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LYONS CEMETERY CENSUS
Dallas County, Texas

     This latest cemetery census was done by A. C. "Cecil" Morgan, Dec 2004. Extensive picture documentation was done on all remaining markers.

     LYONS Cemetery is named for William M. LYONS, who gave the land for burial. He came to Texas with the Peter's Colony in 1853, from Churchill, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Located on the south side of Barnes Bridge Road, just west of the Collins Road intersection.

The 1972 Cemetery Census was compiled by Exa Thomas.

(Underlined numbers are links to photos)

ROW #1, Starting in the NW corner of the cemetery & ending with Row #11, SW corner

1.a WATTERSON, Margarete Ellen 23 Aug 1864 ­ 21 Mar 1953 (flat gray granite, double marker)

1.a.1 WATTERSON, J. L. 8 Aug 1859 ­ 11 Jun 1936

1.b | 1.b.1 | 1.b.2 WATTERSON, Norman E. 30 Dec 1888 ­ 15 Mar 1910 "Son of J. L. & Nellie WATTERSON" (large upright gray "Woodman" marker)

1.c | 1.c.1 SANDERS, W. Q. 2 Jan 1858 ­ 27 Jan 1886 "Husband of M. L. SANDERS" (gray broken marker, fair condition, on ground)

1.d SANDERS, Mary E. 1866 ­ 1937 (flat gray granite, double marker)

1.d.1 SANDERS, George M. 1861 - 1922

1.e | 1.e.1 | 1.e.2 | 1.e.3 | 1.e.4 | 1.e.5 SANDERS, Corneley Vereney 2 Dec 1892 ­ 7 Aug 1898 "Dau. of G. M. C. & M. E. H. SANDERS" (gray, broken marker, top not in good shape, on ground) (Footmarker "C.V.S." with Olley May SANDERS)

1.f | 1.f.1 | 1.f.2 | 1.f.3 Unknown "Died 20 Apr 1901, Aged 23 yrs. 7 mos. "D.M.D." (footmarker, in place) (gray, broken head marker, bottom half in place on base)

ROW #2

2.a SMITH, Alice LYONS 5 Mar 1914 ­ 31 Oct 1997 "Married 6 Jun 1931" (low, gray granite, double marker)

2.a.1 SMITH, J. T. (Jakie) 22 Jul 1911 ­ 6 Aug 1989

NM HOUSEWRIGHT, Lena C. 10 Nov 1932 ­ 5 May 1970 (Buried next to Lena LESLEY LYONS) From 1972 Census, not seen in Dec 2004 Census

2.b LYONS, Lena C. (LESLEY) 18 Nov 1888 ­ 5 Sep 1981 (flat gray granite, double marker)

2.b.1 LYONS, John H. 8 Nov 1883 ­ 24 Feb 1957

2.c LYONS, Lillie 4 Apr 1856 ­ 26 Feb 1933 "Wife of James LYONS" (upright, large, gray granite marker)

2.d LYONS, James 26 Feb 1853 ­ 16 Oct 1921 "Son of Wm. M. & Caroline LYONS" (upright, large, gray granite marker)

2.e FRANCIS, Ina 4 Oct 1880 ­ 14 Sep 1907 "Ina, Wife of C. P. FRANCIS" (upright, large, red granite marker, good condition)

2.f HARRIS, Pleasent Arthur 12 Dec 1876 ­ 7 Jan 1902 "Only child of J. B. & Rosie HARRIS"(gray marker in good shape, flat on ground)

2.g LYONS, George M. 11 May 1861 ­ 31 Oct 1883 "Son of Wm. M. & Caroline LYONS" (upright gray marker, in good shape)

2.h | 2.h.1 | 2.h.2 LYONS, Caroline 27 Feb 1825 ­ 8 Feb 1901 (gray, broken marker, upper half is on the ground)

2.i WILSON, Rachel A. 4 Nov 1885 ­ 13 Dec 1935 (upright, large, dark-red granite double marker, good condition)

2.i.1 WILSON, O. H. 1 Aug 1848 ­ 15 Jul 1921

2.j | 2.j.1 SANDERS, Elizabeth 27 Aug 1833 ­ 9 Dec 1899 "Wife of W. H. SANDERS" (upright gray marker, in good condition, broken off original base)

2.k | 2.k.1 SANDERS, William H. 15 May 1831 ­ 16 Mar 1881 (upright gray marker, in good condition on original base)

NM SANDERS, Nora R. (WILSON) 3 Jan 1891 ­ 15 Feb 1891 "Dau of O. H. & R. A. WILSON"

