Originally published in the EAST TEXAS FAMILY RECORDS VOL. 8, NO. 4, WINTER
1984, by East Texas Genealogical Society.
PANOLA COUNTY - OLD MACEDONIA CEMETERY
Submitted by Don Austin Carthage, Texas
A ETGS member, Don Austin, is a pro at locating old lost or abandoned
cemeteries. "This list of persons buried in the Old Macedonia Cemetery in
Panola County, which I compiled is a result of canvassing the markers still in
existence, as well as additional research. All sources are quoted in the
bibliography at the end of the article. "
OLD MACEDONIA CEMETERY
The old Macedonia Cemetery, located in the Holland's Quarters Community in
western Panola County, is probably one of the four oldest cemeteries in the
county, dating to at least 1843, when Macedonia Methodist Church was organized
as a result of the missionary work of the Rev. Littleton FOWLER. A Baptist
church was also organized here in 1845 by Reverends Isaac REED and Lemuel
HERRIN, and both denominations shared the same building until 1880 when it
burned, resulting in the relocation of both churches.
According to Panola County deed records, Sihon HOUSE donated three acres
of land in 1848 to Lemuel HERRIN and Abner HERRIN, "Trustees of the Baptist
Macedonia Church." The area described by the deed includes the present location
of the cemetery, however, no mention is made in the language of the conveyance
of a cemetery being there at that time. It is located in the Sihon HOUSE
Survey, which is adjoined by the Catherine LINDSEY Survey to the west,
headright in 1839. Both Catherine LINDSEY and Rev. HERRIN are buried here. It
is now an abandoned cemetery. Location: Just west of Holland's Quarters
Community on County Road #225.
I. Large granite marker at cemetery site.
B., M. Watson (BROWNING, Martha Watson, dau. of Wm. and Nancy WATSON and first
wife of John Tolbert BROWNING).
BEAUCHAMP, J. D.
BEAUCHAMP, N. (Newell, son of J. B. & Angeline BEAUCHAMP, died young)
BROOKS, D. - see list below
BROOKS, J. - see list below
BROWNING, Ada - (Dau. of John Tolbert and Mary BROWNING, died young)
BROWNING, H. D. - Hosea D., born 1806 in Tennessee2
BROWNING, W. - (Willie, son of John Tolbert and Mary BROWNING, died young)
CALAHAN, Rev. - see list below
CALAHAN, F. L. - see list below
CRANFORD, four children - see list below
HOSKINS, P. - see list below
LINDSEY, C. (Catherine, widow of John LINDSEY - came to Panola County in 1836,
headright granted 1839).
MORRISON, J. C.
MURRAY, J. - see list below
MURRAY, L. - see list below
THOMPSON, H. - see list below
WATSON, J. - (John Lindsey, son of Wm. & Nancy Watson, Confederate)
WATSON, M. A.
WATSON, N. - (Nancy Barthenia Lindsey, dau. of John & Catherine Lindsey, wife
of Wm. H. Watson)
WATSON, W. - (William Wesley, son of Wm. & Nancy Watson, died young)
WATSON, W. H. -(Wm. H., son of James & Nancy Watson, husband of Nancy B.
BROWN, W. (Watt - see list below)
HOLLAND, J. - (Jenny - see list below)
HOLLAND, L. - (Lafestus - see list below)
REDDIC, E. - (Eldon - see list below)
**Note: Information in parentheses provided by Marylee Knight, Beckville, Texas.
II. Other stones evident in 1982 --canvassed by the writer.
ALLISON, M. Lucinda - 7 Aug 1877 - 23 Jan 1900
BEAUCHAMP, Angelina Lindsey - 1825 - 1862 - wife of Joseph Benedict
BEAUCHAMP, Joseph Benedict - 14 Jan 1814 in Kentucky - 16 Apr 1862 - Army of
BROOKS, David B. - 14 Mar 1885 - 4 Sep 1888
BROOKS, Joseph R. - 9 Jan 1879 - 8 Oct 1883
COPELAND, M. L. - 1 May 1845 - 14 Jun 1872 - Wife of F. M. Copeland
COPELAND, W. J. - 22 May 1870 - 14 Feb 1873 - son of F. M. & M. L.
CRANFORD, Dol1ie - 10 Jun 1879 - 13 Oct 1879 - dau. of V. D. & L. A.
CRANFORD, James T. - 22 Nov 1858 - 11 Jul 1872 - Son of V. D. & L. A.
CRANFROD, Minnie Lee - 28 Feb 1874 - 13 Apr 1890 - Dau. of V. D. & L. A.
CRANDORD, William F. - 25 Aug 1872 - 7 Sep 1876 - Son of V. D. & L. A.
GRAHAM, Altamirah - 21 Nov 1857 - 10 Jan 1859 - Dau. of J. H. & W. A.
GRAHAM, Ann Eliza - 15 Feb 1852 - 17 Sep 1852 - Dau. of J. H. & W. A.
GRAHAM, Georgea Washington - 13 Aug 1855 - 6 Feb 1858 - Son of J. H. & W. A.
GRAHAM, Sarah Rosannah - 16 Feb 1847(?) - 17 Mar 1848 - Dau. of J. H. & W. A.
