Location: Fannin County TX

Pettigrew Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

(Loc. seven miles north of Windom, Texas, on the land survey granted to Elizabeth Pettigrew by the Republic of Texas.) PETTIGREW J. H., b. 3 Nov. 1818, d. 16 July 1887. Prudence E., b. 10 Oct. 1824, d. 19 May 1889. Wife of J. H. H. M., b. 10 Sept. 1810, d. 15 Aug. 1841. Died from rattlesnake bite while he cleared Land on the homestead on the Pettigrew Branch. James, 1851 – 1863. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 1777, d. 26 Jan. 1854. Infant, b. & d. 1 Nov. 1855. Son of J. H. & P. E. J. T., b. 17 Mar. 1852, d. 10 Mar. 1859. DAROSSETT James A., b. Sept. 1861, d. 25 Jan. 1940. Sallie P., b. 31 Dec. 1860, —-. Wife of James A. E. M., b. 10 Dec. 1883, d. 16 Feb. 1884. Son of J. A. & S. P. Prudence, 1884 – 1885. Dau. of J. A. & S. P. MOAD Kittie, b. & d. 1878. E. A., b. 16 Feb. 1851, d. 16 Aug. 1878. Wife of J....

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Lee Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

(Loc. 3 miles northwest of Windom) LEE John, b. 23 Apr. 1757, d. 22 Mar. 1855. John, b. 23 Apr. 1797, d. 22 Mar. 1854. John F., b. 2 June 1876, d. 4 Nov. 1879. Son of H.C. & N.A. Nancy A., 1841 – 1879. Wife of H.C. James A., b. 26 Apr. 1827, d. 9 Oct. 1911. Husband of Mary A. Mary A., b. 20 Nov. 1830, d. 10 Mar. 1883. Wife of James A. Mary M., b. 9 May 1833, d. 25 June 1912. Wife of J.A. Lena M., b. 3 Mar. 1875, d. — Mar. 1888. Dau. of J.A. & M.M. Mary, d. 1853, ae. 14 yrs. Henry Robert, b. 5 Apr. 1867, d. 5 Dec. 1938. R. D., b. 11 Dec. 1831, d. 30 Dec. 1862. E. S., b. 26 Apr. 1835, d. 30 Dec. 1862. LLOYD William L., 7 —. —-, d. 1881. Son of J. B. & Rebecca. (Stone broken) William T., b. 11 Jan. 1864, d. 27 Dec. 1876. Son of W. T. & L. J. Sarah J., b. 17 June 1856, d. 7 Feb. 1857. Dau. of W. T. & Agnes. Robert, b. 8 Mar. 1876, d. 17 Aug. 1888. Agnes J., b. 16 Apr. 1829, d. 14 Sept. 1856. Wife of W....

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Browles Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

A family named Young first owned this farm near the southwest corner of Dial where this graveyard is located. One of the Young daughters married a Browles and they continued to live on this farm so this burying plot was known as the Browles graveyard. Mrs. Marcus E. Jackson, who was buried here in 1925, was Margarette Young before her marriage and was a descendant of this Young family. It is possible that the following listings containing initials only (carved into native stone) are those of the Young family and the “D” standing for “died”. YOUNG? C. W. Y. D. 1864 [one date only] I. J. Y. D. 1862 [one date only] N. E. Y. D. 1859 [one date only] D. W. D. no dates. BARRON Ruby E., 1896 – 1897. Dau. of M. B. & S. M. CLAIBORNE Agnes T., 1902 – 1926. Wife of Alvis. Alvis Jr., 1926 – 1937. HARRILL Robert H., 1862 – 1863. Son of D. H. & E. M. William D., 1878 – 1882. Son of D. H. & E. M. JACKSON Margarette, 1891 – 1925. Wife of Marcus. ORR Hattie B., 1876 – 1897. CONRAD H. C. L., stone broken...

