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Cemeteries of Red River County, Texas
compiled and edited by Lawrence and Sue Dale Copyright 1991 - 2014

CEMETERY NAME CREATED NOTES
Adams Cemetery   See Doak cemetery for burials.
Aikin Grove Cemetery 16 Feb 1905 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.305N, 95 Deg 02.952W. This cemetery is located at the Aikin Grove Missionary Baptist Church 4 miles south of Clarksville on FM 910. On 5 Mar 1897, Mr. J. D. Aikin et ux, sold two acres of the J. C. Heart Survey to the Baptist Church and the Methodist Episcopal Church South and School for the sum of $10.00. The oldest marked grave is that of Dollie Maxwell, wife of J. E., who died 16 Feb 1905. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on Wednesday, 9 Dec 1998. We were on this site again on 19 Dec 2003 to do a complete rewalk of the cemetery and to take the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 201 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 28 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 213 documented burials.
Albion Cemetery 5 Oct 1863 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 50.877N, 95 Deg 02.041W. Albion Cemetery is located on Hwy 37 south 8/10 of a mile from the Red River and west 2/10 of a mile on a little side road on the George S. Park headright survey. The oldest marked grave is that of George W. Haley who died 5 Oct 1863. On a muddy day, 3 March 1997, this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale. On 3 Feb 2003 we returned to this site and recorded the GPS Coordinates for this cemetery. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 211 documented burials. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 226 documented burials.
Allen Ranch Cemetery 3 Sep 2010 This family is first mentioned in the obituary for Charles Clifford Allen in The Clarksville Times dated 23 Sep 2010. We have not found this burial ground to date. There is only the one burial as of 31 Dec 2013.
Annona Cemetery 3 Oct 1886 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.632N, 94 Deg 55.041W. The Annona Cemetery is in the south side of Annona. From Hwy 82 in Annona at the intersection with FM 44, proceed south into old downtown Annona, pass the old railroad right-of-way and bear right continuing down Booth Blvd. Go about two to three city blocks and again bear right down a narrow track heading generally south. After one city block, Annona Cemetery is on the right. The earliest land record to be found was a purchase from Sam Fuller on 10 Feb 1942. The Annona Cemetery Society paid Gertrude B. Wooten, widow of D. C., $1 for a plot 30 x 164 feet and 3-1/4 acres out of the J. D. Lawson headright survey. The earliest marked grave is that of Mary J. Lawson, Wife of I. H., who died 3 Oct 1886. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Jan 1999. We again visited this site on 10 Jan 2004 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 464 documented burials. This cemetery was completely walked by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins in December of 2010 and pictures were taken of all markers. This information was then added into existing records and all information updated by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 485 documented burials.
Annona Black Cemetery   See Rock of Ages B cemetery for burials
Antioch Black Cemetery   See Reed B cemetery for burials
Avery Cemetery 10 Feb 1904 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.843N, 94 Deg 47.345W. This cemetery is located on the west side of Avery just south of the railroad on the William Collum Survey. The oldest surviving marked grave is that of Jesse Sutton Ingram who died on 10 Feb 1904. The work on this cemetery was started on 18 Oct 1999 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As we recorded the information on this cemetery we also divided the cemetery into 9 Sections with Section 1, the original burial area, containing 307 graves. There is provision for expansion as a Avery Cemetery new section, the Bearden Addition, is already under fence and plots are being sold. This cemetery stands out for its cleanliness and for the future planned controlled expansion of its facilities. This work was completed on 22 Oct 1999 after a hard five days. We went there again on 30 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 4 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1598 documented burials. This cemetery was completely walked by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins in early 2011 and pictures were taken of all markers. This information was then added into existing records and all information updated by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1783 documented burials. Avery Cemetery Map
Bachman Cemetery 29 Nov 1882 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.698N, 94 Deg 55.530W. From east of Clarksville on Hwy 82, take FM 1159 15.0 miles to its junction with Collier Creek east of Acworth. The cemetery appears to be situated on the Patsey Kitchens survey and the cemetery is directly on the creek to the southeast of this junction. There is a pasture gate so be sure to observe all country courtesies upon entering and leaving. The oldest marked grave is that of Marshall N. Bachman who died on 29 Nov 1882. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery had 61 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 30 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 65 documented burials.
Bagwell Black Cemetery 23 Mar 1895 Bagwell Black Cemetery, is an old abandoned Afro-American Cemetery, having its first recorded burial on 23 Mar 1895 with the last burial taking place on 28 Nov 1963. Since this date there have been no burials and the only access to the cemetery is on foot. We have not been able to find a church associated with this burial ground. This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.338N, 95 Deg 08.536W. From FM 2168 in Bagwell, take CR 2110 for 1.1 miles to CR 2111. Take CR 2111 north for 1.5 miles and turn into the drive to James Miller residence, another .5 miles. The cemetery is on this property and about 3/4 mile to the southeast. This is definitely a woods type cemetery and there is evidence of many other burials there, including at least the remnants of 5 other funeral home markers with no information. The oldest marked burial is that of Paul Needham Prewett, Jr. who died on 23 Mar 1895. On a warm fall day, 22 Nov 2003, Lawrence and Sue Dale visited the site and recorded the burials there. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 33 documented burials.
Bailey Cemetery 16 Oct 1883 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 54.885N, 95 Deg 09.110W. This cemetery is in northwest RRCo TX and not shown on any of the maps of the area. From FM 410 and its intersection with CR 2353 take CR 2353 south 8/10 mile till you cross a slough area. There is a line of trees along the slough. By following the tree line for about 250 yards southeasterly to a stand of 4 pecan trees and then entering the woods in a southeasterly direction the cemetery can be seen. Do not confuse this cemetery with the Old Siloam cemetery as they are separate entities. The oldest marked burial is that of Susan Degraffenried who died on 16 Oct 1883. The name Bailey was confirmed separately by two individuals, Robert Williams, living on the Red River, and Mrs Love who lives in the Siloam Community. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 23 Jan 2000. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 14 documented burials.
Bailey Black Cemetery   See Old Siloam B cemetery for burials
Baker Family Cemetery 27 Mar 1909 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 26.856N, 94 Deg 45.266W. El 375 ft. This is a small family cemetery across the road from the Lydia Cemetery. It is on part of the Sewell Hancock headright survey. It is well cared for and heavily fenced on the edge of the old church property. The oldest marked burial is that of Myrtle Baker who died on 27 Mar 1909. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 8 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 8 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Baptist Cemetery   See Clarksville cemetery for burials
Baptist Black Cemetery   See Hebron B cemetery for burials
Barnesville Black Cemetery 10 Sep 1885 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 55.581N, 95 Deg 12.588W. From Woodland take FM 410 north for 12.8 miles to the intersection with CR 2356. Take CR 2356 south for 6/10 mile south to CR 2355. Take CR 2355 west for 7/10 mile and you are in the cemetery. It is at the northwestern edge of the Garland Geer Survey. A deed to Barnesville Missionary Baptist Church from Rev. E. Barnes, Sr., conveys 1 acre of the John Askey survey, this instrument made on 28 May 1886 and filed on 29 May 1886, being duly recorded in Book CH Vol 10 Page 288. This is a black cemetery and the oldest marker was that of Clarsa Barnes who died 10 Sep 1885. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Feb 1999. While revisiting the site on 24 Jan 2000, we found a new site marker as follows: Barnesville Baptist Church and Cemetery, established Nov 1867, Rev. Elisah Barnes, Dedicated To The Members That Attended Barnesville Baptist Church, To All The Families That Have Loved Ones Buried In This Cemetery, Forever In Our Hearts, Church Closed 2 Nov 1990. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 23 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 163 documented burials.
Bartonville Black Cemetery   See Barnesville B cemetery for burials
Becknell Cemetery 1865 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.691N, 95 Deg 10.153W. This cemetery is located about 6 miles west of Clarksville, the first branch bottom east of the roadside park on Hwy. 82. It is about 150 yards south of the highway in a field on the William Becknell Survey. On 20 Dec 1861 there is a deed from Mary Becknell to Methodist Episcopal Church for 6 acres SW corner Becknells Prairie and filed for record on 24 Dec 1861 in Book CH N page 457. There is a conveyance of a 1 acre tract on the west side of Becknell's Prairie from W. W. Scaff to the Becknell West School Commission made on 14 Sep 1882 and filed for record on 2 May 1883 in Book CH Vol 5 Page 401. There are signs of recent brush cutting and general clean-up to the area. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Jan 1999. We walked through the briers on 21 Jan 2003 to again visit and to find no more cleanup has been done on this historic site. We took the GPS Coordinates while there this time. This cemetery was again worked on 21 Nov 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Benningfield Cemetery 16 Jun 1885 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.144N, 94 Deg 59.300W. From Hwy 82 East and FM 412, take FM 412 south for 3.6 miles to the intersection with CR 4116. Take CR 4116 east for 6/10 mile to CR 4135, Take CR 4135 right or south for 8/10 mile. Stop! You should be at the ruins of an old cattle corral on the left. Park your vehicle and proceed east for 250 yards heading for a large stand of trees. In the trees you will find the cemetery. Please attempt this in a high clearance vehicle only and be prepared to back out for the last 6/10 miles as there is no place to turn around. The oldest marked burial is that of S. E. Fowler who died on 16 Jun 1885. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 11 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery noting marker changes. While there we met the current landholder Mike Wise and had a nice conversation about the cemetery and the possibility of a thorough cleanup. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 14 documented burials.
Bethel Cemetery 7 Jul 1875 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.767N, 95 Deg 15.862W. From Detroit take FM 410 south for 7.2 miles to the intersection with CR 1235. Take CR 1235 east for 1/2 mile and the cemetery is on the right. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church bought 140 yards by 60 yards from Sarah McClure for $15 on 17 Jan 1884. They also purchased five acres from Ed L. McClure for $70 on 19 Feb 1900. The oldest marked grave is that of William Noel McClure who died 7 Jul 1875. This cemetery was surveyed in the period of January through March of 1996 by James Loyd and Mattie Tate Griggs. On 20 Sep 1999 Lawrence and Sue Dale walked this cemetery again for a double check and update and at this time sectioned the cemetery into four natural divisions, ie, Northeast, etc., We visited the site again on 20 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 533 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 26 Dec 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. This cemetery was again worked on 25 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 570 documented burials.
Beulah Graveyard Cemetery   See Turner Cemetery for burials. This was the original name due to the name of the community where it was located.
Bivins Cemetery 28 Oct 1892 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.153N, 95 Deg 01.659W. This cemetery is referred to in the funeral records from Jolly Funeral Home for Mattie Kennedy Criner -- 'burial in the John W. Bivins Cemetery'. From downtown Clarksville take Hwy 82 east for 8/10 mile to the intersection with S. Fairground. Turn right or south onto S. Fairground and after 3/10 mile S. Fairground becomes CR 4105. Continue on CR 4105 for 7/10 mile and there is a barbed wire gap into a pasture on the left. Enter the pasture and continue northeasterly for 2/10 miles until you run out of pasture lane. Get out and continue to walk northeasterly up the fenceline for another 150 yards and the cemetery is ahead in a chain-link enclosure and badly grown over. The oldest marked burial with a complete date is that of John A. W. Sowell who died on 28 Oct 1892. On a pleasant afternoon, 4 May 2001, with the weather threatening rain, we finally made the trip to the cemetery. On a cool January afternoon with cloud cover we again visited the site on 30 Jan 2003 and recorded the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 11 documented burials.
Blakeney Cemetery 15 Aug 1913 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.808N, 95 Deg 05.155W. The Blakeney cemetery is north of Clarksville. Go north from Clarksville to near the Red River Bridge and turn west on FM 195 about 2-1/2 miles, then right onto FM 410. The cemetery is on the left at the first road left which is CR 2350. Mr. J. J. Shudy was paid $40 on 30 Dec 1912 for two acres of the John R. Scott and N. W. Ricker headright survey. This deed was filed on 13 Feb 1913 in Book CH Vol 80 Page 235. On the east side another small section has been fenced with hog wire. The oldest marked grave is that of F. O. Smith d. 15 Aug 1913. This cemetery was surveyed on 12 Feb 1997 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. In February 1999 an interested group began a complete clean-up and re-fencing of the cemetery removing all old fencing and doing some levelling in the process. There have been no additional markers found, however. We were on the site on 10 Jan 2004 and took the GPS Coordinates and did a rewalk of the cemetery checking for changes to markers. The fence is now installed and ready for the new gates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 53 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 25 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 57 documented burials.
Blanton Creek Cemetery 2 Sep 1896 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.173N, 95 Deg 09.608W. This cemetery is located about 14 miles northwest of Clarksville, about 4 miles north of Bagwell on the Manchester road on the east side. J. M. Pike was paid $1 for 4,830 square yards of the P. D. Midkiff survey for a burial ground on 4 August 1939. The oldest marked burial is that of Gilbert Travis Hastings, an infant, who was born and died 2 September 1896. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 Feb 1997. There has been an old marker for Robert L. Mathis moved to this cemetery from the Mathis-Kendall Cemetery, near Woodland TX where the burial originally occurred. We were on the site on 29 Jan 2003 to review the work in progress and to take the GPS Coordinates. There has been a major revamp of this cemetery in 2003 with the establishment of 2 new areas. The old original cemetery is now called the East section and 2 new areas are separately fenced, called the Southwest which has new burials and Northwest section which is for future expansion. We visited the site again on 11 Jan 2004. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 361 documented burials. We were on the site on 11 May 2011 and took pictures of all markers. From these we were able to do a complete update of this cemetery. This cemetery was again worked on 2 Jan 2014 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were newly in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 414 documented burials.
Bluff Cemetery 5 Mar 1872 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.770N, 95 Deg 13.048W. The Bluff Cemetery, is located about 10 miles northwest of Clarksville. Wyett Phillips and his wife Ethel were paid $1 by the Bluff Community Church for 1 acre of the SW corner of the Robert Jones headright survey on 6 Sep 1946. Also on 10 Aug 1948 Willie E. Phillips sold to Bluff Cemetery, 1 acre of the Robert Jones survey and it was recorded on 20 Aug 1948. The oldest marked grave with a complete date is that of Abel J. Bollinger who died 5 Mar 1872. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 and 2 Feb 1997. We visited the site again on 21 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 17 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 722 documented burials. We do continuous updates on this cemetery and as of 29 Feb 2012 there are 743 documented burials. Beginning on the 18th of January 2013, this cemetery was photographically surveyed and pictures made of all markers in place at this time. These pictures are on Findagrave. The cemetery was also divided into 3 sections, East Section begins at the east entrance gate and follows the road southerly to the back fence (anything east of the road is called East Section), From the west entrance gate and proceeding southerly on the road to the back fence, all burials west of this road are called West Section, All burials between the two access roads are said to be in the Center Section. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemeteries has 767 documented burials.
Bogata Cemetery 18 Mar 1840 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.504N, 95 Deg 12.414W, Elevation 423 feet. The first marked burial in this cemetery occurred with the death of Sara Jane Humphreys on 18 Mar 1840. There are two earlier memorial markers in the cemetery; those for Clemens Humphries who died on 26 Aug 1836 in Coffeyville MS and for Cinthia Humphries who died in Jun 1835, also in Coffeyville MS. On 4 Sep 1878 William Humphreys and L. A. Wilson gave deeds for a total of 4.53 acres of land from their respective headrights and later acquisitions have increased this cemetery to its present size, one source saying 13.22 acres of land. Beginning in October 1999 this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale and in the process was subdivided into 9 sections, each individual buried there is now marked with a location in the cemetery. We also prepared a plat map and plans are to have an enclosed case under the pavillion to house a copy of this survey and the map. Finally on 17 Nov 1999 we completed the walking portion of the cemetery and began the keypunch portion of the work. Population for this cemetery as reported on 19 May 2001 is 3,267 individuals with 221 burials unmarked but documented. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes in Sec 6 and Sec 9 on 23 Nov 2003. The final rewalk of the cemetery was accomplished in two long days, 11 and 12 Dec 2004. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 3481 documented burials. In May and June of 2011, a photographic survey was made in this cemetery and additions made to these records. This cemetery was again worked on 18 & 20 Nov 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3795 documented burials. Bogata Cemetery Map
Bogata Free Hope Black Cemetery 10 Jul 1897 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.385N, 95 Deg 12.740W. The cemetery is located just outside the south city limits of Bogata. From Hwy 271 turn south onto Main Street and go about 5 blocks, following the main road. As you intersect Church Street, there is a sign pointing south to Free Hope Baptist Church. Follow this road for three or so blocks, the church is on the left and the cemetery is on the right. There is a deed transaction from B. M. Dinwiddie Et Ux to Bogata Church of God on 21 Aug 1929 for 1 acre of the John Price Survey, filed for record on 6 Apr 1946 and recorded in Book CH Vol 169 Page 266. The deeds for the church are recorded in separate transactions and do not apply to the deed transaction for the cemetery. Local legend has it that there is a deed recorded in the courthouse showing that the land for the cemetery was donated by William Payne Clatterbuck. This deed has not been found. The oldest marked burial is that of Maggie Moore who died on 10 Jul 1897. While there we were fortunate to meet Mrs. Annie Mae Rodgers who pointed out many unmarked graves for us and these are included. Deport Times, 22 Jan 1942, Thursday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Article on origin of this cemetery --- land deeded in 1896 by W. P. Humphreys and Elizabeth Clatterbuck --- two acres of land of the John Price survey for a church and cemetery. Prior to this there had been mixed burials in the Bogata Cemetery, as the slaves were buried with their masters at the time. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to check on new burials and to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 19 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 179 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 27 May 2011 and pictures taken of all new markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 181 documented burials.
Bonham-Rugg Cemetery 21 Feb 1958 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 44.585N, 94 Deg 53.885W. From the intersection of FM 1159 and CR 3240 take CR 3240 east for 1.6 miles to CR 3230. Turn right onto CR 3230 and go 2/10 mile south, turning left or east onto a private road for another 100 yards. The area is well fenced and very clean. There appears to be only the three burials. The oldest burial is that of Louis Fitzhugh Bonham who died on 21 Feb 1958. He was the acting postmaster of Bryarly from 21 Nov 1940 and postmaster beginning 10 Jan 1941. This post office was closed on 28 Feb 1954. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 3 documented burials. We were on the site on 2 Sep 2012 and made pictures of the markers. These have been aded to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 4 documented burials.
Boxelder Cemetery 24 Aug 1876 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.524 N, 94 Deg 52.878 W. These were taken from the grave of J. O. Cassity. A deed dated 25 Sep 1871 and filed for record on 18 May 1880 in Book CH Vol 1 Page 569 'deeded to Thomas E. Doak 400 acres less three acres for Salem Church' from Isaac A. Dillard to Salem Church. Another deed dated 26 August 1920 and filed for record on 31 Aug 1920 in Book CH Vol 101 Page 55 for 1 acre of the H. C. McKinney survey Boxelder parsonage from R. H. Allston et ux to Salem Baptist Church. The above has to do with the church deed records and they in turn gave land to the Boxelder Cemetery Association for the cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Robert M. Whitmire who died 24 August 1876. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 10 and 11 Feb 1999. We were on the site on 12 Apr 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 18 Dec 2003. This cemetery was reported in the 2000 Book as Salem Cemetery, but further investigation has revealed that it was never known by the name of the Salem Church but has always known as Boxelder Cemetery. Checks made out by the officers of the Boxelder Cemetery Association bear the name Boxelder on the account. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 756 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Mar 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 809 documented burials.
Boze-Nevill Cemetery 19 Dec 1902 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.511N, 94 Deg 48.407W. From the west city limit of Avery, take Hwy 82 west for 9/10 mile to the intersection with CR 3325. Take CR 3325 north or right for 9/10 mile and then turn left onto CR 3322 for 6/10 mile. The cemetery is on the right on private property and about 2/10 of a mile walk due north of the hay barn in the fence line. This cemetery was heavily vandalized by one of the Nevill descendants several years prior and as a result there are no markers for this family. The balance have either been overturned or are badly broken. The oldest marked burial is that of J. J. Scott who died 19 Dec 1902. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 16 Jan 1999. We returned to the site on 27 Dec 2003 to take the GPS readings and visited with landowner Jerry Robinson for a long time getting some more of the history of the old cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 14 documented burials.
Bradley Graveyard Cemetery   See Pope Springs cemetery for burials
Brewster Cemetery 18 Nov 1895 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.932N, 95 Deg 04.277W. From the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 909 in Clarksville, take FM 909 south for 3.6 miles. The cemetery is on the east side of the road and is marked. The Methodist Episcopal Church south of Brewster paid $10.00 to R. J. and Mollie Elder on 18 February 1933 for part of the Lucy Ann Collum Survey. The oldest marked grave is that of Maudie Elder, child of E. L. and M. S. who died 18 Nov 1895. The cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 4 Dec 1998. As a spot recheck we again visited this cemetery on 20 Feb 2000. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 149 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 10 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers which were then added into Findagrave. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 150 documented burials.
Briggins Cemetery 31 Oct 1866 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.331N, 94 Deg 57.935W. In 1850 J. M. Brigance is shown with his family on the 60 acres he had purchased about 12 miles north of Clarksville. In 1999 he remains on his land and time has corrupted his name to be 'Briggins'. From the Negley community, go north on Hwy 37 about 2 miles. There is a sign on the highway pointing east toward the cemetery. Take PR 3000 east for 5.2 miles, turn right for 3/10 miles and Briggins Cemetery is on the left. The local Sheriff's office and eligible prisoners had recently cleaned this burial location and it looked quite nice. Lawrence and Sue Dale were accompanied to this cemetery by Gene Monkhouse and Randy Stringer. On a bright 1 Dec 1999 79 burials were recorded. There are two more burials from newspaper obituaries and two additional from private sources. The oldest marked burial is that of J. M. Brigance who died on 31 Oct 1866. This cemetery, if something is not done soon, will become one of those that are land-locked with no way to get to them except on foot or by 4-wheel vehicle. It is a shame as there is much history in this old burying ground. On 3 Feb 2003 we were on the site possibly for the last time and gained the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 26 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 132 documented burials.
Bryarly Black Cemetery 19 Aug 1927 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 44.432N, 94 Deg 54.157W. This cemetery is in the northeast quarter of RRCo TX just past Reed's Settlement. From Clarksville take FM 1159 for about 10.5 miles to the intersection with CR 3235. Take CR 3235 east or right for 1.2 miles to the intersection with CR 3230. Take CR 3230 northeast for 1.3 miles and the cemetery is on the east or right. There is a release of 6 acres of land from W. E. Bonham et ux to the Bryarly Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of the George Peerman survey from a 102 acre tract John Isaac et ux, instrument made on 21 Oct 1920 and filed for record on 25 Feb 1921 in Book CH Vol 102 Page 449. Another deed dated 13 Sep 1952 and filed for record on 31 Aug 1963 in Book CH Vol 232 Page 481 for 52 acres of R. T. Bryarly survey less 2 acres set aside for cemetery from Alonzo Smith et ux to Willie Melvin Smith, Sr. This cemetery is old and has been in use for many years, the problem is that no permanent markers were erected. From the size, about three acres of land being mowed, and from the number of grave depressions in the area, I would put a conservative guess of from 200 to 300 burials for which there are no records. The oldest marked burial is that of Earies Dilworth who died on 19 Aug 1927. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Jan 1999. As a spot recheck this cemetery was revisited on 13 Feb 2000. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 75 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 28 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were added into Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 81 documented burials.
