This cemetery is the Black Section
of Georgetown Cemetery, it is located across the street, most of it is
unmarked, though some metal funeral home markers are there they are unreadable.
The present visible section is inclosed
in chain link fencing and is a modern addition to what probably was a quite
It is noted as Negro Pottsboro and Negro
Georgetown in death records.
As well as just plain Georgetown Cemetery.
I found the article at the bottom of
the page which tells of the burial of Andy Rice here and also tells us
when the cemetery was established.
Samuel P. 23 Jul 1876 - 15 Aug 1938
15 Sep 1855 - 13 Jun 1935
11 Oc 1874 - 31 Dec 1917
Brown family plot
Josephine July 24 1874 - Dec 23 1941 |
William June 15 1866 - June 20 1964
children: Luther, Charlie, Hassell,
Aaron 17 Sep 1896
- 13 Mar 1962
Charlie 10 Oct 1905 - 14 Aug 1948
Inf of Monroe 29 April 1940 - 5 May 1940
Luther no date -
12 Nov 1918
William 15 Jun 1886 - 20 Jun 1964
Myrtle 29 Apr 1886 - 3 July 1975
Jack 15 Oct 1884 - 15 Apr 1958
Though this article is 'tacky' to say the least it does give us the
on when the cemetery was established and that he is buried here.
I wish someone had bought him a tombstone.
There might have been one at one time but nothing is there now.
Dallas Morning News
30 Aug 1904