Background: This was the cemetery for the ghost town of a Africian American
community that once was here. Couchman was the birthplace of "Blind" Lemon
Jefferson. Couchman once had a school and post office.
Directions: Take Highway 27 east of Wortham to F.M. 246. Go northeast about 3 to 4 miles to an "S" curve just west of Cedar Creek. This small cemetery is about 200 feet to the right side of the road on Rudy Miller land. There are about 12 marked graves. Five have legible tombstones.
Oldest Marked Grave: Oct 7, 1853
|Couchman, B. S.||Mar 20, 1810||Oct 7, 1853|
|Couchman, George||Aug 22, 1841||Aug 15, 1876|
dau of J. E. & M. J.
|Jan 30, 1878||Feb 12, 1879|
|Powell, Marcus B.
son of J. E. & M. J.
|Feb 6, 1880||Sept 16, 1880|
|Powell, Josephus E.||Feb 19, 1851||Feb 16, 1883|
[Many possible unmarked graves.]