Garrett Cemetery

Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TX

From "71 Rusk County Cemeteries" By Mary F. Dunn

submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Rusk Co. Coordinator


Located on Farm Road 839, between Henderson and New Salem. This cemetery is presently kept up by black people, but it started out as a white cemetery. Three white graves copied and three white children's graves were unmarked:

Roquemore, Martha A. Jan 29 1820 Dec 28 1896

Note: Martha was the wife of a Baptist minister. They had a son Homer Roquemore, who married Eliza Wiggins.


Garret, Jane H. Aug 10 1853 March 29 1883

Note: Jane was blind and never married. She was a sister to Mary Ann Garrett who married Ransom Wiggins, grandparents to Miss Alma Mays.


Wiggins, Bertha A. Sept 20 1868 Jan 22 1889

Bertha was a daughter of Ransom and Mary Ann Garrety Wiggins, and an aunt to Miss Alma Mays. (1963)