Forbis Cemetery

Completed by

Shelby County Historical Society members

John Warner

Ann Tomlin

Kim Tubbesing Warner

Center, Texas

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To reach Forbis Cemetery take Highway 96 South toward San Augustine.  Just past Huana Creek turn right onto County Road 1024 also known as Short Road..  About 3 miles you will see Sandhill Cemetery take a left on this road for about 1 mile, you will see the fenced cemetery on the left hand side of the road in what is now a cow pasture.   The cemetery is abandoned and overgrown.

Name Birth Death Notes
- - - One paper marker with Mangum Funeral   Home,        name of person has deteriorated
Wille O. Connell June 15, 1884 July 31, 1885 Son of E. and N.E. Samford
Andrew J. Forbis - - No information
Permelia Forbis - - "Daughter" flat stone in ground.
T. J. Forbis 1863 1897 "Father gone but not forgotten"
Amos Frampkin - - No other information on head stone
Allethia Hatton Oct. 19, 1880 Nov. 1, 1890 Daughter of J.D. and L.J. Hatton
John R. Hatton Nov. 15, 1816 Oct. 11, 1900 -
Nancy Hatton April 1, 1839 Feb 10, 1910 Great great grandmother of John E. Tomlin
Thomas S. Hatton Aug. 2, 1868 Mar. 21, 1891 -
Perencia I. Holt 1856 1888
George T. Hughes March 10, 1855  Aug. 29 1873 -
Linnie T. Hughes April 14, 1882 Oct. 29, 1882 Daughter of R.L. and E.J. Hughes
Marina Hughes June 3, 1859 April --, 1864 -
Tabithy J. Hughes Feb. 18, 1867 Sept. 29, 1867 -
L. M. Mills Aug. 28, 1812 Oct. 28, 1893 Mason symbol on head stone

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished my       course, I have kept the faith."

Malisia A. Mills June 23, 1850 March 22, 1887 "wife of W.F.  Mills

"Oh tell my wife that I miss her so much she left me that night that the mist of the sea drifted over my side. And hid her in shadows; so dense and so deep. Remembering the time ever more I must weep."

William Fletcher Mills June 27, 1845 June 17, 1919 CO.A. 28 Tex Cav. CSA
Baby of E. and M. E. Samford July 27, 1883 July 27, 1883 Born and Died July 27, 1883
D. L. Samford Nov. 11, 1847 April 14, 1883 -
Sophroina C. Samford Feb. 16,1861 Oct. 4, 1865 Daughter of WA and SA Samford
William Samford

Barbara Snider Samford

Feb. 7, 1779

? 1788

June 9, 1867

March 2, 1867

William and Barbara's headstone read,                  "Married Sept. 8 1803

On back of William and Barbara Samford's         headstone were the names of their children and        years they were born  --Rebecca 1806--Elkanah 1808--Dorothy 1810--Belinda 1813-- George 1815--Simon Z. 1817--Matilda 1819--              Margeret 1821-- Pericia 1823-- Snider M. 1825  Elizibeth 1830

Asa B. Sample Dec. 23, 1918 Feb. 3, 1919 Son of W. D. & Necie Sample
Ida S. Smith 1878 1876
Mary Magdaline Weaver Feb. 11, 1807 Dec. 18, 1845 Wife of Elkahah Samford

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