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Afro American Burial Ground

Mt. Zion Cemetery
Photo by Linda Fox Hughes

Crosby County, Crosbyton, Texas

This cemetery sits south of Hwy 82 just before you go down off the cap. It is a peaceful cemetery overlooking the beautiful red canyons.

Burial Locations Map

Mt. Zion History and Restoration Efforts

Very few gravesites were marked; therefore a complete burial order is not possible. Hopefully by showing locations of the known burials; people will send in other locations they know of.

				
Name			Birth		Death

Baker, Billy Gene,	b. Sept. 15, 1933 d. Mar. 2, 1975       
Baker, Clara Lee Cole,	b. Feb. 19, 1898 d. Jan. 16. 1974
Baker, Henry Sr., b. Sept. 22, 1892 d. Jul. 17, 1955 	VET
Baker, Henry Jr., b. Nov. 4, 1924 d. May 19, 1967  VET
Baker, Prince Albert, b. Mar. 25, 1973 d. May 4, 1973 
Baker, Rosie Lee Jordan, b. Sept. 26, 1938 d. Aug. 6, 1978 
Baker, Willie Jean, b. Jul. 28, 1965 d. Aug. 26, 1965 
Beacham, Mary Silmon,b. Aug. 26, 1896 d. Mar. 16, 1979 
Beachman, Tom,b. Sept. 28, 1905 d. Jul. 11, 1964
Bowens, Olan Hunter b. Aug. 12, 1957 d. Jan. 18, 1958
Brantley, Nellie Anderson,b. 1898 d. Jan. 5, 1989
Bratcher, Roxie Moss Williams,b. May 12, 1898 d. Mar. 19, 1997
Brown, Edward T., b. 1907 d. 1977
Brown, Mary Annb. Dec. 17, 1958 d. Feb. 6, 1960
 Brown, Prilla, b. 1879 d.1951
Caldwwell, Tom  b. Jun. 1, 1892 d. Jul. 8, 1964	
Carter, Larry Joe, b. Mar 21, 1955 d. May 7, 1974	
Carter, Zummer b. Feb.15, 1892 d. Nov.10, 1971
	Survivor: Son - Floyd J. Carter.
Chatham, Raymond b. 1935 d. 1953

Cole, Annie Moss b. Sept. 17, 1904 d. Sept.10, 1999
Cole, Cleotha  b. Apr. 5, 1926 d. May 12, 1992					
Cole, Eugeneb. May 12, 1928 d. Sept. 25, 1949
Cole, Fronie  b. Jun. 19, 1901 d. Aug. 17. 1946
Coleman, Kennedy  b. 1961 d. 1979
Criner, Leslie b. Apr. 12, 1920 d. Jan. 25, 1945
Davis, Shirley Ann, b. Jan. 21, 1960 d. Feb. 29, 1960	
Davis, Ray Dell b. Aug. 24, 1925 d.  Sept. 23, 1976  
Foster, Nathan "Snake" b. 1912 d. 1977
Frater, Elmer  b. Apr. 15, 1899 d. Nov. 21, 1976
Frater, Texana Swanson b. Jan. 3, 1904 d. Jul. 5, 1960
	Survivors: Hus. - Elmer; Dau. - Nellie Frater; Sis. -
	Rebecca Brown.
Fullbright, Roy L. b. 1902 d. 1951
Harris, Bobby Ray b. Nov. 27, 1956 d. Nov. 27, 1956
Johnson, Earl b. Dec. 10, 1959 d. Jan. 8, 1960
Jordan, Pearline b. Apr. 2, 1915 d. Mar 23, 1942
Kimble, Mary  b. Sept. 16, 1917 d. Mar. 2, 1966	
Lewis, Theressa Rosa b. 1898 d. Jan. 26, 1942
Mapp, Caroline Appling  b. 1900 d. Dec. 2, 1986
Merkledove, Queen Esther Wiley  b. Aug. 1, 1913 d. Jan. 1982
Moat, Frank, 1903 - 1977
Moat, Mae b. 1976 d.  1976
Perkins, Jerry Wayne  b. Nov. 13, 1958 d. Aug. 11, 1962
Perkins, Lydia  b. Sept. 1, 1879 d. Dec. 12, 1966
	Survivor:  Son - Labon.
Richards, Bud b. Dec. 12, 1891 d. Jan. 7, 1963
Richards, Joe Nathan  b. Apr. 16, 1919 d. Aug. 26, 1952
Richards, Tassie Bell b. Oct. 22, 1922 d. Jan. 3, 1963
Roberson, Marie b. May 16, 1853 d. Dec. 19, 1956
Robinson, Abraham Lincoln b. Aug. 4, 1894 d. Jun. 18, 1970	
Robinson, Bob b. ndob d. Sept. 2, 1943
Rogers, Thomas b. ndob d. 1982
Sikes, Bennie b. Apr. 2, 1908 d. Aug. 12, 1976
Sikes, Maybell b. Jul. 20, 1907 d. Apr. 19, 2000
Sikes, Willie b. Feb. 29, 1916 d. Nov. 27, 1970	
Silmon, Jessie b. Oct. 9, 1899 d. Jul. 14, 1978	
Smith, Henry  b. Sept. 6, 1930 d. Nov. 27, 1964
Sykes, Daisey Lee b. Dec. 8, 1920 d. Jun. 12, 1975	
Sykes, David Sr. b. Jan. 22, 1900 d. Apr. 10, 1985
Sykes, Dottie Hamilton  b. 1907 d. 1993
Sykes, Mattie  b. 1884 d. 1950
Thomas, Israel  b. Jul. 2, 1896 d. Nov. 16, 1964  
Tolbert, Isaac b. Jun 10, 1890 d. Feb. 3, 1959  
Walker, Birdie b. Jan. 13, 1890 d. Nov. 15, 1960
Wiggins, Grady b. Nov. 24, 1930 d. Dec. 21, 1943
Wiley, Melvin Jr. b. Dec. 14, 1953 d. Dec. 14, 1953
Wiley, Ricky C. b. Feb. 26, 1956 d. Feb. 26, 1956
Wiley, T.P.  b. Jan. 20, 1903 d. Dec. 14, 1958  
	Survivors: J.P.Wiley, Armie Lef Little.	
Williams, Mollie Fullbright  b. May 17, 1917 d. Aug. 4, 1966	 
Williams, Rochell L. b. 1978 d. 1978
Williams, Ruth Ann b. Feb. 21, 1956 d. Apr. 30, 1956
Williams, Z.D.  b. Aug. 8, 1913 d. Jan. 18, 1961
Wilson, Betty Ann d. Jan. 14, 1964 d. Jan. 14, 1964
Woods, Edward  b. Sept. 1, 1924 d. Aug. 1, 2000	VET
Young, Luther Lee b. Apr. 14, 1959 d. Feb. 8, 1976
	
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