Welcome to the Jeffrey Cemetery

Jeffrey Cemetery EntranceThe Jeffrey Cemetery, located on Farm to Market Road 713, 10 miles east of Lockhart, TX and 1 mile West of McMahan (pronounced McMan), TX sits on a hill overlooking the rolling woods and farmlands of Caldwell County, TX. The cemetery is located next to, but not an official part of, Bethel Primitive Baptist Church. Information about the early settlers can be found on their website bethelpbc.com. Click “About Us”, then “History”.

The Jeffrey Cemetery was first established in 1847 as a local cemetery with the burial of Martha Ellison.  Its official name of Jeffrey Cemetery was adopted in 1938 and was adopted as a Historical Texas Cemetery in 2004.

The Jeffrey Cemetery is supported and maintained by the Jeffrey Cemetery Association, Inc.

As members of the association, we also have family members buried here. We are taking care of our loved ones who are buried here so their graves, memories, and history can be preserved for future generations.

Each year in June, the Jeffrey Cemetery Association holds a homecoming and reunion for the families and extended families of those buried here.  Everyone is welcome to come and join us in fellowship and the reunion meal.  Bring a guest and let them enjoy the fellowship and history of all that is here.

The Jeffrey Cemetery Association has completed the process of photographing and inventorying all burial plots.  Current photographs of each headstone have been placed in our Headstone section.  There are many old graves where the headstone is no longer readable due to erosion by the natural elements.  Also, many graves are marked with a blank grave marker even though they are documented in the headstone listings.  Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the headstone placement.  Please read more about the project in our Headstone Photo Project section.  If a family does not want the photographs placed here please contact the association and the photographs will be removed.

If you wish to have additional pictures or an Obituary added for a specific person buried at the Jeffrey Cemetery please contact John Baker at jeffreycemetery@gmail.com.


The Old Oak Tree sits on the East side of the cemetery standing as a guardian to all that are buried here. No one knows for sure how old it is, but when you stand beneath its cool branches on a hot summer day you can feel the presence and strength of this mighty guardian.

About Our Software

The Jeffrey Cemetery site has been developed on the WordPress platform.

The Cemetery Management WordPress plug-in is Cemeteriat designed and written by Ed Thompson.

The custom Jeffrey Cemetery Theme template was designed and developed by Gregg Sterner using the Artister Automated Web Designer.

Photo editing was completed with Adobe Photoshop CS5

Audio editing was completed using Audacity 2.0

Video presentations were processed using Camtasia Studio 7.1

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