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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.59 MB
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Date taken15-Sep-18 10:40
Date modified15-Sep-18 10:40
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Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length20 mm
Focal length (35mm)30 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.6
Exposure1/160 at f/13
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ISO speedISO 200
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Cox Cemetery

Cox Cemetery

Thornton
Limestone County, Texas
31 24.516' N 96 25.294' W
Directions: Start at the intersection of FM-3371 and FM-937. Go .3 miles east on FM-3371. The cemetery is on the left (north) side of the road.

Text: Cox Cemetery Arkansas native Obediah Cox and his wife Angeline (Glover) settled in the Ferguson Prairie (Old Union) community in 1864, following his service in the Civil War. After Angeline's death, Cox wed her sister, Eliza, and they bought several tracts of land in the area, including property at this site, where Angeline was buried. Hers is the first marked burial, dating to February 1870, but family records, as well as unidentified graves, indicate the possibility of earlier interments. Grave markers indicate that military veterans, including some from the Civil War, and members of the Masonic lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star, are among those buried here. In addition to Cox, early area family names associated with the cemetery include Hastings, Herod, White, Wright, Henderson, Glover, Yarbrough, Hunter, Brown, Lewis, Roberts and Unfried. The graveyard today is maintained by a community cemetery association. Since the 1880s, area residents have held an annual memorial, which gives descendants and relatives opportunities to reunite and to celebrate families, friends, neighbors and the area's rich history.