Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TXInformation furnished by John Dulin & Mary F. Dunn Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Rusk County Coordinator
This cemetery was first canvassed by Mary Frank Dunn about 1965. Only one grave was then marked. The cemetery was the "overgrown with trees and briars."
Mary Frank: These unmarked graves are located in the Roquemore Community, east of Henderson. It is overgrown with trees and briars. There was only one tombstone. It was broken and lying on the ground:
FERGUSON, Lucy J. b. 1877 d. 1879
Lucy was a daughter of J. H. Ferguson and wife C. A. Hughes, who married in Rusk County 24 June 1875. They also had a daughter "Ninnie" who was buried in this cemetery in 1942. Also a son, Jim Ferguson was buried here. Mrs. Gordon Brown was told that the first person buried here was a baby who drowned in a spring. This is also reported to be the burial place of the family of Absolom and Lucy Jane Hughes. It was their daughter, Caroline who married J. H. Ferguson, above.
In 1990, Mrs. Lynda Jones again visited the cemetery and met with descendants of this family. The cemetery was then cleared and fenced with a large monument in the center. Additional information and family members buried there was collected by Mrs. Jones at this time. Information on this cemetery was also gleaned earlier by Mr. H.J. Welch.
From Henderson, go out East Main Street, turn left onto FM 840. Go to FM 2857, "Old Pinehill Road" and turn left. The cemetery is located next to a brick home before Roquemore Baptist Church.
Hughes, Absolum Feb 27, 1813 Danville VA Jan 25, 1863
Hughes, Lucy Jane May 16, 1816 Apr 1, 1887 Wife of Absolum Hughes
Hughes, Elizabeth Ward Jul 29, 1833 Jan 15, 1856
Hughes, Tabitha F. Jan 24, 1838 Aug 9, 1854
Hughes, Mary Ann Virginia Sep 14, 1846 Mar 24, 1931
Hughes, Caroline America Jul 10, 1849 Jun 17, 1892
Hughes, Nancy P. Jul 9, 1853 Nov 1955
Hughes, Lucy Jul 9, 1855 Oct 9, 1923
Hughes, Indiana Emmervon Aug 10, 1858 Jan 22, 1933
All the Hughes girls listed above were daughters of Absolum and Lucy Jane Hughes. In addition to these graves, there is the grave first copied by Mrs. Dunn in 1965:
Ferguson, Lucy J. Apr 27, 1876 Feb 12, 1877 Daughter of J.H. and C.A. (Hughes) Ferguson
Also known to be buried here are two other children of J.H. and C.A. Ferguson, whose graves were not marked, recorded by Mrs. Dunn and Mrs. Gordon Brown:
Ferguson, "Ninnie" Died 1942
Co Coordinator Cemeteries of Texas S. Koym