Orange Cemetery
 Cienega, Otero County, New Mexico 
Donated by Sandra Munda Templeton May 1, 2002
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The land for cemetery was donated by James William Brownfield, born in Alabama, and his wife Elizabeth L. Able Brownfield, born in Mississippi. They came into Texas around 1870. They left Texas in 1883 and were one of the first families to settle in the Sacramento Mountains. They had only lived there about three years then moved to Crow Flat, the southern part of Lincoln County, which became Otero County in 1899. They built a rock house, in what was later to become Orange Community.

James and Elizabeth, along with five of their children and many other family members, are buried here. The first grave in Orange was the son of James and Elizabeth. Samuel Jackson Brownfield, who was killed by a horse June 18, 1892 at the age of 19. He was the third child out of fourteen children. 

Location 80 miles East of El Paso, TX is a small farming community - Dell City, Texas. In Dell City take Farm Road 1576 N for 9 miles. Here you will hit the New Mexico State Line. Go for another 3 1/2 miles and the Cemetery is on the left 1/4 mile off the road. Take notice of the old rock building about a half mile before you get to the Cemetery...It’s the one that started it all. Compiled by Sandra Munda Templeton on April 26, 2002.

Lewis                     Ray                 September 20, 1915   June 24, 1999
Lewis                     D.                  June 6, 1919         Oct. 1, 1998             Uncle Dee
Lewis                     Lucille             September 9, 1921    January 21, 2000
Lewis                     Martin J.           November 12, 1908    October 23, 1989
Lewis                     Margaret Burch      July 22, 1901        August 5, 1989
Lewis                     Frankie             December 12, 1937    December 9, 1956         Our Son and Brother
Lewis                     Barbara Ann         September 9, 1941    November 16, 1958        Our Baby and Sister
Lewis                     Howell              September 27, 1911   August 1, 2002           Grand Dad
Lewis                     Vida Evelyn         February 3, 1915     December 3, 1999         Granny
Kemp                      Minnie Ruth         January 1, 1943      October 11, 1999         Married Aug 25, 1962
Kemp                      Eugene              January 24, 1941     Living
Tanner                    Children            Two Graves           Henry Tanner Children
Tanner                    Jessie E.           October 18, 1901     February 21, 1909        7yrs - 4mo - 3days
Tanner                    Lemuel Isac         Dec 22, 1866         July 23, 1924            57yrs - 7mo - 1 day
???hr?                    James Walton        xx                   xx
*UNMARKED                                     may not be grave
Rush                      Stanley G.          Sept 18, 1886        August 26, 1966          m. Aug 19, 1909
Rush                      Ida B.              June 30, 1889        May 6, 1983
Tinney                    Sarrah Anna         Nov 7, 1870          January 28, 1908
Way                       Richard             xx                   xx                       “Dick”
Slaughter                 John                Sept 29, 1898        November 4, 1962         Dear Husband & Father
Lewis                     Clark C.            December 28, 1953    August 28, 1991
Scarbrough                Cody Lewis          May 17, 1980         May 11, 1992             “Bud”
Tidwell                   Jeff Allen          September 17, 1973   February 21, 1997
Tidwell                   Laverne Lewis       April 21, 1942       September 22, 1994       Mother and Sister ~Bone~
Lewis                     Douglas W.          April 10, 1948       April 14, 1979           Loved so Much~OUR DADDY~Gone to Soon
Lewis                     Georgia N.          March 29, 1930       April 27, 1993
Lewis                     Glenn C.            November 3, 1923     June 19, 1991
Pedico                    Jack                xx                   xx
Nusbaum                   Frank Le Roy        Oct 20, 1895         July 2, 1908
Lewis                     Emma E.             1880                 1970
Lewis                     Martin              1876                 1949
Cunningham                Charles Francis     Jan. 5, 1905         Jan. 8, 1905