2.l WILSON, Matilda E. 27 Sep 1876 ­ 24 Jun 1881 "Dau of O. H. & R. A. WILSON" (upright gray marker, in good condition with some moss)

NM SANDERS, Elizabeth Ann 26 Nov 1882 ­ 5 Dec 1883 "Dau. of A. B. & L. V. SANDERS

2.m | 2.m.1 SANDERS, Charles A. 18 Oct 1887 ­ 3 Aug 1888 "Son of G. M. C. & M. E. H. SANDERS"(upright gray marker, in good condition)

2.n | 2.n.1 | 2.n.2 SANDERS, Olley May 22 Nov 1891 ­ 15 Jan 1892 "Dau. of G. M. C. & M. E. H. SANDERS" (gray upright marker, in good condition) (Footmarker "O.M.S.")

ROW #3

3.a MYERS, Charlie (No dates) (small, flat home-made concrete double marker)

3.a.1 MYERS, Jo Ann (No dates)

3.b MYERS, H. R. (No dates) (small, flat home-made concrete double marker)

3.b.1 MYERS, S. C. (No dates)

3.c MYERS, S. B. 6 Mar 1856 ­ 27 Feb 1922 (upright, large, gray granite marker)

3.d MYERS, Eunice I. 29 Jul 1914 - -------- "Married 20 Aug 1930" (flat, gray granite, double marker)

3.d.1 MYERS, Woodrow P. 10 Jul 1913 ­ 2 Jun 1972

NOTE from the 1972 Census indicates that in front of the Woodrow P. & Eunice I. MYERS gravemarker & ten paces to the right (south) of the above stone is an Anderson-Clayton marker bearing the dates 1913 ­ 1972. Name obliterated. Fresh flowers decorate the spot. Probably the place of burial. (Not seen in the Dec 2004 Census)

3.e | 3.e.1 MYERS, Orlena 10 Nov 1911 ­ 9 Mar 1912 "Dau. of W. P. & M. L. MYERS" "Sleeping lamb"(small upright, gray marker, fair condition)

3.f MYERS, Orlena T. 21 May 1859 ­ 2 Aug 1908 "Wife of S. B. MYERS" (upright gray marker, fair condition)

3.g EDGAR, Walter T. 12 Sep 1880 ­ 7 Jan 1906 (upright gray, marker, fair condition)

3.h MYERS, Kenneth F. 18 May 1895 ­ 3 Aug 1898 "Infant Son of S. B. & O. T. MYERS" (upright gray, heart-shaped marker, fair condition)

3.i | 3.i.1 MYERS, Infant Son 10 Sep 1889 ­ 11 Sep 1889 "Infant Son of S. B. & O. T. MYERS" (upright gray marker, fair condition, ball broken off top)

3.j | 3.j.6 | 3.j.7 COLDWELL, Volna 26 Mar 1816 ­ 26 May 1867* (large white upright family marker, fair condition, spindle broken off base & lying on the ground)

3.j.1 | 3.j.1.a COLDWELL, Elizabeth 28 Sep 1814 ­ 26 May 1867*

3.j.2 COLDWELL, James L. 29 Jul 1849 ­ 26 May 1867*

3.j.3 | 3.j.3.a COLDWELL, Nathaniel H 24 Mar 1852 ­ 26 May 1867* "N.H.C." (footmarker, also)

3.j.4 COLDWELL, William M. 26 Jan 1855 ­ 26 May 1867*

3.j.5 COLDWELL, Ann Ellen 6 Apr 1846 ­ 14 Jun 1857

(*Volna & Elizabeth COLDWELL died with three of their children, when a cyclone (tornado) destroyed their home. One child (Nancy Ellen) was not at home when the cyclone (tornado) struck. James L. & Nathaniel H. are the only remaining footmarkers in the 1972 Census. "N.H.C." is still here in Dec 2004)

3.k SANDERS, James H. "Died 21 Sep 1900, Aged 7 weeks" "Son of J. A. & L. E. SANDERS" (footmarker "J.H.S.") (upright gray double marker in fair condition)

3.k.1 | 3.k.2 | 3.k.3 SANDERS, Rosamond "Born & died 28 Feb 1904" (footmarker "R.S.")

3.l | 3.l.1 ELDER, Queen V. 24 Jun 1840 ­ 4 Mar 1902 "Wife of I. H. ELDER" (upright gray marker, fair condition)

3.m ELDER, Irwin H. 20 Feb 1841 ­ 19 Dec 1916 (upright gray marker, deteriorating)

3.n SANDERS, Morgan C. 14 Jan 1891 ­ 8 May 1918 (upright large gray "Woodman" marker)

NM Unmarked Grave noted in 1972 Cemetery Census. Not seen in Dec 2004 Survey.

