PAYNE-WILLIAMS CEMETERY - Sabine County, Texas

PAYNE-WILLIAMS CEMETERY
Sabine County, Texas

Indexed 23 June 2001 by Mackie & Kay Parker McCary, Billy Neal Fussell & Blanche Toole
For questions contact Kay Parker McCary

Payne- Williams Cemetery Historical Marker

DIRECTIONS

Payne - Williams Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas – From the courthouse in Hemphill take FM 83 East 1 block to State Hwy 87.  Go North or Left 7 miles to Milam.  At the intersection of Hwy 87 and Hwy 21 in Milam turn Left or West on Hwy 21 and go 4 miles to a faint drive that leads into a pasture.  This is just past a beautifully restored older white home.  There is a locked gate here.  Turn North or Right onto this drive and go through the gate opening. Be sure to close gate behind you so the cows won’t get out of the pasture.  Continue straight into the pasture near the right side, by the fence.  After approximately 100 yards, you will go through an opening in a line of trees.  You will then see the cemetery ahead of you, off to the left about 100 yards.  There is a cyclone fence, cemetery sign and historical marker.  If you need to see this cemetery, you will need to contact Kay Parker McCary to make arrangements with the correct person to get the key to the gate.

In the front of this cemetery there is a sign which says “Williams Cemetery” and the rest of the cemetery has a sign which says “Payne-Williams Cemetery”.  The Williams part is the oldest and the first burials are here.  There are unmarked graves of slaves buried on the North side of the cemetery.  Additional information added in parenthesis. First Marked Burial – 1840  ***  Last Marked Burial – 1959
Note:
Those marked with this “^” are in the Williams section.

    Name Born Died Inscription Comments
1   ALLEN, Jane Payne --- ---   (no dates)
2   CORDRAY, Ben W. 1879 1929 "In God We Trust" (Son of John L. Cordray & Mary)
3   CORDRAY, J. L. (John L., Jr.) 13 Jan 1854 1 Mar 1896 "Having finished life’s duty They now sweetly rest" dbl.w Mary E, "Mollie" Cordray
4   CORDRAY, Jack --- 1917   dbl/w Stella Cordray) Twin
5   CORDRAY, J. R., Jr. --- 1919   (one date only)
6   CORDRAY, M. E. (Mary E. "Mollie") 28 Mar 1858 9 Apr 1921 "Having finished life’s duty They now sweetly rest" dbl/w J. L. Cordray
7   CORDRAY, Martelle 1912 1915    
8   CORDRAY, Stella --- 1917   dbl/w Jack Cordray) Twin
9   ^DENT, Sarah Williams 8 Sept 1882 9 Oct 1927 "A Tender Mother and faithful friend" (married Ike Dent – Died of appendicitis)
10   ^GILES, Asa Oct 1905 Nov 1905    
11   ^GILES, Mollie 22 Oct 1872 18 Oct 1905 "Mother – Gone but not forgotten"  
12   GRAY, Earnie Laurie 11 Mar 1913 11 Oct 1915 "Darling we will miss thee"  
13   GRAY, Johnnie Marlow 24 Aug 1915 7 July 1930 "Our Beloved Boy"  
14   GRAY, Lewis C. 1881 1959 "Gone to be with Jesus" (h/o Sallie F. Gray)
15   GRAY, Sallie F. 1881 1956 "Not my will but Thy will be done" (w/o Lewis C. Gray)
16   LOWERY, J. N. (John) 13 May 1843 14 Feb 1895 "His many virtues form the noblest monument to his memory " (married Ursa Ann Roberts)
17   LOWERY, U. A. (Ursa Ann Roberts) 20 Apr 1824 18 Feb 1895 "Remember youth as you pass by, As you are now so once was I, As I am now so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me, Come to see Mammy" (dau of William & Sarah Roberts – 1st married Benjamin William Payne, 2nd married Judson M. Meador, 3rd Married John N. Lowery)
18   McGOWN, Leonard Everett 13 Sept 1906 17 June 1909 "Children of Everett & Emma McGown" dbl/w Novie Laura McGown
19   McGOWN, Novie Laura 16 Jan 1909 16 Jan 1909 "Children of Everett & Emma McGown" dbl/w Leonard Everett McGown
20   PAYNE, Benjamin R. 2 July 1853 27 Feb 1939 "In Loving Memory " dbl/w Mary Virginia Scurlock Payne
21   PAYNE, Benjamin Wm. (Abt 1818) (bwt 1858-1860)   (no dates – married Ursa Ann Roberts Payne Meador Lowry)
22   PAYNE, David R. --- ---   (no dates)
23   PAYNE, Epperson Duke 1847 (aft 1 Jun) 1850   ((Son of Benjamin William Payne & Ursa Ann Roberts)
24   PAYNE, Epps D. 1810 1840   (2 markers)
25   PAYNE, , Janie E. --- ---   (no dates)
26   PAYNE, John 4 Mar 1784 14 Oct 1848 2nd GA MILITIA War of 1812 – Soldier of the Republic of Texas (has 3 separate markers)
27   PAYNE, Mary V. (Virginia Scurlock) 9 Jul 1856 18 July 1907 "In Loving Memory" dbl/w Benjamin R. Payne
28   PAYNE, Roberto 5 Apr 1890 5 Oct 1890 "Dau of B. R. & Mary V. Payne – In Sweet Remembrance of – Lord she was Thine and not my own.  Thou hast not done me wrong"  
29   PAYNE, Sarah Agnes 1849 ---   (no death date – Daughter of Benjamin William Payne & Ursa Ann Roberts)
30   PAYNE, Willie W. 1881 1935 "May the resurrection find thee on the bosom of thy God."  
31   PYE, Emily Payne --- ---   (no dates)
32   ^WILLIAMS, Annie Lucille 29 Oct 1897 14 Feb 1900 "Our darling one has gone before to meet us on the blissful shore"  
33   ^WILLIAMS, Francis (7 May) 1850 (29 Oct) 1933    
34   ^WILLIAMS, Infant Dau --- 1890 Daughter of Lewis & Francis Williams (only one date)
35   ^WILLIAMS, L. S. (Lewis) 25 Mar 1836 25 Mar 1916 "We’ll meet again"  
36   ^WILLIAMS, Lewis, Jr. 1866 1887   (Son of L. S. Williams & Francis Williams)
37   ^WILLIAMS, Wade H. 1867 1875   (Son of L. S. Williams & Francis Williams)
38   (stone crypt - child's grave) --- ---   (no marker)

Sabine County Cemeteries