HOSKINS, P. H. - 5 May 1820 - 19 Feb 1872
MURRAY, Clementine - 17 Jan 1792 - 4 Jan 1864 - Wife of L. B. Murray
MURRAY, Emily M. - 24 Nov 1834 - 13 Jul 1864
MURRAY, J. W. - 25 Jul 1823 - 6 Jun 1858
MURRAY, L. B. - 23 Sep 1783 - 29 Jan 1868
THOMPSON, Henry S. - 30 Oct 1810 - 16 Apr 1855 - Husband of L. A. Thompson,
(Father of Wm. Ware & I. T. Thompson)
III. Additions from Knight files -Marylee Knight, Beckville, Texas.
BOYKIN, Sam - 1839 - 1900
BROWN, Watt - died 27 Sep 1915 - aged 75 yrs.
BROWN, Ruthie - died in 1925 - wife of Watt Brown
HOLLAND, Jenny - 4 Oct 1876 - 1 Jun 1901 - Dau. of Aaron & Lucy Holland
HOLLAND, Lafestus - 17 Sep 1884 - 1889 - Son of Marshal & Eva Holland
HOLLAND, Marshal - 1832 - 1888
HOLT, Charles - died 17 Jan 1884 - Son of Cyrus & Lucy Holt
HOLT, Edith - 19 Jan 1874 - 18 Dec 1895 - Dau. of Cyrus & Lucy Holt
HOLT, Marshal - died 2 Sep 1880 - Son of Cyrus & Lucy Holt
REDDIC, Willie Ann - wife of Eldon Reddic
COPELAND, Infant of F. M. & M. J. Copeland
IV. Letters of Dr. V. M. Holland, Carthage, Texas.
ALLRED, Elijah - 20 Oct 1801 (in Randolph Co., N.C.)4 - 1866
ALLRED, Sarah Herrin - died 1845 - wife of Elijah Allred and dau. of Abner Herrin
HERRIN, Abner - died about 1849
HERRIN, Abner, Jr. - 1819 - ?
HERRIN, James - 1838 - ? - probably son of Abner Herrin, Jr.
HERRIN, Keziah Hendon - 1780 - died about 1855 - wife of Abner Herrin
HERRIN, Rev. Lemuel - 1787 - 25 Aug 1852
HERRIN, Lonsey - 1828 - ? - wife of Abner Herrin, Jr.
HERRIN, Mary - 1787 - ? - wife of Lemuel Herrin
HERRIN, Lorenzo - 1835 - ? - son of Lemuel Herrin
V. Additions from S. T. Allison's 1920 map.
ALSUP, -three graves
MURRAY, Kissiah (see list below for dates)
THOMPSON, - eleven graves
VI. Additions from "Panola County Cemeteries, Inventory from 1959-1980" -by
Leila B. LaGrone, August 1980 (Servie League Library, Carthage)
BROWN, George & Sallie - died Mar 1892
BROWN, William C. - 30 Feb 1888 - 21 Dec 1897 - Son of S. & Catherine
CARTWRIGHT, Elzie - 8 Dec 1885 - 4 Mar 1893
COLLINS, Beulah - 1 Feb 1877 - 17 Jun 1899 - Dau. of Eliza
MURRAY, Kisiah - died 24 Jul 1848 - age 18 yrs., 7 mos., 28 days
VII. Additional information from files of David Malone, Itasca, Texas.
CALLAHAN, David - 1852 - 1866 - son of Martin & Elizabeth Callahan
CALLAHAN, Elizabeth I. - 1822 - 1877 - wife of Rev. Martin Callahan
CALLAHAN, Louisa - 1854 - 1872 - Dau. of Martin & Elizabeth
CALLAHAN, Rev. Martin - 1820 - (5 Sept.)5 1896
CALLAHAN, Sarah - 1853 - 1868 - Dau. of Martin & Elizabeth
CALLAHAN, Thomas (Ty) - Brother to Elizabeth -(Martin & Elizabeth were first
CALLAHAN, Zachery Harrison - 1859 - 1876 - Son of Martin & Elizabeth
VIII. Miscellaneous research.
COOPER, Dr. ,William H. - 1823 (Ohio) 1869 - (buried in individual grave about 300
yards west of cemetery)6
HULL, Sarah Dovey Davis - 1841 (in GA) - 1869 - (Came to Texas in 1859 - first
wife of Francis Marion Hull)7
1 Leila B. LaGrone, "Religion in Panola County," in History of Panola County,
Texas (Panola County Historical Commission, 1979) p. 48.
2 Information provided by Dr. V. M. Holland, Carthage, Texas.
3 J. B. Sanders, Index to the Cemeteries of Panola County, Texas, 1836-1964
(Center, Texas: J. B. Sanders, 1966), p. 143
4 From S. T. Allison's "History of Fair Play - Panola County, Texas" (available
in the Special Collections, Steen Library, Nacogdoches).
5 See Panola County Baptist Association Minutes, 1921, p. 34
6 By Testimony of local residents - Dates: J. B. Sanders, 1850 Census - Panola
County, Texas (Center, Texas: J. B. Sanders, 1966) p. 37. Leila B.
LaGrone, "Dr. Oscar H. Cooper", in History of Panola Co., Texas
(Panola Co. Historical Commission, 1970) p. 188.
7 Julia T. Hull, "The Hulls in Panola County, Texas," in History of Panola
County, Texas (Panola County Historical Commission, 1979) p. 366.
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