Interment Places of African-American Persons Kaufman County Texas

Donated by: Kathey Hunt, Co-Coordinator of Kaufman Co., Texas TXGenWeb Project

 

Old Red Bank Cemetery in the Old Liberty Community
 

Avecie Bonner  

Jan 27, 1920- Sep 10, 1930

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Fannie Boyd

1865 - 1944

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Dorothy Bynum 

1940 - 1962

double marker with Kaywood Bynum

Kaywood Bynum 

1904 - 1989

double marker with Dorothy Bynum 

Lena Bynum 

1888 - 1963

(Temp marker)  

L D Bynum

Feb 4 ____

one date only-temp marker-Forest Haven F H 

O B Bynum 

Mar 2, 1922 - Oct 5, 1965

Tec 5 U S Army WWII

Cleve Chaney

May 12, 1898 - Mar 7, 1973

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Mrs Louis M Chaney

Jul 1, 1914-Aug 9, 1989

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Hattie Chaney 

Jan 8, 1892 - Dec 26, 1958

double marker with Robert Chaney 

Robert Chaney 

Jan 5, 1882 - Dec 20, 1958

double marker with Hattie Chaney 

Perry Chaney  

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F H Marker-name unreadable-dates unreadable

Lillie Belle Chaney  

Nov 17, 1895 - Oct 3, 1929

"Mother"

McKinney Chaney

Jan 19, 1897 - Aug 13, 1962

 "Father"

Maggie Churchill

1881 - 1978

"Mother" double marker with John M Churchill

John M Churchill

1870 - 1930

double marker with Maggie Churchill

Deacon Harris   

June 1866 - July 1950

(Concrete Cross)

Dillie Harris 

Mar 30, 1878 - Jan 3, 1962

"Mother"

Alberta Henderson 

Aug 5, 1900 - Feb 5, 1962

double marker with Arthur Henderson    

Arthur Henderson

Dec 7, 1882 - Oct 7, 1942

double marker with Alberta Henderson 

Clemmie M Henderson 

Jul 15, 1912 - Jan 27, 1983

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Beadair Bynum Sims

Oct 18, 1908 - Dec 22, 1938

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Gene Edward Sledge   

Jan 4, 1975  

one date

Rufus Wilson  

Oct 1925 - Apr 27, 1947  

Pfc. TX U S Army WWII

Ural Wilson  

Nov 22, 1896 - Nov 21, 1959

TX Pvt 435 res Labor BN QMC WWI

Note: there is another marker for this same person in New Red Bank

  Unidentifiable Markers- broken or unreadable:

Homemade cement marker-Deaon ____ ____1866 - Jul ___ 1950
Metal F H marker ___ Ford date;_______ (unreadable)
Metal F H Marker ___ Lotts (unreadable)
Homemade stone at foot of Ural Wilson-inscribed by hand-unreadable
Homemade concrete cross laying on ground near entrance

Several temporary funeral home markers in a pile under cedar tree- all rusted-unreadable
13 large rocks marking graves throughout cemetery 7 metal stakes marking graves
5 wooden stakes marking graves 2 cement stepping stones marking graves next to Alberta Henderson
there are dozens of unmarked graves marked with artificial flowers and holiday sprays
 

Enumeration March 27, 1999-Kenna & Rachel Leseman & K K Hunt

 

Old Warsaw Cemetery, Old Warsaw Community

 

The old Warsaw graveyard has not been in existence since the 1960's when someone removed all the tombstones that were located there.

Until as late as 2000 there was evidence that persons were buried in the small 1 1/2 acre piece of wooded property. At that time there were several beds of iris, a few day lilies, a couple of wild rose bushes and rocks and stumps placed to mark graves, along with the waves across the land where graves had sunken in.

Long-time residents of the area, like Bill y Johnson, Walthina Culver & LQ Myles, remember the graveyard as being primarily a burial site for African-Americans, some of whom were once slaves. Some of the persons interred at Beck's Chapel were slave owners. However, there are possibly persons interred there of other races.

Old Warsaw was located approximately 100 yards from the Beck's Chapel cemetery.

 

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