Burchinal Cemetery 1 Aug 1879 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.660N, 95 Deg 18.384W. Take FM 410 south from Detroit for about 7.2 miles. There is a country lane on the right or west directly opposite the turn to Bethel Cemetery. This lane is designated as CR 1237. Take CR 1237 west for 1.3 miles to the intersection with CR 1226. Continue on the dirt track westerly for about 5/10 miles and turn south to the second pasture gap, about 2/10 mile. The cemetery is a good 3/10 mile walk due west up a slope and has a few old cedar trees in it. There is a chain link fence around it. The oldest marked burial is that of Luther Burchinal who was born and died on 1 Aug 1879. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 May 2000. This land is currently leased by Pete Miller of Paris TX. We visited the site again on 20 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 15 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 28 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. These pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 15 documented burials.
Burge Family Cemetery 7 Nov 1861 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.902 N, 94 Deg 52.823 W. This is another of the small family cemeteries in Red River Co TX, and is located about 200 yards north, northeast of the Boxelder Community Store atop the second small hill. Upon arrival, there were only two markers visible and nothing bearing the Burge name. There were, however, five marker bases visible. With a long point shovel and an hours time, we had dug out four more markers and had a nice family put together. This work was done by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 Jan 2000. This site was visited on 12 Apr 2003 for a work day with descendants of the Burge family interred here. We found another marker intact for an infant twin and several pieces of marker to help complete the puzzles. While we were on the site we also took the GPS Coordinates. Upon hearing there was a new chain link fence installed around the area, we visited again on 12 Jan 2004 and photographed all markers. These were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 9 documented burials.
Calcedonia Cemetery   See Cowan cemetery for burials. The obit for Mada Turner refers to the burial location as Calcedonia cemetery, From SALLIE MIRIAM GRIGGS DALE: Calcedonia is a legitimate place name involved with this area and at one time there was a school near the site as well.
Caldwell Farm Cemetery 17 Jan 1993 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 42.770N, 95 Deg 03.275W. First mentioned in OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 4 Feb 1993 and the burial of Cecil Caldwell. This is on the family land and is private. From Dimple Community at Hwy 37 north take CR 3110 east for 1/10 mile and turn left into a driveway. The burials are at the top of a small rise about 100 feet north. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Feb 1999. We were again there on 29 Jan 2003 and there was a new burial for Cecil's wife. We took a photo and also took the GPS Coordinates for this site. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials. (There is a third burial but no marker of any sort and we have been unable to catch the owners at home for clarification. We made new pictures of the Caldwell markers on 2 Sep 2010 but there was no sign of a third marker.) As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 5 documented burials.
Calhoun Cemetery   See Saints Chapel for burials.
Campground Cemetery 11 Dec 1895 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.163N, 95 Deg 15.782W. This cemetery is in the abandoned category and is located in the middle of a pasture belonging to Circle C Ranch. From Woodland go north on FM 410 for 3.2 miles, slow down and look to the left for a set of good iron gates that lead into a pasture. These are locked! Take a heading of 293 degrees magnetic and proceed 3/10 miles in a northwesterly direction. The cemetery is in an old stand of oak trees. The location appears to be on the Jno. H. Carnall survey near the 60 acres owned by Mrs. G. W. Hemingway. The oldest burial is that of G. B. Littrell who died on 11 Dec 1895. Newspaper OBITS on some of the individuals buried here suggest the name was sometimes known as the Harvey Cemetery, This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 10 documented burials.
Carroll Black Cemetery   See Corley Chapel B cemetery for burials
Catholic Cemetery   See St. Joseph cemetery for burials
Catonville Cemetery 14 Aug 1866 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas with GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.172N, 95 Deg 12.189W, El 451 ft. This cemetery is located about 7 or 8 miles west of Clarksville on the John Guest Survey. From Clarksville take Hwy 82 West to a large sign pointing to the Jan-Kay Ranch, then turning south onto CR 1270 for 8/10 mile. There is a gate into a pasture on the right which is locked. The cemetery is in this pasture just over the little hill in a southwesterly direction about 4/10 mile. It was started in the 1860's by John Ayers Chambers and the first grave was that of Dick Mosley, who was overseer for John Ayers Chambers. Mosley came to Texas in 1858 and settled on the edge of Guests' Prairie. This was the burying ground for the community for many years. There was a deed to Chambers Cemetery, on 27 Jul 1901 and recorded on 2 Aug 1901 for 1/2 acre of the John Guest survey from J. L. Vandyke. On 1 Apr 1920 there was an instrument made transferring 1.25 acres of ground from the John Guest Survey from owner C. Smith et al to the Chambers Cemetery, Association and filed on 21 Apr 1920 in Book CH 100 page 139. The oldest marked grave is Infant Son of J. H. and M. S. Caton who died on 14 Aug 1866. On a beautiful fall afternoon, 4 Nov 1999, this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale. We visited the site again on 1 Mar 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery looking for new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 55 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 28 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. These were added onto Findagrave. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2013 there were 57 documented burials.
Catonville Black Cemetery 21 Dec 1894 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.160N, 95 Deg 12.199W, El 469 ft. Local lore says it was a slave cemetery in the beginning and later was used by the local population. This cemetery is located directly south of the Catonville Cemetery, and is overgrown and exposed to cattle traffic. During an hour long visit, we were able to locate 5 markers, either with all the information or at least part of it. The oldest marked burial we found was that of Susan Randles who died on 21 Dec 1894. This visit plus a reconstruction from county death records recreates it in part. We visited the site on 1 Mar 2004 and took the GPS readings and recorded the markers. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 20 documented burials.
Cedar Creek Cemetery 10 Jan 1852 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 23.523N, 94 Deg 45.007W, El 329 ft. From Lydia take FM 44 southwest for 8/10 mile to the intersection with CR 4640. Take CR 4640 left or south for 6.2 miles and following many turns, you will arrive at the intersection with CR 4650. Take CR 4650 left or north and after 1.8 miles you will arrive at the cemetery at the very end of the road. A deed transaction dated 2 Aug 1883 from G. I. Finney Et Ux to Cedar Creek Cemetery, filed in Book CH Vol 25 Page 507 on 11 Jul 1893, transferred 1 acre of the John Sweitzer Survey to the Annona Methodist Episcopal Church. On 7 Aug 1939 an additional 2 acres was deeded by Sallie E. Eitel of the same survey and it was filed on 7 Mar 1956 in Book CH Vol 204 Page 638. The oldest marked burial is that of Martha Jane Rosser Duke who died on 10 Jan 1852. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Feb 1999. We made the trip to this site on 3 Feb 2003 to get the GPS Coordinates. This cemetery was again worked on 19 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 205 documented burials.
Chambers Cemetery   See Catonville cemetery for burials
Chambers Black Cemetery   See Catonville Black cemetery for burials
Chapel Hill Black Cemetery 22 Jul 1917 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 45.980N, 95 Deg 00.790W, El 398 ft. OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 16 Oct 1969 has mention of this cemetery and has location north of Hopewell Community (Chapel Hill Baptist Church also referred to). On 14 May 1926 an instrument was made conveying 1 acre of the David Bruton survey from Bowie Co TX to Chapel Hill Cemetery, Association and duly filed for record on 24 Sep 1926 in Book CH Vol 118 Page 202. On 1 Dec 1999 Lawrence and Sue Dale set out to find this lost cemetery. With the help of Gene Monkhouse and Randy Stringer, after over a mile drive to the northeast from Hopewell Community and a 1/2 mile walk round-trip into the big woods we finally located the old water well and the cornerstone of the old church. The inscription on it was 'Chapel Hill Baptist Church 22 June 1913, Rev. E. Banks, Pastor & Rev. A. S. Russell, supporter'. After a search of about an hour we were able to come up with several marked graves. These burials were duly recorded. The oldest marked burial is that of Rev. A. S. Russell on 4 May 1918. The oldest recorded burial we have is that of Beauty Alberta Nunley who died on 22 Jul 1917. We visited the site again on 2 Mar 2004 and took the GPS readings. While there we photographed all markers. The old water well casing was not found on this trip. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 23 documented burials.
Cherry Cemetery   See Stones Chapel cemetery for burials
Clarksville Cemetery Feb 1838 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.522N, 95 Deg 03.248W. This cemetery is located about the 600 block of West Washington Street in Clarksville. It is said that the Clark family donated the land but there is nothing we have found in the deed records. The earliest burial is of Benjamin Clark, Sr. who died in Feb 1838. This cemetery, since it is a 'key' cemetery in Red River Co TX history, was double walked by Lawrence and Sue Dale beginning in June 1999 and ending Sep 17, 20 and 22 1999. In the process we were able to 'dig out' over 20 markers that were completely buried and most were discovered by pure accident by using a 'probe' to penetrate the surface of the ground. By using techniques we have developed to read the markers and to 'enhance' engravings we have been able to reclaim an extremely high percentage of the data thereon. Most of the epitaphs are of the 'one of a kind' variety and do not repeat in the rest of the county. Also, as a result of work done in the cemetery by Taylor Monument of Avery TX, we were able to divide the cemetery into 7 sections as per the map enclosed. We were on site on 29 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. CLARKSVILLE TIMES, Friday 19 Jan 1923, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library, Reel 2002-1: MONEY AND RING FOUND IN GRAVE -- While digging a grave in the Clarksville cemetery this week a ring, two coins and fragments of clothing were unearthed. The coins were dated before the Civil War and were supposed to have been the property of a Confederate soldier. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 3 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1272 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Nov 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1296 documented burials. Clarksville Cemetery Map
Clarksville Black Cemetery   See Hebron B cemetery for burials
Collvins Cemetery 26 Sep 1882 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.557N, 94 Deg 45.235W. Take CR 3330 north or left for 1.8 miles and the church and cemetery are on the right. This was originally the Collvins family cemetery and on 26 Feb 1952, Mr. John Collvins sold for $1 to the Missionary Baptist Church part of the C. Burkham headright survey near Avery. The oldest marked grave was that of Junish H. Romack who died 26 Sep 1882. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 23 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 26 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 102 documented burials. This cemetery was completely walked by Richard and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins on 19 Feb 2011 and pictures were taken of all markers. This information was then added into existing records and all information updated by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 110 documented burials.
Concord Cemetery 12 Aug 1847 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.549N, 94 Deg 56.766W. From Clarksville take FM 1159 north for 3 miles to the intersection with FM 1700. Turn right or east onto FM 1700 and go 5.1 miles. The cemetery is on the right and is marked. On 8 Apr 1854 there was an instrument made conveying 1 acre of land located in the Giddens survey 7 miles northeast of Clarksville by Richard F. Giddens to the Concord Church. This was duly filed on 8 Apr 1854 and recorded in Book CH Vol J Page 355. Concord Baptist Church paid $25 to J. R. and Lula B. Giddens, husband and wife, for one acre of the Richard F. Giddens headright survey on 5 Nov 1910. The oldest marked burial is that of J. R. Giddens who died 12 Aug 1847. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Jan 1999. We were on the site on 8 May 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 15 Jan 2004 checking for new burials and noting marker changes. In 2011 this cemetery was photographed by Richard L. And Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery has 88 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 88 documented burials.
Conley-Hemingway Cemetery 24 Aug 1989 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 49.856N, 95 Deg 02.605N. From the Red River bridge at Albion Community, take Hwy 37 south for 1 mile, turning west or right onto CR 2349. Go 4/10 mile and the cemetery is on the left in the edge of a pasture. The oldest burial is that of Angela Marie Conley who died on 24 Aug 1989. An affadavit #84191 was made on 31 Jul 1990 and recorded on 31 Jul 1990 in Book CH Vol 401 Page 133 setting aside 1.0 acres of the J. Fitch survey as a public cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 Feb 1999. We visited the site on 3 Feb 2003 to get the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 4 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 2 Sep 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Cooper-Wood Cemetery 1 Feb 1862 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 24.885N, 95 Deg 12.130W. El 294 ft. From Bogata take Hwy 271 southeast for 4.3 miles the intersection with CR 1470 in Johntown. Take CR 1470 south for 1.4 miles to the intersection with CR 1467. Take CR 1467 west for 8/10 mile, ending in a corral and the cemetery is to the southwest another 2/10 miles located on a high knoll. The oldest marked burial is that of Wiley Cooper who died on 1 Feb 1862. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. While there we were given additional information by David Horn of Mt. Pleasant TX and Wendell and Bobbie Hervey of Johntown concerning burials there. We were taken there on 26 Apr 2004 by ex-sheriff Averitt Vaughan, recording the 2 markers and taking the GPS coordinates. There are indications of several additional burials there and probably this cemetery has had about 15-20 burials total. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 8 documented burials.
Corley Chapel Black Cemetery 21 May 1912 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.745N, 94 Deg 58.294W. A deed made on 30 Jul 1908 and filed for record on 30 Jul 1908 conveyed 1 acre for school and Missionary Baptist Church on Jake's Creek District #12 from Carol Corley et ux to Corley Chapel Community and recorded in Book CH 60 page 467. From the square in Clarksville go east on Hwy 82 for 5.3 miles to the intersection with CR 4205. Take CR 4205 south for 2.5 miles as the road meanders south then into a westerly direction. The cemetery is plainly visible from the road though overgrown and there is a sign over the gate. This cemetery was surveyed on 22 Feb 2000 and the prize find was the cornerstone to the church. Corley's Chapel Baptist Church was dedicated 25 May 1913. The original pastor was Rev. W. M. Caesar with deacon being Manny Jones and Alonzo Corley as clerk, builder was Peter Baker. Oldest burial is that of Carroll Corley who died on 21 May 1912. We again traveled the road to this cemetery on 30 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 31 documented burials.
Cornelius Family Cemetery Nov 1872 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of the county and about 5 miles south of Cuthand Cemetery, on CR 1412. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 23.795N, 95 Deg 03.191W, Elevation 331 ft. From the Cuthand cemetery, continue south aproximately 4.7 miles on CR 1412 until you reach the concrete bridge over the Sulphur River. Turn around, go back north past 2 bends in the road, about 3/10 miles, and turn right or east into a private drive. Proceed about 3/10 miles easterly to the second homesite and stop to visit with the landowners, Pete and Patricia McKelvy. The cemetery is in their pasture about another 3/10 miles to the east and is located on the bluff overlooking the Sulphur River. While there is only one marker on the site, there are traditions of three burials there and with a little sleuthing we were able to possibly identify the other burials. Beginning with the Census of 1850 for Red River County, we find a remnant family there headed by one Lucy Butler and with 2 small children ages 4 and 3 in the household. Next we have a marriage of one Henry Cornelius to Lucy G. Butler on 9 Feb 1854, recorded in Book A page 37 in Red River County, Texas. This newly formed family does not appear in the 1860 census in Texas but in the 1870 census for Red River County, the family is there except for the mother, Lucy. The father, Henry is shown as being 40 years of age and a native of Arkansas. The children, William 16, Mary 14, W_____ 13, Martha 11 and John 8 are all born in Texas. The mother is either gone from the home or deceased before this time. From the marker on the grave we have the death of Mary Ellen Cornelius in Nov 1872 with her birth on 14 Feb 1856. In the 1880 census the remnants of this family consist only the brother, W. A. Cornelius age 26 and a sister age 18. We do not find the father Henry Cornelius in Texas for this census and presume that his death has occurred before the census. While we feel that this is good sleuthing on our part, we are not 100% certain of the burials of the mother and father on the site so we have not listed them as separate burials nor as unmarked in this cemetery. As for the placement of the marker, local lore has it that the area was frequented by some of the Younger brothers of Missouri outlaw fame and that while there on a visit and hearing of the demise of the young lady, ordered the marker for her grave. We were on the site on 18 March 2006 gathering this information and took the GPS readings. Pictures have been made and posted onto Findagrave, There is only one documented burial in this cemetery as of 31 Dec 2013.
Cowan Cemetery 1882 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.484N, 95 Deg 09.983W. This cemetery is about one mile north of the Manchester Community and is located on private property. While there is a highway marker there is no way to drive to the cemetery. There is a deed to Cowan Family Cemetery, by Thomas L. Cowan filed on 12 Jan 1901 for 1 acre of the John Largent Survey A-509 to Willie A. Hodge filed in Book CH Vol 42 Page 82. There is an annual working by descendants of those who are buried here and there are many more unmarked sites than marked. The oldest marked burial is that of Isaac Satterwhite who died in 1882. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on Sunday 19 January 1997. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 31 documented burials.
Crook Family Cemetery 13 Jun 2007 This is another of the ever-increasing tendency for burial in a home located cemetery. This cemetery is first mentioned in an obituary from the Clarksville Times dated 21 June 2007. We have yet to locate it within the county as of 31 Dec 2013.
Curlee Cemetery 19 Aug 1879 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.057N, 95 Deg 11.198W. El 379 ft. This cemetery is located on the Jan-Kay Ranch and is behind one of the barns in a nice picket fence enclosure. A lady at Jan-Kay Ranch, Dottie Nance, was kind enough to take time from her day to drive us to the location. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 17 Mar 2004 and took the GPS readings. We were taken to the site by a grandson of the owner who took photographs of the markers. These were then posted onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Cuthand Cemetery 1 Jan 1870 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.700N, 95 Deg 03.372W, El 359 ft. This cemetery is located about 11 miles south of Clarksville on the W. H. Tipping headright. It covers about 6 to 8 acres and the earliest record found was on 29 Jul 1872, a transfer of 3-3/5 acres to Cuthand Baptist Church from the H. Tippings survey, recorded on 31 Jul 1872 and sold by J. A. Tipping et al. On 1 Sep 1930 there is a transaction when 2 acres of the W. H. Tipping survey were added to the old cemetery. This instrument was filed for record on 31 Dec 1930 and recorded in Book CH Vol 128 Page 640, a deed from H. C. Byrd et ux to Cuthand Cemetery. The Cuthand Cemetery Club maintains the cemetery from contributions. The oldest marked burial with a complete date is that of Lundy C. Byrd who died on 1 Jan 1870. This cemetery was surveyed on 17, 22 and 23 Mar 1999 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. We visited the site again on 22 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. During the course of the cemetery work, we subdivided the cemetery into three sectione, ie, South, Northeast and Northwest. Shortly after this a new addition was made to the cemetery and this is now called South Extension. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1491 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 1 Nov 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 1595 documented burials.
Cuthand Black Cemetery   From burials in Red River County Death records. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Davenport Cemetery   This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas and has been lost. From local rumors the cemetery was named for a post Civil War carpetbagger named Davenport. Rumor has it that the man was thoroughly disliked and that he was buried in a fancy brick mausoleum in this cemetery. It is also told that during a rise on Red River in 1908 that most of the community gathered to watch the mausoleum slough off into the river. Location is near the site of old Jonesboro and this information garnered from Robert Williams living a mile west of the site. His father, also Robert Williams, also had related the story prior to his death. This information taken on 6 Feb 2000 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had no documented burials.
Dean Cemetery 14 Feb 1842 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.025N, 95 Deg 14.170W. This cemetery can be reached by going southeast from Detroit on Hwy 82 about 2.5 miles, turn left or north onto a dirt road, CR 2127-S. The cemetery is 2/10 of a mile on the left at the top of the first hill. This was a family cemetery on the Edward Dean headright survey. The oldest marked grave is that of Edward M. Dean who died 14 Feb 1842. There have been several new stones placed in the cemetery for burials in the late 1800's. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 31 Jan 1997. This cemetery was visited and pictures taken on 21 Jan 2003. We visited the site again on 1 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 67 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 15 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 67 documented burials.
Detroit Cemetery 3 Nov 1873 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.993N, 95 Deg 15.948W. This cemetery is located about a mile south of Detroit and a city block to the east of FM 410. There are six specific plots to this cemetery and they are as follows. The plot across the road from the main cemetery to the west is known as the Meers addition and burials therein are identified as such. From the south end of the cemetery, the first two plots associated with the Norris family, are called simply Norris 1 and Norris 2 (where the mausoleum is located). Next to the north, the center of the cemetery, is Sec 3, this being followed in order by Sec 4 with Sec 5 being the northernmost of the Detroit Cemetery plots. The oldest marked burial is that of Carolina W. Dorsett who died on 3 Nov 1873. There is a deed to Detroit Cemetery, from Z. T. Cooper et ux for 3 acres of the Ive Guest survey dated on 23 Mar 1892 and filed for record on 4 Jun 1897 in Book CH 33 page 112. There is also a deed on 19 Mar 1909 from R. G. Norris to Detroit Cemetery, for tract 1 mile south of Detroit and filed for record on 20 Mar 1909 in Book CH 62 page 235. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale in a two month period in September and October 1998 and was walked two times in its entirety. We have visited repeatedly in the course of time and again on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 11 and 12 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. A photographic survey of this cemetery was done in March of 2011 and updates were then made to these records. These pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 2,108 documented burials. Detroit Cemetery Map
Digg Black Cemetery 6 Dec 1903 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.685N, 94 Deg 55.551W, El 439 ft. This black cemetery is located across the fence just to the north of the White Rock Cemetery, and is inside the leg and foot of the 'L' shape of the white cemetery. By local lore this was an old slave cemetery. While there are some depressions to denote burials, there have been no markers found here. This cemetery is reconstructed from funeral home books and other sources. The oldest burial we have been able to document is that of John Miller who died on 6 Dec 1903. We were on the site again on 15 Jan 2004 and did another search of the area for any signs of markers. Due to deadfall from the 2000 ice storm and overgrowth of briars and thorn-bushes, we were unable to find any markers. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 31 documented burials.
Dignation Black Cemetery   See Digg Black Cemetery, for burials
Dillard Cemetery 18 Jan 1865 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.309N, 94 Deg 48.015W, El 368 ft. This cemetery is located south of Avery between FM44 and FM911 off CR 4430 6/10 mile south on the east bank of Dillard Creek. It is located back in the woods with no road leading to it. There is no perimeter fence but there are remains of an ornate turn-of-the-century fence around the Dillard family plot. Some of the markers have fallen over and broken. We had to dig up the marker for Polly A. Peacock. The oldest marked burial is that of Wm. N. Dillard who died 18 Jan 1865. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Jan 2000. We were accompanied by Nita Key, owner of the land, and we thank her for her kindness in guiding us there. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 8 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 20 documented burials.
