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Ironwood, Tex.

Site of Sam Houston's Grand Cane Plantation in 1840's Liberty County. The first post office was established in 1846 but in 1869 the name was changed to Ironwood and then again in 1900 to Clark. By 1990, there were only a few old buildings left and a gravel pit.

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Article from the Handbook of Texas Online: Clark, Liberty Co., TX

There is a FIELDS CEMETERY in Clark listed on Findagrave.com. Has 30 graves listed.

There also the NIXON SMITH CEMETERY listed which has 41 graves listed.
IRONWOOD TEXAS

There is a reference on one of the Death Certificates for a "Clark Colored Cemetery" but I have not located that cemetery as yet.

I have included the Concord Cemetery as being in Clark because at the time, it was part of the Clark community. Once the Clark voting precinct merged with Rye in 1948, forming the Concord precinct, the cemetery became associated with that community.

Most of the info below was taken from the Death Certificates and usually, by clicking their names, you will be taken to the Family Search Records Search site to the 7 page search results. You can locate the individual DC and click on it. These are downloadable,  just make sure you include the file extention of ".jpg" when you click to save it.

This is not an exhaustive list and some cemeteries have been named which I will continue to research. If you are familiar with these cemeteries and want to contribute your information, you will be given full credit.

Born or lived here,

died/buried elsewhere

Died in or buried here

b. Oct 1879, Grand Cane
d. Sept 5, 1933, Hitchcock, Galveston, TX
Daughter of Randolph Fields &
Lucenda Henry
Wife of Sam Mosley
Buried in the Rising Star Cem, Hitchcock

Born and Died: March 31, 1941
Livingston, Polk Co., TX
Daughter of Frank Kelly &
Myrtle Burress

Delisha Zeffer (Black)
b. about 1898, Texas
d. July 7, 1920, Houston Harris Co.
Daughter of James Garner & Susan Davis
Wife of Ernest Zeffer
Buried in Clark

b. Jan 9, 1857, Grand Cane, Liberty Co
d. Dec 30, 1944, Ennis, Ellis Co., TX
Wife of Sam Peveto
Daughter of Kasper Mitchell of
Switzerland and Sarah Ellen Williams
of Mississippi
Buried in Evergreen Cem, Orange, TX

b. March 5, 1892, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Sep 20, 1947, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Green Howard &
Mary Garner, both of Liberty Co., TX

Jack Hamilton (Black)
b. Aug 29, 1882, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. March 3, 1945, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Wade Hamilton & Easter Sanders, both of Clark
Buried in Clark

b. Dec 16, 1922, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. May 22, 1940, Sour Lake, Hardin Co.
Daughter of Maxie & Mary Simmons,
both of Clark.
Buried in the Old Grayburg Cem.

Arbran Scott (Black)
b. July 13, 1890, Texas
d. Jun 10, 1955, Cleveland, Liberty Co.
Son of Tom Scott and Jennie Goodall
Buried in the Clark Colored Cemetery
Occup: Grave Digger

Lillian Sutton Henley Wallace (White)
b. Sept 9, 1897, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Dec 23, 1968, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Bud Sutton & Mattie Fields
Buried in Isiah Field Cem, Clark

George Davis (Black)
b. Jan 14, 1880, Liberty Co.
d. March 2, 1947,  Liberty, Liberty Co.
Son of Darby Davis & Lizzie Sears.
Buried in the Bingham Cemetery, Lakeland, Liberty Co.

b. July 13, 1955, Cleveland, Liberty Co.
d. Dec 28, 1955, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Otis Lee Cruse & Josephine Comeaux
Buried in the Clark Colored Cem

William Vanor (Black)
b. Dec 7, 1893, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Sep 17, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Wesley Vanor &
Sarah Cantian, both of Liberty.
Husband of Arina "Rena" Farmer
Buried in Clark

b. Nov 2, 1929, Texas
d. Nov 15, 1963, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Hollie Griffin & Gladys Hook
Buried in the Holly Grove Cem,

b. March 12, 1914, Texas
d. Oct 28, 1944, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Son of  Tobias Fowler of Clark, TX & Dora Lackey, TX
Buried in the Concord Cem, Clark (Now Rye)

Simon Davis (Black)
b. Sep 6, 1875, Clark, Liberty Co
d. Dec 9, 1949, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Frank Davis & ?
Buried Smith Cem, Clark

b. Sept 2, 1939, Texas
d. Jan 30, 1960, Cleveland, Liberty Co.
Son of James H. Burress & Heneritta Johnson
Buried in the Holly Grove Cem

Gus Cherry (Black)
b. May 5, 1879, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. March 22, 1946, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Lathan Cherry & Nina Simmons
Buried in Clark.

James Robinson (Black)
b. Abt 1876, San Jacinto Co.
d, Sep 12, 1947, Liberty, Liberty Co
Residence: Clark
Son of Yance Robinson & ?
Buried in Clark

Joe Allen (Black)
b. Jan 20, 1877, San Jacinto Co, TX
d. Nov 9, 1953, Liberty, Liberty Co. (Residence: Clark)
Son of Smith Allen and Levi Gilliam
Buried in the Smith Field Cem, Evergreen, San Jacinto Co.

