical landmark for over a century. Lying on the major east/west thoroughfare through the county the cemetery became quite popular for burials. Unlike some of the Titus County cemeteries, Old Union never started out as a family burial plot. It, the original church and the school grounds were deeded to the community by Mr. Isaac Evans. Consequently, public burials have taken place throughout the years. The cemetery is fenced and kept in very good condition. There are essentially three parts of the cemetery which are designated herein as Old Union West Side and Old Union East side and Riddle #2. Riddle #2 is treated separately from the Old Union Cemetery in this treatment. The Old Union Missionary Baptist Church sits between Old Union East Side and Old Union West Side.

The affairs of the cemetery are administered by an elected board of directors. In 1998 this board was composed as follows: President-Buddy Price; Vice President-Carol Wilson; Treasurer-Shelia Price; Secretary-Lola Price; Hugh Hatfield; Bill Brown; Roy Price; Eva Harbor; J. D. Reynolds; Henry Roper; Mavis Thomas.

To reach the Old Union Cemetery from the Titus County court house take Jefferson Street (US 271) north 0.9 mile to the intersection of US 67 (16th Street). Turn right (east) onto US 67 and proceed 3.6 miles to the intersection of County Road (CR) NE 3 (CR 3045). The cemetery and the Old Union Baptist Church sit on the left (North) of US 67. Coordinates: 33o11.278'N 094o54.816'W


Because of its age, Old Union Cemetery (East Side) has many unmarked graves. A number of the existing monuments are seriously eroded. Encouragingly, many families are replacing older monuments with new ones, thereby perpetuating the historical and genealogical significance of the grave sites. There are 101 flat plate concrete markers that theoretically mark the location of unidentified graves. In addition to those, there are two angel figurines marking grave sites. Five unreadable Funeral Home Markers (FHM) locate other graves. One monument, molded from cement, could not be read except for a date _____ 22, 1913. There are two concrete blocks, each with an inscribed cross. One bears the name Richardson and the other Blythe.

A curbed plot occupied at one end by the Rose monuments contains several markers: 1 eroded monument, 2 unreadable concrete plates, 1 concrete block inscribed with Claude Gipson, Baby Rose 1916, Baby Rose 1916, Melvin Myers 1905, Earnest Myers September 17, 1905, Elijar Hopkins, Fannie Hopkins 1890-1906.


Old Union West Side has 148 flat plate, concrete markers designating known or suspected grave sites. There are 5 unreadable funeral home markers at other locations.

The Guardian for this cemetery is Jerry Don Reynolds. If you know the exact location of any of these gravesites that was not found, or if you know of any other Confederate Soldier that is buried here and not listed then please Contact Us.

Bell, Lovick B. 03/23/1837 07/24/1901 Co. D, 27th Tennessee Infantry Pvt. Pvt. Lovick B. Bell
Carpenter, William Green 01/18/1905 09/16/1913 Co. K, 30th Mississippi Infantry Cpl. Cpl. William Green Carpenter
Cochran, Joseph McHenry 12/25/1830 06/01/1905 Co. F, 9th Texas Cavalry Pvt. Pvt. Joseph McHenry Cochran
Cochran, Lazirus Andrews 08/25/1827 03/28/1910 Sutton's Texas Cavalry Pvt. Pvt. Larirus Andrews Cochran
Haygood, George Henry 11/19/1843 08/24/1917 Co. G, 2nd Alabama Cavalry Pvt. Gravesite Not Found
Huffman, David Miller 11/15/1830 02/21/1868 Co. C, 60th Alabama Infantry 2nd Lt. Gravesite Not Found
Pope, G. W. 05/28/1843 02/25/1925 Co. B, 15th Alabama Infantry Pvt. Pvt. G. W. Pope
Reeves, Judson J. 07/09/1841 04/02/1907 Co. E, 18th Texas Infantry Pvt. Pvt. Judson J. Reeves
Wilson, John D. 03/01/1831 11/03/1912 Co. F, 18th Texas Infantry Pvt. Pvt. John D. Wilson