LOCATION: Located east of
Daingerfield. From US 259 near the courthouse, travel east on Hwy 130 for 1
mile. Turn right onto CR 4108 for 1 mile and turn right again onto CR 2112.
The cemetery is on the right at .9 mile and 150 yards into the woods. This is
private property with a locked gate. Get permission before entering.
This cemetery is located in
the David T. King Survey and was owned by David King until he sold it to Levy M.
Rice. King had been clerk for Bethlehem Baptist Church of Daingerfield. Levy
M. Rice was married to Elizabeth Collom, a sister of George Collom who was among
a large group who obtained Mexican land grants in the 1820s. Collin McKinney
later moved to Fannin County. Levy Rice became the clerk for the Land
Commissioners Board of Bowie County. He may have been in the Mexican War of
1846. There are three marked graves in this cemetery and evidence of several
others. A son of Levy Rice may have been the first here.
This cemetery is known to
be predominantly white.
This cemetery was first
surveyed by Jim and Linda McCain Stansell. It was surveyed again by Roy
Broussard, Gerald Hammock and Charles Steger on Jan 28, 1999.
Thanks to David L. Rice of
Texarkana for some extra historical data on the Levi Melvin Rice family.
RICE, Levi Melvin Aug 5,
1801 Mar 14, 1881
Buncombe Co., NC; s/o Spencer; h/o Elizabeth; m Jan 29, 1829 in
Lewisville. Lafayette Co., AR; ch Charles Martin (Mar 9, 1830), Hannah
RICE Heatherly (May 13, 1832), William (Dec 5,
1935), Nathaniel Key (Oct
1837), Mary Elize (Apr 10, 1840), Henry Dill Mason (Mar 12, 1943),
Lambert V. (Oct 7, 1846) & James Carter D. (Sep 4, 1852); Rive’s
near New Boston is named after him; Capt Co F 3rd Mounted Vol TX
War Wavell’s Colony, Bowie Co., TX
It is quite possible that
all of the children listed were born in the homestead/headright in what is now
Bowie Co., TX. The boundaries for states and counties changed during the time
GIVEN NAME BIRTH DEATH
Isaac Clayton Mar 28, 1854 Aug 12, 1859
S/o Isaac & Nancy
RICE Nathan K. Oct 3,
1837 Jul 27, 1859
S/o Levy M & Elizabeth COLLOM
West Tennessee Militia, War of 1812
(These three graves are in
a row and read south to north. The first two are side by side. The McCain
grave is several feet away.)
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
May 18, 2008