Mims Family Cemetery

Freestone County, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted by Jimmy Epperson

Cemeteries of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop


Jon Mims purchased his first land at Fairfield, in Freestone County, in 1855, out of the Redin Gainer Survey at the southeast edge of the town  site. To this beginning of 277 acres, he added until he owned  Approximately 3 sections or about 1900 acres, extending nearly to what  is now the Post Oak community Church, some 3 miles southeast of the  county seat. This land was described in the deeds as “on the headwaters  of Kecchi Creek”, but in fact today is called Mims Creek.


Directions: south, southeast behind Thousand Oaks housing addition in  Fairfield, Texas

 Located on a hillside, near the northern end of the farm, now a pasture is a small cemetery, which is grown up with very large trees inside an ornamental fence with no one taking care of it. One large tree has spread at the bottom and pushed the base of John Mims marker so the top  (About 4’ x 10”) has fallen off mounting – face up.

There are only 6 gravesites. 

Last Name First Name Birth Date Death Date Comments
Brocks - 1807 Dec 31 1881 -
Lane Lizza Jan 08 1880 Apr 12 1881 D/o ZT & Mollie
Lane Mollie Jul 24 1850 Sep 06 1880 D/o John
Lane Z.T. (Zachary Thomas) Jan 12 1850 Jul 14 1884 -
Mims Eliza Oct 04 1845 Jul 11 1892 D/o John
Mims John Sep 07 1803 Sep 13 1887 -