ROW #4

4.a BRASHIER, Ellen LYONS 5 Jan 1911 ­ 6 Apr 1992 (flat gray granite, in good condition)

4.b LYONS, Wm. M. 5 May 1824 ­ 3 Dec 1863 (upright gray marker in good condition)

4.c LYONS, Hery (Henry) W. 9 Jan 1858 ­ 14 Feb 1877 "Son of Wm. M. & Caroline LYONS" (upright gray marker in good condition)

4.d | 4.d.1 | 4.d.2 HARRIS, Rosanna E. LYONS 19 Jul 1855 ­ 25 Jan 1879 "Dau. of Wm. M. & Caroline LYONS and Wife of John B. HARRIS" (upright gray marker in fair condition)

4.e | 4.e.1 HARRIS, John B. 21 Jun 1846 ­ 12 Aug 1882 "Son of P. H. & M. L. HARRIS" (broken, upright gray marker in good condtion)

4.f QUICK, Abner F. 16 Aug 1870 ­ 19 Mar 1962 (flat gray granite marker)

4.g QUICK, Eliza E. 2 Apr 1864 ­ 22 Jan 1881 "Dau. of T. H. B. & J. E. QUICK" (upright gray marker in good condition)

4.h QUICK, Moses 27 Jan 1867 ­ 18 Oct 1873 (1878?) "Son of T. H. & J. F. QUICK" (upright gray, deteriorating marker)

4.i PHILLIPS, W. R. 8 Nov 1854 ­ 8 Jan 1929 (white upright double marker in fair condition)

4.i.1 | 4.i.2 PHILLIPS, Sarah 8 Apr 1866 ­ 8 May 1951

ROW #5

5.a BRASHIER, James Franklin 6 Nov 1898 ­ 5 Feb 1986 "Dominoe" (double five) (flat gray marker, in good condition)

5.b WOLFORD, Quincy E. 21 Sep 1902 ­ 2 Jan 1909 "Son of Frank F. & Addie E. WOLFORD" "Resting Lamb" (upright gray marker in good condition)

NM WOLFORD, Frank F. 15 Apr 1869 ­ 12 Nov 1908 "F.F.W." (footmarker)

5.c | 5.c.1 Unknown "Woodman" (large marker on face)

5.d WOLFORD, W. L. 15 Sep 1827 ­ 7 Aug 1869 "Born in Russell Co., KY, Mar. 4 Jan 1849 to Prudence CHAMBERLAIN" (upright gray marker, good condition)

5.e WOLFORD, Bell 2 Jun 1866 ­ 8 Feb 1868 "Dau. of W. L. & Prudence WOLFORD" (upright gray marker, good condition)

5.f WOLFORD, Prudence (CHAMBERLAIN) 27 Jan 1833 ­ 3 Dec 1926 "Wife of W. L. WOLFORD" (upright, gray marker, good condition)

ROW #6

6.a | 6.a.1 GRIFFIN, Wilson "Died 2 Mar 1872" "Aged 72 years" (flat gray, broken marker, fair condition)

6.b | 6.b.1 | 6.b.2 GRIFFIN, Elizabeth H. H. "Died 9 Nov 1878" "Aged 76 yrs, 9 mos, 10 ds" (flat gray, broken marker, good condition)

6.c Unknown Funeral Home marker

6.d BOWEN, Alice 1877 ­ 1900 (Funeral Home marker)

6.e Unknown Funeral Home marker

ROW #7

7.a HILL, Edgar E., Jr. 30 Sep 1928 ­ 31 Jul 1991 (flat gray granite marker)

7.b | 7.b.1 HILL, Edgar Eddie, Sr. 22 Nov 1896 ­ 6 Nov 1978 "Mason" (flat gray granite, double marker)

7.b.2 HILL, Helen SMITH 28 Oct 1900 ­ 21 Jul 1986 "Eastern Star"

7.c SMITH, Martha H. 1 Mar 1870 ­ 4 Feb 1960 (flat gray granite marker)

7.d KINNEY, Eugenia ANDREWS 15 Nov 1861 ­ 2 Jun 1950 (flat red granite marker)

7.e ROSSON, John D. 27 Nov 1816 ­ 18 Dec 1877 (upright gray, broken marker, fair condition, top broken off)

7.f ROSSON, Effarilla "Our Mother" (upright gray marker broken, fair condition, no dates)

7.g | 7.g.1 | 7.g.2 | 7.g.3 ROSSON, Lucy M. 6 Dec 1858 ­ 18 Oct 1902 "Holy Bible" (gray marker, broken off base)

