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Notations on known African -American burials in Cemeteries
in Fannin County
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Craven Family Bible Slave Records. See Cravens
Cemetery for more information on the Cravens Family.
Slaves of Mary E. Cravens, brought to Texas from Christian
County Ky. 1845. Most of these were buried
in a Cemetery on land owned by Gershom Cravens and
his mother, Mary E. Cravens. This plot of land chosen for the SlavesCemetery
was on the West Side of road west of the Craven's Cemetery. InFannin County
North of Bantam community.
LIST OF SLAVES -born
Sudderth, Jack 1799-1898
"Beloved Slave of Abraham Sudderth"
originally from Georgia and moved to Texas. He was a Confederate soldier
in the War Between the States. Abraham and Jack met again in Georgia during
the war. Times were very hard on everyone. Jack being elderly came
home to Texas with Abraham after the war and a house was built for him.
He lived out his long life north of Leonard.
He is the only African American known to be
buried in Grove Hill.
The first person buried here is "Mr.Dale who was a
The historian who wrote that states the cemetery
in the 1840's.
I do not know where her information came from.
Pace Family Slaves are buried there under the large
west of Bonham. The
Cemetery List & what happened to the cemetery.
Also in Fannin CountyFolks and Facts Book is a short
account of a Buck Hunter who talks about his mother's people. They were
the Dales: "they settled in Bonham on
East 4th street. After Sam Rayburn passed , it was
renamed East Sam Rayburn Drive. My Mother and Grandmother told me that
there was nothing but woods in east Bonham and that lots of Indians lived
down there. That was before I was born. My mother told me her father was
the first person buried in the cemetery located where the fertilizer plant
was. I can remember when I went with my mother to work for white
people at the houses. I was just a little boy about 12 years old. When
I was a little boy my Grandmother would sitdown and talk to me and she
told me someday there would be chariots flying in the air and that day
has come, and I thank theLord that he let me see that day. God never did
anything wrong and if people would pray more and treat people right we
would have a better world to live in. Prayer will change that". by Buck
Hill in Whitewright
Also talked of as Porters Schoolhouse.This cemetery
is a very old one and is in terrible shape. In working with the records
I received this information which might help to place where some ancestors
are buried.The Scott & the Brown Families
USGENWEB NOTICE: In keeping with our policy of providing free
of Orangeville (E.of Whitewright) brought their slaves
from Georgia . One corner of the cemetery is where they buried their dead.
The Bois d'arc markers were still visible as late as the 1970's but have
been burned or rotted away since then. I have found in several cases
the 'composted' patch in the shape of the rotted markers in these old cemeteries
Cemetery aka Bell Fountain also called Siloam Cemetery in some records)
Mark's Cemetery in Dodd City
Other Cemeteries known to have Black sections that no longer are visible:
Hamptons ( at Edhube),
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