Nip & Tuck
From Tatum, go southeast on Hwy 43 about 2 1/2 miles. Turn left (east)
onto FM 1716. Follow past the curve. This cemetery is on private
property and is not accessible.
I received photos today (12/15/2008) of Nip and Tuck
Cemetery from Diana. This is what I've come up with.
|The stone for
Austin, Roline (?)
died 1889 - age 65 yrs
is no longer in
|I found a Caroline Austin on the 1880 Census with husband Thomas
and children Peter, Hetta, Lueza, Jane and Alice.
|In Memory of
Laura wife of
died Nov 20, 1887
My Dear Wife
has Gone .....
|I found Charley and Laura Bates on the 1880 Census for Rusk County
with children Leola, Mary, Larany, and Daniel.
|In Memory of
Guss son of
Allic & Harriet
died May 12, 1887
Gone to be an Angel
|I found Alex Bradley on the 1880 Census for Rusk County with wife
Harriett and children Russell, Mary, Edward, Alexander and Oscar.
died June 17, 1900
age 40 yrs
[This stone belonged to
Mandy - wife of Isaiah Menefee]
|I found Isaiah Menefee on the 1880 Census for Rusk County with
wife Amanda and children William, Susan and Gustin.
died Aug 30, 1889
age 35 yrs
Gone to Rest
|There was a John and Luvinia Reese who lived close to the Bates with children Daniel,
Mary and George. (Just a suggestion, Luvinia was 22, Hanna would have been 26.)
|There is a tree carving that says
"Beware Ye of the Curse of Sarah"
I don't know how old the
There was a Sarah buried here.
An earlier catalog gave no
surname but the death date
1894 - age 75 yrs
|The only Sarah I could find on the 1880 Census in District 75 was Sarah Chapman, a
widow, with children William, Frank, Alford and July. Sarah was 58.
I don't believe this is the right Sarah.
The original survey is in the