Submitted by Wanda Irby
Old abandoned cemetery, very overgrown with mesquite trees and weeds. There is evidence that there was a fence around the whole thing. Now three plots containing six of the nine discernable graves are fenced. From Seymour take Highway 277 to county road 436. It leaves the highway at an angle going almost due west at a large red brick house that is also abandoned. Follow this about 1 3/4 miles. The cemetery is on the back side of a tank dam in a clump of mesquite trees about 100 yards from the road. There is some evidence that there may have been other graves there also. Those marked in any way have been recorded.
1. Marshal Howell FRANKLIN wrought iron fence Aug.14 1884 June 16 1907 2. Lena Ruth dau of H.J. & J. HENDERSON Nov.14 1904 Feb. 17 1905 Hold her, O" Father in thine arms And let her henceforth be A messenger of love between Our human hearts and thee. 3. Harvey Harvey J. 2. & 3. Enclosed in nice pipe fence with bells on it. Son of H.J. & J. HENDERSON June 6 1906 Aug. 27 1909 4. Sleep in Jesus Nanie Lee dau. Of P.G. & F.A. BASDEN born Jan. 6 1894 died Nov. 30 1905 There is no death in Heaven no fence For they who gain that shore Have won their immortality And they can die no more. BASDEN 5. OUR DARLING Welcome Snyder stone broken--no fence born Jan. 8 1907 died May 15 1909 BABY 6. HOPE Ruby D. Dau. Of W.T. & J.E. MARIS born Feb. 11 1885 died June 16 1903 7. Sandstone with no information 8. Peace Perfect Peace 6,7, & 8 has a rock curb and a chain link Julie E. fence. Wife of W.T. MARIS Born Nov. 29 1866 Died Feb. 10 1906 Our darling mother has gone before To greet us on the Golden Shore. 9. Maurice son of stone is broken three ways--no fence J.E. & Willie McCLURE born Feb 3, 1901 died June 2 1904 10. T.M. PRATT Masonic emblem on the other side. It is 1828--1909
only stone facing west. This is all the discernable graves.Copied by Wanda Irby.