The cemetery was established in 1870 and burials of the family
members continued to 1884.
Prior to his death in 1880 he erected a wrought iron fence around the cemetery area with an
ornate gate with the name "R.A.McCaghren" imprinted on it. In 1893 his children designated by
deed that the cemetery would be larger and dedicated 1/2 acre square for future use. There are
eight known burials in the cemetery.
Location: The cemetery is located two miles South of the
Polk County Courthouse on South
Washington Street to the entrance of Camp Cho-Yeh. The cemetery is located on a hill on
private property leased and used by the Presbyterian Church for their encampments called
"Camp Cho-Yeh". The cemetery is maintained by McCaghren descendants. Permission and
directions to the cemetery are given by the Camp Cho-Yeh Office.
Drew, Ennis, born Jul 8, 1869 died Nov 22, 1876, son of James M. & Julia Drew
Drew, Frances Almeda, born Sep 10, 1875,
died Sep 8, 1878,
daughter of James M. & Julia Drew
Drew, Elizabeth Julia McCaghren, born Mar 9,
1845, died Sep 23,1884,
married to James Montgomery Drew on Mar 29, 1866.
Mother of Gordon, Ernest, and Tom Drew.
McCaghren, Adolphus Darty "D.D.", " Dolphus",
born 1842, died 1872,
son of R. A. & Almeda McCaghren,
Private, Co. F, Reily's Regiment, 4th Texas Calvary, C.S.A.
McCaghren, Almeda Moore, born Aug 4, 1824
Elbert Co. Ga., died 1876,
married Robert A. McCaghren on Sep 23, 1841, Benton County, Ala.
McCaghren, Frances "Fannie", born 1852
daughter of R.A. & Almeda McCaghren
McCaghren, Georgianna Turner, born 1850,
married Adolphus D. McCaghren on Jul 2, 1866. Mother of Lela McCaghren Galloway
McCaghren, Robert Alcander, born Apr 18, 1821,
York Co. S.C., died May 1880,
son of Robert Darty McCaghren & Sarah Elizabeth Thompson,
Private, Co. C & D, First Regiment, 2nd Brigade, Texas State Troops, C.S.A.
There are two graves outside the McCaghren Cemetery fenced area. They
are not related to the
McCaghren Family. In 1912 the heirs of Mr & Mrs Collins created a deed for a Collins Cemetery
of 1/2 acre square to adjoin the McCaghren Cemetery. No descendants of Mr. & Mrs. Collins are
Collins, Caroline Matthews, born 1842,
died Sep 25, 1905,
married to James Madison Collins on May 22, 1861, Texas
Collins, James Madison, born Sep 23, 1842, Jones Co. Ms., died Jun 2, 1923,
Private, Co F, 7th Battalion, Mississippi Cavalry, Chalmers Brigade, Bragg's Corps, C.S.A.
(Prisoner of War)
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