Red River County
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Briggins Cemetery, EARLIEST MARKED BURIAL 31 Oct 1866 NOTES: This cemetery is located in the northeast quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 46.331N, 94 Deg 57.935W. In 1850 J. M. Brigance is shown with his family on the 60 acres he had purchased about 12 miles north of Clarksville. In 1999 he remains on his land and time has corrupted his name to be 'Briggins'. From the Negley community, go north on Hwy 37 about 2 miles. There is a sign on the highway pointing east toward the cemetery. Take PR 3000 east for 5.2 miles, turn right for 3/10 miles and Briggins Cemetery, is on the left. The local Sheriff's office and eligible prisoners had recently cleaned this burial location and it looked quite nice. Lawrence and Sue Dale were accompanied to this cemetery by Gene Monkhouse and Randy Stringer. On a bright 1 Dec 1999 79 burials were recorded. There are two more burials from newspaper obituaries and two additional from private sources. The oldest marked burial is that of J. M. Brigance who died on 31 Oct 1866. This cemetery, if something is not done soon, will become one of those that are land-locked with no way to get to them except on foot or by 4-wheel vehicle. It is a shame as there is much history in this old burying ground. On 3 Feb 2003 we were on the site possibly for the last time and gained the GPS Coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery checking for new burials and noting marker changes. This cemetery was again worked on 26 Nov 2012 by Lawrence and Sue Dale and pictures made of all markers that were in place as of that date. These pictures were then placed on Findagrave attached to the appropriate memorial. As of 31 Dec 2013 this cemetery had 132 documented burials.
All information for this cemetery location/notes/burials is from the books ‘Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2014.