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This is a transcription of a photocopy of the application for a historical marker for the Fields Store Cemetery, Waller County, Texas.
Nick Wallingford (email@example.com) has done the transcription to accompany the .pdf file of the original. All care has been taken, but errors are always possible - consult the original!
The original had only two graphic/photos: a photo of the gravestone for D.F. Field and a map of the Waller County region.
Throughout the document, and for many/most people, the reference is always to "Fields Store", with no apostrophe. In this application, the references are all to "D.H. Fields, Sr." - when his grave clearly has "Field"... I don't believe there is a 'right' answer - but it seems to me that if he used the name "Field" throughout his life, and if the reference is to the store owned by him, it should be Field's Store. But who knows?
[Stamped: "RECEIVED JUL 26 1967 TEXAS HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE"]
[Stamped: "RECEIVED JUL 26 1967 TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION"]
[Stamped: "RECEIVED JUL 26 1967 TEXAS HISTORICAL SURVEY COMMITTEE"]
County - WALLER COUNTY
Town - WALLER, TEXAS
Date - June 30, 1967
This marker is for (Title or Subject)
The Fields Store Cemetery
Marker is to be located - on site of the Fields Store Cemetery about 7 miles north of Waller, Texas
(BE SPECIFIC AS TO ADDRESS, LOCATION OF SITE, MILES FROM CITY LIMITS, ETC.)
Present Owner of Property - Fields Store Cemetery Association, W. W. Bunting, President, Route 2
Address - Waller , Texas 77484
Who is responsible for Marker erection Property maintenance? - Roy Fogle, Sexton for the Fields Store Cemetery, Fields Store Cemetery Assoc.
Who prepared the history? - Jimmie Rene Ogg compiled it with the help of the Cemetery Association and older citizens who have resided in the community.
Address - P. O. Box 533, Hempstead, Texas 77445
Attach History with Reference Data for Authenticating this Subject (2-3 Pages) (In the case of a Building Medallion, answer questions on pages 3 & 4)
Attach the Suggested Inscription for the Marker
(Copy must meet State requirements - the Texas State Historical Survey Committee reserves the right to change the suggested inscription.)
If this is an Application for a Building Medallion, enclose current, glossy Picture of structure. (Application will NOT be approved, if picture is not included.)
Do you desire to be contacted Re Final Inscription: Yes X No
Who is to be recognized as the Sponsor of this marker? Fields Store Cemetery Association, W. W. Bunting President. The Fields Store Cemetery Associationtis sponsoring this, and the Waller County Historical Survey Committee has agreed to it.
Address - W. W. Bunting, President, Fields Store Cemetery Association, Waller, Texas 77484 Route 2
This application has been submitted by: [signature]
Name - W. W. Bunting, President, Fields Store Cemetery Association, Waller, Texas 77484 Route 2
SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS: (Price of Marker Includes Freight)
SHIP TO - W. W. Bunting, President, Fields Store Cemetery Association, Waller, Texas 77484 Route 2
SEE OTHER SIDE FOR ORDERING THIS MARKER FROM THE TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION
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xx/xx/xx/xx, per suggestion of xxxxxx
24" x 18" Official Texas Historical Marker Waller County
FIELDS STORE CEMETERY * ESTABLISHED DURING RECONSTRUCTION PERIOD ON LAND GIVEN BY D.H. FIELDS, LOCAL MERCHANT FOR WHOM COMMUNITY AND CEMETERY WERE NAMED, AND BY J.W. DAY, CONFEDERATE VETERAN. BURIAL PLACE OF EARLY SETTLERS OF AREA AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, INCLUDING VETERANS OF 5 WARS. UNDER MANAGEMENT OF FIELDS STORE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION. ** (1968) ***
* 1 1/4" lettering ** 1/2" lettering *** 1/4" lettering
[Stamped: "FILE COPY DO NOT REMOVE"]
[Stamped: "RECEIVED READY FOR JAN 11 1968 SOUTHWELL ORDER TEXAS HISTORICAL FOUNDATION"] [Annotation: "APPROVED 1-8-68 TI" (The line with 'TI' is chopped partly off this copy)]
Sponsored by THE FIELDS STORE CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
[Photograph of headstone]
D. H. Fields moved with his family to what is now the Fields Store the community in Waller County soon after the close of the Civil War. Here he opened a general store and from this store the community derived its name - Fields Store. His descendants say that he gave the first land for a community cemetery. It is now not known whether he was the first to be buried here, but his marker bears the earliest date that can be found in the cemetery.
