Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery Historical

Kaufman Pioneer Cemetery Historical (HM1T2T)

Location: Kaufman, TX 75142 Kaufman County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 34.681', W 96° 19.129'

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(Love Family Cemetery)

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 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.
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HM NumberHM1T2T
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Year Placed1999
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 15th, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 751689 N 3607679
Decimal Degrees32.57801667, -96.31881667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 34.681', W 96° 19.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 34' 40.86" N, 96° 19' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)972, 214, 903, 469
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20-40 Oak Creek Dr, Kaufman TX 75142, US
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