Contributed by: Eric Bonner Wood
Directions: Old Anglin Cemetery is roughly 2.2 miles east of Stewards Mill, Freestone County, Texas. Take Farm Road 833 east. The cemetery is located about .7 miles on dirt road on private property behind a gate. You just missed the gate if you reach Farm Road 488. (Note – the intersection of 833 and 488 is the ghost town of Bonnerville). The cemetery is on a small rise at the end of the road. The cemetery is located just north of Anglin Branch that feeds Cottonwood Creek on a parcel of land known as the “Parker Place”
Old Anglin cemetery is an African American cemetery that has a
number of poorly marked slave graves. Many of the slave “headstones”
are unmarked large pieces petrified wood. The small rise is covered
with large trees and is overgrown with thick brush. This is the
burial spot of Dr. John Bonner’s slaves and their descendents.
Note - Oak Grove Cemetery is the burial site of William Bonner’s slaves. It is located roughly 2.2 miles north of Stewards Mill near the Bonner Cemetery.
These are the graves with headstones:
|Bonner, Baby||handwritten||no dates|
|Boner, ? Ether||handwritten||no dates|
|Compton, Dan||Sept 15, 1868||Aug 26, 1918|
|Keaton, David||?||June 16, 1958|
|Keeton, Mrs. Bobbie "Bennie"||Apr 1, 1891||Jan 6, 1966|
|Keeton, Bobbie||Mar 18, 1892||Apr 24, 1981|
|Lewis, Bennie J.||July 23, 1929||Jan 2, 1968|
|Lewis, Bonnie||Apr 1, 1905||May 18, 1966|
|Lewis, Ella Davis||1865||1941|
|Lewis, March Jr.||?||1962|
|Lewis, March Sr.||1863||May 3, 1932|
|Lewis, Richard J. Jr.||Dec 25, 1935*||July 23, 1972|
|Lewis, Richard J. Sr.
Richard was Okla. – Pvt. 806 Pioneer Inf, WWI
|Dec 25, 1935*||July 6, 1947|
|Roberts, Maud M.||Apr 13, 1899||July 16, 1900|
|Washington, George||?||June 2, 1907|
* Could someone please give me the correct dates....I don't think Jr. & Sr. were both born the same date and year.