*UNMARKED
*UNMARKED
Lewis                     W. B.               Feb. 20, 1883        April 30, 1936
*UNMARKED
*UNMARKED
Lewis                     Olief Jones         Jan 10, 1846         December 24, 1930
Lewis                     Nora Beulah         1925                 1932                    Twin Daughter
Lewis                     Emma A.             1886                 1986                    Mother
Lewis                     David C.            1880                 1950                    Father
Wooten                    Virginia E.         Nov 6, 1894          October 27, 1979        “Virgie”
Lewis                     Isaac Dempson       July 9, 1890         May 16, 1960            “Demp”
Lewis                     Opal I.             July 30, 1913        December 4, 1992
Lewis                     Denmon  F.          Aug 2, 1894          February 27, 1977
*UNMARKED
Guess                     Lorrey Pearl        Sept 22, 1895        June 16, 1905            **Bob Guess Daughters
Guess                     Sadie Arcane        Oct 10, 1898         June 18, 1905
Guess                     Rubin Levi          October 16, 1902     June 16, 1905
Rathgeber                 John                1844                 1900
Lewis                     Baby                January 21, 1930     January 21, 1930         Infant dau M-Ms. David C Lewis
*UNMARKED  Baby--Lewis                        xx                   xx
Lewis                     David               June 26, 1842        June 11, 1902
Lewis                     Otto                1902                 1906
Lewis                     Otis                1905                 1906
*UNMARKED  Baby                               xx                   xx
*UNMARKED  Baby--Lewis                        xx                   xx
*UNMARKED
McArron                   Earl Lee            1926                 1930                    Our “Buddy”
Brownfield                Verdie A.           May 28, 1882         May 28, 1902            Thy Will Be Done
Morrison                  David C             1836                 1914                    Bugler CO E 30 TX Cav CSA
Morrison                  Laura M.            July 6, 1897         Feb 18, 1899
Brownfield                Samul Jackson       July 14, 1873        June 18, 1892
*UNMARKED
*UNMARKED
Crumb                     F.                  xx                   xx
Brownfield                Frank               August 14, 1930      November 15, 1984
Brownfield                Kate Burt 1889      1982
Brownfield                Edward O.           1886                 1950
Brownfield                Nora Coffelt        Jan 10, 1878         May 14, 1960
Brownfield                W. T. “Bill”        1870                 1946
Brownfield                James William       April 21, 1847       March 11, 1928           Father
Brownfield                Elizabeth L.        Feb 19, 1847         April 19, 1914           Mother
Brownfield                Ferdinann           Dec 3, 1877          August 29, 1903
Brownfield                Willie Lee          September 21, 1901   May 15, 1933             Son
McArron                   Julia M. Brownfield July 10, 1899        May 27, 1968
Sumrall                   Vienna Nolen        February 1, 1909     February 1, 1909
Able                      Sid                 Feb 7, 1881          November 1, 1918         Thy Will Be Done
Akers                     J. Frank            xx                   xx
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN
*UNKNOWN
Lewis                     John A. Sr.         Sept 26, 1887        August 20, 1970          Father
Lewis                     Sadie Bell          January 14, 1920     March 29, 1966           Daughter
Holley                    Arch                xx                   xx
Akers                     Blanche Holley      May 26, 1908         January 24, 1991
Akers                     Themla              1929                 1996

**~~FOR THOSE WHO NEVER KNEW BUT WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER~~**
This Plaque placed here in Loving Memory of Our Family Members 
who died before they had a chance to Sing their Song. 
Erected April 1991 By Family Members and the Three Surviving Bob Guess Daughters.
 ~ Sadie Pearl, Bobbie and Jean ~
*Unknown-I am working on these and hopefully, will be able to submit
 the names at a later date.

2005/2005 .

