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Jolly Family

Texas Historical Marker: yes

  • Primary Town: Jollyville
  • Secondary Town(s): Austin
  • Cemetery Relocated to: no relocation

Historic Texas Cemetery Designation: no

  • Williamson County Clerk Instrument Number: unknown
  • Williamson Central Appraisal District Property ID: R535167


Mapped per THC coordinates.

2016 WCAD: Cemetery located inside apartment complex’s property at 8585 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin.

This pioneer burial ground is a reminder of the area’s earliest settlers. It was formally set aside by John Grey Jolly (1825–99) & his wife, Nancy Isabel (Eskew) (1825–1921)— both buried here— for whom Jollyville community was named. The earliest marked grave is that of Margaret Evergreen Robinson, who died in 1872. Others buried here include five citizens of the Republic of Texas —members of the Thomas V. S. Strode family, who settled in this area of the state in 1841. The last burial in the Jolly Cemetery, that of Texas Confederate veteran Charlie Strode, took place in 1929.

NOTE:  More information under the “Jolly Cemetery Historical Marker”.

Location is Approximate (1999 Map Information): (1999 mapped D6) Verified 9/9

Longitude: -97.77679983

Latitude: 30.43427162