Sand Flat Cemetery
(Black)
Henderson County Texas


History of the Cemetery Directions to the Cemetery Transciption
Historic Texas Cemetery Photos Veterans of this Cemetery

History of the Cemetery

If you have any information about this cemetery please contact Bunny Freeman


Directions To

From the Courthouse in Athens go Highway 19 north 3.6 miles. Turn left on blacktop road and go west 2.6 miles. Cemetery is located on left hand side of road with entry sign.


Enumeration

?, Margie B. 15 May ????-3 Feb 1970
*Found in the Texas Death Records a Margie Ree Ethridge died 3 Feb 1970 in Brazoria Co., Tx.
AAbby, Atsie Lee Garrett Postell    September 7, 1908 to September 9, 2001
Abbey, Fannie 2 Jan 1878-23 Nov 1912 daughter of Allen & Persila
Abbey, Julia 1 Jan 1879-28 May 1953
Abbey, Thelma V. 5 Oct 1907-16 Jul 1930
Abbey, Waco 12 Mar 1878-18 Apr 1946 son of Allen
Abbey, William J. 23 Mar 1905-24 Decc 1966
Albright, James 14 Feb 1906-18 Dec 1907
Albright, Mandy 28 Oct 1877-16 Oct 1907 wife of J. P.
Andrews, Frank J. 8 Aug 1892-14 Jul 1978
*(Frank Andrews obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Andrews, Hattie M. 27 Jul 1939-26 Sep 1972
Andrews, Lennie B. (Mrs) 22 Aug 1901-22 Feb 1977
Andrews, Persentha 2 Aug 1935-11 Apr 1976 PFC US Army Korea
Arvette, S. 3 Mar 1968-3 Mar 1968
Basher, Claudie 1926-1979
Basher, Irene 29 May 1929-18 Nov 1951
Basher, J. P. 3 Mar 1905-27 Dec 1982
*(J. P. Basher obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Basher, Leanda 10 Feb 1865-17 apr 1922
Basher, Willie John 1905-1974
Bell, Lonnie B. (Rev) 11 Mar 1892-3 Mar 1961
Bethel, Jefferson 1890-1978 PVT US Army WWI
Bethel, Thad no date- 15 Mar 1910 age 106 yrs.
Blair, Georgia A. 10 Jun 1919-20 Feb 1971
Blair, Henrietta 12 Dec 1891-23 Dec 1963
Blair, Tom no dates
Broom, Edmonia 24 Feb 1864-12 Aug 1900 wife of E. B.
Broom, J. M. 11 Mar 1884-3 Oct 1895 son of G. D. & E. D.
Burgess, Jack Herman 14 Apr 1923-10 Dec 1998
Campbell, Ann 24 Sep 1905-19 May 1927 wife of J. D. Manion
Campbell, Druecille 1 Mar 1906-10 Jan 1980
*(Druecille Campbell obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Campbell, Edward 11 Nov 1896-no death date
Campbell, Henry 7 Mar 1893-8 Sep 1972
Campbell, Joe 1869-1953
Campbell, Josie 1871-1954
Campbell, Reberta 1 Jan 1902-23 Dec 1972
Chase, Mary W. 12 Jan 1872-4 Sep 1969
Corbin, ? no date-22 Jan 1916 age 60 yrs
Corbin, Sweetie 14 Sep 1884-20 Aug 1916
Cox, Claud 6 Jun 1905-2 Apr 1982
Cummings, Mitchel 16 Sep 1907-4 Feb 1908 son of J. M. & M. A.
Davis, Nellie 5 Aug 1884-18 Feb 1960
Davis, J. L. 3 Jan 1954-9 Apr 1974
Dillard, Gwen 30 Jul 1948-21 Sep 2000
Dixon, B. Ella 3 May 1909-23 Jan 1978
*(Ella Dixon obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Earls, George 27 Oct 1883-19 Oct 1960