Some eleven miles east of Hempstead and seven miles north of Waller, a short distance northeast of the junction of Farmroad 1488 and Farmroad 362, there lies one of the oldest cemeteries in Waller County.
What is now Waller County is in the part of Stephen F. Austin's grant known as the Department of the Brazos. When the settled part of Texas was organized into counties the Waller County area was at first in the Washington County area which had had its name changed to Washington County from the name of The Municipality of Washington. In 1837 the part of Washington County east of the Brazos was cut off from Washington County and given the name of Montgomery County. Then a new county, named Grimes County, was cut off from Montgomery County. In 1873 the south part of Grimes County was cut off of that county and joined with the east part of Austin County to form Waller County. Thus Waller County has been under a number of different local governments.
In 1838, on June 6, there was issued to John Reese one-third of a league of land in what is now Waller County. In 1849, on July 5, the one-third league was transferred to Andrew Robinson. During the years from 1821 to 1861 families were moving into this area. By the time of the Civil War the area was a fairly well organized rural community with some churches, some good wagon roads and occasionally a "pay school" when a teacher could be found. During the Civil War several men went into the Confederate army from here. Shortly after the War ended Mr. D. H. Fields moved to the area and built a store, which he named "Fields Store".
It is said by some of Mr. Fields' grandchildren that he gave the first piece of land for a community cemetery in the area. This later became known as the Fields Store Graveyard, later changed to the Fields Store Cemetery. Mr. Fields' grave is in the cemetery and bears the date of his death as being 1872. It is believed that there were graves in the graveyard earlier perhaps, but there are no markers with a date earlier than that of Mr. Fields. There are a number of family cemeteries in the area, but the people had begun to desire a community cemetery.
[Handwritten in the margin to the right of the preceding paragraph: "Fact will be removed here"]
The first recorded deed for land being deeded for a cemetery is a "Good Will and Affection Deed" dated August 3, 1871, by J. W. Day. Mr. Day and his family lived in the Fields Store Community. He had served in the Confederate Army, making boots and shoes for the soldiers. Below is a copy of this interesting deed:
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF GRIMES
Know all men by these presents that for and in consideration of the good will and affection I have for the M. E. Church South, I hereby Deed to I. A, Jones and Jesse Goodwin as trustees for said Church or their successors the following tract of Land - said Land to be the property of the M. E. Church South and used for a place of Public Worship, School, and a Permanent burying Ground. Said Land is situated as follows: to-wit:
BEGINNING at a stake on D. H. Fields line running E 54 varas to a stake;
THENCE N a little E 113 varas to a stake in the old Boundary line;
THENCE W 57 varas to D. H. Fields corner;
THENCE S to the place of beginning containing 1 acre of land, together with the rights, privileges and all things belonging thereto; and I hereby bind myself to Warrant and forever defend the title of said Land unto the said M. E. Church South against the claim or claims of any person or persons of whatsoever lawfull the same. I hereunto sign my name and affix a scroll for Seal this 3rd day of August A. D. 1871.
J. W. Day
R. R. Hibbits
R. F. Day
When this deed was made August 3, 1871, the Fields Store area was still a part of Grimes County. The deed was not filed for record immediately, probably because Anderson, the county seat of Grimes County, was a full day‘s horseback or wagon trip from Fields Store. In 1873, however, the men living east of the Brazos River in what was the eastern part of Austin County and those living in the southwestern part of Grimes County succeeded in getting a legislative enactment, H. B. No. 411, passed creating Waller County out of these two fragments combined. This bill was passed April 28, 1873, and was signed into law May 18 by Governor Edmund J. Davis, although he did so reluctantly because he said he objected to the creation of a county as small as Waller County would be. Hempstead, being the only town of any size in the newly formed county, was chosen as the county seat.
Early in 1874 the following record was added to the J. W. Day Good Will and Affection Deed:
STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF WALLER
Personally appeared before Thos. S. Pinckney, an acting Justice of the Peace and Notary Public for Precinct number three, Waller County, R. R. Hibbitts and makes oath that he signed the within Deed as a witness for the purposes therein contained.
Now, therefore, I have attached the impress of my seal of office and signed my name officially this 24th day of January, A. D. 1874.
Thos. 5. Pinckney, J. P.
