Chisum Cemetery,
Paris, Lamar County, Texas



Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry



Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry



Cemetery Pic

Submitted & © by Carole Curry
State Historical Survey Committee
Burial Site Of
John S. Chisum (1824-1884)
Cattle Baron Who Moved Herds From East To West
Texas And Into New Mexico And Founded One Of The
Greatest Cattle Spreads In The West.
Coming From Tennessee To Paris 1837, Chisum Joined
S. K. Fowler In A Cattle Venture In Denton County, 1854.
During The Civil War, He Supplied Beef To Confederat
Troops West Of The Mississippi And His Cowboys Guarded
The Frontier Against Indians.
After Moving In 1864 To The Concho River, Then To
Bosque Grande On The Pecos, He Finally Located His
Spread At South Spring Near Roswell, New Mexico, 1873.
His Enormous Herds - 60,000 to 100,000 Head - Pounded
Trails Across Texas Into New Mexico, His Name And Fame
Led To Confusion With Jesse Chisholm Blazer Of Part
Of The Historic Texas - To - Kansas Cattle Trail.
Chisum's One Time Parter, Famous Cattleman Charles
Goodnight, Said That Chisum, Who Could Correctly Tally
Three Grades Of Moving Cattle At Once, Was The Best
Counter He Knew. Chisum's Distinctive "Long Rail" Brand
And "Jinglebob Ear - Notch Defied Alteration.
A Disastrous Packing House Deal And Involvement In
The 1876 "Lincoln County War," In Which Billy The Kid
And Various Cattle Factions Figured, Ultimately Led
To Chisum's Financial Ruin.
(1967)



Chisum Cemetery has only three graves that lie in this early cemetery within the city limits of Paris, the earliest burial being that of Lucinda Armstrong Chisum, who died 31 Oct 1837. It is on West Washington St. between two railroad tracks in Block 203 in the City of Paris of the Lamar County Road Map produced by American Drafting and Services revised December 1993.
The following persons are known to be buried here: Claiborne C. Chisum 22 Jun 1802 - 21 Oct 1852, John Simpson Chisum 16 Aug 1824 - 22 Dec 1884, Lucinda Armstrong Chisum 21 Oct 1804 - 31 Oct 1837.
From LOOSE LEAVES OF THE HISTORY OF LAMAR COUNTY, By Ed. H. McCuistion, Saturday, June 25, 1921: 'The Chisums... The last vestige of the old Chisum home has long since disappeared. It was located just west of the Frisco-Santa Fe round house and the old family burying ground is in the railroad yards near the round house.'

Photographed & Submitted by Carole Curry




 

LOT NO.
LAST NAME
FIRST NAME
BIRTH
DEATH
NOTES
  Chisum Claiborne C. June 22, 1797 Oct. 21, 1857 See photo
  Chisum John Simpson Aug. 16, 1824 Dec. 22, 1884 He was a charter member of
Wildey Lody No. 21.
See photo
  Chisum Lucinda Armstrong Oct. 24, 1804 Oct. 31, 1837 See photo

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