Location: Lamar County TX

Slave Narrative of Moses Smith

I was born in New Orleans, but don’t remember anything about that place for I was sold to Master Jack Dunn when a little boy and moved to Paris, Texas. Master Jack and his wife, Suda, owned four pretty big farms around Paris and he was kept busy all the time going around to each of them, with me going along sometimes on a horse beside him. He’d be gone for a week at a time, come home and get some home cooking, clean up and be gone again. There was twelve slave families on the farm where I lived

Chisum Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas

On West Washington Street Copied by Dan Hembree in 1968 who noted that all stones were in bad shape and most illegible. CHISUM John [Simpson], b. 16 Aug. 1824, d. 22 Dec. 1881. Lucinda, b. 24 Oct. 1804, d. 31 Oct. 1837. Claiborne, b. 22 June 1807, d. 24 Oct. 1837.

Durham Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas

This abandoned cemetery is located about two miles west of Faught. DURHAM Hardric, b. 9 June 1902, d. 5 June 1910. Son of J. F. & L. B. Infant, b. & d. 18 June 1906. Son of J. F. & L. B. SIKES Robert, b. 27 Nov. 1832, d. 8 Feb. 1900. J. N., b. 4 Dec. 1883, d. 30 Jan. 1888. Son of B. & M. CULVER(P?)SON Mary, b. 30 Sept. 1845, d. 15 Mar. 1910. WELCH W. P., b. 8 Feb. 1890, d. 1 Mar. 1914.

Wright – Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas

Located southeast of Tigertown on county road on private land. It is in heavy timber and abandoned. WRIGHT J. W., b. 17 Aug. 1854, d. 3 July 1878. HILL Thomas Gertrude, b. 12 May 1866, d. 16 May 1889. The stones listed are marble. Others are just bois ‘d arc post.

Clark Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas

Located north of Tigertown on property known in the 1960’s as the Hutchinson place, the land grant map shows it to be on land originally granted to W. C. Clark. There are a number of broken and crumbled stones with names and dates destroyed. CLARK W. C., b. 8 Jan. 1790, d. 19 Oct. 1878.

Biography of Judge W. N. Evans

Judge W. N. Evans, of the Twentieth Judicial District of Missouri, makes his home in the northwestern part of West Plains, where he has a handsome residence on Garfield Avenue. He is a native of Owsley County, Kentucky, born September 1, 1849, and the son of W. N. and Elizabeth (Hurst) Evans. The grandfather, John Evans, was a native of Wales, who came to this country at an early day and settled in old Virginia. Later he moved to east Tennessee and there passed the remainder of his days. He had but three children, two sons and a daughter. The

Biographical Sketch of Mary A Donaldson

When Carrie E. Crowe was called away in January 1906, the place was rather reluctantly assumed but very acceptably filled by Mrs. Sarah L. Wallace of Fairhope, Alabama. After two months she also was called away. The place was then filled by Mary A. Donaldson of Paris, Texas. She had been an attendant at the first Oak Hill Normal, in 1905, and then became a missionary teacher at Grant. Attendance at the Normal led to her recognition, both at Grant and Oak Hill. After teaching several years she pursued another course of training at New Orleans and has become a

Biography of Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown, whose ripened powers place him among the capable representatives of civil law practice in Muskogee and who is also numbered among the lawmakers of the state, having been a member of the fifth general assembly of Oklahoma, is descended from an old English family, several of the representatives thereof with the nobility. Having incurred the being connected with nobility incurred the displeasure of the reigning monarch, the original progenitors of the family in America were obliged to flee to the new world, this occurring about the time of the Revolutionary war, settlement being made by them in Virginia.

Biography of Patrick Cleburn Woodruff, M. D.

In the passing of Dr. Patrick Cleburn Woodruff the medical profession lost a representative member. For twelve years he resided in Stilwell and during that time endeared himself to every one in the community. A man of great charity, he served rich and poor alike and his sudden demise, on the 29th of December, 1914, came as a severe shock to his many friends. A native of Mississippi, Dr. Woodruff was born on the 31st of January, 1865, a son of T. P. and Elizabeth (Leatherwood) Woodruff, both natives of that state. In 1871 they removed to Paris, Texas, and

Biography of Frank Lee

From the year which brought statehood to Oklahoma, Frank Lee has been a member of the Muskogee bar and is regarded as one of the strong and eminent representatives of the profession in this part of the state. He has engaged in the practice of law altogether for thirty-five years and his professional career has been marked by continuous progress and constantly developing power. Born in Stockwell, Indiana, December 9, 1864, he is a son of Captain Smith Lee, who served with the Boys in Blue in the Civil war, becoming a member of Company I, Eleventh Indiana Cavalry. After