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  Fox Family Cemetery




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It is located at 429 Dagnan Rd. 1 mi. east of down town Southmayd then 1/2 mi. S. down Dagnan rd. It is on private property with no access road.
John Fox came to Grayson Co. in abt. 1976 from Iowa.  He bought 1000 acres with his Son Michael.  This land is where the cemetery is located.  It has been divided  up several times.  My brother inherited this part and sold it to my daughter, she then sold it my grandson Kyle McGill.  The land has been in the family over 100 years.

In Vol. O Page 103 of the Grayson Co. Court records I found where the courts permited the Estate of John Fox, to purchase the Tombstone and Wrought Fence from Spencer Monument Co. in Louisvill, Kentucky.  It was shipped by rail and cost $160.00.  It was ordered October 10, 1885.  It is the one pictured.

According to old timers around here there are 12 or 15 people buried there. 
I know of these listed ;

John Fox b. 1803  In Ireland, d 1 Feb.1885    ( My Great Great-grandfather)

Michael Fox- Son -b 1 Oct.1834 in Ireland -d  1 Nov. 1879

Harriet Fox Dagnan-daughter b June 1850 In Ireland- d. 6 Feb. 1881 
  (My Great-grand-mother)

Margaret Fox Hartwig- daughter- b 1852 in Connecticut - d  25 Aug.1887

John Henry Hartwig- Margarets son- b  16 Jan. 1885, died infant. 

Infant son, of Margaret Stillborn 1887
 

 Harriet was married to James Dagnan in Iowa.  She and James  came to Texas when her Father did and bought part of the land he bought. They had 6 children.  Her baby son, James Dagnan Jr.,  was 9 months old when she died. James in his will wanted to be buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Sherman, and asked she be dug up and moved beside him.
Margaret Married Henry Hartwig in Sherman, Tx. in St. Mary's Catholic church  Oct. 24, 1881.  There were no living children.


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