Interment Places of African-American Persons
Kaufman County Texas

 

The following are all known marked burial sites that contain the remains of African-American persons buried in Kaufman County Texas. The words *FORMER SLAVE on any of the Kaufman County cemetery records denote persons proven to have lived a portion of their lives in bondage. 

We have so noted them as to pay homage to those individuals and as a reminder to all who see these pages that they will never be forgotten.

 

**NOTE: These burials all have tombstones or some type of inscribed marker those graves of persons in   

                 Unmarked Graves are in another section

  Flat Rock Cemetery in the Becker / Rand Community

 

Located on Kaufman Co Rd 112, 3 miles south of FM1836, in the Rand Community. This cemetery has sustained a lot of

vandalism & deliberate desecration in the past years. Vandals have set fires in it & turned over & destroyed many tombstones. There are over 20 unreadable temporary Markers in the cemetery And a large pile of broken tombstones under several crepe myrtle Trees. Also, there are at least 50 graves marked with only bricks, statuary, mounds of dirt, wooden fencing, metal stobs, wooden posts, rocks & stones, chain-linked fencing, pottery, glass vases, jugs and artificial flowers stuck in the ground.

 

NAME    

DATES    

MISC

ALEXANDER

 

 

Jennie Virginia

17 Feb 1904 - 18 Mar 1961

"mother"

BISHOP

 

 

J D Henry 

12 Feb 1905 - 28 May 1980

 

BOOKER

 

 

Susan J  

4 Sep 1887 -  23 Jan 1981

 

Rev. J Frank

23 Sep 1883 - 25 Oct 1953

 

Paul L  

18 Dec 1925 - 21 Oct 1977

Pvt US Army WW II

BROWN

 

 

Roy, Sr

4 Jul 1904 16 Nov 1986

Pvt US Army WW II

Edna  

14 Feb 1864 23 Feb 1919  

**Former Slave

BURLE

 

 

Hester

2 Oct 1838 - 22 Jan 1876

Wife of Henry **Former Slave

CLARK

 

 

Matt 

 

Temporary Marker Unreadable Dates

COLLINS

 

 

Alfred L       

1930 - 1970

 

CROUCH

 

I S H     

12 Oct 1906 - 14 Jul 1981

 

Claude Sr

3 May 1908 - 19 Dec 1976

 

Infant   

25 Jan 1883 - 31 May 1883

s/o of AB & Hanner

DOWELL

 

 

Jim

14 Oct 1875 - 16 Dec 1961

 

HAWKES

 

 

Alice  

25 Dec 1867 - 18 Nov 1897

 

HAWKINS

 

 

Anderson       

12 May 1896 - 18 Dec 1951  

TX pvt QM Corps WW II

HENRY

 

 

J D "Bishop"

12 Feb 1905 - 28 May 1980

 

Mabel 

2 Mar 1890 NDD

 

HENRY-WREN

 

 

Bill        

3 Nov 1881 - 13 Apr 1967

 

HILL

 

 

Robert 

Died 12 Sep 1885 - Aged 70 years 

**Former Slave

JACKSON

 

 

Ruth

____Jul 1923 1990 

stone damaged

JOHNSON

 

 

J W  

26 Nov 1882 - 25 May 1942

 

McKINNEY

 

 

Annie   

NBD      died    9 May 1942

 

Mrs. Texanna 

1874 - 1966

Temp Marker

MOORE

 

 

Willie 

20 Sep 1909 - 26 Nov 1980

D/M with Odessa

Odessa  

2 May 1910 - 31 Jul 1981

 

WATSON

 

 

Peggy Ruth 

7 Jun 1937 - 8 Mar 1988

 

WILLIAMS

 

 

M Catherine  

31 Jan 1883 - 17 Oct 1967

 

WREN

 

 

Wesley

D. 25 Jun 1904 - Aged 90 Years  

**Former Slave

WRIGHTING

 

 

E D  

11 Dec 1891 - 9 Dec 1990 

D/M Mildred

Mildred 

15 Mar 1893 -18 Sep 1967

 

Patty Ruth 

22 Mar 1923     NDD

 

Edward Jr 

25 Aug 1919 - 30 Mar 1991  

US Army WWII

**Throughout the cemetery there is evidence of many unmarked graves. Some are marked with brick, a stone angel, field stones, iron fencing, mounds of dirt, beds of iris, and at least 50 unreadable temporary funeral home markers.
Enumerated by Kathey Kelley Hunt & Kenna Leseman in 1999.

 

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