Panola Co Cemeteries of TX
Surveyed by Don Austin ca 1981
Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield
Directions: About one mile northeast of Tatum on the Rusk-Panola county line near Hendricks Lake.
This cemetery is located just off Trammels Trace as it led to the ferry crossing on the Sabine River near Hendricks Lake. According to Don Austin in his privately circulated book "42 Lost Cemeteries" the cemetery is "Located in an early-settled area just northeast of Tatum along the Trammels Trace. The cemetery is in the edge of a gently sloping hill cleverly concealed in a brush thicket. Many of the markers have been broken some beyond identification. A few had to be pieced together for identification and some of the pieces were missing. A few graves are marked with pieces of native iron ore rock." At the time of his survey Austin estimated as many as 25-35 graves in this cemetery.
It is presumed that this cemetery is all white as there is a black cemetery Hendricks Cemetery located about 100 yards south of Greenwood. Hendricks Cemetery is presumed to be all black. Additional information regarding the persons buried in this cemetery was furnished to Austin by Mrs. Mary Frank Dunn of Henderson.
|Surname||Given Name||Date of Birth||Date of Death||Comments|
|Dodson||Martha Ann Baker||May 27 1789||Jul 12 1869||wife of Obediah|
|Dodson||Rev. Obediah||No date||No date||-|
|Downs||J.M.||Apr 2 1848||Oct 22 1907||-|
|Downs||Sarah E.||Mar 5 1852||Aug 23 1898||-|
|Greenwood||G.H.||Dec 15 1838||Jun 17 1911||-|
|Greenwood||Martha E.||Feb 24 1847||Nov 21 1922||wife of G.H.|
|Heard||Lena May||Jan 9 1898||Jun 19 1899||dau of S.A. & F.V|
|Morton||Laura A.||Nov 28 1872||Jan 24 1898||wife of M.A.|
|Morton||Rural E.||Jun 23 1894||Sep 1 1895||son of R.L. & N.E.|
|Turvan||Lizzie Oler||Aug 2 1884||Oct 28 1884||-|
|Unknown||Unknown||-||-||Either birth or death date is Feb 22 19??|