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Smith Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

(Loc. six and ½ miles north of Windom) ASHFORD E. R., b. 24 Aug. 1833, d. 25 Sept. 1870. Philip Franklin, b. 1 May 1868, d. 8 May 1868. Son of E.R. & Mary. Mary, no dates. (stone broken) SMITH Philip, b. 17 Mar. 1796, d. 30 Dec. 1845. Ann, b. 16 May 1803, d. 28 Feb. 1866. Wife of Philip. Dorcas Ann, b. 2 Dec. 1831, d. 8 Jan. 1891. Mariah, b. 25 Nov. 1826, d. 16 May 1902. George, b. 7 Mar. 1827, d. 26 Dec. 1907. F. E., b. 6 Apr. 1841, d. 11 May 1908. Wife of George. J. D., 1817 –...

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Cravens Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

After the death of William Cravens in Christian County, Kentucky (1845), Mary (McCombs) Cravens, his wife, Gershom C., their son, their slaves, and a party of friends started from Kentucky to Texas in 1845. Gershom left behind his sweetheart, Zerelda Darnell; their parents thought they were too young for marriage at nineteen and sixteen. The Darnells has come to Texas before the fall of the Alamo but the Indians gave so much trouble they were getting ready to return to Kentucky (1837) before their application for a land grant was granted. William and his wife, A. E. Darnell, had crossed the mighty Red river in a boat to attend to some business before returning to Kentucky. The river started to rise and their boat overturned when the started back to the Texas side. William managed to get out safely but his wife drowned. William Darnell returned to Kentucky with his children. He would not give his consent for his lovely daughter, sixteen year old Zerelda, to come back to Texas as Gershom Craven’s bride. The separation proved too much for Gershom, so when they camped on the Cumberland River in Montgomery County, Tennessee, Gershom slipped away in the night to return for Zerelda. They were married at Clarksville, Tennessee, October 14, 1845. The Cravens settled on the Bois d’Arc creek north of Windom, Texas. Soon John and Nathan Darnell,...

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Cobb – Vannoy Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

Thomas C. Cobb and Rev. Vannoy came to Texas in 1850 from Campbell County, Tennessee. They married two sisters named Wheeler. The girls’ brother, Samuel Wheeler, was the father of Peyton Wheeler whose mother, Nancy J. Wheeler, came to Texas with her brothers-in-law, Cobb and Vannoy. Rev. Vannoy was a Presbyterian preacher and pastured the Bethel Presbyterian Church from about 1850 to 1858 at which time the Rev. Rudolph became the pastor or this church near Lane’s Academy. No other records have been found on Rev. Vannoy later than this time and it is assumed that he must have died about 1858. It was rumored that the Cobb, Vannoy and Wheeler families brought a trunk of gold with them from Tennessee. In a letter to their relatives back in Tennessee, it was mentioned that they (Cobb and Vannoy) had helped to get Nancy J. Wheeler settled on a farm. These inscription were copied by Willie Cravens Holman in the 1950’s and that since that time cattle have completely destroyed this graveyard. It was located about halfway between Windom and Dodd City north of US 82. COBB Thomas C., dates illegible. Ann L. [Wheeler], dates illegible. Wife of Thomas C. John O., d. 14 Nov. 1852, ae. 7 yrs. Son of Thos. C. & Ann L. Hattie, d. 21 Aug. 1864, ae. 13 yrs. Dau. of Thos. C. & Ann...

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Graveyard Hill, Fannin County, Texas

Graveyard Hill is on land once owned by the Jackson family. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson’s graves are supposed to be there but were not located because on the underbrush. There are several other graves with slabs of wood but no legible names or dates. All that was found is as follows: CLARK J. C., 1820 – 1875 W. N. D., no dates – slab of wood with initials...

