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Photographs contributed by Dusty Williams unless otherwise accredited.
Census by Elaine Nall Bay.
Additional information found in newspaper accounts, personal knowlege and death certificates.
Originally the small cemetery of the Vaden Family, the county expanded it greatly when they purchased the farm in 1877/78. There are tens of hundreds of unmarked graves within its boundaries. Most of the graves are of those who had no family to speak of, no money and many who were unidentified. As a result, the county had the remains interred in the county cemetery as there was no one to claim the remains. The cemetery has several names, most commonly: Vaden, County Farm and Pecan Grove.
is an account taken from the Sherman Daily Register on September 24, 1887:
certificates, newspaper articles and other means of research, included is a
list of burials, both marked and unmarked, that I have compiled over the years.
County Poor Farm
Elaine Nall Bay
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