Earls, Hanson 18 Sep 1885-4 Jul 1941
Earls, Jettie 8 Sep 1902-29 Dec 1964
Earls, Laura G. 12 Dec 1880-23 May 1957
Earls, Sleana 26 Jan 1883-5 Jul 1965
Edwards, Willie Jr. 18 Jul 1944-7 Aug 1980
Foreman, Dutch 30 Apr 1896-4 Jan 1958 PVT 165 Depot Bn. WWI
Fulton, Martha 18 Nov 1828-1880 daugher of W. & E.
Garrett, Doretha Campbell   September 22, 1892 to October 5, 1985
Garrett, Herman 22 Jun 1910-3 Aug 1980
*(Herman Garrett obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Garrett, T. J. 1860-22 May 1922
Garrett, TN (Ten)  October 30, 1889 to January 30, 1960
Gaton, Earls 11 Dec 1881-28 Feb 1904 son of Jim & Rinda
Gaton, Hanna no date-27 Nov ??? age 95 yrs
Gaton, Jim 11 Nov 1855-5 Apr 1924 husband of Rinda
Gayden, J. D. Jr. 25 May 1925-7 Aug 1978
Gayden, Mary Fannie 26 Feb 1900- 28 Aug 1927
Givens, ? no dates
Givens, Cleophis 13 Feb 1919-19 Aug 1976
Givens, Darlene 22 Feb 1960-11 Dec 1979 daughter of Robert & Georgia
Givens, Dennis 20 Mar 1896-3 Apr 1919 son of H. & L. E.
Givens, Eddie J. 15 Nov 1904-3 Nov 1978
*(Eddie Givens obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Givens, Feeander 11 Nov 1907-31 Jul 1948
Givens, Gennie 21 Jul 1896-26 Jun 1979
*(Gennie Givens obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Givens, Henry 2 Dec 1843-20 Jun 1920
Givens, Issac Charles 20 Feb 1975-28 Jun 1982
*(Issac Givens obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Givens, James Eddie 13 Feb 1919-19 Aug 1976 son of E. J. & K. B.
Givens, Jane 3 Nov 1853-8 Feb 1922
Givens, John 22 Dec 1855-28 Dec 1967
Givens, Katie B. 7 Feb 1907-28 Aug 1982
*(Katie Givens obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Givens, Norman 19 Sep 1891-19 Nov 1892 son of H. & L
Givens, Onie B. no dates PVT US Army WWII
Gordon, Green 28 Mar 1903-23 Apr 1972
Gordon, Linnie 13 Jul 1905-16 Jan 1977
Gordon, Stella 14 Oct 1886-20 Dec 1929
Gordon, W. J. 15 Mar 1926-7 Sep 1970 PFC US Army WWII
Gordon, Willie 30 Sep 1873-12 Dec 1952
Grant, Ervin 1880-1883 son of Nathay & Resa
Grayton, fronnia16 Apr 186520 Jun 1917
Hensoley, Willie 4 Mar 1898-Sep 1901 son of Dock & Mary
Hollie, G. H. 11 Aug 1906-20 May 1984
Jackson, Baby Girl 14 Dec 1967-14 Dec 1967
Jackson, Daniel 9 Jun 1893-25 Jul 1965 Cook, Co A 355 Labor Bn. OMC WWI
Jackson, Dave 12 Jul 1888-23 Jul 1914
Jackson, Infant no dates son of W. J. & Perlie
Jackson, John Andrew Will 15 Jun 1865-23 Dec 1921
Jackson, Lucinda 19 Feb 1885-21 Sep 1928
Jackson, Peral 30 Jul 1883-12 Oct 1922
Johnson, William 11 Dec 1945-4 Mar 1966 PFC US MarineCorps Vietnam PH
Jones, Everlina 15 Sep 1915- 19 Jun 1968
Jones, Gene no dates
Jones, George 11 Aug 1907-13 Mar 1973
Jones, Mandy Smith 9 Dec 1872-3 Apr 1946
Larkin, Velina 1921-1960 (dates maybe wrong)