Doak Cemetery 4 Sep 1873 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.087N, 95 Deg 04.696W, El 425 ft. From Dimple take FM 2120 west about 1/2 mile. The cemetery is on private property and back in the pasture to the northwest about 3/10 mile and just through the third pasture gate and to the left about one city block. It has a nice chain link fence around it and while there could be one large community effort to do some repairs and levelling of the grounds the cemetery is in nice condition. It is a part of the A. H. Latimer headright survey and within 100 yards of the old Adams homestead. A deed transaction made on 12 Jun 1897 and filed for record on 7 Mar 1898 in Book CH 33 page 463 has 1 acre of land on the A. H. Latimer survey from N. W. Ward et al to Adams Cemetery, the original name for this burying ground. The oldest marked grave is that of Samuel Doak who died on 4 Sep 1873. This cemetery was recorded by C. M. Raulston in 1980 and on a blustery fall morning, 2 Nov 1999 Lawrence and Sue Dale collected all the old epitaphs. We visited the site again on 11 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. Conditions are about the same as when we last saw the cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 44 documented burials. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 45 documented burials.
Doak Ranch Black Cemetery 2 Feb 1918 From Red River county commissioner Josef Hausler, Doaks Ranch was located south of Boxelder nearer the Sulphur River. It has been classed as Lost and Abandoned. From record of death of Jimmie Lee, DEATH CERTIFICATE issued in Red River Co TX Book 3 page 15 in Red River Co TX death records, 'burial on Doak Ranch', From the record for Will Holmes, '12 miles south of Boxelder and Doaks Church.' As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Doaks Ranch Cemetery   From death record for Dovie Gray who died on 20 Mar 1918, 'burial on Doaks'. From Red River county commissioner Josef Hausler, Doaks Ranch was south of Boxelder nearer the Sulphur River. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Dodd Cemetery 6 May 1880 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 29.879N, 95 Deg 09.868W. This cemetery is located about a mile east of Rosalie Community north of FM 909. From FM 909 take CR 1305 north about 6/10 of a mile, then taking a right turn onto CR 1325 for about two city blocks then again north about 4/10 mile and finally east again for about 2/10 mile, the cemetery being in the pasture to the northwest about 4/10 mile. The cemetery is on private land so prior arrangements must be made to enter the property. The oldest marked grave is that of Martha Elizabeth Dodd who died 6 May 1880. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 20 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. There was a new CSA marker installed there. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 13 documented burials. We were on site on 24 Jan 2011 to recheck all markers and to get all pictures of markers. These pictures were added to Findagrave. After looking for any changes there was no change in the burial count. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 13 documented burials.
Double Bar A Cemetery 31 Dec 2011 This cemetery is near Detroit, Texas and the source is from Clarksville Funeral Home obituaries. We have not located it by 31 Dec 2013.
Edmondson Cemetery 15 Jun 1875 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 49.155N, 95 Deg 15.023W. This appears to be on the old Isaac Moore Survey. From Woodland proceed east on FM 195 a little over 2 miles to the intersection with CR 2242. Take FM 2242 north for .6 miles and turn left onto a private road leading to the Cecil Farris residence. Just as you reach a culvert and a lake on the right, about .3 miles, turn right into the pasture and past the old ruins of the Edwards Farm home. Continue northwesterly for a short 1/4 mile and following the north bank of the lake, look for signs along the edge of trees having fallen. The markers are just at waters edge or just above. The oldest dated marker is that of an unknown burial. This is an old vault type burial and the top is in horrible condition due to both time and cattle. We were on the site with Johnie Lee for over an hour and some probing was done as well as use of the divining wires. More burials were found but, of coarse, no markers. This cemetery was recorded on 3 Dec 2003 and GPS coordinates were taken on this date. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 3 documented burials.
English Cemetery 3 Mar 1865 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.375N, 94 Deg 51.720W. In English, at the intersection of FM 114 with CR 3300, turn right or southwest and go 5/10 mile to the cemetery which is on the left. On October 10, 1859 the Savannah Methodist Episcopal Church paid $1 to Andrew J. Williams for 2.84 acres of the Asa Dean survey, instrument filed for record on 10 Oct 1859 in Book CH Vol M Page 260. There is a transaction dated 9 Dec 1872 and recorded 3 May 1873 for Asa Dean Survey for Order of Free Masons from O. C. English in Book CH T page 112. The oldest marked burial with a complete date is that of Margaret A. Dunagan, This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 Mar 1999. While taking the survey, this cemetery was divided into 5 sections: Center, North, East, South and West. Just prior to publication of the year 2000 book on cemeteries we returned to this cemetery and prepared the accompanying map. We were on this site on 30 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 2 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. An update was accomplished in the summer of 2010 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. Richard prepared a new map of the cemetery which includes newly formed areas called West Extension and Southwest Extension. With their work they were able to add burials to a current time and to add marker changes made since 2004. As of 24 Nov 2010 this cemetery had 981 documented burials. This cemetery is now updated through 31 Dec 2013 with 1005 documented burials. English Cemetery Map
English Black Cemetery   See Martin Shiloh B cemetery for burials
English Plantation Cemetery   See Pigpen Ranch cemetery for burials, From THE ENGLISH-McFERRON FAMILY FROM THE OLD ENGLISH PLANTATION in the Clarksville Library files: this is a 'several page' booklet compiled by descendants of Simeon and Erina McFerron English. The main reason for not entering this burying ground as English Plantation is the fact that we now have at least 2 cemeteries that could have that name. This one to be called Pigpen Ranch and the other in southeast Red River Co TX called the Garrett Cemetery. The latter has an English surname burial and was indeed part of the old English Plantation from deed records.
Evergreen Black Cemetery 8 Mar 1926 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 29.653N, 94 Deg 58.102W, El 319 ft. This is a black cemetery. From Clarksville and Hwy 82 east, take FM 412 south for 9.1 miles to the intersection with CR 4265. Take CR 4265 east for 8/10 miles and the cemetery is on the left. There is a deed transaction dated 25 Nov 1909 and filed for record on 7 Feb 1910 in Book CH Vol 65 Page 327 for 1 acre of the J. Deering survey from R. H. Allston to Evergreen Baptist Church. The oldest documented burial is that of John Lee who died 8 Mar 1926. We did not find the old cornerstone for the church, however. This cemetery was first surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 10 Feb 1999. Again on 3 Feb 2003 we made the trek to this cemetery to take pictures and to get the GPS Coordinates. While there we spent more time probing for markers and again recorded the information on the markers there. We did find an extra footstone that does not match any burials there. We visited the site on 31 Jan 2004 to see the fresh cleanup done by the sheriff's department and did re-check all records. Great job, fellows, on the cleanup. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 59 documented burials.
Fairground Black Cemetery 30 May 1889 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.754N, 95 Deg 04.300W, Elevation 425 feet. It is located on the extreme west edge of Clarksville just east of the bypass on the north side of Hwy 82 and is a black cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Jeff Toton who died on 30 May 1889. The oldest record of this cemetery is a deed made on 19 Apr 1890 and filed for record on 13 Feb 1895, Book 28 pages 188 and 189, conveying 2 acres north of the old Fair Grounds to be used as a cemetery for the 'collord dead' for a sum of $50. Property sold by David Rainey and sold Perry Paul Reeves and Price Latimer, trustees for the 'collord cemetery'. There is also a deed by D. H. Taylor on 15 Jul 1901 and filed for record on 29 May 1969 in Book CH Vol 261 Page 270 for 1 acre of the J. Ritchey survey to the Fairground Cemetery. Additional lands were deeded to the trustees by Mary Taylor in 1991. It was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 31 Jan 1997 and there was also an article in The Paris News dated 30 Jun 1998 concerning this burial ground. As a quality check this cemetery was again surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 28 Nov 1999. we again visited this site on 9 Jan 2004 and recorded the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Sep 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 704 documented burials.
Fairview Cemetery Sep 1870 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.534N, 95 Deg 04.375W, Elevation 415 feet. This cemetery is located a short 1/4 mile southwest of the intersection of Hwy 82 and Hwy 37 in the west edge of Clarksville. The Clarksville Cemetery, Association made purchase of 8 acres from J. M. Mims et ux on 14 Dec 1895 and filed for record on 18 Dec 1895 in Book CH Vol30 Page 522. The Hebrew Cemetery, Association made purchase of 2 acres from J. M. Mims et ux on 14 Dec 1895, this deed being filed for record on 8 Oct 1900 in Book CH Vol 39 Page 549. The Fairview Cemetery, Association then purchased 7.87 acres from A. C. Thomason et ux on 20 Dec 1941 and filed for record on 22 Dec 1941 in Book CH Vol 155 Page 320. All these lands are from the John M. Ritchey headright survey. The oldest marked burial is that of David C. Russell who died in Sep 1870. This cemetery was surveyed in October 1999 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. The only change in the geography of the cemetery is the start of Section 12 directly east and across from Section 4, having only three burials at this time. We visited the site again on 29 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. We were on site again on 3, 4, 5 and 6 Nov 2004 and did a complete rewalk of the cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2718 documented burials. We were on site on 15 Jun 2011 and made pictures of new burials in Section 3 and 12. This cemetery was again worked on 4 to 10 Mar 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2873 documented burials. Fairview Cemetery Map
Farris-Fry Family Cemetery 10 Mar 1988 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 41.942N, 95 Deg 13.437W, El 507 ft. The site is near the Midway community northeast of Detroit. From Detroit take FM 410 north 1/2 mile to the intersection with FM 3281 going toward Midway. Take FM 3281 northeasterly for 3.7 miles to the intersection with CR 2133. Take CR 2133 right for 1/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right in the corner. This site does not contain any burials but is commemorative only. The actual burials are in Montague County, Texas. This site was visited by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 2004 and the information recorded. While there we took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 3 documented burials.
Fogleman Family Cemetery 30 Sep 1878 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.665N, 94 Deg 51.335W, El 372 Ft. From Boxelder take FM 44 east for 2.6 miles to the intersection with CR 4625 on the right. Take CR 4625 south for 6/10 mile and turn right or west for another 7/10 mile. The cemetery is well marked and on the left. This cemetery is located on part of the Abraham Wagley survey. The oldest marked burial is that of John W. Fogleman who died on 30 Sep 1878. It was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Jan 1999. We were on the site again on 12 Jan 2004 to get the GPS Coordinates and to take pictures. The pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 3 documented burials.
Forbes Cemetery 4 May 1855 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.340N, 95 Deg 09.466W. This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Bagwell and is badly overgrown, thus rendering it lost except to a local. There is a deed transaction from 25 Oct 1880, file date 19 Mar 1891, Book CH Vol 20 Page 611 transferring 1/4 acre of ground from Malcolm Forbes to Forbes Cemetery, said land located 1/2 mile southeast of Bagwell Community. The oldest marked burial is that of M. Bagwell who died on 4 May 1855. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 9 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 21 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 10 documented burials. We were on site on 29 Jan 2011 and made pictures of all markers. The pictures were aded to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 10 documented burials.
Free Hope Black Cemetery 14 Jun 1885 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.395N, 95 Deg 00.533W. From the intersection of FM 1159 and Hwy 82, take FM 1159 north for 3.4 miles to the intersection with CR 3202. Turn right or east onto CR 3202 for 8/10 miles. The cemetery is on the east side of the road. There is a deed transaction dated 25 Aug 1877 and filed for record on 2 Jan 1886 in Book CH Vol 9 Page 500 for 1 acre of the John Ware survey from William Beaty et ux to Freehope Methodist Episcopal Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Selah Becton who died on 14 Jun 1885. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. We were on site on 8 May 2003 and got the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 7 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 429 documented burials. This cemetery is now updated thru 29 Feb 2012 and there are 442 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 14 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 455 documented burials.
Froelich Family Cemetery 21 Feb 1998 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.977N, 94 Deg 53.155W, El 454 ft. From English Community take FM 114 west for 1.3 miles to the intersection with CR 3255. Take CR 3255 north or right for 6/10 mile and the cemetery is on the left. There is only the one burial there, that of Paul F. Froelich, but provisions have been made for others. The marker at the gate reads, Bar 3 Ranch, To All Family and Friends, Welcome to rest here. Signed, Paul Froelich. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 25 Jan 1999. We again visited the site on 15 Jan 2004 and took the GPS Coordinates. Pictures were made of all markers on 1 Jan 2013 and pictures posted onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 3 documented burials
Gaffney Cemetery 24 Mar 1853 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.878N, 94 Deg 57.875W, El 391 ft. This cemetery is located at the site of the old Gaffney Springs, a short distance from 'Mrs. Gaffney's Landing' on the Red River. From Hwy 37 and FM 1159 take FM 1159 east for 6.3 miles. There is a locked pasture gate on the right. Passing through the gate, circle back to the south, cross the creek, up the hill to the right and up a second hill to the left. The cemetery is in the woods about 75 yards to the east. It is 9/10 mile walk to the site. There are only four marked graves, the oldest being that of William Gaffney who died on 24 Mar 1853. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 1999. The cemetery is laid out as follows, from south to north, Grace M. Gaffney, open space, Charlotte G. Gaffney, William Gaffney, about 30 feet open, and last the burial for Mary K. Winfrey. We visited the site again on and 20 Feb 2004 took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for incorrect date and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 4 documented burials.
Garland Cemetery 3 Sep 1874 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.147N, 94 Deg 54.230W. To reach this cemetery, from the liquor stores in Annona go 2.7 miles south on FM 44. The cemetery is on the left. The oldest marked burial is that of Miss Ella L. McCallum who died on 3 Sep 1874. M. D. and Anna Patterson were paid the sum of $500 on 15 Nov 1893 by the Trustees of the Annona Methodist Episcopal Church for 2266.67 sq. yards of the I. D. Lawson headright for a church parsonage on 15 Nov 1893 as recorded in Book CH Vol 84 Page 294, file date 19 Nov 1915. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 5 Feb 1999. We were on site after dark on 30 Jan 2003 to record the GPS Coordinates. We were there again on 12 Apr 2003 and did a fast re-walk taking information from new markers and new burials. Sadly, there are some older funeral home markers that will not be replaced with permanent markers. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials on 8 Jan 2004 and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 663 documented burials. This cemetery was completely walked by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins on 29 Jan 2011 and pictures were taken of all markers. This information was then added into existing records and all information updated by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 7 Feb 2011 there were 691 documented burials. Continuous updating of this cemetery now has 694 documented burials as of 29 Feb 2012. This cemetery was again worked on 17 Mar 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all new markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 704 documented burials.
Garrett Cemetery 6 Jul 1863 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 31.285N, 94 Deg 51.920W, El 419 ft. From Annona take FM 44 south for 4.1 miles to the intersection with FM 1701. Take FM 1701 east for 2 miles to the intersection with CR 4405. Take CR 4405 south for 1.3 miles to the John Garrett place which is on the right. The cemetery is in the pasture about 2/10 mile west of the house. Please do not enter without permission from the landowner. This land has been known as 'the old English place' or plantation and states such on the abstracts. There are four graves here and possibly more but only one marker. We visited the site on 12 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings and photographed the area. Had a real nice conversation about the lore of the place. Marker reads as follows: James G. English, Feb. 1801 to 6 Jul 1863, his daughter Sarah and grandchildren Walter and Anna Beaty. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 4 documented burials.
Garvinsville Cemetery   See Cuthand cemetery for burials
Geer Cemetery 14 Mar 1846 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 54.857N, 95 Deg 11.236W. From Woodland take FM 410 north 7.2 miles to Kiomatia Community and the intersection with CR 2356. Take CR 2356 east for 3.2 miles and you will see a couple of old buses in the pasture on the right. The cemetery is about 1.0 mile southeast of this point, across the pasture and on top of a hill and in a large grove of trees containing about 1.1 acres. It is located on the Garland Geer survey and the oldest marked burial is that of Garland Geer who died on 14 Mar 1846. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 28 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery has 36 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 23 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 38 documented burials.
Giddens Family Cemetery   See Concord cemetery for burials
Gilliam Cemetery 1 Sep 1859 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.107N, 94 Deg 51.763W. To reach this cemetery go south from Annona on FM 44 for 4.1 miles to the intersection with FM 1701, take FM 1701 east about 2 miles to its intersection with CR 4405, turn left or south for 1.9 miles. The cemetery is at the intersection with CR 4406 and is well marked. The earliest land transaction we could find is for 1/2 acre of the D. McKinney survey, the instrument being made on 1 Jun 1949 and filed for record on 19 Aug 1948 in Book CH Vol 178 Page 522 from W. J. Gilliam et vir to Gilliam Church of Christ. The oldest marked grave is that of Thomas R. Peek who died on 1 Sep 1859. The cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 6 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 27 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 337 documented burials. This cemetery was completely walked by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins on 28 Feb 2011 and pictures were taken of all markers. This information was then added into existing records and all information updated by Lawrence and Sue Dale. This cemetery was again worked on 19 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 351 documented burials.
Graham Family Cemetery 9 Oct 1871 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 53.633N, 95 Deg 12.107W. From the intersection of FM 410 and CR 2356, take CR 2356 easterly for 7/10 mile till the road turns a hard 90 Deg North. Take the ranch road on the right placing you on the Stan Graff Ranch and proceed 6/10 mile to the ranch shop. From the shop the cemetery is aproximately 3/10 mile to the northwest and adjacent to a pool of water just to the east. The oldest marked burial is that of James Munrow Graham who died on 9 Oct 1871. This is a primitive cemetery and three of the markers are of the vault type and are badly broken up. We were accompanied to the site by ranch foreman Jeff Pennington, 129 CR 2356, Detroit TX 75436, phone 903-674-2909. Please do not attempt to enter this land without prior permission. We were on the site on 26 Dec 2003 and recorded this information. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 4 documented burials.
Grass Lake Black Cemetery   See Riverview B cemetery for burials
Greenwood Cemetery   See Whitemans Chapel cemetery for burials. Do not confuse this cemetery with Greenwood Black Cemetery, which is located about 10 miles to the north near FM 1159.
Greenwood Black Cemetery 7 Feb 1919 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 49.012N, 94 Deg 59.636W, El 406 ft. From Hwy 37 N and the intersection with FM 1159, take FM 1159 east for about 4 miles to the second LARGE curve to the east. Greenwood Community was on the right and you are within a 1 mile walk to the cemetery to the northwest. As this is private property, please observe the country niceties and get permission before attempting to find this cemetery. From deed records this is located on the original Slingland survey and is located about 800 varas north of the southeast corner of the survey. There is a deed dated 25 Oct 1907 and filed for record in Book CH 59 page 570 on 25 Oct 1907 for 1 acre of the William Slingland Survey from Henry Bradford to Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church. The burials shown here are all from funeral home books or taken from existing markers on the site. The earliest documented burial is that of Preston Snell who died on 7 Feb 1919. We visited the site on 20 Feb 2004 and took the GPS readings. While we were there we took pictures and recorded the burials. The pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 31 documented burials.
Halesboro Cemetery 10 Aug 1872 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.738N, 95 Deg 18.271W, Elevation 380 feet. To reach this cemetery proceed from Rugby south 3.1 miles to Morris Chapel on FM 410. Turn right or west on FM 410 and go west about 2.2 miles until FM 410 turns south. At this point turn right onto CR 1135 and proceed north for about .8 miles to the intersection with CR 1131, The cemetery is on the left. The earliest suspect deed transaction we could find conveys 2 acres of the Joshua C. Hale survey from John D. Bloodworth et ux to Halesboro Masonic and Church. This instrument is dated on 9 Jan 1877 and filed for record on 9 May 1898 in Book CH Vol 34 Page 380. There is a deed transaction dated 9 Feb 1880 conveying 1 acre of land on the Josiah C. Hale survey filed on 26 Aug 1893 in Book CH Vol 25 Page 574 from Lucinda Bloodworth to Halesboro Methodist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Mary E. Clifton who died on 10 Aug 1872. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a soggy 14 Dec 1998. After entering all data this was printed and the cemetery walked a second time on 16 Dec 1998 to correct any possible errors. This cemetery was revisited on 20 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 23 Jan 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 337 documented burials. We visited this site on 20 Feb 2011 and made pictures of new markers. As of 29 Feb 2012 there are 339 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 342 documented burials.
Haley Cemetery 10 Oct 1880 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.499N, 95 Deg 01.829W. Haley Cemetery is reached by going North on Hwy 37 to the Red River and on the right or east side with an ornate fence around it is the two graves of M. W. and Mary D. Haley. These graves are on the George S. Park headright survey and are inside a cattle feeding corral but separately fenced. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 3 Feb 2003 and took the GPS readings. Pictures were made and added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 2 documented burials.
Happy Hollow Cemetery   This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 44.306N, 94 Deg 47.478W, El 347 ft. From the ranchhouse on Chapman Ranch, take the ranch road north for 3.7 miles. The cemetery is on the left across the pasture and in a bulldozer dump area with a few small trees still standing. There is one unknown burial there and also is the location for the scattering of ashes for Beau Buchanan McDaniel in 2002. We were on the site on 19 Feb 2004 and took the GPS coordinates and photographed the area. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery has 2 documented burials.
Harris Cemetery 2 Dec 1901 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 48.306N, 94 Deg 57.876W. From Hwy 37 north at Albion, take FM 1159 east for about five miles. In the third large curve to the right on the right in the woods are two graves. CR 3163 is just past and just before the location of these graves. This is the remnants of a family burial ground and is probably on the T. M. Hardaman headright survey. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We have visited this cemetery on two other occasions looking for additional burials and have found none. Pictures were made and added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 2 documented burials.
Harris Chapel Cemetery 26 Oct 1860 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 35.875N, 95 Deg 04.603W. This cemetery is located about 1/2 miles south of Clarksville off Hwy 37 on the left or south side. There is a sign on the road and the cemetery is a little over a block off the highway. A deed transaction dated 5 Mar 1910 has '1 acre in the G. Clark survey reserved for a cemetery' and filed 9 Mar 1910 in Book CH Vol 66 Page 98 transferred the land from R. H. Harris et ux to the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Then on 22 Oct 1912 there is another transfer by deed of another 1 acre tract on the Gilbert Clark survey, filed on 9 Nov 1912 in Book CH Vol 79 Page 380 from R. H. Harris to Harris Chapel Cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Frances Ann Harris, child of J. C. and Martha who died on 26 Oct 1860. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on Sunday 6 Dec 1998 with 23 additional graves found by probing, most being old markers. We were on the site on 12 Jan 2004 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 211 documented burials. We were on the site on 6 Jan 2011 and made pictures of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. The pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there were 213 documented burials.
Harts Bluff Black Cemetery 22 Sep 1923 Located on the ranch in the Harts Bluff region, There are no marked burials and the cemetery is, in fact, lost. We have been able to trace a few of the burials there from early funeral home books. From local lore the actual cemetery site has been in pasture land for many years. The oldest burial we have found is that of Savana Stanley who died on 2 Sep 1923. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 19 documented burials.
Harve or Harvey Cemetery   See Campground cemetery for burials. OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 5 Nov 1970 obit for Ellie Nabors has burial in Harve Cemetery, near Kanawha.
