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Iron Ore Cemetery
Aka - Pool Cemetery


Photograph contributed by Tina DiToma

This Cemetery was in an area called "Honey Run", l
ocated near the Iron Ore Creek Baptist Church, which was established in 1871.
This African-American cemetery contains mostly unmarked graves.  
It is located in an overgrown field, just east of Pool Road.and north of F.M. 691, between Hwy 75 and Texoma Pkwy.  
The map below shows the cemetery to be located in the D.C. Shelp Survey.




Survey map contributed by :
Oleta Dorris Leclaire
d/o Grady Dorris & Nellie Alice Pool

Map of the area
The area was known as the Ellsworth Community of Grayson County, according to the official county plat maps.

This annotated list was developed from reading of the individual stones, newspaper accounts, personal knowlege accounts, and death certificates.
Most of the graves are unmarked.
Information about other burials or photographs of the people buried here would be appreciated.  Email


 
Name Birth Death Comments
Adams, Amanda 14 September 1922 W/O- Henry Adams
Adams, Henry
Akers, Infant 25 Mar 1931 1 Apr 1931 D/O-  Frank Akers & Sophia Brown
Akers, Rose Laverne   2 Feb 1933 26 Oct 1933 D/O- of Frank Akers and Sarah Boddie
Cause of death : infection of sores
Brown, Elijah June 1868 12 Mar 1933 Born Grayson Co., Texas
S/O-  Warren Brown
H/O- Bettie Brown
Cause of death : heart trouble
Brown, Henry  abt 1863 11 April 1924 Born Grayson Co., Texas
S/O Worn Brown (b Missouri) & Louisa Hall (b KY)
lived & died iin rural Pottsboro
Informant : Liza Brown
Cause of death : apoplexy & arteriosclerosis
Brown, Julia  12 Aug 1843 4 Sep 1916 Born Jackson Co., Missouri
D/O Ruben Childs
Cause of death : heart failure
Brown, Mary C. 5 Jul 1862 22 Mar 1940 Born Kentucky
D/O- Richard Pierce (b MO) & Mary Smith (b MO)
Lived in Denison area for 55 years
widow
Cause of death : acute rheumatic fever & exposure
Informant : Emma Braxton, Denison
Burton, Jackson 4 JUl 1875 8 Sep 1933
Burton, Mary  15 Aug 1878 5 Oct 1882
Carson  Armil?    10 Feb 1913 D/O-  William Brown (b Texas)
married
age : 22 years
Clarity, Sam abt 15 Nov 1903 Cause of death : loss of blood from accidental shooting
of himself in the leg
Age : about 30 years

Dallas Morning News article, 17 Nov 1903
Claude, Walter   27 Jul 1922 Cause of death : dropsy
Age : 26 years
Lived & died @ County Farm Home
Duty, Trim    1 Jan 1894 10 Aug 1933 S/O- Sam Duty (b Texas) & Leathia Hunter (b Texas)
H/O- Love Duty, buried Magnolia Cemetery, Denison
Cause of death :aortic regurgitation, causing heart failure
Edmunson, Velvie 17 May 1910 20 Jun 1910 D/O- John Edmunson (b Grimes Co., TX)
& Eula Holley (b Grayson Co., TX)
Birth : Grayson Co., Texas
Cause of death : "milk did not agree with infant"
Place of death : 6 miles north of Sherman
Fraisher, Ann   23 Sep 1916 Birth : Clay Co., Missouri
widow
Cause of death : Brights disease, heart dilation & dropsy
Age : 64 years
Harrison, Harlee 28 Jul 1899 19 Jan 1925 S/O- J.H. Harrison (b MO) & Addie Kirkpatrick (b Grayson Co., TX)
Birth : Grayson Co., Texas
Cause of death : tuberculosis
single
Harrison, Nettie  9 Jun 1898 7 Jun 1919 D/O-  Jasper Harrison (b TX) & Tennessee Kirkpatrick (b Grayson Co., TX)
Birth : Grayson Co., TX
Cause of death : drowning in tank near her home on the farm;
subject ot fits
Holt, Stanley 28 Jun 1927 S/O- John H. Holt (b Nashville TN) & Alice Parish 
Birth : San Antonio, Texas
Age: 49 years
Cause of death : acute pericarditis
Informant : Azalee Holt
Jones, Infant 5 Aug 1910 5 Aug 1910 S/O- Alford Jones (b Collin Co., TX) & Sadie Fisher (b Grayson Co., TX)
Birth : Grayson Co., TX
Mask, Ozell Jennever  15 Nov 1909 27 Aug 1910 D/O- Charlie Mask (b Grayson Co., TX) & Billie Hill (b AR)
Birth : Grayson Co., TX
Cause of death : spasms
Informant : Charlie Mask
McKinney Ivey  1918
McKinney, Lory (Dory?) 16 Oct 1918 D/O- John Brown
Birth : Grayson Co., Texas
Cause of death : influenza & pneumonia in the Great Epidemic of 1918, Swine Flu
Age : 19 years
Milligan, Mahalie   4 Dec 1912 W/O- Monroe Milligan
Phillips, Homer 18 Jun 1901 INFO  FROM  GEORGE  SHIELDS, FUNERAL  HOME  RECORDS
Age : 8 years
Pierce, Laura 12 Jul 1915 D/O- Chas. McDonnal (b AL) & unknown Collins (b AL)
Birth : Alabama
Cause of death : hypertrophy of heart & Brights disease
Price, Ann   4 Jun 1858 1 Jun 1882
Price, Judie  14 Feb 1917 D/O- Richard (b KY) & Mary Pierce (b KY)
Birth : Kentucky
Age : 62 years; married
Residence : lived in her home for 30 years
Price, William  19 May 1902 INFO  FROM  GEORGE  SHIELDS FUNERAL  HOME  RECORDS
age : 20 years
Venlia, Willie   31 May 1901 INFO  FROM  GEORGE  SHIELDS FUNERAL  HOME  RECORDS
Age : 1 month, 14 days
Wilson, H.W. 1833 28 Mar 1883
 

Photograph of some of the unreadable Tombstones




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Elaine Nall Bay
Grayson County CC
2010
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