Elijah Cannon, his eleven sons and slaves moved
from South Carolina to Texas in 1852 and settled nearby in 1874. The family
graveyard was included in land deeded by O.M. Cannon as a community burial
place. The oldest documented grave is that of ten year old Nancy J. Bowen
in 1857. An adjacent section was established for former slaves. And the
earliest known burials are those of Billy and Glory Boyd in August of
1880. Among the more than 700 graves are those of pioneer settlers, veterans
of several wars, and member of fraternal organizations; the cemetery continues
to serve the area.
Seated: William, Elizabeth (Mrs.T.M.West), John R.
Standing: Oscar, Elijah (Hoss), Reece
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