Rhodes Cemetery

Rusk Co. Cemeteries of TX

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

Submitted by Gloria B. Mayfield Rusk Co Coordinator

Location: This is a very old abandoned cemetery located out of Minden towards Mt. Enterprise. Deed references describe it as being on the south boundary of the Nathaniel Rhodes survey, or David Gage survey, Dec 6, 1847. It seems to have been the location of a Methodist Episcopal Church in the Salem Circuit. Many sinks indicate unmarked graves. Only four marked graves were found:

Haltom, James F. Dec 10 1855 Sept 18 1891 "Weep not he is at rest."

Haltom Robert , son of R. R. & M. S. Oct 1854-Nov 5 1888

Haltom, Mary Ann wife of R. R. Haltom Mar 14 1834-Feb 21 1863

Smith, Margaret E. wife of R.P. Smith dau of Col. R. R. Haltom May 8 1851-Sept 5 1883 aged 32 years, 3 Mo. 27 days" She died in faith of a better world above."

Note: This is Robert Roe Haltom, son of Thomas Haltom. His first wife was Mary Ann, daughter of Nathaniel Rhodes. R. R. Haltom is buried in the City Cemetery at Henderson beside his second wife. R. P. Smith is buried at Maple Grove beside his second wife.

It has also been said that this is the burial place of George Birdwell, early Rusk County settler, who was born about 1794-95 in Knox County, Tenn and died about 1847 in Rusk County, Texas.