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Offutt Cemetery


 

Photos by Tony & Patricia Held
Map
Directions from Tony & Patricia Held - 'This cemetery is located in Sherman, about 3 miles west of highway 1417 on State Highway 82.  Turn north on Bar Seven Drive, a gravel road, and go across two cattle guards.  The chain link fenced cemetery is on the left.  Few markers are legible and about 30 markers are simply square stones sticking out of the soil with no markings. '
GPS coordinates:  33.67604 -96.69412
In 2005 This description was given by Jerry Sipes after visiting the Cemetery years ago." We were told ....vandals had broken all the stones and there wasn't much there anymore. He was right.  There was only one stone standing and the grass was knee deep we couldn't see the ground. We had to enter by going under a barbed wire fence. "
We are so thankful that a cleanup has been made and more stones located!

Adams, John W.       3 Dec. 1850  Jackson County, Missouri - 28 Oct. 1862 Grayson County, Texas

Adams, Lowry         26 Aug. 1829  Howard County, Missouri  - 22  Nov. 1860 Grayson County, Texas

Beard, Sophia More              1  Dec 1801  Monongalia County, West Virginia -  18 Aug 1877  Sherman, Grayson County, Texas  ( for more on her click here)

Belcher, Emma A.                  8 Mar 1873 -  18 May 1880 Daughter of A.S. & M.F. Belcher

Belcher, Sarah                       3 Jan 1797  Tazewell County, Virginia -    13 Mar 1862 Grayson County, Texas

Burnam, Ida L.                        1872  -    1896

More on the Crow Family at Bottom of Page
Crow, John Van Buren                  22 Jan 1835 - 1900

Crow, Josephine Kirby                 1842 - 1892

Crow, Mary C.                               22 Sep 1867 -  6 Apr 1895

Culy, Robert Lowell              28  JAN  1919 Whitewater, Florida - May  1986
Wed Betty Bernice Lee 12 mar 1943, Sherman, Tx.
Son of George W. & Maude Peters Culy - unmarked grave 
(this entry from Mike Cross.)

Elroy, A. M.                 17 Dec 1808 - 29 Dec 1874

Elroy, Margaret           1805 - 1 Nov 1878

Norris, Bradford          1825  - 8 Feb 1876

Norris, Huldah              29 Nov 1825 - 28 Mar 1880

Offutt, Henry                8 Jan 1870 -  19 Nov 1882 Son of O. & F. Offutt

O'Mary - Infant of O. O'Mary & Alice McDougal , he died age 1 yr4 on 19 Nov 1914

Roberds, Nancy J.             31 Dec 1874   - 14 Apr 1876

Terry, Ada M.             12 Sep 1876  - 11 Nov 1876

Terry, Curtis               12 Jul 1803 Granville County,North Carolina -  11 Sep 1883  Grayson County, Texas

Terry, J.C.                   20 Aug 1839 - 23 Jan 1910

Terry, Jessie               10 Aug 1873 - 12 Sep 1873

Terry, Rebecca J.      14 Apr 1840 - 21 Nov 1911

Trail, Charles                1878 - 24 Nov 1899

Trail, Nancy                 1832 - 16 Aug 1900

Winton, James R.            3 Nov 1877 - 29 Nov 1877 Son J.H. & Eliza

Footstone reading only J. Z.



    Crow Family Information

    John Van Buren Crow, born 2 Feb 1835 in Georgia, probably in Murray County in the part that became Crow Valley, Whitfield County, Georgia, in 1853. His parents were Thomas Crow (1800 SC -1884 GA) & Mary "Polly" Cox (1804-1876) both buried at Poplar Spring Baptist Church Cemetery, Crow Valley, Whitfield County, Georgia. John Van Buren Crow died sometime after the 1900 Grayson County, Texas, census, but probably before 1910, I don't know the exact date of death.  He married Josephine Kirby in 1855 in DeKalb County, Alabama.

    Josephine Kirby Crow, wife of John Van Buren Crow, was born between 1839 & 1842 in Tennessee.  She died in 1892 in Grayson County, Texas.

    Not sure who Mary C. Crow was that is buried there at Offutt.

    One of John V. B. and Josephine Kirby Crow's sons, Samuel Lewis Crow, is buried at Enterprise Cemetery, Grayson County, Texas.

    My relationship to these Crows is though a perfect DNA match with the living male descendant of the family, so I do not know exactly how I am related to them, yet.

    Crow Family DNA Project



 

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