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Clarks Ferry Cemetery

by
Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.

 

Location: Hwy 59 south of Diboll, just north of Neches River bridge, west side.

*NOTE*
This is an Angelina County Historical site , info on it below:
Marker Text: Established by I. D. Clark in 1856, this ferry provided an important crossing
on the Neches River between Angelina and Polk counties.  When Clark died in 1859, his widow,
Ann, operated the ferry with the help of two slaves until her own death in 1863.
Ownership of the land remained in the Clark family. In 1881 W. B. Clark was issued a license
to operate the ferry. A town was platted at the ferry crossing and named Clark's Station,
also known as Miami. In 1860 a community cemetery was established north of the town.
The ferry was phased out after modern highways were built.
THIS MARKER HAS BEEN VANDELIZED and WAS NOT PRESENT AT TIME OF SURVEY.

At the time of my survey this cemetery was in bad need of restoration.
The last reported work done here was 10 years previously.  It was a mass of trees, underbrush,
poison ivy vines, thorns and litter. This made the identifying of most markers very hard,
so I apologize if all the info is not correct or complete on your loved ones.
The location, age and condition of the markers made it very hard to read.
You may view most of the markers on the tombstone photo page and see the condition of
the cemetery for yourself, be sure to look at the "cemetery view" shot .You will see there
what a volunteer has to go through to do their job :)           
There were several chunks of stone in various places, could have been grave markers
or debris I don't know. There is also a large area in the center of this cemetery that has a
concrete border around it with various names scratched into it....(Weeks was one name), I
could not decide if this was to mark an existing burial site or a burial site for the future
or what it's exact purpose was. (can be seen in photos)
If you can help to fill in any of the missing info please notify me.

 

Text & Description Photos Date Submitter
Boone, Eliza Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Clarks Ferry Cemetery View 1 Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Clarks Ferry Cemetery View 2 Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Hamby, Alvin Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Hamby, Thomas Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Hill, Beatrice C. Morris Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Jorden, J. W. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Jurden, ? Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
McCann, ? Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
McCann, Henry Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
McCann, John Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Morris, B. J. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Morris, Ellen Keen Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Morris, Louisa wife of Peter Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Morris, Peter Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Price, Mary Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Rhames, Obediah Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Roberts, T. H. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Saxon, Sarah Jane Minerva Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Smith, J. D. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Smith, Jefferson D. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Sullivan, Patrick F. & Mattie Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Unidentified Plot Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Unreadable Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Unreadable Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Wiley, Caroline Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Wiley, Emaline Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Wiley, John Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Wiley, Martha Jane Boone Rhames Smith Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.
Wiley, William H. Image Jan 2004 Debra Coursey Pitts and son D. J.

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