Dugan Cemetery

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Hunt County Cemeteries of Texas

Surveyed September 30, 2001 by Patricia Nall & Elaine Nall Bay

Map      History    Landscape

Directions From Hwy. 380 at Farmersville, turn south onto Hwy. 78.  Travel 10 miles to F.M. 6; turn east.  Travel F.M. 6 for approximately 10 miles (through Nevada and Josephine).  Turn onto Hunt Co. Road 2700 across from Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. cemetery; the cemetery is in a pasture on the left/east side of the road.

From Greenville, travel south on Hwy 30 towards Rockwall/Dallas.  Take the Caddo Mills exit.  Travel west on FM 1903 approximately 1 mile. Turn right (north) onto FM 36 and travel approximately mile, crossing RR tracks. At stop sign turn left onto SH 66.   Travel about mile to FM 6, turning right west for approx 7/10 mile.  Turn onto Hunt Co Road 2700 across from Caddo Mills I.O.O. cemetery, the cemetery is in a pasture on the left/east side of the road.

 

Introduction

To determine the presence of unmarked graves, the grave dowsing method was used.  If a body was present, the rods crossed in front of the person when she was over the grave.  To determine the approximate age of the person buried in an unmarked grave, we began at the foot/head of the grave and walked the length. The rods crossed at the feet/head and remained crossed until we reached the other end (feet/head).  By counting steps, we figured the age by the following rules:
1-2 steps indicates an infant

2-3 steps indicates a toddler

3-4 steps indicates a child

5 steps indicates an adolescent or short adult

6 steps indicates an adult

7 steps indicates a tall adult

 

History

This cemetery was begun as a private burial ground in approximately 1879 on land that, at the time, was a part of the farm of George Henry Dugan and Callie Briscoe Dugan, both of whom are interred here.  Burials here include family members of some of the early settlers in this region of Texas.  Care for the cemetery is provided by the Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. Cemetery Association through a grant made by Clyde Murray Clark.

            NOTE:   The marker inside cemetery grounds indicates the cemetery is known as the Dugan Cemetery.  The cemetery sign posted on F.M.6 indicates the cemetery is known as the Duncan Cemetery.

 

Physical description

The cemetery is fenced in a private pasture.  To the east of the cemetery is a large tank for watering stock.  Graves were found to exist on the perimeter of the cemetery, i.e. in the fence line.  The rows run in a north-south direction.  Between the rows marked with tombstones and concrete blocks are several rows of unmarked graves, burials of which are those of infants and/or small children.  There are two large markers, which have burial information for two persons on each side of the marker.  These persons are found to be buried side-by-side or foot-to-head.

 The cemetery was transcribed in rows, beginning in the northwest corner of the fenced area and moving in a northeast direction to the opposite fence.  Rows were read, beginning at the northwest side of the cemetery and moving to the southeast side of the cemetery.

 Row #1

Empty spot

 

 

 

Vittetoe, Robert L.

1867

1934

 

Vittetoe, Ara E.

1885

1901

 

Vittetoe, M. Fanny

1875

1935

 

Vittetoe, H. Belle

1878

1910

 

Vittetoe, Martha W.

1849

1907

 

Vittetoe, Willie

1883

1901

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Adult male (Photo #11)

Dugan, infant son

 

09-22-1921

s/o T.T. & Bettie Dugan

Dugan, William T.

10-08-1919

06-02-1923

“Billy”

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male child

 

Row #2 (photo #16)

Empty spot

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler (photo #15)

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

 

Row #3

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adolescent

     Clark

Walter Duncan

Mable Coleta

 

Infant daughter

Clark, Walter Ralph

 

 

Clark, M.H.

Clark, Burgess

 

Clark, Mary Jane

Clark, Hugh L.

Clark, Beulah Lee

Clark, Roxy

Unmarked grave

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(All graves are unmarked; southeast curb of Clark plot lies across these graves)

Unmarked grave 

Unmarked grave

Empty spot

Empty spot

Unmarked grave

Thorn tree

Unmarked grave

Empty spot

Unmarked grave

Unmarked grave

Unmarked grave

Unmarked grave

 

12-16-1877

02-13-1883

 

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03-21-1905

 

 

1881

10-16-1832

 

12-12-1838

04-22-1869

11-30-1870

05-14-1894

 

12-15-1961

12-09-1918

 

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06-23-1960

 

 

1914

05-07-1908

 

10-13-1919

10-13-1901

10-21-1953

10-23-1913

 

 

 

 

d/o Walter & Coleta Clark

Texas

CHTORP US Navy
World War II    Korea

 

Asleep in Jesus peaceful rest

Whose making us supremely blest

She died as she lived – a Christian

Peaceful be thy silent slumber

“Mother”

Her memory is blessed

Male – adult

 

 

(picture #2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Female – child

 

Male – toddler

 

 

Female – child

 

Male - ?

