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Farrsville Cemetery aka Hines

Formerly known as Hines/Holmes/Cow Creek Cemetery

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Directions: From Wiergate proceed west on SH 63. Go 6 miles and turn right on CR 1052. Go .5 mile and turn left on CR 1053. Farrsville Cemetery is located on the immediate left.

Historical Marker: Methodist minister Alfred Farr arrived in Newton County prior to 1860, and the community that grew around his homesite came to be known as Farrsville. The cemetery established at this site was first called Hines Cemetery. M.D. Hines, Sr., owned a homestead near the burial ground, and five early graves bear the name Hines. The earliest known burial is that of Jane Victor Smith, who died in 1859. The site was not officially designated as a cemetery until William Smith deeded a "two acre tract reserved for church, school house and grave yard" in 1878. The name of the burial ground was officially changed to Farrsville Cemetery in 1992 upon the creation of the Farrsville Cemetery Association. Historic Texas Cemetery - 2001

Offsite listing of graves on Find A Grave:

Farrsville Cemetery at Find A Grave



Last First/maiden DOB DOD Notes
Powell Caezer      

Burials from death certificates:

Booker, England           25 Aug 1925     27 Aug 1948     Son of Lela Wilson
Brooks, Zemma             22 Jul 1893     25 Jul 1930     Dau of Joe Brooks and Mary Conner

Holmes, Hamp Horace       17 Oct 1862     30 Apr 1932     Son of Jno C. Holmes and Mary A. Smith
Holmes, Thomas Jefferson  17 Jul 1856     15 Jan 1935     Son of Charley Holmes and Mary Smith
Horace, Tine                              09 Jan 1936     Dau of Lawrence Shankle and Candes Scarbor

James, David              28 Oct 1883     20 Apr 1944     Son of Isabella James

Lindsey, Nannie           08 Jun 1867     13 Jul 1956     Dau of C A Hancock and Katherine Henderson
Lindsey, Thomas Jefferson 19 Jul 1849     13 Feb 1935     Son of Elijah Lindsey and Sarah Pierce

Mattox, McKinley          24 Jan 1897     10 Feb 1943     Dau of Harrison Mattox and Amy Lee
Mattox, Obie R.           08 Mar 1887     02 Jan 1943     Son of Harrison Mattox and Amy Lewis
Mattox, Zera              01 Feb 1900     05 Apr 1939     Dau of Joe Wilson and Olie Farr
Morris, Albert                   1876     11 Jul 1932     Son of Albert Morris and Mary C. Woods
Morris, Lupenie "Gennie"  01 Oct 1877     11 Mar 1932     Dau of Isaac Strahan and Lee Wendy Lewis

Powell, Caezer                            08 Feb 1932     Age 26

Spikes, Lucinthy          19 Jun 1866     20 Mar 1944     Dau of Lewis Bush and Mandy Bisby
Strahan, Clara Elisabeth  29 Jul 1879     18 Apr 1933     Dau of Dudley Morris and Mary Ford



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