Carson Cemetery 

Angelina Co. Cemeteries of  TX

Submitted by Joann Burnside Townsend - August 2000


The Carson Family Cemetery is located on private land. It was formerly the old Augustus Marion Carson homeplace, in Pollok, Angelina County, Texas, off 69 N on the Bodan Creek. This land had originally been a part of a six hundred and forty acre tract out of the Thomas Stovall Survey and had been in the Carson family since December, 1862 until it was sold very recently.

In the Spring of 1863, the Carson family moved to the six hundred and forty acres on the Bodan Creek. Their son, Jim, returned home from the Civil War, having been in a Union prison in Maryland since 1862. He died sometime before 1875 and was buried in the garden. Louisa Adelaid (Hicks) Carson, born in North Carolina, was laid to rest, October 23, 1875. 

Two other sons, John Paul Carson and William Hicks Carson, and one daughter, Emma Augusta Carson Harry, wife of Edwin Reece Harry, Emma's son (a grandson) Edwin A. Harry and another grandson Glenn Knox Sanders, son of E. Greenand Mary Adelaid (Carson) Sanders were buried in the garden. It is possible that there may be other graves, but they are unknown to the writer at this time. Augustus Marion Carson, died October 4, 1885.

In the years after the cemetery was not used as a family burying place, part of the land including the cemetery was rented out to be farmed. The headstones were knocked over during this time and apparently some were lost. There are only three remaining. It  has been more or less abandoned.

Used with permission.


Located on private land, formerly the old Augustus M. Carson homeplace in Pollok, Angelina Co., Texas off 69 N on the Bodan Creek. 

CARSON, Augustus Marion 1 Apr 1811 - 4 Oct 1885 (no marker)

CARSON, Louisa Adelaid (Hicks) 16 Nov 1820 - 23 Oct 1875 (no marker)

CARSON, Victor Leonidas (Jim) b. 28 Feb 1844 d. after Civil War - CSA

CARSON, John Paul 24 Jan 1860 (no marker)

CARSON, William Hicks b. ca 1857 - 5 Apr. 1904 (his burial uncertain-no marker)

HARRY, Emma Augusta (CARSON) 5 Mar 1846 - (Marker, but no dates) wife of
Edwin Reece Harry & dau. of A. M. & L. A. H. Carson

HARRY, Edwin A. - b. 20 Oct. 1868 (marker, but no dates) son of E. R. &
Emma A. (Carson) Harry

SANDERS, Glenn Knox 11 Feb 1883 - 16 Oct 1884 son of E. Green & Mary
Adelaid (Carson) Sanders

Submitted by Joann Burnside Townsend - August 2000

"Angelina County, Texas, Cemetery Records", Vol 1, p.17.
Used with permission