Notary Public Precinct No. 3, W. C.
Filed for Record Jan'y 26th, at 4 P.M. and Recorded February 5th, 1874, in Book A of Deeds Waller County Records, Page 112, at 4 o'clock P.M. (No. 88)
R. P. Faddis
Clerk D. C. W. C.
After 1874 marked graves gradually began to appear bearing death dates of the late 1800's.
The stipulation in the J. W. Day deed was that the land was given to be used "for a place of Public Worship, School, and a Permanent burying Ground". A building was - or had been - erected where church services were held. Here, too, it is remembered by some still living who attended school there, the first community school sessions were held up until 1890 when a school building was built about a mile to the east on an acre of land given for school purposes by Mr. Melvin Lewis Moore, a local resident and for many years the county surveyor.
The next recorded deed found, dated November 4th, 1905, indicates that other land was in the cemetery besides the one acre given in 1871 by J. W. Day. This is a deed from C. H. Harris and wife to the M. E. Church South and reads as follows:
THE STATE OF TEXAS
COUNTY OF WALLER
Know all men by these presents that we, C. H. Harris and Clara H. Harris, husband and wife, of the State and County aforesaid, for and in consideration of Ten (10) Dollars cash in hand paid us by the Methodist Episcopal Church (South) the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, have granted, sold, and conveyed, and by these presents do grant, sell, and convey, unto the said Methodist Episcopal Church (South) all that certain tract or parcel of land described as follows:
SITUATED on the John Reese 1/3 league in Waller County, Texas, about 10 miles N. 70 E. from Hempstead, Texas, and more particularly described as follows:
BEING a part of a 35 acre tract conveyed by Henry Harris to C. H. Harris,
BEGINNING at NW corner of the present graveyard which now contains 3 acres of land,
THENCE West with the North boundary line of said 35 acre tract to a stake 41 varas from said corner,
THENCE South 140 varas to a stake;
THENCE East 41 varas to SW corner of said 3 acre grave yard tract;
THENCE North 140 varas to place of beginning, containing one acre of land,
TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the above described premises together with all and singular the appurtenances thereto in anywise belonging to the said M. E. Church South, in trust, that said premises shall be used, kept, maintained and disposed of as the place of divine worship for the use of the ministry and membership of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, subject to the discipline, manage and ministerial appointments of said church and by the Annual Conference within whose bounds the said premises are situated And we do hereby bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators to warrant and forever defend all and singular the said premises to the M. E. Church South, against all persons whomsoever lawfully claiming or to claim the same or any pert thereof.
Witness our hands this 4th day of November, A.D., 1905.
C. H. Harris
C. H. Harris
This deed was signed and sworn to before T. G. Wallingford, Notary Public in and for Waller County, Texas, on November 4, 1905, and was filed for record at 3 P. M. November 10, 1905, with Robt. McDade, County Clerk. It was recorded November 11, 1905, in Volume 28, page 33, Waller County Deed Records.
While the above was a deed to the church for church purposes it is pertinent to the Fields Store Cemetery because it states twice that the cemetery contained three acres of land in 1905. The two acres other than the one acre given by J. W. Day in 1871 are probably what was given by Mr. Fields as reported by his grandchildren.
Twenty-eight days after the Board of Trustees of the New Hope Church bought from Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Harris one acre of land in 1905, the Board of Trustees sold to Pleasant Hill Lodge No. 380 a portion of the land that J. W. Day had deeded to the Church in 1871. For this Pleasant Hill Lodge paid $30.00. It is thought that the Lodge building is on this parcel of land. By the removal of the school in 1890 and by the transfer of the Masonic Hall land in 1905, the lands remaining were for the New Hope Church and the Fields Store Cemetery.
Since the lands for the church and the cemetery had been increasing by additions from time to time the question arose as to where the dividing line between the church land and the cemetery land should be drawn. Mr. Walter Bunting recalls that he was at a meeting on the grounds when this question was being discussed. Finally one of the group went back of where the church house stood and drew a line on the ground. Then he said, "Everyone in favor of dividing the church yard from the cemetery along this line come over here with me." All of those present walked across the line and stood with the man, and so the division was made. This type of division, according to Mrs. Mary L. Cotner Garrett, Abstractor, is called a parol agreement deed in legal terms.
