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       The records shown here were originally published in the a 3 volume set, Coleman County Cemeteries Inscriptions, and were copied and compiled by Vena Bob Gates, Judia Terry and Ralph Terry, and were published in 1988 by Terry Studio, P. O. Box 958, Coleman, Texas 76834, and was copyrighted 1988 by Ralph Terry.  All rights are reserved, including any reproduction for profit.  Copies of the published works, Coleman County Cemeteries Inscriptions (published in 1988) can be purchased from Ralph Terry at the above address.



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ADAMS CEMETERY, COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS

       The inscriptions for Adams Cemetery were updated by Judia and Ralph Terry on August 16, 1998, and are current to that date.

       To reach the Adams Cemetery, go about one mile southwest of Burkett on State Highway 206 and turn right (west) onto a dirt road, then immediately take the dirt road to the right (north).  Continue on this road for about one and one-half miles.  Soon after crossing the Pecan Bayou and winding up the north bank, take the first dirt lane to the left and the cemetery will be a short distance on the right.

       In 1898, D. M. Adams gave 1.26 acres to be used as a cemetery to the trustees of the Burkett and Live Oak communities (Coleman County deed records - Volume 39, page 499).

       The cemetery is fenced and well-maintained in grave area.  Some of fenced area is overgrown, but probably does not contain graves.  There is a gate at the southeast corner.  Reading began in the southeast part.  Graves were read by rows, in a snake fashion, possibly separating family plots.


row 1 (reading south to north):
BURTON, C. Jane (Meadows) - Jan 1849 - (Mar 30, 1927)
BURTON, Elijah M. - June 1849 - (Mar 15, 1924)
BURTON, W. G. (William Glen) - Apr 7, 1926 - May 14, 1926 - (son of Omer & Zula (Porter) Burton)
BURTON (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN (no other names or dates - cement slab)
BURTON, Lizzie - 1875 - 1946
BURTON, Wesley - 1875 - 1951
BURTON, C. W. Shortie - 1915 - 1951

WILSON, Jackie Weldon - July 12, 1932 - May 22, 1968 - (PHOTO)
WILSON, Melvin A. - Apr 7, 1909 - Feb 20, 1974   "married Apr 13, 1928"  (CS)
WILSON, Verdie C. (Canon) - Apr 14, 1910 - Jan 31, 1987     "married Apr 13, 1928"  (CS)

row 2 (north to south):
COLVIN, Thomas H. - July 14, 1883 - Apr 7, 1946  (CS)
COLVIN, Elizabeth (Kline) - Dec 23, 1880 - Mar 14, 1961  (CS)
WILDER, Earl Victor - Mar 21, 1894 - July 26, 1966 - "Texas Cem USNR WWII"  (CS)
WILDER, Ada Colvin - Jan 16, 1906 - May 14, 1974  (CS)

CANON, Thelma V. - Sept 24, 1912 - Sept 18, 1988
CANON, Millie A. (Colvin) - Oct 27, 1872 - Apr 25, 1928 - "wife of A. J. Canon"
CANON, Andrew Jackson - Jan 8, 1872 - Feb 13, 1936

WILSON, Billie Wayne - Jan 15, 1930 - Oct 25, 1945 - (PHOTO)

HOWARD, Julious O. - July 4, 1925 - Sept 6, 1925 - "Cyntha's baby"
HOWARD, Nellie (Shilling) and baby - (1900) - Feb (5,) 1922

BURTON, Omer - 1900 - 1918

BURTON  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
BURTON  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
unknown grave - (enclosed with rocks)

SHILLING, Jane L. - May 1878 - 1905

ADAMS, Lizzie - (died) 1907 - (OD)

row 3 (south to north):
ADAMS, Tim V. - Sept 9, 1957 - Feb 19, 1977 - "son of Virgil & Evelyn"

MANNING, Doshie E. - Jan 9, 1882 - May 29, 1887 - "dau of W. J. & S. E. Manning"
MANNING, Mary - Feb 2, 1884 - Sept 20, 1884 - "dau of W. J. & S. E. Manning"

UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)

row 4 (south to north):
COLVIN, William J. - June 23, 1876 - July 12, 1955
COLVIN, Bob C.  - Dec 5 1888 - Sept 6, 1969  (CS)
COLVIN, Lela N. - Mar 15, 1887 - Apr 15, 1968  -  married July 8, 1907   (CS)

UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)

KEY, William M. - July 4, 1875 - July 26, 1959
KEY, Letha (Pinkston) - Mar 2, 1880 - Apr 25, 1934 - "wife of Wm. Key"
KEY, Elmer C. - Mar 1, 1900 - Apr 8, 1956
KEY, Anna Isabelle - Oct 6, 1904 - Mar 11, 1981

row 5 (north to south):
PERKINS, R. D. - 1931 - 1943 - "son"
PERKINS, Myrtle G. (Stratton) - Sept 2, 1908 - Dec 17, 1972  (CS)
PERKINS, Ritchie D. - July 17, 1901 - May 3, 1971  (CS)

unknown grave - (rock)

COLVIN, C. W. - Jan 13, 1880 - Oct 22, 1882
AUDAS, M. F. - Jan 19, 1867 - 1887
CANON, (no name) - 1901 - (OD)
AUDAS, M. L. (Love) - May 18, 1885 - July 2, 1904
CANON, (no name) - 1905 - (OD)
COLVIN, F. B. - Aug 18, 1845 - June 27, 1928  (CS)
COLVIN, S. F. - Aug 10, 1845 - Oct 17, 1906  (CS)

