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Dalby Homestead Cemetery

Lone Star

LOCATION:  This family cemetery is located on property now owned by Lone Star Steel and the site of their ore beneficiation operations.  This was located east of Highway 250 between Hughes Springs and Lone Star.  Since the cemetery was in danger of flooding, the Dalby Family petitioned Lone Star Steel in 1950 to build a wall around the three graves known to be in the cemetery.  The wall or curb was to be 12’ by 20’ and 12” above any probable water level.  After the ore operations were closed and the site leveled there is the possibility all has been lost or is now under water.  The site is inaccessible.  For further information on the Dalby Family refer to THE DALBYS OF NORTHEAST TEXAS by Norman Leonard Dalby.  Copies are available from Billy and Betty Dalby Martin of Daingerfield.  Following are the three marked graves that were in the cemetery.

Cemetery is known to be predominantly white.





DALBY, James Bullock

Ca 1802

Before 1880

S/o Knight and Ann; born in NC; moved to Titus (Morris) Co about 1849 and bought 320 acres 9 miles south of Daingerfield


Ca 1813

After 1880

W/o James Bullock; m in Bedford Co, TN; ch Hayden, Thomas, Crawford, Hollis, R Whitt, Archibald and Gordentia E “Buster”; Sarah was listed on the Morris Co census for 1880 living at the old homeplace with sons, Archibald and Gordentia

DALBY, Virgil

No Dates


Listed on the petition to Lone Star Steel as a grandson of James and Sarah Dalby.  The grandson of which son isn’t known.

This information was copied from the MORRIS COUNTY CEMETERY BOOK – SOUTHERN SECTION of 1999 which was Compiled by the Cass County Genealogical Society in cooperation with the Morris County Historical Commission.  

Janette Tigert Cook

January 20, 2007


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