Tate Cemetery

Listings Submitted by H.E. Huber.

Photos submitted by Jack W. James

This cemetery is located on the farm of Raymond Maness, east of Hickman Bluff Road and NW of Lavaca. Mr. Maness cleaned this cemetery and put a chain link fence around it. His Grandfather, Greenville Spencer Manes is buried here. Greenville Manes was married seven times. Raymond Manes took H. E. Huber, Dorothy (Graham) Bittle, Madge Stoiuffer and Sue Clark here on October 26, 1995. South of here in the brush is a slave cemetery. Mr. Maness stated that when he was a boy there were about twelve graves marked by rocks with just a first name and a year carved into the rock. Only one grave is visible now. He thinks that souvenir hunters pulled up the rocks and carried them away.


The sandstone slabs that cover several of these gravesites
are unique to this cemetery from any in the county.






Starting in the Northeast corner, North to South: Row 1:

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
No Name      
No Name      
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
Manes, Laura B. May 11, 1879 – Sept. 30, 1903 Woodmen Circle Memorial  
No Name   Field Stone  
Unknown Infant   Field Stone  
Manes, G. S. (Greenville Spencer Manes) Dec. 10, 1849 – July 14, 1928 At Rest (husb of Mary J. Douglass age 18. Jul 20, 1894)  
Stem, Betty (Manes) Feb. 6, 1887 – Mar. 7, 1944 (Bettie Manes age 18 m. L.H. Stem age 22 Feb 26, 1905) (L.H. Stem age 19 m. Ella Graham age 16 Nov 11, 1901)  
Stem, Larry C. July 1947 (Only date)    
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  

Row 2

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
Tapley, Sarah (C.) 1852 - 1925 (wife of Cyrus)  
Tapley, Cyrus (G.) 1852 - 1925 (Homemade Concrete Stone)  
Blankenship, ? 1903 Field Stone  
Blankenship, ? 1904 Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
Decker, Claud Nov. 27, 1901 – June 18, 1902 Son of C.A.& R. E./Mama and Papa’s darling not dead but sleeping.  
No Name   Field Stone    
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  
No Name   Field Stone  

Row 3

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
Cannon, James R. Jan. 25, 1852 – Nov. 8, 1883 Aged 31 y, 9m,& 13 d. A Precious one from us is gone, a voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled. (Broken, this tombstone is in front of a grave marked with long hewn rocks put together at a slant that looks like a gabled roof.) Husb of Lee, nephew of Margaret Tate.  
Cannon, Jimmie Robert Aug. 20, 1880 – July 30, 1882 Beneath this grave in sweet repose, Is laid a Mothers dearest pride, A flower that scarcely had waked to life, And light and beauty, and it died. (Rocks over the grave like that of James R. Cannon.)  
Cannon, Infant Dec. 15, 1876 – Dec. 25. 1876 Infant son of J. R. & L. A. Cannon (Very worn, broken stone. Grave is just like the two above.)  
Benton, J. A. Died Jan. 21, 1878 In Memory of J. A. Benton/Aged 24 yrs., 5 ms/Where immortal saints reign there we shall meet again. (Rocks over grave as above stated.)  
Nichols, James Pursley May 8, 1810 – June 15, 1870 Sacred to the Memory of James Pursley Nichols/ I have been as you are now, You must be as I am now, So prepare to greet your God in peace. (Double built up rock grave with hewn rock covering the graves) Marker Photo
Tate, Capt. Abraham Nov. 12, 1836 – Jan. 16, 1877 Comp. G. 3d Reg’t GA Cav./ Silently born away, Patiently yield to death the --- ----. Hopefully leave him in the tomb Until the Lord shall come. At bottom reads T. J. Smith, Fort Smith, AR. (a double built up rock grave same as James Nichols.) Marker Photo
Tate, Margaret Died Dec. 22, 1882 Wife of Capt. A. Tate; Aged 80 years (very worn epitaph-unreadable)  
Tate, Fannie F. Died Dec. 22, 1882 Aged 12 yrs.(Grave is like that of James Cannon.)  
Unmarked Grave   Field Stone  
Hickman, Emma July 4, 1849 - Dec. 6, 1903 (wife of George Hickman)  
Unmarked Grave   Field Stone  
Unmarked Grave   Field Stone  
Hickman, George Feb. 8, 1841 – May 9, 1905    

Row 4

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
Schuler, Infants Born June 3, 1884 (only date) Infants of A. (Albert) & M. (Mary) Schuler  
Schuler, Mary Died June 13, 1884 Wife of A. Schuler/ Aged 37y 9m 12d  

Row 5

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker Field Stone    
Vosburg, Mary Dec. 5, 1852 – Jan 25, 1923 Mother/ DS Marker Photo
Vosburg, Charles C. Jan. 18, 1882 - Jan 16, 1918 Father/ DS Marker Photo
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
C. ?, Th.? July 25, 1842 – Mar. 17, 1881 Aged 41 y, 7 m, 22 d./ A precious one from us is now gone, A voice we loved is stilled, A place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled. (Broken in 2 pieces, top is very worn, name is unreadable.)  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  

Row 6

Name Dates Notes Marker Photo
Pence, Clarence N. May 4, 1895 – Apr. 26, 1950 (son of Franklin & Mollie)  
Johnson, Rebecca A. Jan. 8, 1944 – June 29, 1945    
Pence, M. J. Died Feb. 20, 1907 Aged 80 or 86 yrs. Gone from our home but not from our hearts.  
Pence, F. E. & M. J. Born & Died Feb. 19, 1907   Budded on Earth to Bloom in Heaven.
No Marker   Double Grave from quarried rocks, possibly a third.  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  
No Marker   Field Stone  

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