This cemetery is the Black Section
of Georgetown Cemetery, it is located across the street, most of it is
unmarked, though some metal funeral home markers are there they are unreadable.
The present visible section is inclosed
in chain link fencing and is a modern addition to what probably was a quite
It was noted as Georgetown Cemetery,
Negro Pottsboro Cemetery and Negro Georgetown Cemetery in death records.
I found the article at the bottom of
the page which tells of the burial of Andy Rice here and also tells us
when the cemetery was established.
Brown family plot
Josephine July 24 1874 - Dec 23 1941
William June 15 1866 - June 20 1964
children: Luther, Charlie, Hassell,
Myrtle 29 Apr 1886 - 3 July 1975
Jack 15 Oct 1884 - 15 Apr 1958
Rice, Andy Died Aug. 1904
Age abt 55 yrs. See article below.
Ring, Della 11 Oct 1874- 31
Dec 1917, died of TB. Born in Georgetown, she was a housewife, married,
born in Georgetown, Grayson Co., Texas. Dau of Charles Morrison b. in Grayson
Co., and Lucy (last name very hard to read on death cert. looks like g?rmg?
or the first letter could be a y.or z) born in Terr ( Indian Territory).
Informant is not filled out. She was buried 1 Jan 1918.
Though this article is 'tacky' to say the least it does give us the
on when the cemetery was established and that he is buried here.
I wish someone had bought him a tombstone.
There might have been one at one time but nothing is there now.
Dallas Morning News
30 Aug 1904