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Cress is an old family cemetery located in rural South central Titus County but it was used also for public burials. Cress, Carpenters and others are buried in the cemetery, but it has long been abandoned and is essentially lost. Reportedly, it was a large cemetery. There is no trace of any >graves except a large excavation where, most likely a body was disinterred and a broken foot stone with the initial A. M. engraved. This is presumably for A. M. Cress who, in Lynch Harper’s “Cemeteries of Titus County” states that “one monument carries this name and inscription on it:

A. M. Cress, Age 40,
Died 3-8-1882
“In my father’s house are many mansions.”
“At rest”

He also includes a list of family members believed buried here:

 

       NAME

 

           BIRTH

 

         DEATH

 

J. J. (Jake) Cress

 

 

 

1869

 

Nancy Cress

 

8-10-1810

 

9-17-1901

 

W. A.. M. Cress

 

1842

 

3-8-1882

 

Mary Jane (Jones) Cress

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Jane (Jones) Cress Culpepper

 

 

 

2-2-1925

 

R. J. Culpepper

 

8-1-1858

 

9-15-1930

 

L. J. (Lod) Cress

 

2-11-1872

 

 

 

M. A. Cress

 

 

 

 

 

I. A. Cress

 

9-14-1876

 

11-10-1918

 

Ada (Arnie?) Cress

 

1-7-1879

 

 

 

R. S. Cress

 

9-22-1880

 

8-20-1958

 

Fannie Cress

 

7-15-1875

 

9-13-1875

 

Abbie Cress

 

7-11-1882

 

 

 

J. W. Banks

 

 

 

 

 

Abbie C. Buchanan

 

 

 

5-7-1964

 

James J. Byers (Adopted son of A. M. Cress)

 

 

 

 

To reach the Cress cemetery from the Titus County court house take Madison Street south for 0.3 mile to the intersection of Ferguson Road (US 271). Turn left onto Ferguson Road for 0.1 mile to the intersection with Jefferson Street (US 271). Turn right (South) onto Jefferson Street and proceed 3.8 miles to the intersection with FM 3417. Turn right (West) onto FM 3417 for 0.2 mile to the intersection with County Road (CR) 2200 (CR SW 41). Turn left (south) onto CR 2200 for 0.6 miles. The cemetery lies on the right side (west) of CR 2200 just a few feet from the road. Coordinates 33o11.513'N 094o59.300'W


   Survey completed: February 2, 2002

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David M. Horton
Rt. 6 Box 1800
Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455
(903) 572-0156
hdavid@suddenlink.net

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