Van Zandt County Cemeteries

Poor Farm



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POOR FARM CEMETERY

by Isabel McWhirter & Lavona Blackwell

This cemetery is in the city limits of Canton. To reach the cemetery follow State Highway 19 South, crossing Hwy 243, at top of hill take the first street Debby Drive until it merges with Denise Lane. Denise Lane deadends into Forrest Drive, the cemetery is on the left side of Forrest Drive at this intersection. Although there are no Headstones, the Court Records identifies twenty-three people by name and twenty-eight people identified only as Pauper. (Transcriber’s notes: The oldest marked grave is that of B. F. Foley d. 1 Apr, 1867. All of the graves in this cemetery list dates of deaths in the late 1800’s.)




Surname First Name Birth Death
ANDREWS CRIL UNKNOWN 1878
BERRY MALINDA UNKNOWN 1876
COLLINS LUM UNKNOWN 1897
DUNCAN JOE UNKNOWN 1896
ELLIOTT J. L. UNKNOWN 1885
EMERSON NONE UNKNOWN 1883
FLATT JOHN UNKNOWN 1885
FOLEY B. F. UNKNOWN 1867
HUFFER Mrs. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN 1874
JACKSON J. E. UNKNOWN 1880
JONES SALLIE UNKNOWN 1879
KELLY A. UNKNOWN 1878
LOVE NONE UNKNOWN 1891
MOFFETT Mr. UNKNOWN 1891
PALMER BILLIE UNKNOWN 1881
RANDLE NONE UNKNOWN 1884
SHAW CAROLINE UNKNOWN 1885
SHAW ISHAM UNKNOWN 1882
SMITH HARRISON UNKNOWN 1875
TUCKER JOHN UNKNOWN 1883
WHITE D. C. UNKNOWN 1882
WILWORTH RUBIN UNKNOWN 1887

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