Squire J and Arch Franklin Umsted

(Squire J not to be confused with Squire Jerry whose gravestone can be seen elsewhere on this site)



 Squire J (Equire) Umsted 1845 -1917

 Catherine (Mary) "Katy" Adams 1852 -1916

Buried at Walling Cemetery, Valley View, Cooke Co, Texas with shelters over their graves. See below.



 Arch Franklin Umsted 1872 - 1945

 Minerva Susan Reasor 1875 -1936

Buried Mt Zion Cem, near Collinsville, Cooke Co, Texas



Squire J and Katy's graves.



 Wagon at grave of Noah Umsted (ca 1876 - ca 1855), son of Squire J

All photos courtesy of Betty Butler, who writes: "There is also a shelter over the grave of their 9 year old son (Noah) that died. He doesn’t have a tombstone but there was a little wagon and a whip inside the shelter until a few years ago. Some one has taken them. They have been taken before but someone always brought them back. I am hoping they will eventually come back this time. I remember Daddy talking about them disappearing before Squire J died, but he 'put out word' that they had better come back, and they did. I have been told that another time, a friend of the family found the wagon in a pawn shop and brought it back. The wagon had Noah Umsted punched in the side with a nail, or at least it looked like it had been punched with a nail."


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