Red River County
Ward Cemetery 25 Aug
1855,"This cemetery is located in the northwest quadrant
of Red River County, Texas. GPS COORDINATES: Datum WGS84: 33
Deg 40.376N, 95 Deg 12.319W, El 427 ft. This cemetery is located
northwest of the Bagwell community. It is supposedly on Wards
Creek on land owned by Frank and Sybil Bush Coffman. The grave
areas are well fenced with a chain link type fence. There are
also burials of 7 Negro slaves here and are marked collectively.
From an included obituary, name of this cemetery is referred
to as L. W. Ward Cemetery. The earliest marked burial is that
of child of L. W. and Melvina M. Ward, Charley, who died on 25
Aug 1855. This cemetery was surveyed by Lawrence and Sue Dale
on 15 Nov 1999. We visited the site again on 17 Feb 2004 and
took the GPS readings. We also did a re walk of the cemetery
checking for new burials and noting marker changes."