Orange Cemetery
Otero County Cemeteries
Updated by Marcena Thompson 21 May 2004
Located 12 1/2 miles north of Dell City, Texas
on Farm Road 1576. It is 3 1/2 miles north of the state line

Able       Sid                       7 Feb 1881     1 Nov 1918
Akers      Blanche Holley            26 May 1908    24 Jan 1991
Akers      Themla                    12 Apr 1905    18 Jun 19050
Akers      John    Frank             1892                        Son of Enoch E. & 1st wife (?) Akers
Brownfield Edward  O.                28 Feb 1905    3 May 1905
Brownfield Elizabet L.               19 Feb 1847    19 Apr 1914  Wife of Jams William Brownfield, married 1868 TX
Brownfield Fredinand                 3 Dec 1877     29 Aug 1903  Son of James William & Elizabeth L. (?) Brownfield, married 1868 TX
Brownfield Frank                     14 Aug 1930    15 Nov 1984  Husband of Virginia (?) Brownfield
Brownfield James   William           21 Apr 1847    11 Mar 1928  Husband of Eliza L. (?) Brownfield, married 1868
Brownfield Kate    Burt              3 Mar 1905     4 Jun 1905
Brownfield Nora    A.      Coffelt   10 Jan 1878    14 May 1960  Wife of William T. Brownfield, married 1903
Brownfield Samuel  Jackson           14 Jul 1873    18 Jun 1892  Son of James William & Elizabeth L. (?) Brownfield, married 1868 TX
Brownfield Verdie  A.                28 May 1882    28 May 1902
Brownfield William Lee               21 Sep 1901    15 May 1933  Son of William T. & 1st wife (?) Brownfield
Brownfield William T.                1870                        Son of James William & Elizabeth L. (?) Brownfield, married 1868 TX
                                                                 Husband of Nora A. Coffelt Brownfield, married 1903
Crumb      F.
Cunningham Charles Francis           5-Jan-05       8 Jan 1905
Guess      Lorrey  Pearl             22 Sep 1895    16 Jun 1905  Bob's daughter
Guess      Ruben   Levi              16 Oct 1902    16 Jun 1905
Guess      Sadie   Arcane            10 Oct 1898    18 Jun 1905  Bob's daughter
Holley     Arch                      1901                        Son of James W. & Ida Mary (?) Holley
Kemp       Minnie  Ruth              1 Jan 1943     11 Oct 1999  Wife of Eugene Kemp, married 25 Aug 1962
Lewis      Baby                                                  Unmarked
Lewis      Baby                                                  Unmarked
Lewis      Baby    Girl              21 Jan 1930    21 Jan 1930  Daughter of David C. & (?) Lewis
Lewis      Barbara Ann               9 Sep 1941     16 Nov 1958
Lewis      Clark   C.                28 Dec 1953    28 Aug 1991
Lewis      David                     26 Jun 1842    11 Jun 1902
Lewis      D.                        6 Jun 1919     1 Oct 1998
Lewis      David   C.                1881
Lewis      Denmon  F.                2 Aug 1894     27 Feb 1977  Son of Olief Jones & (?) Lewis
Lewis      Douglas W.                10 Apr 1948    14 Apr 1979
Lewis      Emma    A.                1882                        Wife of David C. Lewis, married 1904
Lewis      Emme    E.                1880                        Wife of Martin V. Lewis, married 1901
Lewis      Frankie                   12 Dec 1937    9 Dec 1956
Lewis      Georgia N.                29 Mar 1930    27 Apr 1993
Lewis      Glenn   C.                3 Nov 1923     19 Jun 1991
Lewis      Howell                    27 Sep 1911    1 Aug 2000
Lewis      Isaac   Dempson           9 Jul 1890     16 May 1960  Son of Olief Jones & (?) Lewis
Lewis      John    A.                26 Sep 1887    20 Aug 1970
Lewis      Lucille                   9 Sep 1921     21 Jan 2000
Lewis      Margaret Burch            22 Jul 1901    5 Aug 1989
Lewis      Martin  J.                12 Nov 1908    23 Oct 1989  Son of Martin V. & Emma E. (?) Lewis, married 1901
Lewis      Martin  V.                1877                        Husband of Emma F. (?) Lewis
Lewis      Nora    Beulah            8 Apr 1905     15 Apr 1905  Twin
Lewis      Olief   Jones             19 Jan 1846    24 Dec 1930
Lewis      Opal    I.                30 Jul 1913    4 Dec 1992
Lewis      Otis                      19 Mar 1905    20 Mar 1905
Lewis      Otto                      16 Mar 1905    20 Mar 1905
Lewis      Ray                       20 Sep 1915    24 Jun 1999
Lewis      Sadie   Bell              14 Jan 1920    29 Mar 1966
Lewis      Vida    Evelyn            3 Feb 1915     3 Dec 1999
Lewis      W.      B.                25 Feb 1905    19 Apr 1905
Morrison   David   C.      CSA                      28 Mar 1905
Morrison   Laura   M.                6 Jul 1897     18 Feb 1899
McArron    Earl    Lee               9 Apr 1905     13 Apr 1905
McArron    Julie   Mae    Brownfield 10 Jul 1899    27 May 1968
Nusbaum    Frank   Le Roy            20 Oct 1895    2 Jul 1908
Pedico     Jack
Rathgeber  John                      17 Jan 1905    14 Mar 1905
Rush       Ida     Belle   (?)       30 Jun 1889    6 May 1983   Wife of Stanley C. Rush, married 19 Aug 1909
Rush       Stanley C.                18 Sep 1886    26 Aug 1966  Husband of Ida B. (?) Rush, married 19 Aug 1909
Scarbrough Cody    Lewis             17 May 1980    11 May 1992
Slaughter  John                      29 Sep 1898    4 Nov 1962
Sumrall    Vienna  Nolen             1 Feb 1909     1 Feb 1909
Tanner     Child                                                 Child of Henry E. & Anna Mable (?) Tanner, married 1919
Tanner     Child   Henry's                                       Child of Henry E. & Anna Mable (?) Tanner, married 1919
Tanner     Jessie  E.                18 Oct 1901    21 Feb 1909
Tanner     Lemuel  Isac              22 Dec 1866    23 Jul 1924
Tidwell    Jeff    Allen             17 Sep 1973    21 Feb 1997
Tinney     Sarah   Anna              7 Nov 1870     28 Jan 1908
Way        Richard
Wooten     Virginia C.               6 Nov 1894     27 Oct 1979
??hr?     James   Walton 