Hawley Cemetery 19 Jan 1868 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 42.136N, 95 Deg 10.137W. Take FM 2120 north from Bagwell for 2.7 miles to the intersection with CR 2232. Take CR 2232 left or west for 2/10 mile and there is a locked pasture gate on the left. The cemetery is 4/10 mile southwest and just over the creek on the right. The oldest marked burial is that of A. H. Billingsley who died on 19 Jan 1868. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 25 Feb 1999. An earlier reading of this cemetery (undated and not signed) confirms the listed information and is on file in the Clarksville Library. We were on site again on 28 Apr 2004 to take the GPS Coordinates. Pictures were made of all markers and added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there were 7 documented burials.
Hawthorne Black Cemetery 11 May 1901 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From Annona take Hwy 82 east about 4 miles to the intersection with CR 4310. Take CR 4310 south 2 miles to a wire gap in the fence on the right, Go through the gap and proceed to walk west to the back of the pasture and to the old cemetery. From MRS. JAMES H. DAVIDSON, Rt 1 Box 186, Annona TX 75550: Information for this cemetery given to me by Seddie Williams Hatcher. This is an old family cemetery and contains the family members of James Hawthorne and his wife Laura Dillard. The oldest burial here is that of one of their children who died on 11 May 1901. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 14 documented burials.
Haywood Black Cemetery 17 Feb 1896 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 42.663N, 94 Deg 57.706W, El 398 ft. From Hwy 82 and FM 1159 go 8.9 miles north and the cemetery is on the right. The only deed record found was for the Haywood School Community. J. R. Dilworth et ux deeded one acre of the Texas and Pacific Railway Survey #33 in an instrument made on 5 Jan 1904 and filed for record 14 May 1904 in Book CH Vol 48 Page 639 to the Haywood School community. Since there appears to be three to four acres under fence, there has to be additional acquisitions. The oldest marked burial is that of Green Ingram who died on 17 Feb 1896. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 15 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 322 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 14 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 343 documented burials.
Hebron Black Cemetery 3 Jun 1898 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.434N, 95 Deg 02.083W. This is a black cemetery near the outskirts of Clarksville. Take FM 1159 north from Hwy 82 for .8 miles and the cemetery is on the right or East side of the road. A CLARKSVILLE TIMES article in 1990 characterizes it as 'ancient' but maybe 'old' would be a better description. An instrument was made on 15 Jan 1898 and filed for record on 3 Apr 1899 in Book CH Vol 35 Page 343 conveying 5 acres of the Henry Stout survey from John R. Latimer et al to Hebron Cemetery, Association. The oldest marked burial is that of Scott Dinwiddie who died on 3 Jun 1898. (There is a marker for a Mrs. Sally Green giving death as 17 May 1828 but we are discounting the validity of the date). This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Jan 1999. We were on the site on 1 Feb 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 3 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 868 documented burials. Continuing updates thru 29 Feb 2012 now has burials as 886 in this cemetery. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 927 documented burials.
Hemingway Cemetery 1847 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.343N, 95 Deg 02.833W. To reach this cemetery take Hwy 37 north from Clarksville to the intersection with FM 195 just south of the Red River bridge. Take FM 195 west about .9 miles until you reach the Nicholes property. At a metal gate turn north or right into the pasture. The cemetery is about .3 mile into the pasture and near the pool dam. (Please note that this is private property and to secure prior permission before entering.) The oldest marked grave is that of Mary Hemingway, infant, who was born and died in 1847. There is a permanent marker reading: 'Dedicated To The Lasting Memory Of Snell B. Hemingway, Whose Love, Devotion and Generosity To His Family Made These Markers and Improvements Possible'. The bible referred to in numerous burials is that of R. C. and L. J. Hemingway published in 1850 in New York. This bible is in possession of Karon Covington in San Diego CA. This cemetery was cleaned by Johnie Lee on July 21, 2003. Lawrence and Sue Dale were also on site on this date and secured all 'beside' information. While we were on the site we took the GPS Coordinates. There are no further burials in this cemetery and as of 29 Feb 2012 there are 23 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 25 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 24 documented burials.
Henrietta Cemetery 1872 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.637N, 94 Deg 46.826W. From the intersection of FM 911 and FM 114 east of English, take FM 114 east for 7/10 mile and turn left into the country lane leading to the cemetery. It started as Warren Family Graveyard. A deed dated 9 Sep 1911 and filed for record on 30 May 1912 in Book CH Vol 78 Page 594 conveys '1 acre of land of the David Strickland survey to the Henrietta Methodist Episcopal Church' from J. T. Clark et ux to Warren Family Cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of James F. Warren who died in 1872. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 Jan 1999. We again were on the site on 30 Jan 2003 to record the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was walked on 12 Sep 2010 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins adding all new burials. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 100 documented burials.
Hickory Grove Cemetery 24 Jan 1876 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 47.354N, 95 Deg 14.142W. From Woodland take FM 195 east to the intersection with CR 2242S, Take CR 2242S south for 8/10 mile to a fork in the road. Take the right fork, an old logging road, and proceed south-easterly for 7/10 mile on foot. The cemetery is about 150 ft to the left in the woods and has been marked with flourescent tape by the loggers. Size is about 60 by 75 ft. From the Red River County records, Book 10 page 521, deed for 2.5 acres of land for use as a public neighborhood schoolhouse and for religious worship for all denominations of the white population, being a part of the headright of Whitfield Moore, about 18 miles northwest from Clarksville, dated 2 Oct 1884. Also, on 5 Dec 1917, the land is transferred to the county judge for use by the people of Hickory Grove school district recorded in Book 89 page 323. There is no mention of a cemetery on the grounds in either document. The only marked burial here is that of A. C. Miller, wife of Joseph A. Miller and she died on 24 Jan 1876. We were on site on 2 August 2004 and took the GPS Coordinates. We were led to the site by Larry and Mary Ann Hoskins and accompanied by Johnie Lee. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 1 documented burial.
Hillside View Cemetery 1 Nov 2005 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 30.270N, 94 Deg 52.312W, El 363 ft. From Boxelder take FM 44 north to CR 4410. Take CR 4410 east for 7/10 mile to the intersection with CR 4405. Take CR 4405 south for 1/10 mile and the cemetery is on the left. This cemetery was established in 1999 by landowner Ray McGregor and is also adjacent to a small country church pastored by Ray and his wife. There is a land set-aside on file in the clerk's office and a rough estimate is that there is about 1/2 acre under fence as the cemetery. We visited the site on 27 Dec 2003 taking the GPS readings and recording the markers there. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 3 documented preneeds sites. This cemetery was again worked on 2 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 8 documented burials.
Hinson Cemetery 1872 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.373N, 95 Deg 09.970W. This cemetery is located about 1 mile east of Rosalie, south of FM 909. State highway signs point the way. From FM 909 proceed south approximately 5/10 of a mile on CR 1305, then turning left or east onto CR 1427. The cemetery is about 3/10 of a mile on the left or north. It is located on what is believed to be the Benjamin Pirtle Survey. The oldest marked burial is 1872 and the name is unreadable. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 19 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery noting marker changes and were able to uncover the Smith markers. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 45 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 31 Dec 2010 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 46 documented burials.
Holder Cemetery   See Lick Springs Cemetery for burials. Holders are buried here, but it has always been called Lick Springs.
Holloway-Pittman Cemetery 6 Jun 1884 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.792N, 95 Deg 06.306W, El 409 ft. From the Dimple Community proceed west on FM 2120 past the New Haven cemetery for 9/10 mile to the intersection with CR 2239. Take CR 2239 northwest for 1 mile until it ends at a pasture gate. Look north about 1/4 mile and see a group of large old trees among the younger pine trees along the banks of a tributary just south of Blanton Creek. The cemetery is on private property and located in this stand of trees on the creek bank. The land is owned by J. C. Dotson and is privately owned so please get permission before attempting to gain entry to the area. It is a part of the E. H. Tarrant headright survey and a part of the R. W. Holloway partition deed of 1871, 120 feet square for a cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Era E. Holloway who died 6 June 1884. This cemetery was copied by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Aug 1999 From an EARLIER READING OF THIS CEMETERY in the Clarksville Library by C. M. Raulston, Jr. On 14 Jan 2004, we were finally able to locate the site and did a thorough search of the area. The ice storm of Dec 2000 did considerable damage and there is a tremendous amount of deadfall on the area. Some of the markers were knocked over as a result. We did dig out all markers and photographed them as well as to collect the epitaphs from the old markers. The pictures were added to Findagrave. As od 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 19 documented burials.
Home Garden Cemetery   From the burial records of Red River county we started to pick up burials in the home garden so we created the category. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Home Garden Black Cemetery   From the burial records of Red River county we started to pick up burials in the home garden so we created the category. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Homeward Bound Cemetery 8 Jun 2006 This is a private family and is near Rugby in Red River County, Texas. This cemetery is referenced from the obituary for Jeanne Womack and her burial is the only one in the cemetery. We have been unable to locate the cemetery as of 31 Dec 2013.
Honeycutt Cemetery 24 Jul 1891 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.757N, 94 Deg 49.213W. From FAMILY GROUP SHEET in the Clarksville Library which was taken from the Family Bible belonging to Greenberry R. Honeycutt: Greenberry came to RRCo TX between 1850-1860, married in Red River Co TX, acquired land near the Savannah Community area and farmed there all of their lives. A family cemetery was established on the farm and all the Honeycutt family are buried there. The cemetery is west of Avery on FM 1701. It is behind a large ranch house and needs fencing and taking care of. The oldest marker was for Janie Wilburn who died on 24 Jul 1891. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 May 2000 with a total of 4 markers still there. There is evidence of other burials. We again visited with owner Ron Cooper on 27 Dec 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 12 documented burials.
Hopewell Cemetery 25 Sep 1882 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.806N, 95 Deg 01.532W. From the Negley fire tower on Hwy 37, take CR 3117 east to Hopewell Church, 2.2 miles, then continue south for another 5/10 mile. The cemetery entrance is at the end of the road. The oldest marked burial is that of Sammie Thomes who died 25 Sep 1882. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 193 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 214 documented burials.
Howell Cemetery Feb 1889 From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES, permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas, Texas, Editor and Copyright holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River County, Texas. These readings are taken from older burials dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as these cemeteries no longer exist. The Howell cemetery is located south of Clarksville near Shawnee Creek. It was destroyed soon after this information was gathered ca. 1964. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Jackson Cemetery 25 Sep 1887 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.331N, 94 Deg 48.382W. From the intersection of FM 114 and FM 1699 just east of English, take FM 114 2.1 miles to CR 3345. Take CR 3345 north 6/10 mile to the intersection with CR 3347. Take CR 3347 for another 4/10 mile and the cemetery is on the east or right. The cemetery covers about two acres but no records were found in the Red River County Deed Records. The oldest marked grave was that of Eliza A. Denison who died 25 Sep 1887. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 Jan 1999. On a pleasant Thursday afternoon, 30 Jan 2003 we visited and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was updated on 3 August 2010 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins and pictures made of all markers. The pictures were cadded to Findagrave. There were 7 records added as a result of this update. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 157 documented burials.
Jamison Chapel Cemetery 1891 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.989N, 95 Deg 03.349W. To reach this cemetery, go north from Clarksville on Hwy 37, turning right opposite FM 2283. Then turn left at the first road, about two city blocks, and go about one city block, the cemetery will be on the right. The oldest record we could find was an instrument made on 1 May 1889 and filed for record on 1 May 1889 in Book CH Vol 16 Page 137 transferring 1.5 acres of the William Sims survey from J. P. Jamison to Jamison Chapel School and Church. The oldest marked grave was that of Tommy Thurmond (originally buried as a Jamison) who died in 1891. On 26 Oct 1998 this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As there is family buried here, we visit several times per year and were there also on 29 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 147 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 26 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 169 documented burials.
Johnson Cemetery 1866 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. Johnson Cemetery was north of Clarksville in an unfenced area in a private pasture. It was reported as destroyed in about 1945. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Johntown Cemetery 25 Feb 1904 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 25.349N, 95 Deg 10.302W. This cemetery is located in Johntown west of Hwy 271 and reputedly there were about 50 burials here. There is only one marker left as of 22 Nov 1999. We contacted Wendell and Bobbie Hervey prior to attempting to find this cemetery. Wendell was kind enough to brush-hog a road to the cemetery so we feel very comfortable about this count as there was simply no ground cover to interfere with our work. We were met as well by David Horn of Mt. Pleasant TX and he shared knowledge of this location. This information was gathered on 22 Nov 1999. We were on the site on 22 Aug 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also made pictures of the one marker and posted it to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 10 documented burials.
Jonesboro Cemetery 20 Sep 1846 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS Coordinates, Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 55.352N, 95 Deg 08.250W. This gravesite is reached by following F M 410 just south of the Red River and north of Blakeney community. Historically, there is only one grave marker remaining and it has been moved into the Sam Houston Park. There is local knowledge of a large cemetery in the immediate area but there are no markers. Local lore has it that the old cemetery is mostly under FM 410 and in the adjacent fields. There are stories of plowing up bricks in this area nearly every year. Lawrence and Sue Dale were on the site of this burial on 16 Feb 1997. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 3 documented burials.
Kanawha Cemetery 27 May 1888 COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.785N, 95 Deg 15.010W. From Woodland take FM 410 north 4.3 miles to the Kanawha Community. The cemetery is located in the second curve on the right. It is on the M. D. Wright survey and an instrument made on 28 Aug 1888 and filed for record 16 Nov 1961 in Book CH Vol 224 Page 127 deeds 1 acre of the M. D. Wright survey 20 miles northwest of Clarksville for church, school and cemetery, from Cornelius Johnson et ux to Kanawha School et al. There are other additions. The oldest grave is that of S. F. Sharp who died 27 May 1888. It was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 16 Feb 1997. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. Three additional burials in this cemetery were furnished by Mary Montgomery on 18 April 2010. Current burials were added on 3 Nov 2010 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 185 documented burials.
Lanes Chapel Cemetery 30 Jul 1876 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 35.104N, 94 Deg 59.584W. Lanes Chapel Cemetery can be reached by going east on Hwy 82 out of Clarksville, then turning south onto FM 412 for 1.9 miles to the intersection with FM 3390. Take FM 3390 east for 9/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right and well marked. There is an instrument dated 26 Nov 1879 and filed for record 5 Dec 1879 in Book CH Vol 1 Page 1 where W. W. Walker transferred 2 acres of the Elisha Bruton survey to Lanes Chapel Cemetery. Another deed transfers 2 acres of the Elisha Bruton survey from W. W. Utley et ux to Lanes Chapel Cemetery, instrument being made on 25 Feb 1905 and filed for record on 18 Jun 1906 in Book CH Vol 56 Page 171. In 1950 a cemetery society was organized and fund raising projects were started. The oldest marked burial is that of Mary McLean who died 30 July 1876. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 8 and 9 Feb 1999. We visited this cemetery again on 1 Feb 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 5 May 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 852 documented burials. By continuously updating this cemetery as of 29 Feb 2012 there are 875 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Nov 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 905 documented burials.
Latimer Family Cemetery 8 May 1861 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.965N, 95 Deg 02.137W. This cemetery is located on the old family land about three miles northeast of downtown Clarksville. From the intersection of Hwy 82 East and FM 1159, take FM 1159 north 1.3 miles. Turn left into a pasture gate drive and go another 1/10 mile to the farmhouse. STOP! After getting permission to proceed, go about another 1/10 mile on foot to the west/northwest and the cemetery is beside a grove of trees and secured inside a pipe fence. Current owners of the land are Charles and Jeannette Bolton Wilson and are nice friendly folks. They plan to have this cemetery 'set aside' at the county clerks office in the near future. On a beautiful Sunday morning, 25 Feb 2001, this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale. The earliest marked burial is that of Lucinda A. Shelton Latimer, first wife of Henry Russell Latimer. We had a nice visit with Charles and Jeannette after the survey work was done. We visited the site again on 11 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We again visited for a while with the Wilson family. Pictures were made of all markers and then posted to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 8 documented burials.
Lawton Family Cemetery 23 Aug 1863 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. This old lost cemetery is located due north of the old Allen's Mill site, east of Hwy 37N, south approx. 7/10 mile from the roadside park on Hwy 37N, east of Ash creek and in the edge of an old field. Their markers have not been found as of 31 Dec 2004. Oldest burial is that of Anna Maria Linginfetter Lawton who died on on 23 Aug 1863. INFORMATION from Family Bible of George F. Lawton in possession of Karon Covington of San Diego CA. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 6 documented burials.
Leesville Cemetery 16 Jan 1921 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 49.064N, 95 Deg 12.108W. This cemetery is located behind the Leesville Baptist Church in the Leesville community 4.3 miles east of Woodland on FM 195. There is a deed dated 3 Sep 1908 and filed for record on 2 Jul 1912 in Book CH 79 page 54 selling 5 acres of the Asa Jarmon survey by A. B. Woods to Leesville Missionary Baptist Church. The first marked burial was that of Ruby M. Fisher Johnson who died 16 May 1921. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 Jan 1997 and updated on 15 Sep 1999. Since we have family here we visit frequently to make updates and were there on 22 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 26 Dec 2003 and did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 189 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 9 Nov 2010 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 209 documented burials.
Leffel Family Cemetery 20 Sep 1999 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.139N, 95 Deg 01.384W. El 460 ft. This is another in the growing trend back to private family cemeteries and according to the mother, Nadine Leffel, all the family will eventually be interred there. Go north on FM 1159 to CR 3100. Take CR 3100 for 3/10 mile west until you reach the first white house adjacent to a red house and the burial is behind the red house in the pasture. We were on the site on 26 Apr 2004, visiting with Mrs. Leffel and recorded the above information. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Liberty Cemetery 1859 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.099N, 95 Deg 13.765W. To reach Liberty Cemetery from Detroit take Hwy 82 east about two miles to the intersection with CR 1215. Turn south or right onto CR 1215 and go 2.4 miles to the intersection with CR 1267. Take CR 1267 right for 8/10 miles to the intersection with CR 1265, Take CR 1265 right or south for 7/10 miles and the cemetery is on the left. A deed dated 5 Jul 1859 transfers a tract from Isaac Guest to the Liberty Church and School and filed for record on 6 May 1859. Another deed made on 28 Nov 1910 and filed for record on 30 Nov 1910 in Book CH Vol 67 Page 420 transfers 1.25 acres of the J. C. Brown survey from Isaac Guest et ux to Liberty Cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Pollie Guest who died in 1859. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 23 Jan 1999. In the interests of quality control, this cemetery was re-walked in its entirety on 3 August 2001 on a HOT morning. We again visited here on 21 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 158 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 27 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 162 documented burials.
Liberty Black Cemetery 17 Mar 1879 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.145N, 95 Deg 13.765W. To reach Liberty Black Cemetery, from Detroit take Hwy 82 east about two miles to the intersection with CR 1215. Turn south or right onto CR 1215 and go 2.4 miles to the intersection with CR 1267. Take CR 1267 right for 8/10 miles to the intersection with CR 1265, Take CR 1265 right or south for 7/10 miles and the cemetery is on the left. This is a black cemetery and is lost in the woods immediately north of the Liberty Cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Millie Guest who died on 17 Mar 1879. There is a west fence that follows the front line for the Liberty Cemetery, and a fence on the east about in line with the Baker burials in Liberty Cemetery. There is also a fence on the north and land included is about a half acre. This is supposedly an old slave cemetery and descendants of the Guest slaves are buried there. The Liberty Cemetery, Association is aware of these burials and is working to clean it and to put a new fence around it in the future. This was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 3 August 2001 on a HOT morning. We again visited here on 15 Jan 2004 to take the GPS Coordinates and to photograph the area. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 6 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 27 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers and found a couple more markers that were buried. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. Pictures were added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 8 documented burials.
Lick Springs Cemetery 6 Jul 1885 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.789N, 94 Deg 48.980W, El 465 ft. It is located on the Holder farm, on the James Burkham survey, north of Hwy 82, between Avery and Annona, northeast of intersection of Hwy 82 and F.M. 1699. Present owner of the land is William Lynn Holder. We met with the owner and were escorted back 6/10 miles to the cemetery site. There we were pleased to see a nice chain-link fenced area, well cared for by the owner. The owner expressed a desire to dedicate the land to the cemetery in perpetuity. The oldest marked burial is that of Mattie Knight who died on 6 Jul 1885. The survey was completed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Nov 1999. We were on site again on 26 Apr 2004 and took the GPS coordinates. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery has 24 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 8 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 24 documented burials.
Lone Pine Cemetery   See Collvins cemetery for burials
Lone Star Cemetery 15 Dec 1878 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.910N, 95 Deg 09.248W. This cemetery is located about 8 miles southwest of Clarksville. There is a state sign pointing the direction to the cemetery. From Hwy 37 take CR 1330 and follow 1.1 mile to the cemetery site. It is on the right. There has not been found an early deed for the cemetery. RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS page 230, Column 2, 'with the death of his son Calvin B. and his brother Crippen, both dying within two weeks in 1878, he established Lone Star Cemetery, on one corner of his land', this refers to Calvin Gilmore and Evaline Bateman Jackson. There was also a deed transaction made on 18 Jun 1966 for 1/2 acre of the T&PRR Survey from Leonard L. Bowen et ux to Lone Star Cemetery, filed on 22 Jul 1966 in Book CH 246 page 30. The oldest marked grave is that of Burtie Jackson, son of Calvin and Eveline, who died 15 Dec 1878. There is an OBIT in 1926 referring to this cemetery as Jackson Cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a beautiful 17 and 18 Dec 1998. We returned to the site on 30 Nov 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. Updates to this cemetery were provided by Randy Christopher in late 2009. As of 31 Dec 2009 this cemetery had 470 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 5 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 510 documented burials.
Longstreet Black Cemetery 18 Jun 1887 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.752N, 95 Deg 14.156W. From Detroit proceed east on FM 2573 about a mile to the first road right or south, CR 2127, and the cemetery is located on the south side. It is located in the Edward Dean headright survey. There is a deed dated 18 Apr 1910 and filed for record in Book CH Vol 65 Page 531 transferring 1/4 acre of the E. M. Dean survey from Millia Young, deceased, to Long Street Baptist Church. Another deed made on 12 May 1934 and filed for record on 15 Sep 1934 in Book CH Vol 136 Page 20 conveys 1 acre of the E. M. Dean survey from P. Y. Grey et ux to Long Street Baptist Church. This is a black cemetery. The oldest headstone is that of Elizzie Nowlin who died on 18 Jun 1887. This cemetery has been thoroughly cleaned up and many markers are now visible that were not before. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 31 Jan 1997. We revisited this cemetery on 21 May 2000 and did a spot check for recent burials. As time has passed we are discouraged as the cemetery is again becoming more and more unkempt. This as of 21 Dec 2003 when we visited to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 199 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 217 documented burials.
Lydia Cemetery 1888 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 26.882N, 94 Deg 45.316W, El 380 ft. The Lydia Cemetery is located at Lydia community about 8 miles south of Avery on FM 911. There is a deed dated 3 Aug 1896 and filed for record on 12 Oct 1897 in Book CH Vol 32 Page 599 and it conveys 1 acre of the Village of Lydia Sewell Hancock survey from David B. Pritchett to Lydia Baptist Church. The earliest marked burial is that of Ethel Patterson who died in 1888. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 3 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 460 documented burials. In November 2010 this cemetery was walked and photographed in its entirety by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. As of 25 Nov 2010 this cemetery had 482 documented burials. The pictures were aded to Findagrave. Updating continues on this cemetery and as of 31 Dec 2013 there are 488 documented burials.
