Famous Interrments

Famous (or infamous) people who are resting in the cemetery.

Col. George Wythe Baylor (1832-1916)

George Wythe Baylor, Confederate military officer and Texas Ranger, the son of John Walker Baylor, was born in Fort Gibson, Cherokee Nation, on August 2, 1832. His father died before George was 10 years old. ┬áThe family moved often during his early years. In 1836 they relocated to Natchez, Mississippi. Over the next several years […]

John Salmon “RIP” Ford (1815 – 1897)

John Salmon (Rip) Ford, soldier, elected official, and newspaper editor, son of William and Harriet (Salmon) Ford, was born in Greenville District, South Carolina, on May 26, 1815. He moved to Texas in June 1836 and served in the Texas army until 1838, rising to the rank of first lieutenant under John Coffee (Jack) Hays. […]