MACEDONIA CEMETERY -- San Augustine County, TX was recorded and photographed Saturday, March 4, 2006. It was the discovery of this cemetery that got us started doing cemetery research; we haven't stopped since.

This is a very old cemetery located on a dirt road in the deep woods near Broaddus, TX. There was probably once a Macedonia Baptist Church next to the cemetery.  There are many unmarked graves, and many with the remnants of wooden or petrified wood markers; there are also several older concrete markers with the engravings worn away and unreadable; on some of these, the last name "BEARD" can be deciphered, but no first names. (except possibly the one tentatively identified as "Texana") Hurricane Rita in September, 2005 uprooted a lot of trees and did some damage.  The downed trees have been cut up and burned, leaving a lot of stumps and holes. Some stones may have been destroyed as a result of the storm.

Our Maternal Great-grandfather, John Hutchins Stringer and our Great-grandmother Nancy Elizabeth Ann Forbus Stringer are buried here; our Great-great-grandfather, Abner D. Stringer who married almost-15-year-old Almedia Amanda Hopson in 1846 and emigrated to San Augustine County, Texas by wagon train, is probably buried here in one of the many unmarked graves.  She is buried in Coleman Cemetery.  Her father died in Florida fighting Creek Indians and is buried in Leon County, Florida; he has a memorial marker in Coleman Cemetery.  Almedia's widowed mother, Martha (Patsy) Ferrell, joined the wagon train (with probably her other 5 children, younger than Almedia) and made the journey to east Texas.  Family lore states that she farmed and raised her children there - a strong woman, for sure.

   DIRECTIONS:  From San Augustine, go south on US96 10 miles to SR103; go right (west) on 103 about 8.5 miles to SR147.  Turn left (south) on 147; go about 4.5 miles to CR319 (dirt road on the left); there is a green "Macedonia Cemetery" highway dept. sign on the right side of the road with an arrow pointing to the left down the dirt road. The cemetery is about 2 miles down the road, on the right. Park by the covered "pavilion".

     From Broaddus:  go north on SR147 about half a mile; look on the right for CR248--go slow or you'll miss it; it's a small dirt road. Go about 1 mile to the junction with CR355; turn right on CR355 and follow it around a sharp left curve. The cemetery is less than a mile down the road on the left.

     Since our first visit about 3 years ago, many of the markers have deteriorated considerably, and will become unreadable in the near future.  Hopefully, this transcription will help preserve the information. We have included amplifying information on individuals contained in our genealogical files.

 

ALLEN, Jacky Marie; 1966 -- 2002.  (FHM)

BEARD, Texana (?) (the last name is barely readable; "Texana" is our "best guess" at the

    first name)

BEARD, (unreadable first name) 2 concrete markers; last name barely readable.

BEARD, Cynthia  (barely readable concrete marker; no dates)

BEARD, George Reed; 18?? -- 1888  (double concrete pad; engraving has deteriorated.)

     (Double with)

BEARD, Mary; 1?07 --187? ( names and dates were metal "stick-on" numbers and letters;

     some were missing)

BEARD, Mary F.; b. Nov 27, 1864 -- d. Nov 7, 1877  daughter of B.A. & A.E. Beard

BEARD, James Houston; b. Feb 27, 1889 -- d. Sept 21, 1889. Son of B.W. & Annie Beard

BEARD, May; b. Mar 21, 1892 -- d. Aug 21, 1898.  Daughter of B.A. & A.E. Beard

BEARD, Ellen A.; b. March 8, 1849 -- d. June 11, 1907.  Wife of B.A. Beard

BEARD, B.A.; b. Feb 11, 1844 -- d. June 11, 1907

BRYAN, Martha Ann Roche;  b. Mar 13, 1955 -- d. Mar 12, 2001

BUNYARD, Bertha; b. Aug 14, 1912 -- d. Apr 10, 1948. Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. E.J. McDaniel

BURCH, Leon; b. Aug 12, 1917 -- d. Oct 11, 1975.  SP7 US Army WWII  Korea  (veteran's marker)

BURCH, Monika; 1925 -- 1984

BURCH, Baby (nothing else on stone)

BURCH, Jannie; 1890 -- 1918  (followed by 2 unidentifiable wooden markers)

CAHAL, John T.; b. April 21, 1863 -- d. May 2, 1883

CAHAL, Mrs. E.J.; b. June 6, 1829 -- d. May 12, 1898 (next are 3 unidentified graves marked with petrified wood)

CHENOWETH, Julius C.; b. Oct 2, 1885 -- d. June 4, 1896. 

