Location: Grayson County TX

Wilson-Douglas Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Inscriptions of the Wilson-Douglas Cemetery, also known as the Hackberry Cemetery, in Grayson County Texas. This cemetery sits abandoned  is presently being restored on Hackberry Road. Eliza Wilson died April 1861 Age 51 W.C. Wilson died Jan 29, 1897 Age 87 years Maude Wilson Dau. of W.S. & A.C. Wilson Born  July 29, 1888 Died  Feb. 5, 1902 Isabella Dau of D.C. and M.A. Wilson Born  Jan. 27, 1842 Died  May 15, 1862 Mary A. Wife of D.C. Wilson Born  March 1815 Died  April 9, 1871 Carrie A. and Clara B. Dau. of D.C. and E.J. Wilson Feb. 3 1875 – age – 14 days Infant of C. & M.M. Paxton Born Feb. 22, 1900 Died Mar. 11 1900 Pauline Dau. of W.E. & Mollie Baker Jan. 3, 1901 Died 1903 E. H. Douglas April 8, 1840-May 19, 1888 His Wife Manda A. Douglas Jan. 7, 1848 – July 9, 1922 Joshephine Burge Aug. 3, 1866 May 1, 1894 William H. Douglas June 3, 1891 Oct. 14, 1898 Oline McCoy July 8, 1887 Apr. 28, 1913 Mary Douglas Born 30 June 1806 Died 27 Oct 1888 Prudy Poteet 1809-1902 Charlsie Dau. of G.O. & L.N. Curruth Born Nov. 5, 1902 Died June 2, 1904 Oscar J. Son of B.M. & M.A Moseley Born Jan. 28, 1890 Died June 30, 1889 Martha Wife of B. M. Moseley Born Feb. 18, 1856...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. Lola M. Rambo

(See Grant, Oolootsa and Adair)-Lola M., daughter of Marshall and Pauline (McCoy) Mann, was born September 6, 1885 at Vinita, Oklahoma. She was educated at Kidd-Key College at Sherman, Texas, and Willie Halsell College at Vinita, Oklahoma. She graduated from the latter institution; and also took a stenographic course at this school. She was married at Muskogee December 4, 1907, to Walter A., son of James J. and Mary A. Rambo. They are the parents of Alma Elsine, born Sept. 12, 1908; Marshall J., born Oct. 31, 1910; Kenneth, born Aug. 17, 1913 and Pauline Louise Rambo, born January 6, 1916. Mrs. Rambo is private secretary to the Superintendent for the Five Civilized Tribes at Muskogee. She is a member of the Saint Paul Methodist Church of Muskogee; Eastern Star and Knights and Ladies of Security fraternities. Mrs. Rambo has held the positions of Secretary for James C. Davis Asst. Creek National Attorney under R. C. Allen, Creek National Attorney and the same office under William M. Harrison, Government Probate Attorney. Marshall Mann, born March 9, 1850 in Ohio, married, at Webbers Falls on March 24, 1873, Pauline J. McCoy, who was born July 24, 1853, in the Cherokee Nation. Pauline Jane, daughter of John Lowrey and Lucy Jane (Adair) McCoy married Marshall Mann, March 24,...

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Slave Narrative of J. W. Stinnett

Person Interviewed: J. W. Stinnett Place of Birth: Grayson County, Prairie Grove, Texas Date of Birth: 1863 What with raising nine grandchildren whose mammy is dead, this old head of mine has too many troubles to remember much about them slave days, but anyways I was born in 1863, at a place in Grayson County, Texas, name of Prairie Grove. My mammy come from Virginia, where pappy come from I don’t know, and where he went I don’t know, because he take off to the north during the war and never come back. His name was George Stinnett and mammy’s name was Mary Stinnett. They belonged to a big and fat Creek Indian name of Frank Stinnett who one time lived right around Muskogee here. That was before the war I guess, for mammy told me when the fighting begun the old master bundled up a tent with some food stuffs and moved down to Texas, taking mammy and pappy with him. They was his only slaves and they said he treated them good and feed them good. That old Indian live in a tent during the summer and cook everything on the open fire, but in the winter he go into his log cabin, coming out once in a while for to hunt squirrels and rabbits for the stew. Mammy said he didn’t have much of a farm, just...

