Neathery Cemetery, Lamar County, TX

Neathery Cemetery is located in the southeast quadrant of the county off Farm Market 905 near the Marvin Community. It is in Block 49 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993. In the Marvin Community, turn off 905 west onto County Road 13500; follow this 3/4 mile to a Y. Turn west on 12530 and go 1/4 mile. Cemetery is in a pasture about 200 feet from the road on the south side of the road. It is in a grove of trees and is fenced.

GPS coordinates are 33° 35' 06.34 N, 95° 29' 02.24 W.

The cemetery was recorded by Betsy Mills and Elizabeth House on March 2, 1992. There are 11 graves including the unknowns.

Records of Elizabeth Booth show this cemetery to have been recorded by Elizabeth and Tony Booth 27 March 1970. Her history of it: 'The Neathery family Cemetery located in the southeastern part of Lamar County, Texas at Old Neathery Community, located between Jennings and Marvin. The farm was owned in 1970 by the Bedford E. Booth family. Lighting struck the old colonial home (1960's) and as a result the house was completely destroyed. Only a few scattered sand bricks mark the spot where the home once stood. The small Neathery burying ground is nestled beneath the boughs of giant cedar trees standing watch over the seven marked graves. Only the unmarked bois d'arc stob recalls the persons grave it so staunchly marks. Perhaps there are other family members buried here but no visible marker designates their grave. This little family rests peacefully in the undisturbed, quiet and beautiful vine covered burying ground. The Neathery family is said to have come to Lamar County in 1838 or 1839. Samuel Houston Neathery was a Captain in the Confederate States Army. This land is part of the land grant survey issued to Robert Glass 5 Oct. 1838, by Red River Co. Land Commissioners, Certificate #306, found in Lamar County Clerks records'. According to her records there are Negro burials here also.

The oldest inscribed grave in the cemetery is that of Elizabeth Neathery, who died 24 Jul 1856. The following persons are known to be buried here: Elizabeth Neathery Aug 1810 - 24 Jul 1856, Isabella Neathery 20 Jul 1839 - 3 Jun 1859, Samuel Houston Neathery 20 Jan 1841 - 1 Sep 1937, Westley Neathery 16 Dec 1808 - 30 Nov 1890, Zurilda Adaline Ball Neathery 19 Mar 1847 - 14 Sep 1894, Franklin A. Pierce 7 Nov 1852 - 29 Oct 1860 and Jane Pierce 31 Jul 1809 - 17 Mar 1881.


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