Cass County
TXGenWeb




Center Grove Cemetery

The Center Grove Cemetery is located on the land of Charles Graham and was known as the Graham Graveyard until it was given to Cass County.

Photos submtted by Dianna Anderson Moore

Name Birth Death Remarks
Daniel, James A Oct 20, 1834 Jun 2, 1926 H/o Ella Jane Sanders; b. SC; d. Cass Co TX
Daniel, Eliza Jane Sanders Jun 7, 1845 Mar 7, 1902 W/o James A; b. MS; d. Cass Co TX
Graham, Charles Jan 29, 1792 Sep 8, 1875 Submitted by: Troy Graham - my Great, Great, Great Grandfather; H/o Janett Jane Rayburn; S/o John Graham and Sarah ?; b. Randolph Co, NC; d. Cass Co, TX
Graham, Charles A Jun 15, 1886 Apr 26, 1887 Submitted by: Troy Graham - Charles Auborn Graham, b. Cass Co, Tx; d. Cass Co, Tx; youngest S/o Robert D M Graham & Martha Priscilla "Mattie" Lee.
Graham, Charlotte Jane Mar 26, 1831 Jun 1, 1853 Submitted by: Troy Graham - D/o Charles & Janett Jame Rayburn; never married; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Cass Co, TX
Graham, Earnest Dec 17, 1887 Jun 2, 1890 Submitted by: Troy Graham - S/o William S Graham and ?; William S. Graham was S/o James Matthew Graham, who was S/o Robert Crawford " R. C. " Graham and 1st wife, Mahaly Caughron.
Graham, Elizabeth Caroline Mar 2, 1830 Mar 12, 1851 Submitted by: Troy Graham - D/o Charles & Janett Jame Rayburn; never married; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Cass Co, TX
Graham, Emily P Feb 5, 1842 Mar 1, 1900 Submitted by: Troy Graham - D/o Charles & Janett Jame Rayburn; never married; b. Linden, Perry Co, TN; d. Cass Co, TX
Graham, James Matthew Oct 2, 1832 Jan 1872 Submitted by: Troy Graham - H/o Lou C Reeves; S/o Robert Crawford Graham and 1st wife Mahaly Caughron; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Jefferson, Marion Co, TX
Graham, Janett Jane Rayburn Apr 14, 1801 Jan 21, 1861 Submitted by: Troy Graham - my Great, Great, Great Grandmother; W/o Charles; b. Wayne Co, TN; d. Davis (Cass) Co, TX
Graham, John H Jul 27, 1827 Oct 1, 1895 Submitted by: Troy Graham - unmarked grave; S/o Charles Graham & Janett Jane (Rayburn) Graham.
Graham, Lessie Mar 6, 1888 Jul 11, 1896 Submitted by: Troy Graham - S/o William S Graham and ?; William S. Graham was S/o James Matthew Graham, who was S/o Robert Crawford " R. C. " Graham and 1st wife, Mahaly Caughron.
Graham, R D M May 27, 1846 Apr 12, 1887 Submitted by: Troy Graham - H/o Martha Priscilla " Mattie " Lee. I have Robert born May 25, 1846. Youngest S/o Charles Graham & Janett Jane (Rayburn) Graham. Robert died in Cass Co, Tx.
Harris, Levi L Oct 1, 1904 Jan 21, 1939 H/o Ollie Belle; b. TX; d. McLeod, Cass Co, TX
Holcomb, Sarah Ann Graham 1829 Sep 14, 1888 Submitted by: Troy Graham - unmarked grave; W/o Anderson Ferdinand "A F' Holcomb; D/o Charles Graham & Janett Jane Rayburn; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Jefferson, Marion Co, TX
Liles, Charles O Mar 5, 1858 Aug 16, 1909 H/o Mary Ann Surratt & F Octavia Daniel; b. Pickens Co, SC
Liles, Mary Ann Surratt - Apr 27, 1905 W/o Charles O
Mills, Mary F "Mollie" Graham Dec 4, 1837 Sep 18, 1898 Submitted by: Troy Graham - H/o Dr John Pinckney Mills; D/o Charles & Janett Jame Rayburn; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Cass Co, TX
Sloan, Annie Elizabeth Graham Dec 4, 1839 Jun 21, 1930 Submitted by: Troy Graham - W/o Robert Frank Sloan; D/o Charles & Janett Jame Rayburn; b. Perry Co, TN; d. Atlanta, Cass Co, TX
Sloan, Robert Frank Mar 10, 1832 Jan 25, 1892 Submitted by: Troy Graham - H/o Annie Elizabeth Graham; S/o John Sloan & Dovey Barry; b. Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co, NC; d. Atlanta, Cass Co, TX
Sutton, Claude Nov 9, 1904 Mar 28, 1965 H/o Audrey Huggins
Sutton, Audrey Huggins Aug 21, 1911 Aug 27, 1994 W/o Claude Sutton
Wood, Jeremiah M "Jerry" Mar 4, 1804 Aug 10, 1870 Submitted by: Troy Graham - h/o Mary Graham; S/o West Wood & Nancy Smith; b. Greenville Dist, SC; d. Linden, Cass Co, TX
Wood, Mary "Polly" Graham Mar 10, 1810 Mar 19, 1895 Submitted by: Troy Graham - W/o Jermiah M Wood; D/o John Graham & Sarah ?; Sis/o Charles Graham; b. TN; d. Linden, Cass Co, TX