CHENOWETH, Mary; b. Aug 29, 1883 -- d. Apr 16, 1896

CHRISTIANSON, Reba Sanders; b. March 17, 1944 -- d. June 18, 2000

COLEMAN, Karmalita Faye; b. June 21, 1958 -- d. May 4, 2003

COLLIER, Nina Faye; b. Sept 23, 1937 -- d. Jan 23, 2005.  (Double with:)

COLLIER, Marlin B.; b. Dec 30, 1936 -- d. Jan 5, 2005

    (Following "Collier" are 5 unidentified petrified-wood markers and 3 unidentifiable concrete markers)

COOK, Mother of Jimmie M. Cook; 1855 -- 1911

COX, Mary M.; 1855 -- 1900; wife of W.M. Cox

COX, W.M.; 1849 -- 1910

DEAN, David Ashley; b. Aug 24, 1983 -- d. Mar 25, 2003.

DICKERSON, A.A.; b. Feb 22, 1840 -- d. Aug 17, 1912

DICKERSON, Mary A.; b. Jan 20, 1839 -- d. Jan 3, 1889

DICKERSON, Henry A.; b. Mar 4, 1869 -- d. Sept 11, 1881. Son of A.A. & Mary

FARR, Martha Jane; 1833 -- 1883. Wife of J.L. Farr, M.D.

FOX, Little Sam; b. Feb 7, 1907 -- d. Sept 12, 1908. Son of D.L. & Mary Fox

GREGORY, Bessie Florence; b. Nov 1, 1901 -- d. June 28, 1913. ( next to:)

GREGORY, Joseph Orn; b. May 26, 1893 -- d. Jan 22, 1908

GREGORY, W.C.; b. Aug 15, 1849 -- d. May 3, 1913

GREGORY, Mary Melvina; b. Mar 9, 1861 -- d. Mar 26, 1939

GUNNING; Mannie J.; b. Sept 11, 1870 -- d. Jan 12, 1914

HANKLA, Sula I.; b. Jan 24, 1878 -- d. Jan 5, 1915. Wife of R.A. Hankla.

HENLEY, Walter W.; b. Sept 27, 1897 -- d. Aug 14, 1908. Son of A.M. & S.A. Henley.

HODGES, Jessie Mae; b. Dec 14, 1911 -- d. Aug 13, 1973. (fhm)

HUNT, Katie Irene Marshburn; b. June 4, 1924; d. Nov 23, 2000

ISHMAEL, Giles H.; b. Sept 8, 1888 -- d. July 5, 1918

ISHMAEL, J.M.; died Sept 24, 1890.  39 yrs  10 mos  13 days

ISHMAEL, Charles Casswell; 1816 -- 1886. (Double with:)

ISHMAEL, Sarah A. Martin; 1844 -- 1905.

JAMISON, Jim Ruth; Died May 17, 1937.  Age 76

JAMISON, J.T.; 1856 -- 1927

JAMISON, William Samuel; 1905 -- 1907 

JAMISON, William F.; Died Nov 21, 1941.  Age 83

JAMISON, George Ann; Died April 30, 1955. Age 93

JAMISON, Floyd; b. May 17, 1895 -- d. Apr 2, 1960.  PVT CO M, 34 Infantry, WWI

JAMISON, Hattie V.; March 24, 1897.. (SSDI: died Oct 1, 1991) 

JAMISON, Amanda; b. Oct 3, 1886 -- d. Oct 3, 1889  (left side of a triple headstone)

JAMISON, Alex; b. Jan 13, 1891 -- d. Apr 15, 1898  (center of triple headstone)