Lewis, Dorothy Lynn 9 May 1951-23 May 1983
Manion, ? (unreadable)
Manion, Carrie 28 OCg 1888-5 Dec 1915
Manion, E. A. 7 Mar 1893-18 Nov 1928
Manion, George D. 20 Dec 1868-19 May 1931
Manion, Ike 5 Mar 1866-7 Jan 1895 husband of Mary
Manion, Penola Nov 1865-5 Aug 1884 daughter of Joe & Malisia
Manion, T. Z. 12 Oct 1889-22 Sep 1929
Moore, Albert 1835-1885
Moore, C. H. 25 Dec 1865-3 Feb 1926
Moore, Fannie 1892-1897 daughter of CH & GA
Moore, Infant 2 Apr 1893-2 Apr 1893 daughter of SM & Mary
Moore, Laura G. (Givens)30 Mar 1906-20 Jul 1981
*(Laura Givens Moore obituary located at Henderson County Historical Commission)
Morgan, Eugene 1895-24 Nov 1918 PVT 21 Inf WWI
Morgan, Jeff Davis 1860-1918
Nobles, Bulford 15 Jul 1895-28 Jun 1962 PVT Co. D 507 Eng. WWI
Nobles, Willie James 23 Dec 1918-17 Nov 1975 CPL US Army WWII
Overton, Malvinnia 11 Sep 1914-22 Nov 1981
Payne, Annie Mae 10 Dec 1900-23 Feb 1953
Payne, Ellen 1855-30 Dec 1921
Pruitt, Lurency Moore 19 Aug 1927-2 Jul 1967
Richardson, Adear 6 Jun 1880-4 Mar 1892 daughter of M.C. & L.
Richardson, Infant 27 May 1896-17 apr 1897 daughter of ER
Royal, Abe no date-18 Nov 1911
Royal, Bennie 11 Jan 1919-20 Dec 1969
Royal, Clarrissa 25 Dec 1844-20 Mar 1884 wife of Abe
Royal, Dimon 9 May 1900-28 May 1901 daughter of H F & Serrene
Royal, Frank May 1861-9 Feb 1915 husband of Serrene
Royal, Frank Joe 19 Nov 1912-31 May 1934
Royal, Georgia Mae 15 Aug 1898-28 May 1955 wife of Oliver Sr.
Royal, Henry Frank 17 Jan 1924-4 Dec 1968 CPL US Marine Corps WWII
Royal, Larah 1874-1885 daughter of A & C
Royal, Nancy L. 7 Feb 1894-25 Jul 1973
Royal, Sarah E. 1899-1972
Royal, Serrene Oct 1866-2 Jul 1935 wife of H. F.
Royal, Thomas 1869-1885 son of A & C
Royal, Thomas J. 18 Jul 1894-19 May 1961
Royal, W. G. 3 Feb 1893-11 Feb 1894
Sheppard, Pearilie 1 Sep 1895-1 May 1897 daughter of J. M. & Mary
Smith, Clarrissa 5 Dec 1879-8 Sep 1911 wife of Joe
Smith, George 1899-1899 son of Obe & Tennessee
Smith, Rosie Lee 21 Jul 1897-11 Dec 1926 wife of G. C.
Stansell, Tinsel no date-28 Dec 1977 age 68 yrs.
Stonewall, Roxie Ann 28 Apr 1893-24 Jan 1923
Thompson, Bob 29 Jul 1902-26 Oct 1960
Thompson, Granvill 10 Jan 1887-29 Oct 1918
Thompson, Hattie L. 1 Aug 1906-23 Oct 1982
Wesley, Roenia R. 11 Apr 1924-30 Oct 1983
Williams, Elya 13 Jan 1903-17 Feb 1984
Williamson, Sam T. 29 Oct 1859-30 Dec 1947 PFC 332 Labor BN QMC WWI
Wright, Allen 1877-15 Feb 1897 son of GA & Lettie
Wright, Arbella 4 Nov 1863-29 Dec ???? wife of G. W.
Wright, Man Sep 1897-15 Feb 1897
Young, Fayrene 13 Feb 1918-3 Sep 1941
1 Grave marked with A. L. S. on stone
1 Grave marker with no date or inscription
1 Grave marked with wooden stake
3 Grave marked with stone
unknown Infant Grave no dates
13 unmarked Grave no dates