Macedonia Syloam Black Cemetery 1886 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.836N, 95 Deg 05.468W. From Hwy 37 north of Clarksville, take FM 2283 west for a short 1/2 mile to the intersection with CR 2124. Take CR 2124 north 1.4 miles and the cemetery is on the left just after you make a hard left turn in the road. This is a black cemetery and is shown on the state maps as Mt. Zion Cemetery. Lore says that this was a slave cemetery and there are indications that there have been many burials there. Sadly, most were never marked and much damage has been done here by logging operations in the past. This is located on the Josiah Perry survey and so far we have not found a deed record for it. The oldest marked burial is that of Mary Darnell who died in 1886. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 9 Feb 1999. We were again at this cemetery to get the GPS Coordinates on 29 Jan 2003 and are happy to report that the cemetery has a new chain link fence around it. Such is progress. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 39 documented burials.
Madras Cemetery 3 Jul 1862 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.278N, 94 Deg 58.888W. From Clarksville take FM 1159 for about 3 miles to the intersection with FM 1700. Turn east or right onto FM 1700 and go 2.9 miles to CR 3205. Turn right and Shiloh Church and the Madras Cemetery is ahead. The Cumberland Presbyterian Church was first organized at Shiloh then moved to Madras about 1892. A deed dated 28 Mar 1892 and filed for record on 28 May 1892 in Book CH Vol 23 Page 360 conveyed 'a tract of the Finley Moore survey' from P. H. Igo et ux to Shiloh Cemetery-Madras. The oldest marked grave is that of Charles R. Dinwiddie who died 3 Jul 1862. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 7 Feb 1999. We were on the site on 15 Jan 2004 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 449 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 17 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 479 documented burials.
Madras Black Cemetery 10 Sep 1918 From death records in Red River Co TX, burial in Madras B cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials. Thru 31 Dec 2013 we have been unable to locate this cemetery.
Malsberg Cemetery 2 Feb 1921 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. The location of the Malsberg Cemetery is not stated other than being on private property and south of Clarksville. It was destroyed by cattle or vandals in the late 1950's. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Manchester Cemetery 24 Sep 1869 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 50.106N, 95 Deg 09.521W. Manchester Cemetery is located about 17 miles NW of Clarksville. To reach the cemetery, go north on Hwy 37 about 10 miles to Negley, west onto FM 2118 to intersection with FM 195. The road to the cemetery is near the NE corner of the intersection and is marked. It contains about four acres and is on the Sally Reed headright survey. A deed dated 28 Sep 1869 and filed for record on 25 Mar 1871 in Book CH Vol S Page 13 conveys property on 'Sally Reed survey 18 miles northwest 57,000 Sq Vrs to Christian Union Church' from Joseph Alsobrook et ux to Manchester Cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Adelia Gear, a child who died 24 Sep 1869. It was surveyed on 24 and 25 January 1997 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. On one of the first 'fall' days on 17 Sep 1999 we rewalked this cemetery for quality control. We were there again on 11 Jan 2004 to get the GPS coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 410 documented burials. We have been trying to keep up with all the burials in the cemetery and as of 1 Dec 2010 there are 423 documented burials. Updating of this cemetery thru 29 Feb 2012 has 425 documented burials. The cemetery has been photographed and placed on Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 434 documented burials.
Manchester Black Cemetery 18 Nov 1908 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 50.127N, 95 Deg 09.406W. First indications of this cemetery were found on 31 Mar 2003 after a careful search of the area. There were two markers found and promises of more in the immediate vicinity. The cemetery is located across the fence from the Manchester Cemetery on the northeast corner of the cemetery. Local lore has it that there was a black cemetery on the site and that years prior when the chain link fence was installed the local black folks elected not to be included in the enclosure. Also, lore has it that over time the markers were removed by deer hunters and used as steps for their cabins or as rocks around their fires. The area has been used as a turn area by the loggers in the area and the ground is considerably torn up. There were, however, two markers there and we will return for more exploring in the spring. There are other areas in the immediate vicinity that show signs of burials. We visited the site again on 11 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings and photographed the markers. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 4 documented burials.
Mannus Cemetery 28 Dec 1880 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. Mannus Cemetery, is located in a private pasture southeast of the Manchester community and was recorded in the mid to late 1940's. It was unfenced at this time and open to cattle. As with all the old cemeteries, there were several wooden posts noting burials. UPDATE: On 19 Apr 2000 Lawrence & Sue Dale were taken to the site of this old cemetery by Russell Robinett. He has lived within 3/10 of a mile of this old burying ground since the early 1940's. All that is now left of this site is a few pieces of rotted barbed wire where it was once fenced. All the old markers are gone including the four listed here from the Newhouse book. We did spend nearly an hour probing the ground in search of any buried markers but had no success. The cemetery is still open to cattle. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Marris Chapel Cemetery   See Morris Chapel Cemetery, for burials
Martin Cemetery 15 Apr 1900 From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. The location of the Martin Family Cemetery, is not stated other than RRCo TX. It was noted that it was covered with vines and undergrowth and open to cattle. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Martin Shiloh Black Cemetery 5 Nov 1884 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.378N, 94 Deg 51.707W. The Martin Shiloh Cemetery is a black cemetery next to the English cemetery and located about 11 miles east of Clarksville off FM 114. At the intersection with CR 3300 turn right or south for 5/10 mile. At the entrance to Williams Chapel Church, glance to the right and the cemetery is about 1/10 mile straight ahead between the church and English Cemetery. No deed records have been found. The oldest marked grave was that of Manuel Giddens who was born and died on 5 Nov 1894. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 Jan 1999. As of our visit on 30 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates there had been a major cleanup of the area and a lot of the brush removed. It looked good. We were on site on 2 May 2004 and did a complete rewalk of the cemetery adding all marker changes and new burials. An update was accomplished in the summer of 2010 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. With their work they were able to add burials to 12 Jul 2010 and to add marker changes made since 2004. As of 1 Dec 2010 this cemetery had 445 documented burials. Pictures were made of all markers in place and added to Findagrave. Richard has been faithful to keep this up and as of 31 Dec 2013 there are 476 documented burials.
Massacre Marker Cemetery 1820 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.969N, 95 Deg 17.932W. From FM 410 in Kanawha, take CR 2372 west 2.9 miles to the intersection with CR 2330. Take CR 2330 north for 6/10 miles and then take CR 2375 northeast for 1/2 mile. The marker is on the left. We visited the site on 21 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. Regardless of the reference to Lamar County on the marker, the marker is in Red River County by over 1/2 mile. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had no documented burials.
McCrury Cemetery 1864 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 24.221N, 95 Deg 15.517W, Elevation 352 feet. From Bogata go south on Hwy 37 to intersection with FM 196. Turn right and go about 2 miles, the cemetery being on the left. A deed dated 25 May 1953 and filed for record on 20 Jun 1953 in Book CH Vol 196 Page 478 'deeded to R. M. Griffin 4 tracts of W. M. McCrury survey less 1-1/2 acres' from John Forester et al to McCrury Cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of John W. McCrury who died in 1864. This cemetery was surveyed on a pleasant Sunday, 13 Dec 1998, by Lawrence and Sue Dale. On 20 Jan 2003 a complete re-walk was accomplished and the cemetery was subdivided into East and West sections at this time as well as taking the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 23 Jan 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 190 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 219 documented burials.
McCulloch Family Black Cemetery 17 Feb 1933 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. The burial for Louis McCulloch is specified here and is located near the Sherry community on his farm. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
McEntire Family Cemetery 20 Mar 1987 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.584N, 95 Deg 06.405W. The cemetery is located northeast of Bagwell on CR 2108, 3/10 mile west of the intersection with CR 2124. The earliest burial is that of Harold Gene McEntire who died on 20 Mar 1987. A conversation with the widow, Lois Woods McEntire on 17 Nov 2001 confirmed the above information. We were on the site on 28 Apr 2004 and got the GPS coordinates and took pictures. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
McFarren Ranch Cemetery 7 Dec 1998 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. This is a private cemetery located near Cuthand. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
McKenzie Chapel Cemetery 20 Sep 1871 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 26.198N, 95 Deg 03.320W, El 402 ft. Take FM 910 to Cuthand Cemetery, then continue south on CR 1412 for 1.7 miles to CR 4610. Take CR 4610 left or East for 1/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right. A sign at the gate informs that the cemetery was founded in 1860. The oldest marked grave with a date is that of Mallisa F. Mauldin, Wife of W. A., who died 20 Sep 1871. There is a deed transaction dated 4 Mar 1946 from J. M. Dempsey et al (Cuthand McKenzie Methodist Church) to A. John Belcher, 2 tracts less 4 acres in Church and Cemetery, filed for record on 18 May 1948 in Book CH 178 page 61. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 19 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery looking for new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 89 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 27 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 89 documented burials.
McKenzie College Cemetery 14 Jun 1848 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 35.688N, 95 Deg 06.229W. This cemetery is located southwest of Clarksville. From the hospital proceed south until just before the intersection with Hwy 37, taking CR 1287 in a westerly direction for 3/10 of a mile. The Cemetery is on the left, or south, side of the road. It is on the Abel Bland Survey. A deed filed for record on 26 Nov 1855 in Book CH Vol K Page 357 noted 'deed back 12 acres on which McKenzie Institute is erected' from Methodist Episcopal Church South to I. W. P. McKenzie. The oldest marked burial is that of W. K. McKenzie who died on 14 Jun 1848. At this time we discovered that there is much more to the cemetery than is fenced in and a quick walk found an additional four readable markers, There are many more graves in this now overgrown area. As a result of finding the ORR FAMILY BIBLE and the subsequent 4 additions to this cemetery, please be advised that this was also known as ITINERANT RETREAT, translated by the Methodists as 'The Haven of the Traveling Preacher' and McKENZIE GROVE CEMETERY. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. We again visited on 21 May 2000 to see if we could find more gravesites but did not find any additional markers. We were by on 29 Jan 2003 to check the site and to record the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 12 Jan 2004 checking for additional markers and found one. This cemetery was again worked on 16 Dec 2010 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 36 documented burials.
McKenzie College Black Cemetery 23 Oct 1918 This cemetery was used by the local Afro-American population. From death records of Red River County, Texas, burial in McKenzie. It is across the chain link fence from the white cemetery to the east and is badly overgrown. This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From the hospital on FM 2825 proceed south until just before the intersection with Hwy 37, taking CR 1287 in a westerly direction for 3/10 of a mile. The cemetery is on the left, or south, side of the road. It is on the Abel Bland Survey. A deed filed for record on 26 Nov 1855 in Book CH Vol K Page 357 noted 'deed back 12 acres on which McKenzie Institute is erected' from Methodist Episcopal Church South to I. W. P. McKenzie. There are many more graves in this now overgrown area. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. We again visited on 21 May 2000 to see if we could find more gravesites but did not find any additional markers. We were by on 29 Jan 2003 to check the site and to record the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 12 Jan 2004 checking for additional markers and found one. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Medford Cemetery 1 Aug 1891 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.817N, 94 Deg 47.272W, El 424 ft. This cemetery is located south of Avery. Take FM 911 6.3 miles to the intersection with CR 4430. Take CR 4430 west for 1.0 mile and the cemetery is on the right on the top of a small knoll. Markers are visible from the road so go slowly. It is located on what probably was the Sewell Hancock headright survey. The oldest marked burial is that of Susan Ora Medford who died on 1 Aug 1891. A bronze memorial marker reads 'Established by Luke R. Medford after his arrival from AL in 1870. In memory of J. W. B. H. Bailey Medford 1902-1984'. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Feb 1999. We were on site on 3 Feb 2003 to obtain the GPS Coordinates. In 2010 all markers were photographed by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 6 documented burials.
Mennonite Cemetery 28 Sep 1985 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.671N, 95 Deg 13.351W. This cemetery is located behind the Red River Valley Mennonite Church 2.6 miles east of Detroit on FM 2573 on the south side of the road. The oldest burial is that of Jerry Dean Yost who died on 28 Sep 1985. It was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Mar 1997. As a check on missed obituaries, we re-walked this cemetery on 3 Sep 2000 on a HOT, 111 degrees, Labor Day weekend. We visited the site again on 21 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 11 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 16 Dec 2010 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 14 documented burials.
Menson Cemetery 23 Nov 1891 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. Menson Cemetery, is located about seven miles north of Clarksville. It was destroyed by cattle or vandals ca. 1965. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Methodist Cemetery   See Harris Chapel cemetery for burials. This was originally started by the Methodist Church and as time went on the name of Harris Chapel became the preferred name.
Methodist Black Cemetery   See Free Hope cemetery for burials
Miller Cemetery 1902 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. Miller Cemetery, is located about four miles southeast of Clarksville. It was destroyed by cattle or vandals ca. 1957. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Monk Family Cemetery 7 Oct 1892 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 deg 52.293N, 95 Deg 16.692W. This cemetery is located northwest of the Kanawha Community and is on private ranchland, the David Munson Ranch. From Kanawha go west on CR 2372 for 1 mile to the intersection with PR 6013. There is a gate that is normally locked. The cemetery is about 1.7 miles northwest and about 3/10 mile from the Red River, the river being visible from the cemetery. There are 6 marked burials and the first was that of Mary Nettie Monk who died on 7 Oct 1892. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a cold Monday morning 24 Jan 2000. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 23 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 7 documented burials.
Morgan Gravesite Cemetery 15 Dec 1864 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.752N, 95 Deg 02.092W. This is mentioned in CLARKSVILLE TIMES 31 Jan 1977 issue and mentions a burial on what is now the American Legion Post #45 grounds or on the present day fairgrounds. Upon surrender of title to the land to the American Legion, there was a stipulation that the site be beautified. A picture in the paper of this date shows a concrete pad with a pipe railing at the site. We spent a couple of hours trying to find this burial site on 15 Oct 2000 and had no success. Later on 5 Mar 2001 we were successful in locating it. It is on Hwy 82 just past the intersection with FM 1159 and on the south side of the road. The concrete pad is still there, however. We visited the site again on 30 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2003 the old Crepe Myrtle bushes are starting to re-grow on the site. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burials.
Mormon Chapel Cemetery   See Saints Chapel cemetery for burials
Morris Chapel Cemetery 15 Feb 1919 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.188N, 95 Deg 15.966W, Elevation 351 feet. From the Rugby community go south on FM 410 3.1 miles. At the hard turn to the right the cemetery is on the left behind the church. A deed dated 13 Jan 1910 and filed for record on 26 Sep 1922 in Book CH Vol 106 Page 144 conveys 1/2 acre of the Samuel Neely survey from C. P. Brymer et al to Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Also, a deed dated 22 Jul 1913 and filed for record on 30 Jul 1913 in Book CH Vol 81 Page 95 conveys 1/2 acre of the Samuel Neely survey from Robert Forrester et ux to Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. The oldest marked grave is that of William Forester who died 15 Feb 1919. Deport Times, 15 Apr 1921, Friday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: Halesboro Happenings -- Mr. and Mrs. Bob Forester are expecting the body of their son, William, who died in France, to arrive soon. Preparations are being made for a new cemetery at Morris Chapel where the body will be buried. William was the only boy from the community who failed to return from the great war. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a pleasant Sunday afternoon 13 Dec 1998. The site was revisited on 20 Jan 2003 to get the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 23 Jan 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Feb 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 96 documented burials.
Morsman Private Cemetery 20 Feb 1995 Located on the family farm at Pine Branch Community, Rt 1 Bogata. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial. We have been unable to locate this site.
Mosley Cemetery 10 Jul 1895 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 50.708N, 95 Deg 00.127W. From Hwy 37 and FM 1159, take FM 1159 east for 1.6 miles. There is a pasture gate on the left which is kept locked. Go into the pasture to the north and at the end of the second pasture veer left into the woods for about 100 yards. The cemetery is in the trees and in a completely abandoned condition. The earliest burial is that of Mrs. W. H. Mosley who died on 10 Jul 1895. It appears to be on the William Slingland survey. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 30 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 8 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 26 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 8 documented burials.
Mount Zion Cemetery 27 Jul 1843 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.629N, 95 Deg 02.822W. This cemetery is located one block west of Zion Traveler Baptist Church in Clarksville. The oldest marked burial is that of Nancy Russell who died on 27 Jul 1843. The following story was researched and written by Bob Merriman of The Paris News, Monday April 20, 1998... HISTORY SHOWS BANDITS HAVE LITTLE LUCK AT CLARKSVILLE BANK--CLARKSVILLE-- This robbery occurred in the 1890's. The bad guys might have been from the Clarksville area or maybe they just robbed a bank in Clarksville. In any event, after the robbery the crooks fled across the Red River to Oklahoma. 'There was a marshal or deputy marshal there saw them riding along the trail in Oklahoma,' Lee Somerville said. 'He knew who they were, so he got behind a tree.' Somerville is a writer of Western and mystery stories and novels. The lawman, Somerville said, had a good rifle and was a good shot. 'He dropped the three of them, right there.'_____ 'The three men were buried in unmarked graves outside the old Catholic Cemetery,' Somerville said. 'Now, good men are always buried facing east, so on the day of judgement, they'll rise up facing the sun. However, the bank robbers were buried facing west, so that on Judgement Day they could get a running start.' County Clerk and historian Mary Hausler agreed that there were three bank robbers and their bodies were returned to Clarksville for burial. 'I always heard they were buried in old Mount Zion Cemetery,' she said. That cemetery is not too far south of St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery. 'The graves were not marked.' Possibly, these were the last burials in old Mount Zion Cemetery, and they occurred on July 13, 1894. Mrs. Hausler said she understood the robbers were buried face down and with their heads to the west. This cemetery is at present badly overgrown and contains no markers. There have been some of the old graves that have washed into the creek. Excerpted from CLARKSVILLE TIMES, 7 July 1961: In 1941, at the edge of the cemetery, when the channel of the creek was changed three skeletons were found in the face down, facing west position. This article would be worth the time to read from the microfilm. On a visit to the cemetery on 25 Feb 1999 we talked with an elderly black lady who, not knowing the above, related the following 'my daddy when I was a little girl.. worked on the crew that straightened Delaware Creek, they found a body that was buried on the creekline and buried face down with the hands tied behind the back'. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 25 Feb 1999. As of 29 Jan 2003 the site is once again overgrown and harder to find the remaining markers. We took the GPS Coordinates at this time. We returned to the site on 26 Jan 2004 and took pictures of some of the markers. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 10 documented burials.
Mount Zion Black Cemetery 3 Mar 1861 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.639N, 95 Deg 02.822W. This cemetery is located a block west of the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery and is across the road from Food Basket Food Store. The oldest marked burial is that of Paulina Bohannon who died on 3 Mar 1861. We were on the site on 25 Feb 1999 and walked the cemetery. We returned here on 29 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We again visited on 26 Jan 2004 and took pictures of the area and some of the markers. See Mount Zion Cemetery, for more background information pertinent to both cemeteries. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 9 documented burials.
Mt. Hebron Black Cemetery   See Hebron B cemetery for burials
Mt. Olive Black Cemetery 30 Oct 1886 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.662N, 94 Deg 56.672W. This is a black cemetery. From Clarksville take FM 1159 past the junction with Collier Creek about 8/10 mile to the intersection with CR 3151. Take CR 3151 left or southwest for 6/10 miles. The cemetery and church is on the right about 300 feet past this turn. A deed dated 3 Nov 1900 and filed for record on 26 Apr 1907 in Book CH Vol 59 Page 271 conveys 1-11/100 acres of land on the Gabriel Martin survey from Charlie Adams et ux to Mt. Olive Church. Another deed dated 10 Apr 1907 filed for record on 26 Apr 1907 in Book CH Vol 57 Page 311 conveys 3-1/4 acres of land in the Gabriel Martin survey from Ed Lennon to Mt. Olive Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Rev. J. H. Gooden who died on 30 Oct 1886. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 205 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 14 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 234 documented burials.
Mt. Zion Black Cemetery   See Macedonia Syloam B cemetery for burials
New Haven Cemetery 1859 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 42.866N, 95 Deg 04.834W. From the Dimple Community proceed west on FM 2120 about two miles. The church and cemetery is on the north side of the road. RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS page 52: Acreage, 2.75 acres 'situated on the waters of Pecan Bayou and upon which said Church and School House now stand' for a community church, school, and cemetery was deeded on 6 May 1859 by George M. Sargeant. A later deed dated 14 Feb 1898 and filed for record on 4 Jun 1898 in Book CH Vol 33 Page 593 for 5 acres of land on the E. H. Tarrant survey from John M. Jamison et ux to New Haven Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is for George W. R. Rolston who died in 1859. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on Sunday 19 Jan 1997. We visited on 14 Jan 2004 to take GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 426 documented burials. We continuously keep this cemetery updated and as of 29 Feb 2012 there are 462 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 5 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all new markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 476 documented burials.
New Hope Black Cemetery 1 Dec 1899 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.441N, 95 Deg 16.062W. This black cemetery is located 1 mile south of Detroit on FM 410. A deed dated 17 Dec 1883 and filed for record on 4 Sep 1884 in Book CH Vol 7 Page 307 for 2 acres of land on Guest Prairie from H. C. Bailey et ux to New Hope Baptist Church. A later deed dated 8 Sep 1888 and filed for record on 4 Jun 1897 in Book CH Vol 33 Page 113 for 1 acre of land on Joseph Guest survey from J. B. Whitfield et al to New Hope Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Ervin Taylor who died on 25 Oct 1902. On a HOT 7 Sep 1998, this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale, adding additional burials, some due to new stones erected on older graves. Due to a fairly thorough cleanup of the cemetery we re-surveyed this cemetery on 12 Jan 2000. We have visited here several times as the years go on. We visited the site again on 20 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 200 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 231 documented burials.
New Shamrock Cemetery 23 May 1918 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.928N, 95 Deg 07.051W. New Shamrock Cemetery is reached by taking Hwy 82 west about three miles from Clarksville. The cemetery is north of the Little Chicago store site in the Mabry Community. A deed dated 22 Mar 1902 and filed for record on 29 Mar 1902 in Book CH 42 page 593 conveys 1 acre of the Gilbert Clark survey and Mabry Christian Church from Mrs. M. A. Dickson et al to Woodmen World Christian. A deed dated 8 Jan 1919 and filed for record on 9 Jan 1919 in Book CH Vol 93 Page 363 for 1-78/100 acres of land in the Gilbert Clark survey from J. E. Bloodworth et ux to New Shamrock Cemetery. a third deed dated 3 Mar 1949 and filed for record on 14 Mar 1949 in Book CH Vol 180 Page 507 for 14,742 sq. Fort of the Gilbert Clark survey from Emmett Drew Ham to New Shamrock Cemetery. The oldest marked grave was that of Martin C. Scaff who died 23 May 1918. Lawrence and Sue Dale surveyed this cemetery on 4 Mar 1997. We again were here on 21 Jan 2003 an took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 18 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 370 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 30 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 392 documented burials.
