Freestone County, Cemeteries of Texas
by Jimmy Epperson
of Texas Coordinator: Dolores I. Bishop
In Kirvin at the intersection of FM 80 and CR 1080.
cemetery is the largest of three slave graveyards which local tradition
indicates were established in the area in the early 1850’s. It was named for
delegate to Texas’ Constitutional Convention of 1875 and prominent local
citizen Gustavus Adolphus (G.A.) Sessions (1827-1902), who donated the land. The
oldest burial here is believed to be that of Anderson Carter, who died in the
1850’s. The cemetery is closely associated with the nearby Shiloh Primitive
Baptist Church and contains the gravesites of many notable former area slaves
and their descendants.