Panola Co Cemeteries of TX
Surveyed by Don Austin ca 1981
Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield Cemeteries of TX
Directions: From Carthage go northbound on U.S. Hwy 79 North to the blinking light in Deberry. At that intersection turn left on to FM 31 and proceed northbound toward Elysian Fields. At the intersection with Panola County Road 312 turn left on to CR 312. Continue on CR 312 until it merges with CR 3122. The cemetery will be off of CR 3122 just north of the Harrison-Panola county line about two miles southwest of Elysian Fields in the old Kinlock Community.
OR From I-20, exit 620, take FM 31 south to
Elysian Fields. In Elysian Fields, take West Street west about 2.5 miles,
crossing over into Panola County. West St. runs into CR 312. Take that west .4
miles to a road heading north, PR 1334. Cross back into Harrison County. The
cemetery will be on the east side of the road, about .6 miles from CR 312.
According to Don Austin in his privately circulated book "42 Lost Cemeteries" Kinlock now a ghost town was shown on the 1850 map. It was located on the Old Shreveport to Douglas Road right about where the road crossed the present day Harrison-Panola county line. The cemetery lies just north of the old roadway in fairly dense woodland. It appears to have been a quite large cemetery because there are graves scatted long distances apart. Austin estimated as many as 40-60 graves here.
Austin noted that in the center of the cemetery is a "good-sized" fenced plot containing twelve graves that were possibly members of the same family. These twelve graves are noted on the list below with an asterisk (*) following their surname. All of the markers within this plot are of the same type fairly recent looking low granite blocks that are obviously not the original markers. The fence is a rusty chain-link enclosure and in the foot of the gateway there is an embedded concrete block inscribed "Harkrider August 1927"
Updated Jan 2009 by Obits and Hawthorn Funeral Home Records. The numbers listed in the comment section are the page number of the year of death in the Hawthorn Funeral Home Books. Gloria B. Mayfield No New burials as of 2009
Date of Birth
Date of Death
|Footstone only no headstone evident|
|Anderson||Adolphus||Mar 23 1866||May 14 1936||-|
|Black*||Mary J. "Mother"||1829||1889||-|
|Thompson||Mattie||Feb ? 1884||Dec 27 1900||dau of Sam & Everlon|
|Timmins||F.E.||Sep 12 1833||Feb 22 1894||husband of C.C.|
|Timmins||F.E. Jr.||Apr 18 1862||Aug 8 1867||son of F.E. & C.C.|
|Timmins||F.S.||Jan 19 1868||Apr 23 1887||dau of F.E. & C.C.|
|Timmins||Nora||Jun 14 1872||Jun 28 1872||dau of F.E. & C.C.|