Dunagan Cemetery

FM 2870 south from Tolar to Loftin Road. Right (west) 1.5 miles to 5325 Loftin Road (Paluxy Valley Ranch). Cemetery is 500 feet from road, just north of house. 3297-232.

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The following  information was extracted from Cemeteries of Hood County, Texas by Mildred (Ford) Thormann who received the information from Mrs. Joe “Mary” McInroe of Joshua, Texas, daughter ofGeorge Washington “Georgie” DUNAGAN and Eugene Sebastian MORRIS.


b. June 1882

d. 1837 or 1857

This information scratched on a coffin shaped vault.
The death date is very difficult to read but I (Mrs. Joe
“Mary” McInroe of Joshua, TX) believe it to be 1857.


Erected by his wife Martha

b. May 20, 1833

d. Dec. 16, 1871

Coffin shaped slab with bought Monument at the end.

WOOD, Mary E.

b. Oct 18, 1845

d. Dec. 20 1872

Wife of T.A. Wood

Sister of G.W. Dunagan’s wife.

Childs Grave

Rectangular slab, no writing

About thirty graves marked only by field stones.

Three or four of these graves are said to be Indian graves.

Additional data extracted from the Judge Henry Davis files (DUNAGAN) at the Hood County Library.

G.W. DUNAGAN’s given name was George Washington.

Sometime in 1871 George Washington DUNAGAN married Martha Elizabeth WOOD.  He died same year before only child, George Washington “Georgie” DUNAGAN, a girl, was born. His wife Martha never remarried. She died 8-13-1923 at age 92.

George Washington “Georgie” DUNAGAN married Eugene Sebastian MORRIS on 8-18-1897.

Their Children:

Davis Forrest MORRIS
Thomas Bunyan MORRIS
Joseph Weldon MORRIS
A baby son who died at birth, unnamed
Lorenzo Eugene MORRIS
Mary Modine MORRIS who married Joe E. McInroe
George G. Morris who died

Extraction from Letter to the Editor

Hood County News – March 13, 2004

PRESERVING HISTORY On page 2B of the March 6 issue of the Hood County News is a photograph of a headstone leaning against a grave. I had the headstone made for George Washington Dunagan.  He was my 2nd cousin, 5 times removed.  He was a private in Whitfield’s Legion Cavalry and fought in as many as 160 different engagements, half of them around Atlanta, Georgia. He was a schoolteacher and died of pneumonia at age 38 after hunting.  G.W. married Martha Elizabeth Wood.  They had a daughter named after him.  He also had a son from a previous marriage. Their daughter married Eugene Sebastian Morris.  One of their sons, Forrest David, married Grace McIlroy.  Their son, Kenneth, lives in the area of the Rock Church with his wife.  G.W. and Mary Dunagan’s daughter is buried at the Rock Church.

Michael R. Dunagan, Granbury