FONVILLE AND WOOD ANNEX Cemeteries are located together very near to the Wood Cemetery, and is associated with that cemetery. The Fonville portion of this cemetery, located in the center of the
location, is enclosed in new metal fenceposts but no
fence, and has been completely restored, with new headstones and a Texas Historical Marker. The Wood Annex surrounds this central area, and contains 5 burials
DIRECTIONS: From Pineland on US96 at the caution light, go west on FM83, 7.1 miles; turn left on CR432 and go about half a mile. The cemetery is up a short driveway on the right; there is a sign for the turnoff. Wood Cemetery is about half a mile further on CR432, on the right.
This cemetery was photographed and recorded November 25, 2011.
FONVILLE CEMETERY: Richard and Thursa Fonville sold their land in MS (awarded to Richard for service in the Indian Wars of 1836-38) in 1857 and moved with their 7 children to Texas,
where 5 more children were born. Their daughter Eugenia married into the WOOD family and, after the death of her husband, married into the nearby LOGGINS family, where significant Cherokee blood was
already present. (Eugenia is buried in the Chinquapin Cemetery, originally known as the "Loggins Family Burial Ground", next to her second husband Argyle Guy Loggins)
The ROBBINS's buried here were family friends who followed the Fonvilles from Mississippi, and farmed a portion of Richard's 422 acres.
There are several small markers engraved "Unknown Child".
Richard J.J.H. FONVILLE (James John Henry); b. June 9, 1819; d. Nov 8, 1898. Pvt,
Cpt Hudlow's Co., 1 Regt Tenn Inf, Cherokee War. (Double headstone with his wife)
Thursa Carter FONVILLE; b. Dec 10, 1822; d. Nov 4, 1912. (Full-blooded Cherokee Indian)
William Jefferson FONVILLE; 1866 -- 1868. Son of R. & T. Fonville
Mary Elizabeth FONVILLE; 1860 -- 1861. Daughter of R. & T. Fonville
George Washington ROBBINS; 1831 -- 1864. Pvt, Co. F., 19 TX Inf, Confederate States
Mary Elizabeth Easterling ROBBINS; 1802 -- 1862
Jesse A. ROBBINS; 1842 -- 1862. Pvt, Co. E., 19 TX Inf, Confederate States Army
John Thomas ROBBINS; 1829 -- 1870. Pvt, Co. E., 19 TX Inf, Confederate States Army.
(Next to his wife)
Louisa McBride ROBBINS; 1830 -- Ca 1885; Wife of J.T. Robbins
Frances Marion WOOD; 1863 -- Ca 1873. Dau of F.M. Wood & Eugenia Fonville
Thursa Elizabeth WOOD; b. July 22, 1861; d. Sept 14, 1861
WOOD CEMETERY ANNEX:
Luke Vincent DeJEAN; b. Oct 26, 1979; d. Apr 1, 1998
James DUCK; b. Jan 14, 1934; d. Apr 6, 2004
David Louis LEDET; 1944 -- 2010
James B. "Jack" ROACH; b. Feb 1, 1943; d. Mar 23, 2007
Gerald L. ZIEGLER; b. Oct 4, 1945; d. Dec 22, 2010