ADAMS, Sara L. - Apr 13, 1872 - Nov 3, 1895

ADAMS, J. R. - Oct 29, 1868 - Apr 17, 1933 - (WOW)
ADAMS, Mary Elizabeth (Lovell) - Nov 1, 1865 - Oct 13, 1956 - (WOW)
ADAMS, Harold H. - Sept 25, 1906 - Apr 6, 1987  (CS)
ADAMS, Lueciel (Parsons) - June 11, 1910 - Dec 22, 1983     "wed Oct 30, 1928"  (CS)

row 6 (south to north):
AYERS, Glyn L. - 1916 - 1932
AYERS, John - 1892 - 1930 - (IOOF)

PINKSTON, Dan L. - Mar 6, 1885 - Dec 25, 1915 - (IOOF) - "No. 744"

two unknown graves - (rocks)

THOMPSON, John Z. - 1848 - 1877 - "Father"

unknown grave - (rock)

FANNIN, Wm. - died Jan 23, 1877 - (OD) - "age 44 yrs"  (CS)
FANNIN, Jasper N. - died Feb 2, 1877 - (OD) - "age 18 yrs & 7 mos"  (CS)
unknown grave - (rock)

UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)

PERKINS, Emmer (Baker) - 1873 - 1931 - "Mother"
PERKINS, David T. - June 3, 1874 - July 10, 1964 - "Father"

row 7 (north to south):
BAKER, Iva L. - July 9, 1878 - May 21, 1893 - "dau of J. R. & M. E. Baker"
BAKER, Hattie L. - Mar 4, 1875 - Apr 12, 1886 - "dau of J. R. & M. E. Baker"

six unknown graves - (rocks)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)
UNKNOWN  (no other names or dates - cement slab)

JORDAN, Howel T. - died (no dates)

Jack (on curb)  (DAY, Jackie Lane - b & d Jan 5, 1939 - son of B. C. & Katie Day)
Mary  (on curb)  (DAY, Mary - b & d Sept 8, 1937 - dau of B. C. & Katie Day)
Letha (on curb)  (DAY, Letha Susan - b & d Nov 1929 - dau of B. C. & Katherine Day)

DAY, Katie (Key) - 1894 - 1946
DAY, B. C. - Aug 19, 1897 - June 7, 1975

UNKNOWN  (cement slab)  (BLEVINS, Infants - no dates)
UNKNOWN  (cement slab)  (BLEVINS, Bobby Ray (male) - Oct 10, 1952 - Nov 18, 1952 - son of Robert Lee & Annie Fay (Day) Blevins)
UNKNOWN  (cement slab)  (BLEVINS, Johnny Ray - Nov 2, 1956 - Dec 30, 1956 - son of Robert & Lillie (Jackson) Blevins)

DAVIS, Infant - Apr 8, 1933 - (OD) - "baby of H. S. Davis"

row 8 (south to north):
DAY, Rusty  (appears to be no grave)
DAY, Pat  (appears to be no grave)
DAY, B. C., Jr. - Apr 2, 1924 - (OD)  (appears to be no grave)

BLEVINS, Anna F. (Day) - July 1, 1931 - May 20, 1971
BLEVINS, Robert - 1929 - 1988 - (Davis-Morris FHM)

ADAMS, (no name) - Aug 27, 1927 - (OD) - "baby of Mr. & Mrs. A. D. Adams"

two unknown graves - (FHM & rock)

STRICKLAND, Mattie - died June 18, 1884 - (OD)

unknown graves ? - (enclosed with three foot rock fence)

four unknown grave - (rocks)

row 9 (north to south):
4 unknown graves - (rocks)

ADAMS, Francis W. - 1836 - 1887  (CS)
ADAMS, Laura M. - 1844 - 1920  (CS)

HARRIS, Ione - Oct 16, 1903 - Nov 19, 1925 - "wife of J. B. Harris - dau of J. R. & Mary Adams" - (WOW)

ADAMS, Walter Virgil - Mar 16, 1908 - Sept 22, 1978  (CS)
ADAMS, Virgie Lena (Harris) - July 11, 1909 - (OD)    "wed Feb 9, 1926"  (CS)

row 10 (south to north):
ADAMS, Betty C. (Beard) - July 1, 1939 - May 22, 1986
ADAMS, B. W. - Jan 8, 1923 - Mar 12, 1986 - (WWII)  (CS)
ADAMS, Billie Gene - Nov 7, 1922 - (OD)    "married Dec 12, 1946" (CS)

SHILLING, James Melvin - Nov 13, 1858 - Jan 8, 1949  (CS)
SHILLING, Mary Thomas - Mar 23, 1867 - Jan 31, 1927  (CS)
(SHILLING), Ula Arminta - July 8, 1893 - Jan 6, 1894

two unknown graves - (rocks)

row 11 (north to south):
unknown grave - (rock)

        The following are said, from various records, to be buried in this cemetery.  Most are taken from Coleman County death records.  Spelling is as found in the records, which could be inaccurate.  We have added the mother's maiden name in parentheses.

ALLEN, Eliza A. (Harding) - Aug 11, 1843 - Jan 31, 1931
MARTINEZ, Mrs. Angelita (Martinez) - died June 26, 1930
REYNA, Yrinirea - June 28, 1928 - Aug 27, 1928 - dau of Antonio & Francisca (Martinez) Reyna
DONALDSON, Billie Wayne - died May 5, 1933 - son of T. J. & Angie (Alexander) Donaldson
CROSS, Leona (Tabor) - Nov 18, 1881 - May 27, 1968


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