Davenport Cemetery

"Davenport","Cemetery"," ","Davenport","This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant of Red River County, Texas and has been lost. From local rumors the cemetery was named for a post Civil War carpetbagger named Davenport. Rumor has it that the man was thoroughly disliked and that he was buried in a fancy brick mausoleum in this cemetery. It is also told that during a rise on Red River in 1908 that most of the community gathered to watch the mausoleum slough off into the river. Location is near the site of old Jonesboro and this information garnered from Robert Williams living a mile west of the site. His father, also Robert Williams, also had related the story prior to his death. This information taken on 6 Feb 2000 by Lawrence and Sue Dale."



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