Saffold Hill Cemetery, Lamar County, TX

Saffold Hill Cemetery is in the northeast quadrant of the county. It is in Block 25 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.

It is .5 miles northwest of the intersection of County Roads 42200 and 43250. It is on the private property of Jack Duncan of Pattonville, it is 500 yards due north of county road 42200 in a grove of trees. It is also about one road mile from Mt. Carmel Church or Reed's Prairie Cemetery. The name of this cemetery is not known and is close to what was once called Saffold Hill by some of the old timers on Reed's Prairie. It is assigned this name for lack of a better one until further research can be done on its origin.

When it was recorded on 19 Dec 1993 by Ron Brothers, and Butch and Betsy Mills there was a heavy leaf cover on the ground disguising any fallen markers. There were at least 20 unknown bois d'arc posts in addition to the 11 stones that were identifiable. The area probably could hold at least 100 graves. This is believed to be a Black cemetery.

The oldest inscribed grave is that of Dan Jimmerson who died in 1890. The following persons are known to be buried here: M. G. footstone, Jeff Gearon 1862 - 1 Jun 1897, Henry Hester 25 Dec 1872 - 16 May 1917, James James died 10 Apr 1920, Dan Jimerson 1881 - 1890, Nannie? Powell 1849 - 3 Jul 1927, Emley Randall (birth and death are not known), Jordan Randall died 21 Mar 1921, Henry W. Randell died 9 Aug 1925 and Minnie Sands 1892 - 1935.

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