ROW #8

8.a LESLEY, Birdie 26 Feb 1898 ­ 10 Jan 1983 (flat gray granite marker)

8.b LESLEY, Stuard F. 1855 ­ 1930 "Mason" (flat gray granite, double marker)

8.b.1 LESLEY, Addie 1867 ­ 1950 "Eastern Star"

8.c LESLEY, Bruce 25 Sep 1903 ­ 15 Apr 1928 "Mason" (Son of Stuard & Addie) (upright large gray granite, good condition)

8.d ANDREWS, Lafayette 1826 ­ 1899 (flat gray granite, double marker)

8.d.1 ANDREWS, Narcissa 1836 - 1918

ROW #9

9.a | 9.a.1 Unknown white stone marker along north fence. "Weep not papa and mama for me. For I am waiting in Heaven for thee." (small upright marker in good condition)

9.b VELASQUEZ, Jesus 11 Sep 1919 ­ 8 Jan 1999 "Age 79" (Funeral Home marker)

NM VELASQUEZ, Juanita 1893 ­ 1969 (Anderson-Clayton Marker)
(Not seen in Dec 2004 Census)

NM ? unmarked in 1972 Census (Not seen Dec 2004 Census)

NM ? unmarked in 1972 Census (Not seen Dec 2004 Census)

9.c | 9.c.1 WYRICK, Clara Belle 9 Jul 1889 ­ 6 Feb 1896 "Dau. of W. S. & Ida L. WYRICK" (upright gray marker, fair condition)

9.d SCOGGINS, J. P. "Born 17 Jul 1839" (white broken marker, off base)

9.d.1 | 9.d.2 | 9.d.3 SCOGGINS, Nancy J. 4 Jun 1839 ­ 25 Feb 1903 "Wife of J. P. SCOGGINS"

NM THOMAS, Nancy J. 14 Dec 1899 ­ 5 Aug 1904 "Dau. of V. M. & Allice THOMAS" (Not sure of actual grave location, Dec 2004.)

9.e | 9.e.1 RAY, Annie E. 29 Dec 1878 ­ 8 Mar 1900 "Wife of M. F. RAY" (upright gray marker, deteriorating condition)

ROW #10

10.a | 10.a.1 RICHARDSON, Silas M. 4 Oct 1891 ­ 4 Dec 1898 (upright gray marker, good condition)

10.b RICHARDSON, William C. ("W.C.R." Footmarker only seen in Dec 2004 Census)

ROW #11

11.a CULPEPPER, Bader I. 10 Mar 1900 ­ 2 Oct 1900 "Dau. of N. S. & E. CULPEPPER" (upright gray marker, in good condition)

11.b | 11.b.3 LOVEING, Margret 17 Jun 1820 ­ 18 Oct 1877 (gray marker, fair condition)

11.b.1 | 11.b.2 | 11.b.4 | 11.b.5 | 11.b.6 | 11.b.7 LOVEING, James 10 May 1811 ­ 12 Aug 1869

NOTE: James & Margret LOVEING were moved from Housley Cemetery.
     State Historical Marker placed 1970:
     "James (1811 ­ 1869) and Margaret (1820 ­ 1877) LOVING. The sixteenth Family in Dallas County. Came by covered wagon and flatboat from Kentucky to Texas in 1843 as members of the Peters Colony. Arrived in Dallas County (Then unorganized) in 1844.

     On a 640-acre grant (2 mi. east) from Mercer's Colony, they built log cabin, raised corn, wove cloth, and boiled soil from salt lick to make own salt. Had 8 children.
     Loving, a brother of pioneer trail driver Oliver Loving, was killed by a horse thief in 1869."

     NOTE from the 1972 Census indicates some graves on the south and east ends are overgrown with brush and vines, young saplings and impossible to get to, to read inscriptions. Members of the VELASQUEZ family keep the cemetery mowed.

     NOTE from the 1972 Census says "No stones exist for the LEDBETTER family, the first to be buried here in 1848. This family contracted small pox on their arrival in Texas."