JAMISON, Susie E.; b. Aug 1, 1857 -- d. Jan 15, 1898  (right side of the triple stone) (The name on the base of this triple headstone is spelled "JIMERSON")

JONES, Alma; 1911 -- 2002.  (fhm)

JONES, Dorothy L.; b. Feb 25, 1935 -- d. Mar 16, 1935.  Inf. dau. of Hall & Alma Jones

LAKEY, Audrey; d. Jan 6, 1909. Aged 5 yrs 27 days.  (dau. of John Michael & Nancy Georgiana Beard Lakey; granddaughter of George Reed & Mary BEARD, also buried in this cemetery)

LOZANA, Lillie Mae Marshburn; b. Jan 31, 1919 -- d. June 18, 2002. (dau. of Willie & Sarah Marshburn)( Double with:)

LOZANA, Joseph Leon; b. Sept 7, 1925; d. Mar 15, 2008. (Photo of the couple on headstone)

MARSHALL, Emma; b. 1885 -- d. May 12, 1940

MARSHBURN, David C.;  1924 -- 1996. Metal funeral home marker: (son of David M. & Almedie)

MARSHBURN, David M.; b. Feb 17, 1886 -- d. Sept 15, 1965; married June 24, 1903. (Double with:)

MARSHBURN, Almedie E.;  b. July 1, 1881 -- d. June 16, 1961 (dau. of John H. & Nancy E. Stringer)

MARSHBURN, Sarah; b. Sept 22, 1886 -- d. June 21, 1964. (dau. of John H. & Nancy E. Stringer)( next to her husband)

MARSHBURN, Willie T.; b. Apr 21, 1880 -- d. Aug 12, 1949

MARSHBURN, Lester; b. July 27, 1915 -- d. Dec 13, 1976. PFC US Army WWII

MARSHBURN, William Joseph; b. Nov 1, 1910 -- d. Sept 26, 1979. (Double with)

MARSHBURN, Ruth Marie Dean; b. aug 25, 1914 -- d. Oct 26, 1987

MARSHBURN, Infant Dau. of John & Mary; July 27, 1914

MARSHBURN, Mary Ann Elizabeth Sheard; b. Dec 22, 1891 -- d. Sept 26, 1977. (Buried next to her husband)

MARSHBURN, John Virgil; b. Feb 18, 1890; d. Feb 25, 1961

MARSHBURN, Archie; b. April 10, 1861 -- d. March 28, 1912. ( His widow, Martha Ann Stringer, married William Russell)

MATHIS, Johnnie; 1885 -- 1932

MATHIS, Lem; b. Sept 16, 1889 -- d. Feb 29, 1945

MATHIS, Pearl; b. March 3, 1869 -- d. Feb 29, 1945

McADAMS, Charles Eugene "Chaz"; b. June 5, 1959 -- d. June 5, 1991

McDANIEL, James Elighie; b. Apr 21, 1917 -- (SSDI: died June 21, 2010) (Double  with)

McDANIEL, Ethel; b. Feb 20, 1920 -- d. July 17, 1972

McDANIEL, Thomas G.; 1949 (no other date)

McDANIEL, Baby; 1950

McDANIEL, Jasper; 1882 -- 1964.  (Double with:)

McDANIEL, Josie; 1888 -- 1955

McDANIEL, John Paul; Born & Died 1994.  Metal funeral home marker.

McDANIEL, William T.; b. Sept 27, 1950 -- d. Aug 12, 1972. (Photo on stone)

McDANIEL, Paul Roger; b. Jan 19, 1945 -- d. June 16, 1973

McDANIEL, John Mathew; 1951 -- 1975

McDANIEL, Margaret D.; b. July 16, 1923 -- d. Sept 14, 1975. (Double with:)

McDANIEL, Lawrence; b. Apr 6, 1919 -- (no date of death discovered)

McDANIEL, William Bartley; b. Mar 1, 1910 -- d. Nov 7, 1987

McDANIEL, Irene Marshburn; b. March 4, 1936 -- d. Nov 19, 2000

McDANIEL, Jessie, Lue, & Willie   1975

      (Next to this stone is a grave with only a footstone with the name "Lou"; next to it is another with the name "Willie")