Oak Grove Cemetery   See Aikin Grove Cemetery, for burials
Old Beulah Cemetery   See Turner cemetery for burials
Old Mabry Cemetery   This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From GENE MABRY: This cemetery is about a mile north of New Shamrock on the same side near a creek bank. Land is currently leased by M. A. 'Buddy' Duren. We have attempted to find these graves on three occasions to no avail. We can now only assume that there are no markers left of any kind and that time and cattle have taken their toll. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had no documented burials.
Old Robbinsville Cemetery 1 Oct 1882 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.286W, 95 Deg 11.188W. This is another of the recently destroyed burial grounds in Red River Co TX. We have been chasing this for some time and have found that all the markers have been removed by the new owners of the property as of February 1999. Burial information is From an EARLIER READING OF THIS CEMETERY in the Clarksville Library compiled by Grady Moore. This information copied by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Aug 1999. During the Civil War and later old Robbinsville, located some hundred feet north of present Hwy 82 and west of where the school bus road goes north to Bagwell. It is also located by being west some 400 yards from the roadside park on highway 82. It was a stage coach stop on the run from Jefferson before the railroad came in the 70's, had a grist mill and store during Civil War and later a post office. The cemetery is further north along (under 1/4 mile) on the west side of the road to Bagwell. A post oak tree is in the cemetery. There probably were many more marked graves. At present the stones remaining are moved to the fence along the road to Bagwell. This information was gathered in the early 1960's. UPDATE: As of 10 Sep 2000 Lawrence and Sue were shown the last of the markers from the cemetery and plans were made to meet in the fall of this year, locate the gravesites and to begin construction of a good fence around the cemetery. Also, while there, we were shown an old deed to the property and in it there is a provision for a 50x50 foot 'set-aside' as a permanent burying ground. The owners agreed to go to Clarksville and have this recorded for posterity. Will update this more later. Owners of the property are Byron and Gayle Robertson of Bagwell. We were here again on 21 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Old Shamrock Cemetery 28 Dec 1859 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.099N, 95 Deg 08.519W. Take Hwy 82 west from Clarksville to the intersection with FM 2573 going to Bagwell. Take FM 2573 northeast or right for a mile and the turn to the cemetery is on the right, the cemetery being about 2/10 mile off the road. A deed dated 21 Jul 1860 and filed for record on 21 Jul 1860 in Book CH Vol M Page 574 for 2 acres of the Benjamin Gooch survey for the church school and burying ground from I. B. H. Epperson to the Old Shamrock Cemetery. A deed dated 17 Dec 1857 and filed for record on 16 May 1867 in Book CH Vol O Page 534 'sold to B. W. Epperson 861.5 acres less 2 tracts for cemetery' from David C. Russell to Old Shamrock Cemetery. filed on 16 May 1867 and recorded in Book CH O page 530. Sam Buzbee gave the Old Shamrock Society a deed for a parcel of land adjoining the cemetery which will provide between 250 and 300 additional grave sites, this taken from CLARKSVILLE TIMES 12 Sep 1968. The oldest marked burial is that of Robert Baker who died 28 Dec 1859. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 and 21 March 1997., On a day drizzling rain on 16 Sep 2001, there was a brief ceremony to dedicate the new marker placed by the Texas Historical Commission. We visited here again on 21 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 18 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 539 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 25 Sep 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 553 documented burials.
Old Shiloh Cemetery 25 Apr 1836 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.121N, 95 Deg 00.496W. From Hwy 82 east take FM 1159 north for 3.4 miles to the intersection with CR 3202. Then take CR 3202 east or right for 1.1 miles. The cemetery is on the right and is well marked. The cemetery is a part of the S. F. Moore headright survey. The oldest burial is that of Mary S. Bagby who died 25 Apr 1836. It was closed for burials in about 1900, the last marked burial being that of Salina B. Radford who died on 18 May 1893. There is a deed dated 20 Apr 1901 and filed for record on 22 Apr 1901 conveying 'tract William Wheat survey' from Leopald Silberburg to Old Shiloh Cemetery, Association as recorded in Book CH 41 page 164. Then on 6 Jul 1901, instrument and file date, a release of lein from Red River National Bank to Old Shiloh Cemetery, Association as recorded in Book CH 38 page 155. In the late 1800's it was referred to as the Shiloh Burying Ground. Near the turn of the century, however, it was determined to relocate the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church to Madras and a new cemetery was started there. From reading the early newspapers of this area the new cemetery was referred to as Shiloh Cemetery. At sometime after about 1952, however, preference of names was given to the current name of Madras Cemetery. At near the same time, the original became Old Shiloh Cemetery. Due to the usage of the name 'Shiloh' by the media in reference to funeral services at Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church (and burial in the Madras Cemetery) and then adding 'with burial there', we have elected to use the name on the entrance to the old cemetery, ie, Old Shiloh. Unnamed Newspaper, 15 Jun 1937, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library, Reel 2002-2: Page 64, MARKER DEDICATED AT SHILOH SUNDAY -- History of the Presbyterian Church in Texas was traced Sunday afternoon as members gathered at the Old Shiloh cemetery, six miles east of Clarksville, to dedicate a marker in commemoration of the denomination's first church in this State. The services were conducted by the Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor Oak Cliff Cumberland church, who paid tribute to the founding pastor, the Rev. Milton S. Estill, and the church's charter members. He read a letter from Judge Royall Watkins, Dallas, whose grandfather and great-grandfather were members of the church. Other Dallas speakers were Mrs. D. W. Wolfe, granddaughter of the Rev. Sumner Bacon, first Cumberland Presbyterian minister to come to Texas, who preached at the Shiloh church, and Mrs. G. F. Carlisle, great-granddaughter of Robert S. Hamilton, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, who is buried in the cemetery. Talks were also made by the Rev. R. E. Matlock, pastor of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian church, three miles from the cemetery, and the Rev. Wilson Cole, Clarksville. Preceding the ceremonies preaching services and dinner on the grounds were held at the Cumberland church. Reverend Allen delivered the sermon. The marker was placed at the cemetery by the State government. A group of local residents consisting of Bob and Sharon Black, Eddie Boss, Richard McFarland, Mike Hill, Jim Giddens, Johnie Lee and Lawrence and Sue Dale gathered at the cemetery on 17 May 2003 for an all day cleanup of the grounds. Work began at a little after nine that morning and the grounds were thoroughly mowed and trimmed. With this large group there was plenty of time to locate and to probe for buried markers. Sharon Black found the first lost marker and the work continued for about another 5 hours of digging and recording the information from the old stones. Also included, for this cemetery only, was the recording of the GPS Coordinates for each grave site. A plat map has been prepared for this historic cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 63 documented burials. We were on the site once again on 5 Nov 2011 and rechecked all burials for typos and made pictures of all markers. Our records were then rechecked and updated having dug out an additional marker. This cemetery was again worked on 30 Oct 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 64 documented burials.
Old Siloam Black Cemetery   This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS Coordinates, Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 55.043N, 95 Deg 09.220W. This cemetery is located just south of FM 410 and its intersection with the sandy road that goes to Siloam. The cemetery is located in a large stand of old trees and is on the east side of the road. It is located on the Alexander S. Johnson Survey which is in northwest RRCo TX. This is an old abandoned black cemetery and there are no stone markers left here if there ever were any. There exists at this time 4 wooden blocks to mark graves and several depressions where graves are located. In ca. 1931 the burials for this area were moved to Siloam Church about two miles to the south. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 23 Jan 2000. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 13 documented burials.
Parchman Cemetery 9 Aug 1961 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.111N, 94 Deg 54.210W. This cemetery is immediately to the south of the Garland Cemetery, and could be confused as being part of the same. Rest assured that these are separate entities, however. From Hwy 82 in Annona, take FM 44 south 2.8 miles and the cemetery is on the left or east side of the road. The oldest marked burial is that of Olin Ballard Parchman who died on 9 Aug 1961. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Oct 1998. We visited the site again on 30 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 26 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was walked and pictures made of all markers in 2011 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins and corrections made to the records. We continuously keep this cemetery updated and as of 31 Dec 2013 there are 15 documented burials.
Parks Family Cemetery 4 Mar 1881 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From an EARLIER READING OF THIS CEMETERY in the Clarksville Library. It was listed along with Tinsley and Woodland Cemeteries on the same pages. Since these are both in the immediate area of Woodland and there are at least two more 'unknown' cemeteries within a mile of the location we will for now place this lost family burial ground near the site. From a conversation with Spooky Garrett of Woodland Community the burial location is about .7 mile south of Woodland down the fencerow to the west and near the site of the old barn on the original Parks land. This information copied by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Aug 1999. On 23 Dec 2003 we stopped and had a conversation with landowner Ruby Melton Ross and she confirmed the existance of the burials. She added that there had been no markers there since they acquired the land and that Parks kinsmen no longer came to work the graves. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Peters Prairie Black Cemetery 28 Sep 1898 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.664N, 95 Deg 01.466W. From Clarksville take Hwy 82 east to the intersection with FM 412, taking FM 412 south 3.6 miles to the intersection with CR 4115. Take CR 4115 west 1.2 miles to the intersection with CR 4130. Take CR 4130 north for 2/10 mile and you are there, with cemetery on both sides. There was in the past a church on the site, St. Mathews Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Anderson Perry who died 28 Sep 1898. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Feb 1999. We were on this site again on 1 Feb 2003 to do a complete rewalk of the cemetery and to get the GPS Coordinates. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 138 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 27 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 149 documented burials.
Phillips Cemetery 20 Mar 1936 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 45.980N, 95 Deg 05.194W, El 444 ft. This is another of the many family burial grounds that have existed in this county in the earlier times. It consists of one burial only, an infant child of Lanty and Claudia Elizabeth Holt Phillips and is located in the family pasture, enclosed in a small chain link fence and protected from cattle. This is on the historic Phillips land northwest of Negley and adjacent to land owned by Robert Lee Tate. There is no marker. This site was visited by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Jan 2004 accompanied by John Phillips. Pictures were made of the site and posted to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Pigpen Ranch Cemetery 30 May 1857 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.913N, 94 Deg 56.658W, El 453 ft. Reference to this cemetery was found in RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS page 32 and is the early burying ground for the English and other families beginning in 1857. The oldest marked burial is that of Effie McFerron who died on 30 May 1857. The cemetery is on the Pigpen Ranch and is 7 miles east of Clarksville on FM 114 and is 2/10 mile west of the intersection with FM 1158 on Sivley Hill. The ranch gate has the Pigpen brand (Tic Tac Toe symbol) and is on the north side of the road. The cemetery is past the house and shop and in the pasture about a city block further north. Contact Imogene Wooley in Clarksville prior to entering their land. There was a smallpox epidemic in 1874 and 1875 and this accounts for a number of the burials herein. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 29 Oct 1999. We visited the site again on 15 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 15 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 31 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 16 documented burials.
Pine Hill Black Cemetery 11 Mar 1889 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.556N, 95 Deg 17.165W. The Pine Hill Cemetery is a black cemetery. From Woodland take FM 410 north for 4.1 miles to Kanawha and the intersection with CR 2372. Take CR 2372 west and about 2.5 miles down this sandy road the church is on the left. The cemetery is just past the church, across the road and 4/10 mile north into the woods. A deed dated 22 Oct 1906 and filed for record on 16 Apr 1907 in Book CH Vol 59 Page 231 for a tract on the Elisha Simmons survey from Cora C. Perot to Pine Hill Baptist Church. The oldest marked grave is that of Jane Mims who died on 11 Mar 1889. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 16 Feb 1997. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. While there we found the grave of an old friend, Cowboy Johnson, and had a nice conversation with him beneath his beloved pine trees. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 207 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 24 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 250 documented burials.
Pleasant Hill Black Cemetery 1 Nov 1917 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 31.897N, 95 Deg 05.492W. From the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 909 in Clarksville, take FM 909 south 6.2 miles and the cemetery is on the right. This cemetery is located beside and behind Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. A deed dated 3 Jul 1911 and filed for record on 4 Jul 1911 in Book CH Vol 69 Page 472 conveys 5 acres in the William Bruton survey from C. F. Wilson et ux to Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Leon Jackson who died on 31 Dec 1931. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 20 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 161 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 29 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of this date there were 167 documented burials. Pictures of all markers have been added to Findagrave. We have continued to update this cemetery and as of 31 Dec 2013 there are 173 documented burials.
Poor Farm Cemetery   This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. For many years, as was the tradition of the time, Red River County operated a county farm or as it was popularly known, a poor farm. Persons that had reached a point in life where they could no longer take care of themselves of that were in bad health were sent to these county run facilities, generally for the duration of their lives. The poor farm was established in 1878, consisted of 57.5 acres of land and was finally sold in 1941 to Chas. T. Brooks for the amount of $1,625. During this period the farm was self sufficient and grew nearly all the foodstuffs used there. Also, there was established on the site two cemeteries, one for the black burials and one for the white burials, and two of the county death certificates specify burial on the county farm premises and gives the name of the person responsible for the burial there. We have not been able to locate the burial locations to this date other than on the grounds that were occupied by the poor farm just east of Bagwell. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 9 documented burials.
Poor Farm Black Cemetery,   This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. For many years, as was the tradition of the time, Red River County operated a county farm or as it was popularly known, a poor farm. Persons that had reached a point in life where they could no longer take care of themselves of that were in bad health were sent to these county run facilities, generally for the duration of their lives. The poor farm was established in 1878, consisted of 57.5 acres of land and was finally sold in 1941 to Chas. T. Brooks for the amount of $1,625. During this period the farm was self sufficient and grew nearly all the foodstuffs used there. Also, there was established on the site two cemeteries, one for the black burials and one for the white burials, and two of the county death certificates specify burial on the county farm premises and gives the name of the person responsible for the burial there. We have not been able to locate the burial locations to this date other than on the grounds that were occupied by the poor farm just east of Bagwell. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Pope Springs Cemetery 9 Dec 1859 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.191N, 94 Deg 44.826W, El 373 ft. Pope Springs Cemetery can be reached by following FM 114 eastward from Clarksville for about 17 miles or until about .3 mile from the Bowie County line. The cemetery is on the right or South about 250 yards in a pasture under some trees. There is a deed made 12 Jul 1886 and filed for record on 17 Aug 1886 in Book CH 10 page 392 2 acres of land in the J. B. Pope survey from J. B. Pope to the County Judge for the Pope Springs School. The oldest marked grave is that of A. H. New who died on 9 Dec 1859. Cattle are roaming the area and it is only a matter of time until most traces of these burials will be gone. There is still one extra marker base in this cemetery that cannot be accounted for and as time permits we may go back to the site and try to find that last marker. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 26 Nov 1999. We again returned to the site on 19 Feb 2004 and had time for probing to try and find the additional marker mentioned above. Also while we were there we recorded the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 14 documented burials.
Powell-Kiomatia Cemetery 2 Apr 1934 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 53.291N, 95 Deg 13.285W. This cemetery is located 2/10 miles east of the store in Kiomatia on CR 2356. Stop at the Howard Brock home, look to the right and the cemetery is about 100 yards south in a stand of trees in the pasture. There are remnants of two funeral home markers but with no information available, There is one handmade flat concrete marker with name and dates scratched into it. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 28 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We did re-find the old concrete marker for Nanie Mary Powell and confirmed the information on it. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Prentice-Watson Cemetery 4 Oct 1881 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 35.450N, 95 Deg 12.236W, El 461 ft. This cemetery is about 8 miles west of Clarksville on the Jan-Kay Ranch. Please do not attempt to find this on your own as it is well off the beaten path. The survey and records were not located in the deed books of RRCo TX. The oldest marked, dated burial is that of Crawford W. Ferguson who died 4 October 1881. While there are only 7 marked burials there appears to be maybe 40 gravesites within the area either marked by a plank, post or a depression in the ground. One of the Jan-Kay wives, Dottie Nance, took time from her duties to drive us to the cemetery site and helped in the recording of information. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 17 Mar 2004 and took the GPS readings. We were taken to the site by a grandson of the owner and he took photographs of the markers. The pictures have been added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 10 documented burials.
Pritchett Ranch Cemetery 27 Jun 1984 CLARKSVILLE FUNERAL HOME Book 15 page 106: located near Detroit. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 1 documented burial. As of 31 Dec 2013 we have not found this site.
Reed Black Cemetery 8 Jun 1938 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 42.219W, 94 Deg 55.418W. From Hwy 82 east of Clarksville take FM 1159 for 9.9 miles to the intersection with CR 3225, turning right onto CR 3225 for 1.9 miles to CR 3230. Take CR 3230 south or right for 1/10 mile to CR 3227. Turn east or left for 2/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right. A deed from M. L. Reed et ux to Antioch Baptist Church for two acres of the U. Aiguier survey on 12 Oct 1918 and recorded on 27 Feb 1919 in Book CH Vol 94 page 330. The oldest marked grave is that of Marcelles Jackson who died on 8 Jun 1938. The cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 142 documented burials. This cemetery was completely reworked on 29 Jan 2011 and pictures taken of all markers. The pictures were added onto Findagrave. This new information was then added into the existing records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 153 documented burials.
Rehobeth Cemetery 31 Mar 1906 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 29.791N, 94 Deg 47.285W, El 403 ft. From Avery take FM 911 south 5.0 miles to its intersection with CR 4429. Turn right or west onto CR 4429 for 1.5 miles and in the middle of a sharp turn to the left, the cemetery is on the right about 100 yards due east across the pasture. A deed dated 10 Oct 1899 and filed for record on 26 Jan 1911 in Book CH Vol 70 Page 140 conveyed 1 acre of the S. P. Moore survey from K. L. Keen et al to Rehobeth Missionary Baptist Church. This deed had a stipulation that the land revert to heirs if the church no longer needed this land as access to the church. Wouldn't that be a mess! This suggests that there is an earlier deed that we have not discovered. A deed dated 6 Dec 1916 and filed for record on 3 Feb 1917 in Book CH Vol 87 Page 98 for 1 acre of land in the S. S. Moore survey from E. C. Smith et ux to Rehobeth Church. Another deed dated 5 Dec 1928 and filed for record on 7 Dec 1928 in Book CH Vol 123 Page 464 for 1 acre of the J. A. Dillard survey from Mrs. M. E. Crow et al to Rehobeth Baptist Church. The oldest marked burial is that of Claudie T. Scott who died on 31 Mar 1906. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 27 Jan 2003 and took the GPS readings. On a cold, overcast day, 31 Jan 2004 we returned to the site to take pictures and to see the fresh cleanup done by the Red River County Sheriff's Department. We are indeed indebted to this agency and to the prisoners who perform the actual labor in cleaning these old locations. We also did a complete re-walk of the cemetery noting any marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 33 documented burials.
Ringo Cemetery bef Jun 1849 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 24.559N, 95 Deg 17.014W, Elevation 365 feet. This cemetery is mentioned in RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS page 69 after the McCrury Cemetery, listing. It is a small family cemetery on the historic Abraham Ringo land near McCrury Community and is 1.7 miles west on FM 196 of the McCrury Cemetery, and 1/10 miles south of the road. There is a Texas Memorial Plaque for this cemetery. There are 7 pieces of broken granite used to locate the graves and a concrete marker inscribed 'Family of Peter Ringo'. There are no other names or dates. The 1850 FEDERAL CENSUS in Red River Co TX has Peter, age 40, of KY and a farmer living in Household 41 with 6 children. As Peter does not appear in the 1860, 1870 nor 1880 census he may be interred here. By 1860 4 of the children are married in Red River Co TX and one is already widowed. Of the 6 original children, only 2 appear in the 1860 census. This cemetery was surveyed on 24 Nov 1999 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. CLARKSVILLE TIMES 31 Aug 2000: A special ceremony dedicating the Texas historical marker for Ringo Ferry and Ringo Cemetery, in southwestern Red River County was conducted Saturday, August 12. Members of Red River Conuty Historical Commission Committee officiated the event with Mary Hausler, chairperson, welcoming Ringo family descendants and county residents who witnessed the dedication. The marker is located on FM 196 southwest of Bogata about 2 miles northeast of the site on the Sulphur River where the ferry was once operated by the Ringo family. It is situated 650 feet north of the Ringo Cemetery. The cemetery, resting place for 16 people, was destroyed some time before 1961, but restoration efforts recently recovered 8 of the grave markers. William K. Barnard, Ph. D., of Dallas is a descendant of the Peter Ringo family which established the Ringo Ferry. He gave the introduction, a brief history of the ferry and cemetery, and performed the unveiling of the marker. According to Dr. Barnard, Peter Ringo was the great-great-great grandson of Philip Jantzen Ringo, one of the earliest settlers of the Dutch Colony of New Amsterdam (Manhattan Island, New York), which was established in 1626. Records indicate he was in New Amsterdam as early as 1638. Peter Ringo was born February 19, 1800, near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Kentucky. He came to the Republic of Texas from Cooper County, Missouri, January 15, 1840. With him were his wife, Edy and children: James, Abraham, Benjamin, Samuel, Robert, Elizabeth, Elias, Marinda and Amanda. Peter and his family established the ferry on the Sulphur River in 1840. It was the access point from Red River County to the first main roadway leading south to Austin, the new capitol of the Republic of Texas. The ferry operated for well over 50 years and was replaced by the Ringo Bridge in about 1900. It was in use until the mid 30's when State Highway 37 was constructed and traversed the Sulphur, connecting Mt. Vernon to Clarksville. 'For about 100 years the Ringo Ferry, Ringo Bridge or Ringo Crossing served an important role.' Bernard said. 'It provided convenient travel, shipping and communication between Red River County and the interior of the Republic of Texas and the state of Texas.' The area today is still known as Ringo Crossing. Peter Ringo established a family cemetery approximately 2 miles northeast of Ringo Crossing. 'The cemetery is on a high bluff overlooking the Sulphur River bottoms, currently under cultivation by Brushy Creek Farms,' the Ringo descendant reported. Although the cemetery was destroyed, one tombstone engraved 'Peter Ringo and Family' and the remains of 8 grave markers were placed under an ancient tree. The location of the cemetery was located by surface scraping thanks to information provided by Mr. Pearis Abernathy', Barnard said. 'As a young man, Mr. Abernathy lived with his parents across the road from the cemetery. He and his father maintained the cemetery and fenced it.' Ringo family descendants present were: Mary Barnard, wife of Dan Barnard of Deport; Ruth and William K. Barnard and his sister, Patricia Farmer, all of Dallas; Thomas Peters of Cooper; Lillian Peters, wife of the late Jolly Peters of Cooper and her daughters, Jenny Peters of Cooper and Lynda Hill of Flower Mound. As of 20 Jan 2003 there stil is no fence as promised at the dedication ceremony for the historical marker. While on site we took the GPS Coordinates. We were at the area again on 23 Jan 2004 and took pictures of the unrestored site and the historical marker. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials. We visited this cemetery again on 20 Feb 2011 and, we are sorry to say, there has been no efforts to restore it since the historical marker was placed in the yaer 2000. This is so sad. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are no markers in place.
