33.38872 N - 96.40266 W
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(many are not marked today) and about some of the burials.
The Desert area was named back before the Republic of Texas, it was a popular camp spot and water hole for ox teams carrying supplies to the new settlements, a company of men were camping there and they had a cook who was a slave with them, one morning they awoke and he was gone, putting them in terrible shape as none could cook. It was called "Desertion Camp" and then finally just "Desert".
This cemetery is often called the Desert Cemetery by oldtimers referring to it as the name of the townsite that grew near it.
The cemetery is also called the Mt. Carmel cemetery, which is probably it's proper name as that was the name of the church which stood there. The Hampton family had given land for a church, school and cemetery; the church was named Mt. Carmel, the school named for the Hampton's. After the church closed and the school went on for a long while, leading more people to call it the Hampton Schoolhouse cemetery and of course those who called it the Desert Cemetery. The more modern and easier to get to Presbyterian "Cross Roads Cemetery" located just south of Desert was the new cemetery for the area.
There are many unmarked graves here. It is in terrible shape.
The book"Murder at the Corners"by Gladys Ray 1957, states that " John Baldock & Dow Nance were buried in one grave in the old Mt.Carmel Ceme.West of Desert Creek". They were part of the Peacock side of the famous "Lee-Peacock Feud"
Austin, Hester E. wife of W.F. 29 Jan.1871-5 Oct.1890
Bailey, Mrs. Joe died 25 Dec.1886 unmarked
Bird, Mrs. Sarah died Aug.1887 age of 76 unmarked
Blackwell, Infant son of J.M.& L.J. Blackwell Died 7 Sep 1887
Blackwell, Sentine dau. of J.M.& L.J.Blackwell 21 May 1868-28 Feb 1889
Blevins, George M. 30 Dec 1879-18 Oct 1882, son of H.F. & S.J. Blevins
Blevins, John W. 1875-1905
Blevins, Martha 7 Jan.1853-9 Apr.1882 wife of William J. Blevins
Blevins, Stewart L. 23 Nov.1885-22 Mar 1886
Blevins, Vona A. 21 Oct.1888-9 Sept.1889 dau. of H.F.& S.J.Blevins
Blevins, William J. 27 Sept.1845-26 Jan.1897
Buchanan, Lexington H. 17 Oct.1879-31 Sept.1880 son of J.L.& J.H.Buchanan
Buchanan, Maggie A. 1 Apr.l862-7 Sept.1903 wife of W.D. Buchanan
Buchanan, Norah 10 June 1883-2 Aug.1883 dau. of W.D.& M.A.Buchanan
Buchanan, William 30 May 1907-19 Feb.1908 son of W.D.& F.B.Buchanan
Butter-Butler , spelled both ways.
Butler, Arizona 3 Aug.1879-9 Mar.1881 dau. of M.E.& J. Butler unmarked
Butler, Elizabeth Ann 13 Nov.1815-27 Apr.1894 wife of Ransom ; This stone and Ransom's was
moved to Burns Cemetery near Trenton, the graves were not emptied but the stones moved.
Buttler, Ida H. 13 Mar.1877-3 Oct.1879
Buttler, James 5 Jan.1836-28 Feb.1881
Butler, Ransom 19 Apr.1815-27 Dec.1882 Born in Virginia, stone moved.
Clark, Susan 30 June 1818-23 May 1890 wife of William Clark
Clark, William 4 Feb.1815-17 June 1893
Crouch, Infant Son 2 May 1892-7 May 1892
Crouch, Walter 28 Apr.1890-27 Jan.1891
Damron, Maggie A. 22 Jan.1883-6 Feb.1884 dau. of J.W. & M.J. Damron
Damron, William E. 10 Feb.1887-22 Sept.1887 son of J.W. & M.J. Damron
Dillard, Jesse 1 Feb.1882-2 Oct.1882 , son of M.L.& E.R.Dillard
Fletcher, Emily wife of Wilkerson
Fletcher, Wilkerson father of Elizabeth
Footstone reading B.B.
Frogge, Ellen J. 14 Aug.1861-7 Feb.1869 dau. of F.M.& R.C.
Frogge, J. broken stone
Frooge, Francis M. 22 Mar.1820-25 Apr.1866 Husb.of R.C.