 
Per Dianna Anderson Moore: All the children of James Reaves Anderson and Annie Hamilton (except Newt who was born in Ar.) were born at Center Grove Community ,Linden, TX. All died in the Linden area except Carrie Anderson Hall who died in Queen City area. Children and Spouses of the Andersons: William Newton Anderson born in Ark. WWI vet         Spouse 1:Clara Estell (Essie) Lee Jan. 25, 1883 (S.C.)-Feb. 25, 1950 (on photo sent)        Spouse 2: Amanda C. Kirkland May 18, 1882-June 25, 1899 burial at Corinth Cemetery, Linden.TX.         No children. John Albert Anderson born at Center Grove Community, my grandfather Spouse: Eula Elizabeth Hall Aug. 7, 1887 Locksburg, Howard Co. Ar.-Nov. 8, 1974 Linden, Tx.              Married: Nov. 5, 1905 Center Grove Church by Bro. Gunn Children:  (1) Rev.James Ennis Anderson Aug. 13, 1906 Center Grove Community, Linden, Tx.-Oct. 10, 1978 Burial :Center Grove (Plot A-8)        Spouse: Carrie Mae Ragsdale Marcch 4, 1908-Sept. 27, 1986        Child: J. D. Anderson April 8, 1927-Jan. 2, 1928 burial Center Grove (plot A-8)  (2) Carl Otis Anderson Dec. 26, 1910 Center Grove- May 11, 1987 Red Hill, Tx. Burial: Center Grove (plot B-5) married: Feb. 4, 1928 Center Grove Church by Uncle Press Hamilton        Spouse: Josephine (Josie) Vera Surratt April 28, 1911 Red Hill, Tx. - Feb. 13, 1991 Red Hill, Tx. Burial: Center Grove (plot B-5)         Children:           1.Ruth Helen Anderson June 27, 1947 Center Grove Comm.-              Spouse: Hollis T. Washington died: July 14, 2006 Center Grove Cemetery               No children           2. Floyal Dean Anderson June 28, 1933 Center Grove Comm.-April 30, 1996 Red Hill, Tx. Burial: Center Grove Cemetery (plot B-5)               Children: one living son           3.Otis Dwayne Anderson March 14, 1937 Center Grove Comm. -Jan. 6, 2000 Pearsall, Tx. Burial Pearsall, Tx.                Spouse: Living                 Children: 1 living daughter and 1 living son           4. Dorothy Sue Anderson Jan. 18, 1940 Center Grove Comm. -Feb. 24, 1998 Linden, Tx. Burial: Center Grove Cemetery                 Spouse 1: Living                 Spouse 2:  Living                 Spouse 3: Living                 Children: 1 living daughter, 2 living sons   (3) Onie Lois Anderson Nov. 19, 1917 Center Grove Comm. -June 7,  2005 Burial : Center Grove Cemetery.                Spouse 1: Weaver Weldon Surratt Oct. 7,      - Oct 4, 1954 Linden, Tx. Burial Center Grove (killed in vehicle accident)                 Spouse 2: Mark Wallace Buried Mt. Pleasant, Tx.                  Children: (1)James Ferguson Surratt June 30, 1932-Sept. 1, 1941 (accidently killed on horse) Burial Center Grove                                 (2)Newman Weldon Surratt April 9, 1936-Sept. 23, 2005 Mt. Pleasant, Tx.                                  (3) Living son  (4) Floyal Raymond Anderson Aug. 13, 1919-March 8, 1981 (my dad)       Spouse: living       Children: 3 living daughters   James Howard Anderson No spouse, no children. Burial Center Grove Looney Mack Anderson              Spouse: Eleanor Essie Black June 4, 2894-Jan. 5, 1977 Burial Center Grove Cem.              Children:               (1) Looney Garland Anderson Dec. 21, 1915-April 30, 2002 Burial Center Grove                     Spouse: living                      Children: 2 living sons               (2) Harvey Dee Anderson Oct. 18, 1924-Nov. 14, 1995 Linden, Tx. Burial: Center Grove Cem.                         Spouse: Mildred (Pete) E. Lee Nov. 16, 1928 Bryan's Mill, Tx. -Feb. 24, 1998 Linden, Tx. Center Grove Cem.                      Children: 2 living sons and 3 living daughters. Carrie Bell Anderson                   Spouse: Clarence W. Hall (brother to my grandmother) Feb. 24, 1879-Oct. 3, 1956 Burial Center Grove Cemetery.                   Children: C.W. Hall (don't have dates, died past few years) burial Center Grove                                  Oneida Hall Dec. 8, 1909-Set. 22, 1910   Eva Dell Anderson      Can't read dates on photo of tombstone will have to go out to cemetery again.                     Spouse: David McAdams Minnie Ola Anderson                        Spouse: A.D. Surratt June25, 1892- Aug. 16, 1980 Burial: Center Grove Cemetery                     Children: (1)Lloyd Edward Surratt Nov. 27, 1918 - Jan. 15, 1974 Linden, Tx.                                   (2)James Weldon (Nubbin) Surratt March 22, 1932-                                        Spouse: Charlene H. May 1, 1932-March 26, 1998 Burial Center Grove Cemetery Thomas Virgil Anderson               Spouse: Erma Euna Surratt Jan. 31, 1903-Feb. 14, 1990