Riverview Black Cemetery 1900 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. The cemetery is on Chapman Ranch on CR 3340 off CR 1699, north of English, stay on oil road instead of Caney, pass grain bins and big house on right. Due to weather conditions in the spring of 2000 we have been unable to view the site personally. The oldest record we have is 1900 for the Rev. John Woods. The burials shown here are mostly from the record books of Jolly Funeral Home. On 2 Feb 2000 we attempted to get to the site but were turned back by sodden roads. We will try later. We were again on the site on 21 Feb 2004 and found the same conditions. Will try later. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 36 documented burials.
Robbins Cemetery 3 Sep 1994 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 51.253N, 95 Deg 06.145W. This cemetery is located on F-M Road 195 aprox. 2-1/2 miles west of intersection with Hwy. 37. This is a private family cemetery containing only one grave and there may be plans to transfer the body to Tuggle Springs Cemetery, within a year per his widow Shirley. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of this date the grave has not been moved. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Robbinsville Cemetery   See Becknell cemetery for burials.
Robert Irby Farm Cemetery 23 Nov 1989 CLARKSVILLE FUNERAL HOME Book 17 page 135: northeast of White Rock community. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial. We have been unable to locate this site.
Robinson Private Cemetery 11 Jun 1998 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas and is on the family farm in Cuthand, Texas. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial. We have not been able to locate this site.
Rock of Ages Black Cemetery 27 Apr 1884 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.562N, 94 Deg 54.956W. From Hwy 82 in Annona at the intersection with FM 44, proceed south into old downtown Annona, pass the old railroad right-of-way and bear right continuing down Booth Blvd. Go about two to three city blocks and again bear right down a narrow track heading generally south. After one city block, Annona Cemetery is on the right. Rock of Ages Black Cemetery is about another block south and straight ahead. The oldest marked burial is that of Infant Lawson, Son of W. H. and I. K., who died on 27 Apr 1884, a white burial. Most of the burials in this cemetery have a tie to The Rock of Ages Baptist Church in Annona and it is referred to by some as Rock of Ages Cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Jan 1999 and has been visited later for spot checks. On 10 Jan 2004 we were on the site to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 401 documented burials. This cemetery was photographed by Richard and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins in 2011 and all pictures added to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 435 documented burials.
Rosalie Cemetery   See Smith-Rosalie cemetery for burials
Rowland Cemetery 1843 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 44.324N, 94 Deg 52.833W. From FM 1159 take CR 3240 east for 1.6 miles to the old Bryarly Community then proceeding east on CR 3240 for another two miles, passing two cattleguards and finally arriving at a locked pasture gate. Past the gate for 2/10 miles turn south onto CR 3247 for 2/10 mile reaching another locked gate. After the gate proceed south for about 3/10 miles and just past a small pool on the right there is a pasture lane to the right. Within 100 yards you will see two gaps in the fence; take the south gap and the cemetery is another 200 yards up a small hill in a southwesterly direction. The earliest marked burial is that of Robert Hamilton, signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, who died in 1843. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Feb 2000. Joining us was Mary Hausler and her son, Doug. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 18 documented burials.
Russell Cemetery 24 Jan 1936 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.107N, 94 Deg 54.245W. From Annona go south on FM 44 for about 2.8 miles. This cemetery is across the road from the Garland cemetery and is a part of the Joseph Wagley headright survey. The oldest marked grave is that of Kyle Barron Russell who died 24 Jan 1936. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Oct 1998. As of 30 Jan 2003 there are new burials and we also took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 26 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 54 documented burials. On 27 Jan 2011 this cemetery was walked and photographed by Richard L. Hankins and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. The information was added to these records by Lawrence and Sue Dale. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 64 documented burials.
Saints Chapel Cemetery 31 Oct 1889 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 48.814N, 95 Deg 10.354W. This cemetery was started by a splinter group that had broken off from the church based in Salt Lake City, Utah. As of 1999 there have finally been records found by the LDS concerning this old church and burying ground in the turn of the century era. This burying ground is located on my old family land. From deed records which were never filed, William Malachi Coble and wife gave an acre of ground to the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) for a church and burying ground. There was a stipulation that the land revert to the previous owners if and when the church no longer existed. This cemetery is located 1.8 miles south of Manchester on CR 2235 which goes to Bagwell, (the old Bagwell road). It is very badly overgrown and difficult to spot even though it is directly off the road to the west. There are over 50 burials here but the vast majority are unmarked and in the edge of a pasture. The oldest marked burial is that of James T. Gregory who died on 31 Oct 1889. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 19 Feb 1999. As of 8 Jan 2004 there needs to be a cleanup day on this old cemetery. While we were there we took the GPS coordinates and rechecked for any marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 11 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 11 documented burials.
Salem Cemetery   See Boxelder cemetery for burials
Savannah Cemetery 9 Nov 1843 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.762N, 94 Deg 49.240W. From Annona go south on FM 44 for 4.1 miles to the intersection with FM 1701. Take FM 1701 east for 2 miles to the intersection with CR 4405. Take CR 4405 south or right for 4/10 mile and turn into the gates to Savannah Cemetery, on the left. The cemetery is another 3/10 mile east. A deed dated 11 Oct 1926 and filed for record on 11 Oct 1926 in Book CH Vol 118 Page 255 conveyed '60 acres of the Dennis Hardy survey sold to O. W. Howard less 2 acres for cemetery' from D. H. Howard to Savannah Cemetery. Also a deed dated 21 Nov 1927 and filed for record on 21 Nov 1927 in Book CH Vol 121 Page 182 conveys 1 acre of the Dennis Hardy survey from RRCo TX to Savannah Church. The oldest marked grave is that of James Titus who died on 9 Nov 1843. (see notes under this burial for an original dedication of this ground as a cemetery) This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Jan 1999. Late in the afternoon of 30 Jan 2003 we went to this site and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 27 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. In October 2010 this cemetery was rewalked and photographed by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins adding changes to markers as well as new burials. The pictures were added to Findagrave. Continued updating thru 31 Dec 2013 has 353 documented burials in this cemetery.
Savannah Springs Black Cemetery 4 Jul 1887 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 31.881N, 94 Deg 51.317W. For years we had been hearing of a lone black burial beside the old road at the south edge of the Savannah Cemetery, and just to the east out in the woods. We visited the site on 27 Dec 2003 and did indeed find the burial plus indications of more burials there. We will return to the site with help at a later date and attempt to uncover more markers. It is drivable to within a few feet of this burial. The marker has been photographed and added onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Scott Cemetery 20 Sep 1859 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 41.915N, 95 Deg 17.228W. From Detroit take FM 410 north about three miles to the second road left, CR 2225. Take this road about 3/4 mile and the cemetery is on the left in a pasture. Simeon Clement patented fifty-two acres in 1857, and later they sold or gave a parcel of land to Isabella Jane Dean Scott the wife of George Scott. There is no record where it was set aside as a cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Elizabeth Allen Clement, wife of Simeon, who died 20 Sep 1859. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 16 Feb 1997. In an attempt to further insure the accuracy of these records, this cemetery was re-surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Nov 2000. We were there on 20 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 23 Dec 2003 looking for marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 29 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 29 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 29 documented burials.
Shawnee Black Cemetery 1917 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 29.088N, 94 Deg 50.679W. From Boxelder take FM 44 east for 2.3 miles to the intersection with CR 4415 on the left. Take CR 4415 north for 9/10 miles and the cemetery is on the right on church property and just down the hill. On the reverse side of the marker for Eugene Lee is carved 'Donated the land for this cemetery in 1879.' A deed dated 2 Sep 1929 and filed on 29 Nov 1960 in Book CH Vol 220 Page 343 conveys 1 acre of the Abram Wagley survey from Rhoda Lee et al to Shawnee Cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of Alberta Waller who died in 1917. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Jan 1999 on a cold and very windy day. We were on the site on 12 Apr 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 154 documented burials. This cemetery was walked on 26 Sep 2010 by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins adding new markers and new burials. As of this date there were 161 documented burials. The pictures were added to Findagrave. Additional updating for this cemetery thru 31 Dec 2013 now has 170 documented burials.
Shawnee Chapel Cemetery 24 Oct 1888 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.669N, 94 Deg 49.157W, El 381 ft. This cemetery is an old abandoned cemetery, lost in the woods, but it has two distinctions. It bears the name of another cemetery also in the area and has been clouded with confusion since it was abandoned many years ago. Some of the local people refer to it as Shawnee Chapel and there was a Methodist church there in the past. See RED RIVER RECOLLECTIONS page 16 for a more complete tie-in for this church. From Boxelder take FM 44 east for about 4.5 miles to the intersection with CR 4430 on the left. Find a parking spot for the rest is walking. From the junction of the two roads, walk Southeast (With a compass the heading is 130 degrees) and walk for approximately 250 yards. Stop and look for you are now in the cemetery. The oldest marked burial to date found is that of an Infant child of R. and M. E. Fisher who died on 24 Oct 1888. This cemetery was walked by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 Jan 1999 in water well over our ankles. As a quality check on our work, we re-walked it on 17 Jan 2000 and found another grave, that of James B. Carr. On 3 Feb 2003 we were on site and found that the marker for James B. Carr has been buried under fallen limbs from the Christmas 2000 ice storm. This is the only damage to the cemetery and while we were there took the GPS Coordinates. Pictures of all markers are on Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 12 documented burials.
Sherry Cemetery 3 Sep 1903 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.667N, 95 Deg 06.197W. From Clarksville at the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 909, take FM 909 south about 5.6 miles to the intersection with CR 1360. Take CR 1360 west about .8 miles until you intersect with CR 1355 and CR 1357. The cemetery is at the back of the Sherry Church. There is a deed dated 15 Jan 1912 from C. W. Morris et ux to Sherry Baptist Church for 3/4 acres on Frances Blundell Survey and filed for record on 17 Jan 1912 in Book CH 73 page 394. While there is only one marked burial, there is evidence of more that were never marked. This site was visited by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Nov 1998. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
Shiloh Cemetery   See Old Shiloh as most of the references are to the older of two cemeteries in the county to bear this name. In the late 1800's it was referred to as the Shiloh Burying Ground. Near the turn of the century, however, it was determined to relocate the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church to Madras and a new cemetery was started there. From reading the early newspapers of this area the new cemetery was referred to as Shiloh Cemetery. At sometime after about 1952, however, preference of names was given to the current name of Madras Cemetery. At near the same time, the original became Old Shiloh Cemetery.
Shipps Mill Cemetery late 1800's This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 44.551N, 95 Deg 12.274W. This cemetery dates from the late 1800's and was created on the Knight's Ranch land. In time there was a large lumber mill established in the area to the north and west of the cemetery. In reading all the extant newspapers during the time that Shipps Mill was in operation, there was not a single article that specified burial in this cemetery, all such deaths being noted as burial in Blanton Creek Cemetery. At the time of it's creation it was just east of the road from Midway Community to the Manchester Community and was just to the north of Dinwiddie Bayou. With the closing of the mill and the changing of the road to the present location, the cemetery is now cut off from any country road. There is no easy way to reach the old cemetery. Possibly the best way to go to the area now is to go north of Bagwell on the current Bagwell to Manchester road to the crossing of Dinwiddie Bayou, find a place to pull off the road and then head west along the bayou until you reach the old washed-out trace that was the Midway to Manchester road. It is suggested that you invest in a GPS device and then, using it, retrace to the coordinates given earlier. This is not a Sunday afternoon excursion and is not for someone wanting a short pleasant walk in the woods. This is an extremely primitive area. It is badly overgrown and is full of mosquitos and snakes. All that remains of the old burying ground at this time, 29 Sep 2003, is a single stone marker as the old wooden stobs have long since been burned or rotted. On the above date, we were guided to the area by Delma Gibbs and his sister, Venita Jo Gibbs Oldfield Morris. We remained on the sight for a short hour filming and taking pictures and locating the old fence corners of the cemetery. From what was found the cemetery is about 20 feet by 60 feet in size and possibly contains about 10 to 15 graves. About half of the site has been used as a bull-dozer dump area and as such is over-filled to a depth of about 24 to 30 inches with topsoil. We were able to locate three of the four corners of the cemetery and possibly with more time the last of them could be found. Remember, this is on International Paper Company land and is to be entered only with their permission. There has not been a set-aside found in the County Clerk's office for this cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Siloam Black Cemetery 4 Jan 1934 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 53.987N, 95 Deg 08.736W. The Siloam black cemetery is northwest of Clarksville. From Manchester proceed north-easterly for about two miles on FM 195 to the intersection with CR 2353. At the sign, turn onto a sandy road and go about three miles north to the intersection with CR 2382. The cemetery is behind the Siloam church on the right. A deed dated 24 Mar 1911 and filed for record on 29 Jun 1911 in Book CH Vol 71 Page 628 conveyed 7.2 acres of A. S. Johnston survey from J. H. Johnston to Siloam Baptist Church. Another deed dated 15 Aug 1925 and filed for record on 15 Aug 1925 in Book CH Vol 114 Page 336 conveyed 2 acres of the A. S. Johnston survey from Siloam Baptist Church to Siloam School. A third deed dated 24 May 1965 and filed for record on 27 May 1965 in Book CH Vol 240 Page 614 conveyed 2 acres of the A. S. Johnston survey from RRCo TX School Board to Siloam Baptist Church. The oldest marked grave is that of Susan Woods who died on 4 Jan 1934. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 23 Jan 2000. We visited the site again on 6 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 158 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 176 documented burials.
Sinclair Cemetery 7 Nov 1879 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.227N, 95 Deg 14.857W, El 490 ft. This is one of the many lost or abandoned cemeteries throughout northeast TX but this one is unique in that it is heavily fenced and thus protected from cattle. It is located on the old Midway to Mt. Erie road south of Mt. Erie on the west side of the road on Circle C ranch property. This is private property. Please do not attempt entry without prior permission. The oldest marked burial is that of Thomas H. Sinclair who died on 7 Nov 1879, This cemetery was surveyed by Johnie Lee on 1 Nov 1998. On a cold blustery morning of 19 Feb 2004 we returned to the site to take the GPS coordinates. While there we had some time to probe for additional markers but had no luck. There is still a base for an obelisk shaped marker there but no marker. We did, however, find, underneath the marker with death as 1 May 1864 and top half missing, the footstone for it with the initials M. J. S. This record now reads M. J. Sinclair. Pictures have been made of all markers and are on Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Slate Cemetery 15 Dec 1901 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.258N, 94 Deg 59.914W. From FM 1159 take CR 3115N for 1/10 mile to the intersection with CR 3177. Take 3177 2.1 miles and the cemetery is on the right or east. This is a primitive cemetery and there are no signs. On 27 July 1892 William Beaty was paid $1 for one acre of the John Ware survey for the Slate cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Rev. J. B. Slate who died 15 Dec 1901. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 21 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 33 documented burials.
Smith Cemetery   See Smith-Rosalie cemetery for burials
Smith Family Cemetery 17 Oct 1989 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 41.146N, 95 Deg 09.941W, El 507 ft. This cemetery is for members of the family only. It is about two miles north of Bagwell and behind the house in the pasture just at the edge of the woods. The oldest burial is for James R. Smith, Jr. who died on 17 Oct 1989 and who was originally interred in Blanton Creek Cemetery. After seeing that the burial site was low-lying, his wife started the proceedings and a portion of land was dedicated for cemetery usage. Shortly after this was completed, a grandson was killed in a traffic accident and he was also interred in the family cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 8 Feb 1999. We returned to the site on 11 Jan 2004 to take the GPS coordinates. While there Lottie Smith expressed a desire to have the land for the cemetery 'set aside' and we explained the procedure to her. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 3 documented burials. We were on the site on 29 Jan 2011 and made pictures of all markers. From these we updated the cemetery records as there had been an additional burial there. The pictures are posted on Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 6 documented burials.
Smith-Rosalie Cemetery 21 Nov 1863 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.389N, 95 Deg 11.065W, Elevation 423 feet. While reading the microfilmed records of CLARKSVILLE TIMES we noticed that most references to this cemetery were as Smith, not Rosalie. Since name preferences change as time goes on, we have referenced all work as Smith-Rosalie Cemetery. This cemetery is located about 9 miles southwest of Clarksville on FM 909, just east of the Rosalie Community. The oldest marked grave is that of Margaret Smith who died 21 Nov 1863. Bogata News, Friday 20 July, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: ROSALIE CEMETERY ASS'N ORGANIZED -- At a meeting Friday night, July 13, the Rosalie Cemetery, Association was organized. Frank Tyer was elected president, Mary Williams Brown elected secretary and treasurer. Mr. Tyer appointed Bud Mauldin, Curt Williams, Mrs. Lallie Ferguson Cooper and Mrs. Ruth Scott Manufair on rules and by-laws. By unanimous vote, the name of Rosalie Cemetery, Assocation, embodying Smith Cemetery, and Hinson Cemetery, was adopted. Work and finance committee consists of Buck Kidd, Clarence Shoffner, Oscar Goodloe, Mrs. Frank Watkins and Mrs. Norton Gibson. A systematic and diligent effort will be made to continuously keep these two burying grounds in a respectful condition of which everyone interested will no doubt wholeheartedly co-operate. The first Friday night of each month is set for meeting dates. $50.00 was collected at this meeting as a starter. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 16 Dec 1998 and rechecked on 19 Dec 1998. While this work was in progress we divided the cemetery into 'East' and 'West' sections and all burials are identified as such. We visited the site again on 20 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 562 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 2 May 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 585 documented burials.
Sowell Cemetery   See Bivins cemetery for burials, This is one of many lost or abandoned family cemeteries scattered throughout the county, This is implied in OBIT: CLARKSVILLE TIMES 9 Dec 1955 upon death of Cassie C. Sowell and was reported as Sowell Cemetery, in the 2000 edition of Cemetery, Records for Red River County, Texas. We now find the correct name to be the Bivins Cemetery, per the Jolly Funeral Home record for Mattie Kennedy Bivins Criner.
Spencer Cemetery 1 Jan 1880 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 48.446N, 95 Deg 10.894W. This is one of many small family cemeteries in Red River Co TX. It is not on a road and can be reached only by a good pasture walk. From the Manchester community go south on the Bagwell road approximately 2 miles to the first road turning to the right. Take this a short 1/2 mile to the first intersecting fencerow on the south or left. You must now walk down this fencerow a short 1/4 mile. The cemetery is on the right just as you approach an intersecting cross-fence. The oldest documented burial is that of Mary E. Spencer who died in May 1880. In an effort to get more accurate locations for these burial grounds, we invested in a GPS device and on 10 Jan 2003 again revisited the site to get the coordinates. There has been much work there in the last few years and as of this visit we were able to count 31 gravesites within the enclosure. Most are now marked with a cross made of what appears to be stainless steel pipe. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 11 documented burials.
Springhill Black Cemetery 6 Aug 1910 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: This old black cemetery is within 1/2 mile of Blakeney Cemetery. From Clarksville go north on Hwy 37 to near the Red River bridge, turning left onto FM 195 and go west for about 2.5 miles to the intersection with FM 410. Take FM 410 north-westerly for about a mile and at an iron gate into the woods on the left, stop and walk in a southwesterly direction into the woods. According to Rev. Matthew Ligon of Paris TX there has not been a burial there for many years and cattle have been allowed to roam freely over the site for the last 40 or so years. There were never any permanent markers erected and the only hope we have is to recreate the burials from old records such as Brownrigg Funeral Home books. The cemetery itself is about 800 yards southeast of Blakeney Cemetery, site and there is nothing remaining except pasture. Contact with Rev. Ligon by Lawrence and Sue Dale was on 22 May 2000. The oldest burial we have been able to place here is that of Johnie Wortham who died on 6 Aug 1910. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 19 documented burials.
St. Joseph Cemetery 5 Jan 1870 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 36.645N, 95 Deg 02.575W. This cemetery is the Catholic cemetery and is located about 5 blocks east of downtown Clarksville and is directly across the street from the Catholic Church. A deed dated 10 Aug 1871 and filed for record on 12 Aug 1871 in Book CH Vol R Page 651 conveyed 'Gordon addition B'24' L 1-7, B'25' L 1-8, B'26' L 1-8' from George Gordon et ux to St. Joseph Catholic Church. The oldest marked grave is that of Martha E. Killingsworth Gaffney on who died on 5 Jan 1870 and of Peter Gaffney who died in 1870. In 1951 Carl Felker platted the cemetery and it has been updated several times by additions from family bibles and other sources and now updated from the Archives of CLARKSVILLE TIMES. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 Feb 1999. We were there again on 29 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 18 Feb 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 291 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 20 Feb 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 290 documented burials.
St. Matthews Black Cemetery   See Peters Prairie B cemetery for burials
Staples Cemetery   See Slate cemetery for burials. RED RIVER COUNTY REVIEW 24 Feb 1925, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: -- references Staples Cemetery, as burial location for W. E. Ward.
Stedman Cemetery 1891 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. Stedman Cemetery, is located in a private pasture southeast of Clarksville. It was destroyed by cattle or vandals in the late 1950's. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Stones Chapel Cemetery 14 Nov 1862 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.604N, 95 Deg 05.584W. This cemetery is located in the Cherry Community. Parson Amos M. Stone (1813-1862) gave the land for the Stones Chapel Cemetery, and upon his death on 14 Nov 1862 became the first burial there. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on the muddy afternoon of 17 Feb 1997. We were there again on 29 Jan 2003 and were pleasantly surprised at the cleanup that had been done and at the new gazebo on the grounds and also took the GPS Coordinates. We visited the site again on 3 Jan 2004 and did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 293 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 5 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 302 documented burials.
