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Renfro Cemetery No. 1

Renfro Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas Renfro Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas

Also known as Old Renfro Cemetery

Directions

Beulah.

FM 58 south to FM 1818, turn left. Go .25 mile, turn right on Grimes Cemetery Rd, proceed 1.6 miles. ON the left is a chain gate, go .5 mile to cemetery on left

From Lufkin take Farm Road 58 south to Farm Road 1818, turn left, go one fourth of a mile, turn right on Grimes Cemetery Road, proceed one and six thenths miles. On the left is a chain gate, go one half mile to cemetery on left.

History

John Folkner Renfro, Sr. (1797-1859) and wife, Rebecca Harrison Hicks (1808-1869), moved to Texas in 1839 by wagon from Missouri. In 1840, they settled in this area, known as Renfro Prairie, where they raised ten children and were leaders in the local Methodist church. The family prospered and were helpful to new settlers adjusting to the East Texas life. At least seven members of the family of Moses Warren Spivey (1829-1904), who lived nearby on Bear Creek, share this Renfro burial ground with Berry, Davis, Kirby, Payne and Renfro families. This pioneer cemetery is honored and cared for by the Spivey-Renfro Cemetery Association. - Historical Marker Text. 

Transcriptions

Old Renfro Cemetery Transcription from the USGenWeb Archives

Renfro Cemetery  (1) Transcription from Cemeteries-of-Texas.com

Old Renfro Cemetery Graves at findagrave.com

Photos

Old Renfro Cemetery Photos from the Texas Tombstone Project

Renfro Cemetery photo from the Texas Historic Sites Atlas



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