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This cemetery is on Hwy 44, southwest of DeKalb. It is located on private property back in the pasture; which is fenced with a locked gate. It was visited on 09 Sep 2004 by Anna Brett and Doris Lindblad. A work crew had cleaned the burial area and was erecting a sign that day to identify it as Rosser Cemetery.  

Work Crew Photo's

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Views of the Cemetery

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A Full view of sign with cemetery

Inside an iron fence (no entry gate) were nine marked graves:

Flat concrete marker, approx 18” x 30”, no identifying information

7 concrete markers approx 6’-8” wide with only initials:







?LG (tree had grown around outer edge of stone)

One stone with the word HERE. The top of this stone had been broken off and upper part was not located. 

About 10 feet away, outside the iron fence, was one CSA marker:

ROSSER, M.V.  no dates   Co C or G., Bird’s Miss Cav   Before cleaning


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Probate records of Bowie County show Mary Rosser died Nov 2, 1920 at her home in Bowie County.  M. V. Rosser died Jul 10, 1922 died in Bowie County.

(Note: Mart V ROSSER, age 74 was enumerated in the 1920 Bowie County, Precinct 3 Census with his wife, Mary. It is believed that Mary may be buried here as well) 

Death records indicate that STINSON, Elvin Floyd    4/30/1942 – 7/5/1942, son of Walter and Ollie Duncan Stinson is buried in Rosser Cemetery. No headstone found. 

The inventory done by the DAR in the 1950’s indicates the following persons in this burial area:

BURKHEAD, W.A.   1812 – 1862

GODWIN, W.J.     no dates

                   E.S.     no dates

                   S.J.      1880-1884

ROSSER, M.V.    no dates    Co O, Bird’s Miss Cav, C.S.A.

One other staked grave; four grave mounds

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