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LYNCH CEMETERY

TRANSCRIBED & INDEXED BY DUSTON BROOKS 1999

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Lynch Cemetery is located 8 miles southeast of Albany near the Ibex Community on Farm to Market Road 601.  The cemetery began in the summer of 1875 as the final resting place of J. A. Leflet, a young cowboy who worked for the Lynch family on what was then called Fairview Ranch.  Founders of the ranch, John C. Lynch and his wife Fannie, arrived in this part of Shackelford County in the 1860's after coming to nearby Stephens County with Fannie's family, the Peter Gunsolus family.  The Lynches soon began accumulating land and cattle, eventually building themselves a large ranching operation.  After Mr. Leflet was buried in 1875 on a rise a quarter of a mile from the Lynch home, other cowboys on the ranch who died were also buried there, most now unmarked or unknown.  In addition to the ranch cowboys, the cemetery is the burial site of the Lynches' daughter, two granddaughters, Fannie's father and stepmother, and others (many infant children) who resided in the general vicinity of the cemetery.  All of the marked graves in the cemetery are listed below.          

NAME

BIRTH

DEATH

NOTES

Apperson, Maggie A.

Apperson, William

Brooks, Infant

Brooks, James B.

Brooks, Terrell

Buckley, Ella

Dobbs, Infant

Dobbs, O. C.

Dobbs, William

Gunsolus, Dr. Peter

Gunsolus, Susan

Ivey, Arthur S.

Lee, Willie E.

Leflet, W. A.

Lynch, Icebenda C.

Manning, Fannie

Manning, Kate

Witty, James J.

12/14/1886

12/21/1891

2/8/1899

11/13/1834

4/13/1811

?

5/10/1883

2/4/1857

9/27/1884

3/10/1801

3/10/1886

9/?/1882

7/18/1881

4/29/1842

5/1/1866

11/5/1880

7/3/1882

1845

12/23/1891

12/21/1891

3/18/1899

3/28/1879

4/8/1878

2/15/1877

5/10/1883

9/27/1877

7/23/1885

5/23/1886

11/18/1902

11/5/1882

6/3/1883

7/6/1875

8/20/1878

6/13/1881

5/12/1883

8/30/1904

Dau. of W. G. & A. F. Apperson

Son of C. S. & M. A. Apperson

Son of Bert & Minnie Brooks

Husband of Mary Cobb Brooks

Father of James B. Brooks

None

Son of C. B. & L. Dobbs

Aged 20 years 7 months 23 days

Son of C. B. & L. Dobbs

Aged 85 years

None

Son of John & Sarah Ivey

Son of W. G. & L. V. Lee

Born in Shelby Co., Missouri

Dau. of J. C. & F. J. Lynch

Dau. of E. R. & M. A. Manning

Dau. of E. R. & M. A. Manning

Husband of Mary Brooks Witty

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