Catonville Cemetery
Red River County Texas
Transcribed by Jim H. Thomas

From the intersection of US 82 and TX 37 west of Clarksville, proceed on US 82 west 8.2 miles. Turn south on CR 1270 at the cem. highway marker toward Jan Kay Ranch. Proceed 1 mile to a locked gate on the right. The cemetery is about 300 yards up the hill to the southwest. It is fenced from the pasture and there are large cedar trees in and around the cemetery. Note: The large cedar tree in the southeast corner of the cemetery is inhabited by honeybees. A sign posted in the cemetery reads as follows:

"Chambers Cemetery. Also called Catonville Cemetery dates back to 1840s. Colonel John Ayres Chambers deeded this land as public cemetery. Adjoining on south is 1 1/2 acre Black cemetery deeded by Dr. Van Dyke. A public road gave access to both until the 1950s." There are no markers in the south section. This is a complete listing and all markers were transcribed as accurately as possible. Items in () are my additions.
Barnwell, M.W. Feb. 16, 1842. Sept. 23, 1919.
Gone but not forgotten
Barnwell, David C. son of M.W. & Mary Barnwell
Born Aug. 11, 1881. Died July 11, 1887
Known and unknown human devine
Sweet darling hand lips and eyes
Dear heavenly one thou canst not die
More thine forever mine
Barnwell, Bee 1872 - 1944
Brown, Frances Andrew Born Nov. 17, 1857 Died Dec. 11, 1921.
I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead He is just away.
Think of him faring on as dear
In the love of there as the love of here
Think of him still as the same, I say
He is not dead, he is just gone away
Brown, Fida A. wife of F.A. Brown
Born Mar. 1, 1858. Died Jan. 17, 1910.
Sleep on wife, Thy work is done.
Jesus has come & borne thee home.
Brown, Eugene R. Born Feb. 2, 1884. Died Aug. 1, 1887.
All that was taken shall be made good
All that puzzles me understood
And the wee white hands I lost one day
Shall lead us in the better way.
Caton, Bettie wife of C.A. Caton
born April 1, 1867. died Feb. 19, 1890.
(broken stone)
Precious in the sight of the lord is the death of his saints.
(Caton), Little Rockie dau. of C.A. & Bettie Caton
Born Jan. 11, 1887. Died Aug. 25, 1887
Caton Sr., James H. Nov. 15, 1838. Apr. 4, 1907. Father
Caton, Mary S. July 27, 1843. Feb. 25, 1890. Mother
(Caton), George E. son of J.H. & M.S. Caton Born Sept. 25, 1880. Died Oct. 17, 1884
(Caton), Infant son of J.H. & M.S. Caton
Born &. Died Aug. 14, 1886.
Caton, Susan E. wife of J.A. Dinwiddie. Born May 2, 1857. Died June 12, 1883.
What to me is life without thee
Darkness and despair alone;
When with sighs I seek to find thee
This tomb proclaims that thou art gone.
Chambers; Edward Born Nov. 9, 1787. Died Jul 17, 1863.
Chambers, John A. Born Oct. 20, 1812. Died APL. 9, 1875.
Chambers, Lucy A. Born Aug. 5, 1817. Died Aug. 13, 1878.
Coleman, Amos L. Born Mar. 25, 1890 Died May. 3, 1921
.A precious one from us has gone
.A voice we loved is silent,
.A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in his wisdom has recalled,
The boon his love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The son lis safe in Heaven.
(Collins), Lucy Alice. wife of T.J. Collins. Born March 31, 1855. Died Oct. 14, 1883.
Shed not for me the bitter tear
Nor give heart to vain regret
Tis but the casket that lies here
The gem that filled it sparkles yet
(Davis), Charles Wesle son of E.G. & Sallie J. Davis
Born Apr. 16, 1884, Died July 12, 1885.
Suffer little children to come unto me
and forbid them not for of such is the
kingdom of heaven.
Gaines, Thomas F. Oct. 11, 1855 Jul. 21, 1943
Gaines, May E. Dec. 24, 1853 Sept. 17, 1936
(Gaines), Little Fred son of T.F. & M.E. Gaines Born Aug. 10, 1887. Died June 18, 1897.
Dearest Fred thou has left us, Here thy loss we deeply feel But his God that has briefly (difficult to read) He can all our sorrows heal.
(Gaines), Mamie dau. of T.F. & M.E. Gaines. Born Oct. 9, and died Oct. 20, 1882. Budded on Earth to Bloom in heaven.
(Gaines), Mary Belle daughter of E.C. & C.B. Gaines Born & Died Aug. 22, 1912.
Gaines, Thermon 1879 - 1938
Garrison, J.H.B. Born in Spartanburg S.C. June 16, 1861 Died July 16, 1927
Garrison, Mary (Somerville) 1871 - 1968
(Hays), Allen P. son of BS & MA Hays Born Nov. 18, 1882. Died Nov. 7, 1890.
Suffer little children to come unto me,
And forbid them not for of such is the
Kingdom of God
Hays, Maggie daughter of M.W. & Mary Barnwell
Born Aug. 29 1883
married to Al Coleman Dec. 27, 1911.
Died Jan 13, 1918.
Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.
Nelson, T B Aug. 30, 1859 Dec, 26, 1936
Nelson, Luella June 27, 1863 Feb. 11, 1951
Robbins, Sallie E. wife of I.R. Robbins
Born May 23, 1848. Died Dec. 24, 1867.
(broken stone)
None knew her but to love her
Somerville, William Ireland Capt Co K 32 Regt Texas Cav
Confederate States Army
May 17, 1829 May 13, 1917
Somerville, Capt. Wm. Born in Ireland May 17, 1829 Died May 13, 1917
Faithful until death
Asleep in Jesus
Somerville, Martha S. Wife of Wm. Somerville
Died Feb. 27, 1882. aged 35 Yrs.
(broken stone)
She died as she lived, trusting in God.
(Somerville), Susan Myra Dau. of William & Martha Somerville
Born Dec. 22, 1879. Died Mar. 28, 1914
Aged 34 yrs. 3 mos 6 das.
She died as she lived, trusting God.
Somerville, Lucy Kate Born Dec. 3, 1867, Died Dec. 31, 1890. AGE 23 YRS
Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life:
he that believeth on Me. though he were dead.
yet shall he live.
Somerville, Willie Dec. 1, 1872 Sept. 22, 1927
At Rest
Somerville, Willie Katherine Aug. 7, 1927 Our baby
Sport, Levi H. Born Mar. 9, 1832. Died Aug. 28, 1888.
Gone but not forgotten
Stroupe, Oscar P Dec 24, 1892 July 7, 1952 Texas Cook US Army WWI
Stroupe, Maggie 1888 - 1959
Thomas, George W. Nov. 25, 1852 Mar. 25, 1928
Thy life was beauty, truth, goodness & love.

(George W. Thomas married Roxana A. Northcott in Rutherford Co. Tennessee on Jan. 27, 1875 and moved to Red River Co. Texas between 1880 and 1884. He was a son of Zack Thomas and Isabel Travis who were married in Cannon Co. Tennessee on Oct. 8, 1850-buried somewhere in Rutherford/Cannon area.)
(Thomas), R.A. Northcott wife of G.W. Thomas
Born June 2, 1852 Died Nov. 20, 1889
She made my home lovely.
Turnbow, J.D. July 15, 1888 May 13, 1941 In Memory Of
Van Dyke, Willy son of James. Caton
Born Nov. 5, 1885 Died Jan. 17, 1887


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