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James Monroe Patten
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1834
Tennessee, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1872
Grayson County
Texas, USA

This is the oldest marked grave. Except for Sallie Pritchett Fitzgerald, but she was moved from the family cemetery on Dugan Chappel Road (possibly on the current (2012) Whiting Ranch).

According to the stories, the soldiers that died of smallpox were the first buried here in about 1844. Then the church was burned down because the soldiers had spent the night in the church building. Most likely the soldiers were buried closer to the original church building site. Which was told to me by several people to be "directly" to the west closer to the creek known as Sandy Creek. It's also likely that they were burned with the church to prevent the spread of smallpox.

1870 United States Federal Census about J M Patten
Name: J M Patten
Age in 1870: 35
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1870: Precinct 4, Grayson, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Kentucky
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members: Name Age
J M Patten 35
Rachel F Patten 33
Rufus A Patten 15
Walter D Patten 11
Wm F Patten 3
Family links: 
  Walter Davis Patton (1858 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
(curved on top of stone over Masonic emblem)
Gone but not forgotten

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Hanway & Co.
Denison (Texas)
Virginia Point Cemetery
Fannin County
Texas, USA
Maintained by: Virginia Point Cemetery ...
Originally Created by: Kimlite
Record added: Aug 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95699948
James Monroe Patten
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James Monroe Patten
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James Monroe Patten
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