|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.
||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
||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.
||wife of C.A. Caton
born April 1, 1867. died Feb. 19, 1890.
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
||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.
||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
||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.
||1879 - 1938
||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
||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
||June 27, 1863 Feb. 11, 1951
|Robbins, Sallie E.
||wife of I.R. Robbins
Born May 23, 1848. Died Dec. 24, 1867.
None knew her but to love her
||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.
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
Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life:
he that believeth on Me. though he were dead.
yet shall he live.
ASLEEP IN JESUS
||Dec. 1, 1872 Sept. 22, 1927
|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
||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.
||July 15, 1888 May 13, 1941 In Memory Of
|Van Dyke, Willy
||son of James. Caton
Born Nov. 5, 1885 Died Jan. 17, 1887