Historic Texas Cemetery

R E S O L U T I O N


WHEREAS, The Sand Flat Cemetery in Henderson County has been recognized with a Historic Texas Cemetery marker from the Texas Historical Commission; and

WHEREAS, In 1856, pioneer Joseph M. Stirman donated land in the Sand Flat community northwest of Athens for a church and school to serve all residents, regardless of race or religion; two acres were set aside as a graveyard for African Americans, and the first burial was recorded in 1884, when Clarissa Andrews Royal was laid to rest; her husband, Abraham Royal, and a number of their descendants were interred nearby in later years; and

WHEREAS, Other prominent settlers buried in the SandFlat Cemetery include Henry Givens and Joseph Manion; believed to have been brought to Henderson County as slaves in 1855, both men became farmers, and like Abraham Royal, they were registered on the Black Voters List; Mr. Givens further served as a school trustee in the early years of the community; and

WEREAS, In time, the graveyard became the final resting place for many education professionals and for veterans of the two World Wars, the Dorean Conflict, and the Vietnam War; today, descendants of the settlers provide much of the care for the site; the current officers of the Cemetery Association are president George Jones, vice president Earl Brown, treasurer Ivory Joe Givens, secretary Kim Allen, and board member Edward Johnson; and

WEREAS, The preservation of Sand Flat Cemetery reflects a profound respect for the contributions of those who helped build the community in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the receipt of this prestigious honor from the Texas Historical Commission will allow visitors to gain a greater appreciation for the rich heritage of this locality; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED
, That the House of Representatives of the 83re Texas Legislature hereby commemorate the dedication of a Historic Texas Cemetery marker at Sand Flat Cemetery and Commend all those associated with the care of the site and with the effort to secure this award; and, be it further

RESOLVED, That an Official copy of this resolution be prepared for the Sand Flat Cemetery Association as an expression of high regard by the Texas House of Representatives.


Photos



Photos courtesy of Holli Boone Kees

Photos of this cemetery wanted


Veterans

Andrews, Persentha 2 Aug 1935-11 Apr 1976 PFC US Army Korea
Bethel, Jefferson 1890-1978 PVT US Army WWI
Foreman, Dutch 30 Apr 1896-4 Jan 1958 PVT 165 Depot Bn. WWI
Givens, Onie B. no dates PVT US Army WWII
Gordon, W. J. 15 Mar 1926-7 Sep 1970 PFC US Army WWII
Jackson, Daniel 9 Jun 1893-25 Jul 1965 Cook, Co A 355 Labor Bn. OMC WWI
Johnson, William 11 Dec 1945-4 Mar 1966 PFC US MarineCorps Vietnam PH
Morgan, Eugene 1895-24 Nov 1918 PVT 21 Inf WWI
Nobles, Bulford 15 Jul 1895-28 Jun 1962 PVT Co. D 507 Eng. WWI
Nobles, Willie James 23 Dec 1918-17 Nov 1975 CPL US Army WWII
Royal, Henry Frank 17 Jan 1924-4 Dec 1968 CPL US Marine Corps WWII
Williamson, Sam T. 29 Oct 1859-30 Dec 1947 PFC 332 Labor BN QMC WWI

Veteran information provided by Holli Boone Kees


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