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Clapp Cemetery

According to local tradition this cemetery was established by deed in 1853 to prevent people of mixed Native American and pioneer American heritage from being buried in other area cemeteries. The first person known to be buried here was Martha Johnston Andrews in 1860. The cemetery is closely associated with the nearby Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Among the more than 500 burials are many early area settlers (mostly of Scots-Irish ancestry), and veterans of wars ranging from the Civil War to the Vietnam Conflict. Historic Clapp Cemetery continues to serve the local community.


The official Clapp Cemetery historical marker.
The official Clapp Cemetery historical marker. Source:
Clapp Cemetery Entrance
Clapp Cemetery Entrance The entrance of Clapp Cemetary, which is still in use in Huntsville, Texas. Source:
Martha Johnston Andrews Gravestone
Martha Johnston Andrews Gravestone The gravestone of Martha Johnston Andrews, the first recorded individual that was buried in Clapp Cemetary. Source:
JW Wiggans Gravestone
JW Wiggans Gravestone Gravestone of James Washington Wiggans, who served in the 12 Tennesse Cavalry regiment on the side of the Confederates in the American Civil War. Source:
Earnest R. Knight Gravestone
Earnest R. Knight Gravestone Gravestone of Earnest R. Knight who fought in World War I as a Pvt in the 142 Infantry in the US Army. Born in Texas, he lived from December 16, 1865 to December 21, 1971. Source:
Floyd Brinkley's Gravestone
Floyd Brinkley's Gravestone The gravestone of Private Floyd Brinkley, who was born in Texas in June 27, 1897, served in World War II in the US Army, and passed away on November 11, 1964. He was buried in Clapp Cemtary, Huntsville, Texas. Source:


Texas Historical Marker, “Clapp Cemetery,” East Texas History, accessed June 20, 2024,