 

Female – toddler (photo #3)

Female – toddler

Female – toddler

 

Male - toddler

 

Row #4

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Johnston, Robert W.

10-05-1887

10-06-1887

s/o L.T. & M.C. Johnston

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – under thorn tree

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

 

Row #5 (begins even with north gate post)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Johnston, Joseph E.

10-07-1885

07-05-1886

Resting in heaven

Johnston, M.C.

10-04-1848

10-05-1887

Wife of L.T. Johnston

A loving wife, A mother dear,
A faithful friend lies buried here

Huge cedar tree

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Klug, Henry

04-10-1841

08-18-1901

Born in Germany

Thy trials ended, thy rest is won

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

 

Row #6 (begins even with south gate post)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler
Cemetery marker at foot of grave

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler
Cemetery marker at foot of grave

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler
Located at base of cedar tree

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – infant
Located south of Klug tombstone

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

 

Row #7

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – adult

Located in west fence line

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adolescent

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – child (photo #12)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Judy, George J.

01-29-1855

05-14-1895

s/o G.H. & Virginia Judy

In Thee, Oh Lord, I put my trust

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Judy, Eddie B.

09-01-1871

12-17-1886

s/o G.H. & Virginia Judy

double tombstone with Mattie A. Judy; buried to the north of Mattie A.

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Judy, Virginia

02-15-1832

07-05-1907

Wife of G.H. Judy

Aged 75 years, 4 months, 21 days

“Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection”

“His will be done”

Judy, Geo. H.

08-17-1826

07-30-1916

Upright and just he was in all his ways; A bright example in degenerate days

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Conner, Johnie

09-06-1891

12-21-1893

s/o E.M. & E.C. Conner

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adult

 

Row #8 (photo #24)

Caldwell, W.T.

 

 

 pic 2

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Judy, Mattie A.

03-10-1866

09-26-1886

d/o G.H. & Virginia Judydouble marker with Eddie B. Judyburied to the south of Eddie B.

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – child (photo #1)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

 

Row #9

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – child (photo #3)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Dugan, infant

 

1885

s/o H.C. & Ella Dugan

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Dugan, Hattie B.

06-07-1863

03-22-1880

Wife of H.C. Dugan “My heart once heavy, now at rest, My mourns……heard, …..you see,…..for death…..

Dugan, H.C.

12-10-1853

12-30-1924

 

Dugan, infant

03-19-1880

03-19-1880

s/o H.G. Dugan

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Judy, Annie B.

07-15-1891

01-27-1897

d/o J.W. & S.L. Judy Weep not; she is not dead but sleepeth

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adult

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

 

Row #10 (begins at southwest corner of fence)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – child (photo #10)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

 

Row #11 (begins in southwest extension)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Stevenson, Minnie B.

03-08-1871

01-31-1895

wife of G.F. Stevenson  In my Father’s house are many mansions”  “Farewell”
”Her happy soul has winged its way to one pure bright eternal day”  FM

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Long, Johnnie P.

01-22-1891

01-29-1894

s/o R.A. & Fannie Long    Weep     not Papa and Mama for me,  For I am waiting in heaven for thee. FM

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – child

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male – toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Dugan, J.C.

12-28-1870

05-08-1910

Husband of Sudie Dugan FM

Dugan, George H.

08-21-1834

01-19-1911

Resting in hope of a glorious resurrection

Dugan, Callie B.

01-22-1841

11-07-1886

wife of G.H. Dugan  Come unto the Lord all ye that are weary and He will give you rest.

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Dugan, Thomas

04-01-1876

09-07-1877

“Tomie”  s/o George H. & Callie Briscoe Dugan    “First person buried in this cemetery”

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female – child (photo #6)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Strawn, infant

12-19-1898

12-19-1898

s/o W.F. & Lura Strawn

Budded on earth to bloom in heaven

 

Row #12

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Empty spot

 

 

 

Fence & underbrush against south fence line prohibits continuation of survey on this row.

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male (photo #1)

Unmarked grave

 

 

(photo #2)

 

Row #13

Stevenson, Mrs. Gussie F.

01-04-1871

05-08-1900

“In my father’s house are many mansions.”    FM

“Blessed are they that die in the Lord, yea saith the spirit they do rest from their labor and their works do follow them.”

“And Oh will be sweet in that beautiful land there free from all sorrow and pain with a song on our lips and a harp in our hand, we will meet one another again.”  pic

Stevenson, Lee W.

02-03-1866

06-25-1898

“An honest man is the noblest work of God.”

Stevenson, Leo

 Stevenson, Lewie E.

09-11-1896

 09-06-1894

09-15-1896

 09-09-1895

“Our babies Lee & Gussie
Of such is the kingdom of God”