Map

Cherokee County, Texas

        OLD BAPTIST CEMETERY    

    The Old Baptist cemetery is located just southwest of the site of the old town of Larissa.  Heading west from Mt. Selman, Texas, on FM 855, turn left on CR 3405.  Go about 1/4 mile and turn right on CR 3411.  Go about 200 yards and turn left on CR 3435.  Go about 100 yards and turn left again on CR 3436.  CR 3436 goes across a small creek and curves right up a hill and comes to a dead end at a metal pasture gate.  Inside the gate there is a cleared field with a section of woods bulging into it from the right (west) side.  The cemetery is in that bulging section of woods.  Very neglected, overgrown with thorns and brush, only a few stones are still standing.  Most are lying flat and covered with leaves and growth.

    The Hood graves listed here come from Mattie Hood Bossart and Bennie Hood.  Bennie and Shirley Loftin Hood recorded the information during a visit to the cemetery in 1958.  The names and dates on the sandstone markers were legible at that time.  Accord­ing to M. Bossart, her grandfather made the sandstone markers and after his death, her father found them in an old barn and placed them in the area where he knew the graves to be.  She further stated that all the children but one, died of disease.  Rufus M however was killed in a accident at a cotton gin on the farm.

    The Smith information was confirmed by Travis Etheridge of Reese, Texas.  The actual survey was done by Oscar Wofford and Gaylon White in May 1997.  Due to the poor condition of the cemetery, we do not feel that we found all the information that the area would yield if it were to be cleaned out.

    In 1996 the landowner where this cemetery is located was Mr. Jack Shepard, 409-588-1723/1725

 

Bass, B. . . . ...............Oba C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Beside John Bass; sandstone cryptPRIVATE

Bass, Elizabeth . . . ........Oba A ...-..-1812  Oct-09-1864 Beside Willis Bass; Broken marble stone

Bass, John . . . .............Oba C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Crypt made of sandstone blocks

Bass, Willis . . . ...........Oba A Apr-20-1812  Jul-11-1884 Beside Elizabeth Bass

Cole, A B . . ................Oba C Oct-19-1822  Apr-29-1873 Beside Mrs SJ Cole

Cole, Mrs S J . ..............Oba C Oct-21-1824  Jun-19-1876 Beside AB Cole

Hood, Bryan A . . ............Oba C Nov-22-1877  Feb-24-1878 KTB; M. Bossart has Nov‑24‑1876 Feb‑22‑1877

Hood, Jennie A . . ...........Oba C Feb-09-1860  Aug-25-1864 KTB

Hood, John C . . .............Oba C May-18-1868  Aug-13-1871 KTB

Hood, Lambda M . . ...........Oba C Oct-15-1878  Oct-15-1878 KTB; M. Bossart has Oct‑15‑1877

Hood, Lula E . . .............Oba C Feb-03-1872  May-11-1872 KTB

Hood, Maranda L . . ..........Oba C Nov-17-1865  Jun-..-1867 KTB

Hood, Robert L . . ...........Oba C Jun-07-1854  Oct-13-1856 KTB

Hood, Rufus M . . ............Oba C Jan-05-1862  Aug-18-1872 KTB

Hood, William A . . ..........Oba C ...-..-1867  Jan-10-1867 KTB

Myers, D H . . ...............Oba A Nov-12-1825  Jan-10-1903 "In my fathers house are many mansions"

Myers, Daniel . . . ..........Oba A ...-..-....  May-..-187. Shaped sandstone marker beside Rush B

Myers, Infant . . . ..........Oba A ...-..-....  ...-..-.... "Inf of DH & SF" broken stone lying flat

Myers, James F . . ...........Oba A ...-..-....  Jul-19-1879 "Son of DH & SF; age 5mos, 15days"

Myers, Mittie A . . ..........Oba A Nov-27-1867  Dec-03-1885

Myers, Rush B . . ............Oba A Jul-03-1887  Oct-09-1888 Shaped sandstone marker

Myers, Sarah D . . ...........Oba A Jan-21-1874  Aug-28-1878 "Dau of DH & SF"

Robinson, Susan C . . ........Oba B Feb-24-1831  Jun-04-1873 "Born in Butts Co., GA; wife of Luke J Robinson"

Sharp, Marge A . . ...........Oba C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Sandstone crypt beside William, west of JT smith

Sharp, William . . . .........Oba C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Sandstone crypt beside Marge A.

Smith, J T . . ...............Oba C ...-..-....  ...-..-.... Sandstone crypt

Smith, Thos. . . . ...........Oba C Oct-16-1800  Oct-13-1864 "Aged 63yrs, 11mos, 27days"

Smyrl, Emmett . . . ..........Oba B ...-..-1875  ...-..-1876 With Rebecca, Nevie & inf son

Smyrl, Infant Son . . ........Oba B ...-..-....  ...-..-.... With Rebecca, Nevie & Emmett

Smyrl, Nevie . . . ...........Oba B ...-..-1880  ...-..-1882 With Rebecca, Emmett & inf son

Smyrl, Rebecca . . . .........Oba B ...-..-1808  ...-..-1881 With Nevie, Emmett, & inf son

Waller, Mrs M M . ............Oba A ...-..-....  Jun-06-1874 "Wife of I Waller; age 26yrs; Beloved one forever"

Copyright 2006  to present Kaye Slover

HOME