Gardner, Cordela 29 Aug.1864-29 July 1885 dau. of B.A.& M.E.Gardner
Gardner, John H. 23 Jan.1882-5 Mar.1883 son of B.A.& M.E.Gardner
Gentry, Elizabeth 12 Aug.1840-11 May 1911 wife of Martin
Gentry, Martha J. Elms 27 June 1858-16 Mar.1878 wife of S.V. Gentry
Gentry, Martin 28 June 1827-4 May 1890 Mason
Glass, John M. 11 Nov.1870 aged about 29 years
Golden, Bossie 16 Nov.1880-5 Aug.1883
Golden, John (Rev.) 20 June 1806-10 Apr.1880
Golden, Sarah (Sarah Ann Lewis) 1813-1895 wife of Rev.John Golden
Golden, Thomas W. 14 July 1848-4 May 1888 husb. of Cora
Goodrum, Granville Hickman 16 Apr.1824-7 Nov.1875 CSA
Grounds, Flora A. 22 Jan.1865-21 July 1889 wife of T.J.Grounds
Hampton, Mary aged 5 yrs,5 months, 10 days
Hampton, William M. 10 Jul. 1852-14 Jul 1861 Age 10 yrs 4 dys
Harrison, Bettie 3 Jun 1893-6 May 1894
Harrison, Ethel 7 Dec.1890-23 June 1896
Harrison, Ida B. 20 Aug 1866- 2 Dec.1893
Ingram, Dorcas 1824-1883
Jordan, John H. b.& d. 5 Jan.1880
Jordan, John H. 11 Feb.1843-25 July 1879
Keller, Beulah 1 July 1886-13 June 1887
Lafever, Robert 1 Mar.1818-6 June 1883
Land, Rufus 22 Aug.1878-29 Apr.1887
Lorance, John L. 15 Jan.1828-25 Apr.1883 husb. of Sarah O. Lorance
Mangrum, John I. 11 Jan.1841-30 June 1882 husb. of M.A.Mangrum
Marchman, H.A. 29 Jan.1867-24 Aug.1888
Martin, Alma E. 25 Aug.1888-8 Oct.1888 dau. of P.L.& S.E.Martin
McCollom, E.D. 13 Jan 1894-17 Jan 1896 son of J.S.& V.R.McCollom
McCollom, Grover S. 29 Mar 1885-1 Jan.1896 son of J.S.& V.R.McCollom
McCollom, Hurshal K. 15 Feb.1892-16 Oct.1892 son of J.S.& V.R.McCollom
McCollom, Infant dau. of James & V.R. McCollom b.& d. 4 May 1884
McCollom, J.S. 18 Mar.1808-1 Mar.1887
McCollom, Jonathan S. 23 Mar.1859-5 Apr.1859 son of J.S.& M.A.McCollom
McCollom, Missouri 22 Mar.1879-13 May 1887 dau. of J.S.& M.A. McCollom
Mccollom, Nancy J. 5 May 1850-21 Sept.1869
McCollom, Ura M. 6 June 1884-8 Sept.1885 dau. of R.M.& N.M.McCollom
McCollom, Url 6 June 1867-24 Sept.1876 son of James S.& Nancy M.A.McCollom
McCollom, William 2 Apr.1858-5 Jan.1870 son of J.S.& M.A.McCollom
Morrison, Elizabeth 11 Apr.1815-26 Aug.1859
Morrison, Harvey 31 Jan. 1829-23 July 1881 husb. of Rebecca G.
Morrison, J. 27 Oct.1811-12 May 1859
Morrison, Jonathan 8 Jan.1872-16 Feb.1892 son of Harvey & Rebecca G.Morrison
Norwood, George 22 Nov.1877-18 Aug.1879 son of W.J.& M.R.Norwood
Norwood, Maggie E. 9 Aug.1857-21 Oct.1878 dau. of J.S.& M.E.Norwood
Page, Mary M. aged 27 years
Scott, Malindie C. Died 12 Mar.1888 wife of N.J.Scott aged 52 yrs.
Smith, James O. 4 Mar.1881- 2 May 1889 son of G.A.& J.A.Smith
Smith, Victory 20 Oct.1858-28 Oct.1881 dau. of J.R.& P.M.Smith
Thacker, Beatrice 17 Jan.1887-14 Feb.1887
Thacker, James M. 27 Oct.1859-24 Dec.1889
Tidwell, Henry E. 19 Nov.1889-12 Dec.1890 son of H.F.& J.E.Tidwell
Tidwell, Henry F. 20 July 1843-31 May 1918- unmarked today
Tidwell, Julia 14 Feb.1848-21 Sept.1913 wife of H.F.Tidwell
Tidwell, Willie F. 22 July 1871-18 Nov 1872 son of H.F.& J.E.Tidwell
Tomlinson, Mary E. 22 Apr.1872-14 Sept.1882 dau. of W.A. & B.J. Tomlinson
Tomlinson, Ruby L. 24 May 1885-12 Sept.1887 dau. of W.A. & B.J.Tomlinson
Walker, M.C. 25 Jan.1865-7 Nov.1885 wife of W.A.Walker
Walker, Mary . 1816-8 Feb.1882 wife of W.G.
Walker, W.G. 1813-20 Oct 1873
Wallace, Bulah 30 Jan.1885-2 June 1888 dau. of J.E.& N.J.Wallace
Wallace, Lillian died January 1885 aged 3 yrs.4 mos.3days
Webster, C. 25 Jan.1863-7 Nov.1885
Withrow, Alonzo 9 Jan 1818-25 Apr.1887