By 1913 additional land was needed for the cemetery, for it is a custom for the descendants of the early families to provide for themselves and their families a burial place in the Fields Store Cemetery even though they may be residents elsewhere. January 11, 1913, C. H. Harris and Mrs. Harris sold to the cemetery an additional acre for $15.00. Several years later there was again a need for additional land because all of the lots had been sold. Mr. [and] Mrs. E. C. Schneider, Sr., sold to the New Hope Church additional along the north side of the cemetery.
A few years after this Mr. Marion Allen, wanting a wooded lot for the burial place for his father who loved trees, bought additional land from Mr. and Mrs. Schneider and gave this to the cemetery reserving two cemetery lots as a burial place for members of the Allen family. He gave his lots and the other land to the Cemetery Association for the cemetery in order that it would all be under the care and jurisdiction of the Association.
The most recent addition to the cemetery was made September 24, 1966, by the purchase from Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Hardcastle of a piece of land on the west boundary of the cemetery. This new land is being cleared and will be fenced.
This quiet cemetery, surrounded by large oak and cedar trees, sits back from the main roads that run through the community. It has been the burial place for most of the early families who lived on the John Reese Survey and for those who lived on many of the surrounding surveys. (See map for area served.) With the early families and their descendants choosing to have their burial places here, some of the -graves represent five or six generations of individual families.
On the following pages are lists of veterans of four wars who are buried here. These lists may not include every veteran buried here because some of them are not marked so that the Cemetery Association can identify them as being the graves of veterans, and some of the Civil War Veterans' graves are not marked at all. If a veteran has been missed the members of his family are requested to notify the Association so that the names may be added to the list. Several of the graves are of members of the armed forces killed during the war in which the service was being rendered, but most of them are of the veterans who have died since the war ended.
Day, J. W.
Dewees, A. G.
Jenkins, Vance Fitzpatrick
McConnell, J. J.
Milam, W. H.
Moore, L. M.
Ogg, John, Sr.
Sapp, Perry W.
I Sheffield, Jabe
Shelton, J. M.
Survant, W. H.
Quinn, Wm. M.
Wallingford, Thos. G.
Baker, Thos. W. - 56th Texas Infantry, 7th Division
Boulware, H. D.
Eberley, Warren H. - QMC, Texas 325 RMT Depot
Goats, Edward J. - HQ CD 143rd Infantry
Hargrave, Gideon - 167th Texas Infantry, 42nd Division
Heflin, Miles Alonzo A. - Engineer, U. S. Navy
Ivie, Curtis Buren - U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
Lawrence, John P. - Co. C., 315th Field Sig. B. N.
Riley, Rufus - 36th Division, Battery D 132nd Field Artillery
Reynolds, Robert E. - 344th Texas Field Artillery 90th Division
Sorsby, Charles Earl - Co. F. , 112nd Infantry
Sorsby, Sloan J. - Co. A. S., 39th Battalion
Whidley, Henry Lemuel - Co. F., 67th Infantry
Bradbury, Thomas Wm. - Radar Tec. B 29, 501 Bomb. Group
Ellison, Harry - Georgia G. M. 3, U. S. N. R.
Izard, Owen C. - TRPG, 12th Cavalry, BSM - PH
Jacobson, Joseph - EMI -- U. S. Coast Guard
McConnell, Merrell J. - S. SGT., Army Air Forces
Robinson, Jack L. - 62nd Armored Division Inf B. N. , B. S. N.
Schmidt, Eddie C. - 163rd Infantry
Sprayberry, Earl R. - Field Artillery
Vanhowten, Adolph - Cpl. 1327th Base Unit Texas AAF
Wren, Theodore W. - S. K. 3rd C. U. S. N. R.
Colonel Alfred E. Howell served in the War with Mexico.
John W. Salyers served in the 33rd Volunteer Infantry in the Spanish American War. Wm. A. Sorsby served in the Texas Revolution.
Sgt. Eugene Wallingford, 11th Texas Regiment, U. S. Marines died while in service.
While we pay tribute to the men who served in the armed forces we must also pay tribute to the women who stayed at home and served also, sometimes against almost insurmountable odds - especially those who kept the homes and farms and livestock during the Civil War,and then when their sons and husbands came home to hard times and a ruined economy helped to start over again. And especially the ones in World Wars I and II who saw their sons and their husbands go to foreign lands to fight. Here in this cemetery are buried many of these quiet, unproclaimed heroines.