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Cravens Slave Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

Slaves of Mary E. Cravens, brought to Texas from Christian County, Ky, in 1845. Most of these were buried in the cemetery on land owned by Gershom Cravens and his mother, Mary E. Cravens. This plot of land chosen for the slaves’ cemetery was on the west side of the road, west of the Cravens’ family cemetery, north of the community of Bantam. The list of the birth of slaves, both those brought to Texas and those born in Texas, have been taken from written records in the family Bible belonging to Mary E. Cravens. Unfortunately we do not have the date of deaths. Remember that slaves were not given surnames, particularly in rural areas, until after the war between the states when many assumed their owners’ names. Joseph, b. 5 Apr. 1822. Jenny, b. 22 May 1822. George, b. 18 Oct. 1824. Ann, b. 5 Dec. 1825. Dorcos, b. 18 Feb. 1827. Simon, b. 11 July 1827. Alzary, b. 3 Apr. 1829. Mary, b. 18 Oct. 1830. Wesley, b. 18 Apr. 1832. Washington, b. 1 Mar. 1834. Those born in Texas: William Burrel, b. 19 Nov. 1846. Aggy, b. 22 Oct. 1849. Jackson, b. 25 July 1850. Prisella, b. 24 Mar. 1835. Francis, b. 3 Oct....

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Harper Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

This cemetery is located near the Bartley school and the land was settled by the Harper family in the early days of Fannin county. BURROWS Emmet, b. & d. 1866. Son of J. S. E. HARPER G. W., 1828 – 1865. There are also two native stone tombstones with no names or...

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Jones Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

This Jones family came to Texas in 1846 from North Bend, Ohio (now part of Cincinnati). They came by boat down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers to New Orleans, and then up the Red river to Shreveport. From there the family traveled by wagon to the place where the graveyard is located. It took five months for this move from Ohio to Texas. The graves are located on private property one miles north of Selfs. JONES John W., 1785 – 1850. Tamazine, 1791 – 1853. One unmarked...

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Bain Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

Bain Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas The Bains settled west of Allens Chapel the 1840’s. Two of the men were shot to death on what was later the Bantom gin lot. They had returned from selling some horses. The money for the sale was never found so it was believed they were robbed and shot. BAIN Hugh, 1821 – 1853. Born in Robertson Co. NC. Married Mary Bowls 1849. John A., 1823 – 1862. Born in Nc. Married Anna Hicks 1853. GAMBELL Catherine Bain, 1825 – 1848. Born in NC. Married Wm. Gambell 1847. MCGRAW Mary A., 1846 – 1862. Dau. of T. B. & Nancy M....

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Wheeler Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

Mary Bruce Allen, mother of Elbert J. Allen, an early settler, is buried in an unmarked grave in this cemetery. Mary Bruce Allen died in 1848 and her will is recorded at Bonham, Texas. David Young Allen was born in 1820 in South Carolina and he died during the war between the states while at Fort Washtaw in 1863. Newt Wright (husband of Mary Bruce and cousin to David Young Allen) and Allen put into a written agreement that if one died while at war, the other would bring his body back home for burial. Newt Wright suffered much danger from wild animals as well as many other unpleasant experiences to bring David Young Allen’s body back home to bury here. The graveyard is located near Allen’s Point. [ed. Note: we do not know if there were days and months given on stones in addition to the years or if the copier just failed to note them.] ALLEN David Young, 1820 – 1863 Elbert J., 1824 – 1878. Husband of Jemima. Jemima, 1829 – 1887. NICHOLSON Thresa B., 1849 – 1850. Dau. of A. J. & T. C. GOWERS Lobuskey, 1856 – 1878. Wife of E. MORRISON Joseph, 1809 – 1877. Licenda, 1811 – 1888. Wife of Joseph. WILLIAMSON Emily, 1812 – 1855. Wife of Isaac. Isaac, 1816 –...

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Wright Cemetery, Fannin County, Texas

This cemetery is located about eight miles north of Honey Grove near the Selfs community on private property. WRIGHT W. N. [William Newton], 1830 – 1909. M. G. [Minerva Bruce], d. 1889, ae. 63 yrs. Mary E., 1826 – 1856. [1st] wife of W. N. Willie, 1860 – 1861. Son of W. N. & M. G. Mary, 1853 – 1860. Dau. of W. N. & M....

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