Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
The Cemetery was recorded in the book "OUR DEAD" as the Henrietta Cemetery, but it was originally the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. It it not known how or when the name was changed. Thanks to Daurice Murphy for her
assistance.

Take Logansport Street north of Center, it becomes FM 699, just past the RR tracks turn Left onto CR 2468 go about 2 miles to a double "S" road.  The Cemetery is located behind  on the right hand side of the road.  Some grave markings are lost and unreadable.

2006

Transcribed by Ray Jackson and Leonard Irish April 3, 1999

Name Date of Birth Date of Death Notes
Samuel B. Adams 04-16-1897 12/25/1936 Texas Pfc. 360 Inf. 90 Div
Winfred T. Adams 07/26/1900 05/06/1936  
Coley F. Beckham 03/10/1895 12/20/1961 Moved to Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Mary Beckham 02/18/1894 1983 Wife of Coley F, Beckham - Moved to Oaklawn Memorial Park
Dannie Sue Fielder 10/08/1934 01/09/1935  
Preston Odell Huckabay 12-07-1909 05-09-1942 Pfc. 8 Sq. 626 WWI
George W. Matsler 12/24/1862 06/15/1956  
John W. Matsler 12/26/1911 09/15/1938  
Rebecca Matsler 03/19/1903 03/19/1928  
Robert Matsler 08-20-1895 11-07-1931 Texas Pvt. 165 Depot Brigade
Sarah J. Matsler 12-27-1871 9-18-1939 Wife of George W. Matsler

According to rumors -- there was a plague in the area in the 1930's and the persons buried here died from this plague.  At one time it was suggested that the cemetery be moved, however fears arose that the plague might return, so the idea was dropped. 

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