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Nus Cemetery
Limestone County, Texas

Lat: 31° 33' 25"N, Lon: 96° 43' 40"W

Contributed by Bruce Jordan, Aug 10, 2003 [bjordan@glade.net]. Total records = 9.

From Highway 164 between Mart and Groesbeck, go north on FM 339 about 1 mile until you see a large corral on the west side of the road. The cemetery is located behind the corral. The remaining markers are at the base of clumps of trees just behind the corral.

Sol Nussbaum donated land for a school, church, and cemetery thus starting the small community named after him "Nus". The cemetery originally served the communities of Nus, Kirk, and Ben Hur. There were approximately 100 graves in the cemetery.

As the Nus community declined, so did the cemetery. Inez Folly stated that Mrs. Adkinson of Ben Hur was the last person buried there in 1930. Gradually the tombstones were either knocked down or trampled by cattle and tractors. The only tombstones remaining are those which were protected by fences built around several family plots which allowed trees to grow keeping the tractors away. Today the cemetery is located behind a corral and is totally unrecognizable.

Marker present in 1950, but not found when cemetery was read in 2003 *

Linda Jordan and I read this cemetery in Apr 2003, which includes all existing headstones.

- Bruce Jordan

Bourland, James H., b. 13 Sep 1852, d. 11 Dec 1919, s/w Sallie A. Bourland
Bourland, Sallie A., b. 28 Sep 1848, d. 27 Oct 1919, s/w James H. Bourland
Cobb, J. M., b. 10 Feb 1845, d. 31 May 1897
Cobbs, A. Houston, b. 7 Mar 1853, d. 12 Mar 1923, s/w Sallie P. Cobbs
Cobbs, Jessie Bradley, b. 21 Feb 1822, d. 15 Dec 1898, age 76y 9m 24d
Cobbs, Judith Mary Ann, b. 8 Jan 1822, d. 2 Jul 1900, age 78y 5m 24d, s/w Jessie Bradley Cobbs
Cobbs, Sallie P., b. 15 Jan 1852, d. 23 Nov 1909, s/w A. Houston Cobbs
Gant, Hestermay, d. 25 Mar 1891, Dau. of H. J. & E. L. Gant *
Young, Elder Benjamin, b. 7 Sep 1814, d. 15 Aug 1898

 

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