LYONS CEMETERY
Gravemarker photos
Dec 2004

#247 LYONS Cemetery w/Historical Marker (Margret & James LOVEING) (view East)

#278 Rows 7, 8, 9, & 11 (view South)
7 ­ HILL (right)
8 ­ LESLEY & ANDREWS (left center)
9 ­ WYRICK & SCOGGINS (left)
11 ­ LOVEING Historical Marker (left, rear)

#283 Rows 8 & 9 (View of NE corner)
8 ­ LESLEY (center)
9 ­ WYRICK (right)

#287 LYONS Cemetery (View NE, Eastern edge of cemetery)

#180 Rows 4 & 5 (view West)
4 ­ LYONS, HARRIS, QUICK, PHILLIPS (right to left)
5 ­ WOLFORD (lower left)

#198 Rows 7 & 9 (view NW)
7 ­ ROSSON (center)
9 ­ WYRICK (tall, front)

#230 Rows 4 & 5 (view West)
4 ­ LYONS, HARRIS, LYONS (right center)
5 ­ WOLFORD (left) Unknown "Woodman" fallen marker w/WOLFORD

#232 Rows 7 & 9 (view East)
7 ­ ROSSON (lower left, front)
9 ­ WYRICK (tall, left rear)

#233 Rows 2 & 3 (view SW)
MYERS, LYONS (Lillie & James), & WILSONs

#237 Rows 2, 3, 4, & 5 (view N)
3 ­ MYERS (tall, just left of the barn), COLDWELL Family (left)
4 ­ QUICK (lower left), HARRIS, & LYONS (center)
5 ­ WOLFORD & Unknown "Woodman" marker (right)

#238 Rows 2, 3, & 4 (view NNW)
2 ­ Ina FRANCIS (red granite marker, center), Lillie & James LYONS (right of FRANCIS marker)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family (toppled spindle, right center)
4 ­ QUICK (right)

#239 Rows 1, 2, & 3 (view W in SW corner of cemetery)
1 ­ Unknown (broken top) (rear, right center)
2 ­ SANDERS, Olley May (right center)
3 ­ SANDERS, Morgan C. (left) & ERWINs (left center)

#240 Row 2 (view north)
LYONS (right)
Ina FRANCIS (red granite on right)
LYONS (center)
WILSON Rachel A. & O.H. (dark red granite, left center)
SANDERS (left)

#241 Rows 2 & 3 (view NE)
LYONS, Lillie & James (left)
FRANCIS, Ina (red granite) (left)
WILSON, Rachel A. & O.H. (dark red granite) (left center)
SANDERS (left)
COLDWELL Family (right center)

#242 Rows 4 & 5 (view NE)
4 ­ LYONS & HARRIS (left center), QUICK (right center)
5 ­ WOLFORD (center)

#243 Rows 2, 3, & 4 (view NE)
2 ­ WILSON (dark red granite) (right)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family (toppled spindle, upper center)
4 ­ LYONS & HARRIS (upper right)

#244 Rows 2, 3, 4, & 5
2 ­ LYONS, HARRIS, FRANCIS, & LYONS (left rear)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family (center)
4 ­ LYONS & HARRIS (center)
5 ­ WOLFORD (right)

#245 Rows 2, 3, 4, & 5
2 ­ FRANCIS, Ina (red granite) & LYONS (left rear)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family & MYERS (left center)
4 ­ LYONS (left center)
5 ­ WOLFORD & Unknown "Woodman" toppled marker (front)

#246 Rows 2, 3, 4, 5, & 6
2 ­ Wilson Rachel A. & O. H. (dark red granite, rear center)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family (right center)
4 ­ HARRIS & LYONS (center)
5 ­ Unknown "Woodman" marker (toppled) & WOLFORD (left center)
6 ­ Alice BOWEN (Funeral Home marker, Lower left)

#279 Rows 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 (view South)

#282 Rows 8, 9, 10, & 11
8 ­ LESLEY & ANDREWS (right center)
9 ­ VELASQUEZ, SCOGGINS, & WYRICK (center)
10 ­ Richardson (in front of LOVEING)
11 ­ LOVEING (Historical Marker, left rear)

#284 Row #8
Unknown, unmarked area w/flags
8 ­ LESLEY in background

#288 Rows 3, 4, & 5 (view NNW)
3 ­ MYERS (rear center)
4 ­ LYONS & HARIS (left center)
5 ­ Unknown toppled "Woodman" marker & WOLFORD (right front)

#289 Rows 3, 4, & 5 (view NNW)
3 ­ MYERS (right rear) & COLDWELL Family (toppled spindle, left rear)
4 ­ HARRIS & LYONS (center)
5 ­ WOLFORD (right front)

#290 Rows 2, 3, & 4 (view West)
2 ­FRANCIS, Ina (right center) & WILSON (red granite, left rear)
3 ­ COLDWELL Family (toppled spindle, right center)
4 ­ QUICK (left) & HARRIS (right front)

#292 Rows 1, 2, & 3 (view West)
1 ­ SANDERS, George & Mary (left)
2 ­ SANDERS, Charles A. (right)
3 ­ SANDERS, James H. & Rosamond (bottom center)