A very important factor in the growth and excellent upkeeping of the Fields Store Cemetery in the approximately one hundred years of continued use is the Cemetery Association. According to Mrs. Willie Dawson the ones who organized the first association for the maintenance of the cemetery were several women of the community. Among the leaders in organizing were Mrs. Kate Blair, Mrs. Mollie Willis, Mrs. Eudora Fields Boulware, Mrs. Mattie C. Sorsby, and Mrs. E. H. Vaught.
In the very early days the people who had members of their family buried here worked the cemetery on a cooperative basis by having "Graveyard Working Days" . These were days set aside each year when whole families would come together early in the morning at the cemetery and spend the day working out the lots, cleaning the walks, and clearing away any unwanted growth. Men, women, and the larger children all worked, the men and boys doing the heavy digging and cutting while the women and girls hoed up the smaller growth and raked the cuttings together for burning. Each family brought their own tools and lunches. At noon the lunches were spread together on large table cloths under the big trees south of the graveyard, and they all ate and visited together and rested a while before beginning the afternoon‘s work. But there was need for some money for fencing and buying more land as the need arose. The sale of burial lots brought in some money, but not enough, for even then prices were rising. The members of the association and heads of families took counsel to decide how to raise these needed funds, and - since all-day picnics with a refreshment stand were popular - they began having an annual picnic. These were especially enjoyable then for most families lived so far from even their nearest neighbors that they rarely saw other, and the annual picnic furnished an excellent opportunity for them to visit and to catch up on the community news. When they considered when to have the picnic they were in unanimous agreement that the Fourth of July was the ideal time, for it was their patriotic holiday even for these "reconstructed" Southerners, and was also a convenient time for the men because by the Fourth crops had mostly been laid by and it was not yet time for crop gathering to begin. And so began "The Fourth of July Picnic at Fields Store", which continues to this good day.
Families came in their wagons or surreys or buggies in the early days, the men trying hard to find a good shady place to tie their teams so that they would not have to stand in the hot sun all day. The men wore their best white shirts mostly and ties; the women and girls wore their best dresses and shaded themselves with umbrellas. Each family brought a big box or a trunk filled with home-made bread, fried chicken, potato salad, cakes and more cakes - lemon jelly cakes, orange cakes, cocoanut cakes, Dolly Varden cakes, Jenny Lind cakes - and pies, some with meringues, some without and in stacks. At first there were no tables, so the dinners were spread on the table cloths under the trees. In later years lumber was bought and picnic tables were built. Around eleven-thirty it would be announced from a speaker's stand for the ladies to begin spreading the lunches. Then, after the men had brought the heavy boxes or trunks of food to the tables they busied themselves making coffee while the women compared what they had brought and told their recipes as they spread the food on the tables. when all was ready a minister asked the blessing and eating began.
The money raising phase of the picnics was, and is, "The Stand". Here, in the early days home-made ice cream brought by the women and lemonade made by the men were sold for a nickle a saucer for the ice cream or a nickle a glass for the lemonade, which made the venture almost clear profit. Later soda water - red, iron brew, lemon, and orange mostly - and gum were added rather reluctantly because they had to be bought and this cut into the profit. Later yet a stolling balloon man appeared on the scene, selling his enticing red or yellow or orange or blue or green highly expendable wares to the children who had the difficult task of deciding whether to spend their precious nickles for balloons or for ice cream or cold drinks.
Today the "Fourth of July Picnics at Fields Store" are not too different from the way they were in the early days. There are present two or three new generations of the earliest families there, and they have come in cars so that now the hitching space around the picnic grounds has become a parking lot; and now - where there used to be sedate, dressed-up young courting couples strolling about or sitting together under unbrellas - there are very casually dressed, be-slacked young "going steady" twosomes, moving gaily about, holding hands and dutifully greeting the oldsters and remembering with them the many times re-told stories of the yester-years. Now - although there are more stories to recall - the memories are about the same , the old-time friendliness is the same, the big dinners are about the same, the "blessing" is about the same, and "The Stand" is not too different. However, the cost of cemetery upkeep has increased so that today - in addition to the amounts taken in each Fourth at the picnic - there is a grave space fee charged annually for upkeep.