McDANIEL, Bartlett; b. Feb 14, 1835 -- d. Aug 5, 1911.  (Left side of a triple headstone)

McDANIEL, Baby; CA 1880  (center of a triple headstone)

McDANIEL, Ann Elizabeth McChristian; b. Apr 25, 1838 -- d. Feb 28, 1899 (right side of a triple headstone)

MILLER, Ona Mabel; b. June 26, 1909 -- d. Nov 28, 1910

MILLER, Ruben W.; b. June 13, 1887 -- d. Mar 17, 1917

MOONE, Tony V. (concrete marker; no other information)

MOONE, Lizzie. (concrete marker; no other information.)

MORTON, Tony G.; 1967 -- 1989. (FHM)

NOLEN, Mrs. Emma Nevada; b. Oct 19, 1861 -- d. Jan 4, 1904. Wife of D.F. Nolen.  Dau. of William & Eliza Butler

OGILVIE, Lorene Fraley; b. Sept 1, 1911 -- d. Aug 26, 1986. (Buried next to Springston)

PILCH, Meriman Ray Dean; b. Sept 5, 1929 -- d. Dec 27, 1989. Next to Ogilvie.

REECE, Martha A.; b. May 1, 1883 -- d. Oct 10, 1908. Wife of Charles W. Reece

REYNOLDS, Charlsie L.; b. Jan 20, 1924 -- d. Oct 12, 1932

REYNOLDS, Lee; b. Jan 15, 1894 -- d. March 13, 1974.  (Double with)

REYNOLDS, Alice; b. May 18, 1903 -- d. sept 10, 1988

REYNOLDS, Lola Mae; b. Oct 6, 1921 -- d. Jan 1, 1996

RIGBY, Kathie S.; Nov 21, 1951. (born & died)

ROBERTS, W.S.;  1858 -- 1936  Double headstone with:

ROBERTS, M.L.; 1871 -- 1916

ROBERTS, Elma K.; b. Aug 10, 1905 -- d. Sep 1, 1986

RUNNELS, Myrtle; b. Jan 24, 1908 -- d. Sept 22, 1940

SANDERS, Alvis Lee;  b. May 16, 1953 -- d. May 24, 1953 (listed as "Alvin Lee" in TX birth index)    (next to)

SANDERS, Alvis Len;  b. May 16, 1953 -- d. May 18, 1953 (TX birth index shows name asAlvin Lynn Sanders") SANDERS, Herman M.;  1938  (no other date)

SANDERS, Lamar V.; b. Mar 3, 1934 -- d. Feb 10, 2003

SANDERS, William Henry; b. Nov 19, 1909 -- d. apr 17, 1999.  (Double with:)

SANDERS, Ruth R.; b. Dec 24, 1915 -- d. Oct 22, 1967

SANDERS, W.L.; b. Mar 24, 1872 -- d. Nov 17, 1900. Son of Charley & Sarah Sanders.

SANDERS, Rex; b. Sept 17, 1915 -- d. Apr 8, 1995.  (Double with:)

SANDERS, Edna Lucille; b. Sept 20, 1918 -- d. June 1, 1998

SANDERS, Mary Jane; b. Dec 21, 1878 -- d. Aug 18, 1954.  Wife of Travis Sanders; married July 4, 1908

SANDERS, Travis; b. May 13, 1881 -- d. June 27, 1972

SANDERS, M.B.; b. July 1, 1860 -- d. Jan 13, 1943. (Double with:)

SANDERS, Mary E.; b. March 7, 1862 -- d. March 10, 1949

SANDERS, L.J.; b. Dec 28, 1905 -- d. Jul 20, 2001.  (Double with:)

