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Old Palo Pinto Cemetery
The census was taken by Bobby Watson and Ruth Lemons. 
18 graves with markers and about that many without markers.

The Old Palo Pinto Cemetery is located about one mile south of town, and about 1/2 mile west of the present road to Lone Camp.  Located on the side of a sloping hill in a pasture owned at present by Jesse Turner, Jr.  It is a pretty spot - and has been fenced off many years ago by some residents of the area.  There are many high cedar trees and some old mesquites.  All or most of the stones have fallen down and are lying, we suppose, on the grave site.  Many are hand carved in native sandstone.  There are more unmarked graves than marked graves, and one wonders who they are.  We have been told recently that one of the early Palo Pinto County settlers is buried there after being killed by Indians -- but which one?

John Sullivan buried there was killed as a young man shortly after his marriage when a horse reared up with him, and fell back on top of him.  He was married to a half sister of Willie Cleveland.  She later moved to Oklahoma and remarried and reared a large family -- but none of them kept in touch with the family here.


Individual Birth Date Death Date Additional information
BELL, W. A. 26 Aug 1867 26 Feb 1869   
GRANMER, Thomas J. 11 Jun 1845 06 Jun 186?   
GRANMER, Eddie       son of T. J. & E. - 2 yrs old.
GRIFFIN, Frances Viola Elliott 1856 bef 1901 wife of T. T. Griffin
MASSIE, Annie O. 03 Jul 1875 12 Dec 1879 dau of C. ? & M. J. Massie
McQUERRY, Phebe Ann 01 Sep 1836 08 Apr 1899 wife of J. C. McQuerry - married 16 Nov 1871
McQUERRY, J. C. 25 Oct 1838 30 Apr 1912 Masonic Emblem
McQUERRY, Charles A. 12 Jan 1876 23 Aug 1876 son of J. C. & Phebe Ann
OWEN, Infant 16 Apr 1879 16 Apr 1879 Infant of J. L. & M. J. Owen
OWEN, Jennie 18 May 1884 25 Mar 1886 dau of J. L. & K. J. Owen - J. L. Owne & K. J. Bonnard married 31 May 1860 - Jim Owen was early sheriff of the County.
SANTO, A    15 Jun 1870 Adam Santo and Amanda Cain married 15 Feb 1858
SULLIVAN, John 11 May 1852 07 Sep 1876 married Margaret L. Frier 04 June 1876


Aug 1865 Aug 1866 Oldest marked grave
VEALE, Susan Ann    07 Feb 1872   
VEALE, Charlie       marker illegible
WARREN, Mary F. 14 Feb 1865 ?? not readable
WARREN, Glendon D. 16 Jul 1857 24 Nov 1878   
WILLIAMS, John C. 23 Oct 1833 24 Feb 1906   
WRIGHT, Theodora 30 May 1832 26 Aug 1867 born in Ohio

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