James Lyons (Black)
b. Sept 4, 1890, Liberty Co
d. July 7, 1969, Houston, Harris Co.
Son of Tom Lyons and Esther Norris

Martha Ann Patterson (Black)
b. Dec 4, 1870, TX
d. Jan 16, 1968, Clark, Liberty Co
Daughter of Hoarce Goose & ?
Buried in the Smith Cem, Clark

James Nixon Smith (White)
b. Mar 23, 1870, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Apr 14, 1959, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Residence was Clark
Son of Thomas B. Smith &
Charlotte A. Ricks
Husband of Nancy Smith
Buried Fairlawn Memorial Cem, Liberty

b. Jan 5, 1912, Texas
d. Nov 3, 1964, Cleveland, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Columbus Devore & Easter Lawrence

Jack McNulty (White)
Jackson Franklin McNulty
b. Jan 10, 1868, Rye, Liberty Co.
d. Aug 5, 1945, Liberty, Liberty Co
Residence: Clark
Son of John McNulty & Mary White
Husband of Vernell Fields
Buried in Concord Cem

Billy Howard Griffin (White)
b. Nov 2, 1929, TX
d. Nov 15, 1963, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Hollie Griffin & Gladys Hook
Buried Holly Grove Cem, Polk Co.

b. Dec 4, 1860, Crockett, TX
d. May 24, 1950, Clark, Liberty Co
Daughter of John McCarter of Ireland and Jane Laster of Tenn.
Buried in the Concord Cem

Darby Davis (Black)
b. Abt. 1861, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Apr 11, 1939, Anahuac, Chambers Co.
Son of Frank Davis & ?
Buried in the Clark

 

b. Feb 16, 1943, Liberty Co.
d. March 30, 1943, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Son of W. L. George and Luvade Fowler, of Clark
Buried in the Concord Cem

Tom Scott (Black)
b. abt 1870, Texas
d. Mar 25, 1955, Houston, Harris Co.
Son of Frank Scott & ?
Buried in Clark Cem

 

Sam Simmons (Black)
b. Sep 21, 1890, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Jan 31, 1956, Liberty, Liberty Co
Son of Armstead Simmons & Ollie Penston
Buried in the Simmons Cem

Henry Johnson (White)
b. Feb 15, 1868, MO
d. Nov 5, 1956, Clark, Liberty Co.
Buried in Concord Cem

 

b. Feb. 11, 1899 Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Apr 17, 1974, Houston, Harris Co.
Son of Frank Davis & Mattie Howard
Buried in Clark

Bill Henley (White)
b. Jul 6, 1896, TX
d. Sep 29, 1944, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Residence: Clark
Buried in Concord Cem

 

b. Apr 14, 1882, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Jun 22, 1949, Houston, Harris Co. (VA Hosp.)
Son of Jake Cannon & Elizabeth Pensen, both of Pennsylvania
Buried in Clark

Mary Alice Simmons (Black)
b. Abt 1878, TX
d. July 11, 1948, Galveston, TX
Buried in Clark

 

b. Jun 17, 1875, SC
d. March 6, 1968, Livingston, Polk Co.
Son of Pink & Elizabeth Kelly

Willie Williams (Black)
b. Feb 15, 1894, Ala
d. Apr 9, 1951, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Residence: Clark
Buried in the Smith Cem

 

Lizzie Scott (Black)
b. abt 1893, Liberty Co
d. Apr 22, 1963,  Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Jimmie Simmons & Liza Wosher
Buried in the Beef Head Cem. Clark

Rufe Smith (Black)
b. Abt 1891, Liberty, Liberty Co.
d. Nov 9, 1929, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Jack Smith of Clark & Easter Sanders.
Buried in Clark

 

b. Jan 19, 1946, Liberty, Liberty Co
d. Jan 19, 1946, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Will H. Mc Cormick of New Willard and Edna Johnson of Clark
Buried in the Concord Cem

Osborn Barnett (Black)
b. Feb 9, 1875, Magnolia Springs, Jasper Co.
d. May 20, 1957, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Residence: Clark
Buried in  Smith Cem

 

b. Apr 26, 1875, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Aug 16, 1945, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Charlie Simmons of FL & Pricilla Moore of TX
Buried in Clark

Will Brown (White)
b. 1840
d. Dec 8, 1927, Clark, Liberty Co.
Buried in Clark

 

b. June 14, 1864, Liberty Co.
d. Feb 7, 1943, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Martin Patterson & Jane Ellis
Buried in Clark

b. May 2, 1877, Bastrop Co.
d. Sept 11, 1918, Clark, Liberty Co.
Daughter of James M. Cain, GA & Puss Buxton, Liberty Co.
Buried in the Concord Cem

 

Ella Vonner (Black)
b. Jan 1, 1883, Clark, Liberty Co
d. May 28, 1968, Houston, Harris Co.
Daughter of Ed Genus & Mathilda Horse
Buried in the Nixon Cem

b. June 10, 1904, Liberty Co
d. Jan 14, 1961, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Frank Scott & Ollie Pentson
Buried in Simmons Cem, Clark

 

b. Nov 23, 1901, Clark, Liberty Co.
d. Aug 30, 1956, Clark, Liberty Co.
Son of Jack Hamilton & Alice Scott, both of Clark
Buried in the Smith Cem

b. *Oct 10, 1880 San Jacinto Co., TX
d. Feb 2, 1932, Clark, Liberty Co
Daughter of unkn Howard & ?
Wife of E. M. Blakly
Buried in Clark
*Birth date computed from age at death using Birth Date Calculator

     
     
     
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News items from the Liberty Vindicator with references to Ironwood.

 

The Liberty Vindicator, 1898
This scanned image of the article did not include the rest, which must have been on the next page

John Bush Obit, 1897

     
     

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SOURCES:

Sam Houston Research Center, Liberty, Texas
  1. Miriam Partlow, Liberty, Liberty County, and the Atascosito District (Austin: Pemberton, 1974)
  2. Selected Articles taken from The Liberty Vindicator, 1897-1899, Scanned & Complied by Ben Pickett, Liberty, TX 1996-1997

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