Phillips Cemetery

Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TX

Information furnished by John Dulin

Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield, Rusk County Coordinator

According to Mr. B.C. Hunter, this cemetery was located behind the old Wylder Phillips home near the Compton Community. The Phillips home is an old log dog-trot, covered with siding and built in the late 1870’s. A search for this cemetery in 1992 and again in 1996 by Don Whitehead and John Dulin failed to find a trace of this cemetery. According to Mr. Hunter, Buddy and Wash Seagroves are supposed to have been buried here, along with members of the Phillips and McClure families.

Mrs. Jim Duncan and Mr. Robert Davis were interviewed by Don Whitehead and both confirmed the existence of this graveyard in the past. There were about 14 or 15 graves in the cemetery. To their recollection, only three or four graves were actually marked. Mr. Davis remembered seeing one of the markers pushed over by a large pine tree many years ago.