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BLACK FAMILY CEMETERY



Transcribed by Barbara Jarvis
© 2003 - 2010


This small cemetery is located in a very desolate spot in northeast Cooke County, very near the Red River.   It is 4.2 miles north of the Walnut Bend School on CR 127.   This is part of the former plantation of the widow, Ann D. Black, who married Col. William Young in 1858.   They had 53 slaves and it is reasonable to assume that some of these people are also buried in the area, although the location of their graves is unknown.   Col. Young was shot and killed on Hickory Creek during the tensions which surrounded the Great Hanging at Gainesville in 1862 and is buried here.    Also of interest is the grave of Colmare Black who died in 1854.   This may be one of the oldest dated markers we will find in the county.   My thanks to Charles Huneycutt for access to this site...Surveyed with Gene Tarvin


Unknown

YOUNG, Homer Leath *   10 Oct 1882 - 26 July 1883
son of S. M. and M. A.

YOUNG, William C. *   7 May 1812 - 16 Oct 1862

BLACK, Colmare *   28 Oct 1849 - 27 May 1854

BLACK, John D. *   15 Oct 1814 - 19 Jan 1857

SANDERS, Jef. D. *   186? - 186?
note: On close examination, it appears no year
of birth or death were ever engraved.

LONG, Nannie S. *   18 Dec 1867 - 1 Feb 1868
dau. of J. P. and A.

COX, Willie *   11 July 1871 - 12 Nov 1873
son of C. and S.

Unknown

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BLACK,William P. *   22 Sept 1856 - 5 Dec 1900
husb. of Emma F.

BLACK, Effie *   4 Oct 1881 - 24 Dec 1883
dau. of W. P. and E. F.

LONG, infants *   26 Apr 1884 - born and died.
two sons of Erskine and Mollie


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