Marker [003]
Greenwood Cemetery
(2 mi. SE of Bells on Private Land)


Burial site of early settlers of Fannin and Grayson counties. Commonly called "Jenkins Cemetery"—as access was through John J. Jenkins' farm. First usage date is unknown; oldest stones have had lettering erased by weather. Earliest dated stone is for James R Montgomery, who died in 1869. On March 31, 1882, W.S. Roddy formally deeded the cemetery site in trust for local citizens. Wooden markers at many graves were destroyed by grass fires in 1935. The neglected cemetery was restored in 1972 through efforts of Lt. Col. and Mrs. William K. Langer, descendants of John J. Jenkins.