Henry Ivey Cemetery

Rains County, Cemeteries of Texas

Submitted  by Elaine Nall Bay


Rains County Leader  December 2 1921
Uncle Henry Ivey Dead
Uncle Henry Ivey, colored, died at his home on Lake Fork the 20th of November.  He was possibly the most widely known colored man in this county, as he was brought here before the Civil War as a slave, and continued to live the balance of his life here after being granted his freedom.  His age was not know, but it is thought that he was between ninety-five or one hundred years old.  He was held in high esteem by both black and white and his word considered just as good as his note.  His son, Cicero Ivey, wishes us to express both to the white and colored friends his deep appreciation for the kindness and help extended during the illness of his father.