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Asbury Cemetery
(Smith County, Texas)

Created 4/11/2005
Updated 9/06/2005

by Paul Ridenour email

J. C. Thompson (Jerry Charles Thompson) and his family took my wife and I along with Frank and Sharon Williamson to the Asbury Cemetery near Wright City, Texas.

Cherokees, Choctaws, and some Chickasaws are buried there.  JC is Cherokee and Choctaw.

The Indians are buried just after the main cemetery sign.

The Thompson family are Cherokee and Choctaw and the Harnage family are Cherokee.  We were unable to find the Harnage gravestone as it appears to be missing.  George William Harnage is the one that may be buried there.

Next to the Asbury Cemetery, is another cemetery called the Asbury Cemetery.  It is a black cemetery (segregation) and probably descendents of Indian slaves.

There are several Thompson graves and they are related to other families in the cemetery including the Higginbotham, Nelson, and Ritch families.


Asbury Cemetery 1934


John Robert Green


The Green Family


J. M. Green and M. E. Green


Sarah J. Thompson and Benjamin F. Thompson


Archibald Thompson, next to his wife Annie Thompson


J. T. Thompson - great grandfather of Jerry Charles Thompson (JC Thompson)


Martin Luther Thompson and Inez Fannin Thompson


Beyond the chain-linked fence is the black Asbury Cemetery


Indian Paintbrush inside the cemetery next to Anis T. Thompson


Anis T. Thompson - grandson Randy Thompson email


Dottie Ridenour, Sharon Williamson, and labor unionist Frank Williamson


Clarence A. Thompson


H. B. Thompson


M. S. Thompson, wife of Thomas Thompson


T. U. Thompson (Thomas U. Thompson)


Newton Ida Ritch, wife of J. W. Ritch


S. J. Higginbotham


Lee Nelson and Alsia Nelson