Palo Pinto Co. Cemeteries of TX
Submitted by Louise Bates
Oldest Grave (1892)
Directions to the Bates Cemetery:
Drive south from the Catholic Cemetery on Dodson Prairie until the road angles to the left; cross the cattle guard and turn right. Follow the winding road to the left of the barn and cross a creek 8/10 of a mile to a dwelling. Next walk up a hill behind the house and follow the old road in a somewhat southwesterly direction five hundred yards to the highest point of the hill.
There are eight graves - six with markers and two without markers.
Bates, infant son of R. I. & W. M. Bates 11-27-1894 / 2-24-1895
Bates, Mary E. 9-27-1852 / 2-14-1896 - wife of Wilson Bates
Bates, Wilson 10-18-1831 / 2-24-1912 - a Mason
Bates, James Harvey 3-20-1834 /10-12-1915
Bates, Mrs. M. M. 10-18-1841 / 6-27-1930 - wife of J.H. Bates
Williams, James M. 11- 8-1852 /12-27-1892 - Oldest Grave
Bates, Robert Nolan - no dates - - no marker - Infant length grave
One Unknown grave - no dates - - child's length grave