Unknown - Tyson Cemetery - Pilot Point, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 24.958 W 097° 03.998
14S E 679768 N 3699073
Quick Description: Marker for an unknown person, located in Tyson Cemetery, Pilot Point, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2013 8:07:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMH4TW
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
The marker is concrete, in the form of a rectangle, into which "Unknown" has been inscribed by hand. There are no other details to make the marker distinct, other than it sits several feet from someone who is known to us only as "H W S" from initials carved on a sandstone marker.

There is a Texas Historical Marker here, and it says:

J. P. Newton (1821-56), a settler from Tennessee, is the earliest known burial in this cemetery. Charles Hammons (1854-64) has the second oldest stone. He was a grandson of another Tennessean, Charles Lee Sullivan (1810-68), a leader in this community. This burial ground, bought 1869 by Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hammons, Sullivan's son-in-law and daughter, later was donated to the public by James R. Tyson (1829-99), father of Sullivan's daughter-in-law, Angeline Tyson Sullivan. There are 44 Sullivan graves in 1976. An active cemetery association maintains this burial ground (1976)

This cemetery isn't difficult to find, but it is slightly off the beaten path. From I-35, take the FM 3002 (Lone Oak Rd) exit and go east, approximately 5.6 miles. Turn right (south) onto FM 3442, which will eventually become Sullivan Ln. Travel about 1.4 miles. Go left (east) on Tyson Ln and travel about 0.7 miles to the cemetery, on the right.
Burial Location: Tyson Cemetery, Pilot Point, TX

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