Chisum, John Simpson b. August 16, 1824 d. December 22, 1884 Rancher, beef contractor for CSA. He herded cattle over many trails, but not to the extent of Loving, Goodnight or Slaughter.
From the Clarksville Standard, January 9, 1885:
John S. Chisum, long known as one of the cattle kings, died at Eureka Springs on the 22nd (Dec. 22, 1884) and was buried at Paris, Lamar County, (Texas) where the Chisum family lived in 1842, and where his father and mother died. When he came to Clarksville, John was a clerk of Wright & Montgomery, and was a...[Read More] Chisum Family Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA Plot: Next to railroad tracks
Maxey, Gen. Samuel Bell 'Sam' b. March 30, 1825 d. August 16, 1895 Civil War Confederate Major General. Maxey was born in Tompkinsville, Kentucky. Maxey served in the West and led Native Americans troops in Indian Territory. Maxey attended West Point and graduated in 1846, second to last in a class of 59. He was sent immediately to fight in the Mexican War. He fought at the Battle of Cerro Gordo, and he resigned his commission after the war to study law in Kentucky. In 1857, he moved to Texas and became active in politics. When the war began, he raised...[Read More] (Bio by: Alden Woods) Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Philley, Dave b. May 16, 1920 d. March 15, 2012 Major League Baseball Player. Regarded by many as being one of the most reliable substitute-hitters in baseball history, he set a then Major League record of 24 pinch-hits for a single season while with the Baltimore Orioles in 1961. To date, he continues to hold the American League record in that category. For eighteen seasons (1941, 1946 to 1962), he played at the outfielder position with the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Athletics, Cleveland Indians, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers...[Read More] (Bio by: C.S.) Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA