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Echols Cemetery

 

 
A new fence was erected around the cemetery by James and David Echols and their sons in 2002.  Those contributing to the fence included descendents of Sylvanus Walter Echols and Maria Janie Echols Lumpkin.  It is located on private property, but the owners have allowed the Echols descendents to maintain the cemetery.  The family placed a Confederate Army footstone for E.P.

The Cemetery is located about three miles from the Old Harmony Methodist Church and the Roach community.  It is located on private property, but maintained by the descendents of Sylvanus Walter Echols and Janie Echols Lumpkin.

1.  Martha Elizabeth Isenhower Echols born May 20, 1848,in Montgomery County Arkansas (daughter of Amanda McKinney and Moses W. Isenhour) died July 30, 1879 in Cass County, Texas

Inscription - "Yet again we have to meet thee When the days of life has fled, Where in heaven with joy to greet thee, Where no farewell tear is shed."

2.  Mary Emma Echols (daughter of Elijah and Elizabeth Echols)

born April 10, 1869 in Cass County, Texas died August 10, 1897 Cass County, Texas

Inscription - "Tis hard to break the tender chord When love has bound the heart."

3.  Elijah Pennington Echols (parents' names unknown) born March 7, 1823, in Georgia  died November 19, 1899, in Cass County, Texas

Inscription - none, praying hands only

4.  James C. Echols (son of Elijah and Elizabeth Echols) born April 8, 1879 in Cass County, Texas died April 16, 1902 in Cass County, Texas

Inscription - "Only crossed the river of death to that beautiful sunnier land."
Shortly after the birth of a son, Elizabeth Isenhour Echols died.  She was the second wife of Elijah Pennington Echols.  Elijah Pennington served in the Army of the Confederate States of America in the 18th Regiment, Company B, of the Texas Infantry. The family added a military footstone.

Submitted by Beth Echols








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