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Massey – Steel Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

MASSEY Jan, d. 1865. (stone broken) Julie, no dates. (stone broken) Margaret, b. 30 May 1788, d. 2 Apr. 1860. John T., b. 3 Feb. 1773, d. 26 Oct. 1862. DUNNING Frank, b. 15 Jan. 1882, d. 7 Nov. 1882. Son of R. M. & M. H. STEEL J. P., b. 10 May 1836, d. 22 Mar. 1906. Mary J., b. 1 Feb. 1840, d. 8 Feb. 1908. Wife of J. P. Nancy, b. 26 Oct. 1806, d. 19 Feb. 1898. John, b. 11 Aug. 1811, d. 4 aug. 1853. MASSEY John, b. 3 Feb. 1773, d. 26 Oct. 1862. Pvt. Reg E., Tenn. Militia War of 1812. Henry Y., b. 22 Jan. 1846, d. 26 July 1864. Cpl. Co. C 11th TX Cav – CSA – Killed In battle of Atlanta, removed from Miler, GA 1952. George S., b. 20 May 1810, d. 4 May 1963. James M., b. 6 Feb. 1854, d. 2 Jan. 1888. Elizabeth Ann Mithusson Chiles, b. KY 12 Jan. 1821, d. OK 1908. MITCHELL Armedna, b. 24 Sept. 1824, d. 19 Jan. 1891. COOKSEY Clarance, d. 7 Sept. 1871, ae. 3 yrs., 6 mos., 11 days. Son of H. & Belle C. HENDERSON Mary E., b. 10 May 1863, d. 23 Mar. 1891. Herbert J., no dates. Died ae. 1 mo. Son of W. M. & M. E. WILFONG J. H., b. 17...

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Grubb Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Located on private property at Mill Creek near Lake Texoma. BARNES Infant, b. 7 Feb. 1888, d. 22 Feb. 1888. Son of J. N. & J. A. Ray, b. 18 Feb. 1889, d. 18 Feb. 1904. Son of J. N. & J. A. GRUBB Mary E., b. 27 Aug. 1851, d. 22 Feb. 1917. George W., b. 9 Mar. 1869, d. 5 Mar. 1886. Robert M., b. 5 Apr. 1844, d. 31 Jan. 1874. A. N., b. 25 Nov. 1867, d. 7 Jan. 1868. BEATY B. A. G., b. 9 May 1854, d. 15 Oct. 1865. A. G., b. 7 Aug. 1818, d. 1866. S. A. H., b. 14 Dec. 1828, d. 11 Sept. 1867. Wife of A. G. S. M. A., b. 10 Sept. 1857, d. 22 Dec....

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Emberson Chapel Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Location is not noted on records. ALLMON Sarah C., 1828 – 1899. Mother. POWELL Mary A., 1850 – 1896. Sister. POTTER Jane A., 1855 – 1884. Sister. MCADOW Mary Jane, b. 18 Apr. 1886, d. 20 May 1897. Dau. of W. R. & Lee. MELTON Tim, b. 18 Sept. 1875, d. 1 July 1877. Son of Loveanna. HODGES David P., b. 13 Oct. 1890, d. 18 Jan. 1887. MORGAN Mary, b. 5 Apr. 1856, d. 3 June 1901. Wife of D. V. Johnny W., stone broken across dates – illegible. KITCHENS J. M., b. 8 July 1826, d. 9 Mar. 1876. Elvy R., b. 27 Jan. 1894 –...

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Harvill Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Location of this cemetery is not given except for a note that it is on private property. BLACK Infant, b. 13 Feb. 1884, d. 14 Feb. 1884. Son of J. E. & T. E. SHIRES W. S., b. 14 Aug. 1867, d. 27 Mar. 1872. HARVILL G. C., b. 9 Mar. 1867, d. 27 Mar. 1872. FOSTER George, b. 22 Mar. 1878, d. 17 Jan. 1881. Son of J. D. & A. J. ROWE Cora, b. 5 Apr. 1879, d. 9 Mar. 1880. Dau. of J. E. & L. F. Louisa, b. 11 Dec. 1849, d. 31 Mar. 1880. Wife of J. E. FERGUSON Albert, b. 31 May 1830, d. 7 Apr....

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Hagerman Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas

Located in the northwestern part of the county. MONROE Chester, d. 9 July 1935. Tex Pvt US Army. THOMPSON Brother Melvin L., b. 26 July 1903, d. 25 Sept. 1825. Emery P., b. June 1871, d. 6 Oct. 1924. Amanda D., b. 24 Jan. 1866, d. 22 July 1946. Wife of Emery P. CLANCY Thomas M., b. 11 Aug. 1917, d. 24 Apr. 1955. Tex Pvt 9201 Trans. S.U.C. Unit...

