Sumner Cemetery, Lamar County, Texas
LOCATION: Sumner Cemetery is sometimes called Emberson Cemetery. It is in the northwest quadrant of the county. It is in Block 14 of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.
DIRECTIONS: The cemetery is located on Lamar County Road 34650. It is 9.8 miles by road from the intersection of Highway 79 and Loop 286. At the time of its recording by Ron Brothers and Roberta Woods on 11 Dec 1993 the land was on the private, property of Dr. J. R. Jackson and permission had to be obtained to enter. There is no road sign and the cemetery is one mile north of the curve of the road where the road runs north and turns to the west.
GPS COORDINATES: Not available
OLDEST KNOWN BURIAL: The oldest known grave is that of Matilda Carter Emberson who died 15 Aug 1849.
NUMBER OF GRAVES: There are 70 known graves in the cemetery. (July 2017)
SIGNS/MARKERS: There is not a sign for the cemetery.
LAST ENUMERATION: Cemetery was recorded by Ron Brothers and Roberta Woods on 11 Dec 1993.
ADD'L INFORMATION: The Sumner Branch of Craddock Creek is its eastern boundary, a stock tank or pond marks the southern boundary, and the cemetery occupies about one heavily wooded acre. Because of the undergrowth and leaf covered ground there is an undetermined number of graves with possibly as many as 50 or more graves marked by bois d'arc posts.

It is believed that a historical marker was applied for this cemetery at the same time that a historical marker was applied for in 1970 for William Monford "Buckskin" Williams who is buried here. It is known that the marker was approved for Buckskin Williams. However, Dr. DeG Hayden decided not to pursue the marker since the cemetery was in a pasture and no one would ever see it anyway.


No Photograph of the Cemetery Is Available

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