Stout Cemetery 16 Aug 1845 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. Oldest burial we have been able to locate is that of Mary Helen Stout who died on 16 Aug 1845. Lemuel J. Dickson is listed on the reverse of his sister's marker in Cuthand Cemetery, Northwest section, she is Julia F. Dickson, he is 'buried in the Stout's Burying Ground on the Cuthand Hill near our old home'., From Deed Records in Red River County: Book D, page 367-8 -- William B. Stout sold to Edward West 640 acres about 10 miles southwest from Clarksville 1/3 of a league and 1 labor adjoining a survey made for the heirs of James R. Miro, also adjoining a labor survey on the headright of John Land, also adjoining the headright of John Nugent.-- 5 July 1843. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Tanyard Cemetery Mar 1870 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. Located on Tanyard Creek east and north of Addielou on land owned by Sammy Andrews. This is private land and any attempt to visit this cemetery should be coordinated through the owner. On 19 Apr 2000 we were finally able to visit the site of this old burial ground locally called Tanyard due to the proximity to the old hide tanning facilities. We were taken to the site by Boyd Harmening of Addielou Community. The cemetery is located near the junction of Tanyard Creek and Pine Creek atop a large bluff overlooking the area. It is also known as Vickrey Cemetery, since it is located on land historically owned by that family. There is evidence of possibly 50 to 75 more burials in the area but only 3 markers were located after a stay of an hour. One of the markers was discovered during our probing of the area and is very incomplete and only partial data was recovered. Another of the markers, Sallie Johnston, was a daughter to Boyd's gg-grandparents. Size of the cemetery is about 3/10 of an acre and is definitely in the abandoned category. The oldest burial is questionably that of Stephen Bell, a confederate veteran. His death is stated as March 1870 but he is not on the 1870 MORTALITY SCHEDULE. He is shown with his family on the 1870 FEDERAL CENSUS taken in August of 1870. We will, however, show his burial as the oldest in the cemetery. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Thompson Cemetery   See Saints Chapel cemetery for burials
Thompson Family Cemetery 13 Aug 1879 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. From LOST, ABANDONED, FAMILY AND SMALL COMMUNITY CEMETERIES permission to include here given on 4 Dec 1999 by Pat Newhouse of Dallas TX, Editor and Copyright Holder: This cemetery is one of several lost or abandoned cemeteries located in Red River Co TX. These readings are taken from older records dating back to the 1930's and this is the only record of these burials as the cemeteries no longer exist. The Thompson Family Cemetery, is located near the Red River south of the Bryarly community. It was abandoned and apparently destroyed or overgrown at some time after this information was recorded ca. 1950. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Thompson Town Black Cemetery 26 Oct 1900 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.270N, 95 Deg 07.931W. Elevation 432 feet. The Thompson Town or Mabry Colored Cemetery can be reached by going about 3.5 miles west of Clarksville on Hwy. 82. There is a marker on the highway. It is located on the NW part of the Preston Bland headright survey. It can only be reached by crossing a private pasture. There is a deed transaction dated 21 Mar 1898 and filed for record on 10 Oct 1898 in Book CH 35 page 31 conveying 8.5 acres of the Preston Bland survey for use as church and cemetery from R. R. Gaines to Thompson Lewis School. The oldest marked burial is that of Oliver Griggs who died on 26 Oct 1900. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 4 Mar 1997. We visited the site again on 11 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 29 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 261 documented burials.
Tinsley Cemetery 16 Nov 1867 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 48.282N, 95 Deg 16.965W. This cemetery is located just south of Woodland off FM 410 on the west on property currently owned by Ruby Melton Ross. It is located behind the Melton Home, southwest across the pasture and across the large creek 5/10 mile from the road. It is near the line of the headright survey of William Bailey and Daniel Perkins and probably a little inside the Daniel Perkins survey. The oldest marked burial is that of Chas. B. Tinsley who died on 16 Nov 1867. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on Valentines Day, February 14, 1999. We visited the site again on 26 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 5 documented burials.
Tucker Cemetery 6 Sep 1882 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.089N, 94 Deg 46.849W, El 402 ft. This is another of the abandoned cemeteries located in the woods in southeast RRCo TX. From Avery go south on FM 911 to the intersection with CR 4430. Take CR 4430 west for 1 mile and turn right into a private pasture gate. The cemetery is north about 1/2 mile past a lake and just past a house and barn and is in the woods about 150 yards northeast of the barn. Mike Kelsoe at Avery owns the land the cemetery is on. Also, Medford Cemetery, is on his land. The oldest marked burial is that of Letha L. Roberts who died on 6 Sep 1882. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 1 May 2000. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 29 Feb 2012 this cemetery has 10 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 8 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 10 documented burials.
Tuggle Springs Cemetery 26 Jan 1864 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 47.813N, 95 Deg 06.024W. This cemetery can be reached by going north on Hwy. 37 and turning west onto FM 2118 at Negley community. Proceed on FM 2118 about 4 miles and the cemetery is on the right on top of a low hill. The earliest deed dated 11 Jun 1896 and filed (no date) in Book CH Vol Q Page 435 conveys '4 acres Jackson Tuggle survey District Court Records' from Tuggle Springs Cemetery, to Tuggle Springs Cemetery. Another deed dated 30 Jun 1905 and filed for record on 30 Jun 1905 conveys '4 acres Jackson Tuggle survey Deed J. W. Dale to J. M. Lowder' from Tuggle Springs Cemetery, to Tuggle Springs School. The earliest marked grave is that of M. J. Grigsby and her infant child who died 26 Jan 1864, not in 1861 as recorded elsewhere, including the gate to the cemetery. This cemetery was surveyed by James Loyd and Mattie Irene Tate Griggs in August of 1996. After reading in 58 years of obituaries and comparing against an earlier reading by Nancy Nelson formerly of Manchester, we, Lawrence and Sue Dale, decided to re-walk this cemetery on 13 Sep 1999 and verify the new information. In the spring of 2000, a group of interested people did much beautifying to this cemetery. Some of the work included a new concrete floor for the pavilion and a new pipe fence for the cemetery. Also at this time, markers were installed on the new fence dividing the cemetery into four distinct areas. Section 1 is the southeast quadrant, Section 2 is the southwest, Section 3 is northeast and Section 4 is the northwest. Mattie Irene Tate Griggs took a copy of the burials and re-walked this cemetery on Thursday June 1 2000 placing all individuals into the proper area. Our thanks go to these individuals who gave so freely of their time. We again visited the site on 11 Jan 2004 to take the GPS coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 554 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 18 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 619 documented burials.
Turner Cemetery 10 Jun 1862 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.364N, 95 Deg 13.515W. The Turner Cemetery, once called Old Beulah Church Yard, is located about 14 miles southwest of Clarksville, 9/10 mile north of FM 411 east of Fulbright, on CR-1245. A deed, Instrument #71787, dated 11 May 1987 and filed for record on 11 May 1987 in Book CH Vol 375 Page 872 'Deed to Meridian Int 4 tracts less 2.809 acres James Graham survey' from Joe B. Grizzle to Turner Cemetery. This cemetery is mixed black and white burials and all burials are listed in this material. However, since there is a natural division of the cemetery, we have shown the location of all black burials as 'East' and all white burials as 'West'. In checking with three local persons, this was confirmed as to burial locations. The oldest marked grave is that of William McKee who died 10 Jun 1862. Considerable time was spent trying to capture all the old epitaphs but we failed in a few occasions. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a wet 2 Dec 1998 and rechecked on 5 Dec 1998. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 for a spot check on new burials and to get the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 20 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 there were 321 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 334 documented burials.
Turner Black Cemetery 1 Jul 1910 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 33.359N, 95 Deg 13.488W. This is not actually a separate cemetery but was created to be able to print all black burials in the county. From the founding of this cemetery in 1839, it has been used by both races and is to this time. It is under one fence but burials have been separate for this time period with all black burials east of the center dividing road. Maintenance is the same for both sides of the cemetery and both have old as well as new markers. The oldest marked black burial is that of Nina Breedlove who died on 1 Jul 1910. This was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a wet 2 Dec 1998. This cemetery was revisited on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 20 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 130 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 147 documented burials.
Tyson Cemetery 1877 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 45.980N, 95 Deg 17.719W. This cemetery is on pine plantation land belonging to Alexander Frick. As this is private land, please gain prior permission before attempting to find these two burials. From McCrury Cemetery, take FM 196 west for 1.9 miles to a cattleguard on the south. Take this private lane south for 2/10 miles and turn right for another 4/10 miles southwest. The markers are about 50 feet off the road on the left in heavy brush and briars and are leaning against the base of a large cedar tree. The first burial is that of Elizabeth Tyson who died in 1877. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 Dec 1999. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. It surprised me to be able to find it again. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 23 Jan 2004 looking for more markers. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 2 documented burials.
Veech Cemetery 17 Sep 1853 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.448N, 95 Deg 04.466W. From the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 909, take FM 909 3.1 miles south. There is a pasture gate on the right and the cemetery is 2/10 miles west across the pasture under a stand of trees. A deed dated 29 Jan 1872 and filed for record on 29 Jan 1872 in Book CH Vol S Page 277 conveys 2 acres of the Lucy A. Collum survey from E. A. Ellett to Veech Cemetery. The oldest marked grave is that of an Infant Son of T. L. and S. Veech who was born and died on 17 Sep 1853. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Feb 1999. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 14 documented burials.
Vickrey Cemetery   See Tanyard cemetery for burials
Wagley Family Cemetery   See Garland cemetery for burials. While this cemetery was located on the Joseph Wagley Survey and lore tells us that this family started this burial location, there are no marked burials for the Wagley family located here. There are two burials for Waglay, however.
Waldron Cemetery 9 Jul 1994 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.559N, 95 Deg 10.298W, El 531 ft. This cemetery is located approximately 3/4 miles north of Bagwell, then west 3/8 mile on the Waldron Family homeplace. It is a private family cemetery and is on private property. In a conversation with Johnnie Waldron on 7 Jun 1998 there is one large marker with all names and dates thereon. We visited the site on 11 Jan 2004, a cold morning, and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials. We were on the site again on 5 Dec 2010 and took pictures of all markers. The pictures have been posted to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 there are 2 documented burials and 1 preneeds marker.
Walker Cemetery 13 Aug 1872 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.701N, 94 Deg 45.845W, El 452 ft. From Avery take FM 911 south for 6.4 miles to the intersection with CR 4530, take CR 4530 east or left for 8/10 miles and in the middle of a sharp curve to the left, stop. The cemetery is on the north or left through a pasture and down the slope towards a creek about 150 yards and is on the Jesse Walker survey. A local resident has spent many years on research in this area, Mrs. Rose Parks, Rt 1 Box 119B, Avery TX 75554, phone 903-684-3263. The oldest marked burial is that of John H. Elder who died on 13 Aug 1872. There are also 6 markers for unidentified infants and a footstone for an Essie Wise (just the initials E. W.) This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Feb 1999. On 3 Feb 2003 we visited the site and clambored through the thorns and briars to get to this resting place. While there we took the GPS Coordinates.Pictures of the markers have been posted to Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Ward Cemetery 25 Aug 1855 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 40.376N, 95 Deg 12.319W, El 427 ft. This cemetery is located northwest of the Bagwell community. It is supposedly on Wards Creek on land owned by Frank and Sybil Bush Coffman. The grave areas are well fenced with a chain link type fence. There are also burials of 7 Negro slaves here and are marked collectively. From an included obit, name of this cemetery is referred to as L. W. Ward Cemetery. The earliest marked burial is that of child of L. W. and Melvina M. Ward, Charley, who died on 25 Aug 1855. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 15 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 17 Feb 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 28 Jan 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 15 documented burials.
Warren Cemetery   See Henrietta cemetery for burials
Warthan Cemetery 24 Apr 1881 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.765N, 94 Deg 52.060W. This cemetery is located about 12 miles southeast of Clarksville on Hwy 82. It is 3 miles east of the liquor stores in Annona and on the south side of the road just past the intersection with CR 4305. The oldest known burial is that of G. H. Warthan who died 24 April 1881. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 5 Jan 1999. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 148 documented burials. On 1 Nov 2010 this cemetery was re-walked in its entirety by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins and all markers were checked. With additional burials added this cemetery now contains 155 documented burials as of 24 Nov 2010. The pictures were posted onto Findagrave. Continued updating of the cemetery thru 31 Dec 2013 now has 158 documented burials.
Watson Family Cemetery 7 May 2006 Located near Deport in Red River County, Texas. As of 31 Dec 2013 this site has not been located.
Welch Ranch Cemetery 8 Aug 1856 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.007N, 95 Dec 08.272W. This cemetery is located on the Welch Ranch about 3.5 miles west of Clarksville near the Batesville Community. From Batesville take CR 1245 southwest for 3/10 mile to a gate into a private pasture on the right. The cemetery is west about 100 yards and under two bois d'arc trees on the left. There is only one marked burial but indications of others. This is private property so you must obtain permission prior to entering. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 11 November 1999. We visited the site again on 11 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the land owner had erected a welded pipe cattle-proof fence around the site and thoroughly cleaned it up. Pictures were made of the marker and posted onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 1 documented burial.
White Oak Cemetery   See Cuthand cemetery for burials. This cemetery was located in Garvinsville and in close proximity to the White Oak Baptist Church.
White Ranch Cemetery 26 Mar 1992 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 49.747N, 94 Deg 58.995W. For more information contact Duane Allen White of Clarksville. This is a PRIVATE cemetery and is located in plain view of the road and is about 150 feet inside the pasture. There is a large NO TRESSPASSING sign on the gate. From Hwy 37 near Albion, take FM 1159 east for 4.3 miles. The cemetery is on the left or east of the road. We visited the site again on 8 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. While there Duane White came by and we had a nice conversation. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. Pictures were made and posted onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery has 5 documented burials.
White Rock Cemetery 13 Aug 1866 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.660N, 94 Deg 55.494W. From Hwy 82 and FM 114 east of Clarksville, take FM 114 5.2 miles to FM 1158. Take FM 1158 2.8 miles north to the intersection with FM 1699. Stop and look just to the left and ahead about 150 feet and there is the cemetery, well marked. A deed dated 27 Apr 1866 and filed for record on 27 Apr 1866 in Book CG Vol O Page 204 conveys 2 acres of the Edward Hughart survey from James M. Hays to White Rock Methodist Episcopal Church. A deed dated 26 Jan 1897 and filed for record on 18 Feb 1897 in Book CH Vol 32 Page 243 conveys 1 acre of Edward Hughart 'Madras' from John Terry, Sr. et ux to White Rock Methodist Episcopal Church. A deed dated 5 Mar 1898 and filed for record on 14 Mar 1898 in Book CG Vol 34 Page 287 conveys 13.7 acres of the Edward Hughart survey 'McKenzie' from John Terry to White Rock Methodist Episcopal Church. The oldest marked burial was for Joseph A. C. White who died 13 Aug 1866. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 25 Jan 1999. To assure a good quality in the work we reworked the entire cemetery on 29 Nov 1999. We were on the site again on 8 May 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 15 Jan 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 383 documented burials. On 12 Sep 2010 this cemetery was walked and photographed partially, adding new burials, by Richard L. and Gertrud (Rodemers) Hankins. We then added their information into our files. As of 29 Feb 2012 there are 387 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 17 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 388 documented burials.
Whitemans Chapel Cemetery 18 Mar 1900 This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.350N, 95 Deg 01.038W. This cemetery can be reached from Clarksville by going about 2.5 miles north on FM 1159. Then take FM 1700 2/10 mile to the first road, CR 3200, to the right, go 2/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right. Greenwood Cemetery, was donated to the community by Honorable R. R. Gains of Austin, Texas and deeded to the original trustees W. T. Nance, R. N. Johnson, R. D. Hutchinson, D. C. Whiteman and T. J. Campbell on 31 March 1898. (see deed records Book CH Vol 33 Page 521 filed on 16 Apr 1898 giving 2 acres for the cemetery and 3 acres for the school). It was reorganized in 1962 as Whitemans Chapel with Chester Whiteman, President; and George Whiteman, Trustee and General Superintendant for life. There is an affadavit #58481 filed for record on 7 Mar 1983 stating that Liberty Hill and Greenwood Cemetery, are changed to Whitemans Chapel. The oldest marked grave was that of Levi D. Whiteman who was born and died on 18 March 1900. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 22 Jan 1999. We were on the site on 8 May 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes on 7 Dec 2003. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 220 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 17 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 228 documented burials.
Whitfield Cemetery 21 Mar 1872 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 38.643N, 95 Deg 16.235W. This cemetery is another of the many lost or abandoned family cemeteries in Red River Co TX. There are only two marked graves here but there is a third implied. This cemetery is located on FM 410 south of Detroit about one mile on PRIVATE property. There is no road to it so please do not try to go to the location. At present, September 1998, it is inside a cow pasture and under a large shade tree and the cows are doing damage to the vaults. This was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on a HOT 5 Sep 1998. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We were on the site again on 23 Jan 2004 and after some probing uncovered the marker for the wife, Sarah C. Whitfield. Pictures have been posted onto Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 3 documented burials.
Wilkes Cemetery 29 Apr 1891 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 27.452N, 94 Deg 46.778W, El 416 ft. This cemetery is located south of Avery off of FM 911 on CR 4430. From FM 911 take CR 4430 west for a little over .3 miles to a pasture gate on the south side of the road. From the gate proceed 1/2 mile in a southwesterly direction (compass heading 216 degrees true). The cemetery is in a half-dead stand of trees and is in the pasture. Please pick up a Texas county map of RRCo TX as this cemetery is shown. The oldest marked burial is that of James B. Wilkes who died 29 Apr 1891. On a beautiful sunshine filled day, 19 Jan 2000, this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale. We were accompanied by the landowner, Nita Key, who graciously showed us the location of this cemetery. Later contact with a G/Gs of Idabel OK fills in the story on this couple buried here. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. Pictures are posted on Findagrave. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 2 documented burials.
Williams Black Cemetery 10 Feb 1906 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 39.768N, 95 Deg 04.363W. This cemetery is located about four miles north of Clarksville. Take Hwy 37 north to FM 2283. Turn left onto FM 2283 and the cemetery is about 1/2 mile on the right with a large sign which reads 'Williams'. This is a black cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of child of Mat and Tennie Williams who died 10 Feb 1906. Lawrence and Sue Dale surveyed this cemetery on 3 Mar 1997. We checked on this cemetery on 29 Jan 2003 and took the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 3 Jan 2004 adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 112 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 29 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 161 documented burials.
Williams Chapel Cemetery   See English cemetery for burials
Willis Black Cemetery 4 Oct 1987 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 32.377N, 95 Deg 05.392W. This cemetery is another of the small private cemeteries. From the intersection of Hwy 82 and FM 909 in Clarksville proceed south for 5.7 miles on FM 909. As you pass CR 1360 on your right or west, go slowly for another 1/10 mile and the cemetery is on the right or west. There is only a double marker there at present but much care has been taken in constructing a pipe fence around the plot of ground. There is perhaps 1/10 acre in the cemetery and it is well cared for. This cemetery was surveyed in a beautiful Sunday morning, 19 Nov 2000 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. We visited the site again on 7 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 2 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 29 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 4 documented burials.
Woodland Cemetery 4 May 1873 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 48.672N, 95 Deg 15.819W. Woodland cemetery is located about 10 miles north of Detroit. From FM 195 and FM 410 in Woodland, take FM 195 east about 6/10 mile to CR 2364. Take CR 2364 north 2/10 mile and the cemetery is ahead. A deed dated Sep 9, 1885 and filed for record on 28 Sep 1885 in Book CH Vol 9 Page 176 conveys 1 acre at Woodland school and church from John C. Perot et ux to Woodland Graveyard. It is located in the Isaac Moore survey. The oldest marked grave is that of infant daughter Fleming died 4 May 1873. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 25, 26 and 27 January 1997. On a windy and cool fall day of 22 Sep 1999 we again walked this cemetery for a double check on our work. We were there again on 10 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 26 Dec 2003 adding new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 19 Dec 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 839 documented burials.
Wooten Cemetery 1 Aug 1846 This cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.146N, 94 Deg 48.518W, El 358 ft. This cemetery is shown on the RRCo TX map but there is no road to it. To get to the general area take FM 44 from Boxelder east 3.7 miles to the intersection with CR 4450. Take CR 4450 north 1 mile till you reach a turn into a pasture on the east side. After entering the pasture gate, proceed easterly to south-easterly for a total of 9/10 miles following the track just past a corral. Then proceed southeasterly around a point of timber, crossing a small draw, veering to the right and then up the small hill, past a small pool on the right, ahead to the tree line, all this last taking no more than 3/10 mile. You are there! The earliest marked burial is that of W. L. Welborn who died on 1 Aug 1846. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 18 Jan 2000 on a bright and beautiful day. Owner of the land is Mr. Stearman and he lives next to the Shawnee Baptist Church. His address is 3901 CR 4415, Avery TX 75550. Please do not attempt to enter the land without getting permission from the landowner. We visited the site again on 18 Dec 2003 and took the GPS readings. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 36 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 3 Feb 2013 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 36 documented burials.
Wrights Chapel Cemetery 19 May 1882 This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 34.139N, 95 Deg 18.607W. This is to the west side of the cemetery. It is marked on the current Texas State maps of RRCo TX and is just inside the line in Red River Co TX. According to the current landowner Sam Wright, the west fenceline of the cemetery is the Lamar Co TX line. GPS readings taken at the county line on Hwy 82 (95 Deg 18.652W) and Hwy 271 (95 Deg 18.639W) reveal that the cemetery is, indeed, just inside Red River County. From Detroit go south for 7.2 miles to the intersection with CR 1237. Take the country lane which is designated as CR 1237 for 1.3 miles west, turning right or north onto CR 1226 for 5/10 miles and then turning left or west for 1.3 miles. The cemetery is just east of the house in the pasture and to the south about 150 yards. The oldest marked burial is that of Oscar D. McMillin who died on 19 May 1882. On a morning threatening rain, 9 May 2000, Lawrence and Sue Dale, accompanied by Sam Wright, surveyed this cemetery. The name for this burial ground comes from the family name as well as from the school that was located nearby, ie, Wrights Chapel, on the Lamar Co TX side. According to Sam, there has never been a church in the immediate vicinity. The most recent burial is that of Sam's son in 1991. Sam thinks that maybe he will be buried there as well. DEPORT TIMES, 12 Dec 1940, Thursday, from microfilm in the Clarksville Library: VANDALS DIG INTO GRAVE AT WRIGHT CHAPEL CEMETERY -- Three miles north of Deport is located a very old cemetery, known as the Wright Chapel cemetery, established by the father of John W. Wright as a family burial plot many years ago. Later others asked permission to bury there, which was granted. A recent inspection showed that someone had been digging into one of the graves in a portion of the two-acre plot, where no one has been buried for more than a quarter of a century. So far as Mr. Wright knows, no persons have ever been buried in the plot with any kind of gold or other precious metals on their bodies, and he is unable to account for any reason that would prompt a vandal to dig into one of the graves. On a cold morning, 11 Jan 2003, the GPS position was taken and hopefully the question as to the location for this cemetery, ie, in Red River County, can now be put to rest. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery on 20 Dec 2003 looking for new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 7 Jan 2011 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 22 documented burials.
Youngs Chapel Cemetery 1 May 1889 This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 43.036N, 95 Deg 07.553W. Take Hwy 37 from Clarksville north to Dimple and turn west onto FM 2120 for about 5 miles. The cemetery is on the north or right. A deed dated 30 Aug 1902 and filed for record in Book CH 46 page 297 conveyed land from G. W. and M. A. Young to Charles Smith, D. C. Young and J. H. Turner, trustees, land to be used for a schoolhouse with church and burial ground. A deed dated 17 Oct 1923 and filed for record on 17 Oct 1923 in Book CH Vol 109 Page 140 conveyed 1 acre of the P. D. Midkiff survey 9 miles northwest of Clarksville from W. C. Lay et ux to Youngs Chapel School District 79. The oldest marked burial is that of Ethney J. Sappington who died 1 May 1889. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 17 February 1997. We visited the site again on 3 Jan 2004 and took the GPS readings. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 186 documented burials. This cemetery was again worked on 30 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 193 documented burials.




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