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Slave Narrative of Amanda Oliver

Person Interviewed: Amanda Oliver Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Place of Birth: Missouri Date of Birth: November 9, 1857 Age: 80 I ‘membuh what my mother say, I was born November 9, 1857, in Missouri. I was ’bout eight years old, when she was sold to a master named Harrison Davis. They said he had two farms in Missouri, but when he moved to northern Texas he brought me, my mother, Uncle George, Uncle Dick and a cullud girl they said was 15 with ‘im. He owned ’bout 6 acres on de edge of town near Sherman, Texas, and my mother and ’em was all de slaves he had. They said he sold off some of de folks. We didn’t have no overseers in northern Texas, but in southern Texas dey did. Dey didn’t raise cotton either: but dey raised a whole lots of corn. Sometime de men would shuck corn all night long. Whenever dey was going to shuck all night de women would piece quilts while de men shuck de corn and you could hear ’em singing and shucking corn. After de cornshucking, de cullud folks would have big dances. Master Davis lived in a big white frame house. My mother lived in the yard in a big one-room log hut with a brick chimney. De logs was “pinted” (what dey call plastered now with line). I don’t...

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Biography of Robert Lee Orcutt

Robert Lee Orcutt, president of the General Warehousing Company of St. Louis, was born in this city October 7, 1879. His father, Rosalvo E. Orcutt, was a representative of an old English family and is now living retired. He married Annie Rose in St. Johns, New Brunswick, and they became the parents of five sons and two daughters. Robert L. Orcutt, the sixth in order of birth, was educated in the Cote Brilliant Grammar school, which he attended to the age of seventeen years and then turned his attentions to the storage and moving business, becoming associated with the firm of Orcutt & Company, with whom he remained until January 1, 1920. He started out in his business career as office boy, and has steadily advanced through intermediate positions and promotions until he has reached the presidency of the company, having in the meantime filled the positions of solicitor, bookkeeper, secretary and vice president. On the 1st of January, 1920, he became president of the General Warehousing Company, which is one of the largest organizations of this kind in the country. Their members include the Langan & Taylor Storage & Moving Company, the R. U. Leonori Auction & Storage Company, the American Storage & Moving Company and the J. Brown Storage Company. Mr. Orcutt is now the executive head of the organization and his long experience with the Orcutt...

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Biographical Sketch of George G. Brown

This representative agriculturist and patriotic citizen is one of the leading farmers of the vicinity of Nyssa, having a quarter section of good land, which is his family home, two miles west from that town. Mr. Brown was born in Platt County, Missouri, on January 22, 1850, being the son of George and Jemima (Harris) Brown. In March 1855 the family went to Doniphan County, Kansas and the father was one of the early settlers of that section. He was a pro-slavery advocate and was through the exciting times of that period. In 1867 they removed to Newton County, Missouri, and in 1869 the father died there. Our subject grew to manhood on a farm, gaining his education as best could be done from the scanty opportunity of the common schools, which, however, was made the most of by our subject. On March 15, 1874, in Newton County, occurred the marriage of Mr. Brown and Margaret D. Cary. In 1878 they removed to Grayson County, Texas and there Mr. Brown devoted his energies to farming and stock raising until 1886, at which time he returned to Newton County, Missouri, and two years later came thence to this country across the plains with teams and wagons. He had his wife, four children and mother on the trip and one hundred (lays were consumed in making it. They arrived at Long...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Smith

Among the substantial and enterprising citizens of Malheur County is to be mentioned the gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. He is a man of uprightness and has labored here with energy and skill for many years in the endeavor to bring this section into a state of development and also to enhance the condition of his own exchequer. Mr. Smith was born in Carter County, Kentucky, on November 16, 1836, being the son of Clayborn and Cloa (Ludi) Smith. He went with his parents to Rudolph County, Arkansas, and soon removed there to Lawrence County, in the same state. At this place both parents died, George being but a small child at the time. Thus early left an orphan, he learned some of the hardships of life and lived in various homes in the neighborhood, where he attended the district school as he had opportunity. He was in Arkansas during the war and many dangers and not a few hardships were his to endure. In 1869 he went to Grayson County, Texas and there followed the art of farming until 1879, at which time he went to Salt Lake City and the following spring he continued his journey to the Salmon River Mines, where he prospected and mined and cut wood until 1884, when he came to his present place, three miles northwest from...

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