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Edwards Cemetery

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Longview, TX, USA
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     This site was used as a graveyard for settlers of this area as early as the mid-1850s. The earliest recorded burial here was that of the infant Josephine Rucker in 1855. The cemetery is named for James William Cartwright Edwards (1836-1913), who with his parents John King and Elizabeth Billings Edwards, moved to Texas from Tennessee about 1850. James acquired 1.6 acres, which included this graveyard, for use as a family cemetery in 1912. His daughter, Margie, fenced a part of the cemetery in 1956 and set up a trust fund for its upkeep before her death in 1962.

This page last updated: 7/15/2008

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