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BARTON CEMETERY, COLEMAN COUNTY, TEXAS
The Barton Family Cemetery is located to the northwest side of State Highway 283 just over the fence just south of the Home Creek bridge about seven miles south of Santa Anna. It has been called "Old Hen's Grave," as Henry Mayberry's grave is the only one having an inscribed stone. We found at least nine other graves.
M. O. Barton (1828 - ca 1864), who married Nancy Ann Washington (1834 - 1886) came to Coleman County about 1862, when M. O. filed on 160 acres of land on Home Creek. He was said to have been killed in or near Mexico and was probably buried there. M. O.'s brother, Lemuel Carroll Barton was married to a Mayberry girl, who was killed by Indians in Parker County. Lem, the Mayberry family, and Henry Maberry came to Coleman County in the late 1860's, settling also on Home Creek. The Bartons, Washingtons, and Mayberrys intermarried in years to come.
Henry Mayberry (spelling found as Mayberry and Maberry) has been claimed by the Barton family as a dowry of Nancy Ann Washington Barton and has been claimed by the Mayberry family as a former slave of theirs. I feel certain that he was part of the Mayberry family, hence his name being Mayberry, not Washington. The stone at Henry Mayberry's grave gives his birth year as 1815, but the 1870 and 1880 Coleman County censuses give his birth year as 1840. Susan Mayberry, a sister-in-law of Lem Barton was married to Earl Y. Brown. It is said that when she died in childbirth about 1868, Henry cared for her son, John. In 1870, the census shows Henry working for John Chisum as a cowboy. Earl Brown is a cattle driver working for Nelson Gordon, living next door to Nancy (Washington Barton) McDowell..no sign of a two year old boy. In 1880, Henry is listed as a servant in the household of Nancy, John and Baley Barton and Vinie Washington, with Earl Y. Brown living next door with a twelve year old son, John.
Baley Barton said that he took all the tombstones at the familly cemetery, even his Mother's and brother's, except Henry's, and used them as stepping stones. However, his Mother (Nancy Ann Barton) and brothers (John M. and William P.) are buried at Trickham, along with others of the Mayberry and Washington families. Baley and Andrew Pinkney are buried at Santa Anna. So who are the others buried here? I feel that one of them is Susan Mayberry, who is said to be buried "somewhere on Home Creek." At least four appear to be the graves of children.
MABERRY, Henry - May 1815 - Aug 29, 1920
four unknown graves - (rocks and mounds, on either side of MABERRY)
four unknown graves - (fenced - rocks - west of above)
unknown grave - (a distance north of the others)
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