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Dumas Cemetery

Photograph taken by Elaine Bay Jan. 2010
Directions from Elaine Bay; From FM 121 turn S onto Wolf Front Dr.  The cemetery is located about 1/2 mile from the intersection.  It is off the road on the east side.  To get to the cemetery, look for large field with a long row of trees.  In the grove of trees, a chain link fence and the top of one headstone can be see.
 GPS          33.43433 N       -    96.47581 W

James P. Dumas came to Texas in 1845. as a. surveyor. His services were much in demand and he became county surveyor of Grayson County, Texas. His services were paid for in land and he became richest man in county. Mr Dumas daughter Miss Texana Dumas born 1846 believed herself to be first white child born in Grayson County, Texas.  (she was mistaken, it was Lucinda Jane Atchison born in Aug. of 1845, first child in what was to become Grayson Co., it was part of Fannin Co. was Mary E. Rice Kemble in 1836)
Miss Dumas married Reese M. Cannon in 1861. Cannon Texas was named for her husband who settled there in 1852.
 

NAME                         BIRTH  DATE       DEATH DATE


DUMAS  FLEMMON  J            JUL 20,1842        JUL 24,1843
  S/O- JAMES  PINCKNEY  &  MARY A  E  THOMPSON  DUMAS.
     MEMORIAL STONE ONLY.  HE WAS BORN IN  MILAM COUNTY, TEXAS AND 
    "BURIED  ON  LITTLE  RIVER, MILAM  COUNTY, TEXAS."

DUMAS  INFANT DAU. OF JAMES & M.A.E. DUMAS  DEC 15, 1858  DEC 16, 1858

DUMAS  JAMES  PINCKNEY  DUMAS   SEP 12,1820     FEB 01,1875
  BORN  GREENVILLE  DISTRICT, SOUTH  CAROLINA.
  WED  MARY  A  E  THOMPSON, APRIL 13,1841  ALABAMA. -   View Historical Marker

DUMAS  LESLIE  L             DEC 05,1858        DEC 16,1858
  S/O-  JAMES  PINCKNEY  &  MARY  A  E  THOMPSON  DUMAS.

DUMAS  MARY  A  E  THOMPSON   DEC 26,1824       AUG 08,1901
  BORN  FAYETTE  COUNTY, ALABAMA.
  WED  JAMES  PINCKNEY  DUMAS, APRIL 13,1841  ALABAMA.

DUMAS  WALTER  M             MAY 16,1863        SEP 14,1888
  S/O-  JAMES  PINCKNEY  &  MARY  A  E  THOMPSON  DUMAS.

HERMAN  RODGER  J            JUN 01,1873       JUN 23,1885

PIERCE  INFANT OF B F & M J PIERCE  B & D MAR 3, 1886 

WHEAT  LOSERO  M  DUMAS      MAY 09,1860        NOV 27,1886
  WED  JOHN  PINCKNEY  WHEAT, 1876.

Note from Elaine Nall Bay:
I understand the Dumas slave cemetery was part of this one, likely on the outside of the present fence. Size unknown and markers unknown, supposed to have been mostly marked with native rock and wood.
I found a death cert. for this man and suppose he was buried there due to family ties:
JONES  RAYMON NIMROD - UNMARKED GRAVE
  DEATH BOOK 5 PAGE 2 NO. 99. BORN IN DENTON CO., TX 12 SEP 1900 - DIED IN SHERMAN 16 JUN 1927. TUBERCULOSIS. MALE / COLORED/ SINGLE/
  FATHER - WADE JONES B. ARKANSAS- MOTHER BURBIE REID B. GRAYSON CO.,TX.  HE WAS A LABORER. SAYS BURIED IN THE DUMAS CEMETERY.
 

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