2005/2005 .

 

Orange Cemetery
Cienega, Otero, New Mexico
By: Sandra Munda Templeton

The land for cemetery was donated by James William Brownfield, born in Alabama, and his wife Elizabeth L Able Brownfield, born in Mississippi. They came into Texas around 1870. They left Texas in 1883 and were one of the first families to settle in the Sacramento Mountains. They had only lived there about three years then moved to Crow Flat, the southern part of Lincoln County, which became Otero County in 1899. They built a rock house, in what was later to become Orange Community. James and Elizabeth, along with five of their children and many other family members, are buried here. The first grave in Orange was the son of James and Elizabeth. Samuel Jackson Brownfield, who was killed by a horse June 18, 1892 at the age of 19. He was the third child out of fourteen children.
LOCATION: Eighty miles East of El Paso, Texas is a small farming community - Dell City, Texas. In Dell City take Farm Road 1576 N for 9 miles. Here you will hit the New Mexico State Line. Go for another 3 1/2 miles and the Cemetery is on the left 1/4 mile off the road. Take notice of the old rock building about a half mile before you get to the Cemetery...It’s the one that started it all.

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Recognition Orange Cemetery
Brownfield, James William April 21, 1887-March 11, 1928
Brownfield, Elizabeth February 19, 1847-April 19, 1914
David Lewis June 26, 1842 June 11, 1902
Lewis, Davis G. 1880-1950
Lewis, Emma A. 1886-1986
Clark C. Lewis December 28, 1953 August 28, 1991
Lewis, Isaac Dempson July 9, 1890-May 15, 1960
Lewis, Virginia E Wooten November 6, 1894-October 27, 1979
Olief Jones Lewis January 10, 1846 December 24, 1930
Lewis, A---  Son of B--- Lewis
W. B. Lewis Feb. 20, 1883-April 30, 1936
John  Rathgeber 1844-1900