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Rhodes Chapel Cemetery
Go 2.2 miles north on Hwy 14 from the junction of Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 14. At this point, there will be a large old two-story house on the left. Turn right and cross the railroad tracks. This is a high crossing as opposed to the two low crossings coming out of Bremond. After turning right go 4/10 mile. There will be a farmer's gate to the right. The gate will cross the opening diagonally. Standing at the gate looking at the farmer's house, the cemetery will be on the left behind a small fenced pasture. The farmer's name is Mr. Kubiak. The gate is usually unlocked and is electric. Open the gate by pushing a button on your left. Go through the opening and then close the gate with a button on your right. Go to the farmhouse and tell Mr. Kubiak you want to go to the cemetery. His yard is fenced and he has a large dog which may bark. You can drive right up to the cemetery which may be full of cows. To get there from Bremond, go 2.2 miles south from Bremond State Bank. The house will then be on your right and the road on your left. From the spot where Hwy. 6 & Hwy. 14 split, head north towards Bremond on Hwy. 14. This cemetery is off in a pasture on the right about 4/10 of a mile down.
ALLEN, A. J., 2.16.1831 - 12.12.1882, w Mary A.
ALLEN, JOHN E., 11.14.1851 - 12.8.1898
ALLEN, JOHNNIE, 11.14.1851 - 12.3.1898
ALLEN, MARY A., 8.10.1834 - 9.27.1897, h A. J. Allen
BAJONSKI, FRANCISZKA PIETRZYKOWSKI, ? - 1877, b Poland, h Franek Bajonski, she had at least two sisters and one brother, one of her sisters married Mr. Oehndalski, her parents arrived in Bremond from Poland on 11.10.1875, Catholic  
BONDS, CHESLEY C., 3.22.1885 - 12.22.1896, child of J. R. & Kitia Bonds, "Sheltered and safe from sorrow"
BONDS, G. C., 10.12.1812 - 11.24.1870
BONDS, MARTHA R., 11.10.1824 - 3.3.1890, "Come to rest"
BROWN, ALFRED FOY, 1820 - 1874, w Caroline Campbell Brown 
BROWN, CAROLINE CAMPBELL, 1820 - 1899, h Alfred Foy Brown 
CANADY, THOMAS J., 6.30.1839 - 12.7.1892, "In memory of"
CASKEY, ALEXANDER FARRAR, 2.21.1831 - 6.19.1891, b SC, s John W. & Martha McGowan Caskey, w1 Sarah Ann Green (m 3/7/1861), w2 Minnie Emmonds
CASKEY, ALICE, 6.24.1873 - 1.16.1874, d Alexander Farrar & Sarah Ann Green Caskey
CASKEY, IDA, 5.2.1872 - 12.2.1872, d Alexander Farrar & Sarah Ann Green Caskey
CASKEY, SARAH ANN GREEN, 6.19.1843 - ?, d John E. & Eliza Ann Snowden Green, h A. F. Caskey (m 3.7.1861, Union Parrish, LA)
CLARK, MARY A., ? - 1/30/1835
CLARK, R. H., ? - 1.30.1835
CLARK, R. H., ? - 7.22.1872
CLARK, ROBERT H., ? - 1.6.1875
CRAIG, MARY M., 3.1.1844 - 10.1.1874, b AL, h J. A. Craig
DAVIS, GEORGE, 1.9.1888 - 8.12.1889, s A. M. & E. V. Davis
DILLARD, GEORGIA ANN, 10.9.1860 - 11.20.1897, h W. M. Dillard
DILLARD, JOE, 8.25.1888 - 8.2.1889, s W. M. & Georgia Ann Dillard
DILLARD, JOEL ERVIN, 7.17.1871 - 1.6.1882, s W. S. & M. V. Dillard
DILLARD, MATTIE LEE, 6.30.1869 - 12.20.1882, d W. S. & M. V. Dillard, "Aged 12 years 5 months 20 days"
DILLARD, NOVVIE E., 12.18.1867 - 3.16.1868, "Aged 2 months and 29 days", died of cholera
EASLEY, L. V., ? - 8.25.1835, child of John V. & Lorane S. Easley
EASLEY, LORANE S., 5.9.1851 - 1.24.1892, h John V. Easley, "Not lost, blessed . . . gone before, . . . Need to part no more"
FLEMING, ELIZABETH J., 12.14.1871 - 10.25.1873, d W. A. & N. M. Fleming, "Aged 1 year 10 months 11 days. Our little girl sleeps."
