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THE CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY
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World War Two

For a tiny cemetery - a disproportionate number of veterans graves.

by John Troesser
South of Schulenburg on the twisting but scenic Vaslic Loop, heading east (and south) on the east side of the road one will find the worn and weathered Corinth Baptist Church with its adjoining cemetery. Scattered among the one hundred or so tombstones (159 marked graves - 55 unmarked graves) you won't have far to look before you find the grave of a veteran.

As in many cemeteries, one family has a large number of veterans - and here it is the Family Adams which sent four family members to participate in WWII.

The Green Family is second with father (Pvt) Nathan Green having served in WWI and his son (who preceeded his father in death), PFC Arthur Green, who served in WWII. All but one man served in the Army and only two neglect to mention the rank of the soldier / sailor. Military tombstones always give the rank of the deceased, while it hardly matters to the family that has to erect a stone for their lost son. Therefore we're unable to give ranks for soldier George Townsend or sailor Douglas E. Davis.

Being a Black cemetery, there was no evidence of participation in the Civil War and, of course, the all-volunteer Spanish American War, was over before most Fayette County residents knew there was one. Willie Garrison served in WWII and Korea only to be killed in Vietnam in 1967 and Specialist 5th Class Millige Adams served in both WWII and Korea.

The cemetery's earliest marked grave is that of Lucinda Rogers who died April 10, 1893. Nine of those buried in the cemetery had been slaves.

A list of the veterans with their available ranks appears below. Photos appear without captions - but the names should be readable.
World War Two
PFC August Adams
Sgt David Adams
SSgt Leroy Adams
Douglas E. Davis (Navy)
PFC Arthur Green
August Adams, WWII veteran tombstone, Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Schulenburg, Texas
August Adams
Arthur Green, WWII veteran tombstone, Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Schulenburg, Texas
Arthur Green
David Adams, WWII veteran tombstone, Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Schulenburg, Texas
David Adams
Leroy Adams, WWII veteran tombstone, Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery, Schulenburg, Texas
Leroy Adams

World War One
Pvt Joseph Brown
Pvt Nathan Green
Pvt Willie Polk
Pvt Ira Richardson
George Townsend
Cpl Henry Wiser
Pvt Edward Warren
Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery
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This page is dedicated to Norman Krischke for his exhaustive detailed work surveying and recording the history of the lost and nearly forgotten places of Fayette County.


John Troesser

October 1, 2005

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