Sample Cemetery

Shelby County Texas

From Center, take Highway 87 South to Shelbyville, Take F.M. 417 East about 2 miles to the intersection of F.M. 2694, turn right.  Go about 4 miles you will see a red gravel road to the right marked with a forestry sign 165.  Turn on 165, at the dead-end turn left.  Continue on this road until it ends at the Sample Cemetery.  The Cemetery is at the Hinkle Schilling Fox Pen.

The cemetery was established at the death of John Sample who came to Texas with his family in 1838 from Kentucky. All the children of James Bedford and Martha Ann's children are buried in the cemetery. About 1984, we established a perpetual fund to help with the upkeep of this cemetery. It is located in a very remote area, about 4 miles off FM 2694 below Shelbyville. I would be glad to do lookups for anyone interested in this family cemetery. One of my goals for this year is to get a historical marker for the cemetery.

Vickie Sample Martin

Name                              Date of Birth       Date of Death   Notes                                        
Mathew Barnett - - -
Emily Butler 11/20/1992 11/30/1992 Dau of James & Kelly Sample Butler
James Willis Chandler 01/29/1931 07/21/1999 Husb of Juanita Sample Chandler
Mary Sample Dodson 06/11/1880 01/1964 Dau of Wm R.& Georgia Gullick Sample
Robert S. Ellis - - Son of John D. Ellis
John D. Ellis 1874 1916 Husb of Peggy O'Biam Sample
Mary A. Gray - - -
Edgar Leroy Langford 02/14/1935 03/20/1998 Husb of Oleta Sample Langford
Oleta Sample Langford 10/10/1936 03/15/2005 Wife of Edgar Leroy Langford
Jane Largent - - Sister of Martha A. Sample
Allen Bruce Martin 08-25-1947 10-13-2008 Husb. of Vickie Sample Martin
Olivie S. Meggs 12/03/1913 ?  
Levy J. Metcalf 05/04/1926 08/16/01935 -
Dewey Metcalf 06/23/1898 01/24/1986 Wife of John Joseph Metcalf
Herbert Metcalf 01/24/1896 0814/1898 Son of Jerry & Martha Sample Metcalf
J.W. Metcalf 10/29/1859 05/18/1922 Son of Jerry & Sarah Gullick Metcalf
Jerry B. Metcalf 03/22/1889 02/09/1960 Son of Jerry & Martha Sample Metcalf
Jannie Metcalf 03/24/1866 11/13/1944 Wife of Jerry Wesley Metcalf
John J. Metcalf  04/08/1892 09/15/1925 Son of Jerry & Martha Sample Metcalf
Lamerl Metcalf 06/10/1919 04/09/1921 Dau of Jerry & Vera Windham Metcalf
Leavern Metcalf 07/17/1917 08/09/1925 Dau of Jim & Mattie McCarter Metcalf
Levy J. Metcalf 05/04/1926 08/16/1935 Son of John & Dewey Shofner Metcalf
Lula Metcalf 06/15/1875 01/15/1926 Wife of Jerry Bedford Metcalf- 1st.
M.W. Metcalf 01/24/1894 02/11/1911 Son of Jerry & Martha Sample Metcalf
Vera Metcalf 03/10/1896 12/15/1970 Wife of Jerry Bedford Metcalf-2nd
Iva O Pinegar 12/24/1908 1944 Dau of Cub & Cassie Yates Sample
Lavern Strickland Rice 06/03/1927 09/19/1983 Dau of Jack & Atta Sample Strickland
Zusle Rush, Jr. 06/26/1923 09/03/1999 Husb of Margie Strickland Rush
Sarah Ann Sample 1804 08/26/1878 Wife of John "JP" Sample
Baby  Sample 03/25/1877 01/13/1879 Son of John & Ida Ervin Sample
Cecil T. Sample 04/01/1910 5/09/1981 Son of Cub & Cassie Yates Sample
Cub Sample 1/14/1880 11/25/1963 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
E.F.B. Sample 05/21/1886 10/10/1895 Son of Nathaniel & Maggie Metcalf Sample
E.W. Sample 11/18/1894 08/10/1920 Son of Nathaniel & Maggie Metcalf Sample
Eulon C. Sample 03/18/1905 02/23/1989 Son of Cub & Cassie Yates Sample
Fannie Sample 04/29/1872 05/21/1956 Wife of Steven Austin Sample
Felicia Sample 10/04/1963 10/04/1963 Dau of Donald & Delores Scarborough Sample
Georgia A. Sample 02/29/1860 07/09/1939 Wife of William R. Sample
Harley Sample 12/30/1896 1900 Son of Stephen & Fannie Rogers Sample
James B. Sample 02/15/1825 09/08/1910 Son of John & Sarah Ann Sample
John "JP" Sample 1790 1847 Husb of Sarah Sample
James A. Sample 01/27/1859 02/11/1883 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
John Bedford Sample 07/21/1854 10/13/1883 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
John H. Sample 02/23/1893 11/05/1976 Son of Wm R.& Georgia Gullick Sample
Lishee Sample 06/10/1902 11/27/1911 Son of Wm R.& Georgia Gullick Sample
Martha A. Sample 02/24/1837 02/26/1903 Wife of James Bedford Sample
Mary E Sample 12/27/1939 12/17/1940   Dau of Cub & Oma Sample
Maggie J. Sample 03/05/1866 05/01/1933 Wife of Nathaniel W. Sample
Nathaniel W. Sample 07/04/1861 01/26/1932 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
Oma Permenter Sample 12/26/1912 07/30/1992 2nd Wife of Cub Sample
Samuel Joseph Sample 08/22/1868 05/30/1886 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
Shepard T. Sample 07/3/1897 06/20/1990 Won of Wm R.& Georgia Gullick Sample
Steve Sample 05/22/1871 11/21/1918 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
William R. Sample 11/13/1856 01/07/1939 Son of James & Martha Branch Sample
T.O. Sample 10/26/1911 1924 Son of Stephen & Fannie Rogers Sample
Viola Sample 09/25/1901 11/23/1976 Wife of John Henry Sample
Cassie W. Shook 01/20/1885 - 1st Wife of Cub Sample
Annis Strickland 08/24/1874 08/29/1956 Dau of James & Martha Branch Sample
Baby Strickland - - 6 Graves-Children of M.M.& Annis Sample Strickland-no other data
M.M. Strickland 04/09/1865 08/13/1934 Husb of Annis Caroline Sample
Unknown - - 15 Graves-no data available.

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