Through the years disasters have struck the cemetery. The worst one was, probably, the 1900 Storm in which many of the big trees in the -cemetery were broken off or uprooted. In many cases they fell on grave markers breaking them or toppling themoover. So great was the destruction of this storm to the whole countryside that it was several weeks before the men of the community could begin the task of clearing up the havoc that had been wrought. In some instances the fallen, broken trees were piled and burned. Since the trees that were uprooted had left holes these had to be filled before what was left of the grave stones could be re-set. The result was that some of the graves were lost.
Again in 1915 a storm struck, and again the destruction in the cemetery to the trees was great, with more stones broken or overturned. The next disaster was in 1921 when during the funeral services of Mr. Jack Stokeley a fire originating at the flue had gained so much headway before it was discovered that the congregation had barely time to carry out the coffin and clear everyone from the building before the roof fell in.
Beginning with 1934 there is an excellent set of records for the cemetery. These are contained in Volume I and Volume II Records of the Fields Store Cemetery Association. Volume I shows what appears to be a re-organizational meeting held February 1, 1934. At this meeting Bradford Turner, Secretary, was authorized to purchase a record book and paper for a cemetery map which Mr. Turner was to make. From this February meeting on the Minutes are fairly complete, with the exceptions that in some years, such as the latter years of World War II, regular meetings were sometimes not held. These Minutes give the lists of officers for each year, the members of the executive committee and the Fourth of July Picnic committee for each year. The Minutes show that in 1943, because of the seriousness of the war, the Executive Committee and the manbership decided not to have a picnic. Then someone suggested that, since they did need money, they have an ice cream supper. This, too, was voted down. Then on June 15, 1943, at a special meeting they agreed with O. R. Stokeley for him to put on a rodeo in the picnic rodeo arena, with him doing all the repairs necessary to the fences, and all the planning and work, and giving the Cemetery Association a percentage of the gate receipts for the benefit of the cemeteny. The next year, 1944, though, the Executive Committee and membership voted to have the picnic, and the Minutes reflect that the picnic has been held every sumner since. In 1944 the Executive Committee voted at a June 19 meeting to raise the price of the lots from the $2.00 that was then being charged to $10.00per lot. In a regular meeting held January 10, 1947, the Association voted to cut the lots east of the Marion Allen lots in half and charge $10.OO for each of the new smaller size lots. In 1967 it was found desirable to set a rate of $50.00 per grave space in ths new plot of land purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Hardcastle. This advance in orice was necessary because of the high price of land, fencing,and general upkeep.
May 26, 1962, the Association voted to incorporate. At this same meeting James Bonner was employed to make a chart of the cemetery. The next year at a meeting held June 25 by-laws for ths incorcorated association were adopted.
Below is a list of the officers who have served the Association since February 1, 1934:
W. A. Sorsby - 1934, 1935
W. W. Bunting - 1936-1941; 1960-1967
A. S. Howell elected Nov, 10, 1941
E. C. Schneider - 1942 - 1959
W. W. Bunting - 1957 - 1959
Robert Survant - 1960 - 1963
Bradford Turner - 1934 - 1941
P. D. Haman - 1942
Robert Survant - 1943
E. E. Riley - 1944 - 1949
I. L.Bunting - 1950 - 1961
Roy Fogle - 1962 - 1967
Mrs. Fannie Breneman - 1934, 1935
Bradford Turner - 1936
