Red River County
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This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 28.504N, 95 Deg 12.414W. The first marked burial in this cemetery occurred with the death of Sara Jane Hunphreys on 18 Mar 1840. There are two earlier memorial markers in the cemetery; those for Clemens Humphries who died on 26 Aug 1836 in Coffeyville MS and for Cinthia Humphries who died in Jun 1835, also in Coffeyville MS. On 4 Sep 1878 William Humphreys and L. A. Wilson gave deeds for a total of 4.53 acres of land from their respective headrights and later acquisitions have increased this cemetery to its present size, one source saying 13.22 acres of land. Beginning in October 1999 this cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale and in the process was subdivided into 9 sections, each individual buried there is now marked with a location in the cemetery. We also prepared a plat map and plans are to have an enclosed case under the pavillion to house a copy of this survey and the map. Finally on 17 Nov 1999 we completed the walking portion of the cemetery and began the keypunch portion of the work. Population for this cemetery as reported on 19 May 2001 is 3,267 individuals with 221 burials unmarked but documented. There was a revisit on 20 Jan 2003 to take the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes in Sec 6 and Sec 9 on 23 Nov 2003. The final rewalk of the cemetery was accomplished in two long days, 11 and 12 Dec 2004. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 3481 documented burials. All information for this cemetery location/notes is from the books ‘Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2005.