Record Cemetery, Lamar County, TX

Record Cemetery no longer exists. It would be in Block 171 in the city of Paris of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.

From the records of Elizabeth Booth: "The first home of General J. C. Record was built of logs on what was then known as the old [Central] National Road. Later the log house was removed and the plantation house was erected. It was a show place with its verandas and beautiful old columns. Today this section of the National Road is known as 20th Street NE. The house was located about 500 hundred feet southeast of the intersection of 20th NE and Blake Road (east of the Christian Church). Behind the house was a pool and just east of this pool was a cemetery used to bury the slaves of General Record and those of his neighbors. Transients who camped in the area were also permitted to use the cemetery. Mr. James Sims, grandson of Mrs. W.A. Ragan, and a relative of the Record family tells that Newt Malone, a slave of General Record often told him of the old gin tannery and many interesting facts about the area and its people. He was also told there was approximately 40 slaves and several white people buried there. Three crosses marked the spot in 1977. Modern brick homes now are built near the old graveyard. The First Christian Church is on part of the Record land."

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