GARRETT, NORMA J., 10.9.1923 - 7.7.1981, "Victory in Jesus"
GREEN, ELIZA ANN SNOWDEN, 3.19.1824 - 10.7.1898, b Wilcox County, AL, h John E. Green (m 3.18.1841)
GREEN, GEORGE W., 12.25.1857 - 1.20.1873, s John E. & Eliza Ann Snowden Green
GREEN, JOHN E., 3.1.1814 - 6.27.1895, b Newburn, NC, w Eliza Ann Snowden
HENDRICKS, B. C., 8.9.1814 - 4.2.1896, "Resting in the hope of a glorious resurrection"
HENDRICKS, JEFF DILLARD, 2.4.1889 - 8.29.1899, "Aged 10 years 5 months 6 days"
MCBRYDE, GEORGE MILLS, 9.20.1888 - 5.30.1889, s B. F. & M. E. McBryde
NALLEY, LORENO E., 1.2.1842 - 2.12.1872, d J. H. & J. L. Collard, "This languishing heart is at rest, its thinking and aching are over"
NOBLES, ANNA E. GREEN, ~12.30.1850 - 6.12.1873, d John E. & Eliza Ann Snowden Green, h J. R. Nobles, 23 yrs 6 ms 18 ds
RHODES, ANNIE L., 4.24.1864 - 12.28.1891, h Isaac Mitchell "Ike" Rhodes, "A true and loving wife"
RHODES, MATTIE PARALEE, 10.17.1871 - 11.16.1881, d William Benjamin & Elizabeth Johnson Rhodes, "In memory of"
RHODES, NANCY A., 8.16.1825 - 8.30.1872, h John Pool Rhodes, "She died in the faith"
RICE, MRS. SENEY, 4.17.1804 - 12.3.1870, b near Newborn, NC, "Sacred to the memory of" & "She was a true Christian. A devoted friend. And a charitable neighbor."
RUSSELL, MARJORIE E. "MAGGIE" DILLARD, 9.22.1851 - 8.29.1869, d W. S. & M. D. Dillard, b Mansfield, DeSoto Parish, LA, h James C. Russell, c James W., "Spot where Christians sleep ... which angels ...?"
SCHMIDT, HERMAN, ? - 1930, b Germany, came to Texas in 1866, arrived in Bremond in 1870 
SMITH, BONNIE JEAN, 1929 - 1931
SMITH, DOROTHY, 1913 - 1917
SMITH, GERALDINE, 1917 - 1917
SMITH, HAROLD WELDON, 1.21.1926 - 8.10.1979, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, WWII
SMITH, ILA GRACE, 9.4.1889 - ?, h John Harvey Smith
SMITH, JEWEL, 1907 - 1909
SMITH, JOHN CLIFTON, 1908 - 1953
SMITH, JOHN HARVEY, 12.25.1883 - 11.19.1939, w Ila Grace
SMITH, MATTIE E., 8.5.1871 - 7.16.1872, d S. S. & M. M. Smith
SPRINGFIELD, AARON, 9.28.1861 - 6.18.1881, s A. S. & M. Springfield, "Aged 19 years 9 months 20 days"
TOWLER, SALLIE FISHER, 7.9.1874 - 6.26.1876, d T. M. & S. E. Towler, "Sleep on sweet Sallie and take thy rest, God called thee home he thought it best"
"Finally, in the same year 1875, on the 10th of November, two Polish families arrived. Pietrzykowski with his wife and three children (two daughters and one son) and Ohendalski with his wife and two children. He was a son-in-law to Pietrzykowski. They settled on the farm of Roberts."
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"And, in the same year 1876, our son Jozef was born as the first one of Polish families. He was Baptized on 9th day of January by Father Buisant at Roberts' house. As the Godparents were Holt Irish Storman and Mrs. Roberts. Later in September, Franek Bajonski married Pietrzykowski's daughter Franciszka. The wedding was at Roberts' house. But, after one year, Franciszka passed away, also her two weeks old daughter. They are buried in the American Cemetery two and one half miles from Bremond, in the south side of farm of Jozef Zabawa."
"There was also two more Catholic graves of the Sxepertow's - the children of Francisszek Knopa's wife's sister. All four graves are close together and the Chinese Berry (Chinaberry) is growing up on the graves."
 Pages 397 and 399 of History of Robertson County by John Walter Baker state: "The Spring and Fall of 1877 was a period of drought. The winter months that followed were severe. Frances Bajanski, who was married the year before, died and she was buried by the side of her infant child at Rhodes Chapel Cemetery. Before Christmas time, two other of the Polish settlers died."
 According to direct descendant George B. Wilson of Marlin (October 2001), Alfred Foy Brown & Caroline Campbell Brown were buried in brick vaults in this cemetery as was the tradition in Louisiana from whence they came. The vaults fell-in long ago and George B. Wilson erected a chain-link fence around the graves since there were no grave stones.
 Page 401 of History of Robertson County by John Walter Baker says of Herman Schmidt: "He died in 1930 and was buried in the Rhodes Chapel Cemetery."
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