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BARRON CEMETERY


 

Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2002 - 2010

This cemetery is located in the southern part of Cooke County near the Grayson County line.   Take FM 902 to CR 203 and drive 3 9/10 miles south and turn left on CR 234.  Travel 9/10 mile to CR 243 on the left.  The cemetery is located about 1 1/10 mile on the right and very near the road.  An earlier survey was done by Patti Tucker in 1978.  This latest survey was done with Gene Tarvin on 9 Oct 2003.  There are 34 unknown graves which have been marked and many more unmarked graves.  The cemetery has recently been cleared of all underbrush.   A historical marker at the gate reads:

" Named for John Barron (1831 - 1887), a Civil War veteran who came here from VA. and bought a good farm in 1870. Married first to Delilah Ward (died 1860s), then to Margaret McElroy. He had 15 children. About 1875, he gave land for a church - school building and this community cemetery, where he and some other members of his family were later buried. William Jenkins (1829 - 1878), who also was a Confederate veteran, is the earliest known among some 6 dozen internments. The burial ground, closed about 1920, is cared for by descendents who formed the Barron Cemetery Association in 1971."


BARRON, James Earl   23 July 1884 - 23 Aug 1885
son of A. J. and L. D.
note: Stone is missing. Ft. stone found.

BARRON, Mittie *   6 Oct 1878 - 28 May 1879
dau. of A. J. and L. D.

BARRON, John G. *   11 Nov 1839 - 5 Oct 1887
located in a fenced plot with "Unknown"
There are two unknowns directly outside fence

BEAVER, Noah *   14 Nov 1898 - 29 Dec 1898
son of John and Minnie
note: two unknowns by Noah.

JENKINS, Edwin *   3 July 1871 - 10 Sept 1880
son of W. M. and N.
Identified from earlier survey

JENKINS, William *   3 May 1878 - 16 May 1879

JENKINS, William M. *   9 Dec 1829 - 11 Dec 1878

KING, Jennie Smith *   1865 - 1883

LEMONS, Edna *   26 Sept 1852 - 14 June 1887
wife of S. A.

RE___, Martin *   - dates unreadable
son of J. J. and A. W. RE__?
note: The name Martin is from earlier survey

ROACH, Rose Barron *   19 July 1868 - 15 July 1905

SMITH, W. R. *   24 July 1832 - 13 Dec 1892

Unknown

SMITH, Will T. *   23 Sept 1878 - 25 July 1901
son of W. R. and A. V.
note: died at Santo Tomas Luzon P.I.
21st Reg. US Inf.

BELL, Cora   - no dates
There is a stone but was missed in the survey.


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