SANDERS, Zora; b. Apr 11, 1910 -- d. Apr 8, 1992; married July 30, 1926

SANDERS, W.C.; b. July 25, 1887 -- d. July 25, 1914

SANDERS, Marion; b. Dec 13, 1892 -- d. July 25, 1914. Son of M.B. & M.E. Sanders

SANDERS, Cleavern; b. Feb 9, 1895 -- d. Apr 2, 1906.  Son of M.B. & M.E. Sanders

SCOTT, Sam H.; b. Nov 4, 1874 -- d. Aug 23, 1901

SCOTT, Hammond; b. Feb 22, 1837 -- d. Feb 6, 1908. PVT 27th LA Inf. CSA  (veterans  marker)

SHEARD, Benjamin; b. Feb 14, 1877 -- d. Apr 8, 1903 (buried in line with the "Shirds" next to Samuel)

SHEARD, James Thomas; b. Dec 25, 1902; d. Sept 24, 1918

SHEARD, Jimmy Louis; b. Feb 5, 1931 -- d. Feb 8, 1931

SHEARD, John Sim; 1871 -- 1922

SHEARD, Elizabeth Thompson; 1840 -- 1921

SHIRD, Bengmon; b. Sept 1, 1895 -- d. Sept 10, 1895. Son of B.S. & S.J. Shird

SHIRD, Richard; b. Aug 29, 1894 -- d. Sept 4, 1894. Son of B.S. & S.J. Shird

SHIRD, Nancy J.; b. May 19, 1875 -- d. Apr 18, 1900. Wife of B.S. Shird

SHIRD, Samuel; b. Apr 5, 1900 -- d. Sept 19, 1900. Son of B.S. & S.J. Shird

SICKLES, Elen; b. Mar 8, 1878 -- d. Jan 28, 1897. Daughter of Nancy Sickles

SPRINGSTON, H.C. (Jack); b. Jan 6, 1930 -- d. Oct 7, 1990. (Double with:)

SPRINGSTON, Star E. Dean; b. Feb 6, 1928 -- d. Aug 19, 2004. 

STANLEY, William P.; b. Jan 30, 1873 -- d. Feb 5, 1953

STANLEY, (Concrete marker, undecipherable first name) followed by 3 unidentified petrified wood markers)

STANLEY, Martha Ann. (concrete marker; buried between Lizzie and Martha MOONE)

STRINGER, Nancy E.; b. Jan 15, 1865 -- d. Feb 19, 1905 (dau. of Henry & Armittie Forbis/Forbus, and my Maternal great- grandmother.  Full name; Nancy Elizabeth Ann Forbus) 

STRINGER, John H.; b. Mar 5, 1860 -- d. Sept 7, 1943  (son of Abner D. & Almedia Stringer, and my Maternal great- grandfather)

STRINGER, Edna Alma Marshburn; b. Feb 22, 1921 -- d. Apr 30, 2003. (Married Fred Stringer in 1966, in Angelina County)

STRINGER, Baby; Born & Died -- Sept 5, 1913 (UPDATE:  See Footnote)

TEAL, Maggie; 1904 -- 1941.  Double headstone with:

TEAL, Tom; 1897 -- 1955

THOMPSON, Stephen Jr.; b. June 20, 1838 -- d. Jan 26, 1897

TOWNSEND, J.F.; Jan 15, 1900. Age 39 years

TOWNSEND, J.T.; b. Aug 19, 1885 -- d. March 28, 1917

TOWNSEND, Molley M.; 1860 -- 1935

WADE, Vera Mae; b. April 4, 1917 -- d. March 15, 2002  (FHM)

WELLS, Margratt J.; b. Mar 4, 1858 -- d. Sept 11, 1873. Daughter of Mary Wells

WILLIAMSON, Atheline O.; 1920 -- 1992.  Metal funeral home marker.

 

FOOTNOTE:   Baby STRINGER (a female infant) was the second child born to Elmer Elice (E.E.) Stringer and wife Dawn Mae Henry. E.E. was a native of Monticello, Wayne County, Kentucky. Elmer and Dawn founded and operated E.E. Stringer Funeral Home in Kirbyville, Texas. They are buried in Kirbyville City Cemetery. The infant was born alive but died within a half-hour. She was probably premature, as the birth certificate states she was "Undeveloped".