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The stone pedestal marker in the center of this small cemetery bears the names of Clint and Thomas Payne, grandsons of Thomas and Elizabeth Nash. Their mother, Apolona Nash Payne, was the oldest Nash child. It is unknown why the children died, but infant mortality at that time was much higher than it is now. The Payne family lived about one third of a mile northwest of the Nash’s house.
Tradition holds that the children’s great uncle, William Nash, carved the marker. When the Grapevine Heritage Foundation purchased the property, the pedestal was the only marker at the cemetery. A subsurface investigation was conducted and revealed other graves and their locations. Four other adult graves were found in close proximity. It is unknown who these persons were. The rest of the Nash family is buried in the Grapevine Cemetery on Dooley Street.
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