Red River County
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Manchester Cemetery is located about 17-1/2 miles NW of Clarksville. To reach the cemetery, go north on Hwy 37 about 10 miles to Negley, west onto FM 2118 to intersection with FM 195. The road to the cemetery is near the NE corner of the intersection and is marked. It contains about four acres and is on the Sally Reed headright survey. A deed dated 28 Sep 1869 and filed for record on 25 Mar 1871 in Book CH Vol S Page 13 conveys property on 'Sally Reed survey 18 miles northwest 57,000 Sq Vrs to Christian Union Church' from Joseph Alsobrook et ux to Manchester Cemetery. The oldest marked burial is that of Adelia Gear, a child who died 24 Sep 1869. It was surveyed on 24 and 25 January 1997 by Lawrence and Sue Dale. On one of the first 'fall' days on 17 Sep 1999 we rewalked this cemetery for quality control. We were there again on 11 Jan 2004 to get the GPS coordinates. We also did a re-walk of the cemetery adding new burials and noting marker changes. As of 31 Dec 2004 this cemetery had 410 documented burials. All information for this cemetery location/notes is from the books Burial, Cemetery and Death Records for Red River County, Texas' by Lawrence and Sue Dale, Copyright © 2005.