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Dugan Cemetery


Hunt Co., Texas

September 30, 2001
by Patricia Nall and Elaine Nall Bay

Directions

From Hwy 380 at Farmersville, turn south onto Hwy 78. Travel 10 miles to FM 6; turn east. Travel FM 6 for approximately 10 miles (through Nevada and Josephine). Turn onto Hunt Co. Road 2700 across from Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. cemetery; the cemetery is in a pasture on the left/east side of the road.

From Greenville, travel south on Hwy 30 towards Rockwall/Dallas. Take the Caddo Mills exit. Travel west on FM 1903 approximately 1 mile. Turn right (north) onto FM 36 and travel approximately ¾ mile, crossing RR tracks. At stop sign turn left onto SH 66. Travel about ½ mile to FM 6, turning right west for approx 7/10 mile. Turn onto Hunt Co Road 2700 across from Caddo Mills I.O.O.F. cemetery; the cemetery is in a pasture on the left/east side of the road.

Introduction

To determine the presence of unmarked graves, the grave dowsing method was used. If a body was present, the rods crossed in front of the person when she was over the grave. To determine the approximate age of the person buried in an unmarked grave, we began at the foot/head of the grave and walked the length. The rods crossed at the feet/head and remained crossed until we reached the other end (feet/head). By counting steps, we figured the age by the following rules:

1-2 steps indicates an infant

2-3 steps indicates a toddler

3-4 steps indicates a child

5 steps indicates an adolescent or short adult

6 steps indicates an adult

7 steps indicates a tall adult

History

This cemetery was begun as a private burial ground in approximately 1879 on land that, at the time, was a part of the farm of George Henry Dugan and Callie Briscoe Dugan, both of whom are interred here. Burials here include family members of some of the early settlers in this region of Texas. Care for the cemetery is provided by the Caddo I.O.O.F. Cemetery Association through a grant made by Clyde Murray Clark.

The marker inside cemetery grounds indicates the cemetery is known as the Dugan Cemetery. The cemetery sign posted on FM 6 indicates the cemetery is known as the Duncan Cemetery.

Physical description

The cemetery is fenced in a private pasture. To the east of the cemetery is a large tank for watering stock. Graves were found to exist on the perimeter of the cemetery, i.e. in the fence line. The rows run in a north-south direction. Between the rows marked with tombstones and concrete blocks are several rows of unmarked graves, burials of which are those of infants and/or small children. There are two large markers, which have burial information for two persons on each side of the marker. These persons are found to be buried side-by-side or foot-to-head.

The cemetery was transcribed in rows, beginning in the northwest corner of the fenced area and moving in a northeast direction to the opposite fence. Rows were read, beginning at the northwest side of the cemetery and moving to the southeast side of the cemetery.

Map of Cemetery

Cemetery History Marker

Name

Birth

Death

Comments

 

Row 1

 

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

 

Vittetoe, Robert L.

1867

1934

 

 

Vittetoe, Ara E.

1885

1901

 

 

Vittetoe, M. Fanny

1875

1935

 

 

Vittetoe, H. Belle

1878

1910

 

 

Vittetoe, Martha W.

1849

1907

 

 

Vittetoe, Willie

1883

1901

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Adult male

 

Dugan, infant son

 

Sept 22 1921

s/o T.T. & Bettie Dugan

 

Dugan, William T.

Oct 08 1919

June 02 1923

“Billy”

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male child

 

Row 2

 

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Row 3

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adolescent

Clark, Walter Duncan

Dec 16 1877

Dec 15 1961

Begin Clark plot

Clark, Mable Coleta

Feb 13 1883

Dec 9 1918

 

Clark, infant

----

----

d/o Walter & Coleta Clark

Clark, Walter Ralph

Mar 21 1905

June 23 1960

Texas CHTORP US Navy

WWI & Korea

Clark, M.H.

1881

1914

 

Clark, Burgess

Oct 16 1832

May 7 1908

 

Clark, Mary Jane

Dec 12 1838

Oct 13 1919

 

Clark, Hugh L.