W. S. Hafer - 1937 - 1939
R. K. Wileon - 1940
Arlis Sheffield - 1941 - 1943
Guy Hill Sheffield - 1945 -
Worth Day - 1949 - 1951
Roy Fogle - 1951 - 1967
1934: A. S. Howell; A. W. Riley; E. G. Hand; G. J. Heflin; Ralph Sheurich; W. S. Hafer; C. L. McConnell; E. E. Riley
1935: A. S. Howell; A. W. Riley; J. A. Smith; E. C. Schneider; G. J. Heflin
1936: John Lawrence; J. A. Smith; W. S. Hafer; G. J. Heflin; E. C. Schneider
1937: Fred Wade; G. J. Heflin; J. A. Smith; W. S. Hafer; E. C. Schneider
1938: Fred Wade; J. A. Smith; G. J. Heflin; W. S. Hafer; E. C. Schneider
1939: Fred Wade; Robert Survsnt; G. J. Heflin; W, S. Hafer; O. D. Hargrave; E. C. Schneider
1940: Fred Wade; Robert Survant; G. J. Heflin; W. S. Hafer; O. D. Hargrave; E. C. Schneider
1941: W. W. Bunting; Robert Survant; Bradford Turner; Pat Clepper; W. H. Trogdon; O. D. Hargrave
1942: E. E. Riley; Marion Allen; Walter Riley; W. J. Scroggins; P. B. Clepper; W. H. McConnsll
1943: No record
1944: W. J. Scroggins; Pat Clepper; E. G. Hand; W. H. McConnell; R. E. Survant; Marion Allen; C. W. Riley; T. P. Moore
1945: Marion Allen; R. E. Survant; A. T. Moore; T. P. Moore; W. J. Scroggins
1946: Pat Clapper; W. F. Cook; C. W. Riley
1947/1948: W. H. Trogdon; W. F. Cook; Walter Smith; W. J. Scroggins; Robert Survant; T. P. Moore; A. T. Moore, F. F. Eberley; C. W. Riley
1949: Robert Survant; W. J. Scroggins; W. H. Trogdon; C. P. Mason; A. T. Moore; W. F. Cook; Walter Smith; Duncan Clepper; T. P. Moore
1950: Robert Survant; Will Scroggins; C. P. Mason; A. T. Moore; G. H. Phlying; W. F. Cook; Duncan Clepper; T. P. Moore; C. W. Riley; W. C. Smith
1951/1952: Robert Survant; Will Scroggins; C. P. Mason; C. W. Riley; G. H. Phyling, W. F. Cook, Duncan Clepper; T. P. Moore; A. T. Moore; W. W. Bunting; W. C. Smith; T. C. Hardcastle
1953/1954: A. T. Moore; Chas. Haney; J. I. Lloyd; C. W. Riley; W. F. Cook; Duncan Clepper; C. P. Mason; W. W. Bunting; Robert Survant; W. J. Scroggins; W. C. Smith; T. C. Hardcastle
1955/1956: A. T. Moore; Chas. Haney; J. I. Lloyd; C. W. Riley; W. F. Cook; Duncan Clepper; C. P. Mason; W. W. Bunting; Robert Survant; Will Scroggins; W. C. Smith; T. C. Hardcastle
1957/1958: A. T. Moore; Chas. Haney; J. I. Lloyd; C. W. Riley; W. F. Cook; Duncan Clepper; C. P. Mason; Robert Survant; W. J. Scroggins; W. C. Smith; T. C. Hardcastle
1959/1960: A. T. Moore; Chas. Haney; J. I. Lloyd; C. W. Riley; W. F. Cook; Duncan Clepper; C. P. Mason; Robert Survant; W. J. Scroggins; W. C. Smith; T. C. Hardcastle; Leslie Wade; E. S. Howell
1961: Chas. Haney; Duncan Clepper; C. P. Mason; W. C. Smith; J. I. Lloyd; A. T. Moore; C. W. Riley; T. C. Hardcastle
1962/1963: Duncan Clepper; J. I. Lloyd; C. W. Riley; G. G. Sheffield; A. T. Moore; E. S. Howell; J. B. Sorsby; Roy H. Cook
1963: W. W. Bunting; I. L. Bunting; Robert Survant; E. S. Howell; Roy H. Cook
5/4/64 Roy H. Cook elected for three year term
5/3/65 E. S. Howell and R. E. Survant elected for three year term
5/2/66 W. W. Bunting and I. L. Bunting elected for three year term
5/12/67 Roy H. Cook elected for three year term
We express our appreciation for help given and information furnished by the following persons:
1. Mr. E. C. Schneider
2. Nrs. Alma Howell
3. Mrs. Ora Hand
4. Nrs. Willie Dawson
5. Mr. A. T. Moore
6. Mrs. F. Vl. Fischer
7. Miss Alice Etheridge
8. Roy Fogle
9. Mr. A. C. Williamson
1O. Mr. T. W. Garrett
11. Nr. G. G. Sheffield
12. Mrs. Mary Louise Garrett
13. Mrs. W. C. Smith
14. Mrs. W. W. Bunting
15. Miss Jimmie Lou Smith
16. Mrs. Hood Dewees
17. Mr. W. W. Bunting
18. Nrs. Royalla Fogle
1. Thrall's Pictorial History of Texas
2. District Proram and Work Plan for Navasota Soil Conservation District
3. Volume I and Volume II Fields Store Cemetery Association Records
4. Book A - Deeds Wailer County Records, page 112
5. Volume 28, page 114, Waller County Deed Records
6. Grave markers in the Fields Store Cemetery