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Lone Star in Morris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Iron Bluff Cemetery

 
 
Iron Bluff Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
1. Iron Bluff Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Livingston Skinner (1795-1874) came to this part of Texas from Georgia in the early 1840s with his wife, Hedidah "Jodie" (Hughes) (1806-1881), and their children. The Iron Bluff Cemetery began as a family cemetery at the northwest corner of their property. The first marked burial in the graveyard dates to 1853 and is that of the Skinners' daughter E.F. (Emily). They buried her sister N.E.A. (Amanda) here the following year. Other family members interred here include son William Moses Skinner (1832-1907), a Confederate veteran, and daughter Sarah Ann and her husband Joseph D. Lilly (1816-1860), who was a Texas Ranger as well as the first sheriff of Titus County.

Residents of Lone Star began using the burial ground, which once was also the site of the Iron Bluff Schoolhouse. Among those buried here are numerous veterans of the Civil War, and landowner Livingston Skinner, a veteran of the War of 1812 and the Creek Indian Wars of 1813-14, as well as veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. Iron Bluff Cemetery serves as an important link to these veterans and to generations of other area residents who played important roles in the area's history.
Historic Texas Cemetery

 
Erected 2005 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number
Iron Bluff Cemetery Marker, on left, just past cemetery entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
2. Iron Bluff Cemetery Marker, on left, just past cemetery entrance.
13788.)
 
Location. 32° 56.314′ N, 94° 42.666′ W. Marker is in Lone Star, Texas, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Industrial Boulevard (Farm to Market Road 250) and North Main Street (U.S. 259) when traveling south. Touch for map. Located within the Iron Bluff Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: East Industrial Boulevard, Lone Star TX 75668, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of Old Spearman's Ferry (approx. 2 miles away); Riley Cemetery (approx. 3.9 miles away); Tarver's Ferry (approx. 6 miles away); Morris County (approx. 6 miles away); Daingerfield, C. S. A. (approx. 6 miles away); Site of Chapel Hill College (approx. 6.7 miles away); Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.7 miles away); Site of Hussey & Logan's Mill and Gin Factory (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812War, US Civil
 
Another nearby marker noting historic significance of cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
3. Another nearby marker noting historic significance of cemetery.
First marked burial, Skinners' daughter E.F. (Emily), mentioned on marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
4. First marked burial, Skinners' daughter E.F. (Emily), mentioned on marker.
View of marker and graves in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 25, 2018
5. View of marker and graves in background.
Emily Skinner's grave can be seen just to left of right-side power pole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 6, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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