Apr 22 1869

Oct 13 1901

 

Clark, Beulah Lee

Nov 30 1870

Oct 21 1953

 

Clark, Roxy

May 14 1894

Oct 23 1913

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adult

Unmarked grave

 

 

(All graves are unmarked; southeast curb of Clark plot lies across these graves)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Thorn tree

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

male

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Row 4

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Johnston, Robert W.

Oct 5 1887

Oct 6 1887

s/o L.T. & M.C. Johnston

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - under thorn tree

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Row 5 (begins even with north gate post)

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Johnston, Joseph E.

Oct 7 1885

July 5 1886

 

Johnston, M.C.

Oct 4 1848

Oct 5 1887

Wife of L.T. Johnston

Huge cedar tree

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Klug, Henry

Apr 10 1841

Aug 18 1901

Born in Germany

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Row 6 (begins even with south gate post)

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler (located at base of cedar tree)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant (located south of Klug tombstone)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Row 7

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult (located in west fence line)

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adolescent

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Judy, George J.

Jan 29 1855

May 14 1895

s/o G.H. & Virginia Judy

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Judy, Eddie B.

Sept 1 1871

Dec 17 b1886

S/o G.H. & Virginia Judy

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Judy, Virginia

Feb 15 1832

July 5 1907

Wife of G.H. Judy 
Aged 75 yr, 4 mo, 21 days

Judy, Geo. H.

Aug 17 1826

July 30 1916

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Conner, Johnie

Sept 6 1891

Dec 21 1893

s/o E.M. & E.C. Conner 2nd view

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adult

Row 8

 

 

 

Caldwell, W.T.

----

----

footstone

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Judy, Mattie A.

Mar 10 1866

Sept 26 1886

d/o G.H. & Virginia Judy

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Row 9

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Dugan, infant

----

1885

s/o H.C. & Ella Dugan

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Dugan, Hattie B.

June 7 1863

Mar 22 1880

Wife of H.C. Dugan

Dugan, H.C.

Dec 10 1853

Dec 30 1924

 

Dugan, infant

Mar 19 1880

Mar 19 1880

s/o H.C. Dugan

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Judy, Annie B.

July 15 1891

Jan 27 1897

s/o J.W. & S.L. Judy

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - adult

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male toddler

Row 10 (begins at southwest corner of fence)

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Row 11 (begins in southwest extension)

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Empty spot

 

 

 

Stevenson, Minnie B.

Mar 8 1871

Jan 31 1895

wife of G.F. Stevenson
footstone

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - adult

Long, Johnnie P.

Jan 22 1891

Jan 29 1894

s/o R.A. & Fannie Long
footstone

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Empty spot

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Dugan, J.C.

Dec 28 1870

May 08 1910

Husband of Sudie Dugan
footstone

Dugan, George H.

Aug 21 1834

Jan 19 1911

footstone

Dugan, Callie B.

Jan 22 1841

Nov 7 1886

wife of G.H. Dugan
2nd view

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Dugan, Thomas

Apr 1 1876

Sept 7 1877

Tomie” 
s/o George H. & Callie Briscoe Dugan

“First person buried in this cemetery”

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Strawn, infant

Dec 19 1898

Dec 19 1898

s/o W.F. & Lura Strawn

Row 12

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - child

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - toddler

Unmarked grave

 

 

Female - infant

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male - infant

Empty spot

 

 

 

Fence & underbrush against south fence line prohibits continuation of survey on this row.

 

 

 

Unmarked grave

 

 

Male

Unmarked grave

 

 

 

Row 13

 

 

 

Stevenson, Mrs. Gussie F.

Dec 4 1871

May 8 1900

2nd view
footstone

Stevenson, Lee W.

Feb 3 1866

June 25 1898

2nd view
footstone

Stevenson, Leo

Sept 11 1896

Sept 15 1896

2nd view
back of stone

Stevenson, Lewie E.

Sept 6 1894

Sept 9 1895

 

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