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.
The Dallas Morning News article at the bottom of
the page tells of the burial of Andy Rice here and also tells when the cemetery was established.
Samuel P||23 July 1876||15 Aug 1938 |
Aaron ||17 Sept 1896||13 March 1962 ||Brown family plot |
Charlie||10 Oct 1905||14 Aug 1948||Brown family plot |
Infant||29 April 1940||5 May 1940||Brown family plot |
d/o Monroe Brown & Rosie Lee Wright
Josephine||24 July 1874||23 Dec 1941 ||Brown family plot |
Luther||12 Nov 1918||Brown family plot |
William||15 June 1866 ||20 June 1964 ||Brown family plot |
Jack||15 Oct 1884|| 15 April 1958||Johnson plot|
Myrtle||29 April 1886 ||3 July 1975||Johnson plot|
Charley||15 Sept 1855||13 Jun 1935|
|Rice, Andy||26 Aug 1904|
Deller||11 Oct 1874||31 Dec 1917|
Dallas Morning News
30 Aug 1904
Old-Time Darkey Dead
White People Have the Remains Properly Interred
Special to the News
Tex., Aug. 28 -- Andy Rice, an old-time darkey, who has lived here for
twelve years, died Friday night. He was good friends of the white
people here, and they had the body embalmed, bought him a nice casket
and will bury him using a hearse. The whites were going to bury
him in the Georgetown Cemetery, but Cap. W.S. Grant gave the colored
folks land to start a cemetery.
Andy Rice was formerly from McKinney and was but 55 years old.
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