Submitted by:   Troy Gra
ham ( Troy@Redriverok.com )
" Cass County Cousins, Center Grove Church Almost at Center of County by Reba Byrd. " there is no page number or date on this page.“The Center Grove Baptist Church and cemetery located five miles north of Linden amid giant oak trees is almost in the center of Cass County.  We have found no record of when the first church was built, but it was mentioned in a deed dated February 16, 1865.  "" On that date ( February 16, 1865 ), Charles Graham conveyed to the heirs of James B. Thompson 210 acres of land situated and lying on the waters of Fraziers Bayou, " excluding two acres of land in a square to include the house called the Chapel Meeting House ".  There is a small cemetery here, (I am not sure this has been found and recorded in the Cass County Cemetery Book.)  This Chapel and cemetery are located south of the present church and cemetery.  "“The first burial with tombstone in the newer cemetery was that of Elizabeth Caroline Graham, b. 1830 d. 1851.  She was the daughter of Charles Graham.  "

The above information about this Chapel Meeting House does not tell you what side of the road, south of the present Church and cemetery it is located. I did not know there might be another cemetery also. If it is still there it must be very small and very well over grown, for I did not see it the last time I was at this Center Grove Cemetery. I made it a point to look for this Meeting House, or should I say where it might had been.  I guess the next time I get down that way.  I'll have to walk both sides of the road, but who is to say that is the same road or path back in 1851?







© 2010 - Present TXGenWeb