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  North Rich & South Rich Cemeteries

Original list from Charlotte Holder, Elaine Nall Bay added information and some names.
This cemetery is in two parts and located on Paw Paw Creek NW of Gordanville
There are two cemetery sections a North one and a South. 
At first I thought it may have been a seperate black cemetery on the south part but researching census records show that it is mixed. It is possible that the area between the stones may have been the middle of the cemetery and filled with graves now unmarked, any information is appreciated.

North Cemetery
This cemetery was named for the Rich Family who owned the land it is on.
The daughter of William Aldridge, Sarah M. Aldridge, wed Robert Carl Rich of this Rich family.

It is divided into two parts.

Aldridge, Ida               21 Aug 1868-1 Aug 1895 

Aldridge, Martha Frances Sears  7 Feb 1839 - 1925
Wife of W.W. Aldridge, wed 1 Apr 1858 in Fannin Co., Tx.
Died in Pittsburg Co., Oklahoma in 1925 and is not buried in this cemetery
D/o Christopher Sears & Mary Harless.
Her father, Christopher, settled near Whitewright in Fannin County.

Aldridge, William Watson       19 August 1833 - 30 May 1902 
Born in Maury Co. Tennessee
S/o John Aldridge & Permelia Ann Squires
They settled east of Whitewright in Fannin County.
Died in the Red Branch Community near this cemetery. 

Threadgill, Felix H.     26 July 1856 - 14 February 1917 

ySouth Cemetery
 Additional data marked * by Gwen Coleman

Coker, Mary                15 September 1872 - 1 August 1895

Flowers, E P Rose (Elmira)    10 September 1843 -  24 April 1883 
"In Memory Lives with us"  Wife of A J Flowers; (*1880 and 1900 census in precinct 7 of Grayson County.  Andrew J. Flowers)

Flowers, W.T.       24 April 1883 - 27 April 1883
Gone to a ------------ land (*this stone is broken)

James, Henry             died 13 February 1886
Age 50 years

Mann, J.A.                   16 June 1831 - 15 November 1889

Macy, Ora                   27 June 1873 - 8 April 1883

(Please read the story of C. Porter)

Porter, A.L.                13 Feb 1812-1 Sep 1891
* appears on the 1870 census, Pct 3, Whitesboro
Born Mecklenburg Co., North Carolina
Resided in Gason Co., North Carolina where he is listed as a "mechanic" prior to enlisting during the Civil War
Confederate Veteran from Gaston Co., North Carolina
Enlisted at Dallas, Gaston Co., NC at the age of 47 on 1 May 1861; present & accounted for until his discharge
Private. Co. M. 16th NC
Discharge 28 July 1862 for being overaged
*information contributed by Bruce Cloninger

See the military page on his comrade Emanuel Rudasill for more information about the company A.L. Porter served in.

Porter, Elmira Rich  died 4 July 1874
Aged 45 years 
* appears on the 1870 census, Pct 3, Whitesboro

Tillew, J.H.                  15 Mar 1853-23 Oct 1900

Watson, Lou                30 Apr 1876-1 Nov 1876
d/o W.M. & F.J. Watson
* Lou Watson in 1880 census Pct 7, Grayson Co. She was listed as 4 years of age, the d/o Wallace M & Leah J Watson, listed as a Mulatto family.)

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