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David Yancey
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Birth: Dec. 19, 1808
Death: May 14, 1885

Center Grove Cemetery is one of the larger public cemeteries located in Southeast Titus County. It was originally known as the Yancey Cemetery after David Yancey who donated the first land for the use of the cemetery and church. A Texas historical marker has been awarded to the cemetery and it stands at the main entrance. The marker reads " Center Grove Cemetery"

This cemetery was originally called the Yancey Cemetery because the first parcel of land was donated by David Yancey, Sr., in the mid 1860s. An orphaned infant, who was a member of the group that traveled with Yancey from Tennessee to Texas, was the first to be buried here. Many of the graves, including the first, are marked with only a rough stone. Veterans of the Civil War and both World Wars have been buried here. The name of the Cemetery was changed in 1900 because the graveyard was located in the same area as the Center Grove Church of Christ

Family links: 
  Thomas Yancey (1769 - 1847)
  Sarah Hicks Yancey (1789 - 1839)
  Rachel Davis Medearis Yancey (1811 - 1899)*
  Thomas Washington Yancey (____ - 1899)*
  William Hines Crawford Yancey (1831 - 1914)*
  John M. Yancey (1834 - 1909)*
  David Yancey (1835 - 1917)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Yancey Noblitt Norwood (1837 - 1911)*
  Rachel Catherine Yancey Justiss (1841 - 1923)*
  Mary Yancey Traylor (1843 - 1890)*
  Benjamin Franklin Yancey (1848 - 1910)*
  James Henry Yancey (1851 - 1932)*
  David Yancey (1808 - 1885)
  Perry Dow Yancey (1815 - ____)**
  Thomas Hines Yancey (1818 - 1881)*
  Elizabeth Lewis Yancey Paulk (1820 - 1889)*
  Sarah Abigail Yancey Wright (1822 - 1905)*
  Irena Yancey Barnett (1824 - 1891)*
  Helenan Yancey (1827 - 1848)*
*Calculated relationship
tombstone reads
D. & R.D.(David & Rachel Davis) Yancey

To him we trust a place is given among the saints with Christ in heaven in my Father's house are many mansion
Wife of D. Yancey The sweet remembrance of the just shall flourish when they sleep in dust
Center Grove Cemetery
Titus County
Texas, USA
Created by: Kena OBier
Record added: Feb 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48911122
David Yancey
Added by: Kena OBier
David Yancey
Added by: Kena OBier
David Yancey
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Added by: Howard Cobb
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- Georgeina Sullivan Waddell
 Added: Oct. 16, 2010

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