Becknell Cemetery 1865,"This cemetery is located in the southwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33 Deg 37.691N, 95 Deg 10.153W. This cemetery is located about 6 miles west of Clarksville, the first branch bottom east of the roadside park on Hwy. 82. It is about 150 yards south of the highway in a field on the William Becknell Survey. On 20 Dec 1861 there is a deed from Mary Becknell to Methodist Episcopal Church for 6 acres SW corner Becknells Prairie and filed for record on 24 Dec 1861 in Book CH N page 457. There is a conveyance of a 1 acre tract on the west side of Becknell's Prairie from W. W. Scaff to the Becknell West School Commission made on 14 Sep 1882 and filed for record on 2 May 1883 in Book CH Vol 5 Page 401. There are signs of recent brush cutting and general clean-up to the area. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale on 24 Jan 1999. We walked through the briers on 21 Jan 2003 to again visit and to find no more cleanup has been done on this historic site. We took the GPS Coordinates while there this time."
Saturday, 25-Feb-2012 22:47:36 MST
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