“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)

Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery

(Love Family Cemetery)

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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
1. Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  William and Nancy Kirk Love and their children were the earliest settlers near King's Fort, establishing themselves there in January 1845. Their son, Robert H. Love, is believed to have been the first person interred on this site upon his death in March 1849. When the Loves sold the land around this site in 1849 they set aside a quarter acre as a graveyard. Nancy Loved died in 1850, William Love in 1851; both are thought to be interred here in unmarked graves. Also buried here are other early Kaufman County settlers and T. J. Johnson, who is believed to have been the son of an African American couple for the Love family.

Other burials include those of J. D. Ballew, a farmer and onetime county treasurer; Ann Burge, who may have died from complications in childbirth; and Amanada Murphy Hendley, member of a prominent pioneer family. Also interred here is James S. Loroe, who first came to Texas from New Jersey in 1846 and brought his family here in 1851. Laroe's diary describing the land, wildlife and people of the area provides a valuable firsthand account of the period. His grandson Alfred Laroe was buried here, as well. Martha Jane
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
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Rayel was the daughter of an early Kaufman County sheriff.

Anna Love Campbell married James M. Carter after the death of her first husband, and research has indicated that several members of the Carter family are interred on this site. The Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery is a chronicle of Texas history.
Erected 1999 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 11990.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
Location. 32° 34.681′ N, 96° 19.129′ W. Marker is in Kaufman, Texas, in Kaufman County. Marker is on Oak Creek Drive (U.S. 175 Frontage Road) 0.1 miles north of Climbing Tree Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 23 Oak Creek Drive, Kaufman TX 75142, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Christian Church of Kaufman (approx. 0.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Church of Our Merciful Saviour (approx. ¾ mile away); Kaufman County Poor Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Kaufman (approx. 0.9 miles away); Huff-Park House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kaufman County Indigent Cemetery
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By Rheba Bybee, July 10, 2016
3. Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenslade Drug Store (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kaufman.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2016, by Rheba Bybee of Seagoville, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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